Skip the Meat With These 51 Vegetarian Recipes

Jun 8, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Vegetarian lasagna with sweet potato, pumpkin, spinach and pine nuts
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Just because you can't or don't eat meat, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the taste of traditionally meaty dishes like lasagna, meatball subs or tikka masala. With a tweak here and there to popular recipes, you'll have yourself a delicious vegetarian meal.

On the flip side, these vegetarian recipes are so tasty, even carnivores will devour them. You're probably side-eyeing us right now; we can practically hear you muttering "sure, Jan" under your breath, so allow us to explain. Take lasagna, for example. Doesn't a lasagna made with layers of veggies, pasta and a creamy béchamel sauce sound good to you? Or how about a Southwest quinoa bake made with quinoa, black beans and enchilada sauce, topped with avocado slices and a drizzle of sriracha?

Whether it's Meatless Monday or "Forget the Meat" Friday, ditch the meat every day of the week with one of these incredible vegetarian recipes.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2016.

1 /51: Crispy Tofu Noodles Recipe

1/51 :Crispy Tofu Noodles Recipe

2 /51: Black Bean-Quinoa Wrap

2/51 :Black Bean-Quinoa Wrap

3 /51: Cauliflower-Feta 'Meatballs'

3/51 :Cauliflower-Feta 'Meatballs'

4 /51: Baked Pasta With Sriracha Cream Sauce

4/51 :Baked Pasta With Sriracha Cream Sauce

5 /51: Mexican-Style Lettuce Wraps

5/51 :Mexican-Style Lettuce Wraps

6 /51: Ramen Noodles With Tempeh & Spicy Peanut Sauce

6/51 :Ramen Noodles With Tempeh & Spicy Peanut Sauce

7 /51: Lemon-Lentil Soup

7/51 :Lemon-Lentil Soup

8 /51: Vegetarian 'Meatballs' With Pesto Cream Sauce

8/51 :Vegetarian 'Meatballs' With Pesto Cream Sauce

9 /51: Vegan Potato Salad With Avocado Dressing

9/51 :Vegan Potato Salad With Avocado Dressing

10 /51: Baked Eggplant Casserole

10/51 :Baked Eggplant Casserole

11 /51: Pierogies

11/51 :Pierogies

12/51 :Orzo Salad

13 /51: Bang Bang Cauliflower

13/51 :Bang Bang Cauliflower

14 /51: Kale-Pesto Pasta Salad

14/51 :Kale-Pesto Pasta Salad

15 /51: Grilled Eggplant Marinara Sandwiches

15/51 :Grilled Eggplant Marinara Sandwiches

16 /51: Thai Coconut-Vegetable Curry

16/51 :Thai Coconut-Vegetable Curry

17 /51: Lentil & Mushroom Empanadas

17/51 :Lentil & Mushroom Empanadas

18 /51: Veggie Power Bowl

18/51 :Veggie Power Bowl

19 /51: Thai Coconut Curry Quinoa

19/51 :Thai Coconut Curry Quinoa

20 /51: Scalloped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

20/51 :Scalloped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

21 /51: Stuffed Butternut Squash

21/51 :Stuffed Butternut Squash

22 /51: Quinoa-Hummus Wrap

22/51 :Quinoa-Hummus Wrap

23 /51: Bubble-Up Pizza

23/51 :Bubble-Up Pizza

24 /51: Chickpea & Butternut Squash Patties

24/51 :Chickpea & Butternut Squash Patties

25 /51: Fresh Veggie Wraps

25/51 :Fresh Veggie Wraps

26 /51: Chickpea Sandwich Spread

26/51 :Chickpea Sandwich Spread

27 /51: Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

27/51 :Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

28 /51: Panzanella Salad

28/51 :Panzanella Salad

29 /51: Vegetarian Chili Pasta

29/51 :Vegetarian Chili Pasta

30 /51: Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

30/51 :Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

31 /51: Cauliflower 'Steak'

31/51 :Cauliflower 'Steak'

32 /51: Lentil & Veggie Sloppy Joes

32/51 :Lentil & Veggie Sloppy Joes

33 /51: Southwest Quinoa Bake

33/51 :Southwest Quinoa Bake

34 /51: Vegan Spinach & Mushroom Risotto With Toasted Walnuts

34/51 :Vegan Spinach & Mushroom Risotto With Toasted Walnuts

35 /51: Carrot & Kale Stir-Fry

35/51 :Carrot & Kale Stir-Fry

36 /51: Chipotle-Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

36/51 :Chipotle-Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

37 /51: Butternut Squash Enchiladas

37/51 :Butternut Squash Enchiladas

38 /51: Pesto-Parm Portobello Mushrooms

38/51 :Pesto-Parm Portobello Mushrooms

39 /51: Zucchini Spaghetti

39/51 :Zucchini Spaghetti

40 /51: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

40/51 :Baked Eggplant Parmesan

41 /51: Spicy Kung Pao Cauliflower

41/51 :Spicy Kung Pao Cauliflower

42 /51: Angel Hair Pasta

42/51 :Angel Hair Pasta

43 /51: Cheesy Asparagus Chowder

43/51 :Cheesy Asparagus Chowder

44 /51: Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

44/51 :Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

45 /51: Tofu Tikka Masala

45/51 :Tofu Tikka Masala

46 /51: Veggie Taco Skillet

46/51 :Veggie Taco Skillet

47 /51: Cauliflower-Quinoa 'Meatball' Subs

47/51 :Cauliflower-Quinoa 'Meatball' Subs

48 /51: Tandoori Quinoa & Veggies

48/51 :Tandoori Quinoa & Veggies

49 /51: Vegetarian Chickpea Curry

49/51 :Vegetarian Chickpea Curry

50 /51: Tofu With Peanut Sauce

50/51 :Tofu With Peanut Sauce

51 /51: Creamy Sweet Potato & Asparagus Lasagna

51/51 :Creamy Sweet Potato & Asparagus Lasagna