21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas – Perfect for Busy Evenings

21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas - Perfect for Busy Evenings | hurrythefoodup.com

Your to-do list is as long as your arm, the kids still aren’t in bed and you really can’t be bothered to spend the next hour in the kitchen. Luckily, there’s no need!

You don’t even need to hunt around for an exciting, easy recipe that will charge up the taste buds and still be ready in no time. The best vegetarian dinner ideas are here, ready for your perusal.

This is a compilation of our favourite quick-to-prepare, easily made dinner meals, ranging from soups, to pastas, to casseroles you can just throw in the oven – whatever you fancy!

The recipes are from both us and other bloggers whose food we love. The dinner recipes are also a good mix of both vegan and vegetarian, so there’s something for everyone.

1. Beetroot Pasta (Vegetarian)Beetroot Pasta - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

The beets are bangin’ in this eye-catching dish. Highly nutritious, beetroots are an awesome addition to any pasta meal – including this beauty. Get your vegetarian dinner ideas right here!

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

2. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole (Vegetarian)Zucchini Casserole - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

This easy zucchini gratin recipe is a cheesy zucchini casserole that everyone will love! Healthy, low carb, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious.

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: WholeSomeYum

3. One Pot Spinach Rice (Vegan)One Pot Spinach Rice - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

Filled with greens, beans and carbohydrates all-in-one pot spinach rice recipe. It is healthy and full of proteins, fibers and vitamins. Ideal recipe for busy times.

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Watch What U Eat

4. Coconut Curry (Vegan)Coconut Curry - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

This coconut curry is the easiest one we’ve ever made, but mixes it up with the top brass. You won’t find a better effort vs taste curry ANYWHERE! This is one of our all-time favourite quick vegetarian dinner recipes.

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by:  HurryTheFoodUp

5. Broccoli and Cheese Baked Potato Casserole (Vegetarian)Broccoli Potato Gratin - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

This broccoli and cheese baked potato casserole is a super easy dinner with just 5 ingredients plus spices! Vegetarian, gluten-free.

Ready in: 1 hour (5 minutes to prepare, 55 minutes to cook)
Recipe by: TrialAndEater

6. Spicy Corn Chowder (Vegetarian)Spicy Corn Chowder - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

A spicy, creamy corn chowder that’s satisfying and filling. Simple to make, vegetarian and healthy. Tastes best when it’s cold outside. Vegetarian dinner ideas when you need them? Yes please.

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

7. Vegetarian Fajita Pasta (Vegan)Vegetarian Fajita Pasta - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

It is an amazing entirely vegan and gluten free Mexican inspired dish. Made with a creamy and spicy Enchilada sauce, and full of fresh vegetables. Comfort food that you can easily customize to your taste.

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: ContentednessCooking

8. Farro Salad with Green Olives, Hazelnuts and Raisins (Vegan)Farro Salad with Green Olives - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

This salad is a savory, salty, sweet, tangy combination that will have you nodding your head in satisfaction with every bite.

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: PinchAndSwirl

9. Quick and Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegan)Avocado Pasta - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

This dish is fully vegan, and no animals were harmed during the making of it. High in fiber, vitamin C, iron and good fats. An extremely satisfying and easy vegan dinner idea.

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

10. Lentil Sloppy Joes (Vegan)Lentil Sloppy Joes - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

Vegan lentil sloppy joes are sure to be a hit because they’re classic comfort food that everyone knows and loves! The flavorful tangy sauce has two secret ingredients that will make you want to lick every last drop of sauce off the plate.

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: StaceyHomemaker

11. Veggie Fried Rice (Vegetarian)Fried Rice - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

Everybody should know how to make veggie fried rice. Hands down one of the most delicious and easiest ways to use up leftovers, and perfect for dinner.

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by:  HurryTheFoodUp

12. The Easiest Black Bean Tacos (Vegan)Black Bean Tacos - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

Amazingly delicious and easy tacos! You can add whichever veggies you have on hand, and love them all the same! This is a great idea for a tasty vegetarian dinner.

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: NourishNutritionBlog

13. Easy Potato Soup (Vegan)Easy Potato Soup - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

This is not some bland version of a traditional potato soup, but a full blown delicious recreation built from scratch – all vegan of course! There’s a reason why soup is a very viable quick dinner recipe – and this is it.

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

14. Pineapple Fried Rice (Vegan)Pineapple Fried Rice - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

Some food pairings were just meant to be together, and this is one of them. Get your sweet, crunchy and tropical hit right now! Vegetarian dinner ideas come in all shapes and sizes – and this is one of the best.

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

15. Crustless Spinach Cheese Pie (Vegetarian)Spinach Cheese Pie - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

Crustless spinach pie is a very simple dish that is great for those just starting out on a low carb diet. Can be baked in a pie pan or a square dish.

Ready in: 32 minutes
Recipe by: LowCarbYUM

16. Cauliflower Alfredo with Peas (Vegetarian)Cauliflower Alfredo with Peas - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

Comfort food defined pasta packed with vegetables and that family-friendly Alfredo flavour.

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: MyKitchenLove

17. Spicy Black Bean Soup (Vegan)Spicy Black Bean Soup - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

So comforting you want to sit in it. Only vegan ingredients, great taste and ready in 20 minutes. High in protein and fiber. You won’t be disappointed – we can almost guarantee this recipe will become one of your go-to vegan dinner recipes.

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

18. Crispy Tortilla Pizza (Vegetarian)Tortilla Pizza - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas | hurrythefoodup.com

A healthier way to eat pizza with the same great taste that you love. Ready in just 25 minutes, you won’t look back! Vegetarian dinners just got better.

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

19. Skillet Enchiladas: Black Bean Sweet Potato (Vegetarian)Skillet Enchiladas - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

Healthy black beans, sweet potatoes, homemade enchilada sauce, and corn tortillas are baked with a stretchy cheese on top.

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by:  TheKitchenGirl

20. Chili Sin Carne (Vegan)Chili Sin Carne - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

This meatless (aka vegan) chili proves that you can still enjoy your favourite meals, but in a new, animal friendly way. Vegans and vegetarians don’t miss out on anything – and this dinner recipe is there to show why.

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by:  HurryTheFoodUp

21. Jambalaya (Vegan)Jambalaya - 21 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes | hurrythefoodup.com

This vegan jambalaya is quick and easy to make, full of spice and flavour and a great one-pot meal. Beans and mushrooms stand in for shrimp and sausage for a totally plant-based, gluten-free and oil-free version of Southern comfort food that’s just as good as the original!

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: TheStingyVegan

 

That’s it folks! Hopefully one of these vegetarian dinner recipes will quell the hunger in your belly – if they don’t, leave us a comment and let us know what you’d like to see in the list.

 

Our beautiful ebook,  is out! It’s our favourite 30 vegetarian and vegan breakfast recipes – all made with six or less ingredients. They’ve never been seen on the site before (and never will). Check it out!

5 comments

  1. Looks like I’ve got a whole line up of veggie packed dishes! Yum! Thanks for including my Cauliflower Alfredo!

  2. Hauke…thanks so much for including my skillet enchiladas in this healthy lineup! I’m having a proud moment – I really value your content. Keep rockin it! Thanks again and Happy 2018 to you…Cheers!

  3. woah, I love the huge variety of options you give here.. Being a vegetarian this is surely going to be helpful in the coming days, in terms of ideas on what to make.

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