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25 Simple Vegetarian Recipes

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Are you searching for more healthy vegetarian recipes? I’ve collected my best easy and delicious vegetable and plant-based dishes right here! You’ll find everything from 15-minutes salads and soups to hearty pasta meals that are full of color and flavor.

Photo of a bowl of assorted vegetables including bell peppers, baby eggplants, cherry tomatoes and parsley herbs.
Vegetables in rainbow colors make tasty vegetarian recipes.

Here’s the place to find vegetarian recipes to satisfy every craving — scroll down and see the most popular meatless meals on Familystyle Food.

I have a chapter on vegetable platters in my cookbook, Family Style: Shared Plates for Casual Feasts, but honestly I could write an entire book on that topic alone.

Even though my family isn’t strictly vegetarian, a few times a week I cook dinners that don’t have any meat, so I totally need more meatless dinner options in my life. I hope this collection will help you too.

This handy round-up includes vegetarian meals to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make sure to bookmark this page and share with friends who are looking for more vegetarian ideas!

Vegetarian Pasta Recipes:

Papparedelle Pasta with Mushroom Ragu

Pappardelle Pasta with Rosemary Portobello Mushroom Sauce

Enjoy this hearty, autumnal pappardelle pasta with fresh rosemary and portobello mushrooms in warm bowls, with a glass of red wine on the side 🙂
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Mushroom Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Sauce

Stay in for dinner tonight! Make this restaurant-worthy gnocchi in a creamy blue cheese mushroom sauce. This delicious main dish cooks in one pan in 30 minutes.
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Cascatelli Pasta with Pesto and Chickpeas

Cascatelli pasta with pesto, chickpeas and kale, topped with creamy grated ricotta salata cheese. This super-tasty pasta is a satisfying meatless meal that's ready to eat in 15 minutes.
Other short pasta shapes with ridges such as penne, rigatoni or ziti will work perfectly in this recipe.
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Rigatoni pasta and mushroom sauce in a skillet, with a spatula..

30-Minute Mushroom Bolognese Pasta Sauce

A tasty vegetarian mushroom Bolognese pasta sauce recipe, with savory mushrooms, red wine and tomato. This is a quick, flavor-packed dish!
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Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta with Ricotta

Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

The quickest burst cherry tomato sauce made under your broiler! This juicy fresh pasta sauce is ready in 15 minutes or less. Serve with creamy ricotta or mozzarella for an incredible Italian-style dinner.
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Quick Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Quick and Easy Farro Risotto

This is a quick and tasty vegetarian weeknight recipe the whole family will enjoy — no-stir farro risotto made with nutritious whole grains, canned tomatoes and cannellini beans.
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Stir-Fried Frozen Vegetables in Sesame Ginger Sauce

Stir-fry frozen vegetables in a savory sauce with ginger and sesame. Make this healthful super-tasty meal in about 15 minutes!
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Sesame Udon Noodles with Roasted Vegetables

Crazy tasty udon noodle bowl combines roasted Mediterranean vegetables and a toasted sesame tahini sauce. A 30-minute vegan/vegetarian recipe.
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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Kimchi (Keto)

We can’t stop eating this healthy keto-friendly riced cauliflower. Loaded up with flavorful ingredients like kimchi, ginger and sesame and quickly stir-fried. Keto, gluten-free, vegan, and low carb.
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Lemon-Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Make a bowl of zucchini noodles instead of pasta! This dish combines spiralized "zoodles" with Parmesan cheese, lemon, olive oil and crunchy nuts to make a satisfying and naturally gluten-free dish.
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Tasty Vegetarian Salads:

Crunchy Vegetable and Rice Noodle Salad

Reset your diet with this fresh and totally delish healthy vegetarian noodle bowl, full of herbs, vegetables and rice noodles with a tangy almond-lime dressing. Vegan and gluten-free.
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Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and Lemon Vinaigrette

A savory kale salad with smoky roasted chickpeas, Parmesan and lemon vinaigrette — the best salad to get your daily serving of greens!
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Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Salad

An easy, colorful and incredibly tasty roast vegetable salad packed full of Mediterranean vegetables tossed with pesto sauce, chickpeas and greens.
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Warm French Lentil Salad with Spinach and Feta

