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Food24 Tasty Meatless Meals So Good You Won't Miss The Meat

24 Tasty Meatless Meals So Good You Won’t Miss The Meat

Carnivore cravings got you down on Meatless Mondays (or any day)? Look no further! We’ve got 24 incredible meatless recipes that are so bursting with flavor and texture you won’t even realize the meat’s missing. From hearty pasta and vibrant salads to comforting soups and globally inspired dishes, this recipe collection is your ticket to delicious, plant-based meals the whole family will love.

Taco Soup

a close up image of a spoonful of Vegan Taco Soup.a close up image of a spoonful of Vegan Taco Soup.
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Calling all taco lovers! Whip up this one-pot vegan taco soup in a flash – it’s so easy! Ladle the deliciousness into bowls and unleash your creativity with your favorite toppings. It’s a flavor fiesta guaranteed to please everyone. Imagine all the warm, comforting flavors of your favorite tacos, but served up in a cozy bowl perfect for dipping tortilla chips!

Get The Recipe: Vegan Taco Soup

Vegan Taco Salad

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Dive into this epic vegan taco salad! It’s a fiesta of taco-seasoned veggie crumbles piled high on crisp romaine lettuce. Don’t forget the essential toppings – customize it your way! And for the ultimate crunch, we recommend serving it with some air-fried tortilla chips on the side.

Get The Recipe: Vegan Taco Salad

Red Lentil Dahl Curry

A close up image of a spoon serving up vibrant red lentil dal from a bowl, with fluffy white rice and lemon wedges in the background.A close up image of a spoon serving up vibrant red lentil dal from a bowl, with fluffy white rice and lemon wedges in the background.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Brimming with flavor, cost-effective, and nutritious, this Indian Red Lentil Dahl Curry is incredibly tasty and easy to prepare!

Get The Recipe: Red Lentil Dahl Curry

Pasta Alla Norma

A close up image of pasta with an eggplant tomato sauce.A close up image of pasta with an eggplant tomato sauce.
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Learn to perfect the classic Italian dish, Pasta Alla Norma, with our straightforward, step-by-step guide and professional tips. This easy and tasty meal is perfect for any occasion.

Get The Recipe: Pasta Alla Norma

Asparagus Peas Pasta

A close up image of pasta peas and asparagus in a black pan.A close up image of pasta peas and asparagus in a black pan.
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Spring on a plate! Our asparagus peas pasta is a burst of fresh flavors that’s perfect for the season. Light, refreshing, and packed with goodness, it’s a vegetarian delight.

Get The Recipe: Asparagus Peas Pasta

Mexican Soup

a bowl of Mexican soup topped with Guacamole and sour cream.a bowl of Mexican soup topped with Guacamole and sour cream.
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Delight your palate with this flavorful Mexican Soup, crafted with fresh vegetables and spices to create a delicious one-pot meal.

Get The Recipe: Mexican Soup

Mixed Vegetable Rice 

A close up image of yellow rice with mixed vegetables in a pan.A close up image of yellow rice with mixed vegetables in a pan.
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Unleash your inner weeknight hero with this super-easy mixed vegetable rice! It’s packed with flavor and nutrients yet comes together in a flash. Light and fluffy rice mingled with colorful veggies is a satisfying dish your body will love. Ready to learn how to make it?

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Homemade Creamy Mac and Cheese

A fork digging into a big bowl of Homemade Creamy Mac and CheeseA fork digging into a big bowl of Homemade Creamy Mac and Cheese
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This Homemade Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe is a spectacular, cheesy, one-pot creamy, and delicious dish! Ready in 30 minutes, it’s the ultimate comfort food.

Get The Recipe: Creamy Mac and Cheese

Vegetable Chow Mein

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Takeout cravings without the guilt? We got you! This Easy Homemade Veggie Chow Mein is bursting with colorful vegetables and delivers on flavor without weighing you down. Low in calories and carbs and ready in a flash, it’s the perfect Meatless Monday meal for busy weeknights. Let’s ditch the takeout menu and whip up this satisfying stir-fry!

Get The Recipe: Vegetable Chow Mein

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan on a white plate topped with fresh basilBaked Eggplant Parmesan on a white plate topped with fresh basil
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This Italian Baked Eggplant Parmesan recipe uses roasted eggplant instead of fried eggplant, creating a simple, cheesy vegetarian meal.

Get The Recipe: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Garlic Butter Pasta

A close up image of Garlic butter pasta in a white pan with cooking tongs.A close up image of Garlic butter pasta in a white pan with cooking tongs.
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This Speedy Garlic Butter Pasta is your weeknight hero! With just 5 ingredients, you can whip up this garlicky goodness in 30 minutes flat. It’s the perfect no-fuss meal that explodes with flavor – from kitchen to table in record time!

