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Vegetarian Recipes

BBQ Tofu Sliders are an easy and inexpensive alternative to pulled meat sandwiches. With a simple and uncomplicated ingredient list, this is a tofu dish anyone can master! Budgetbytes.com

Discover budget-friendly vegetarian recipes that are loved by vegetarians and omnivores alike! No mystery ingredients here, just simple food made easy and delicious, without the meat. Choose from over 400 vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinners, snacks, and more. Many of these vegetarian recipes found here are vegan friendly or can easily be converted to be 100% plant-based. (pictured: BBQ Tofu Sliders)

Homemade ranch dressing being poured onto a romaine salad with tomatoes and red onion

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Honey Mustard Sauce dripping off a spoon into a bowl

Honey Mustard Sauce

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread served on a plate next to the skillet and two mugs of coffee.

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Skillet

Close up side view of a marinated portobello mushroom burger topped with a slice of tomato and two red onion rings.

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Overhead view of a tempeh burrito bowl with a black fork digging in, an avocado on the side.

Tempeh Burrito Bowls

Overhead view of a spoon dug into a Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Front view of chopsticks picking up a slice of mushroom out of a Gochujang Mushroom Bowl.

Gochujang Mushroom Bowls

A hand grabbing a stack of two halves of a Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad sandwich on wheat bread.

Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

Three Hummus Breakfast Tacos on a wooden cutting board, a hand picking one up

Hummus Breakfast Tacos

Creamy Dijon Dressing being Drizzled onto a Roasted Brussels Sprout Bowl

Roasted Brussels Sprout Bowls

Close up of a plate full of creamy white bean and spinach quesadillas with a dish of red salsa

Creamy White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas

Close up shot of Banana Flax Muffins in paper liners

Banana Flax Muffins

Sesame Tempeh Bowls being eaten with chopsticks

Sesame Tempeh Bowls

Add Salad Dressing to Pasta Salad

“Sweep the Kitchen” Pasta Salad

A big white bowl of Sriracha Nooch Popcorn next to dice and other game pieces

Sriracha Nooch Popcorn

A hand scooping up a spoonful of Vegan West African Peanut Stew with Rice

Vegan West African Peanut Stew

A bowl of creamy Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala being eaten with a spoon and two pieces of naan on the side.

Easy Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

Close up of a bowl of Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms with Herby Kale Mashed Potatoes

A plate full of Sun Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet with garlic bread

Sun Dried Tomato, Kale, and White Bean Skillet

One Loaded Sweet Potato being eaten with a fork.

Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Lime Crema

A bowl of Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad on a teal napkin.

Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

A Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wrap cut open, with open sides facing viewer.

Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

Meal prepped Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls in round glass bowls

Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls

A bowl of Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry ready to be eaten.

Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry

Eating a large plate of Salad Bar Vegetable Lo Mein

Salad Bar Vegetable Lo Mein

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing ready for serving

Autumn Quinoa Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing

A rich and hearty medley of vegetables, lentils, and herbs makes this freezer-friendly Vegan Winter Lentil Stew the perfect cold-weather comfort food. Budgetbytes.com

Vegan Winter Lentil Stew

Close up of caramelized Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Fluffy as a cloud and with a rich buttery finish, these Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes will be the star of any weeknight dinner or holiday meal! Budgetbytes.com

Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

A hearty bowl of Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice with fresh lemon and parsley

Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce close up on a spoon

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce

Buffalo Tempeh Sandwich on a Cutting Board

Buffalo Tempeh Sandwiches

Rich and Creamy Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese in a Bowl

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Soup is rich and creamy without being overly heavy. Eat your vegetables and enjoy them, too! Budgetbytes.com

Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Filling enough to serve as a light meal, but light enough to act as an easy side dish, this Italian Orzo Salad is a versatile addition to your weekly meal prep. Budgetbytes.com

Italian Orzo Salad

Roasted Vegetable Couscous is an easy side dish with complex flavor, with sweet roasted vegetables mixed with savory, fluffy couscous. Budgetbytes.com

Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are an easy, flexible, and DELICIOUS side dish that can be paired with just about any meal. Keep this go-to recipe handy! Budgetbytes.com

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Skip the meat and make these light and fresh Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups, for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Budgetbytes.com

Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups

This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili makes a huge batch, is packed with flavor and nutrients, and can be made for only about 5 dollars! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili

Make your own homemade freezer garlic bread slices, ready to bake on demand. Bake two or ten frozen slices at a time, ready in minutes! Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Freezer Garlic Bread

This tangy, creamy, fresh, and garlicky Lime Crema is the key to taking your tacos, nachos, salads, and more to the next level. Budgetbytes.com

Lime Crema

These cool and refreshing Spiced Chickpea Tostadas are the perfect almost no cook dinner for summer. Customize the toppings based on what you have on hand to make the most of leftovers! Budgetbytes.com

Spiced Chickpea Tostadas (or tacos)

Light, filling, full of texture and flavor, this no-reheat Curried Tofu Salad Meal Prep is the perfect make-ahead lunch for summer! Budgetbytes.com

Curried Tofu Salad Meal Prep

This cold, refreshing, and highly flavored Curried Tofu Salad is the perfect quick fix for summer or cold-pack lunch. Budgetbytes.com

Curried Tofu Salad

Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of beans, vegetables, and a fresh lime infused dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Cowboy Caviar

This Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots is savory, sweet, crunchy, and drenched in a tangy homemade vinaigrette! Holds up well to refrigeration and perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com

Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

These Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips are fast, easy, super crunchy, a great way to use up leftover tortillas, and a great alternative to store bought chips. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Perfect for stashing in the freezer, these Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos will save you on busy weeknights!

Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos