Meatless Main Dishes

Meatless main dishes can sure help with the budget. And these days, that is so helpful with the continual rising costs.

You don’t have to serve meat at the table for everyone to enjoy a filling and delicious meal.

Below are recipes for meatless main dishes. They are filled with vegetables and the boundless creativity of the bloggers behind the recipes.

In Meatless Main Dishes, I feature bloggers who create good recipes.

“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.” – Maya Angelou

Vegan Mushroom Chestnut & Cranberry Tart:

“This tart is perfect for Christmas,” says the blogger at Jamie Oliver. “Make it the day before and heat through once dinner’s nearly ready. If you can’t get wild mushrooms, use more chestnut ones. ”

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

Potato And Green Garlic Crustless Quiche:

“The quiche recipe is quite simple: cook up some vegetables, whip up a batter of eggs, milk, and flour, combine the two and add some cheese, bake, and voilà. Brunch. (Or lunch. Or dinner. Or all of the above)”, says the blogger at Bojon Gourmet.

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet van Horne

Indian Fried Rice:

“What I love about this recipe is how you can take the basic idea and add whatever veggies you have in the fridge and incorporate them,” writes the blogger from Feasting At Home.

“Quick-cooking veggies work easiest here- snap peas, snow peas, bell peppers, asparagus, green beans, shredded cabbage or brussels. But with a little planning other veggies would taste great too, as long as you cook them a bit first (like steamed broccoli or cauliflower, roasted carrots, etc.).

“Just try to keep the proportions the same so the spices don’t get lost.”

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” – Giada De Laurentiis

King Pao Tofu:

“Kung Pao Tofu redefines the term plant-based dinner,” say the duo (Natalie and Holly) behind The Modern Proper blog. “With crunchy cashews and lots of veggies doused in a healthy dose of spicy Kung Pao sauce, it’s a vegan dinner that hits the spot.”

“I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.” – Alice Waters

Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole:

This Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect fall and holiday side dish. This simple recipe is as tasty as it is beautiful,” says the blogger at Love Bakes Good Cakes.

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfelt

Lentil And Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie:

“It is impossible not to love shepherd’s pie,” writes the blogger at One Ingredient Chef. “This dish has become a staple in my home, but not the traditional kind with lamb filling, as you can see.

“My version is stuffed with deliciously seasoned lentils and veggies, and topped with a gorgeous, vitamin-packed sweet potato mash.”

“Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.” – Winona LaDuke


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  1. I like the looks of most of these, but am getting lazier about cooking these days just for myself. I know that’s not right, but there you are.
    The lentil and sweet potato dish interests me and since I have those ingredients, I may give it a try. It seems as if yummy mashed white potatoes would be tasty too, not as pretty though.
    Thanks for showing us these. Are you planning on trying any?

  2. Thank you, Brenda, for all the delicious looking vegan/vegetarian recipes. I am going to make a note of a few of them. They all look so colorful and inviting. With my husband looking over my shoulder and exclaiming, ‘oh that looks nice’ I guess he will expecting great things!!

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