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. 

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

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

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

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

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.

Stuffed Eggplant

Rating: 4 stars 4
In this Italian stuffed eggplant recipe, fresh breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and parsley make a simple, yet delicious filling for an “inside-out” eggplant Parmesan. Serve these stuffed eggplants as a light dinner along with a big salad.
By Jane Black

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Kale & Rice

Rating: 5 stars 12
You can vary the filling by substituting robust mustard greens or collards, or milder greens, such as spinach, escarole or Swiss chard. (Cook the greens until just tender in Step 2.)
By Marie Simmons

Turkey-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 2
We use portobello caps to make these dinner-sized stuffed mushrooms that are big on flavor without being overly rich. Rather than the traditional sausage filling, this recipe calls for lean ground turkey blended with fresh herbs and spices, topped with golden, melted fontina cheese. Add a tossed salad and a slice of crusty whole-grain bread to complete the meal.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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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.
Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini
Rating: 4.5 stars 7

Swap vegetables for noodles in this healthy lasagna-inspired recipe. Stuffing zucchini boats with chicken sausage, tomato, ricotta and herbs gives you all the flavors of lasagna without all the carbs.