Easy One-Dish Dinner Recipes for Diabetes
Green Veggie Bowl with Chicken & Lemon-Tahini Dressing
For this healthy 30-minute dinner, treat your veggies like pasta and cook until al dente, or just done. If you have a little extra time, double or triple the lemon-tahini dressing and use it to quickly dress a salad or as a sauce for steak or shrimp.
Chicken & Cornmeal Dumplings
This version of chicken and dumplings provides plenty of vegetables with 5 grams of fiber per serving. Dumplings are made with 1 part flour and 1 part cornmeal to make them standout from a traditional flour dumpling. This hearty dinner option is the perfect comfort meal.
Chicken & Spring Vegetable Tortellini Salad
Store-bought tortellini and frozen peas keep things quick in this healthy 30-minute meal. Jazzed-up bottled salad dressing helps you go even faster. Look for one with 200 mg or less of sodium and 3 g or less of sugar per serving.
Mushroom and Chicken Stroganoff
Using light dairy sour cream makes a creamy, but low fat, sauce for this quick and easy chicken dinner.
Beefy Pasta Salad
This pasta salad with beef is the perfect choice for a summertime main dish. It uses freshly cooked corn, ripe cherry tomatoes and fragrant basil and it's ready in just 30 minutes.
Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing
The creamy quick-blend dressing is just the thing to top this inspired Southwest pasta salad. Both can be made a day ahead.
No-Fry Shrimp Stir-Fry
No need to heat up the kitchen this summer! Use your microwave and a bottle of salad dressing to make this Asian-inspired shrimp and broccoli dish, served over hot cooked brown rice.
Shrimp, Bulgur, and Tomato Bowls
Topped with Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and fresh basil, this savory dish is sure to leave you satisfied.
No-Cook Black Bean Salad
A classic black bean salad is a must for picnics and potlucks. This vegan version gets its creaminess from blended avocado. Any mix of salad greens will work well, but try arugula if you want to give this hearty salad a peppery kick.
Basil-Lemon Shrimp Linguine
Basil, considered to be a royal herb in ancient Greece, provides color and flavor in this quick, diabetic-friendly seafood and pasta recipe.
Grilled Salmon Penne Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Brush some of the peppy raspberry-mustard dressing on the salmon as it cooks, and toss the rest with the salad before serving.
Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli
Light mayonnaise makes an easy sauce for the chicken and pasta. It also helps keep the fat and calories down in this recipe.
Hearty Pork-Beer Stew
With big chunks of sweet potatoes and apples in a beer broth, this main-dish stew is perfect for chilly fall evenings.
Spicy Jalapeno-Shrimp Pasta
Get dinner on the table in 30 minutes with this healthy, one-dish spicy shrimp and pasta meal.
Lemon-Sage Pork Salad with Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette
Avocado and black beans pump up the nutrients and fiber in this main-dish pork salad recipe.
Polenta Beef Stew
A richly flavored wine sauce coats seasoned beef chuck steak and vegetables in this hearty main dish recipe.
Tofu Stir-Fry with Soba Noodles
Be sure to use firm tub-style tofu for this sensational stir-fry. The pieces will hold their shape better during cooking than softer styles of tofu.
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
This creamy crowd-pleasing pasta salad features the tantalizing flavors of Buffalo chicken with a healthy dose of vegetables. Bring it to your next potluck or picnic, or whip it up for game day.
Bowl O' Red Chili
Texans have strong opinions about their chili recipes. The meat must be cubed--never ground--and beans and canned tomatoes may be served alongside--but are never stirred into the mixture!
Vegan Pad Thai with Tofu
You won't miss the scrambled eggs and fish sauce in this vegan version of the Thai favorite because the flavorful sauce hits just the right balance of sweet, spicy and umami.
Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad
Grilled flank steak is served over salad greens with sweet corn, peppers, and tomatoes, and topped with a fresh cilantro dressing.
Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
The slow cooker makes easy work of this healthy jambalaya featuring brown rice and plenty of veggies. If you don't want to make your own seasoning, just skip Step 1 and use 1 1/2 teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning in Step 2.
Mediterranean Edamame Toss
Enjoy a superfood lunch with this light and fresh soybean-and-quinoa salad.
Chicken, Potato, and Gravy Bowls
Tender potatoes and flavorful chicken are topped with a delicious gravy in this meal-in-a bowl.
Sweet Asian Pork Stir-Fry
Satisfy your craving for Asian takeout with this make-it-yourself pork stir-fry.
Thai Tuna Toss
Tuna, napa cabbage, and colorful vegetables get a sweet-and-spicy Asian-style dressing for a main-dish salad that's perfect for warm summer days.
Mexican Beef Bake with Cilantro-Lime Cream
This hearty casserole features ground beef, beans, and pasta baked in a flavorful Mexican-inspired sauce and topped with cheese and sour cream. Kids will love it!