Meatless dinner ideas tonight

Meatless dinner ideas tonight

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy meat-free dishes. In fact, the concept of “meatless Mondays” has gained popularity over the years so that people can pay attention to eating more plants. If you need some inspiration for easy-to-make veggie-packed dishes, here are a variety of meatless dinner ideas that your whole family is sure to love. From eggplant and mushroom meatballs to delicious soups and chili, you won’t miss meat for a minute.



Grilled halloumi salad

Greg Dupree

If you want to revamp your classic Greek salad, try this recipe with grilled halloumi. You won’t even miss the feta!




Lentil soup with lemon

Greg Dupree

This delicious lentil soup packed with vegetables and spices is perfect to make in any season, especially cold and flu season. Turmeric helps give this soup a beautiful, rich golden color.




Eggplant and tomato masala with chickpeas

Antonis Achilleus

This Indian-inspired dish will warm you up on the coldest of days. Best of all, they’re inexpensive to make, come together in 20 minutes, and feed a crowd.




Pasta with broccoli and roasted pesto

Caitlin Bensel

Getting your veggies has never been easier with this pasta loaded with veggies. Who knew you could make pesto from broccoli?




Mushroom and burrata orzoto

Greg Dupree



These flavorful mushrooms go perfectly with creamy burrata, especially in risotto. If you’re looking for something decadent, look no further.




Cauliflower tartine with romesco sauce

Caitlin Bensel

This tartine is as beautiful to make as it is delicious. Homemade romesco sauce is the star of this meal, but pickled shallots and golden raisins are great additions, too.




Meatballs without meat

Caitlin Bensel

Who knew that mushrooms and eggplant could make the perfect meatballs? This vegetable-packed take on classic Italian style is sure to be loved by the whole family.




Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Con Paulus

Contrary to popular belief, chili peppers can be eaten year-round. If you want a hearty meal to feed the whole family for a few days, this aromatic dish is the perfect solution.





Red lentil curry

Jose Picayo

Skip eating out and make a classic Indian dish with red lentils, carrots and potatoes right at home. Make sure to buy some naan for dipping.




Vegetarian tacos with goat cheese

Con Paulus

Make tacos any night with these comforting tacos made from frozen corn, spinach, tofu, canned salsa, and goat cheese.




Fettuccine with asparagus, leeks and mint

Victor Protasius

This might just be the perfect pasta dish for spring or summer. Fresh mint and lemon peel brighten crunchy asparagus and tender shallots.




Polenta – stuffed poblano peppers

Dana Gallagher

Perfect as a side or main dish, these poblano peppers stuffed with creamy polenta take less than 30 minutes to prepare, and are absolutely delicious.




Shepherd’s pie with eggplant

Caitlin Bensel

A meatless shepherd’s pie made with eggplant, potatoes, and cheese is just as rich and delicious as one made with meat (and maybe even more so!)




Butternut Squash Bread with Wild Rice

Victor Protasius

You’ll want to add this dish to your Thanksgiving table because it’s perfect as a side option or gluten-free stuffing.




Polenta in creamy tomato sauce

Caitlin Bensel

Not sure what to cook tonight? Get a few staples, like canned tomatoes, polenta, and navy beans, and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.




Black Bean and Quinoa Seasoned Mole Bowl

Jane Causey

Homemade mole is a true labor of love, but canned mole sauce can do the trick too. Prepare this nutritious dish for a filling dinner, then enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day.





Shells stuffed with spinach and ricotta

Greg Dupree

Stuffed shells are so simple and fun to make, they’re the perfect weeknight dish. Serve it alongside some garlic bread and a Caesar salad to make it into a meal.




Skillet pizza with cabbage and mushrooms

Christopher Testani

Making pizza at home is easier than you think, and it’s all made possible with a cast iron skillet. Just remember that the trick is to make sure the oven is very hot.



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