23 Amazing Vegetarian Recipes You Need To Try ASAP

From main dishes to appetizers and Super Bowl snacks, these amazing vegetarian recipes are full of flavor and super easy to make at home! Find your new favorite meatless meal (or meals!) here.

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Whether you’ve been vegetarian for years, are transitioning to a vegetarian diet, or simply want to reduce the amount of meat you consume, we’ve compiled this list of 23 amazing vegetarian recipes you need to try ASAP if you haven’t already! 

Here’s what you’ll find in this recipe roundup:

  • Tons of vegetarian main dish recipes, including easy pasta recipes, lighter lunch options, and comforting dishes for dinner
  • Some amazing vegetarian appetizers and game day recipes perfect for watching the Super Bowl or hosting a casual get-together with friends

Keep reading to find your next favorite meatless meal, from pasta to chili to takeout-style meals and everything in between. And if you’re interested, you can also browse all of our vegetarian recipes here.

Vegetarian Main Meals

A bowl of sweet potato black bean chili

1. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

This amazingly delicious and easy vegetarian chili is the perfect recipe for a comforting dinner or simple slow cooker lunch prep. Filled with tender sweet potato, black beans, and tons of flavorful spices, even the biggest meat eaters will enjoy this vegetarian dish.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
6 servings
6 hours 15 minutes
275 kcal
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A bowl of burrata pasta with blistered tomatoes and balsamic vinegar

2. Burrata Pasta With Blistered Tomatoes

There are so many delicious vegetarian pasta dishes, it’s hard to choose a favorite – but this one might just be it. Who needs meat when you have tender pasta shells served with juicy blistered tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and melt-in-your-mouth burrata cheese? The best part is, this flavorful pasta recipe is surprisingly easy and cooks in under 20 minutes.

Burrata Pasta With Blistered Tomatoes
2 people
18 minutes
743 kcal
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A healthy power bowl with brown rice, black beans, sweet potato, peppers, onion, and avocado

3. Sweet Potato Black Bean Rice Bowl

Rice bowls and grain bowls are some of the best vegetarian dishes, because they’re super satisfying and also super nutritious. That’s why we love this vegetarian sweet potato black bean rice bowl recipe: it’s the perfect combination of comfort-food flavors and healthy, filling ingredients to satisfy any craving.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Rice Bowl
4 bowls
40 minutes
491 kcal
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A bowl of easy to make garlic noodles

4. Garlic Noodles

This super easy and quick (15 minutes or less!) garlic noodles recipe makes for a great Friday night takeout style dinner at home. Pair with some veggie dumplings or spring rolls for a satisfying and filling vegetarian dinner, or enjoy on its own for a lighter meal.

Garlic Noodles
2 servings
15 minutes
446 kcal
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A plate of spaghetti and eggplant parm

5. Eggplant Parmesan

Anyone who loves a good Italian meal will appreciate this simple recipe for homemade eggplant parmesan – aka, a delicious vegetarian alternative to chicken parm! All you need is eggplant, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce, and cheese for a tasty comfort food dish that’s perfect for serving with pasta or on a sub roll.

Eggplant Parmesan
4 servings
50 minutes
676 kcal
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Tuscan penne pasta with fresh tomatoes served with a side of Italian bread topped with pesto

6. Vegetarian Tuscan Pasta

Made with a store-bought seasoning blend, this vegetarian Tuscan pasta comes together quickly for a super easy yet flavorful pasta dinner. Serve with a side of fluffy bread and pesto on the side for a delicious meal!

Vegetarian Tuscan Pasta
3 servings
20 minutes
345 kcal
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A serving dish of sweet potato black bean enchiladas

7. Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just want leftovers to heat up for lunch throughout the week, you’ll love these vegetarian sweet potato enchiladas. It’s super easy to whip up a big batch – and these enchiladas are so flavorful, we guarantee even meat-eaters won’t miss the chicken.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
14 enchiladas
1 hour 25 minutes
290 kcal
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Udon stir fry with vegetables in a serving bowl with chopsticks

8. Spicy Udon Noodle Vegetable Stir Fry

Craving noodles and savory takeout-style flavor? Try this spicy udon stir fry for a delicious vegetarian main meal. You can even customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables or fresh, in-season produce from your local farmer’s market.

Spicy Udon Noodle Vegetable Stir Fry
6 servings
50 minutes
447 kcal
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A restaurant style plate of goat cheese and tomato gnocchi with a garnish of fresh basil

9. Goat Cheese & Tomato Gnocchi

Surprise – this decadent gnocchi recipe only takes 10 minutes to make! One of our favorite easy vegetarian pasta recipes, this dish uses jarred sun-dried tomatoes for simple, delicious flavor with little effort required. It’s great for dinner dates and special occasions, even if cooking isn’t your strong suit.

Goat Cheese and Tomato Gnocchi
6 servings
10 minutes
384 kcal
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A California style veggie pizza topped with avocado slices

10. California Veggie Pizza

If you’re not a fan of traditional veggie pizza, you’ll love this recipe – our California veggie pizza is a unique twist on the classic veggie pizza with southwest style flair. Try this fun and light take on vegetarian pie for your next pizza night instead of ordering takeout.

California Veggie Pizza
8 slices
30 minutes
209 kcal
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Spinach and artichoke pizza sliced on a serving tray

11. Spinach & Artichoke Neapolitan-Style Pizza

For something a little more unique, our spinach and artichoke pizza makes for a satisfying, savory meal without the meat. We love this vegetarian recipe for date night dinners at home because of how upscale it feels!

