Easy Vegetarian Recipes

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Whether you are vegetarian or you simply enjoy the occasional Meatless Monday dish, you’re going to love this list of quick & easy vegetarian recipes! There’s something special about meals that don’t require extra time to brown ground meat or prep chicken, and are still packed with flavor and easy to make. So we’ve gathered all of our favorite vegetarian recipes from veggie-packed pastas and salads, hearty soups and easy dinner meals all in one place! Definitely bookmark this page and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

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Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

We’re kicking things off with these six reader-favorite vegetarian dinner recipes to feed your family on those busy weeknights!

1. Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese Enchiladas

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This Easy Cheese Enchiladas recipe is a delicious comfort food that never disappoints with melty cheese, toasty corn tortillas, and a homemade red enchilada sauce.
4.92 from 12 votes
$5.97 recipe / $1.49 serving Get the Recipe

Dinner doesn’t get much easier than these Cheese Enchiladas! A simple combination of tortillas and cheese with an extra kick of green chiles and spices makes this the perfect easy weeknight recipe!

2. VEgetarian French Dip Sandwiches

Vegetarian French Dip Sandwiches

Close up overhead shot of Vegetarian French Dip Sandwiches in a tray.
These Vegetarian French Dip Sandwiches are fast, easy, and feature a salty-sweet herb infused vegetarian au jus for dipping. 
4.97 from 76 votes
$6.58 recipe / $1.65 each Get the Recipe

If you’re a fan of the traditional french dip recipe then you’re going to love these Vegetarian French Dip Sandwiches! They’re made with sautéed portobello mushrooms and served on thick, crusty bread with a delicious au jus that’s perfect for dipping.

3. Honey Sriracha tofu

Honey Sriracha Tofu

Close up of honey sriracha tofu in the skillet
This easy and delicious Honey Sriracha Tofu recipe is sweet, spicy, and sticky! Perfect for salads, bowl meals, noodles, wraps, and more.
4.77 from 47 votes
$2.64 recipe / $0.66 serving Get the Recipe

Pan-fried, crispy, Honey Sriracha Tofu is seriously addicting and SO good! It’s made with extra firm Tofu and a sweet and spicy sriracha glaze. The only hard part is trying not to eat the entire batch all by yourself!

4. White Bean With Mushrooms And Marinara

White Beans with Mushrooms and Marinara

Close up view of a spoon scooping some white beans with mushrooms and marinara, garlic bread on the side.
White beans make a fiber-filled swap for gnocchi in this cheesy, indulgent skillet full of white beans, mushrooms, and marinara.
4.97 from 52 votes
$6.54 recipe / $1.64 serving Get the Recipe

White Beans with Mushrooms and Marinara is an easy one skillet meal that uses a few simple pantry and produce ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes!

5. Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils With Spinach

Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach

A hand dipping a piece of naan into the Creamy Coconut Curried Lentils with Spinach on a plate with curry roasted carrots
These rich, creamy, and earthy Coconut Curry Lentils are an easy and delicious vegan option for dinner or weekly meal prep!
4.98 from 113 votes
$6.29 recipe / $1.57 serving Get the Recipe

These Creamy Coconut Curry Lentils with Spinach are made with a delicious, rich and creamy coconut sauce that goes perfectly with some fresh naan. Enjoy this simple plant-based meal for lunch, dinner or weekly meal prep!

6. BBQ Tofu Sliders

BBQ Tofu Sliders

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
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!
4.80 from 50 votes
$4.33 recipe / $1.44 serving Get the Recipe

Who says you can’t enjoy great vegetarian BBQ food in the Summertime? These BBQ Tofu Sliders are inexpensive, easy to make and seriously finger-licking good!

Quick & Easy VEgetarian Recipes

You definitely don’t have to be a vegetarian to fall in love with this next set of easy meatless meals. When you don’t have a lot of time and you just want something quick & flavorful – these easy vegetarian recipes can be made in just a few minutes!

7. Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

Close up overhead view of a bowl full of vegan creamy mushroom ramen with chopsticks lifting some noodles
This incredibly simple Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen is a rich and flavorful 15 minute meal that only requires a handful of ingredients! 
4.84 from 149 votes
$2.75 per serving Get the Recipe

Move over traditional ramen…this Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen recipe is rich in flavor, includes a delicious broth and comes together in just 15 minutes…WIN!

8. Creamy White Bean And Spinach Quesadillas

Creamy White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas

Close up of a plate full of creamy white bean and spinach quesadillas with a dish of red salsa
Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these insanely delicious Creamy White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas make an awesomely fast weeknight dinner. 
4.93 from 99 votes
$3.99 recipe / $1.00 per quesadilla Get the Recipe

Switch up dinner tonight with these Creamy White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas! They’re crispy on the outside, rich in flavor and can be made in just 20 minutes.

9. Spinach And Feta Grilled Cheese

Spinach and Feta Grilled Cheese

A stack of spinach and feta grilled cheese sandwiches
Take your grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with this gourmet Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese! An easy and flavorful lunch idea.
5 from 39 votes
$3.40 recipe / $1.70 serving Get the Recipe

Who can resist a cheesy, gooey grilled cheese sandwich? Take it up a notch with this Spinach and Feta Grilled Cheese for lunch or an easy dinner recipe!

10. Cheesy Pinto Beans

Cheesy Pinto Beans

Overhead view of a bowl of cheesy pinto beans over rice.
Cheesy Pinto Beans are a quick and satisfying meal made with simple pantry staple ingredients, like canned beans.
4.90 from 66 votes
$2.96 recipe / $0.74 serving Get the Recipe

Though this may seem like a simple recipe, you’ll be surprised just how much flavor is packed into these Cheesy Pinto Beans! Serve with a bowl of rice and you instantly have an easy, satisfying meal.

11. Black Bean Quesadillas

Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas

A stack of black bean quesadillas on a serving tray
These Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas are an easy vegetarian snack or light meal that are filling, flavorful, and freezer-friendly!
4.90 from 231 votes
$6.61 recipe / $0.66 each Get the Recipe

These Black Bean Quesadillas are one of the most viral recipes on our website. They have a spicy blend of beans, corn, taco seasoning and just a few other simple ingredients and come together in just 15 minutes!

Vegetarian Pasta Recipes

If you’re a pasta lover like me, then you’re going to love these veggie-packed pasta recipes! Choose from roasted, sautéed or grilled vegetables, your favorite pasta and a simple sauce and you’ll have a delicious, easy pasta recipe in minutes.

12. Spicy Sriracha Noodles

Spicy Sriracha Noodles

spicy sriracha noodles in a skillet with tongs
These sweet, tangy, and spicy sriracha noodles take only a few minutes to make and are an inexpensive alternative to take out.
4.89 from 317 votes
$2.50 recipe / $1.25 serving Get the Recipe

This goes out to all my spicy food lovers out there! These viral Spicy Sriracha Noodles are undeniably a huge favorite around here and are made with a super easy and delicious sauce. One of the best 15-minute recipes you’ll ever make!

13. Quick Veggie Pasta

Quick Veggie Pasta

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Use up your leftover odds and ends in the kitchen because "anything goes" with this Quick Veggie Pasta! Make it vegetarian or vegan!
4.84 from 12 votes
$3.61 recipe / $0.90 serving Get the Recipe

I love a good flexible pasta recipe and this Quick Veggie Pasta is super easy to make. Use whatever leftover veggies you have in your fridge and your favorite pasta and you instantly have a quick and easy meal.

