79 of The Best Vegetarian Meals Everyone Will Love

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Finding it hard to come up with healthy vegetarian recipes that the whole family will enjoy? We’ve got you covered with 79 of the best vegetarian meals – because whether you’re experimenting with meatless Monday, have gone full veggie, or are just entertaining vegetarian friends, sometimes we all need a little inspiration!

79 of The Best Vegetarian Meals Everyone Will Love

There are so many easy vegetarian recipes out there, but sometimes it is hard to know where to begin.

Especially for those of us accustomed to eating meat – what would the main ingredients be? How to make it a balanced meal? Where to find meatless recipes in the first place?

Checking out this list is a great way to start! Every recipe on here is for a full meal, be those easy vegetarian dinner recipes or lunch recipes. You’ll get so much inspiration, from pastas to curries to soups to stews and more.

There are even a few vegan recipes on there. Truly something for everyone! Meat-free meals have never looked so good.

Let’s check out some of the best vegetarian meals!

Are you ready to have your socks blown off by some awesome vegetarian dinner ideas? Delicious flavors right this way!

Bakes and Roasts

Bonus: simple, hearty

This healthy high protein vegetarian moussaka is a true veggie delight with Greek soul and full of flavour and texture!

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Salad Bake (Protein Recipe)

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 24g

Calories: 548kcal

Ready in:42 minutes

Bonus: complete protein, one tray

This time-saving traybake with sweet potato, broccoli, and quinoa is big on superfood nutrition and even bigger on taste.

Bonus: egg-free, gluten-free, showstopper!

After the perfect cauliflower steak? Try this simple & delicious roasted cauliflower steak with ricotta and pepper sauce!

Bonus: super high protein, low-effort

Looking for a healthy vegetarian dinner? Try this simple oven roasted broccoli with halloumi & lentils. 32g protein each!

Bonus: easy, unusual

Looking for new oven ideas? Try this delicious roasted fennel and carrots with chickpeas! 22g protein per serving!

Bonus: gluten-free, speedy

After a healthy, quick to make meal? Try our roasted asparagus and tomatoes with halloumi and quinoa. A gloriously meatless meal ready in 30 minutes!

Bonus: simple, dump and bake

A dump and bake dish that will please everyone, this bean and pasta vegetarian casserole makes a perfect healthy dinner.

Bonus: simple, low fat

This easy vegetarian shakshuka recipe breaks everything down into simple steps for a great Shakshuka result every time!

Bonus: light, gluten free

Healthy vegetarian recipe for gluten-free socca pizza made with chickpea (besan) flour. It’s loaded with plant-based protein, easy to make and a delicious low-calorie treat!

Bonus: low-effort, high protein

Melted Feta and Veggie Bake. Easy and quick. 10 minutes prep time, then for 30 minutes in the oven. High in vitamins A, C and B6, protein and fiber. Vegetarian cooking at its finest.

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 30g

Calories: 615kcal

Ready in:1 hour 20 minutes

Recipe by: Kat & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: dinner party fave, vegan

Vegan stuffed peppers packed with quinoa – and loads of flavour. Full of protein and with clear instructions in easy steps.

Bonus: creamy, simple

This cheesy, crispy, oven favourite broccoli cheese casserole is low effort and high reward – complete with cheat tips!

Bonus: quick prep, gluten-free

This lush ricotta bake takes JUST FIVE MINUTES to prepare – then it’s off into the oven while you get on with the more important things in life.

Bonus: cheesy, simple

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers baked in a delicious tomato sauce – foolproof instructions and packed with vitamins and nutrients – bring the health back!

Bonus: classic, hearty

Vegetarian toad in the hole paves the way for a meat-free future – why eat meat when you can have this instead?

Bonus: quick prep, simple ingredients

Our healthy sweet potato casserole is easier and healthier than the original Hungarian recipe – and just as tasty! Just prep and relax.

Perfect Pizza Potatoes

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 29g

Calories: 669kcal

Ready in:1 hour

Recipe by: Heiko & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: gluten-free, fun

Hands down, the best gluten-free pizza alternative out there. Never feel like you’re missing out again!