Spinach and Artichoke Neapolitan-Style Pizza
6 slices
35 minutes
213 kcal
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A bowl of spinach tomato pasta with olive oil in a bowl

12. Spinach Tomato & Olive Oil Pasta

Yes, pasta can be fresh, light, relatively healthy, and easy to make! Literally made with spinach, tomatoes, olive oil, and pasta, it doesn’t get any easier (or cheaper) than this vegetarian pasta recipe. In 20 minutes or less, you’ll have a delicious dinner made with fresh summer flavors on the table ready to eat.

Spinach Tomato and Olive Oil Pasta
2 servings
20 minutes
363 kcal
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A plate of caprese pasta tossed in pesto with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil

13. Caprese Pesto Pasta

Speaking of vegetarian dinners perfect for summer, this caprese salad-inspired pasta recipe is the perfect canvas for enjoying fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. Nothing tastes better than noodles coated in creamy basil pesto tossed with tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil on a sunny day.

Caprese Pesto Pasta
2 servings
22 minutes
809 kcal
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A cast iron skillet of spicy shakshuka for two

14. Shakshuka For Two

Looking for vegetarian brunch recipes that’ll please a crowd for Sunday potlucks with your crew? Shakshuka, a traditional North African tomato and egg stew, is the answer. It’s savory, saucy, warm, and comforting – and you can easily scale our recipe for two to feed any number of guests.

Shakshuka For Two
2 people
40 minutes
416 kcal
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Balsamic glaze caramelized onions and apples on an open faced brie sandwich with a fork and knife

15. Open Faced Brie Sandwiches With Balsamic Caramelized Apples & Onions

Try this open faced brie sandwich when you’re looking for a fancy, upscale, lighter lunch at home. These can also be made smaller for an impressive appetizer at your next social gathering or dinner party!

Open Faced Brie Sandwich with Balsamic Caramelized Apples & Onions
4 servings
55 minutes
355 kcal
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Slow cooker tomato soup in a serving dish with croutons on top

16. Slow Cooker Tomato Soup

This creamy tomato soup is a classic vegetarian dish you can enjoy for lunch or dinner with a side salad and some toasted bread. Our hands-off slow cooker recipe makes it easy to prepare ahead of time and freeze for easy meals in a pinch.

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup
4 cups
4 hours 5 minutes
101 kcal
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Vegetarian Appetizers & Super Bowl Recipes

A serving tray of vegetarian black bean southwest sliders

17. Vegetarian Black Bean Southwest Sliders

Swap cheeseburger sliders for these easy southwest-style vegetarian black bean sliders at your next Super Bowl party! Made with store-bought frozen black bean burger patties for super simple prep, this vegetarian appetizer tastes just as delicious as traditional ground beef sliders.

Vegetarian Black Bean Southwest Sliders
8 sliders
20 minutes
213 kcal
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Oven-baked bean dip garnished with cheese and a tortilla chip

18. Restaurant Style Mexican Bean Dip

This crowd-pleasing recipe for cheesy Mexican bean dip is one of the best Super Bowl appetizers we can think of, and it just so happens to be vegetarian – as long as you make sure to use vegetarian refried beans. Who doesn’t love snacking on a good dip on game day?

Restaurant Style Mexican Bean Dip
4 servings
35 minutes
136 kcal
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A casserole dish of cheesy spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips

19. Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

If bean dip isn’t your thing, try this cheesy spinach and artichoke dip instead! This appetizer recipe also just happens to be vegetarian, and it’s totally delicious. Serve it with salty pita chips or crostini for an irresistible creamy-crunchy combo, perfect for game days and holiday parties.

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
4 servings
25 minutes
244 kcal
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Nachos topped with cheese and fresh produce in a cast iron skillet

20. Cast Iron Skillet Nachos

You don’t have to eat meat to enjoy a delicious plate of nachos! Try these light and fresh cast iron skillet nachos loaded with fresh veggies for an appetizer or game day snack.

Cast Iron Skillet Nachos
2 people
13 minutes
352 kcal
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Sweet potato waffle fries loaded with cheese, beans, tomato, and onion

21. Loaded Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

How about some loaded fries? That’s right – this decadent Super Bowl snack is topped with black beans, corn, fresh produce, and chipotle mayo for a vegetarian-friendly version of your favorite pub food.

Loaded Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
2 servings
22 minutes
326 kcal
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Easy soft pretzel bites with beer cheese dipping sauce

22. Easy Soft Pretzel Bites & Beer Cheese Dip

For a truly amazing pub-style appetizer that’s also vegetarian, try this easy recipe for soft pretzel bites and beer cheese dip. Using store-bought pizza dough for a simple shortcut, you’ll have a pile of fluffy pretzel bites and creamy cheese dip for snacking during the game in 30 minutes or less.

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites And Beer Cheese Dip
6 servings
30 minutes
551 kcal
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Black bean corn salsa with lime juice and sea salt

23. Black Bean Corn Salsa

Finally, one of the tastiest simple vegetarian recipes you can make for an appetizer or snack is this black bean corn salsa. It’s a great way to add variety to your chip-and-dip game instead of serving pico or guacamole all the time, and only requires 4 ingredients. Serve it with tortilla chips for a fresh game day snack that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare!

Black Bean Corn Salsa
2 cups
5 minutes
276 kcal
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Note: While we’re not strictly vegetarian, we are always striving to reduce our meat consumption – which means finding unique ways to cook delicious, meatless meals that leave us feeling satisfied and energized. And if there’s one thing we know about vegetarian recipes, it’s this: meals don’t need meat to be satisfying or flavorful. You can easily make a delicious, filling, and comforting meal with any variety of produce, grains, legumes, spices, and dairy products you have access to. 

If you’re not already convinced by this list of 23 amazing vegetarian recipes, you can check out all of our vegetarian recipes here and find one that inspires you! And don’t forget to subscribe to our email list here or use the form below for more new recipes every week (including ones with meat) delivered straight to your inbox.

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