Sloppy Joe got dumped when Sloppy Jane went meatless in this vegetarian dinner recipe from Oh My Veggies. Protein-rich lentils swirl together with tomato sauce, molasses, and garlic only to be spooned over hamburger buns, or served alongside rice or polenta.
Did someone say bacon? Homemade crispy coconut bacon adds a satisfying crunch to this kale salad loaded with whole-grain croutons from the blog Cookie and Kate. (Skip the croutons to make it gluten-free.) Best of all, this vegetarian dinner idea comes together in only 15 minutes' prep.
Love & Lemons makes couscous out of pureed cauliflower florets in this inventive vegetarian dinner recipe. Coconut milk, turmeric, curry powder, cinnamon, and salt dress up "riced" cauliflower with a robust sauce.
Chicken and dumplings get a vegetarian makeover in this hearty soup from Oh My Veggies that only requires 15 minutes of prep time. Tender carrots, red potatoes, parsnips, and celery make a nice contrast to firm, flavorful dumplings.
Love fried rice? Kitchen 1204 combines protein-rich quinoa with peppers, tomatoes, onions, and squash in this healthy makeover of the classic dish. Top with a fried egg, and for added crunch, garnish with cashews.
If you think going meatless means giving up Bolognese, think again. This vegetarian recipe on Holy Cow Vegan reinvents the classic Italian sauce with lentils, tomatoes, vegetable stock, and herbs, giving the ingredients a chance to harmonize into a thick, savory mixture begging for pasta.
A bed of light "noodles" from cucumber ribbons perch on salted watermelon, topped with a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, chopped mint, and basil in this vegetarian dinner idea from the blog The First Mess.
Warm Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto Vinaigrette
If you're craving a hearty pasta salad, Fat Free Vegan features one with roasted eggplant and zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes, tossed in a quick-yet-impressive dressing that blends basil and garlic with a bottled balsamic vinaigrette.
Pasta, butter, and walnuts meet roasted butternut squash and onion in this simple but satisfying vegetarian dinner recipe from Naturally Ella. If you're working with whole squash, warm it up in the oven for a few minutes to make cutting easier.
Anything but bland, Minimalist Baker creates this vegetarian dinner recipe with carrots and green beans, but feel free to use up whatever veggies you have on hand. The easy five-ingredient sauce combines soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, agave, and corn starch for a tangy finish.