Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

Delectable vegetarian main dish recipes for every occasion - from quick and easy everyday dinners the entire family will enjoy to recipes to impress the most discerning diner.

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Bowl Recipes

Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

Rating: Unrated
A fresh and crisp meal in one. Brown rice, vegetables, tofu and chickpeas are topped with a spicy Thai basil dressing and toasted sesame seeds.
Indian Recipes

Vegetable Biryani (Tehri)

Rating: Unrated
Tehri was originally concocted by kings in northern India as a vegetarian equivalent to the Mughals' mutton or chicken biryani. This modern-day version has deliciously soft sweet vegetables and flavorful long-grain rice. Serve with chilled yogurt and spicy curry on the side.

Fresh Pesto Pizza

Rating: Unrated
This is a basic vegetarian pizza that you can tweak to make your own special go-to dish. It's quick and easy and is the meal I plan for those busy nights when I can't spend much time in the kitchen.
Italian Recipes

Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

Rating: Unrated
In this lasagna, the eggplant rounds take place of the traditional noodles. Perfect if you're following a low-carb lifestyle and are in the mood for Italian.
Vegan Recipes

Crazy Creamy Chickpea Curry

Rating: Unrated
Coconut milk adds creaminess to this vegan dish, while enhancing the spicier notes.
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Vegetarian Recipes

Chef John's Shakshuka

Rating: Unrated
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.
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Authentic Falafels

Rating: Unrated
These falafels are the closest thing to NYC street vendor falafels! Made the traditional way with dried soaked chickpeas! Great on a pita with lettuce, cucumber and yogurt. Asafoetida is usually found in Middle Eastern or Indian food stores. If you prefer, you can use 2 to 3 garlic cloves and 1 small chopped onion instead. This is a great base recipe, customize it to your own tastes.
Thai Recipes

Pad Thai with Tofu

Rating: Unrated
This is a favorite Thai dish that is light and combines sour, salt, sweet, and spicy flavors.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: Unrated
This is a nice rich mac and cheese. Serve with a salad for a great meatless dinner. Hope you enjoy it.
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Italian Recipes

Eggplant Parmesan II

Rating: Unrated
This is a no fry variation of this popular dish, and is just as delicious!
Pasta Main Dishes

Gnocchi I

Rating: Unrated
This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.
Asian Recipes

Orange Beef-Style Tofu Stir-Fry

Rating: Unrated
When I get a craving for orange beef, I make up this tofu stir-fry! Pieces of firm tofu in a mildly spicy orange sauce. Serve over rice noodles, and use any vegetables you like!

Inspiration and Ideas

Top Recipes for Grilling

It's time to get outside and grill! These recipes are perfect for dinners on the deck.

Breaded Eggplant Rollatini

"This was a tasty meatless dish. My husband really liked it." – Celeste

Chili Rellenos Casserole

Rating: Unrated

This Chili Rellenos Casserole is very easy to prepare and is loaded with flavor. Great for a busy week night, and good enough for company.