Low-Sodium Main Dish Recipes

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Pesto Pasta

Rating: 4.31 stars
Easy to make, but full of flavor! Good hot or cold.

Roasted Pork Loin

Rating: 4.45 stars
Succulent pork roast with fragrant garlic, rosemary and wine.

Gnocchi I

Rating: 4.29 stars
This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.

Roast Chicken with Rosemary

Rating: 4.63 stars
When I was in Vicenza, Italy at an open market downtown, I smelled this scrumptious smell of roast chicken at this stand. So I bought one of their chickens and looked what they stuffed in the cavity to make it taste so good! I also do my turkeys like this too!

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: 4.61 stars
You might've tried boiling, mashing, and even turning cauliflower into 'rice'. For a different take on cauliflower, try these oven-roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce. Serve the steaks with chimichurri sauce or topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, sliced green olives and crumbled feta cheese.

Pan-Seared Tilapia

Rating: 4.64 stars
This pan-seared tilapia dish is a delicious and easy way to prepare seafood! Great for a quick weeknight meal accompanied with fresh veggies. Try this healthy dish full of flavor and nutrition!

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.18 stars
As a college student, this is an easy recipe that requires minimum preparation work! You can season it with other spices. I do mine with cayenne powder and black pepper.

Traditional Gyro Meat

Rating: 4.06 stars
This Greek/Lebanese style meatloaf is sliced and served with pita bread, tzatziki, and tomatoes for a delicious gyro that is the closest I've come to emulating my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. The preparation time seems long, but most of it is resting time, so you can be doing other stuff! You can substitute pork or chicken for the ground lamb and beef if you prefer.

Tri Tip Roast

Rating: 4.55 stars
I came up with recipe since I couldn't find many for this cut of beef (also known as a culoutte steak or bottom round sirloin). It was very easy to make and tender.

German Hamburgers (Frikadellen)

Rating: 4.33 stars
The original hamburger, these are served like a flattened meatball with some steamed string beans and salad. I also like to use this recipe to make Swedish meatballs (but omit the paprika). My Aunt in Hamburg, Germany taught me this recipe and I've been making them ever since. Serve with steamed string beans and tossed salad. Or serve on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumbers, finely sliced deep fried onions and curry ketchup.

Southern Fried Chicken Livers

Rating: 4.68 stars
Mom made them because they are cheap, and now the convenience stores sell them in the South! You must have a fry screen -- these darn things pop and will burn you! Serve with pepper gravy or a packet of chicken gravy.


Rating: 4.38 stars
This is a vegetable dish from the Philippines that can be served as an everyday dish or when you have company. Since it also contains pork and prawns, you can eat it as a one-pot meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarine Salsa

"Loved the flavors of this salsa, it is so light and fresh and summer." – Jennifer B

Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

"This recipe is wonderful, hearty, healthy and satisfying." – Cathy

Bed and Breakfast Baked Oatmeal

Rating: 3.34 stars

I was served this item at a bed and breakfast. For a spectacular presentation, sprinkle the finished dish with brown sugar!