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Easy Vegetarian Recipes

If you’re a vegetarian or looking to become one, it can be hard deciding what to eat. Here are some easy vegetarian dinners that can help!

All of these dinner ideas come together in under an hour or are made with energy-saving tools like a slow cooker or Instant Pot! They are all well-suited to busy weeknights when you just want to get a filling, healthy meal on the table.

What should a vegetarian eat for dinner?

It would be easy to think that cooking vegetarian recipes would be limiting, but that’s just not true! With a diverse diet full of a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, spices, and plant-based proteins, vegetarians can meet all of their dietary needs just fine.

What about protein?

The world of vegetarian protein sources is wide and varied. You can get your protein from:

  • Eggs
  • Milk, cheese, and yogurt
  • Quinoa*
  • Legumes like chickpeas, beans, and lentils*
  • Tofu, tempeh, and other soy products*
  • Grains such as oats, barley, and millet*
  • Nuts*

The options with stars next to them are also good vegan sources of protein. Some vegetables even contain a decent amount of protein, like peas, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and corn.

What are some easy vegetarian dinners?

You’ll find all our easy recipe ideas below, but here are some of our readers’ favorites:

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