15 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
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Hey there! It’s Hayley, with this week’s recipe roundup. And as you can see, we’re celebrating all things vegetarian today!
I’ve had veggies on the brain a lot lately. I just tend to eat more of them during the summer, craving lighter fare over heavier foods. However, us non-vegetarians tend to be kind of skeptical of traditional meat dishes being made meat-free. The biggest concern? Protein. Will we get enough of it without meat? Will we still feel full or sated after our meal? Will the dish feel like it was totally missing the main ingredient? Well with these 15 recipes, we can honestly say “yes.” Each and every one of them is completely satisfying, completely mouthwatering, and completely vegetarian.
So whether you’re a vegetarian or not, chances are you’re probably striving to fit a few more veggies into your diet. And we could all stand to eat a little more green, right?
From classic red beans and rice, to an inventive Kung Pao made with cauliflower, to a super-easy lasagna and more — there’s something for everyone to love.
And we promise, you won’t even miss the meat!
Healthy Mexican Casserole | Pinch of Yum
Polenta with Caramelized Mushrooms, Marinara + Fried Eggs and Goat Cheese | Half Baked Harvest
Rapini Noodle Bowl | A House in the Hills
Honey-Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Cooking Classy
Chickpea Shawarma with Millet | Naturally Ella
Red Beans and Rice | A Couple Cooks
10-Minute Spinach Lasagna | Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Veggie Fajita Salad | Edible Perspective
Tofu Curry Noodles with Vegetables | The Wanderlust Kitchen
Baked Green Chilaquiles with Sweet Corn + Summer Squash | The Bojon Gourmet
Kung Pao Cauliflower | Eat Good 4 Life
Vegetarian Lentil and Mushroom Meatballs | Cookie and Kate
5-Ingredient Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers | Gimme Some Oven
Sweet Potato (Vegan) Alfredo | Love & Lemons
Sofritas Tofu Burrito Bowls | Host the Toast
So helpful! I’m thinking of trying to eat vegetarian for a 30-day challenge and this list will sure come in handy!
Ali- these all look sinfully delicious, no meat required! Great post. Cheers!
Thank you Rhea!
Thanks for sharing my recipe :-)
You’re so welcome! :)
Omg these all look absolutely delicious, cannot wait to try them out! And im not even vegetarian ;)
Thanks Bell! :)
Such a great list – thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks so much Aida! :)
Wow, Ali! So much YUM! I try to cook vegetarian on weeknights (not just Meatless Monday at our house) or at least keep the meat to an accent, not the main dish. This group of recipes looks like a great addition to my arsenal of yummy veg dinner plans.
Thanks Heather! :)
Interesting collection of recipes. I found several I’d be interested in making, but I’m not sure my husband would like them. Poor guy, I’m always experimenting on him, and he generally takes it pretty well. The Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes has been in my regular rotation for quite a while, and I love it. I actually do it as a casserole instead of stuffing the sweet potatoes. Definitely recommend that recipe to everyone.
Thanks Susan! Your husband does sound like a good sport :) And I actually think I like the sound of that stuffed sweet potato recipe as a casserole even better — yummy idea!
These look amazing! I’ve been a vegetarian for 13 years now, but I’m always looking to try new recipes… so yummy!xx
Thanks Lissy! :)
I think most people have a bad impression of vegetarian meals because they think of veggie version of meat like chik’n nuggets or veggie burgers… which can be good, but don’t taste anything like what they are supposed to be replacing. I like your list because it’s not trying to be a fake meat meal, but a meal focused on lots of grains and veggies with lots of flavor. If you don’t tell them it’s vegetarian, people won’t even notice and will enjoy a tasty, healthy meal! Yay veggies! :)
Hey Ali, what an inspiring round up. After a weekend of smoked pork shoulder and pasta bolognese, I’m so ready for some delicious healthy vegetarian fare. Can’t wait to make a bunch of these! ~ Lisa
Thanks Lisa! :)
i love everything on your blog<3. i always come here for new delicious and tasty recipes for my everyday boring foods to change a little. thanks for spicing up my life! haha. keep doing this amazing work.
Thank you Maria, what a sweet compliment! We’re happy you’re a fan. :)