Vegetable Main Dish Recipes

Browse over 2,940 kitchen-approved vegetable-based main dishes from eggplant parm to vegetable stir fries. Do dinner right with a healthy dose of vegetables!

Staff Picks

Jorge's Pasta-less Eggplant Lasagna

Rating: Unrated
Roasted eggplant strips take the place of pasta strips and feta cheese takes the place of mozarella. This is a fun and delicious twist on the Italian favorite.

Chef John's Stuffed Peppers

Rating: Unrated
This recipe's roots can be traced back to the Great Depression, when farmers first began selling the unripe peppers out of necessity. Of course, we did what Americans always do when faced with a new variety of food, we stuffed meat in it.

Chile Rellenos

Rating: Unrated
Delicious green chiles stuffed with cheese, dipped in a special batter and fried in canola oil.

Taco-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Rating: Unrated
This is a fairly simple to make dish that satisfies the low-carb lifestyle. When I'm feeling the need for a taco, this dish will suffice! It was so tasty that even my 5-year-old approved it! We will definitely be making this again. Guacamole and salsa also make great toppings for these.

Cauliflower Fried 'Rice'

Rating: Unrated
This is a low-carb option for those who want all the flavor of Chinese fried rice but none of the guilt.


Rating: Unrated
This is a great way to use some of the fresh garden vegetables abundant at this time of year. Zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and tomatoes are cooked until tender, wrapped in warm tortillas, topped with cheese and baked until bubbly.

Shrimp Florentine with Zoodles

Rating: Unrated
Quick, easy and healthy shrimp dinner made with zoodles instead of pasta.

Vegetable Pot Pie

Rating: Unrated
Delicious and warm.

Brunch Potato Casserole

Rating: Unrated
This recipe was given to me, and I continue to pass it down to everyone who tries it! Aside from being so delicious, it's so versatile that I've even used it as a side dish for steak! This can be made the night before, then baked the next day -- allow 10 extra minutes of cooking time.

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Rating: Unrated
This is a wonderful-tasting egg salad sandwich that you will definitely devour. It's really good on rye.

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Rating: Unrated
A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.

Eggplant Parmesan II

Rating: Unrated
This is a no fry variation of this popular dish, and is just as delicious!

Inspiration and Ideas

Spaghetti Squash Casserole in the Shell

"I love almost any squash recipe, and this one makes a great meal all by itself. Quick, easy, and one of my favorite ways to make spaghetti squash!" – JBaudreau

Eggplant Tomato Bake

"This recipe is delicious—it's good by itself or with pasta." – Taryn Bradley

Easy Fried Eggplant

Rating: Unrated

An easy and quick way to prepare eggplant, and tasty too! I serve it with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans and bread and butter. An inexpensive meal from my childhood and still a favorite!