15 Vegetarian Dinners Ready in 15 Minutes
These vegetarian dinners have it all. Healthy and filling, they're tasty and top-rated, require minimal prep work, and are on the table in about 15 minutes. You'll love the variety of these quick-and-easy vegetarian recipes, too! We're talking simple stroganoff, plant-based tacos and veggie burritos, meat-free burgers and wraps, quick stir-fries, and more.
"Get as creative as you want! Add as many veggies as you like," says Julie Weigand. "Experiment with Mexican seasonings or make this into a taco salad instead of using it as a tortilla shell . Have fun with it and know you are eating healthy!"
Low-Cal Vegan Asian-Style Tofu-Vegetable Stir-Fry
"This quick and easy recipe will have you drooling over this hearty main dish of lightly fried tofu, rich spices, and yummy vegetables," says deanne033. "Lightly frying the tofu and veggies in mostly red wine vinegar rather than all oil cuts the calories down tremendously. Frozen or fresh vegetables work. I used a frozen mix-pack of green beans, diced carrots, corn, and soy beans. Goes great with rice."
Lighter Mushroom Tortellini Alfredo
Combine cooked tortellini with sauteed sliced mushrooms and garlic, butter, evaporated milk, and Parmesan cheese. "This pasta dish is a perfect choice for meatless Monday, and with minimal ingredients it's fast to make, too!" says thedailygourmet.
Maple Glazed Tofu
Here's a tasty vegetarian alternative to glazed ham. You'll create a glaze by whisking together maple syrup, pineapple juice, soy sauce, and mustard. Just simmer stir-fried tofu in the syrupy mixture and top with sesame seeds. "I cooked it with sliced mushrooms a quartered white onion and a sliced green bell pepper," says Bronzon. "I then mixed fettuccine noodles with fresh baby spinach and topped it with the maple glazed tofu/veggies. I added a little hot sauce to balance the sweetness of the maple."
Easy Vegetarian Stroganoff
This recipe combines textured vegetable protein, mushroom soup, mushrooms, onion and oats to make a thick hearty gravy. "Fast and delicious, great over noodles, baked potato, or rice," says GEORGIANA HOFFMAN.
Baked Tofu Spinach Wrap
Microwave slices of hickory-flavor baked tofu and shredded Cheddar, then add fresh baby spinach, grated Parmesan, and Ranch dressing and wrap it all up. Some reviewers recommend warming the tortillas in a hot skillet for a few seconds on each side to keep them from breaking. "Quick, simple and tasty!" says VIKIM.
Vegetarian Chickpea Tacos
These quick, healthy tacos need just three ingredients. "Delicious and super simple," says Buckwheat Queen. "My taco seasoning mix had corn starch in it so I needed extra water. This is a great filling for tacos, burritos, or to top nachos."
"This is the veggie burger supreme," says Irv Thomas. "The easiest and MOST ECONOMICAL burger of all. A single medium-sized eggplant (together with the usual trimmings) feeds a family of six. Use whatever types of cheese and burger toppings to suit your family's taste."
Quick Brownbag Burritos
Canned black beans and prepared salsa put these burritos on the table super fast. "These are quick enough to whip up anytime and are even good cold, which makes them great for bagged lunches!" says Lori Brodhurst.
Tony's Summer Pasta
Chopped plum tomatoes and mozzarella cheese are bathed in olive oil, fresh basil, and minced garlic, and then tossed with linguine. "The tomatoes are warmed and the cheese melts ever so slightly, creating a simple but delectable meal," says KDCG.
Jackfruit Vegan Tacos
"Jackfruit is a great vegan alternative to shredded chicken to use in tacos," says Cassidy Carolino. "These jackfruit tacos are delicious and vegan! Choose your favorite taco toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, cilantro, avocado, vegan cheese, and vegan sour cream."
Pesto is a great ingredient to keep on hand for extra fast dinners. The sautéed onions add a little sweetness and some depth. Reviewer cookformywife "doubled the pesto as suggested and added ready crisp bacon and a little bit of red pepper flakes. Awesome!"
Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches
Sliced tofu and onions cook until golden brown in a little vegetable oil. Then you'll simmer everything in barbeque sauce and serve on warmed buns. "Finally a veggie sandwich with true barbeque flavor!" says FOODCAT.
Bean and Cheese Toasterdilla
Meet the quesadilla you can make in your toaster! It's just three ingredients: flour tortillas, refriend beans, and shredded cheese. "They have become all the rage and can be tailored to your favorite ingredients," says France C. "J ust be sure not to overstuff them. Once you get the hang of folding them, they are a breeze to put together and something the kids can make too. Serve with sour cream and salsa."
Unbelievably Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Chili
In this simple chili, vegetarian crumbles combine with diced tomatoes and onions, canned white beans and chili beans, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix. "You're not going to believe how awesome this chili tastes and how easy it is to make," says Tracy Hamilton. "I make batches and take it to work for lunch for the week. It's really filling and very healthy. You can substitute the chili beans with kidney beans if you wish, but be sure to drain them if you do. It's even better the next day, and if you omit the optional cheese, it's vegan-friendly!"