Want to start exploring homemade vegetarian fare? We’ve compiled 21 of our favorite Organic Authority vegetarian recipes that will please any veggie lover, and even a few meat-eaters too!
1. Vegan Gravy 101 (Tips, Tricks and a Recipe)
The trick to this vegan recipe is that the base contains hearty and savory flavors, such as mushrooms, veggie broth, fresh herbs, and beans. Eat atop mashed potatoes, or vegetarian meatloaf (listed below.)
Get the recipe: Vegan Gravy 101 (Tips, Tricks and a Recipe)
2. Banana Bread
No collections of vegetarian recipes is complete without a banana bread recipe. I've made this tasty treat countless times. It's perfect as a sweet side dish, or for breakfast.
3. Organic Butternut Squash Casserole
Squash is a versatile hero among vegetarian recipes. This tender squash dish is packed with savory and sweet spices, and almonds.
Get the recipe: Organic Butternut Squash Casserole
4. Chunky Vegetarian Chili
Who says vegetarian recipes can't be hearty? This chili is filled with beans and scrumptious vegetables for a flavor so rich and filling you won't even notice the lack of meat!
Get the recipe: Chunky Vegetarian Chili
5. Easy Rustic Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
If you're new to meat-free eating, the key is finding easy vegetarian recipes you can make in a snap--like this dish. To make it, you only need three ingredients. And roasting brings out the sweetness of the vegetable, too.
Get the recipe: Easy Rustic Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
Image: John Klein
6. Curried Beet and Kale Soup Recipe
This soup is as hearty as it is healthy. And the color is amazing!
Get the recipe: Curried Beet and Kale Soup Recipe
7. Homemade Black Bean Burgers
Meatless Monday is a great time to introduce the family to new vegetarian recipes. Everyone will love this veggie burger, which uses affordable black beans that are high in protein.
Get the recipe: Homemade Black Bean Burgers
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8. Vegetarian Stuffed Chard Recipe, Oregon Style
Chard replaces cabbage in this Pacific Northwestern version of a Scandinavian recipe. Light, nutritious and deliciously healthy, the chard leaves are stuffed with a grain of choice alongside Oregonian staples like hazelnuts, dried cranberries, and goat cheese.
Get the recipe: 8 Vegetarian Stuffed Chard Recipe, Oregon Style
9. A Vegetarian Stuffed Tomato Recipe with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions
This is a delicious vegetarian stuffed tomato recipe. Goat cheese and caramelized onions add flavor. The breadcrumbs and parmesan sprinkled over the top add just the right amount of crispy crunch.
10. Vegetarian Enchiladas Recipe with Asparagus and Chickpeas
As a vegetarian, your enchilada options when eating out at restaurants can be kind of limited. At home you can get crazy with your ingredients and develop new vegetarian recipes. Try asparagus and chickpeas in this dish. When paired with a splash of lemon juice, mozzarella and Monterrey jack cheeses, the asparagus shines without being smothered.
Get the recipe: Vegetarian Enchiladas Recipe with Asparagus and Chickpeas
11. A Customizable Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe
This recipe is fully customizable, which means that you can mix and match with seasonal vegetables to make a version of this hearty, healthy dish all year long!
Get the recipe: A Customizable Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe
12. Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf: 5 Meatless Meatloaf Recipes to Try
Try one of these five tasty vegetarian recipes for meatless meatloaf--NOT like mom used to make!
Get the recipe: Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf: 5 Meatless Meatloaf Recipes to Try
13. Apple-Celery Stuffing
Thanksgiving is a great time to test new vegetarian recipes. This savory stuffing is perfect on the big day, or as a side dish any day of the week!
Get the recipe: Apple-Celery Stuffing
Recipe and photo courtesy of the Kellogg Co.
14. Zucchini Casserole Recipe (Vegetarian)
This dish can be served as a main dish or as a side. It's sure to please and be devoured.
Get the recipe: Zucchini Casserole Recipe (Vegetarian)
15. Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchiladas Recipe
This veggie recipe is fulfilling and interesting, with lots of protein and good fall flavors (AKA it's not full of with boring filler vegetables).
Get the recipe: Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchiladas
16. Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta Recipe
This recipe will please veggie heads and meat lovers. It’s a fall-fresh recipe full of healthy ingredients.
Get the recipe: Frightfully Delicious! Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta Recipe
17. Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Goat Cheese Recipe [Vegetarian & Gluten Free]
This is a great appetizer to serve if you are looking for vegetarian recipes that are also gluten-free.
Image: Kate Sears
18. Easy Lentil Salad Recipe with Radicchio and Veggies
Need a quick salad for your evening mean? This hearty lentil salad will do the trick by satisfying your hunger.
Get the recipe: Easy Lentil Salad Recipe with Radicchio and Veggies
Image: Laura Klein
19. Royal Rainbow Superfood Quinoa Salad Recipe
This salad is unique and full of antioxidants.
Get the recipe: Royal Rainbow Superfood Quinoa Salad Recipe
Image: John Klein
20. Autumn Lentil & Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Stew with Cilantro Oil
This hearty soup is full of seasonal vegetables and savory spices.
Get the recipe: Autumn Lentil & Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Stew with Cilantro Oil
Image: Kimberley Stakal
20. Skillet Cornbread Recipe [Gluten Free & Vegetarian]
Serve up this tasty cornbread with some spicy vegetarian chili (see above). It makes a great side dish.
Get the recipe: Skillet Cornbread Recipe [Gluten Free & Vegetarian]
Image: Kate Sears
21. Brown Rice Pasta with Asparagus, Shiitakes, Pumpkin Seed Pesto & Raw Goat Cheese
Break out the pasta for this recipe. This recipe’s ingredients are fresh, nutty and will tantalize your taste buds.
Image: John Klein