Stuffed Main Dishes

From chicken cordon bleu to zucchini boats, stuffed main dishes are just more fun. With ratings, reviews, and cooking tips, these recipes will get you started.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 2422
This recipe is easy yet satisfying — with a mix of rice, beef, and sausage.

Stuffed Shells III

Rating: 4.5 stars 1219
This recipe is a hit wherever you go. It is a very rich and cheesy meal and looks like a deep-dish pizza when done. I altered what I was originally given because I did not like cottage cheese and added other ingredients that I thought it deserved.
By Renee

Chicken Stuffed Chiles

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
You can make this as spicy and hot or as mild as you like depending on the enchilada sauce you use. We like it mild, so I use the kind in an envelope and mix it with tomato sauce and some extra chicken broth. Others might use the can sauce, or use the envelope kind but no added chicken broth, or make your own. Serve with Spanish rice and a salad to complete the meal.

Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 227
Sharkey Family recipe. This goes great served with fresh steamed broccoli and a Caesar salad.

Mushroom Melt Stuffed Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
This is my Mushroom Melt Stuffed Chicken. I made it for my girlfriend on our anniversary because every girl loves a guy that can cook, and she was very impressed.

Nat's Shrimp and Veggie Stuffed Zucchini

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
A light meal that can be served alone or as a side dish. Great for an overgrown zucchini.

Vegetable Stuffed Cannelloni

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
Delicious cannelloni stuffed with an array of vegetables, Parmesan, and ricotta cheese! Serve with a big green salad. Tasty!
By Jill

Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 468
This Bolognese filling is spicy, meaty, and creamy. If you're in a hurry you can serve it over pasta instead of filling the peppers; just omit the rice or orzo.

Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 1982
Stuffed peppers filled with a hearty ground beef and rice filling.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 1431
Cabbage leaves filled with ground beef and rice are simmered in tomato soup for this Polish-inspired favorite.
By Allrecipes Member

Stuffed Cream Cheese Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 189
A favorite appetizer — mushroom caps stuffed with cream cheese filling.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Rating: 4.5 stars 2662
Chicken cordon bleu is made easy with this quick recipe.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Cabbage Rolls
Rating: Unrated 185
"I put the cabbage in the freezer, as suggested by other reviewers, instead of boiling it. WORKED LIKE A CHARM! Great idea!" – Carolina
Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers
Rating: Unrated 468
"I've been looking for a good stuffed pepper recipe for a long time, and was overjoyed with these when I took the first bite. These were amazing!" – lilmisjaqui
Authentic Mexican Chile Rellenos
Rating: 4.5 stars 264

Tasty chile rellenos made with Anaheim chiles filled with Mexican cheese.