Valentine's Day Vegan and Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Want to cook up a romantic, sans meat meal for your sweetie? Here are our favorite vegetarian and vegan dinner recipes with a fancy feel.

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Hearty Vegetable Lasagna

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This hearty, vegetable lasagna is the only lasagna my husband will eat. We love it!!! Hope you all enjoy as much as we do.

Vegetarian Four Cheese Lasagna

Rating: 4.59 stars
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This is a mouth tingling recipe with ricotta, feta, eggplant, tomato, pesto, pumpkin, Parmesan and mozzarella.

Pizza On The Grill I

Rating: 4.71 stars
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Even with a baking stone, a conventional oven is no match for a professional oven when it comes to making pizza. At home, or rather in your backyard, the grill is the way to go. The heat of a hot grill is perfect, and makes it possible to make incredible pizza at home. Use your favorite toppings, but keep in mind not to overload the pizza. Keep it light. Try it - everything is better on the grill!
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Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Rating: 4.59 stars
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This is a great recipe for falafel. Everyone that I have made it for loves it. Yum!

Chef John's Tomato Tart

Rating: 4.6 stars
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One of these days Michele and I will travel to the south of France, where we'll eat this amazing tomato tart at least once a day. It's going to be hot, since we'll have to go in the middle of summer to enjoy best possible tomatoes, but that's fine, as long as there's chilled rosé. One layer of tomato is plenty, since more than that will make for an overly wet tart, which means your pastry will not stay crispy.

Eggplant Parmesan I

Rating: 4.38 stars
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This makes a delicious entree served with a salad and garlic bread.

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Rating: 4.87 stars
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Autumn is the season for rich, creamy sauces, and I'm pretty sure you're going to be shocked at just how easy this one is. When your cream is reduced, your sauce is practically done. I like serving this with a stuffed pasta like tortellini or ravioli, topped with diced apple and crunchy toasted walnuts.

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Rating: 4.35 stars
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Lasagna, with its delicious layers, can take a while to put together, but it's always worth it! This warm vegetarian version is a comfy dinner any day of the week.

Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms and Leeks

Rating: 4.71 stars
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This savory bread pudding was inspired by a lunch I had at a food cart in Portland long ago. It works well as a vegetarian main dish or as a substantial side dish.

Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.36 stars
95
A filling vegetarian main course dish, squash stuffed with stuffing and rice!

Indian Eggplant - Bhurtha

Rating: 4.55 stars
304
This is a traditional North Indian (Punjabi) Bhurtha made with eggplant and tomato, and seasoned with cumin, turmeric garlic and ginger. Serve with fresh roti or naan.

Chanterelle Risotto

Rating: 4.39 stars
41
Savory and cheesy. Sublime vegetarian dish for dinner parties. You can substitute Romano for Parmesan, and porcinis for chanterelles.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Hearty Vegetable Lasagna
"This recipe is a staple—but I make it vegan using puréed cauliflower mixed with basil, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic for the filling :) My carnivore hubby loves it!" – Ruth Ann
Tagliatelle with Coriander Pesto
"This a seriously delicious and super easy to make." – mcalbert

Banh-Mi Style Vietnamese Baguette

Rating: 4.49 stars
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These are by far the best sandwiches to serve your guests and yourself! The ingredients are fresh, delicious, popular and fills your mouth with marinated joy. You can usually find the high-caloric sandwich (variety of meat on mayonnaise) in your local Vietnamese baguette shop but here is a hearty Vegetarian version (if you do not use fish sauce) using portabello mushrooms.