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Going meatless or eating light? Then you'll love this collection of easy vegetarian recipes. From vegetarian pasta recipes to simple snacks, there's everything you could want in this collection (including vegetarian recipes without vegetables!). With recipes this delicious, there's no excuse not to make a healthier choice tonight!
Try our Cheesy Baked Rigatoni for a delicious vegetarian pasta recipe. Or test out our Cheddar Potato Casserole for a vegetarian recipe without vegetables! No matter which one you try, these easy vegetarian recipes will fill you up and leave you satisfied.
Trust us, you don't even have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these healthful recipes. In fact, did you know that going meatless once a week can reduce your risk of heart disease, curb obesity, and help you live longer? So if you're a vegetarian, or just want to eat a little lighter, try one of these easy vegetarian recipes today and see how good meatless can be!
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Easy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes
When it comes to filling vegetarian meals, nothing beats pasta! There are so many kinds of noodles and different ways to dress them up that you'll almost never get bored with delicious pasta recipes. Try one of these delicious, filling, easy vegetarian pasta recipes for a meatless dinner option that's packed with flavor and will keep you satisfied all evening long.
What makes this a Better Baked Ziti than your everyday baked ziti recipe? We think it has something to do with the three different cheeses that make it ooey-gooey good, but we'll let you decide. One thing is for sure, this easy baked ziti recipe is going to be a hit come dinnertime!
When you're craving a cheesy pasta casserole, this Cheesy Baked Rigatoni recipe will do the trick! This pasta bake features three different kinds of cheese, so you know it's gonna be the ooey-gooey-melty kind of yummy!
Close your eyes and let your taste buds set the scene, 'cause this recipe for Shells with Broccoli is going to transport you right to southern Italy. This vegetarian-friendly recipe is full of fresh tasting goodness!
What's the surprise ingredient between our layers of lasagna noodles? Seasoned mashed potatoes! Our hearty Pierogi Lasagna, topped with zesty Cheddar cheese, is a must-have for your vegetarian lasagna recipe collection.
The nice thing about this fettuccine recipe is that, for flavor and ease, on a scale of 1 to 10, it rates a 10! Why, it's good enough to be served in the finest Italian restaurant.
The age-old struggle to find ways to get everyone to eat their vegetables just got easier. Our incredibly delicious Vegetable Pasta Toss is so colorful and tasty, they may even ask for second helpings.
If you consider yourself a lasagna lover, then these Lasagna Rollups are going to become a dinnertime favorite. This cheesy lasagna recipe is super simple to make; it's sure to leave your family feeling full and happy. So, go on and take a break from traditional layered lasagna, (or even from unique lasagna recipes) and give these these fun lasagna roll ups a try!
Yes, you can throw together an easy restaurant-fancy pasta dish in no time. Our recipe for Pasta with Mushrooms pairs stuffed tortellini pasta with a creamy sauce and button mushrooms. You'll love this delicious vegetarian pasta recipe, and it's sure to become an instant hit with the whole gang.
Farmhouse tastes are all about simple and classic flavors. That's what we tried to do with our recipe for Farmhouse Baked Ziti. It's just a simple and delicious baked ziti recipe that you can customize however you'd like!
This meatless entre is marvelous! In less than 30 minutes, you can have a mouth-watering dish on your table- and you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy it!
You only need fifteen minutes to make David Venable's flavorful and creamy Stovetop Mac 'n' Cheese! Who can say no to a plate topped with pasta twists swimming in five different kinds of cheese? We certainly can't!
Take your taste buds to the Greek Isles without leaving home by tossing together the flavorful ingredients to make our Greek Pasta Salad. This Mediterranean-inspired pasta salad recipe can be on your table as a change-of-pace go-along or light main dish.
Try our Broccoli and Cheese Manicotti tonight. It's a satisfying, homestyle baked Italian favorite that you'll find a cinch to make from scratch, especially when you use our fool-proof trick for filling the pasta shells!
Baked Penne Primavera is a favorite easy baked vegetable and pasta dish, thanks to its fresh-from-the-garden taste and creamy, fill-ya-up satisfaction.
Vegetarian Recipes without Vegetables
Vegetarian recipes are great, but sometimes you just get tired of all the veggies. That's when it's time to turn to these delicious vegetarian recipes without vegetables! These meatless meals are also veggie free, so you can skip the "rabbit food" at the dinner table tonight. From sides to vegetarian main dishes, there's something here for every occassion -- just take your pick!
Need an easy side dish that requires very little prep? Try out our Cheddar Potato Casserole. It's so simple to put together and it bakes up to a crisp golden brown. These cheesy, creamy potatoes are sure to be a hit at your dinner table!
