4 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes You’ll Love for Meatless Monday

gluten-free vegetarian sweet potato gnocchi

Just a few years ago, when we asked if there was a gluten-free menu, we got raised eyebrows or even, “What’s gluten?” Now the gluten-free lifestyle has completely mainstreamed, and it’s even easier to avoid products containing this protein that has adverse effects on so many people. For Meatless Monday, we’re taking a look at some of our all-time favorite gluten-free vegetarian recipes, including pasta, pizza, and more.

Would you get a load of those beautiful gnocchi? Their purple color is sure to impress anyone who has the pleasure to grab a seat around your Meatless Monday table — and that vibrant violet hue is completely natural. This sweet potato gnocchi recipe uses a purple variety of sweet potato to make the colors on your plate pop, but you could also try it with purple vitelotte potatoes if those are easier to find where you are. Either way, a bit of arrowroot is the secret to getting these gnocchi to hold. They’re topped with a fresh, zesty tahini sauce with fresh herbs and garlic.

cauliflower pizza

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Cauliflower pizza has been a godsend to many who ascribe to a gluten-free diet, but you don’t always have to make a whole pie. These cute, mini pizza bites are a bit reminiscent of childhood Bagel Bites, but endlessly better. The bites themselves are simply flavored with herbs, meant to be dipped into your favorite tomato sauce. You could also top them with your favorite melting cheese for extra flavor.

gluten-free vegetarian pasta

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You can top zoodles with pretty much any sauce under the sun, but we prefer something that’s a little bit simpler so that you can still taste the freshness of the zucchini noodles themselves. This recipe for zucchini noodles with heirloom cherry tomatoes and feta totally fits the bill. We love the flavors, and we adore how quick and easy it is to prepare on a busy Meatless Monday evening — a total prep time of 20 minutes? That’s a recipe we can get behind.

Savory Zucchini Pancakes: You'll Never Crave Sweet Breakfast Mainstays Again

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Pancakes for dinner? You can totally pull it off if you choose this healthy recipe. These savory pancakes are made with a base of zucchini and a combo of corn flour and brown rice flour. They’re flavored with a unique mix of seasonings including ginger, cayenne pepper, thyme, and cumin. Serve them with a nice side salad with vinaigrette for a healthy, balanced, Meatless Monday Meal.

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Emily Monaco
Emily Monaco

Emily Monaco is an American food and culture writer based in Paris. She loves uncovering the stories behind ingredients and exposing the face of our food system, so that consumers can make educated choices. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Vice Munchies, and Serious Eats.