Stuffed vegetables are a great way to eat more vegetables, and these healthy dinner recipes explore the world beyond just peppers.
Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce
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This Mediterranean dish is simple to throw together on busy weeknights—just toss tomatoes, mushrooms, and quinoa into an eggplant half. The homemade tahini sauce elevates the flavors of the fresh vegetables. (Related: 10 Ways to Cook with Tahini That Don't Involve Hummus)
Get the recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce
Photo: Simply Quinoa
Enchilada Stuffed Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
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This stuffed mushroom recipe is a Mexican twist on stuffed vegetables. It's vegetarian, making it perfect to serve on #MeatlessMonday. At less than 250 calories per mushroom, the recipe is great if you're watching your calories or if you eat smaller meals at dinner.
Get the recipe: Enchilada Stuffed Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Photo: Sweet Peas and Saffron
Baked Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
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Just when you thought you couldn't love avocado more, someone stuffs them with shrimp. This recipe gets major bonus points for being packed with protein and healthy fats.
Get the recipe: Baked Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
Photo: Kirbie's Cravings
Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Peppers
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We couldn't do a story about stuffed vegetables without having one recipe with bell peppers. This version is a unique take on spinach dip with garlic, ricotta, Parmesan, and cherry tomatoes.
Get the recipe: Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Peppers
Photo: Lil' Luna
Baked Egg Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Topping a potato with anything and everything is an easy meal and great way to clean out the fridge. Baking an egg in a sweet potato gives a breakfast-for-dinner vibe. Top it with whatever you have on hand. We suggest cheese, avocado, and salsa.
Get the recipe: Baked Egg Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Running with Spoons
Cheesy Pesto Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
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Spaghetti squash is a common low-carb swap for pasta. This recipe gives lots of flavor in the form of pesto. The chicken, spinach, carrot, and bell pepper make this a vegetable and protein-packed meal.
Get the recipe: Cheesy Pesto Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Photo: Peas and Carrots
Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
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Whoever says vegetarian recipes can't be delicious is way wrong (and hasn't tasted these stuffed mushrooms yet). These mushrooms are stuffed with onion, zucchini, red pepper, and sun-dried tomatoes. It can be made vegetarian or vegan (just omit the cheese).
Get the recipe: Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Photo: Taste Love and Nourish
Crock Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
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Even if you're not a cabbage lover, these stuffed rolls might be good enough to convert you. Ground beef and pork, rice, and tomato sauce are rolled in cabbage leaves, then cooked in the slow cooker for eight hours. Dinner will be ready before you even walk in the door.
Get the recipe: Crock Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Photo: Sugar Apron
Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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This meal is a side dish and a main course all in one. Scoop a divot from the zucchini halves, then fill with meat, sauce, cheese, vegetables, and as many Italian seasonings as you can find. Go ahead and serve them with a big glass of red wine—you deserve it.
Get the recipe: Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Photo: From Valerie's Kitchen
Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
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Buying and eating tomatoes in the summer is a no-brainer for every meal. These ones are filled to the brim with spinach, quinoa, and pesto.
Get the recipe: Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
Photo: Stacey Homemaker