Healthy Stuffed Vegetable Recipes

Find healthy, delicious stuffed vegetable recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 12
We've taken the key ingredients of the popular caprese salad--tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil--and piled them into portobello mushroom caps to make a delicious and satisfying vegetarian main dish.
By Carolyn Casner

Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 5 stars 4
Feta cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and more flavor these Mediterranean-inspired stuffed chicken breasts. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing it in the oven ensures that this healthy baked chicken recipe cooks evenly throughout. 

Hasselback Caprese Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Using the hasselback technique (cutting crosswise slits every half-inch along the chicken breast) cooks the chicken faster and ensures you get a burst of flavorful gooey filling with each bite. This quick one-pan high-protein and veggie-packed dinner is easy to make and the whole family will love it.
By Carolyn Casner

Taco-Stuffed Zucchini

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
These stuffed zucchini boats are filled with all your favorite taco ingredients like seasoned meat, cheese and avocado. They're perfect for a a low-carb alternative on taco night or a great kid-friendly way to sneak in more vegetables.
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Rating: 5 stars 2
Looking for a clean, packable lunch for work? This healthy homemade chicken salad served inside an avocado instead of with bread is just the ticket. Plus, this recipe makes enough for ready-made lunches for the week! If you have leftover cooked chicken on hand, skip Step 1 and use about 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken in Step 2.
By Carolyn Casner

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

Rating: 3 stars 6
Though traditional stuffed cabbage recipes are made with meat, here Savoy cabbage leaves are stuffed with a combination of rice, mushrooms, onions, garlic and herbs for a healthy vegetarian stuffed cabbage recipe. The stuffed cabbage leaves gently bake in a simple tomato sauce. This easy stuffed cabbage recipe can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving.
Kathy Gunst
By Kathy Gunst

Cheese-&-Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
Here we take the elements of a vegetarian lasagna filling--ricotta, spinach and Parmesan cheese--and nestle them into roasted portobello mushroom caps. The recipe works best with very large portobello caps; if you can only find smaller ones, buy one or two extra and divide the filling among all the caps. Serve with a tossed salad and a whole-wheat dinner roll or spaghetti tossed with marinara sauce.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells

Rating: 4 stars 7
Our stuffed shells are filled with spinach, sautéed onions and part-skim ricotta and topped with prepared marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese. The shells hold and reheat well, which makes them great for entertaining.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Zucchini Parmesan

Nothing goes to waste in this twist on eggplant Parmesan, as the scooped-out zucchini flesh gets mixed into the meat sauce. Use long, straight zucchini for this dish, which are easier to hollow out for stuffing.

Turkey Enchilada Poblano Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 2
In this healthy take on a turkey enchilada recipe, we stuff everything into a roasted poblano pepper shell rather than tortillas to pack an extra serving of veggies into this meal. If you can't find poblano peppers, you can substitute green bell peppers instead.

Hasselback Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
The coolest way to make classic eggplant parm--and easier too! Use the hasselback technique to make partial cuts into the whole eggplant every 1/4 inch or so to fill up with melty cheese, flavorful sauce and crunchy breadcrumbs.
By Carolyn Casner

Stuffed Cabbage with Beef

Rating: 4 stars 1
This lightened-up version of stuffed cabbage uses lean ground beef and less sugar than the traditional recipe—but is every bit as delicious. The sauce sinks into the cabbage rolls while baking, which helps deepen the flavors.
Jasmine Smith
By Jasmine Smith
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Inspiration and Ideas

18 Vegetarian Stuffed Vegetables for a Healthy and Delicious Dinner
Try something different for dinner tonight with these stuffed vegetable recipes.
18 Low-Carb Stuffed Vegetables for a Healthy and Filling Dinner
Whether it's peppers, zucchini or portobello mushrooms, these stuffed vegetables have no more than 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
Shrimp Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 3

Hollowed-out tomatoes were the secret to elegant lunches in the '50s--and they deserve a comeback today. Look for bright red, aromatic tomatoes without any mushy spots or discolorations. You can also stuff these tomatoes with Bacony Barley Salad with Marinated Shrimp or Curried Tofu Salad.