35 vegetarian recipes
Fry up a fritter for a light and zesty snack with garden-fresh flavour.
Featuring layers of fresh produce, like capsicum, zucchini, potato and spinach, this amazing vegetable bake will thrill the table and make the whole house smell amazing.
Vegetarian or not, you'll love this zingy noodle dish with healthy tofu and nuts, topped with fragrant fresh herbs.
This gluten-free vegetarian dish works well as a healthy meal or as a side. Fast, fresh and flavourful!
Crunchy, delicious and – best of all – inexpensive, these fritters are made using the season’s best winter vegies. Go green and gold!
6. Vegetarian cottage pie
Full of good-for-you veg, spinach and lentils, and topped with a creamy, cheesy potato mash, these individual pies are half comfort food, half wholesome weeknight dinner – ideal for your meat-free Mondays.
Hello healthy! Add barley to your pantry staples - it's healthy and filling with a nutty flavour!
Super-simple and fast enough to throw together in 10 minutes for a mid-week dinner.
Light yet rich, one-pan vegetarian dhal is the ideal way to feed your family. This aromatic recipe uses yellow split peas and is so filling you don't need any extra protein.
Just four easy steps to warming vegetarian pasta tray bake!
11. Pumpkin filo pie
A tasty meat-free tray-bake that's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
This is a whole new way of thinking about pasta sauce. The result is stellar, but the work involved is far easier than you might expect. It's really just you and a good heavy roasting pan.
Fresh, vibrant and a real show-stopper. A super-simple recipe with ready-made pastry and a medley of tomatoes.
Greek feta and the tangy lemony flavour of sumac - a spice derived from Middle Eastern berries - lift these fritters to divine heights.
Mamma mia! Rolled lasagne or giant cannelloni? We can’t decide but, either way, it makes veg-ing out so in!
16. Vegetable and lentil curry
Prepped in 20 minutes and cooked in 15 minutes, this hearty veg and lentil curry is great for when you're in a hurry.
This rich, light, creamy and delicate dressing is tasty over almost anything. Try it over a leady salad or even cooked pasta.
For an elegant pastry that's not a pie, a French galette does the trick. Drizzled in a delicious ginger-lime cream, this recipe is perfect for a festive lunch or dinner.
Take your tray bake of roasted vegetables to another level in a salad with a gorgeous homemade yoghurt dressing.
Take the pumpkin soup you know and love to healthy new heights with superfoods garlic, ginger, turmeric, yoghurt and crunchy dry-roasted almonds.
Soft, pillowy and stuffed with all manner of delicious fillings, Fast Ed’s making three veggie varieties to show you what all the fuss is about.
Is there anything potato can't do? This potato gnocchi will be a hit with your vegetarian friends and family members.
23. Vegetarian tart
Raid and roast your vegie patch and herb garden for this vibrant work of ‘tart’, which packs in all the flavours – pumpkin, mushies, cheese, even mustard. Bonus, the pastry is store-bought!
This mouthwatering pesto vegetable bake combines the goodness of zucchini, capsicums, red onions, and spinach, all tossed in a basil pesto-infused embrace.
Featuring flaky homemade pastry that takes just minutes to make, roasted portobello mushrooms and a creamy, cheesy filling, this tempting tart is ideal for your weekend entertaining or makes a light and luscious lunch for two with a garden salad!
26. Cheese frittata
Egg-cellent for brekkie, lunch or dinner, keep tummies happy any time of the day with your classic cheesy, eggy frittata! Add in roast veggies for a delish way of using your leftovers while making a tasty vegetable frittata.
Air frying the cauliflower gives it fab flavour, and topped with creamy tahini sauce and pomegranates, it’s a stunner to serve up as your meat-free main or side.
The trick to sautéing mushrooms is to dry-fry them first to build the taste before adding butter or oil to the pan, and here, asparagus, then cooking for a few more minutes. Bourbon and sage give a smoky finish to this simply delicious dish.
This salad has everything you'd want with pops of vibrant colour and flavour with that all-important crunch. And you’ve never tasted roasted cauliflower in a salad as mouthwatering as this, thanks to Middle Eastern flair.
Pair the earthy mushroom flavour with a smooth and silky sauce that’ll crown you king and cream of pasta!
The famous Greek salad of cucumber, tomato, onion, olive and feta cheese was the flavour inspiration for this colourful quinoa dish. You trade tomatoes for baby capsicums to add juicy crunch and mix in quinoa, chickpeas and spinach for a protein and fibre boost.
After a tasty side dish to elevate your main? This cheesy potato recipe will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Pumpkin, almonds and three different kinds of cheese make a delectable pasta sauce, ready for a fresh vegetarian dinner.
Using storebought versions of your favourite Middle Eastern mezze (appetisers) creates a much more salad than a starter. Hummus serves as a creamy base for greens, tomatoes, quick-pickled red onion, herbs and falafel (chickpea patties).
The best way to elevate your eggs for dinner is by adding in kale, goat's cheese and golden beetroot. This delicious crustless quiche is the perfect meal for a vegetarian dinner, and I beat all your omnivorous friends will try a sneak a slice!
This cheesy, buttery tart shell is deliciously crisp and melts in your mouth, while the roasted veg filling will have even the meat-lovers sneaking extras!
Out top picks for cooking utensils
A premium chef's knife is essential for any serious home cook, especially when working with various vegetables in vegetarian recipes. Look for a sharp, durable knife and a comfortable handle. A top-tier chef's knife can make chopping, slicing, and dicing vegetables a breeze.
The Baccarat Damashiro EMPEROR Chefs Knife is a versatile and high-quality kitchen tool that allows you to prepare meals like a professional chef. Crafted from the finest Japanese Steel 420J2 and ice-hardened for superior blade strength and durability, this knife features a distinctive Damascus-inspired blade pattern. It's designed for all-purpose use, allowing you to rock the knife on the cutting board for precise cuts.
A high-end food processor can save you significant time and effort when preparing vegetarian dishes. It's versatile and can help with tasks like quickly chopping vegetables, making smooth purees, and even kneading dough for dishes like homemade pizza or pasta.
The KitchenAid Red 3.5 Cup Mini Chopper is a versatile kitchen appliance that simplifies meal preparation. Its two speeds and pulse operation offer precise control for various chopping and mixing tasks, from creating chunky salsas to smooth sauces. Its compact and lightweight design makes it perfect for everyday use.
A top-of-the-line blender like a Vitamix can be a game-changer if you enjoy making soups, smoothies, or creamy sauces. It can effortlessly blend tough ingredients like fibrous vegetables, nuts, and seeds to create smooth and velvety textures in your recipes.
The smart blender offers a sleek touchscreen control that is easy to clean, a programmable timer and a huge range of set-and-forget functions for those with busy lifestyles.
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