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: 4.5 stars 25
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: 5 stars 2447
This recipe is easy yet satisfying — with a mix of rice, beef, and sausage.

Chile Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
Delicious green chiles stuffed with cheese, dipped in a special batter and fried in canola oil.

Taco-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
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: 4.5 stars 362
This is a low-carb option for those who want all the flavor of Chinese fried rice but none of the guilt.


Rating: 4.5 stars 123
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: 4.5 stars 266
Quick, easy and healthy shrimp dinner made with zoodles instead of pasta.

Vegetable Pot Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Delicious and warm.

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.5 stars 384
Eggs poached in a simmering spicy sauce of tomato, onion, and bell pepper.

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Rating: 4.5 stars 871
Our authentic Greek spanakopita pie pairs flaky phyllo dough with spinach and feta.

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 4.5 stars 308
A tasty casserole that's baked, not fried.

Zucchini Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 2639
A lovely change from potato pancakes during summer squash season.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spaghetti Squash Casserole in the Shell
Rating: Unrated 253
"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
Rating: Unrated 249
"This recipe is delicious—it's good by itself or with pasta." – Taryn Bradley
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Rating: 4.5 stars 455

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a simple Italian dish of garlic, olive oil, parsley, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese tossed with cooked pasta.