OVER A YEAR’S worth of the best Meatless Monday recipes that are easy to make, and the whole family will love! Easy, budget friendly vegetarian dinner recipes that will make you wish every day of the week was Meatless Monday.
54 Meatless Meals
One of the easiest ways to cut grocery expenses is to eat meatless for a day every week. Meat prices can be steep! Especially with the ever-rising costs of meat now.
Cutting out meat for a day or a meal is easy to do, and will chop off a nice chunk from your grocery bill. And if you pick the right recipes, dinner will still be as delicious as ever.
Don’t worry! I’ve made a list of some super delicious meatless meals below. There’s so many recipes that there’s enough for OVER A YEAR of Meatless Mondays! 😱😍
All of our family favorites, from pasta to Mexican. Your family will love these as much as we do. And your wallet will love them even more!
For some simple sides to go with these delicious dinner, check out my favorite side dishes recipes.
54 Meatless Meals
Burritos stuffed with spicy rice and beans and topped with enchilada sauce and cheese will give you all of the flavor with none of the price tag!
A cheese lover’s dream. Giant shells stuffed with 5 different cheeses and spinach (for a little extra color and nutrition). Topped with tangy red sauce and of course, more cheese!
Noodles tossed with avocado, basil, lime, and Parmesan make a creamy rich sauce and a ridiculously cheap and easy meal to throw together in no time!
The simplest and best way to make vegetable soup. Follow the recipe exactly, or use up extra veggies from your fridge!
Lots of beans for protein make these enchiladas super delicious AND filling.
6. Egg Salad
The best of a classic recipe. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and one recipe can even last more than one meal, so it’s a big money AND time saver!
Creamy, cheesy family favorite made with simple ingredients. You don’t even have to make a roux!
Pumpkin isn’t just for desserts! It’s deliciously rich and creamy in the spicy savory soup that’s easy to make and uses only pantry staples.
You wouldn’t believe how much flavor these enchiladas pack with just a few simple ingredients and no meat! The filling is so good, I could eat it by itself!
A hearty classic that will fill you right up! This rustic, comforting, vegetarian soup can be enjoyed year round.
Creamy, spicy, and healthy, these zoodles are packed with veggies, jalapenos, and avocados for a delicious dinner. Try the sauce over noodles too, if you have picky eaters at home.
This soup has it all. Spicy peppers, sweet butternut squash, tangy apples, and a touch of cream for richness.
An easy way to make enchiladas without meat is to just stuff them with cheese. Try this delicious three cheese blend!
This zesty southwest-inspired soup is so rich and delicious, you won’t believe there’s not even any cream in it! All of the richness AND protein comes from beans!
This recipe sounds so simple, and it is SO easy to make. But it’s so decadent. With 5 rich creamy cheeses, spinach, and fresh tomatoes for acid and tang, all on buttered, toasted bread.
Just like your favorite app, but in soup version. Creamy and spicy soup with jalapenos. Top with croutons for the full jalapeno popper experience.
Rich, garlicky, buttery Alfredo sauce, even better than your favorite restaurant. Serve it with a light green salad for a full meal.
Layers of cheese, black beans, and enchilada sauce unite in this heavenly Mexican-inspired casserole. Top with sour cream, fresh avocado, and pico de gallo to finish the dish.
Perfectly cooked penne tossed in a rosa sauce. Rosa sauce are simply “pink” sauces, which is when you combine Alfredo sauce with marinara. If you haven’t tried it yet, do it now. You will thank me.
As a former Taco Bell employee, one of the things I’ve always loved most was the sauce on the quesadillas. Now I’ve recreated it at home, so you can too!
Pizza served cold packed with tons of all your favorite fresh vegetables. Perfect for hot summer nights.
A comfort food concoction that I made on a whim. But be glad I did because it turns out sriracha, ranch, and black beans are absolutely sinful together. Wrap it up in a tortilla with fresh toppings for an ultimate comfort food dinner.
Cheesy, creamy, and just what the doctor ordered. Serve with a piece of warm crusty bread.
Fresh zucchini, bright cherry tomatoes, and creamy feta take center stage tossed with bowtie pasta for a healthy, easy meal.
The absolute cheesiest mac and cheese. My kids call this the “good kind” of macaroni and cheese. And they’re not wrong.
Let your slow cooker do all the work in this loaded cheesy soup that’s easy to make and scrumptious to eat.
