40 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 40 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.
Pizza with Zucchini and Bell Peppers
Buh-bye, soggy veggies.
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
How much protein can we pack into one skillet? (Answer: a lot.)
Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing
The salad that won’t leave you feeling hungry.
Yep. They exist.
Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Save the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
BBQ PULLED SWEET POTATO SANDWICHES
Waaay better than boring pulled pork.
You’ll never leave out the zucchini again.
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.
Blackberry-Peach Grilled Cheese
Pairs nicely with your favorite soup.
Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil
Ready in just 15 minutes.
Creamy Garlic Herb Mushroom Spaghetti
Swap out the boring marinara in a jar.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Our favorite vegetable never disappoints.
It’s OK if there are no leftovers.
Orecchiette with Spring Greens
So simple, yet sooo good.
Baked Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
Way tastier (and healthier) than takeout.
Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Tip: Make extra chickpeas and sprinkle them on everything.
Rainbow Collard Wraps
More peanut dipping sauce, please.
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.
One-Pot Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese
Love cheese but hate doing dishes? This one’s for you.
Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Curried Lentils, Carrots and Yogurt
Not your average rice bowl.
Tuscan Bean Skillet
Think vegetarians don’t get enough protein? Think again.
Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry
To cure all of your curry cravings.
TEXMEX CHEESESTEAK SANDWICHES
Who says vegetarians need to miss out on cheesesteaks?
Watermelon Poke Bowls
Crunchy, refreshing and fish-free.
Cacio E Pepe Pasta
Four ingredients, infinite deliciousness.
Irish pub spinach and artichoke melt
The homemade potato chips are a must.
Coconut Curry Stir-Fry Noodles with Glazed Tofu
Think tofu is boring? Well, you’ve never eaten it glazed.
One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes
No mess, no problem.
Easy Tuscan Bean Soup
Toast some extra Italian bread for dipping.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough