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50 Quick + Easy Vegetarian Dinners

50 Quick + Easy Vegetarian Dinners

50 Quick + Easy Vegetarian Dinners
Back in July, a reader asked me to do a round-up of easy vegetarian dinner recipes. I love when you guys give me ideas! And September seemed like the perfect month to schedule it. Summer is winding down and we’re getting back to our normal routines; things like time management suddenly matter again. We want to eat homecooked meals, but we don’t want to spend 2 hours in the kitchen every night. Especially now that the days are getting shorter!

Here are 50 quick and easy vegetarian dinners. All of these recipes take 30 minutes or less to make–and that includes prep time!

Sweet & Spicy Mango Fajitas
Whole Wheat Rotini with Broccolini and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Pasta with Cilantro JalapeΓ±o Pesto, Fresh Corn, and Tomaotes
French Bread Pizzas
Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas
Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Sandwich [The Lemon Bowl]
Heirloom Tomato Goat Cheese Tarts [Just a Taste]
Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice [How Sweet It Is]
Vegetarian Yakisoba [The Fig Tree]

Zucchini and Lemon Spaghetti RecipeZucchini and Lemon Spaghetti
Pear & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers, Cremini Mushrooms & Asparagus
Broccoli Cheddar Pot Pies
Black Bean & Veggie Baked Tostadas
African Peanut Soup
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini [Panini Happy]
Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu with Sriracha [Kalyn’s Kitchen]
15-Minute Brussels Sprout & Tempeh Stir-Fry [In Pursuit of More]
15-Minute Caprese Pasta Skillet [Food Doodles]

Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza RecipeGrilled Caprese Naan Pizza
Tempeh Tacos
Tempeh Sloppy Joes
Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
One-Pot Pasta Primavera
Whole Wheat Pasta al Pomodoro [Following In My Shoes]
Gnocchi Nudo with Roasted Kale [Eighty Twenty]
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry [Bake Your Day]
Bean Burrito Bowls [Savvy Eats]

Peanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas RecipePeanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas
Seitan Cacciatore
Spicy Mango Pizza with Black Beans & Zucchini
Mushroom & Zucchini Quesadillas
Meatless Monte Cristo Sandwich
Spiced Mushroom Chickpea Tomato Stew [Cookin’ Canuck]
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet [Ambitious Kitchen]
Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata [Cupcakes & Kale Chips]
Ratatouille SautΓ© [The Roasted Root]
Tom Kha Soup [In Sonnet’s Kitchen]

Zucchini & Corn Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese RecipeZucchini Corn Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese
Thai Pizza
Sweet and Sour Tempeh
Loaded Veggie Nachos with Portabella Mushroom Meat
Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Sandwiches with Arugula Pesto
Broccoli Arugula Soup [Joy the Baker]
Lemon Chickpea Stir Fry [Eats Well With Others]
Orzo Salad with Chickpeas & Cherry Tomatoes [Kitchen Treaty]
Easy Cheesy Veggie Salsa Mac [Mom Foodie]
Grilled Zucchini Nachos [Two Peas & Their Pod]

Need some more easy meal ideas? Try making and freezing one of these 50 vegetarian casserole recipes, or throw together a meal-worthy vegetarian salad for dinner!

Vegetarian Dinner Cookbooks!

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If you’re looking for more vegetarian and vegan dinner recipes, here are some additional resources:

One-Dish Vegan: More than 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Easy and Delicious One-Bowl and One-Plate Dinners

Vegetarian Entrees That Won’t Leave You Hungry

The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook

Kristen Suzanne’s EASY Raw Vegan Entrees: Delicious & Easy Raw Food Recipes for Hearty & Satisfying Entrees Like Lasagna, Burgers, Wraps, Pasta, … Cheeses, Breads, Crackers, Bars & Much More!

Cooking Entrees With the Micheff Sisters: A Vegan Vegetarian Cookbook

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  • Reply
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
    September 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Great recipes, Kiersten! Thanks for sharing!

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    September 3, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Such a useful round up – thank you so much for putting this together. I know I’ll come back to this list time and time again.

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    September 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

    What a great idea – this will be a super handy resource! πŸ˜‰

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    Suzanne @ hello, veggy!
    September 3, 2013 at 8:33 am

    These round-ups are so useful! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog
    September 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

    All of these quick dinner ideas look great. I’ll take one of each, please.

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    marissa @ the boot
    September 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

    this is SO amazing! bookmarked for those nights when i need a little dinner inspiration!

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    Meg @ Beard and Bonnet
    September 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    LOVE this round up!!! This will be really helpful now that school is starting back tomorrow.

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    Grace @ Earthy Feast
    September 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Delicious looking round-up! They look even better knowing that I don’t have to spend all evening in the kitchen slaving over them! πŸ˜‰

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    Maria Tadic
    September 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Please send one French Bread pizza pleeeeeease! They look so good and so much better than the frozen kind! Geesh…need to make these asap!

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      September 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      I make them for lunch all the time. πŸ™‚ And guess what? You can freeze them! And they’re still better than the frozen kind! Well, the frozen kind you buy.

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    September 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    These are great. The only things I am trying to avoid these days are corn and soy which limits veggie recipes a bit but I still see plenty that don’t contain these items. Thanks for posting! I’m not a vegetarian, but I make quite a few of your recipes.

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      September 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      I eat soy, but I try not to over-rely on it, so I do my best to include things with beans and legumes, quinoa, etc. πŸ™‚

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    McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN | Nutrition Stripped
    September 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Have I ever told you that I love when you do these “round ups”? There so great and I bookmark them every time πŸ˜‰

    Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!

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      September 5, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you! I did one once and that was going to be it, and then I got all these requests to do more. πŸ™‚

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    September 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I love vegetarian dinners, fab round up!

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    September 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in the roundup. Can’t wait to check out some of these other recipes!

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      September 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

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    [email protected] eco friendly homemaking
    September 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Awesome recipes!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day
    September 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I love your roundups, Kiersten! We eat meatless several days per week and I’m always looking for new ideas. Great list! (And thanks for including me!)

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      September 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      You always post great meatless recipes! πŸ™‚

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    Kiran @
    September 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Yummy roundup, Kiersten! Thanks for taking the time to compile this list. We eat meatless most of the time and always look for more inspirations πŸ™‚

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    September 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    That a great list of good food Kiersten. There’s a lot to go through and try out. Thanks for a nice roundup.

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
    September 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Thanks for the link love! πŸ™‚

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      September 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

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    Alissa N
    September 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Your round ups are the best!! And thank you so much for including me!! You are my favorite.

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      September 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    September 4, 2013 at 11:06 am

    You find the best recipes! You rock!

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    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ
    September 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Perfect round-up! This post is already a classic to me, something to refer to every-time I need inspiration.

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen
    September 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I have been seriously lacking in dinner ideas lately, so I am going to seriously spend some time with this list. Thanks!

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    Marie @ Not Enough
    September 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Such a precious list! Thanks for another great recipe round-up Kiersten!

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    September 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

    While I love to cook a big dinner, you often need something you can pull together quickly. Our small rotation of dishes is getting old so I’ll have to try some of these soon. Thanks!
    FYI: I was referred to your site by Steph from

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      September 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚ I love Stephanie’s blog!

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    Renee K
    September 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post this.

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