27. Crustless Zucchini Quiche
Just 4 frugal ingredients to make a satisfying meal for dinner!
28. Cheesy Eggplant Rollatini
Eggplant stuffed with creamy, melty cheese and topped with a zesty homemade sauce.
29. Grilled Veggie and Pesto Flatbread
Homemade grilled flatbreads topped with roasted vegetables and fresh herbs. Perfect for an easy summer meal.
30. Fusilli al Pomodoro
A light and fresh pasta dish that’s perfect for warm summer months with fresh tomatoes, garlic, Parmesan, and a special ingredient that you didn’t know you loved until now.
31. Southwest Grains Stuffed Peppers
Instead of rice and ground beef, stuff your peppers with quinoa, corn, and black beans for a healthy southwest twist!
32. Black Bean Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Avocado
Nutritious and packed with anti-oxidants, this dish is so delightful, you’ll forget how good it is for you too!
33. Brown Rice Veggie Bowl
Liven up a bowl of brown rice with fresh veggies, ginger, and tahini.
34. Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tostadas
Tostadas are a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table. Earthy, zesty flavors and fresh toppings piled high on top of crispy tostadas.
35. Basil Lemon Pasta
Super simple pasta recipe with basic ingredients that turn into an elegant yummy dish.
36. Spinach and Mushroom Polenta Stacks
Polenta squares piled high with garlic, spinach, and thyme saute and balsamic mushrooms, then topped with melty cheese and a runny poached egg for a decadent, elegant, and tasty bite.
37. Cherry Tomato Quiche
Rich creamy quiche with bites of tangy tomatoes and fresh basil make an elegant brinner.
38. Butternut Squash Black Bean Curry
You will not believe how much flavor this from scratch vegetarian curry packs! Serve over rice for a full meal.
39. Green Lentil Tabbouleh Salad
Instead of a traditional tabbouleh using bulgar wheat, this one uses green lentils, making it even better. Add in fresh cucumber, tomato, and onion with fresh herbs, and you’re in for a delicious treat.
40. Vegan Shepherds Pie
A comforting classic with a quick swap of lentils for ground beef turns into a gorgeous casserole that everyone will love.
41. Greek Chickpea Salad
Quick, light, and fresh salad featuring classic Greek ingredients. Put dinner on the table in just 15 minutes!
42. Lentil Sloppy Joes
This recipe turns a classic into a vegetarian dream by swapping out the beef for lentils! Make it in the instant pot, slow cooker, or stove top!
43. Gluten Free Sesame Noodles with Veggies
Noodles with an Asian flare, featuring edamame, fresh veggies, and a classic garlic and sesame flavored sauce.
44. Vegetarian Chili
Simple, fresh, and comforting! Packed with beans and lots of veggies, this meal is 0 points on Weight Watchers!
45. Baked Spaghetti Squash Burrito Boats
Make a full meal using half a roasted spaghetti squash as the base! Topped with lots of fresh southwest inspired toppings, this easy meal is nutritious and delicious.
46. Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers
You will never believe these juicy burgers are also vegan! Pile high with all of your favorite burger toppings and serve with some sweet potato fries.
47. Southwestern Black Bean Pasta
Use up a pantry staple with this easy pasta recipes featuring black beans and pasta in a smoky tomato sauce.
48. Mock Chicken Nuggets
Did you know you can make tofu taste like chicken?! Well believe it with this simple 5 ingredient recipe with crispy pan-fried tofu.
49. Buddha’s Delight
Bites of tofu and stir-fried veggies in a sticky sweet and tangy sauce. Make the whole thing in just 25 minutes!
50. Grilled Eggplant Rolls
Grilled sliced of eggplant wrapped around a fresh veggie sauce filling and topped with gooey Parmesan cheese.
51. Caramelized Vidalia Onion Casserole
A simple pasta dish featuring sweet summer vidalia onions and fresh herbs in a cheesy creamy sauce.
52. One Pot Thai Peanut Veggie Pasta
Fresh veggies and whole wheat pasta take center stage in this 30 minute dish with creamy Thai peanut sauce.
53. Quesadilla Nachos
Prepare to have your mind blown… The cheese… is INSIDE the chips. 🤯🤯 Cheesy quesadilla topped with all your favorite fresh nacho toppings makes a speedy delicious dinner.
54. Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Fresh green salad topped with juicy berries, cucumbers, and pecans and drizzled with a tangy homemade dressing. Perfect for a super quick fresh dinner on a warm night.
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