Get The Recipe: Garlic Butter Pasta

Pasta E Fagioli Soup

a close up image of Pasta Fagioli Soup in a large pot.a close up image of Pasta Fagioli Soup in a large pot.
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Pasta Fagioli Soup is a classic Italian dish. This authentic and flavorful recipe provides a hearty, comforting meal sure to be loved by all.

Get The Recipe: Pasta Fagioli

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

A close up image of Roasted red pepper pasta in a silver pan.A close up image of Roasted red pepper pasta in a silver pan.
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Creamy Dream in 30 Minutes! This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is pure weeknight comfort food. Lusciously sweet roasted peppers create a velvety sauce that embraces al dente spaghetti. It’s a flavor explosion in a flash – perfect for busy nights when you deserve a delicious treat!

Get The Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Quick and Easy Saag Bhaji {Spinach Curry}

Sag Bahji {Spinach Curry} served over rice in bowlSag Bahji {Spinach Curry} served over rice in bowl
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This tasty and aromatic Quick and Easy Saag Bhaji {Spinach Curry} recipe is ideal as a vegetarian main course or as an Indian side dish.

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Broccoli Pasta Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

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Tangy, creamy, and bursting with texture! This Broccoli Pasta Salad is a flavor explosion. A homemade vinaigrette brings a delightful zing, while creamy feta cheese and nutty sunflower seeds add richness and crunch.

Get The Recipe: Broccoli Pasta Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Mushroom rice pilaf in a serving dish with the lid behind it.Mushroom rice pilaf in a serving dish with the lid behind it.
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A fantastic one-pot rice dish is just as delicious the next day. It’s a side dish that the whole family will love!

Get The Recipe: Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Lemon Pasta

This weeknight dinner is a dream—light and lemony cashew cream sauce, al dente noodles, and a sprinkle of vibrant basil and nutty almond flour parmesan. Dive in and enjoy!

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Pasta With Cauliflower

a spoonful of cauliflower sauce being added to a dish of pasta.a spoonful of cauliflower sauce being added to a dish of pasta.
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This rustic pasta dish comes together in just 30 minutes, bringing hearty flavors to your table in a flash. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese adds the perfect finishing touch for a satisfying and speedy meal.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

An image showing a white bowl filled with broccoli soup, garnished with shredded cheese, up close.An image showing a white bowl filled with broccoli soup, garnished with shredded cheese, up close.
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Enjoy the comforting taste of cream of broccoli soup without the extra fat. This low-fat recipe delivers a luxuriously smooth texture that’s kinder to your waistline.

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Mushroom Pasta Sauce

A close up image of plate with a serving of spaghetti topped with a tomato mushroom sauce.A close up image of plate with a serving of spaghetti topped with a tomato mushroom sauce.
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Fresh mushrooms are simmered to perfection in a rich tomato sauce, releasing their earthy depth and umami richness. Combined with a touch of acidity and fragrant herbs, this sauce creates a satisfying vegetarian dinner that’s healthy and incredibly delicious.

Get The Recipe: Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Spaghetti with Spinach Sauce

A bowl of Spaghetti with Spinach Sauce with a fork next to it on the plateA bowl of Spaghetti with Spinach Sauce with a fork next to it on the plate
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This quick and easy spaghetti with spinach sauce is packed with flavor and essential nutrients. The creamy cheese sauce, made with grated cheese, adds a delightful touch, making this a healthy weeknight win.

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Creamy Celery Soup

A close up image of a white bowl of creamy celery soup, seasoned with cracked black pepper, with chunks of celery on top.A close up image of a white bowl of creamy celery soup, seasoned with cracked black pepper, with chunks of celery on top.
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Enjoy a creamy vegan twist on classic cream of celery soup! This flavorful, easy recipe skips the cream for a light, healthy dish.

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Creamy Tagliatelle and Mushrooms

A close-up photo of a white plate overflowing with creamy tagliatelle pasta and sliced cremini mushrooms. A silver fork rests on the side of the plate.A close-up photo of a white plate overflowing with creamy tagliatelle pasta and sliced cremini mushrooms. A silver fork rests on the side of the plate.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This recipe delivers restaurant-worthy indulgence in a flash. Fresh mushrooms, fragrant garlic, and a touch of white wine create a creamy sauce that coats perfectly cooked tagliatelle. Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!

Get The Recipe: Creamy Tagliatelle and Mushrooms

Lentil Soup

a close up image of lentil soup in a white bowl.a close up image of lentil soup in a white bowl.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This easy lentil soup is a delicious vegetarian twist on a comforting Italian classic. Perfect for any occasion, it’s a hearty and flavorful dish that warms you from the inside out.

Get The Recipe: Lentil Soup

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