Whether you’re new to vegetarianism, looking to include more meatless meals in your repertoire, or are simply in search of flavorful, approachable, yet impressive recipes, then this is the place for you!

From healthy dinner options, quick and easy recipes, and hearty, filling casseroles, soups, and main dish recipes, you will find more than enough to love here for every kind of dinner need. So what do you say?! Browse around or head to the section you’re looking for – and enjoy!

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Easy & Quick 30-Minute Meals

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Crispy Falafel Sliders with Herb Mayo

5 (11 ratings)
Serve the falafel on their own, over a salad, or in a slider with a delicious lemon-herb mayo for a fun dinner (perfect for game day, too!).
Ingredients: chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, spices, panko
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Wrapped mushroom gyro on tray.

15-Minute Vegetarian Gyros

5 (6 ratings)
Bursting with a flavorful, hearty mushroom filling, these gyros are a super satisfying weeknight dinner option!
Ingredients: portobello mushrooms, dried herbs and spices, pita, tzatziki, tomato, onion
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Two bowls of veggie stir fry on plates.

25-Minute Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry

4.96 (22 ratings)
Quick, easy, and flavorful, this veggie stir fry is the perfect fix for a weeknight dinner (you can even use frozen vegetables to make it even faster!).
Ingredients: stir fry sauce, onion, mushrooms, peas, carrot, bell pepper, broccoli, water chestnuts
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Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

5 (6 ratings)
Make an easy flatbread pizza for a quick weeknight dinner! This version has flavorful Mediterranean toppings, but you can find many more flatbread topping ideas here, too!
Ingredients: naan flatbread, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, olives, feta
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Vegetarian burrito bowl with black beans and mushrooms.

20-Minute Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

5 (7 ratings)
Everyone can create their own bowl with a flavorful mushroom, black bean, and corn base – add all the toppings and dig in!
Ingredients: mushrooms, black beans, spices, cilantro lime rice, lettuce, tortilla strips
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Quick Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein (Vegan Option)

4.81 (21 ratings)
This savory lo mein is saucy, loaded with veggies, and has perfectly thin, chewy noodles. It's a small batch two-serving recipe, but is easily doubled!
Ingredients: Chinese noodles, onion, garlic, carrots, red bell pepper, snow peas
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Vegetarian Sheet Pan Tacos

5 (4 ratings)
Smoky roasted poblano peppers, black beans, corn, meaty mushrooms, and all the toppings make an epic vegetarian taco! Ready in just 30 minutes all made on a sheet pan.
Ingredients: poblano peppers, mushrooms, onion, spices, black beans, corn, tortillas
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White bowl of vegetarian gnocchi with spinach and tomatoes.

One Pot Creamy Tomato Spinach Gnocchi

4.95 (101 ratings)
Impress the table with this elegant, restaurant-worthy meal! No one needs to know that it took less than 30 minutes and is all made in one pan!
Ingredients: leek, onion, garlic, tomatoes, white wine, refrigerated gnocchi, parmesan cheese, spinach, half-and-half
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15 Minute Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

4.67 (3 ratings)
Shredded jackfruit and black beans make a hearty taco filling that's ready in just 15 minutes. Top with your favorite toppings and dig in!
Ingredients: jackfruit, spices, black beans, tortillas, toppings
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Noodle stir fry in bowls.

Easy Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles

5 (2 ratings)
When you need a noodle dinner loaded with veggies but is totally comforting – this is it!
Ingredients: stir fry sauce, rice noodles, onion, carrot, broccoli, peas, bell pepper, cashews
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Hearty Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian enchiladas in pan.