This pizza delivers a surprising topping of brie cheese, which takes it to a new level! Our French bistro-inspired recipe turns an Italian-style classic into an international favorite.
So many of us go to trendy restaurants and order Nachos Supreme, but we never think of making them at home. That's about to change! Now that you know how to prepare restaurant-style nachos, you're gonna put them on your home dinner menu.
This Americana classic first made its way across the South before making its way across the country. Once you give this Spoon Bread a try, we're sure it will make its way around your circle of friends and family, too.
When most people think of pizza they assume it's got to have a tomato-based sauce on it. Well, that's not true. Take white pizza, for example. It's got three different cheeses and loads of great flavor...and no tomatoes or tomato sauce.
If your daily dinner routine is getting...a bit too routine, then you're going to love this idea for a Toasted Ravioli Dinner. With each bite you get the crunch and cheesiness of the ravioli, the freshness of the salad, and the tang of the homemade dressing. What a tasty way to change things up!
Healthy Vegetarian Recipes
Believe it or not, it is possible to make unhealthy vegetarian food. But that's not a concern with these delicious, healthy vegetarian recipes! Packed with veggies, spices, and all kinds of good-for-you ingredients, these healthy recipes deliver tons of flavor without any guilt. Make one of these easy recipes tonight and you'll be satisfied all evening without worrying about your waistline.
When you serve zucchini this way, even the pickiest of eaters will be asking for seconds of their veggies. Our recipe for Zucchini Squares is a baked zucchini dish that's made with grated cheese, lots of seasonings, and a few other ingredients. It's one of our favorite zucchini side dishes!
Tomato flatbread is popular on restaurant menus, and now you can make it at home...easily. The key is to start with really good tomatoes. And we recommend topping it with fresh slivered basil, too.
Best Broccoli Casserole is loaded with creamy vegetables and crunchy nuts. It's got the perfect casserole consistency - not too mushy, but still warm and comforting.
Meaty and flavorful portobello mushrooms hold up perfectly for filling with hearty stuffings like this cheesy artichoke spinach filling. As an appetizer or even a light lunch, our Overstuffed Portobello Mushrooms are delicious!
Garden-fresh ruby-red tomatoes teamed with chunks of mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a homemade balsamic dressing make for the freshest-tasting Italian-style starter. Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Salad is the perfect salad for summer entertaining!
Most of the alcohol burns off when we cook with wine, but its rich flavor remains. Serve this tasty marsala wine-laced mushroom bake with its crunchy topping to liven up a weeknight routine or impress guests!
It's lucky that Good for You Hot Artichoke Spread produces such big portions, because everybody will be coming back for seconds! The recipe uses low-fat ingredients so you can snack without guilt.
Enjoy your tomatoes in a whole new way with our recipe for Roasted Tomatoes Oscar. We top roasted tomatoes with asparagus and hollandaise, which is known as Oscar-style, before digging in to a bounty of deliciousness!
Great idea for lunch, brunch, or a light main dish at dinner. This turns your favorite veggies into a crustless pie that spins the mystery of what to serve into a whole bunch of hoorays!
Want a potato soup with a little kick? Then Spicy Black Bean Potato Soup is right up your alley. Give it a shot and we can bet it'll end up in your weekly dinner rotation!
Hearty Vegetarian Meals
Talk about filling! These delicious, hearty vegetarian meals will keep you full for ages. They're packed with tons of fill-you-up ingredients that will keep your appetite at bay so that you can enjoy your evening without the bedtime munchies. Make any one of these filling vegetarian recipes, and the whole gang will love the results. These also make great potluck recipes for when you're looking for something lighter to serve at your next church get-together or holiday party!
This creamy casserole is the perfect thing to bake-up when you and the gang are hanging out. Place our California Casserole on the table with some crusty bread, cut up chicken breasts, and fresh veggies. Everyone will be gathered around this tasty dish to eat and converse. We know it'll be a great time!
Apple crisp and peach crisp better move over and make room for this veggie version that's gonna be a sure hit.
It's simple. It's creamy. It's crunchy. It's our Creamy Crunchy Onion Bake, and it's going to impress everyone, including you. Oh yeah, we hope you're ready to get blown away by this deliciously easy onion casserole.
Refrigerated pizza dough is our shortcut to making this tasty Spinach and Cheese Stromboli in less than 15 minutes. The best part is, you can pick up everything you need for this easy dinner recipe right in your market's dairy aisle!
In a hurry? Make tonight an Italian night with our Quick Eggplant Parmigiana. This eggplant parmesan recipe is quick to make and so tasty that you'll want to make it all summer long. It cuts out the work of classic eggplant parmesan recipes but keeps all the flavor, so you can enjoy it any day of the week! This is our best eggplant parmesan recipe, hands down.