Protein: 10g
Calories: 634 kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: SlowTheCookDown
Bonus: hearty, rich

This creamy mushroom pot pie is topped with a shortcrust pastry for a made from scratch vegetarian main meal. The mushroom filling is rich, made with 4 types of mushrooms, brandy, cream and fresh herbs.

Protein: 14g
Calories: 293kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: JarOfLemons
Bonus: cheesy, comfort food

Delicious and SO easy to make, this easy Vegetarian Enchiladas recipe is the BEST healthy comfort food! Whole wheat tortillas filled with black beans, zucchini, bell peppers, and a creamy yogurt enchilada sauce all topped with melted cheesy goodness.

Soups and Stews

Bonus: dairy-free, comforting

Want a tasty veggie lunch that’s packed with protein? Look no further than our homemade vegetarian egg drop noodle soup! A delicious dinner to warm your soul.

Bonus: vegan, filling

After something light and tasty for dinner? Try our high protein coconut mushroom stew – did we mention it’s vegan too?

Bonus: high fibre, vegan

After a high protein, high fibre, low calorie vegetarian dinner? Our Mexican bean stew is just the ticket! Try it now!

Protein: 11g
Calories: 333kcal
Ready in: 40 mins
Recipe by: JackSlobodian
Bonus: warming, vegan

This vegan Hungarian goulash uses delicious traditional flavours while being a quicker and healthier version than conventional goulash! It’s made in under 1 hour and is packed with vitamins and minerals.

Bonus: hearty, warming

Fill up and power up on our hot vegetarian kale and white bean soup. It’s an absolute pearl for your healthy slim down diet.

Bonus: fibrous, quick

So comforting you want to sit in it. Only vegan ingredients, great taste and ready in 20 minutes. High in protein and fiber. You won’t be disappointed!

Protein: 11g
Calories: 186 kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: VeggiesDon’tBite
Bonus: high iron, easy meal

Greek lentil soup, also called Fakes soupa, has simple ingredients and is full of protein and iron. It’s super healthy, easy to make and tastes incredible!

Bonus: spicy, filling

This speedy and roasted creamy corn soup is here to show the world just how much vegan food rocks. Why should vegans have all the fun?!

Rice and Noodles

Korean Vegetarian Bibimbap (High-Protein Recipe!)

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 25g

Calories: 462kcal

Ready in:45 minutes

Bonus: gluten-free, low fat, high protein

A colorful bowl of delicious veg and golden eggs, what’s not to love about this vegetarian Bibimbap?

Bonus: vegan, versatile

Tender veggies, fragrant ginger and garlic, soft noodles and a creamy peanut stir fry sauce come together to make this delicious vegan dish. The best part is , it’s vegan too!

Bonus: perfect for leftovers, healthy alternative

Need to use some leftover brown rice and veggies? Rustle up some egg fried rice with this healthy vegetable fried rice recipe! Delicious vegetarian recipes don’t get much better than this.

Bonus: vegan, quick

Looking for a speedy noodle dish, packed with vegetables and flavour? The search is over with this easy vegetable lo mein!

Bonus: super spicy, super healthy

Love spice? Love noodles? Want both those things in 1 healthy package? Try our delicious spicy dragon noodles now!

Bonus: easy, fast

This creamy leek risotto is easy to make, filling and oh-so comforting. We show you how to speed it up, too – good food shouldn’t be slow!

Bonus: easy, creamy

Awaken the Italian in You! Quick to make, so satisfying and tasty to eat. We’ve also included the key surprisingly easy tips to getting the perfect risotto.

Bonus: vegan, bright flavours

Searching for a sweet, spicy and simple vegan noodle dish for dinner? This tofu vegan pad thai hits the mark every time!

Salads

Bonus: high protein, full of veggies

Need a new couscous recipe? Try this Mediterranean couscous bowl with yogurt dressing. The perfect lunch, side or dinner!

Bonus: high protein, rich in antioxidants

Looking for a tasty, healthy new way to use up some sweet potatoes? Try this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with red pesto!

