This collection of vegetarian meal ideas has something for everyone, from dedicated vegetarians, to those seeking to reduce the amount of meat in their diet.
Whether you are a daily vegetarian meal prepper, or someone in search of the ideal recipe for Meatless Mondays, then check out this round up of delicious vegetarian meals.
These veggie packed dinners are full of flavor, are hearty substitutes for meat dishes, that will leave you satisfied any night of the week.
You may ask yourself what are some easy and healthy vegetarian meals? Or you may be looking for some quick vegetarian meals? Here, I hope you will find some good, cheap, protein-rich and easy vegetarian recipes.
Table of Contents for Vegetarian Meal Ideas
- Tofu Pesto Sandwich
- Very Veggie Chili
- Bruschetta Stuffed Avocados
- Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo with Mushrooms
- Vegetarian Summer Rolls
- Portobello Cheese ‘Steak’ Sandwiches
- Open Faced Molletes
- Butter Bean and Curly Kale Soup
- Spring Roll Bowls
- Greek Pasta Salad
- Southwest Quinoa Casserole
- Thai Pizza
- 4 Ingredient Potato and Leek Soup
- Butternut Squash and Lentil Lasagna
- Cucumber and Onion Salad
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by Plant Based on a Budget
This recipe is awesome for a meatless sandwich with big Italian flavors.
Pesto is perfect when paired with tofu and gives this sandwich a satisfying bite.
by Wholesome Made Yum
No meat needed in this chili. It is packed with so many hearty veggies that you are sure to leave the table satisfied. Full of nutrients and fiber you're sure to make this chili again and again. If you love a one pot or one pan meal, then this is the chili recipe for you.
The ingredient list features yellow onion, carrot, bell pepper, jalapeno, fire roasted tomatoes, zucchini, frozen corn, kidney beans, pinto beans and garbanzo beans.
Next time I'm going to add some peeled and chopped sweet potatoes for extra texture and flavor.
by Peace Love and Low Carb
Use up your avocados while they are perfect with this bruschetta stuffed avocado recipe.
This is a perfect summer meal with lots of Italian flavors and veggies.
by Culinary Shades
Let the instant pot do the work for this vegetarian meal that is sure to satisfy anyone who loves pasta with Alfredo!
This creamy sauce is definitely a winner and the mushrooms add texture and flavor to this vegetarian meal.
by Drive Me Hungry
These summer rolls are the perfect meal to make on a hot day when you want something light and fresh. They're also perfect for entertaining.
Why not make a platter for your next get together, so that you're sure to have a menu item for any vegetarian guests?
by Marley’s Menu
Missing cheese steak flavor? This recipe packs so much cheese steak vibes with the help of healthy portobello mushrooms!
No need for meat in this version of a Philly Cheese 'Steak' with hearty portobellos replacing the beef.
by In Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
Do you love open faced sandwiches? You will need a knife and fork for this refried bean sandwich!
The beans add plenty of protein to make this a hearty and well rounded meal.
by The Veg Space
Add some kale to butter bean soup for a really colorful and flavorful addition to soup!
This version features curly kale but you could substitute turnip greens or spinach for a different spin on this delightful soup.
by Make It Skinny
This recipe makes for fuss free spring rolls, in a bowl, so you don’t have to roll them up. You are going to love this for a light meal.
The vegetables definitely take center stage in this plant-based meal. This recipe calls for napa cabbage, avocado slices, carrots, edamame, cucumber, radish, green onions and sesame seeds or peanuts as a garnish.
However, there are no rules or limitations to what you can include. Add or substitute your favorite ingredients such as corn, chopped red pepper, cauliflower, tomatoes, chickpeas, or black beans. Let your imagination run riot as you get creative with this vegan option.
You can also play around with the dressing for this salad bowl. A tahini dressing would work great if you're short on time.
by Rich and Delish
Give your pasta salad a vacation with the Greek flavors in this dish! You can totally make a meal of this recipe!
You could substitute cooked and chilled brown rice for the pasta in this dish if you wish, in order to mix up your vegetarian dinner recipes.
by Two Pink Peonies
Give your quinoa a southwest flavor with this easy to make and bake casserole.
This is comfort food at its finest and an easy weeknight dinner. When you're looking for an alternative to quinoa salad, then this warm and satisfying dish may be the answer.
by Plant Based on a Budget
Craving Thai food and pizza? Why not mash them up into one amazing pizza night upgrade. No mozzarella cheese here, keeping this a vegan pizza option.
No store bought tomato sauce used here either. This Thai pizza sauce is made from crunchy peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, garlic gloves, grated ginger, agave and lime juice. Plus the pizza base is gluten-free.
by The Fast Recipe
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make this comforting potato leek soup!
Potato and leek soup is an Irish favorite and this is a super simple recipe for this classic recipe.
by Where is My Spoon
This vegetarian lasagna is so hearty with lentils and squash! You are going to love this spin on a favorite comfort food.
You could also substitute spaghetti squash or zucchini for the butternut squash or use a combination of all three vegetables.
by Garlic Salt and Lime
This fresh from the garden salad is so good that you can make a meal of this!
The dressing for this delicious salad features rosemary and dill, but you can experiment and try your favorite fresh herb. Parsly and fresh basil would work a treat.
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I hope you find something delicious in this collection of vegetarian recipes, to help you prepare the perfect vegetarian meal.
Whether you're only starting your vegetarian journey, or if you are a skilled vegetarian cook, I hope you find something to tease your palate.
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