300 Calorie Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

Browse 640+ vegetarian recipes with 300 calories or less per serving, rated & reviewed, and find a new favorite dish for your next vegetarian dinner.

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Zavioli with Spinach and Ricotta

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
A low-carb take on ravioli. Thin strips of zucchini are stuffed with a classic magro (lean) filling and pesto, topped with tomato sauce and cheese, then baked. Top with fresh hot chile peppers or pepper flakes and more Parmesan cheese.

Ta'ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Falafel, or ta'ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.

Broccoli Cauliflower Chickpea Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Broccoli Cauliflower Chickpea Bowl with a rich and creamy Tahini Lemon Sauce! This simple roasted vegetable and chickpea bowl is gluten-free, vegan, and low calorie. A super easy and satisfying meal guaranteed to keep you full for hours. Great for lunch, dinner, or snacking! Store chickpeas, vegetables, and dressing separately to retain freshness up to a week.

Paleo Teriyaki Stir-Fry Zoodles (Gluten Free)

Rating: 5 stars 36
This is a paleo-friendly, gluten-free Asian-inspired zoodle recipe. Don't worry about going back for seconds with all those veggies! This is my new go-to!

Eggplant Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This is a fun, healthy recipe to change up your Mexican meals. Bet you almost can't tell that there isn't meat! Use as substitute for meat in tacos, enchiladas, or your favorite Mexican meals. Fill taco shells with eggplant mixture and top with your favorite fixings!

Delicata Squash Burger Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Hey vegetarians! I came up with a scrumptious way to eat burgers. And this weird striped little squash. I'm not a vegetarian anymore, but I still make it often because it's so good! Serve in burgers, or by itself with a side of green salad, rice or potatoes. This also makes for a wonderful ravioli stuffing.

Simple Falafel (Chickpea Burgers)

Rating: 3 stars 5
These burgers are so easy to make and so good! The sour cream and salsa dip is the perfect addition to these. Serve patties warm with sour cream and salsa dip in a pita with fresh greens, or however you desire. The burgers themselves are vegan, just exclude the sour cream dip. Enjoy!

Aloo Gobi

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
Traditional Indian dish made of spiced cauliflower and potatoes. This dish is steamed and then fried in oil making it intentionally dry and somewhat crispy. WARNING: This dish is extremely spicy, which is the way I like it. However, if you don't like your food that spicy, feel free to cut down on the serrano pepper and/or cayenne pepper. Also, I would recommend serving this with a side of raita or plain yogurt to cool the mouth down after eating.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: 4.5 stars 243
Oven roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 1274
Quick stovetop black beans and rice with canned beans, onions, and cumin.
By Allrecipes Member

Authentic Mexican Chile Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 256
Tasty chile rellenos made with Anaheim chiles filled with Mexican cheese.

Zucchini Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 2574
These cheesy zucchini patties are an excellent way to use up that abundance of zucchini from the garden. Serve with a bit of tomato sauce or sour cream dabbed on top.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas
Rating: Unrated 233
"Simple, real tasty and quick... what more could you ask for?" – MATTHEWF335
Spaghetti Squash I
Rating: Unrated 2227
"Very good!! I absolutely loved this recipe. I've never made squash before and I found this recipe to be very easy." – MICHI IN MIAMI
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Rating: 4.5 stars 196

Easy black bean burgers for everyone! You don't need to follow the recipe or amounts exactly. I never do. Serve with your favorite burger fixings and sweet potato fries.