Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Do you struggle to find tasty, nutritious, and crowd-pleasing Vegetarian Dinner Recipes? This list is here to be your ultimate inspiration!

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Table of ContentsVegetarian Recipe MVPsRecommended Tools to Make Vegetarian RecipesVegetarian Soups & StewsVegetarian CasserolesVegetarian Mexican Dinner RecipesVegetarian Stir FriesVegetarian Pasta DinnersFamily-Favorite Vegetarian DinnersFrequently Asked Questions

If the thought of vegetarian dinner recipes makes you think of sad, boring food that leaves you missing the meat, then prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

You’ll be amazed at what you can make for dinner without meat!

The recipes on this list are not only good for you, but they taste fantastic too.

From Crockpot Lentil Soup to Paneer Tikka Masala, the vegetarian recipes on my website are packed with filling, flavorful ingredients.

What a vegetarian should eat for dinner doesn’t need to be different from the non-vegetarians at the table.

These delicious recipes will be enjoyed by everyone you serve them to (meat eaters or not)!

Vegetarian Recipe MVPs

When it comes to creating stellar vegetarian recipes, there are a few common vegetarian foods that I love to use. These ingredients are useful for providing protein, flavor, or texture to the dish.

Tofu (or Tempeh). An excellent protein swap for dishes that traditionally use meat. I also enjoy eating Crispy Tofu and Air Fryer Tofu on their own. Beans. Full of fiber and protein, beans will keep you fuller for longer. They also have a delightfully creamy texture. Veggies. From bell peppers to potatoes to broccoli, loading up on veggies can help add delicious flavor and make a dish more filling (thank you, fiber). Grains. I love incorporating whole grains into vegetarian meals to make them more satisfying. Grains are a major crowd-pleaser too.

Versatile Vegetarian Side Dishes

These tasty side dishes will pair well with almost any of the vegetarian main dishes below.

Arugula Salad

10 mins

Oven Roasted Vegetables

45 mins

Instant Pot Brown Rice

51 mins

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Recommended Tools to Make Vegetarian Recipes

Sharp Chef’s Knife. Chopping veggies (like sweet potatoes) is much easier with a sharp knife like this one. Non-Slip Cutting Board. No matter what you’re chopping, you don’t want the cutting board slipping out from under you. Mixing Bowls. These bowls are microwave and dishwasher-safe. Measuring Spoons. Essential for all types of recipes. Small Whisk. I love the smaller size of this whisk. Casserole Dish. Perfect for making many of these easy vegetarian dinner recipes. Sheet Pan. Ideal for everything from Roasted Cauliflower to one-pan vegetarian meals.

Now, let’s get to those tasty vegetarian dinner recipes!

Vegetarian Soups & Stews

Some of our favorite vegetarian weeknight dinners are these hearty and cozy soups. These classic recipes have all the flavors you love and are great for meal prep.

Crockpot Potato SoupBroccoli Cheddar SoupSpicy Butternut Squash SoupCrockpot Lasagna SoupVegetarian Chili (pictured above)

Vegetarian Casseroles

If you enjoy warm, comforting casseroles, you’ll love these healthy vegetarian dinner recipes!

Vegetarian Shepherd’s PieVegetable Lasagna (pictured above; from zucchini to spinach, this lasagna is veggie-packed)Broccoli Quinoa CasseroleVegetarian Pot Pie

Vegetarian Mexican Dinner Recipes

Plant-based Mexican food is just as flavorful and satisfying as the original. Serve these recipes with tortilla chips, salsa, and avocado (or the Best Guacamole Recipe) for a healthy and easy vegetarian dinner recipe.

Vegetarian Burrito (pictured above; black beans help make it extra filling)Cauliflower Tacos (also uses chickpeas for extra protein)Vegetarian TacosTempeh TacosTofu TacosVegetarian Enchiladas

Vegetarian Stir Fries

From tofu stir-fry to vegetarian recipes with noodles, these delightful stir fries are certain to please everyone at your table and rival your favorite takeout dishes.

Broccoli Tofu Stir FryVegetarian BibimbapVegetarian Pad ThaiVegetable Lo Mein (pictured above; the most famous vegetarian dish in our household)Tofu Stir FryLettuce Wraps

Vegetarian Pasta Dinners

Packed with vegetables, these pasta recipes are ideal for vegetarian meals. They make an easy weeknight dinner that the entire family will enjoy!

Vegan Mushroom StroganoffPasta PrimaveraGreek Mac and CheeseRicotta PastaEggplant Pasta (pictured above; packed with delicious veggies like red peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes)

Family-Favorite Vegetarian Dinners

From Indian vegetarian dinner recipes with warm spices to pizza with fresh herbs, these recipes will be a hit! Serve the curry recipes with basmati rice and Homemade Naan for an extra special meal.

Tofu CurryVegan BurgerVegan Stuffed PeppersTofu Tikka Masala (pictured above)Burrata Pizza

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are 5 Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes?

Need dinner ready fast? Pesto Pasta, Naan Pizza, Green Curry, Cavatelli and Broccoli, and General Tso’s Chickpeas are all wonderful 30-minute vegetarian meals (some even take less than 30 minutes).

Can Vegetarians Eat Cheese?

Yes, vegetarians can eat cheese. Cheese (and other animal products) are safe to use in vegetarian meals. Vegans, however, do not eat cheese. You’ll find a large selection of vegan recipes here.

What Can’t Vegetarians Eat?

While there are a few variations of vegetarianism, most vegetarians abstain from meat, poultry, fish and shellfish, insects, and animal-derived stock and fats.

More Delicious Vegetarian Main Meals

Mushroom Quesadilla

15 mins

Adult Mac and Cheese

40 mins

Coconut Curry

30 mins

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