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Top Vegetarian Dishes

By Gladys Wangari

September 16, 2021


Our 20 Most Popular Vegetarian Dinner Recipes! Cozy, hearty, easy and delicious! All tried and true and sure to please. #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #meatless #plantbased #healthydinners

As with any dinner, let’s get cooking! Many of the vegetarian dishes you’ll find here are simple and easy- and many are vegan adaptable! All are hearty, satisfying and delicious- meaning, your family may not even notice they are vegetarianAs with any dinner, let’s get cooking! Many of the vegetarian dishes you’ll find here are simple and easy- and many are vegan adaptable! All are hearty, satisfying and delicious- meaning, your family may not even notice they are vegetarian.

You’ll find some delicious recipes here that are both vegetarian and vegan.

Here are some of the vegetarian dishes.

1. Emerald Dal

This vegetarian alternative to Saag Paneer is packed full of spinach, so it’s especially high in nutrients and flavor. There’s something about the spices in this dish that smell amazing when they’re simmering away, very fragrant and savory.

A creamy, rich spinach dish with Indian flavors, this is ideal with naan bread, basmati rice, or anything saucy.

2. Broccoli Quinoa Cakes

These Broccoli Quinoa Cakes take about 45 minutes to make. Because they’re an easy recipe, it’s a great one for kids to help with.

Warm, satisfying, and great for everyone, these vegetarian meals have a delicious new home in your belly!

3. Butternut Risotto with Leeks and Spinach 

My go-to risotto recipe is made in the Instant Pot, which makes it super fast and easy. Plus, there’s no stirring because you can walk away! If you’re looking for a basic vegan risotto recipe, look no further than this one! I’ve included notes in the recipe for how to modify it to be gluten-free or vegan if you need to.

If you’re still eating food, consider making Butternut Risotto.

4. Eggplant Lasagna

No-boil noodles are mixed with pesto made of arugula, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Served with breadsticks.

Walnut Arugula Goat Cheese Salad is a simple but incredibly satisfying dish. This recipe is fast and easy to make, plus it’s full of nutrients, antioxidants, and essential vitamins.

5. Nasi Goreng

Nasi goreng is an Indonesian fried rice. It is loaded up with fresh veggies and can come with an egg or not. This super easy and cheap dish is best served with an extra fried egg on top, and you can keep it vegan if you want. It only takes a few minutes to make and it’s just as delicious without the meat!

Nasi goreng is a mouthwatering fried rice dish made with stir-fried fresh ingredients. It’s usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but can also be a great side dish.

6. Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce

Tuscan-Style Broccoli Sauce over Pasta – a simple vegetarian pasta recipe with a flavorful Tuscan-style Broccoli Sauce! An easy and delicious vegetarian dinner recipe that highlights beautiful broccoli!

This easy vegetarian pasta recipe is a great way to serve broccoli.

7. Roasted Chile Rellenos Recipe

The recipe below features a few small changes to the original, such as cooking the peppers and sauce ingredients on one sheet-pan instead of frying them separately. It makes for faster and easier prep!

A simple and delicious way to change up your meal routine.

8. Farmers Market Vegetarian Enchiladas

This simple bean dip recipe is perfect for parties. The bean dip is made with Mexican flavors, black beans, red bell pepper, zucchini, corn and enchilada sauce. It’s vegan and gluten-free.

Whether you’re vegetarian or not, these enchiladas are bursting with flavor and health! I highly recommend double-dipping your chips in the enchilada sauce if you like!

9. Mushroom Wellington with Rosemary and Pecans

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple because less ingredients means there are less things to make wrong. This recipe is also VEGAN!

With Thanksgiving approaching, everyone may be looking for a tasty vegan option to serve up. This is it!

Simplicity and elegance is key when preparing a special meal. A vegan meal is also very simple and elegant.

10. Indian-spiced, Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Truly one of the most delicious vegetarian recipes on the blog, with lentils, veggies and fragrant Garam Masala, topped with curry mashed potatoes.