14. Roasted Broccoli Pasta With Lemon and Feta

Roasted Broccoli Pasta with Lemon and Feta

A bowl full of Roasted Broccoli Pasta with lemon and feta and a black fork on the left side
Roasted Broccoli Pasta with Lemon and Feta is an incredibly simple pasta dish with big flavors. An easy, fast, and delicious weeknight dinner!
4.91 from 31 votes
$3.69 recipe / $0.92 serving Get the Recipe

This Roasted Broccoli Pasta with Lemon and Feta is incredibly easy to make and only uses seven ingredients! The roasted broccoli adds a great smoky flavor to the pasta and the lemon and feta gives the dish an extra pop of flavor. Definitely give this one a try!

15. Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

This classic summer Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad features smoky fire licked vegetables and a homemade creamy balsamic vinaigrette. BudgetBytes.com
This classic summer Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad features smoky fire licked vegetables and a homemade creamy balsamic vinaigrette. 
4.91 from 20 votes
$9.65 recipe / $1.21 serving Get the Recipe

If you love grilled vegetables, especially in the summer time, then this Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad might just be your new favorite recipe. Simply toss the grilled veggies with pasta and a creamy homemade balsamic vinaigrette and it’s perfect for your next family meal or backyard BBQ!

16. Tuscan White Bean Pasta

Tuscan recipes hold a very special place in my heart and this Tuscan White Bean Pasta definitely does not disappoint. It packs in lots of flavor from the garlic, basil and parmesan and a good source of protein from the white beans. It’s perfect for a simple weeknight meal.

Vegetarian Salad Recipes

If there’s one food I never get tired of it’s salads! They’re extremely easy to customize by adding roasted vegetables, fresh seasonal fruit and quick & easy homemade dressings. So here are six of our favorite vegetarian salad recipes!

17. Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Lemon Tahini Dressing

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad combines sweet roasted red onions, spiced chickpeas, tender cauliflower, and a tangy lemon tahini dressing. BudgetBytes.com
This Roasted Cauliflower Salad combines sweet roasted red onions, spiced chickpeas, tender cauliflower, and a tangy lemon tahini dressing.
4.86 from 184 votes
$6.99 recipe / $1.75 serving Get the Recipe

Can we just get a round of applause for this Roasted Cauliflower Salad! The lemon tahini dressing alone is absolutely incredible, then it’s served with roasted cauliflower and spiced chickpeas for the perfect salad combo!

18. Apple Dijon Kale Salad

Apple Dijon Kale Salad

This Apple Dijon Kale Salad is tangy, sweet, and crunchy with Granny Smith apples, walnuts, raisins, and a homemade Dijon vinaigrette. BudgetBytes.com
This Apple Dijon Kale Salad is tangy, sweet, and crunchy with Granny Smith apples, walnuts, raisins, and a homemade Dijon vinaigrette.
4.90 from 37 votes
$5.53 recipe / $1.38 serving Get the Recipe

It’s hard to go wrong when you mix Kale with a great vinaigrette like this Apple Dijon Kale Salad. The crisp apples, walnuts, raisins and homemade dijon vinaigrette give this salad so much flavor and makes it perfect as a side dish or for weekly meal prep!

19. Panzanella

Panzanella

Overhead shot of panzanella salad in a white bowl with wood serving spoons next to it.
This scrumptious 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.
$13.54 recipe / $2.26 serving Get the Recipe

If you’re looking for a really simple summer salad recipe, this Panzanella Salad is absolutely perfect and uses very minimal ingredients. Serve it with our easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing and its even more delicious!

20. Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

Peanut Lime Dressing being poured onto a bowl of Cold Peanut Noodle Salad
This Cold Peanut Noodle Salad with homemade peanut lime dressing is the perfect meal prep for summer! No reheating necessary.
4.82 from 103 votes
$5.30 recipe / $1.33 serving Get the Recipe

This Cold Peanut Noodle Salad is perfect for meal prep as the ingredients are all very sturdy and refrigerate very well. And the sauce…Oh the Sauce…the homemade creamy peanut lime dressing is a little tangy, a little sweet and goes perfectly with this salad recipe!

