21 Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

 

Everyone could use a little inspiration for weeknight dinners right? Especially vegetarian dinner ideas for #meatlessmonday or easy vegan recipes to stick with your health and wellness goals.

Vegetarian meals don’t have to be boring or leave you hungry. In fact, these 21 easy vegetarian recipes are sure to please even the hangriest eaters.

From soups, casseroles, and hearty main dishes, these easy vegetarian recipes are perfect for your weeknight dinner.

All recipes can be made in an hour or less, with tips for meal prep and make ahead options. Seasonal substitutions are also recommended, but you can always select your own.

Have even more food restrictions? (v) indicates the dish is also vegan while (gf) indicates the dish is also gluten free.

Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole | An easy enchilada casserole that is hearty and ready to feed a crowd. Filled with sweet potatoes, black beans, and corn, topped with a homemade chimichurri sauce. | SeasonedVegetable.com #sweetpotato #casserole #vegetarian

1. Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

So good. So simple. So hearty. (gf)

Brown Rice Risotto with Apple and Sage | An easy, no-stir brown rice risotto with fennel, apple and pureed cannellini beans is perfect for a hearty, stick to your ribs, fall dinner. | SeasonedVegetable.com #vegetarian #risotto #healthyrecipe #vegan

2. Brown Rice Risotto with Apple, Fennel and Sage

A cozy, filling, weeknight dinner. (v, gf)

Chickpea Loaded Sweet Potato with Coconut Greens | Coconut greens and chickpea loaded sweet potatoes are the perfect winter meal. Filling, cozy, vegan and gluten free, they’re packed with flavor and ready in less than an hour. | SeasonedVegetable.com #veganrecipe #savorysweetpotato #coconutmilk #glutenfreedinner #winterrecipe #vegetarianrecipe #weeknightvegetarian

3. Coconut Greens and Chickpea Loaded Sweet Potato

Your friends won’t believe it’s vegan. (v, gf)

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Apple and Butternut Squash | This red lentil soup is blended with curry powder, butternut squash and apple for a spiced soup perfect for fall. Naturally vegan and gluten free. | SeasonedVegetable.com #soup #butternutsquash #lentils #vegetarian #vegansoup

4. Curried Red Lentil Soup with Apple and Butternut Squash

Simple soup suppers are simply superb. Say that three times fast. (v, gf)

Snow Pea Soba Noodles | These snow pea soba noodles are light and fresh with a miso ginger dressing. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner in spring and summer. | SeasonedVegetable.com #vegetarian #glutenfree #dinner #noodlebowl

5. Snow Pea Soba Noodles with Miso Ginger Dressing

Swap seasonal broccoli or cabbage for snow peas. (v, gf)

Sweet Potato Chili with Black Beans and Chocolate | An easy, hearty vegetarian sweet potato chili with black beans and chocolate. Make ahead for weeknight dinners and let the flavors meld together. | seasonedvegetable.com

6. Chocolate Sweet Potato Chili 

Did someone say chocolate chili? (v, gf)

Chickpea Chard Recipe | This Moroccan inspired chickpea chard recipe is served with roasted carrots, labneh and savory granola. Full of flavor, it's the perfect lunch or side dish. | SeasonedVegetable.com #vegan #vegetarian #dinner #recipe

7. Chickpeas and Chard with Roasted Carrots 

Serve with your choice of whole grains. (v, gf)

Freekeh Salad with Apricots and Lentils | This 8 ingredient vegan freekeh salad is tossed with apricots and protein rich lentils. Ready in 40 minutes, it's the perfect lunch or side. | SeasonedVegetable.com #vegetarian #lentil #wholegrain

8. Freekeh Salad with Apricots and Lentils 

A twist on classic beans and rice! Use dried apricots when fresh are not available. (v)

One Pot Japanese Pumpkin Curry Stew | A rich, gluten free and vegan one pot pumpkin curry stew with Japanese curry seasoning. It’s the perfect recipe for easy fall dinners. | SeasonedVegetable.com #fallrecipe #onepot #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dinner

9. One Pot Japanese Pumpkin Curry Stew

Serve with or without brown rice. (v, gf)

Fried MIllet with Curry Cauliflower and Carrots | This fried millet with curry cauliflower and carrots is an easy, gluten-free recipe that only takes 30 minutes. Full of flavor, spice, and vegetables! | seasonedvegetable.com #glutenfree #vegetariandinner #vegetarianrecipe #easyvegetarian

10. Fried Millet with Curry Cauliflower and Carrots 

Cook millet ahead for best texture and reduce weeknight cook time. (gf)

Herb and Spinach Farro Salad | An easy, fresh, spring spinach farro salad full of herbs and tart feta cheese. Perfect for a light picnic lunch or dinner. | SeasonedVegetable.com #salad #vegetarian #dinnerrecipe #weeknight #easyvegetarian

11. Spinach Farro Salad 

Salad greens are excellent this time of year. Hearty farro adds texture and bulk for a filling meal.