Vegetarian Enchiladas with a 2-Bean Filling

5 (11 ratings)
Loaded with flavor and texture, these enchiladas are sure to be a huge hit around the dinner table!
Ingredients: red enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, pinto beans, black beans, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, corn tortillas, toppings
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Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice

5 (2 ratings)
Hearty. loaded with protein, and totally comforting, this soulful dinner comes together easily in the Instant Pot and can be made vegan, too.
Ingredients: onion, bell peppers, spices, tomato paste, kidney beans, veggie stock, basmati rice
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Curried Chickpea Burgers

5 (3 ratings)
Serve these super flavorful burgers with a quick cilantro yogurt sauce and lots of crunchy veggie toppings for a filling, hearty dinner or BBQ!
Ingredients: chickpeas, brown rice, garlic, ginger, carrots, yogurt, turmeric, curry powder, cumin, panko
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Vegetarian Herb Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

5 (2 ratings)
Mushroom caps filled with a savory herb stuffing, kale, and a delicious dose of gruyere cheese. They're filling, hearty, and full of flavor.
Ingredients: portobello mushroom caps, onion, celery, garlic, kale, sage, gruyere cheese, sourdough bread
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Vegetarian Tater Tot Hotdish (Casserole)

5 (32 ratings)
This comforting midwest casserole has a super creamy, veggie-loaded filling, topped with a layer of cheese and golden, crispy tater tots.
Ingredients: onion, celery, carrot, garlic, corn, peas, parsley, homemade condensed mushroom soup, cheese, tater tots
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Spring Vegetable Risotto

5 (6 ratings)
Creamy, rich, and loaded with veggies! This recipe is one of several risotto recipes on FITK …all are definitely weekend-night-worthy meatless meals!
Ingredients: vegetable stock, onion, arborio rice, white wine, asparagus, zucchini, squash, peas, parmesan, butter
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Vegetarian Meatballs made with Chickpeas and Mushrooms

5 (33 ratings)
The best vegetarian meatballs! With excellent texture and all the umami-ness you need, they have the classic meatball taste without the meat!
Ingredients: onion, garlic, mushrooms, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, panko, eggs
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Healthy Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie | Fork in the Kitchen

Healthy Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

5 (4 ratings)
Comfort that doesn't sacrifice flavor! This version of shepherd's pie is nutritious and satisfying with a hearty lentil filling and a cauliflower mash topping.
Ingredients: lentils, celery, carrots, red wine, herbs, peas, corn, onion, cauliflower
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vegetarian ramens with soft boiled egg, bok choy, and bean sprouts

Savory Vegetarian Ramen

5 (3 ratings)
Cozy up with a warm, comforting, savory bowl of vegetarian ramen infused with mushrooms, miso, and loaded with toppings. A delicious dinner for two, easy and quick enough to make on a weeknight!
Ingredients: eggs, ramen noodles, garlic and ginger, dried mushrooms, mirin, miso, bok choy
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Vegan Carrot Dogs

5 (5 ratings)
It's true! Turn a whole carrot into a hot dog substitute with a savory, smoky marinade.
Ingredients: soy sauce, rice vinegar, liquid smoke, garlic, ginger, white pepper, onion powder, sesame oil, carrots
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Individual Vegetarian Pot Pies

4.72 (7 ratings)
An easy-to-make pot pie filling – using frozen vegetables – topped with flaky puff pastry and baked in ramekins for individual servings.
Ingredients: onion, mushrooms, potatoes, garlic, fresh herbs, frozen mixed veggies, puff pastry
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Bowl of vegetarian bean chili with spoon and toppings.

Hearty Vegetarian Bean Chili with Tomato Soup

5 (7 ratings)
A spicy chili loaded with black beans, kidney beans, and a base of creamy tomato soup. Easy to make on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot!
Ingredients: onion, jalapeno, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, kidney and black beans, diced tomatoes, creamy tomato soup
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Caramelized Onion and Sweet Potato Pizza | Fork in the Kitchen

Caramelized Onion and Sweet Potato Pizza

This pizza is at an all-time savory level, with a hint of sweet with caramelized onions, sweet potatoes, thyme, lots of gruyere cheese, and a top of arugula and balsamic vinegar reduction!
Ingredients: pizza crust, onion, garlic, thyme, sweet potato, gruyere, arugula, balsamic vinegar
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Meatless Pasta Recipes