Bonus: high protein, vegan

This protein packed vegan lentil and potato salad is a perfect weight loss recipe. It’s filling, healthy and nutritious, while still tasting amazing!

Bonus: fresh flavours, perfect summer lunch

Looking for an easy tabbouleh recipe? Get a load of our lentil tabbouleh – a protein packed take on the classic dish!

Bonus: colourful, filling

Smooth and hearty meets sweet and crunchy, this sweet potato and beetroot salad has got it going on!

Bonus: high protein, sweet & sticky

Try our quinoa & Brussel sprouts salad this festive season. Christmas’s most infamous vegetable has never tasted so good!

Bonus: whole grain carbs, lots of veggies

Try our quinoa & Brussel sprouts salad this festive season. Christmas’s most infamous vegetable has never tasted so good!

Bonus: super filling, gluten-free

Four easy steps to a delicious and nutritious crispy, crunchy potato lunch. Make your colleagues jealous!

Bonus: fresh, high protein

Looking for a salad that is filling, healthy and high in protein? Try this spring salad with lentils & veggies now!

Bonus: tangy, vegan

Looking for a healthy vegan pasta salad that you can prep ahead for lunch? Try our Mediterranean pasta salad!

Bonus: superfoods, high protein

In this superfood salad lentils and quinoa are jazzed up with crunchy almonds, tangy olives and creamy avocado.

Curries

Bonus: dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free

Creamy aubergine curry laced with unctuous coconut milk, delicately spiced with garam masala powder. Try making our aubergine curry today!

Bonus: easily veganisable, exciting flavours

This virtually vegan mango curry is refreshing, tropical, super-quick and soooooo easy! Don’t miss out on this one.

Bonus: high fibre, high iron, vegan

Vegan Chickpea Curry. Our awesome vegan take on the insanely popular dish. Ridiculously tasty and nutritious – just look at all that protein, fibre and iron.

Bonus: low calorie, low fat

The classic curry takes on a new face with our vegan tikka masala. Full of healthy veg and fragrant flavours, this is sure to win your heart!

Bonus: flavourful, beautiful

An exciting fusion of Pakistani spices combine with crunchy roasted cauliflower in this classically cooked dish.

Bonus: spicy, refreshing

Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of taste, spice and a fresh lime kick. Delicious, nutritious and it’s even vegan, yaay.

Protein: 9.4g
Calories: 242 kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Bakerita
Bonus: warming, simple

This Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Curry is a dinner staple that’s so quick and easy to make! It’s loaded with veggies and protein and has a secret ingredient to make it extra rich + creamy. It’s gluten-free and plant-based.

Protein: 11g
Calories: 440 kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: VeganHaven
Bonus: Creamy, simple

This vegetable korma makes the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s packed with flavor, loaded with fresh vegetables, entirely vegan, and ready in less than 30 minutes!

Pasta

Bonus: high protein, speedy

Creamy Broccoli Pasta with lemon juice and garlic. This vegetarian combo is a real nutrition powerhouse. Ready in 25 minutes, super versatile, and sooooo tasty! Enjoy!

Bonus: spicy, vegan

After a healthy pasta arrabiata recipe? Try ours! With aubergine and a crushed almond topping, this is one of the best vegan dinners out there!

Bonus: comfort food, vegan

Love a good bolognese but trying to eat less meat? Try our healthy, plant-based lentil bolognese – you’ll never look back! One of the best vegetarian recipes we’ve come up with to replace a classic! Even meat lovers will want a bowl.

Bonus: vibrant, nutritious

The beets are bangin’ in this eye-catching dish. Highly nutritious, beetroots are an awesome addition to any pasta meal – including this beauty!

Bonus: comforting, simple

A simple but delicious dish that requires bugger all washing up! It’s also an easy way to get all that healthy spinach into your system. Ready in 25 mins, vegetarian pasta recipes don’t get much better than this.

Bonus: vegan, easy

Vegan Bolognese. It was about time we veganized the Italian classic. And we’re proud to say we were successful. Please welcome, the amazing Anti Bolognese!

