10 High Protein Macro Friendly Recipes


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These macro-friendly food recipes are high in protein, easy to make, and seriously delicious! I focus on making recipes that are family-friendly – both husband and toddler approved! The best part about the high protein recipe is they can be altered to be dairy and/or gluten-free (if not already) just read through the blog post for details.

1. Big Mac Casserole

Big Mac Casserole in a baking dish.

Coming in at #1 is the Big Mac Casserole! This recipe went viral on Instagram not once but TWICE this year and for good reason. This meal will leave the whole family happy with it’s McDonald’s flavors in under 30 minutes. Just add a toy and you’ve got yourself a happy meal! Packed with ground beef, potatoes, and that special big mac sauce, you’ll love this big mac in a bowl.

Full recipe linked here: Big Mac Casserole

Graphic: Servings - 6, Prep Time - 10 minutes, Calories - 319

2. Lazy Enchiladas

Spatula scooping lazy enchiladas from a baking dish.

#2 are my husband’s favorite, Lazy Enchiladas! Once you try these Lazy Enchiladas you might never roll another tortilla for enchiladas again. This is one of the easiest recipes you will come across, it’s the perfect weeknight meal. It’s packed with protein, has all the flavors of beef enchiladas you know and love and one serving is only 300 calories.

Full recipe linked here: Lazy Enchiladas

Graphic: Servings - 6, Calories - 301

3. Cinnamon Roll French Toast Egg Bake

Cinnamon roll French toast egg bake in a baking dish.

#3 is the Cinnamon Roll French Toast Egg Bake. A OSM reader OG and favorite. Is it a cinnamon roll, is it french toast or is it an egg bake?? The flavors of all three dishes combined make this a winner for all. This recipe is great any time of the year but fun to serve on holiday mornings. Don’t forget the quick and easy protein frosting.

Full recipe linked here: Cinnamon Roll French Toast Egg Bake
Graphic: Servings - 6,  Calories - 299

4. Lazy Lasagna

Tomato pasta with rigatoni noodles in a pan with a dollop of ricotta cheese with fresh basil and parmesan cheese on top.

#4 Lazy Lasagna. This recipe is another OSM OG … and the name is very fitting as this is the easiest lasagna you can make. This Lasagna Pasta Skillet is jam-packed with flavor, extremely easy to make, and reheats incredibly well. It’s perfect for lunch, dinner, or meal prep. It’s family-friendly and guaranteed to impress guests. You name it, this one has you covered. Also … the macros!

Full recipe linked here: Lazy Lasagna
Graphic: Servings - 6, Calories - 451

5. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells

Philly cheesesteak stuffed shells in a baking dish.
#5 Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells. These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells will be your next family favorite recipe. This dish is loaded with ground beef, mushrooms, bell peppers, and a deliciously creamy white cheese sauce. Add additional cheese or jalapenos and really pack a punch. The best part is each serving is under 400 calories. 

Full recipe linked here: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells
Graphic: Servings - 8, Calories - 370

6. Air Fryer Blackened Chicken

Plate of blackened chicken.
#6 Air Fryer Blackened Chicken. The most versatile recipe on this site. It’s quick, easy, flavorful, and uses 100% clean ingredients. This chicken makes for the perfect meal prep (goodbye frozen chicken strips). Add it to sandwiches, crunch wraps. salad, pasta, or by itself for a quick and easy protein snack. 

Full recipe linked here: Air Fryer Blackened Chicken
Graphic: Servings - 4, Calories - 145

7. Cracked Out Tater Tot Casserole

Chicken casserole topped with tater tots and turkey bacon.

#7 Cracked Out Tater Tot Casserole. This Cracked Out Tater Tot Casserole is a combination of “crack chicken” and “tater tot hot dish.” It’s full of chicken, tater tots, and creamy ranch flavors. Topped with some crispy salty bacon and you’ve got a flavor explosion with a nice serving size. 

Full recipe linked here: Cracked Out Tater Tot Casserole
Graphic: Servings - 6, Prep Time - 20 minutes, Calories - 407

8. Air Fryer Mini Tacos

Seven crispy crunchy chicken tacos with a cilantro ricotta sauce for dipping on a sheet pan.

#8 Air Fryer Mini Tacos. This reel went viral on Instagram with almost 4 MILLION views and 30,000 shares this year. For good reason too .. these tacos are crispy and so amazing. They use minimal ingredients yet have so much flavor and paired with the ricotta cilantro crema they’re a perfect weeknight meal.  

Full recipe linked here: Air Fryer Mini Tacos
Graphic: Servings - 12, Prep Time - 20 minutes, Calories - 148

9. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Garlic parmesan chicken pasta in a skillet.
#9 Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta. This chicken breast pasta is a simple weeknight comfort food your entire family will love. Using roasted garlic gives this dish a gourmet feel while still being quick and easy for busy nights.5 star Review: “This meal definitely did not disappoint! My 1 year old daughter is picky when it comes to food and she devoured it so i knew it had to be good! Love love love this recipe!!” 

Full recipe linked here: Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
Graphic: Servings - 6, Calories - 400

10. Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken stroganoff in an Instant Pot.
#10 Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff.  Deliciously rich and easy, this instant pot recipe is going to be your winter staple. It’s made with minimal ingredients and requires zero prep work. Just simply layer everything into your instant pot and let it do the work. Top it off with greek yogurt and enjoy this easy recipe.

Full recipe linked here: Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff
Graphic: Servings - 6, Prep Time - 10 minutes, Calories - 357

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