Here's a casserole side dish that tastes rich enough to serve for the holidays, or when you've got company coming over. Our Rice and Asparagus Casserole is creamy, cheesy, and full of fresh asparagus. It's an unforgettable side dish!
Any recipe from south of the border seems to be popular now, and there's no exception when it comes to our delicious and colorful Tortilla Stack. This simple Mexican-style recipe will turn an ordinary meal into a fiesta.
All the yummy veggies, seasonings, and cheeses blend together to make a fiesta in your mouth. Add this Fiesta of a Spread to your next Mexican potluck menu and we guarantee everyone will be saying, "Gracias!"
Our Snappy Broccoli Bake is a rich and creamy robust veggie bake that'll surely win over your finicky veggie eaters.
This vegetarian chili recipe is so hearty, no one will miss the meat. And our Southwest Veggie Chili offers so many of the Tex-Mex flavors we love.
Adding the combination of kale and Swiss chard to everyday lasagna is a great way to give it a garden-fresh twist. Just you wait - when greens are made this way, even the kids will love eating them!
Baked Macaroni and Eggplant Neapolitan is like eggplant parmigiana and baked ziti all rolled into one. Every mouthful is pure delight!
Vegetarian Main Dishes
Sometimes it's hard to know what to serve when someone at the dinner table has a special diet request, like diabetic meals, vegetarian recipes, or gluten free food. Well when it comes to easy vegetarian main dishes, we've got you covered! The recipes below are simple, filling, and sure to please anyone following a vegetarian diet. They're also sure to please your whole crew if you're just going meatless for the night.
Switch up your dinnertime routine by serving up our cheesy, baked Spinach and Artichoke Calzones. They're perfect for holding right in your hand and dunking into your favorite marinara sauce. You might just find yourself making these as an on-the-go lunch, too!
Portobello Pizza is perfect for vegetarians and anyone who wants healthy, great-tasting, different foods. It substitutes a large portobello mushroom for a doughy pizza crust. Even better? It can be made in less than ten minutes!
This summer, how about using those ruby red tomatoes to bake up something a little unusual but a whole lot tasty? We call it Summer's Best Tomato Pie and it's so fresh and creamy, you're gonna have a hard time stopping at one slice. With tomatoes being such a great summer food buy, you may want to bake one for a friend, too!
Our recipe for Easy Corn Fritters is a take-off on a traditional American classic. We've made it as easy as possible 'cause after all, isn't that what we need these days?
Who says you have to choose between great taste and good health? With our recipe for Baked Eggplant Parmigiana, you can enjoy both! We're sure you'll find yourself making this Italian favorite even when you're not thinking about lightening up!
Fresh veggies and crumbly cheese come together to form this simple and delicious Rustic Veggie Pie. Serve it as a side dish, appetizer, or even a tasty dinner pizza; either way it'll be a hit with the gang!
Want to be the "top tomato" at your next potluck party? Then whip up our easy, cheesy Tomato Pesto Potluck Pie that's packed with yummy Italian ingredients sure to make you a hero.
Dig your fork into the crunchy, golden topping of our Creamy Corn-Broccoli Bake and you'll find even more yummy, and healthier-for-you goodness! This easy throw-together makes for a hearty side dish or, throw some chicken in and you've got a family-perfect dinner recipe!
Quick Vegetarian Recipes
Even vegetarians need quick and easy meals when they're in a pinch. Luckily, these recipes are here to save the day! Made in 30 minutes or less, these are all quick and easy recipes that fit right into a vegetarian diet. They also make great meatless dinner ideas when you're looking for lighter fare. So just choose a recipe and whip it up -- you'll be enjoying your food in a flash!
At first glance, you might think this is a rice dish, but it's actually a pasta side dish! Ya see, orzo is a small, rice-shaped pasta, that's often used interchangeably with rice. In our recipe for Orzo Mushroom Toss, we used orzo for its nuttier flavor, which goes great with the fresh mushrooms!
Our over-stuffed veggie Baked Stuffed Peppers are a super change-of-pace easy side dish. Colorful red and green bell peppers serve as tasty edible bowls for a stuffing that teams with any main dish.
Take a shortcut to Little Italy and, before you know it, this will be a regular at your house, too!
Did you know you could "buffalo" just about anything? Our recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower uses the original sauce from Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Folks will be surprised when you show up with this kickin' take on a veggie favorite!
We'll show you the trick to turning out Italian-style risotto with a creamy rich texture every time! Our easy recipe is the perfect side dish for any main course!
