11 Vegetarian Recipes for Die Hard Meat-Lovers
Perhaps you're flirting with the idea of eating less meat, or maybe you're already vegetarian and trying to convince your meat-loving family to go veggie. Whatever the reason, here are healthy vegetarian dinner ideas that are filling, and tasty enough for the most hardened carnivores.
Rave Review: "Color me impressed! I was skeptical that these could be as good as the real deal, but I stand corrected. If the mushrooms are chopped finely in the food processor, even the texture is darned close." -- Baricat
Rave Review: "All my friends (even the ones that usually won't eat anything that doesn't contain meat) think that this is an excellent dish. I usually add some minced garlic and crushed red pepper to give the eggplant a kick." -- KIPUF
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Rave Review: "Fantastic recipe! Even my carnivore husband loves it." -- Jonny's Girl
Rave Review: "Delicious! I made this for my dad and brother, who were skeptical of the tofu, but my dad had seconds :-). Really great recipe!" -- Mel
Rave Review: "This is a great veggie burger!! My husband has already requested them again. And he is a meat lover. Thanks for such a healthy, low cost recipe that I will be making over and over!" -- cookinme
Rave Review: "Yum!! One of my favorites. Even my husband likes it. Just proves you don't need meat to have a fabulous dinner." -- NAL
Rave Review: "Lots of chopping, but oh, so, worth it. I left out the jalapeno, and even my 12-year-old ate it. She was thrilled to have a vegetarian dish that the rest of the carnivores in the family would be happy to eat regularly." -- Korie Roberts Bartnik
Lentils and mushrooms stand in deliciously for ground beef in this hearty bolognese sauce. "So tasty, and as nice as a meat bolognese," says sorchaspud. "It can also be served with potatoes, too."
Rave Review: "My husband -- NOT a lover of meatless dinners -- raved about this chili! I served it with pico de gallo and sour cream as a garnish. Yum! It's a great alternative to our typical beef chili." -- LEE THRASH
Rave Review: "This is a great alternative to and healthier than meat based enchiladas. My husband usually likes meat in his meals, but doesn't miss the meat in this dish." -- MessyMisty
Rave Review: "This is delicious! It's a great vegetarian meal that even my meat loving husband asks for." -- VEGGIEHEAD1