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There are a lot of reasons to eat less meat: for your health, for your budget, for the environment and because there’s a looming meat shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic. These 50 vegetarian- and pescetarian-friendly recipes are perfect for any night of the week and won’t have you missing beef, chicken or pork in the slightest.
If you can’t find fresh veggies at your store, this vegetarian three bean chili is one of those delicious dinners that can be made from cans.
If you’re looking for how to use your leftovers, these mashed potato quesadillas are everything you need.
This simple weeknight dinner idea is vegetarian-friendly and packed with protein. Trust us, this easy chickpea curry will be your best friend.
This fusilli and broccoli casserole is a wonder of different textures, from the creamy melted cheeses to the tender vegetables to the crunchy onions on top. Just make sure you know how to cook your pasta correctly before proceeding.
Get the whole family together to make these mini naan pizzas, which you can customize to your liking. Top them with mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives or whatever veggie tickles your fancy. And once you master this simple recipe, try these other recipes for pizza night at home.
If you’re looking for one of the best dishes to make at home, period, then this recipe for Mediterranean stuffed tomatoes should be added to your collection. It just so happens that they’re vegetarian.
If fish is a part of your diet, consider this healthy tuna salad on some toasted bread for a throwback dinner. Canned tuna is a great shelf-stable ingredient — here’s how long it and everything else in your pantry lasts.
For the Healthy Tuna Salad recipe, click here.
Mushrooms are one of those foods that boost your immune system, so be sure to take two helpings of this colorful weeknight mushroom and red rice casserole.
The best part of any Mexican dish is all the cheese. These easy queso fresco enchiladas are loaded with the good stuff and pair wonderfully with more of our best Mexican recipes.
Skip curbside pickup and make this copycat takeout recipe. This sesame peanut noodle bowl comes together in just 20 minutes, which is less time than it would take to pick up dinner from your local Thai spot.
How can you make a grilled cheese even better? By adding avocado, of course.
For the Avocado Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.
A simple grilled cheese is one of those classic childhood dinners. This Caprese-inspired grilled cheese uses fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil to make this sandwich a little more adult, but it's still a lot of fun.
If you’re a pescatarian or trying to save money by eating less meat, this almond-crusted salmon salad is so satisfying, you won’t miss chicken or steak. Just make sure you know how to cook your salmon perfectly every time.
For the Almond-Crusted Salmon Salad recipe, click here.
This simple black bean soup tastes exactly like the one you can find at Panera Bread. If you want to get creative with it, top this dish with avocado, shredded cheese or pickled jalapeños.
Of all the great ways to cook eggs, this quiche is certainly one of the easiest. This recipe technically calls for breakfast meat, but simply sub a vegan sausage, more veggies or any of these unexpected ingredients that go great with eggs.
For the Impossibly Easy Quiche recipe, click here.
This salmon recipe uses just a few pantry staple ingredients, creating a sweet yet spicy flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
Of all the great ways to cook eggs, this sheet pan dinner with sweet potatoes, peppers and onions is one of the best for any meal.
This simple vegetable soup is made using canned veggies, but you can use fresh or frozen if desired. Pair it with crusty homemade bread for a comforting meal.
This rich ricotta ravioli in a butter and sage sauce rivals the kind of dishes you’ll find at America’s best Italian restaurants. Pair with some wine for a romantic dinner at home.
A Tater Tot casserole (or hotdish) is usually one of those dishes you’ll only find in the Midwest. Bring the heartland to your table with this veggie-packed dinner.
For the Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole recipe, click here.
This vegetarian chili is made using an Instant Pot, which means that it’ll be ready in a jiffy. Serve with some cornbread, and you’re in for a feast.
For the Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili recipe, click here.
Who says that frittatas have to be pigeonholed as one of the best brunch recipes? Whip up this zucchini frittata for a light dinner; serve with a salad and some potatoes for a full meal.
These breakfast tacos feature eggs, black beans and perfectly caramelized onions and are satisfying any time of day. Honestly, this recipe is right up there with the best tacos in America.
For the Caramelized Onion Breakfast Tacos recipe, click here.
If you’re looking for massively flavorful dinner ideas that take less than one hour to cook, this indulgent grilled cheese with Brie, balsamic mushrooms and onions is perfect for you.
This apple, fennel and cheddar cheese quiche is one of the best breakfast-in-bed recipes, but we won’t judge if you eat this for dinner in bed. It’s just that good.
This hearty lentils and poached eggs recipe is made using an Instant Pot. Get the most out of this popular kitchen gadget by using it to make more Instant Pot breakfast recipes too.
If you want to make a dinner in feel like dinner out, make this Korean fried cauliflower recipe, straight from the kitchen of The Cheesecake Factory.
For the Korean Fried Cauliflower recipe, click here.
This incredibly indulgent twist on a comfort food classic has a secret: cream cheese. It’s just one of those unexpected ingredients that go great in mac and cheese.
If you feel like you’re eating too many carbs, consider making this healthy, veggie-forward zoodles and asparagus recipe.
This butternut squash cavatelli is bursting with autumnal flavor, but it's good any time of year. However, if you want it to be particularly tasty, check out when squash is in season in our monthly produce guide.
These spring pea potstickers are honestly like something you’d find at one of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in America — but they’re easily made right from your own kitchen.
One of the absolute best Cajun recipes, this shrimp etouffee with grits is perfect for making any day of the year feel like Mardi Gras.
For the Shrimp Etouffee and Grits recipe, click here.
This roasted squash soup is great as an appetizer or a main dish. Serve with some crusted bread, dip and enjoy.
Roasted spaghetti squash is one of those helpful ingredient swaps if you’re out of regular pasta or just trying to eat more veggies. Serve with jarred tomato sauce for a quick and easy dinner.
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If you want to make the most of all the produce that is fresh in the spring, consider this all-green salad with spring greens, asparagus, peas and avocado.
This recipe proves you can have a comforting meal with tofu — and that you don’t need shredded chicken or ground beef to make the best casserole recipes.
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