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30-Minute Spinach and Mushroom Pasta in a Light Cream Sauce

5 (2 ratings)
Easy and luxurious, packed with hearty mushrooms and nutritious spinach, this pasta dinner is going to be a hit!
Ingredients: mushrooms, spinach, vegetable stock, parmesan cheese, half and half
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Homemade Vegetarian Lasagna with Spinach Ricotta

5 (23 ratings)
This is the best vegetarian lasagna around – with cheesy ricotta and spinach layers, tomato sauce, and more cheese. Use fresh pasta sheets for the ultimate dinner!
Ingredients: lasagna sheets, shallot, garlic, spinach, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, egg, tomato sauce
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Bowl of creamy red wine spaghetti with serving spoons.

Creamy Red Wine Spaghetti

5 (11 ratings)
Rich wine-flavored pasta tossed with butter and parmesan to create a creamy red wine sauce and pine nuts. A quick weeknight dinner or romantic date-night-in!
Ingredients: spaghetti, olive oil, garlic, red wine, butter, parmesan, pine nuts, basil
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5 Ingredient Blistered Tomato Pasta | Fork in the Kitchen

5 Ingredient Blistered Tomato Pasta

5 (4 ratings)
A light, easy-to-make pasta dinner for two, ready in just 15 minutes!
Ingredients: orecchiette pasta, butter, olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, pasta water
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One-Pot Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

5 (9 ratings)
Creamy, cozy, and easy to make in less than 30 minutes!
Ingredients: sage and thyme, white wine, vegetable stock, rigatoni pasta, pumpkin puree, onion, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger
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Cheesy Stuffed Shells with Butternut Squash Sauce and Crispy Sage

5 (8 ratings)
This vegetarian dinner is filling and full of flavor, with a homemade butternut squash sauce and jumbo shells filled with a hearty ricotta and spinach mixture.
Ingredients: jumbo shells, butternut squash, ricotta, spinach, sage, mozzarella, parmesan, spices and herbs
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White Wine Macaroni and Cheese

4.95 (18 ratings)
When you just need mac and cheese for dinner but want it to be elevated, elegant, and made with your favorite drink.
Ingredients: macaroni, white wine, cream, thyme, taleggio, Monterey jack cheese, parmesan, panko
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Cheesy Vegetarian Baked Spaghetti

4.59 (17 ratings)
Extra cheesy with both mozzarella and ricotta cheese and no boiling of the noodles required, makes this a super easy, one-pan dinner recipe the whole family will love!
Ingredients: spaghetti, crushed tomatoes, vegetable stock, dried herbs, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella
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Creamy Romesco Sauce Pasta with Burrata

5 (5 ratings)
Bucatini noodles tossed with rich, spicy, and bold romesco sauce – topped off with creamy burrata – the combination is outta this world!
Ingredients: romesco sauce, bucatini noodles (or spaghetti), butter, burrata
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One-Pot Parmesan Orzo with Broccoli

4.90 (29 ratings)
A quick, 20-minute weeknight dinner that's bright and flavorful!
Ingredients: orzo, panko, parmesan, onion, garlic, lemon, broccoli
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Fettuccine Alfredo for Two

5 (16 ratings)
A quick 20-minute dinner that's elegant for the coziest of weeknight dinners! Serve this creamy pasta with roasted broccolini for a winning combination!
Ingredients: fettuccine noodles, butter, garlic, half-and-half, parmesan cheese
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The Easiest One-Pan Orecchiette Pasta Recipe

5 (9 ratings)
This orecchiette pasta recipe brings together sautéed onion and broccolini with sun-dried tomatoes for a delicious, vegetarian dinner. Best of all? It’s ready in just 25 minutes with minimal cleanup. 
Ingredients: onion, garlic, broccolini, sun-dried tomatoes, orecchiette pasta, vegetable stock, parmesan cheese
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Healthy Veggie-Loaded Recipes

