Low-Fat Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

Browse 90+ low-fat, delicious vegetarian main dish recipes, rated and reviewed by home cooks like you.

Staff Picks

Tomato Basil Spaghettini

Rating: 4.02 stars
This pungent garlic, basil, and tomato sauce will delight the senses. The goat cheese is the perfect creamy complement to an already delightful dish!

Porcini Mushroom Pasta

Rating: 4.15 stars
Tagliatelle pasta topped with a fragrant, colorful porcini mushroom sauce which includes carrot, red bell pepper, red wine and herbs. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Black-Eyed Peas and Tortillas

Rating: 4.32 stars
Simple, rich, and mildly spicy dish of black-eyed peas served in flour tortillas.

Spicy Couscous with Dates

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a spicy couscous recipe for the winter months from far in the Arctic north!

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

Rating: 4.29 stars
This garlicky red potato and asparagus dish is easy and delicious served either hot or cold. Rosemary and thyme give it a sophisticated flavor. Try adding a little chopped red pepper, too...yum!

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rating: 4.65 stars
Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.
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Spinach, Red Lentil, and Bean Curry

Rating: 4.2 stars
A very tasty vegetarian curry that will make your tastebuds water! Serve with rice or on naan.

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie II

Rating: 4.28 stars
This was our first vegetarian recipe and has withstood the test of time, now one of our staple recipes.

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Rating: 4.38 stars
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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Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Red Lentil Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a rich and hearty lentil curry, great as a main meal rather than as a side dish like the more traditional Indian dhal. Don't let the ingredient list faze you, this really is an easy dish to make. This dish is great served with basmati rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Gnocchi I
Rating: Unrated
"Gnocchi's are my husband's favorite Italian dinner & he loved this homemade recipe!" – STACY_ANNE4
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Rating: Unrated
See how to make top-rated veggie burgers starring black beans, bell peppers, garlic, spices, and a little chili sauce for extra flavor.

Potato Dumplings

Rating: 4.33 stars

Good to use with stews or soups. When I was growing up we had these with sauerbraten. I don't know why there's always a crouton in the center, there just is.