30 Easy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
Yay, you’re trying to cut back on meat. But don’t fall into the salad, pasta and stir-fry boredom spiral. Here are 30 totally low-maintenance vegetarian dinner ideas to try. And best of all, they’re ready in 30 minutes or less.
For more veggie meal inspo, head to our vegetarian recipes board.
Black Bean Tacos
Don’t skimp on the cotija cheese, please.
Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice
You’ll be so full and satisfied, you might never want to eat again. (Well, until breakfast.)
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
How much protein can we pack into one skillet? (Answer: a lot.)
Easy Tuscan Bean Soup
Toast some extra Italian bread for dipping.
Yep. They exist.
Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Save the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Baking Sheet Quesadillas
Best. Idea. Ever.
Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella
Make this low-carb meal the night after you polish off those quesadillas. You know, balance.
Cacio E Pepe Pasta
Four ingredients, infinite deliciousness.
Turkish Egg and Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Sometimes you’ve just gotta eat breakfast for dinner. Tonight is one of those nights.
Spiced Chickpea Bowl
We dare you to be hungry after polishing off one of these guys. We dare you.
Whole-Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza
Delivery? We laugh in the face of delivery.
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder
The secret to the incredible creaminess? Blended cashews.
Thai Salad with Peanut Tempeh
Get to know tempeh, guys. It’s plant-based, full of protein and super easy to cook with.
Best of all, there’s only one dish to wash.
Lemon and Spinach Orzetto
Meet risotto’s laid-back cousin.
Sushi Bowls with Yam Tempura
Ooh, this one’s vegan.
Avocado and Black Bean Pasta Salad
Eat it cold on a bed of mixed greens.
Creamy Garlic Herb Mushroom Spaghetti
Swap out the boring marinara in a jar.
Baked Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
Way tastier (and healthier) than takeout.
Ginger + coconut milk = heaven in a bowl.
One-Pot Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese
Love cheese but hate doing dishes? This one's for you.
Simple Lemon Pasta and Pea Shoots
Add your choice of veggies, or keep it totally minimalist.
Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Tip: Make extra chickpeas and sprinkle them on everything.
Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan
Got dinner guests? Whip up this super-impressive meal in 30 minutes.
Roasted Chickpea Gyros
You might wanna grab an extra napkin for this one.
Coconut Curry Stir-Fry Noodles with Glazed Tofu
Think tofu is boring? Well, you’ve never eaten it glazed.
Orange and Ginger Tofu
Served with broccoli, of course.
Spicy Miso Zucchini Ramen Noodles
When in doubt, put an egg on it.