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.

Staff Picks

Maria's Broccoli Rabe

Rating: 4.5 stars 235
This is a nice side dish served with baked chicken or fish. Virtually not fattening and very healthy for you.

Kidney Beans and Corn

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 133
A delicious and different way serve two favorite summer vegetables, squash and corn!

Pasta Carcione

Rating: 4 stars 68
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 157
Asparagus cooked right in the frying pan, drizzled with an onion-wine glaze and parmesan cheese.

Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 509
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 165
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 749
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
A meat-free - but not flavor free - alternative to this classic sandwich.

Rae's Vegetarian Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 119
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.
By Rae Arsenault

Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 2417
Tender squash, gooey cheese and crunchy crackers make this a memorable side dish or a hearty main course. This is a great dish that can be made with low-fat ingredients and is still just as good!

Baby Spinach Omelet

Rating: 4.5 stars 359
Tender baby spinach, Parmesan cheese, and a little nutmeg are cooked with eggs. A carb-cutter's perfect start for the day.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 125
"We really loved these! My husband was surprised how much he liked them, considering there's no meat involved." – *Sherri*
Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry
Rating: Unrated 715
"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
Mom's Cucumber Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 491

This is the recipe that my mom made when I was small. It is still one of my favorites. Some friends add a little green onion to the recipe. My kids and I just aren't raw onion fans. Enjoy!