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If you’re a vegetarian and your family isn’t, making meals can be a bit of an ordeal. But does that mean you’d have to make two separate dishes all the time? Definitely not. Some meatless meals are so flavorful and satisfying that even meat eaters are sure to ask for seconds. Start with one of these fifteen recipes to take the headache out of dinner time.
1. Mushroom Tacos
Tacos without meat? You bet. Put these Mushroom Tacos on your menu for Taco Tuesdays. Just fill it with your usual toppings like refried beans, salsa, and avocados for a delicious Mexican meal.
2. Margherita Pizza
You won’t be able to resist the classic combo of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese in this Margherita Pizza. And if you’re feeling adventurous, put in some olives, mushrooms, or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrition.
3. Avocado Pasta
Everyone loves pasta. Avocado Pasta is a delicious, healthy alternative to a meat-based pasta dish.
4. Nacho Fries
Everyone will love these Nacho Fries. Easily made from scratch, it has all-natural ingredients, and nobody will argue about what’s for dinner when this is set in front of them.
5. Four Bean Chili
If you go plant-based, you better love your beans! Beans and legumes are a major part of a plant-based eating plan. This 4 Bean Chili is a delicious way to incorporate them into your eating plan.
6. Cucumber Sandwich
This simple Cucumber Sandwich is quick and easy to assemble, has amazing flavor, and plenty of good-for-you nutrition. They are so good, you may want more than one.
7. Green Bean Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is actually a seed that has all nine essential amino acids. So those who go plant-based will still get all the important nutrients as if they were eating meat. This Green Bean Quinoa Salad is a delicious way to ensure you are getting a balanced meal.
8. Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
If you need dinner to cook itself while you are at work, this is the recipe you want. This Slow Cooker Lentil Soup cooks most of the day while you are at work. Come home to dinner waiting.
9. Refried Bean Soup
This Refried Bean Soup is possibly one of the fastest meals you’ll ever make. It only takes enough time to heat it on the stove. Whisk everything together and serve with some garlic bread, tortillas, or tostadas.
10. Broccoli Salad
Plant-based eating requires plants and plenty of them. This Broccoli Salad is a fantastic way to work some greens and other good ingredients into your eating plan.
11. Pita Bread Pizza
For an easy dinner, try this Pita Bread Pizza. It’s quick to put together, and you can change the toppings to your liking. It’s a really great meal for mid-week when things are hectic.
12. Butternut Squash Casserole
While it’s best to pair this Butternut Squash Casserole with other things, it’s a delicious option for a vegetarian meal. Try serving it with a green salad or other green veggies and maybe some beans.
13. Indian-Style Couscous
Indian flavors really come through in this simple Indian-Style Couscous. All you have to do is cook the couscous, and everything else just gets stirred in. Serve with a salad and a side of naan.
14. Greek Couscous Salad
Greek flavors are a wonderful way to kick things up a notch. This Greek Couscous Salad is a filling and tasty meal or side dish. You can even round it out a bit with additional ingredients mentioned in the recipe.
15. Black Bean Scramble
Sometimes, an easy scramble is the best option. This Black Bean Scramble makes it super simple to get a meal on the table, and it fills you up enough to be a complete meal all on its own. But you can add rice if you wish.
Interested In Starting A Vegan Diet? Here’s How To Do It With Ease
It doesn’t have to be overwhelming to start a plant-based diet. This simple guide walks you through some key points and helps you get started in this new way of eating effortlessly.
If you’re curious about starting a vegan eating plan but don’t know where to start, this handy getting-started guide will help you make the transition seamlessly.
A Vegan Breakfast Can Be Easy! And It All Starts With Your Waffle Maker
Need a decadent idea for breakfast? These Vegan Waffles are to die for. Make a big batch, freeze them, and then pop a couple into the toaster in the morning on your way out the door. It’s kinda like having brownies for breakfast!
While You’re At It, Prep Breakfast For The Week Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!
Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.
This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.