70+ Vegetarian Recipes That Make You Question Your Meaty Diet

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Looking to cut down on your meat? These are some of the vegetarian recipes that anyone will enjoy.

May 6, 2020vegetarian recipes lead

Mike Garten /Woman’s Day Test Kitchen

Gone are the days when every meal was centered around meat. It seems like every food company, from store-bought brands all the way down to fast food chains, are trying to offer more plant-based recipes to cater to the changing demand. Whether you’ve found yourself just trying to eat more veggies, or are cooking for someone who doesn’t eat meat, we’ve gathered over 70 vegetarian recipes that are too good to pass up. Not to worry, your kids nor your partner won’t be turning their noses up at these veggie-centric dishes when they see the delicious pizzas you can all prepare together at home.

Most of these vegetarian recipes take less than an hour to prepare and are super easy to follow. Plus, some of these meal ideas utilize fresh seasonal veggies and fruits, while others contain ingredients you can get year-round.

vegetarian meals mache beet and orange salad

Mike Garten

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Mâche, Beet, and Orange Salad

vegetarian meals mustardy potato salad with watercress

Mike Garten

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Mustardy Potato Salad With Watercress

vegetarian meals spring minestrone

Mike Garten

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Spring Minestrone

There’s something about a chunky soup that leaves you satisfied and warm inside. This veggie heavy soup is great come winter, summer, spring or fall.

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Stewed Peppers and Tomatoes with Eggs

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Warm Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Salad

heirloom tomato three cheese tart

Frances Janisch

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Heirloom Tomato-and-3-Cheese Tart

This tomato-cheese tart is basically a margarita pizza’s second-cousin. The tart pastry crust is delectable, and the hardest part of this recipe is having to smell its deliciousness while it bakes in the oven.

Get the Heirloom Tomato-and-3-Cheese Tart recipe.

lemon couscous recipe

Lisa Hubbard

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Lemon Couscous

This recipe is a great way to add flavor to a grain that can feel a bit monotonous at times. It’s quick and easy to make, and it can be a main or a side dish depending on how you’re feeling.

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Jim Franco

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Veggie Stuffed Shells

These shells are stuffed with broccoli and spinach and carrots and all sorts of tasty goodness. Plus, the ooey-gooey cheese on top is too good to resist.

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Butternut Squash and Kale Torte

Butternut squash and kale may seem like an odd combination, but the flavors blend perfectly in this torte. The top gets nice and crispy, and this vegetable medley will become one of your family’s favorites.

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Broccoli and Cheddar Crêpes

Crepes are a fun way to shake up your normal cooking routine to feel fancy and French. Fill with the classic quiche-combo of broccoli and cheddar for a hearty dinner.

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Ricotta- and Goat Cheese- Stuffed Zucchini

Everything tastes better with cheese, including these savory stuffed zucchinis. Loaded with spring peas and two kinds of cheese, this dish is great served alone or can be eaten with a salad.

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