If you've never tried hearts of palm salad, you've been missing out! Tender chunks of canned hearts of palm tossed with fresh veggies and seasonings turn into a company-fancy salad in minutes.
If you're tired of serving the same ol' side dishes every fall, then you've got to give our Butternut Squash Fritters a try. Fried until golden and crispy, there's no way anyone can resist having one...or two. And they're even better if you drizzle a little syrup over them!
Your family will celebrate with every bite of this one-pot Italian Pasta Toss! A blend of mixed veggies, creamy cheeses, and simple seasonings gives this pasta dish classic and fantastic flavors. It's a dish so good, they'll say it's restaurant-worthy!
Talk about a fresh 'n' tasty meal! Doesn't get any easier than our Open-Faced Avocado Sandwiches.
This is the perfect way to enjoy your veggies crunchy but still with those long-cooked-tasting juices. It's so cheesy-rich and mellow.
Vegetarian Recipes for Breakfast
These delicious vegetarian breakfast recipes are sure to start your day out right. From fluffy eggs to hearty pancakes, we've got something here to pelase everyone's breakfast palette. These easy breakfast recipes are full of filling, nutritious ingredients so that you'll be ready to face the day and skip the mid-morning snack.
When you're in a hurry to make something garden-fresh, these are perfect! Just mix 'em and bake 'em to feed to your hungry crowd!
Rouse up the gang with a breakfast that's worth waking up for! Our Egg and Cheese Biscuit Bake has layers of fluffy egg, covered with a freshly baked, cheesy biscuit topping that'll get them to rise 'n' shine in no time!
Get a taste of the spring with our recipe for Amazing Asparagus Quiche. This quiche is good enough to take along to a picnic, serve to Mom at a surprise brunch, or make any time you're craving a flavorful breakfast quiche! It really is amazing!
We're so crazy about carrots we like to use 'em in everything from soups to desserts. This recipe for Crazy Carrot Pancakes is a bit unexpected, but a lot welcomed, 'cause it's crazy easy, crazy good, and there's not a person who tries 'em who isn't crazy about 'em afterwards!
Our farm-fresh recipe for Eggs & Hash Brown Skillet is perfect for a big family or entertaining. Whether for breakfast or brunch, this one-pan egg and potato dish is a rise-and-shine hit.
You might want to take a peek into your garden for some of the ingredients needed for this Garden Quiche. It's made with a couple of fresh garden ingredients, like spinach and cherry tomatoes, which make this quiche perfect for a Mother's Day brunch or spring get-together.
Okay, let's face it, we all have our lazy days. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, and that includes cleaning out the fridge. Well, our recipe for Lazy Day Breakfast will help you do just that! Mix and match your favorite veggies to create your new breakfast go-to recipe!
Forget stopping for a fast-food breakfast! Eggs are one of the fastest foods we can make, and when we team them with fresh veggies and cook 'em in olive oil instead of butter, they're oh-so-good for us!
Easy Vegetarian Snacks
Who can forget about snack time? When you have a few extra minutes, it's nice to whip up a homemade snack that will fill you up. Try one of these vegetarian snack recipes for an easy, healthful snack option. In fact, you may want to make a little extra of these recipes, because they're so good, they'll disappear in no time!
If you're a lover of crispy-crunchy snacks, then you're really going to enjoy this recipe for Crispy Green Bean Fries. Lightly-breaded green beans are baked until they're perfectly crispy, so you can enjoy healthier and yummier snacking.
This is the perfect party appetizer. With its combination of fresh mozzarella, basil and other Italian themed ingredients, Caprese Toasts will go fast, so make plenty!
Potato tots are great, but they're not the best idea for anyone following a diabetic diet. That's why we came up with a healthier version using broccoli. Our Broccoli Tots are perfect for snacking on or for serving alongside any of your favorite main dishes.
This easy vegetarian snack recipe is refreshing and filling. You'll love the flavor of our Avocado Cilantro dip. In fact, it may become one of your go-to snack recipes! Just be sure to make enough to share, because no one will be able to resist this recipe.
Ever wonder how most restaurants get their garlic bread to stay so crispy? It's easy! Before toasting it, they spread each piece of bread with a mixture of olive oil and garlic. It's their little secret for that trendy, flavorful, Crispy Bruschetta.
The double breading on these onion rings makes them super crispy and delicious. You won't believe how fast our Crispy Crunchy Onion Rings disappear. They're great for munching on or serving alongside your favorite main dishes.
Our new version of vegetables and dip takes your taste buds from something old to something new! Grilled Veggies with Onion Dip is a trendier version of the classic idea, sure to win you raves.
Whether you choose to put it on bread or eat it with pita chips, our Avocado Egg Salad is sure to become a family favorite after just one bite!
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