Made from just a handful of ingredients, this recipe is easy to throw together. It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free. We love that you can cook the veggies right in the pot with the lentils! The texture of the potatoes on top is like heaven. This delicious dish is also kid-friendly, which makes it perfect for Sunday dinner! Our kids prefer hot dogs (and they’re having them tomorrow), but I know this dish will become one of our family favorites.

11. Roasted cauliflower pasta

This extremely simple and tasty fall-inspired dinner recipe is easy: just toss potatoes and walnuts in olive oil, garlic and parsley, roast them for 30 minutes at 400°F, and then top them with fresh lemon zest.

A super quick and really easy pasta recipe for those of us who don’t fancy spending hours over the stove on a Saturday evening!

12. Butternut Tamales with Flavorful Pumpkin Seed-Cilantro Sauce

This spicy soup is a flavorful vegetarian dinner, garnished over a bed of seasoned black beans and topped with pickled red onions and radishes.

It’s flavored already. The radishes are pickled, so it doesn’t need extra seasoning.

13. Butternut lasagna with mushrooms and sage

A hearty, delicious vegetarian lasagna with goat cheese is perfect for the weeknights when you want something that’s fast but still special enough to serve at your holiday table.If there’s one thing we vegans know, it’s how to put together a healthy and balanced meal. Try this delicious and mouth-watering veggie lasagna, and let me know what you think!

The perfect dish to serve at your holiday gathering, this veggie lasagna is gluten-free and full of flavor.

14. Simple Celery Soup

This easy vegan fall dinner recipe has a wholesome flavor that will warm you up. It’s a delicious, healthy meal that the whole family will love.

You will need one pound of ground beef or turkey, one cup of brown rice, one medium chopped onion, two chopped carrots, one cup of chopped celery, four cups of water and few spices.

Start by cooking your ground beef or turkey in a large pot.

15. Kyoto Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Miso, Ginger and Scallions

This vegan side dish features Kyoto-style sweet potatoes that have been roasted over a bed of onions and other veggies until the potatoes are tender and caramelized.

Once I’ve peeled the sweet potatoes, I cut them into long strips. Then I grate some ginger and cut up an onion to toss with them, along with mirin (a rice wine used here as a marinade), miso (fermented soybean paste) and sesame oil for seasoning.Once they’re done roasting, the potatoes are infused with wonderful flavor—there’s no need for sugar, butter or marshmallows.

16. Polenta lasagna with roasted red pepper sauce

Polenta lasagna is a delicious vegetarian dish that has the same hearty, filling quality of traditional lasagna. It uses polenta instead of pasta. Polenta lasagna is filled with spinach, mushrooms and ricotta, and topped with homemade sauce.

Polenta lasagna is a great way to enjoy the flavor of an Italian classic without using pasta.

17. Farrow Bowl with Kale, Figs and Goat Cheese

Looking for inspiration for your weeknight dinner? Try the Farrow Bowl with Kale, Figs and Goat Cheese drizzled with a Maple-Mustard Dressing.

This salad is very healthy, but still really delicious.

18. Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a classic Mexican dish that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner. The best part? This highly adaptable meal can be made in under 20 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights!

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal, it’s time to give chilaquiles a try.

19.Warm Lentils with Wilted Chard and Beets and crumbled goat cheese

Warm lentils with wilted chard and beets and crumbled goat cheese is a hearty, satisfying vegetarian dinner recipe that will keep you warm during the colder months. You can’t have Thanksgiving without green beans.

This veggie-rich soup is sure to satisfy your hunger without weighing you down. It’s fresh, flavorful, and filling.

20. Cornbread Casserole

This cornbread casserole recipe is an easy way to add a little extra tasty goodness to your family dinner. You can make this side dish in just 20 minutes, then have it in the oven. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare, then 20 minutes in the oven, and your tasty meal is ready to enjoy.

This cornbread casserole with fresh veggies is a quick, easy vegetarian dinner.

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