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 Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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
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: 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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