Enjoy these vegetarian dinner recipes that will brighten up your night no matter what. From veggie flatbreads with hummus to garlicky bean enchiladas, these recipes may be lacking meat, but they aren't lacking flavor!
The name is a mouthful, and soon you'll have a mouthful of roasted peppers, whole-grain pasta and wilted arugula and basil. These peppers will take two trips in the oven before they're ready to be devoured; once to roast them and a second time to melt the cheese!
Garlicky Bean Enchiladas
Mash together cooked garlic and cannellini beans before spreading them on fried corn tortillas. Before putting them in the oven, cover with salsa verde and tons of shredded pepper jack, for a bubbling flavor explosion. All you need now, is a nice glass of Pinot Grigio!
Three-Cheese Broccolini Turnovers
Layer phyllo sheets to make little stacks before spooning the broccolini mixture on top. Fold the corners in to make a triangle, and to keep all of the cheesy goodness inside. After baking, these little puffs will be light, flaky and ready for dose of marinara sauce.
Beer-Battered Green Beans with Tarragon Aioli
Our beer-batter makes green beans irresistible -- it's the combination of tarragon, mustard and garlic! To get extra-crisp green beans, give them a quick soak in ice water before you coat them in batter. That way, they'll be crisp and crispy!
Meatless Meatball Heros
Just from looking at these loaded subs, you'd never know that the meatballs aren't really 'meat' balls at all. More like chickpea-and-mozzarella-balls. That doesn't make them any less yummy; each bite will be full of cheese, sauce and fresh spinach. Delish!
Portobello Medallions au Poivre
This classic steak dish has been reinvented just for the vegetarian food lover. Huge Portobello mushrooms caps replace filet mignon in this five-star restaurant dish. Serve with a drizzle of thick and creamy peppercorn, cognac and vegetable bouillon sauce.
Quick Tips: How to Keep your Vegetables Fresh Longer
Fresher is always better when it comes to vegetables. Here's a quick tip video on how to keep 'em fresh!
Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers
A lightly beaten egg keeps our chickpea mixture together just enough to make perfect patties. Top with slices of cheese right before you remove them from the heat. Do your burgers need more flavor? Add in a few dashes of cumin, curry powder and cayenne pepper before cooking.
Vegetarian Pumpkin Polenta
Spinach and white beans give this dish substance, while the purred pumpkin gives it a whole 'lotta flavor! Once the polenta is ready to serve, mix in the thyme, salt and Pecorino Romano cheese.
Sweet Corn Quesadillas
Our sweet corn relish is fresh, tangy and refreshing -- so good you could eat it with chips! Instead, try enjoying it in between a warm flour tortilla, covered in melted Monterey jack cheese. Serve with lime wedges for extra zest!
This recipe is better for you than you could imagine -- especially with 'fried' in the name. Cashews are high in antioxidants, making our creamy sauce guilt-free. And we paired this golden brown tofu with heaps of disease-fighting broccoli. So enjoy seconds!
Vegetable Red Curry
Bring unsweetened coconut milk and curry paste to a boil before adding fish sauce and brown sugar to make the curry. It's slightly sweet taste will cover the veggies and rice for one bowl of curry-madness.
Two-Tomato Arrabbiata Pesto Pasta
Sun-dried and grape tomatoes bring two very different -- but complementary -- flavors to this red pesto. Arrabbiata translates to angry in Italian because of the hot red pepper flakes used, so beware: this sauce has a bit of a bite! Serves best over whole-wheat pasta
Veggie Flatbreads with Hummus
You can use either pocket-less pitas or naan bread for this colorful dinner. Spread on a thick layer of hummus before adding the fennel. While it's baking, chop up roasted squash, roasted peppers and black olives to sprinkle on top.
How to Make Hummus
Watch this video to learn how to easily make fresh hummus.
Cauliflower-Feta Pasta Bake
Once you cook the pasta, drain it while reserving 1/2 of the cooking water. Return the pasta and water to the pot and add the second half of ingredients until warm. This will be the bed for the roasted and seasoned cauliflower -- giving you a high dose of fiber and vitamin C!
Hearty Vegetarian Tacos
Who says tacos can only be good when stuffed with meat? We've got the perfect recipe for vegetarian tacos that aren't leaving anything out! Jalapeno peppers bring the kick, fresh corn brings the sweetness and an extra drizzle of EVOO just makes them that much better!
Eggplant Parmesan Rigatoni
Instead of getting your hands covered in flour, toss the eggplant and flour in a resealable plastic bag. Make your own sauce by bringing garlic and a can of tomatoes to a boil. Once you mix it with the pasta, stir in mozzarella and divide among eggplant strips.
How to Tell if Eggplant is Ripe
Be sure that your eggplant is ripe before cooking with it. Watch this video to learn how to know!
Crisp Gnocchi Pesto with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Pan-fry the gnocchi until they're golden and crisp. Add in the grape tomatoes before tossing with fresh pesto. Walnuts or pecans switch up regular almond-based pesto, for a slightly different taste, so try something new tonight! Tip: make a slimmer version of this recipe by boiling the gnocchi instead of frying them.