200 Calorie Main Dish Recipes

Low-calorie main dishes can be big on flavor. These delicious main dish recipes each come in under 200 calories per serving.

Staff Picks

Marinated Tuna Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 1184
Tuna steaks are a perfect candidate for grilling, and a sweet, tangy marinade keeps them moist and flavorful.

Italian Pasta Veggie Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
This pasta salad recipe calls for a fat-free Italian dressing, your choice of veggies and some fresh ground pepper. Sound good?!
By Allrecipes Member

A Jerky Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 406
A great Jamaican style dish. A spicy blend of herbs, vinegar, and a habanero pepper make this chicken dish unforgettable. Serve with rice, yum!

Karelian Pies (Karjalanpiirakka)

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
These savory Karelian pies (karjalanpiirakka) were my favorite thing to eat in Finland. Rice porridge surrounded by a rye flour crust, baked until slightly browned. In Finland, these pastries are often eaten at breakfast or lunch. Delicious topped with ham, cheese, or just (real!) butter.
By Sara A

Mexican Chorizo

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
A mildly hot, and very delicious, Mexican sausage. Excellent for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Can be made into patties and cooked in a skillet, or stuffed into natural hog or collagen casings and grilled at your next family gathering.

Key West Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 1575
This recipe from the Florida Keys has been given to almost everyone I know. It is the best marinade for chicken, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep till you can grill! It's a great blend of flavors with honey, soy sauce, and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight for the fullest flavor.

Slow Cooker Chicken Creole

Rating: 4 stars 362
The stewed tomatoes and jalapeno pepper give this slow cooker recipe its Creole zing, along with seasoning and other veggies. This is an easy and tasty Creole chicken recipe. Just put all ingredients into the slow cooker and let it simmer all day. It's perfect over egg noodles. Add extra water and veggies to the leftovers to make a tasty afternoon soup.

Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.5 stars 1501
Crispy chicken thighs get tons of flavor from a simple homemade spice rub.

Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

Rating: 5 stars 19
This is a quick and easy shrimp kabob recipe, perfect for beginners. Requires minimal ingredients, but is bursting with flavor. Serve over a bed of rice with fresh lemon wedges.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: 4.5 stars 251
Oven roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 385
Quick and easy way to prepare homemade, flavorful fajitas for a crowd!

Inspiration and Ideas

Sloppy Joes II
Rating: Unrated 7659
"I had never made sloppy joes before and these were super easy to make and Yummmaliscious!" – DRAGONSLAYER912
Spaghetti Squash I
Rating: Unrated 2227
See how to make spaghetti “noodles” from spaghetti squash.
Black Beans and Rice
Rating: 4.5 stars 1280

Quick stovetop black beans and rice with canned beans, onions, and cumin.