12 Vegetarian Skillet Dinners for Easy Weeknight Meals
When you need a simple, filling meal that won't create too many dishes, these easy vegetarian skillet recipes are here to save the day. Each of these 12 recipes are family-friendly and packed with plenty of plants so you can feel good about what you're serving up. With lots of grains, beans, and pasta, everyone at the table will walk away satisfied. Work one of these meatless skillet recipes into your weekly dinner rotation to save money, skip meat for the night, or just try something new and unique.
Winter Vegetable Hash
Enjoy a medley of flavors and textures with this root veggie hash. Reviewer Crystal says, "This is fantastic! The flavors of all the veggies go so well together. It's very savory and satisfying."
One Skillet Mexican Quinoa
Packed with fire-roasted tomatoes, sweet corn, and hearty black beans, this quinoa skillet checks off all your food groups for a healthy and delicious dinner. Use vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth to make this veggie-friendly.
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
Tender gnocchi (or potato dumplings) are dressed up into an entire meal with the addition of veggies, beans, and plenty of cheese. Sub in a vegetarian-friendly cheese in place of the Parmesan for a totally vegetarian dish.
One Pot Pasta
It's hard to beat a bowl of pasta in red sauce when it comes to comforting dinners. Onions and mushrooms are cooked down in a spiced tomato sauce before the noodles are added and cooked altogether in the same skillet.
Mexican Rice and Beans
Rice and beans, a classic vegetarian meal, get a Mexican-inspired flavor boost with poblano peppers, cumin, and pinto beans. Serve it up with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole for a creamy contrast.
Protein-Packed Vegetarian Fried Rice
With nearly a quarter of your daily protein needs, thanks to tofu and eggs, this vegetarian fried rice makes for a filling meal the whole family will love.
Easy Vegetarian Kofta Curry
Using pre-made frozen vegetarian meatballs means this Indian-inspired dish is ready in just over half an hour. They're simmered in a creamy spiced tomato sauce, just begging to be served with freshly steamed basmati rice.
Brussels Sprouts 'n Gnocchi
With a hint of lemon and spice from the red pepper flakes, this mild pasta dish features pillowy gnocchi and tender Brussels sprouts for a winning combo.
Weeknight Aloo Gobi Saag
Want all the taste of falafels without the hassle of forming individual patties? This easy hash combines chickpeas, falafel seasonings, yams, and spinach for a well-rounded meal that's reminiscent of the Mediterranean dish.
One-Pan Mexican Quinoa
Brightly colored and flavored, this Mexican medley of ingredients is perfect for an easy skillet dinner. Serve with a side of sliced avocado and tangy sour cream for a filling meal.
Red Lentils with Veggies
Berbere, a bold Ethiopian spice blend, lends flavor to this lentils and veggies recipe. Serve it with rice or flatbreads for scooping up this saucy dish.