20 Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Whether you eat solely vegetarian, dabble in “Meatless Monday”, or are simply trying to find some new light-weight recipes to enjoy, you’re going to fall in love with this collection of filling, healthy vegetarian dinner recipes. Each is hearty, packed with flavor, and I can guarantee you won’t miss the meat!

20 of the best healthy vegetarian dinner recipes. So satisfying and delicious, you won't miss the meat at dinner or any other meal! List includes soups, salads, pastas, stir fry, curry, and more!

 

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20 Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Easy, filling, and delicious Vegetarian Enchiladas with Butternut Squash, Black Beans, and Cheese. A healthy, flavorful casserole recipe that’s freezer friendly and perfect a for meatless Monday.

Vegetarian Enchiladas

Filling, flavorful Vegetarian Enchiladas with butternut squash, black beans, and cheese. This cheesy enchilada recipe will have you scraping the pan for more!

“I loved this recipe, it came together so quickly. But more importantly, my husband, who doesn’t eat squash, raved about this dish! 5 ? s in book for sure. I’m printing it out and putting in my collection and will most definitely be making it again and again!” — Rebecca

Whole30 Power Bowl

Whole30 Vegetarian Power Bowl

Super-food studded Whole30 Vegetarian Power Bowl. Packed with roasted veggies, with a creamy and delicious Whole30 dressing. Top with a soft boiled egg for a filling, high-protein vegetarian meal!

“This dish is EXCELLENT. Will be making this many times in the future. Was surprised at how tasteful it was, it was the perfect blend of spices. Simple to make and very healthy. Thanks for this recipe.” — Carissa

Instant Pot Lentil Curry Dal. Easy, healthy, vegan, and SO CREAMY! Made with Indian Spices and coconut milk.
Instant Pot Lentil Curry

Simple, creamy Instant Pot Lentil Curry. Fabulous Indian flavors, not too spicy, healthy, and vegan! This one pot recipe is completely hands free.

“This dish is amazing and so easy! It is fast becoming my family’s favorite. We always have the ingredients on hand so it works for any night. I can not get enough! So creamy and perfect. Also I feel so great afterwards no matter how much I might “over eat” it. Thanks!” — Blair

Easy Roasted Carrot Tomato Soup – a simple, ultra healthy, and delicious recipe for roasted carrot soup! Add Greek yogurt to make it creamy or omit to make it vegan and dairy free. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Roasted Carrot Soup

A cozy Roasted Carrot Soup with garlic, cumin, and touch of Greek yogurt to make it creamy and filling. Simple, healthy, and delicious!

“I made this soup for supper tonight and it was delicious!  My very picky eaters even ate their bowlsful!” — Wilma

Easy Vegan Enchiladas with tofu, spinach, and black bean filling, topped with a rich and flavorful red enchilada sauce and avocado. This recipe is THE BEST! Healthy, packed with protein, entirely plant based, dairy free (you won’t miss the cheese!), and gluten free. Casserole is freezer friendly and can be made in advance.

Vegan Enchiladas

Southwest Vegan Enchiladas with tofu, spinach, and black beans, topped with a rich and flavorful red enchilada sauce and avocado. Healthy, packed with protein, and gluten free. This recipe is  freezer-friendly, and absolutely delicious!

“I tried this recipe on a whim tonight and we LOVED THEM! They came together easily, and the flavors were amazing. Keeper!” — Samantha

Mediterranean Quinoa Burger. Easy, healthy and protein-packed veggie burger recipe! Made with chickpea, feta, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs, this filling vegetarian recipe is packed with flavor.

Mediterranean Quinoa Burger

A fresh-tasting, protein-packed Quinoa Burger recipe! This veggie burger is super studded with flavor and made with chickpeas, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and herbs.

“Oh my goodness! I made these and they are incredible! The rest of my family, who usually make a face at my “healthy” food, loved them too! I will definitely be making them again.”  — Kasey Rae

Nourishing Cuban Black Beans and Rice Bowls with baked plantains (tostones), roasted vegetables, and avocado. Packed with authentic Cuban flavors and ingredients. A healthy, filling, all-in-one recipe that’s vegan and gluten free!

Cuban Black Beans and Rice with Roasted Peppers and Plantains

A fresh twist on authentic Cuban Black Beans and Rice with baked plantains (tostones), roasted vegetables, and avocado. A healthy, filling all-in-one meal that’s vegan and gluten free!

“One of the best blog recipes I’ve ever tried! It was so filling and the flavors were unexpected and delicious. Looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!” — Georgia

Vegan Risotto with Quinoa and Roasted Veggies

Vegan Risotto with Asparagus and Quinoa

This CREAMY Vegan Risotto tastes like the real deal. Top it with any roasted veggies you love.

“Just made this tonight! 5 Stars!!! My new “make for company” vegan recipe. Followed exactly as printed. The recipe is PERFECT!!” — Kar

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry with sweet potato, kale, and coconut milk. Not too spicy, healthy, and made with easy to find ingredients! Super tasty and ready in 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for fast weeknight dinners. Vegan and gluten-free friendly recipes that's great leftover too!

Chickpea Curry

Green Thai Chickpea Curry is made with sweet potato, kale, and coconut milk, but you can adapt it to any ingredients in your refrigerator. It’s quick, easy, not too spicy, and made with easy-to-find ingredients.

“This is the best curry I have ever had. I can’t believe I made it! It is so flavorful and warm and comforting. I just want to sit on the couch with a bowl and good movie. Also perfect quick delicious dinner for a Monday.” — Alexis

Chickpea Salad Sandiwch

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

NO MAYO to be found in this Curry Chickpea Salad Sandwich! A reader favorite lunch, it’s made with Greek yogurt, mashed chickpeas, and layers of textures and flavors and cashews.

