200 Calorie Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

These vegetarian recipes lean to the lighter side with 200 calories or less per serving.

Staff Picks

Vegan Tofu Tacos

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
These tacos are a healthy vegan version of the classic Mexican taco. Serve with avocado on the side, if you wish!

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Rating: 3.5 stars 10
Use that bounty of zucchini in these tasty fritters, which can make a tasty vegetarian main or can be served alongside your favorite meat. Drizzle with sour cream if desired.
By Nyusha

Simple Pan-Fried Tofu

Rating: 5 stars 9
An everyday dish from Hong Kong for those who love the taste of soy sauce. Kids will love the salty fried protein. Serve with rice or eat as a snack!

Tofu and Plantain Medley Veggie Patties

Rating: 4 stars 8
This is an amazing and dazzling array of flavors packed into a patty. It literally dances in your mouth. These are better than store-bought patties or restaurant patties any day of the week. They're not heavy and I couldn't stop eating them. I think I took them to work and ate them all myself. They'd be great in a pita or with wedge-cut wraps with yogurt. They should be moist and easy to eat, they shouldn't fight back (toughness) no matter how much you cook them. They taste out-of-sight and waiting to eat them or serve them is a killer. If you want them more 'burger like' I would suggest adding more bread crumbs.
By Victoria M.H.

Tomato Onion Koora

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
My mother used to make this curry when we were about to go on vacation or just returned from vacation and didn't have many vegetables in the house. This koora works really well with rice or with pooris.

Lentil Quiche

Rating: 4 stars 188
This is a tasty, protein-filled vegetarian meal. The recipe is really quite quick. Get the onions in, put the lentils on, then prep the rest of the ingredients. Once you've got the quiche in the oven, you've got 45 minutes of spare time!

Millet-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Millet, black beans and tomatoes are stuffed into pepper shells, and then baked in the microwave oven. These vegetarian stuffed peppers are easy to make and are also gluten free!

Zucchini Spaghetti alla Marinara

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
This is a great gluten-free, grain-free, and uncooked recipe. Add cheese of your choice, if desired.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: 4.5 stars 248
Oven roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 1278
Quick stovetop black beans and rice with canned beans, onions, and cumin.
By Allrecipes Member

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Rating: 4.5 stars 710
Gingery vegetable stir-fry with garlic, broccoli, carrots, and green beans.

Falafel with Canned Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars 18
Falafel made with canned chickpeas - just like the ones you taste in a Greek restaurant. Makes about 12 patties. Serve with hummus or tzatziki sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Green Onion Cakes
Rating: Unrated 81
An excellent and simple recipe, these will make some delicious green onion cakes that are addictive and are just as good, if not better, than the store bought ones.
Chef John's Shakshuka
Rating: Unrated 276
This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious. Be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking.
Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas
Rating: 4.5 stars 230

Flour tortillas filled with creamy Cheddar cheese, portabella mushrooms, and spinach. Cut in fours and serve with guacamole and sour cream. Enjoy!