Download our FREE 7-Day Vegetarian

Weight Loss Meal Plan

Test link

12 Easy Vegetarian Meals – 30 Minute Magic!

This post may contain affiliate links, so if you buy from a link we may earn a commission at no cost to you

12 Easy Vegetarian Meals - Title Image | Hurry The Food Up

We present to you our top 12 quick and easy vegetarian meals that can be on your table in minutes, with few ingredients and minimal mess.

If you are new to being veggie, we get it, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. You’re used to focussing your meal around meat, so now the meat is gone, what do you do? You can’t live on potatoes!

These quick vegetarian dinners are chosen for their simplicity and healthiness – perfect for vegetarian newbies. You don’t need much time and you’ll probably already have most of the ingredients in the cupboard.

30 mins + 2 pots = easy vegetarian meals

So what is our criteria for easy vegetarian recipes for beginners?

None of these recipes require any more than 2 pots, which means that washing up will be minimal.

We’ve tried to make sure that the main ingredients are simple staples. For example, the sauce for this peanut veggie stir fry is just peanut butter, soy sauce, sweet chili and maple syrup! Simple!

What’s more, these are all 30 minute vegetarian meals – they all take around 10 mins to prep and 20 mins to cook. Then you can put your feet up!

And finally, they’re as beginner friendly as it gets. You don’t need to be a culinary genius to whip up a healthy easy vegetarian dinner recipe like sweet potato and black bean tacos!

How to keep it simple AND healthy

Often we associate easy cooking with unhealthy cooking – processed veggie sausages and oven chips. But that’s not what we’re aiming for here.

Our super easy vegetarian meals never skimp on healthiness! They are all loaded with protein and use fresh, healthy ingredients.

For example, this lentil and potato salad: all you need are potatoes, lentils and a few spices for an easy vegetarian meal that is still high in protein, super filling and completely free of any processed food! You can save even more time and energy by cooking the potatoes in the microwave.

Now that it’s so easy and so quick to make healthy veggie dinners, you’ve got plenty of time to get on with your other new year’s resolutions! So, get that book out, get your trainers on or even join a weight loss course!

Subscribe to get our FREE 7-Day Vegetarian Weight Loss Meal Plan
 

vegetarian weight loss meal plan
  • Female & Male Version
  • Grocery List Included
  • All Recipes Included

Easy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Check out the recipe here
4.62 from 95 votes
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: filling and warming
258 calories per serving

Make the most out of your veg with this Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup – tasty, easy, healthy, full of vitamins and only five mins to prep!

Pizza Beans Skillet

12 Easy Vegetarian Meals - Pizza Bean Skillet. | Hurry The Food Up
Check out the recipe here

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: BucketListTummy
Bonus: protein packed, super speedy
250 calories per serving

This white bean skillet recipe boasts a combination of white beans, tomatoes, veggies and pizza spices giving it a true flavor like its name, Pizza Beans! It’s a delicious vegan cannellini bean recipe.

Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese

Check out the recipe here
5 from 4 votes
Ready in:17 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: quick lunch, high protein
383 calories per serving

Level up your scrambled eggs with cream cheese, an easy way to pile on extra protein in a classic dish. A killer breakfast!

Vegan Couscous Tofu Salad

12 Easy Vegetarian Meals - Vegan Tofu Couscous Salad | Hurry The Food Up
Check out the recipe here

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: TwoCityVegans
Bonus: simple, fresh veggies
295 calories per serving

This light and fluffy vegan couscous salad with tofu is loaded with fresh and flavorful salad ingredients and a simple lemon juice dressing – perfect as a refreshing side dish or light main meal.

Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

Check out the recipe here
5 from 6 votes
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super speedy, super filling
420 calories per serving

This protein packed vegan lentil and potato salad is a perfect weight loss recipe. It’s filling, healthy and nutritious, while still tasting amazing!

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

12 Easy Vegetarian Meals - Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff | Hurry The Food Up
Check out the recipe here

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: TwoCityVegans
Bonus: vegan, low fat
238 calories per serving

An easy vegan mushroom stroganoff recipe that’s creamy, delicious, and comforting! The perfect weeknight dinner, it takes less than 30 mins to throw together, and it’s guaranteed to please a crowd!

Heavenly Halloumi Salad

Check out the recipe here
4.89 from 18 votes
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: fresh veggies, high protein
474 calories per serving

Full of protein, fiber and loads of other nutrients this halloumi salad will keep you feeling full for hours – and you’ll secretly be looking forward to more!

Red Pesto Pasta

Check out the recipe here
5 from 7 votes
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple, filling
395 calories per serving

Red Pesto Pasta – The natural evolution of a classic dish. The pesto is all vegan and has received so much praise already you won’t believe it!

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

26 Light Vegetarian Dinner Ideas - Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos | Hurry The Food Up
Check out the recipe here

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: SavvyHoney
Bonus: super simple, vegan
278 calories per serving

Loaded with tender sweet potatoes, tasty black beans, corn, fresh toppings, and garnished with lime, these tacos make a quick weeknight dinner.

Easy Vegetable Stir Fry with Creamy Peanut Sauce

Check out the recipe here
4.82 from 49 votes
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super simple, high protein
592 calories per serving

A delicious peanut sauce compliments this fantastic stir fry with simple to follow cooking tips. Beginner friendly and super quick to make!

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Check out the recipe here
4.77 from 46 votes
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: vegan, versatile
326 calories per serving

There’s no better use for mushrooms than with garlic and cream – and if you want it, we know how to make it vegan without sacrificing taste. Your call.

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

Check out the recipe here
4.66 from 90 votes
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: high protein, super speedy
327 calories per serving

Make the best scrambled eggs you’ve ever had with our quick & easy but simple to follow recipe – so good you’ll never look elsewhere again! Try it now!

And there you have it! Easy as pie (or pasta or quesadillas!) Let us know which easy vegetarian meal is your new weeknight favourite in the comments!

Comments

Leave a comment below

Your comments make our day. Thank you! If you have a question, please skim the comments section – you might find an immediate answer there. If you made the recipe, please choose a star rating, too.

Welcome!

We share fun, quick and nutritious veggie recipes with the world – food should be enjoyable and healthy!

READ MORE

Subscribe to get our FREE 7-Day Vegetarian Weight Loss Meal Plan

vegetarian weight loss meal plan
  • Female and Male Version
  • All Recipes with Images Included
  • Grocery List