21. Broccoli Pasta Salad With Tomato Vinaigrette

Broccoli Pasta Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

Close up side view of broccoli pasta salad with tomato vinaigrette on a platter
This Broccoli Pasta Salad features a tangy homemade vinaigrette, nutty sunflower seeds, and creamy-salty feta.
4.69 from 19 votes
$4.67 recipe / $1.17 serving Get the Recipe

If pasta salads are your jam, then this Broccoli Pasta Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette will be one of your favs! It features a tangy homemade tomato vinaigrette, lots of crunchy vegetables and your favorite pasta for a delicious salad combination.

22. Crunchy Cabbage Salad

Crunchy Cabbage Salad

Sesame ginger dressing being poured over the crunchy cabbage salad
This crunchy cabbage salad holds up great in the refrigerator, so you can have a fresh crunchy vegetable side all week long!
4.49 from 25 votes
$3.01 recipe / $0.51 serving Get the Recipe

This Crunchy Cabbage Salad made with our yummy sesame ginger dressing is perfect for a quick lunch, a vegetable side dish or it works great for dinner especially when you add some teriyaki chicken or honey sriracha tofu on top!

Vegetarian Soup Recipes

There’s a reason why soup is often referred to as a hug in a bowl. It’s warm, hearty, comforting and can be enjoyed all year long! These easy vegetarian soups are packed with vegetables, have tons of flavor and the best part is they make large servings so it’s perfect for leftovers or to freeze for later.

23. Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

A bowl of Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup with two pieces of toasted bread and a black spoon in the middle.
This incredibly easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup takes only eight simple ingredients to deliver a bowl full of rich, bold flavor.
4.76 from 153 votes
$2.49 recipe / $0.62 serving Get the Recipe

This creamy and cozy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup comes together with just eight simple ingredients and it’s perfect with some homemade croutons on top or a piece of crusty bread for dipping!

24. Tomato Lentil Soup

Tomato Lentil Soup

A bowl of tomato lentil sup with bread on the side
This tomato lentil soup is full of vegetables and herbs for a simple, flavorful, and warming winter soup. Makes great leftovers!
4.91 from 43 votes
$4.74 recipe / $0.79 serving Get the Recipe

This super hearty and comforting Tomato Lentil Soup is perfect on a cold winter day. If you enjoy soup as much as I do you can certainly make it any time of the year and freeze any leftovers to enjoy later!

25. Cabbage Soup

Cabbage Soup

a bowl of cabbage soup with a spoon and garlic bread on the side
Forget the cabbage soup diet, you'll want to eat this super healthy vegetable-filled cabbage soup just because it tastes incredible! 
4.85 from 120 votes
$7.89 recipe / $0.99 serving Get the Recipe

Surprisingly this Cabbage Soup recipe is extremely flavorful and absolutely delicious! It’s loaded with veggies and made with a simple herb-filled broth. And this recipe makes a LOT so you’ll definitely want to enjoy it throughout the week or freeze some for later.

26. Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup

Overhead view of a bowl of vegetarian minestrone with a spoon in the middle
This easy Minestrone Soup recipe is a hearty, budget-friendly meal full of vegetables and perfect for meal prep or weeknight dinners.
4.83 from 29 votes
$5.96 recipe / $0.99 serving Get the Recipe

Another one of our favorite vegetable-loaded soups is this Easy Minestrone Soup recipe. It’s warm, comforting, budget-friendly and great for meal prep! Wanna add pasta…go for it! Or just keep it simple by adding some extra beans for an even more hearty flavor.

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  1. Love the recipes. Printed several I want to try this week and looking forward to what is coming. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for the great recipe roundup! The rosemary garlic white bean soup, apple Dijon kale salad, and cheesy pinto beans are some of my all-time Budget Bytes favorites. Seriously, I could eat that salad every single day for lunch – and I have, sometimes for months at a time! And it meal preps like a dream, too.