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Creamy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry

4.58 (7 ratings)
An easy weeknight dinner that comes together in 20 minutes. With a fresh herb and coconut sauce, it’s ultra-creamy, with bright flavors, and a hearty vegetable mix.
Ingredients: onion, carrot, broccoli, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, basil, cilantro, coconut milk
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How to Make Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Make cauliflower steaks on the grill or roast them in the oven for a delicious dinner – serve with a variety of sauces to mix it up every time!
Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, salt
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Spicy Vegetarian Bibimbap - A bowl of chewy rice, sautéed veggies, a flavorful gochujang sauce, and a creamy fried egg! Customizable, and perfect for a weeknight dinner! | Fork in the Kitchen

Spicy Vegetarian Bibimbap

A bowl of chewy rice, sautéed veggies, a flavorful gochujang sauce, and a creamy fried egg! Customizable, and perfect for a weeknight dinner!
Ingredients: rice, gochujang, soy sauce, spinach, carrots, eggs, carrot, cucumber, kimchi, cilantro, green onions
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Cauliflower Kale Curry

5 (22 ratings)
Comforting, cozy, warm, healthy, and super full of flavor! Naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free making it friendly for any dietary needs.
Ingredients: onion, garlic, ginger, pepper, tomatoes, spices, cauliflower, kale, vegetable stock
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Teriyaki Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Teriyaki Sauce coats a texture-loaded mixture of shredded jackfruit, red bell pepper, and water chestnuts all wrapped in a lettuce leaf for a fun, quick, flavorful weeknight dinner!
Ingredients: teriyaki sauce, jackfruit, red bell pepper, water chestnuts, lettuce leaves
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herb Butter

5 (3 ratings)
Topped with a butter and herb sauce and parmesan cheese – this whole roasted cauliflower is delectable.
Ingredients: cauliflower, butter, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, parmesan cheese
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Roasted Root Vegetable Bowls with Tahini Dressing

5 (3 ratings)
Make these veggie bowls for an easy meal-prep option or a weeknight one-pan dinner. Enjoy with a creamy tahini sauce – yum!
Ingredients: root vegetable mixture, tahini dressing
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5 (2 ratings)

Get the Recipe Vegetarian Dinner Recipes: Sheet Pan Tacos

A collection of our favorite vegetarian dinner recipes for both busy weeknights and slowed-down weekends. From easy one-pan creamy gnocchi to 15-minute vegetarian gyros, and hearty casseroles, there's something here everyone will love.

Ingredients

Optional Garnishes

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly oil one half of a large baking sheet and cover the other half with foil, folding up the middle edge to create a division. Place the whole poblano peppers on the oiled side of the pan.
  • Toss diced mushrooms and sliced onions with cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Then spread the mixture evenly on the foil side of the baking sheet. Dot the top of the mushroom mixture with cubed butter (or olive oil). Bake for 12 minutes.
  • After 12 minutes, flip the peppers and toss the mushrooms, continuing to bake for an additional 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove peppers and place them in a covered container (a bowl with a plate or lid on top will work great!) and let them steam while the rest of the veggies continue cooking in the oven. At this time, toss the black beans and corn in with the mushroom mix, and bake for approximately 4 additional minutes. 
  • Peel the poblano peppers by gently holding the stem and using the back edge of a knife to scrape the skin off. Once they're peeled, cut off the stems, slice down the middle to remove the seeds, and dice. Toss the poblano pieces with the mushroom mixture to complete the taco filling. Serve the filling with tortillas and toppings as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Serves 4-6
  • Nutrition facts are for the filling only. 
Serving: 1cup, Calories: 131kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 593mg, Potassium: 455mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 624IU, Vitamin C: 76mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg
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