8 High-Protein Meals That Are Filling and Easy to Make

Gochujang Gumbo

This spicy gumbo variation has shrimp and andouille sausage. In this high-protein gumbo, gochujang (Korean chili bean paste) and red Fresno chiles bring flavor, while celery, bell pepper, and okra give heartiness.

Skillet Pork Chops and Beans

We share this one pot recipe as proof that comfortable dinners may be protein-rich. Pork chops are cooked to perfection and served with fragrant cannellini beans. Topping it with smashed, seasoned croutons adds crunch.

Buttery Shrimp With Marinated White Beans

Shrimp and white beans with garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, butter, and white wine make a 25-minute elegant supper. Serve this with a lush green salad or a nutritious grain.

Charred Broccolini With Tahini Caesar and Crispy Chickpeas

A protein-packed chickpea foundation and a creamy tahini dressing with Parmesan, garlic, and Dijon bind this salad. Top this meal with rotisserie chicken for protein, but it's not required.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This chili feels like autumn in a bowl, but you can prepare it year-round using canned pumpkin purée. This hearty recipe includes pumpkin, lean ground turkey, two cannellini beans, and lots of herbs and spices.

One Pot Italian Sausage Gnocchi Soup

Every spoonful of this soup has lean turkey sausage and potato gnocchi. Diced tomatoes and baby spinach are included, but you may add any vegetables you have in your fridge.

Baby Lamb Chops With Mixed Olive Relish and Roasted Carrots

Lamb protein is underused yet amazing. This high-protein meal has quick-cooking lamb chops, briny, vibrant, herby olive relish, and roasted carrots. Serve this dish with quinoa, wild rice, or couscous for protein.

Lemon Coriander Roasted Chicken With Leeks and Squash

This skillet dinner is perfect for entertaining yet simple enough for any night of the week. Butter, fresh cilantro, ginger, lemon zest, and ground coriander flavor the chicken.