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Vegetarian Recipes

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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: Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls) Looking for vegetarian meals that meal prep well? Check out our Vegetarian Meal Prep category!

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Carrot Soup

Roasted carrots and brown butter take a humble carrot soup to a new level of yum. PS this recipe got props from Chef Gordon Ramsay. Try it!

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Easy Soda Bread

This easy soda bread recipe is budget-friendly and endlessly adaptable. It's also a stone-cold stunner. It got props from Gordon Ramsay!

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How To Make Sour Cream

If you've run out of sour cream and don't want to run to the store for more- you can make it at home with just two ingredients and a little upper body strength!

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Toast

Did you know you can make the crunchiest cinnamon toast ever in an air fryer? Buttery, and so decadent, for pennies! This one's a keeper.

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Avocado and Tomato Salad

This simple avocado and tomato salad is a chunky mix of all of summer's fresh flavors, like tomato, avocado, lime, and cilantro.

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Banana Pudding

This mouth-watering, easy-to-make banana pudding has it all: honey-like fruit, velvety vanilla pudding, and the satisfying crunch of buttery wafers! And at under five dollars for four delicious servings, this is one dessert recipe...

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How to Make A Frittata

Frittatas are an easy and inexpensive way to use up leftovers in your fridge, and they're great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Vanilla Pudding

The hardest thing about making vanilla pudding from scratch is not eating it all at once. Drop the instant pudding mix and try this recipe!

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Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is easy, inexpensive, and endlessly customizable. Use your favorite mix of nuts, seeds, and spices to make it your own.

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is an easy yet flavorful side dish that uses only a few simple ingredients, and it's sure to liven up any dinner plate!

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Chipotle Peach Salsa

Use those fresh, juicy summer peaches to make this sweet and spicy Chipotle Peach Salsa! Goes great with chips, chicken, fish, and more!

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Panzanella

This panzanella salad is a quick and delicious way to use up day-old bread, ripe tomatoes, and other summer produce. For the ultimate convenience, you can even prep the ingredients ahead of time.

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Peach Galette

This stunning peach galette is stupid-easy to make. It's my favorite way to showcase succulent summer peaches. You can use my simple three-ingredient pie dough recipe for the crust or opt for store-bought pie...

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How To Make Sofrito

Sofrito is the aromatic flavor base of many Caribbean dishes. It's budget-friendly, easy to make, and pure magic in almost any savory recipe.

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Breakfast Nachos

Breakfast nachos are a fun and easy way to change up your breakfast or brunch routine. Plus, the topping options are endless!