8 Simple & Satisfying Vegetarian Dinners

What's for dinner?! What about something vegetarian tonight? We've got an easy chickpea curry, eggplant parmesan, tomato pie, and more!

Vegetarian Dinners

What’s for dinner? The question never stops being asked or needing to be answered!

If you’re a vegetarian, or just really like eating that way often (like I do), it can be especially easy to fall into the same defaults: breakfast-for-dinner, soup, pasta, tacos.

Many of the recipes below do align with those fallback meals – nothing wrong with what works! -- but these recipes are also creative and different enough to break you out of whatever rut you might be in. We've also thrown in a few additional vegetarian recipes that maybe you haven't thought of yet!

Vegetables add dimension and flavor to any recipe, so what's not to love? Let's get excited about veggies in our dinner tonight!

  • Texas Stacked Enchiladas with Corn and Black Beans

    Vegetarian Stacked Enchiladas
    Sally Vargas

    Think of these as quicker, deconstructed enchiladas—ones that come together super fast.

  • Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

    Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
    Elise Bauer

    A vegan curry with chickpeas and cauliflower comes to life with the addition of cilantro—don’t skip it. It brightens all the flavors.

  • Easy Greek Salad

    Easy Greek Salad tossed with greek salad dressing in a bowl
    Elise Bauer

    A Greek salad typically contains so many good-for-you ingredients—tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, peppers and olives for starters—that you’re bound to feel full afterward. Add a wedge of wholegrain bread, mix in some cooked grains, or top with a poached egg if you'd like a little more to your meal!

  • Eggplant Parmesan

    Casserole dish of baked eggplant parmesan
    Elise Bauer

    This dish is a classic vegetarian alternative to chicken parm. With a little hands-off prep time—sliced eggplant needs some time to release its moisture—and baking the breaded slices instead of frying, you’ll have a delicious result.

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  • Veggie Tacos

    vegetarian tacos
    Elise Bauer

    Mexican fare definitely lends itself easily to vegetarian meals, and these tacos are loaded with onions, zucchini, green chiles and, of course, cheese!

  • Asparagus Frittata

    Asparagus Frittata
    Elise Bauer

    Eggs for dinner—always a winner! The best part? The bubbled browned top that comes from sliding the frittata under the broiler in the last few minutes.

  • Classic Pasta Primavera

    Classic Pasta Primavera
    Elise Bauer

    Pasta is endlessly adaptable, and it doesn’t need to be springtime—that’s what primavera means—for you to enjoy this dish. It's loaded with broccoli, asparagus, snow peas, and more, but swap in whatever vegetables suit your fancy!

  • Tomato Pie

    Tomato Pie
    Elise Bauer

    It’s not pizza. It’s not quiche. It’s somewhere in between. Tomatoes, basil, cheese and some mayo to bind it all together inside a pastry crust.