Bonus: vitamin C, healthy fats

Quick and creamy Avocado Pasta that’s healthy and vegan. High in fiber, vitamin C, iron and good fats. Easy to make in under 15 minutes.

Protein: 9g
Calories: 315 kcal
Ready in: 17 mins
Recipe by: ASweetAlternative
Bonus: creamy, filling

This creamy vegan tahini pasta is pure comfort food. It’s rich, filling, and so easy to throw together quickly for a satisfying plant-based dinner or lunch.

Mexican

Bonus: light, gluten-free

Watching your weight but love Mexican food? Give taco night a healthy twist with these light, tasty sweet potato tacos! Our favorite way to eat tacos.

Bonus: high protein, easy

Huevos rancheros are a quick and easy traditional mexican vegetarian breakfast that make a great healthy option for vegetarians. It’s also a pretty yummy lunch or dinner!

Bonus: crispy, filling

These veggie lentil tacos are our new go-to meal. SO TASTY and stacked with lentil protein and fiber, it’s time to take dinner up to the next level.

Bonus: gluten-free, vegan

In this healthy burrito bowl we’ve got quinoa, avocado, pineapple, tofu and Adobo sauce for a sizzling taste bud fiesta!

Miscellaneous

Bonus: gluten-free, slow burn carb

Enjoy a taste of the Med with our creamy mushroom and sundried tomato polenta – total perfection!

Bonus: simple, high protein, vitamin b12

This simple vegetable frittata is full of veggie goodness and packed with protein. Fried in healthy olive oil. Give it a go, we dare you!

Bonus: simple, filling

Looking for a healthy version of a classic rosti recipe? Try our asparagus and potato rosti recipe with mozzarella slices!

Bonus: high protein, delicious

Fried halloumi absolutely rocks! We can’t get enough of the stuff and this quick recipe is another sure-fire, high-protein winner!

Quinoa Burgers

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 16g

Calories: 482kcal

Ready in:30 minutes

Recipe by: Jansen & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: flavourful, high protein

The BEST quinoa burgers EVER! Just follow our easy instructions and you’ll be chowing down in no time! These are the future, and they’re here to stay.

Bonus: easy meal, ready in minutes

Time to get those guns on show! This protein-packed baked potato is an absolute protein star – and awesomely tasty to boot! Love it.

Bonus: simple, low calorie

Vegetarian Baked Beans. Thick and full flavoured with a moreish tang. Low in calories, ready in 15 minutes and just as good as the ‘original’ from Heinz!

Bread and Tomatoes

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 slice wholegrain bread
  • 8 cherry tomatoes

  • Dice the onion and garlic, then fry both in olive oil.

  • Drain and rinse the can of white beans.

  • As soon as the onion starts to turn translucent add the beans.

  • Now add the crushed tomatoes, herbs, worcester sauce and tabasco sauce.

  • Dissolve the corn starch in 2 tbsp water, then gently stir in the mix.

  • Let it simmer for about 10 minutes and give it a taste test.

  • Finish off with salt and pepper, if needed.

  • BAM! Done. You just decoded Heinz’ Baked Beans recipe 😉

Nutrition Facts

79 of The Best Vegetarian Meals Everyone Will Love

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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Vegetarian Meals FAQs

What is the best vegetarian meal?

Bean curries or stews, tofu dishes with rice or noodles, hearty salads with legumes and veggies…there are so many amazing vegetarian meals, it’s hard to pick The Best. An important thing is to know how to structure them – where to get your protein, fat, and other macros.

If you check out this vegetarian weight loss e-book, you could learn all about how to put together the best, healthiest vegetarian meals.

What is the most famous vegetarian dish?

Indian food is known for its many traditional vegetarian dishes, so curries are among the most famous vegetarian dishes.

What should I eat for dinner in vegetarian?

You should eat a balance of vegetables, vegetarian protein sources and carbs. Protein sources include beans, lentils, tofu, eggs and cheese!

I’m sure you can agree…those are definitely some of the best vegetarian meals. What have you tried? What will you try next time? Let us know in the comments 🙂


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