Vegetarian Chili with Anasazi Beans | This vegetarian chili made with Anasazi beans is easy and fast! Make ahead or make a double batch for a hearty dinner to serve with your favorite toppings. | SeasonedVegetable.com #chili #vegetarian #beans #easyrecipe #easyvegetarian #weeknightdinner

12. Vegetarian Chili with Anasazi Beans 

Vegetarian bean chili is perfect for cold winter nights. (v, gf)

Goat Cheese Polenta | This warm, creamy, goat cheese polenta with roasted beets and bright arugula pesto is a delicious dish for a dinner party or date night at home. | SeasonedVegetable.com #vegetarian #easyrecipe #dinner #easyvegetarian #polenta #beets

13. Goat Cheese Polenta with Roasted Beets and Arugula Pesto 

Soak polenta overnight for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! (gf)

Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Collards | A hearty, sweet and spicy peanut stew that’s vegan and gluten free. With sweet potatoes, collard greens, and red lentils, it’s an easy weeknight dinner in colder months! | seasonedvegetable.com #stew #winterrecipe #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #easyvegetarian #easyvegan

14. Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Collards 

One of my all time favorite flavor combinations. (v, gf)

Vegetable Korma Curry | This sweet and spicy vegetable korma curry recipe is made with a cashew based gravy. Vegan and gluten free, it’s a deliciously easy weeknight meal! | SeasonedVegetable.com #vegan #glutenfree #easyvegetarian #curry #recipe

15. Vegetable Korma Curry Over Rice

Authentic vegetarian korma curry on your table in under an hour. (v, gf)

Stuffed Delicata Squash with Coconut Creamed Greens | A hearty fall recipe, this stuffed delicata squash is whole roasted and filled with savory saffron rice pilaf and creamy coconut milk braised greens. | SeasonedVegetable.com #delicatasquash #vegetarianrecipe #veganrecipe #stuffedsquash #vegan #glutenfree

16. Stuffed Delicata Squash with Coconut Greens 

Stuffed squash is the perfect meal. (v, gf)

Mushroom Spinach Pasta | An easy, weeknight vegetarian pasta dinner. | SeasonedVegetable.com #pasta #vegetarian #recipe #mushroomrecipe #vegetarianrecipe

17. Mushroom Spinach Pasta 

Super simple, super fast, super delicious.

Farro with Radicchio and Chard | A hearty casserole style dish of whole grain farro with radicchio and chard. Easy, filling, and perfect for cooler fall weather. | SeasonedVegetable.com #vegetarian #wholegrain #fall

18. Farro with Radicchio and Chard

Grains and greens never gets old.

Caesar Salad Spring Rolls | These fresh caesar salad spring rolls are filled with crunchy vegetables and paired with an easy, savory miso caesar dressing. Perfect for a light lunch or appetizer! | SeasonedVegetable.com #recipe #vegetarian #springroll

19. Caesar Salad Spring Rolls with Miso Caesar Dressing 

One dish where it’s okay to be lazy and have everyone roll their own dinner. (v, gf)

Asian Roasted Beets with Tea Infused Noodles | These Asian roasted beets are paired with tea infused noodles and a bold red wine. Hints of sweet cocoa and spicy gochujang make it the perfect winter dish. | SeasonedVegetable.com #chefobsessed #roastedbeets #vegetarianrecipe

20. Asian Roasted Beets with Tea Infused Noodles 

A recipe for the flavor explorers. (v)

Soliday Sister Farro Salad | A flexible, collaborative farro salad that features carrots and their tops alongside a garlic infused olive oil dressing. | SeasonedVegetable.com #fallrecipe #wholegrains #vegetarian

21. Soliday Sister Farro Salad

Swap summer cherry tomatoes for roasted sweet potatoes or winter squash.

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