Green Lentil Salad with Feta Cheese

This 30-minute lentil salad recipe is made with small French green lentils, feta or goat cheese, and spinach, along with a tangy homemade Dijon vinaigrette dressing. Serve it warm or at room temperature for a healthful meal or side dish.
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Arugula Pear Salad

Arugula Salad with Pears, Goat Cheese and Walnuts

A simple and beautiful arugula salad everyone will love – a tasty arugula salad with pears, toasted walnuts, two kinds of cheese (blue and goat) and red onion all tossed in a light, lemony, honey dressing.
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Vegetarian Soup Recipes:

Thai Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Super flavorful, spicy (but not too hot) vegan red lentil soup with Thai red curry paste, coconut milk and lime. Simple and soul-satisfying!
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Creamy Pasta Fagioli Soup with Kale

This creamy, hearty pasta e fagioli soup is loaded with beans, vegetables and cheese. It's vegetarian and ready to enjoy in about 30 minutes (use a pressure cooker or cook it on the stovetop). Perfect for lunch or dinner!
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Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes

This 30 minute roasted tomato soup is dairy-free and makes a thick, creamy tomato soup with only roasted fresh tomatoes, onion, crusty bread and herbs. Serve with garlic bread or grilled cheese for dunking!
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A bowl of chickpea and pasta soup with a spoon.

Classic Pasta e Ceci Soup (Italian Chickpea Soup)

A simple one-pot soup recipe for pasta e ceci, an Italian chickpea soup. It’s a hearty vegetarian chickpea soup made with dried pasta simmered in a rich tomato-based soup broth. Enjoy this easy to make, hearty soup that cooks in about 15 minutes!
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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Parmesan

A super-smooth, comforting and creamy cauliflower soup that doesn’t contain any butter, flour or cream. The recipe makes a beautiful pureed soup perfect for Keto or low-carb diet plans.
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Classic Vegetarian Meals:

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Harissa Chickpeas

The incredibly tasty roasted cauliflower salad with spicy harissa and chickpeas makes a hearty vegetarian main dish. 
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Perfect Black Bean Burgers with Lime Mayo

Vegan Black Bean Burgers tested to perfection! These hearty burgers are DELICIOUS and they don't fall apart or need to chill before cooking.
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Cheese-topped baked portobello mushrooms served with a spatula in a sheet pan.

Cheesy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Make the best stuffed baked portobello mushrooms! The caps are filled with crunchy Parmesan breadcrumbs, gooey melted mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven surrounded by colorful roasted vegetables. Serve the mushrooms as an appetizer, side, or vegetarian main dish.
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Spicy Shakshuka Eggs with Harissa and Feta

Incredibly tasty shakshuka to make right on the stovetop. This saucy egg dish is loaded with ground spices, harissa, white beans and tomatoes. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or a simple skillet supper.
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Curry-spiced roasted cauliflower on naan bread with hummus, feta and yogurt

Roasted Curry Cauliflower Flatbread

An easy recipe for roasted cauliflower that makes a delicious vegetarian appetizer or simple meal. Spice-roasted cauliflower with toppings on naan bread.
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25 Simple Vegetarian Recipes: Roasted Vegetable Salad

Karen Tedesco
A simple and beautiful roasted veggie salad is one of our best healthy vegetarian meals.
This colorful and tasty salad is packed full of Mediterranean vegetables tossed with pesto sauce, chickpeas and greens.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound eggplant, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bell peppers (red and/or yellow), seeded and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved if larger than 2-inches in diameter
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili pepper, or to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup basil pesto sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 big handfuls baby greens, such as arugula, spinach or kale

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Put the eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and onion on a large (18"x13") rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle the oil over and season with the chili pepper and salt to taste (I usually use 1-2 teaspoons Diamond kosher).
  • Bake 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned on the edges.
  • Add the pesto, vinegar and chickpeas to the hot vegetables and stir around with a spatula. Sprinkle the greens over and stir again until the leaves wilt slightly.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Karen’s Notes and Tips

  • Roasted vegetables keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and can be frozen up to 1 month.
Serving ideas: 
  • Serve the salad with cooked grains such as couscous, quinoa, farro or bulgur for a heartier dish.
  • Top with soft creamy cheese like feta, burrata, ricotta or goat cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2646IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are calculated by third-party software. If you have specific dietary needs, please refer to your favorite calculator.

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