“This recipe is a keeper!! I loved the golden raisins, celery and cashews…added lots of interesting texture and flavor. Thanks for the easy and delish vegetarian recipe :)” — Melissa

General Tso Tofu. DELICIOUS and so much more healthy than takeout! {vegan, gluten free}

General Tso’s Tofu

General Tso’s Tofu is lightened-up version of the popular takeout dish that doesn’t skimp on taste. The sweet and sticky sauce is to-die-for, and it cooks in just one pan!

“This was absolutely delicious! We are a mixed vegetarian and nonveg family and today I am glad because I will get all the leftovers to myself. Thanks for a great recipe.” — Vivian

Italian Farro Salad

Italian Farro Salad

This potluck-friendly Italian Farro Salad can be made in advance, tastes wonderful both chilled and at room temperature, and is perfect for healthy meal prep, light lunches, or a side dish with dinner.

“I am obsessed with this salad. I made it a second time and threw in goat cheese to try something different. Delightful!!” — Holli

Mediterranean Pasta with artichoke, tomato, garlic, and lemon. One of our favorite fast and healthy pasta recipes! Easy to make, warm, and filled with bright flavor!

Mediterranean Pasta

Mediterranean Pasta: a fast, healthy pasta recipe that’s easy to make and filled with bright flavor.

“What a wonderful dish. Not only was it beautiful, but the flavors were magical together. My husband and I loved it. This is one of those dishes that I could eat every week.” — Barbara

Broccoli Quinoa Skillet

Broccoli Quinoa Skillet

This One Pan Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Skillet uses simple ingredients to create STELLAR flavor. Filling and diet-friendly!

“Easy recipe and very tasty! I will definitely make this again. I love the addition of the Parmesan cheese! It takes the dish to a different level.Thank you Erin!” — Anna

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Salad

Moroccan Chickpea Salad

Moroccan Chickpea Salad with Carrots, Quinoa, and Feta: this unexpected salad delights is filled with Moroccan spices, exotic flavors, and fresh ingredients!

“This is amazing, feels fresh and light but fills you up and incredibly robust!” — Laurel

Easy vegan Chickpea Coconut Curry. Ready in 25 minutes! The Thai curry sauce is FULL of flavor and you can use any of your favorite vegetables. {clean eating, gluten free} Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Coconut Curry

This easy vegan chickpea Coconut Curry is healthy and FULL of flavor. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes, can adapted to any veggies you have on hand, and is even better leftover the next day.

“Made this tonight and it was a HUGE win.  Thanks for the awesome recipe!!” — Erin

Hoppin’ John history and a recipe for easy traditional southern style Hoppin’ John that cooks in one pan!

Hoppin’ John

This vegetarian Hoppin’ John recipe is a healthy twist on traditional Southern style Hoppin John made with with rice, black eyed peas, and greens.

“Hoppin’ John has been a family favorite for years, so I met with much skepticism when planning to give your recipe a try. I’m happy to report it was a HUGE success! Everyone loved it. As it is so much healthier than the old standard, this will be our new go-to Hoppin’ John. Thanks so much for sharing.” — Lori

Simple Slow Cooker Tomato Soup. Easy and healthy crock pot recipe. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Crock Pot Tomato Soup

Healthy Crock Pot Tomato Soup with Basil and Orzo: rich, comforting, low calorie, and the orzo makes it special.

“Just made this tonight. OMG so good…Thanks for this effortless meal! ” — Joli

Zoodle Pad Thai – an easy, healthy and delicious vegetarian pad Thai that’s ready in just 30 minutes! Recipe includes option to make vegan pad thai. {gluten free, dairy free, low carb} wellplated.com | @wellplated

Vegetarian Pad Thai

No need to take out with this homemade Vegetarian Pad Thai recipe! Serve with zoodles for a filling, colorful, low-carb dinner.

“Made this tonight for dinner and it was just delicious! So nice when healthy can taste so good. Side note; this website, in general, is a lifesaver!” — Lisa

Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Avocado Herb Sauce. So delicious and filling, you won’t miss the meat! Great for easy, healthy sides or a light summer dinner.

Cauliflower Steaks

These Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Avocado Herb Sauce are so delicious and filling, you won’t miss the meat! Great for easy, healthy sides or a light summer dinner.

:This was AMAZINGLY flavorful. Definitely making again.” — Katerine


For more hearty, healthy vegetarian dinner recipes, check out my full collection of vegetarian recipes.

20 of the best healthy vegetarian dinner recipes. So satisfying and delicious, you won't miss the meat at dinner or any other meal! List includes soups, salads, pastas, stir fry, curry, and more! #wellplated #vegetarian #maindis

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About Erin Clarke

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6 comments

  1. Sherry R Jackson Reply

    Great taste…question I had when you eat them are they suppose to expand in your mouth? Not being smart I’m new to this cooking…I had to make my on choc chips but that’s ok…And I used truvia sugar instead of what the recipe called for…lol that was what I had in the cupboard.

    Rating: 5
    • Hi Sherry! Can you tell me what recipe you are referring to? I think you might have left this comment on the wrong post, as this is a round up of vegetarian dishes.

  2. Thank you for this post!  My daughter has recently decided to go vegetarian and I have been coming to your site more often for ideas. And now this!  Perfect timing she had a fun time scrolling thru the post!  Yay!  ?

  3. i like the recipes. seems easy enough to prepare; because i don’t really like to cook. my fiancé has decided to go vegan. he wants to discard rice and pasta. any suggestions?

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