Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Meatless meals are as tasty and filling as their meaty counterparts. With vegetarian lasagna, chili, and more, Allrecipes makes going veggie easy and delicious.

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Maria's Broccoli Rabe

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This is a nice side dish served with baked chicken or fish. Virtually not fattening and very healthy for you.

Kidney Beans and Corn

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Kidney beans, corn, and red onion combine for a delicious dish that works well with rice or quinoa. This could also be served as a very hearty soup or chili.

Garlicky Summer Squash and Fresh Corn

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A delicious and different way serve two favorite summer vegetables, squash and corn!

Pasta Carcione

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Bow tie pasta tossed with spinach, tomatoes, goat cheese and olive oil. This is the best pasta recipe in the world! I made it up one day instead of serving a heavy pasta dish. The goat cheese makes this recipe!

Easy Asparagus

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Asparagus cooked right in the frying pan, drizzled with an onion-wine glaze and parmesan cheese.

Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

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Making the most of simple, fresh ingredients found at your local Farmer's Market, these quesadillas make great appetizers or a quick and healthy meal. Serve while hot with your favorite salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.
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Unbelievably Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Chili

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You're not going to believe how awesome this chili tastes and how easy it is to make. 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!

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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People have offered me their firstborn children for this recipe; it is simple, easy to make, and delicious. It's also vegan if you don't add the cheese at the end. If you prefer a more spicy soup, add a dash or two of hot sauce before serving.

Vegetarian Reubens

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A meat-free - but not flavor free - alternative to this classic sandwich.

Rae's Vegetarian Chili

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This is a low-fat, high-protein recipe. For vegan, simply leave out the cheese. The variety of beans adds a nice touch of color, and it can be made as mild or spicy as you like it. Remember to recycle all those cans we used.

Alfredo Sauce

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Rich and creamy! I have found that Parmesan cheese doesn't melt well, and often substitute Gruyere cheese.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

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If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Inspiration and Ideas


"We really loved these! My husband was surprised how much he liked them, considering there's no meat involved." – *Sherri*

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

"Thank you for this recipe! Super simple and took less than 20 minutes to whip up. I made it for my mom, who is not vegan, and she loved it!" – ashby45

Grilled Asparagus

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The special thing about this recipe is that it's so simple. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper is cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies.