Low-Calorie Main Dish Recipes

Lean meats, fish, beans, and rice are go-to favorites when cooking light. Browse 1,100+ trusted low-calorie main dish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley

Rating: 4.5 stars 663
VERY easy! Baked chicken seasoned with garlic, parsley, basil, tomato, and red pepper flakes. Simple dinner.

Chinese Pork Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 369
This is a great and easy way to add flavor to pork chops, and it is always a hit at family gatherings. Just take a few minutes to make the marinade and let it sit for several hours. If cooking in the oven, set at 350 degrees F and cook for 30 minutes, or until done.

Honey-Dijon Chicken With A Kick

Rating: 4 stars 66
Sweet, spicy, great for a quick weeknight dinner or for a special meal.

Portobello Mushroom Caps and Veggies

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Vegetarian steak! Delicious and fills ya up. Wonderful for company, too! Serve with rice and soy sauce.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.5 stars 406
This is one of my family's favorites. This pork recipe is always tender and juicy. Serve with additional barbeque sauce for dipping.

Spicy Basil Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 350
An authentic taste of Thailand. Served best over white rice.

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 3706
You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you'll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight.
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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.5 stars 798
These kabobs are tender, sweet, and delicious. They're easy to make and only require a few ingredients.

Mustard Crusted Tilapia

Rating: 4 stars 236
This recipe gives this mild fish a rich taste that'll wow you! Easy for anyone of any cooking level to prepare.

Chicken Breasts Pierre

Rating: 4.5 stars 2657
Chicken steeped in a sweet and savory blend of tomatoes, spices and herbs.
By Nancy

Pesto Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 196
For a simple, savory dish cook chopped onions in olive oil and ready-made pesto. Toss with hot pasta and grated Parmesan cheese, then serve up hot or cold. Either way it's deliciously easy!
By Allrecipes Member

Fluffy French Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 4516
Learn the secret ingredient that makes this the best French toast recipe.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Fast and Friendly Meatballs
Rating: Unrated 1070
"These oven-baked turkey meatballs are very kid-friendly. You can serve them with pasta and spaghetti sauce, or just eat them with ketchup." – ANASTASIAJANE
Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley
Rating: Unrated 663
"This is a FANTASTIC quick easy, healthy and flavorful dish." – Cookin’Good!
Black Beans and Rice
Rating: 4.5 stars 1267

Quick stovetop black beans and rice with canned beans, onions, and cumin.