I've gathered lots of vegetarian dinner recipes here, including plenty of quick healthy dishes and family meals. Let me know if you have any ideas to add!
I have little time for gourmet meals or anything complicated these days so I've compiled some recipes for family meals, freezer-friendly dishes and simple suppers.
When planning a veggie meal, I like to think of the principle vegetarian protein sources as the 'meat' or the focus of my dish and to plan meals around these as far as possible. I've set out some of my favourite recipes below under the headings of Nuts, Cheese, Beans, Tofu and Lentils.
Vegan recipes are marked with a V.
Baked potatoes stuffed with spinach, ricotta and parmesan.
Tasty frittata cooked with sweet potato, feta cheese and red onion.
So easy and quick to make, these yummy, savory little vegetarian patties are a wonderfully tasty way to cook millet.
This wonderful Mediterranean style tart is really deceptive. It looks and tastes so special, you'll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to prepare for dinner.
This vegetarian cannelloni recipe is deliciously light and almost effortless to make. One of my star easy dinner recipes.
This gorgeous vegetable lasagna recipe is full of warm, intense Mediterranean flavours. It's easy enough to make for dinner any night of the week but impressive enough for guests too.
This potato bake combines olives, smoked paprika and cheese to create a mouth-watering summery dish. One of my favourite easy dinner recipes.
Grilled halloumi with vegetables, spicy couscous and chickpea salsa. Simple but special. It also makes a great dish for a vegetarian barbeque.
This pasta with vodka sauce is so good but practically effortless. It makes a lovely easy dish for friends and you can put it together in a matter of minutes.
The combination of sweet, salty and spice are wonderful in this bulgur recipe. The pilaf makes a wonderfully unusual but very easy vegetarian dinner.
These zucchini fritters are made with feta and a touch of mint and lemon. They are surprisingly easy and make a delightful light vegetarian main course or side dish.
Seasonal purple sprouting broccoli is tossed with pasta, jalapeños, capers and garlic in this pungent dish. This can also be made with regular broccoli.
Spicy beans and vegetables layered with soft tortillas, cheese and sour cream, then baked in a casserole.
This casserole features seasonal vegetables and black-eyed peas cooked together in a deliciously rich Jamaican sauce of tomatoes, coconut, thyme and a hint of chilli. A delicious easy vegetarian dinner.
This unusual bake combines chickpeas, spinach, yoghurt and tomatoes to create a deliciously healthy family meal.
A tasty and different dish with black eyed peas. The beans are cooked with spinach, chilli and mint for a healthy and delicious meal.
A yummy, tangy, tomatoey, beany vegetarian chilli! It's made with three types of beans which gives the dish lots of great texture. A great healthy meal idea.
Perfect as a side dish or great as a simple, tasty and nutritious midweek supper. This kid-friendly rice dish is really quick and easy to make for dinner.
This is a wonderfully sweet and aromatic Moroccan stew with warm exotic spices and seasonal vegetables. One of my favourite easy dinner recipes.
Mildly spiced and slightly sweet, this is a wonderfully fragrant Southern Indian style curry with spinach, coconut, potatoes and cherry tomatoes. One of the best easy vegetarian meals.
One of my favourite vegetarian burgers. Chickpeas, harissa and cumin seeds are combined in a deliciously spiced alternative to commercial veggie burgers. I like to make a big batch and freeze them for a healthy fast dinner option during the week.
These are so tasty and moreish. Packed with nutrients as well as flavour, this veggie burger recipe features black-eyed peas, millet and plenty of fragrant spices.
A simple and impressive vegetarian main course, this teriyaki tofu is packed full of flavour and takes very little time to prepare.
This tofu quiche is both unusual and delicious. It's also really quick and simple vegetarian dinner to rustle up.
Vegetarian Pad Thai is a common feature on the streets of Bangkok. Here's a delicious and quick version to make at home.
This marinated tofu is really one of the best tofu recipes. The intense sesame flavours of the sauce are a great match for the tofu.
A vegetarian satay recipe full of the exotic spices of South East Asia.
This tofu burger recipe is incredibly easy but the results are fantastic. Even kids love them. Again, I like to make a batch and freeze them for a quick and healthy dinner when you are in a hurry.
Crispy tofu in a sweet and sticky sauce, this sweet and sour tofu is one of the nicest and easiest ways to cook tofu.
A quick and tasty. Lentils cooked with tomatoes, coconut milk and spices, this makes a good mid-week meal.
Tasty and pretty much effortless. This is a perfect, healthy and filling mid-week dinner.
A classic healthy vegetarian meal. This red lentil dal is really one of the best easy dinner recipes there is. Delicious and satisfying, it's also extremely nutritious and cheap to make.
Easy and tasty red lentil burgers with quinoa. These lentil burgers are simple, wholesome and very good. A deliciously healthy veggie burger recipe.
This is especially nice to serve if you feel like a roast dinner with all the trimmings. It's a simple, nutritious and very satisfying vegetarian main course.
Aubergines, lentils and aromatic middle eastern spices are combined to create a deliciously hearty and healthy family meal.
A simple but delicious lentil pie. This makes an excellent family meal and it freezes well too.
Tasty, nutritious, cheap and really simple to make. There's always a batch of this sauce in my freezer.
This shepherds pie is made with green lentils. It's a hearty and satisfying vegetarian main course dish which both children and adults seem to love. A long standing favourite amongst my easy dinner recipes.
These delicious lentil burgers are moist and gently spiced. They also freeze perfectly.
Fresh spinach and creamy feta on a wonderful crust made of almonds and sunflower seeds. This is easy to make, packed with protein and really yummy.
This vegetarian stew is a yummy and healthy dinner. It is really simple and yet the end result is a deliciously rich and exotic dish that fills your kitchen with a wonderful aroma.
A light vegetable korma recipe with no cream. It uses a cashew, coconut and tomato spice paste to create a unique dish that’s full of flavour.
A wonderfully rich and spicy curry with pumpkin and cashew nuts. When pumpkins are out of season, this is also great made with potato or sweet potato.
A super quick recipe inspired by the fabulous rice dishes I ate on a trip to Borneo some years ago. This makes a simple, light vegetarian main course or a pretty special side.
This is really one of the tastiest stuffed mushroom recipes ever. A lovely light and easy dinner, it's surprisingly simple to make.
Delicious, unusual and perfect for the vegetarian bbq. Serve them with all the usual trimmings. Make a batch and freeze for healthy fast food anytime.
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