45-Minute Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

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Eggplant Parmesan I

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This makes a delicious entree served with a salad and garlic bread.

Spanakopita

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Greek spinach pie.

Coconut Tofu Keema

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A warm, savory Indian favorite, easy to make and exciting to eat. Serve over hot rice, with yogurt on the side, which may be added to taste to cut the heat and add sweetness.

Mini Frittatas with Quinoa

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Savory bites equally excellent hot or cold. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

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You might've tried boiling, mashing, and even turning cauliflower into 'rice'. For a different take on cauliflower, try these oven-roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce. Serve the steaks with chimichurri sauce or topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, sliced green olives and crumbled feta cheese.

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

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I just whipped this up one day when I felt like a stir-fry but did not have all the ingredients called for in some of the stir-fry recipes on this site. I used certain veggies I had on hand, but any seasonal veggies may be used. It has a mild ginger flavor that can be enhanced according to taste, and is filling yet light on the tummy! Tofu may be added. Serve over a bed of steamed jasmine rice.

Easy Fried Eggplant

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An easy and quick way to prepare eggplant, and tasty too! I serve it with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans and bread and butter. An inexpensive meal from my childhood and still a favorite!

Spinach Enchiladas

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If you like spinach and Mexican food, you'll love these easy vegetarian enchiladas made with ricotta cheese and spinach.

Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

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Once you've had one, you'll want another. The recipe is a little different from most burrito recipes, but I've had many, many requests for it. Serve these with sour cream, chopped green onions, and salsa.

Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls

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Tofu scrambles up just like eggs, and with some clever spices, even non-vegans will barely notice the difference. Try setting out toppings to let family or guests assemble their own burrito bowls.

Chef John's Shakshuka

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This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious. Be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking.

Chickpea Curry

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We usually recommend preparing the beans at home, but using canned chickpeas allows for a fast, convenient dish.

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Homemade Pureed Sweet Potato Baby Food

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A quick and easy method for providing baby food for your little one without any added preservatives, sugar, or salt. Can store cooked puree for 3 days in refrigerator or 3 months in freezer.

Aloo Matar

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Here is a delightful dish - potatoes and peas in a tomato puree sauce. It's pretty easy to rustle up, and adds zing to any meal. The best thing is that all of the ingredients are readily available. Serve hot with naan, puris, rotis, or plain rice.