These Meatless Monday Dinner Ideas are quick, easy, and delicious. Let’s face it, no one loves Mondays. This collection of recipes was created with the intention of making the dreaded day a bit brighter.
Tomato Soup with Cheesy Toast
Why not serve a velvety roasted tomato soup like French Onion Soup? The soup is made by pureeing oven roasted tomatoes, and once it is ready, pour it into bowls and top it with cheesy garlic toast. It's a modern take on the classic meal of tomato soup and grilled cheese.Continue Reading
Sweet Potato Noodles with a Goat Cheese Sauce
Swap out traditional pasta for sweet potato noodles! This recipe takes just 20 minutes and involves cooking the sweet potato noodles right in the goat cheese sauce with mushrooms and spinach.Continue Reading
Ribollita (Italian Vegetable and Bread Soup)
Ribollita is a hearty and healthy Tuscan soup made by adding bread to vegetable soup. It’s an irresistibly delicious recipe that has been around for centuries. The soup features classic Italian ingredients like tomatoes, swiss chard, and pureed cannellini beans for thickness and texture. I like to make a big batch and freeze half.Continue Reading
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers are a great way to eat your veggies. These burgers are made by combining sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, shallots, garlic, quinoa, and old-fashioned oats. It is a plant-based meal that you feel good about eating.Continue Reading
Roasted Garlic, Goat Cheese, and Tomato Pasta
The richness of roasted garlic and slight sweetness of oven roasted tomatoes come to life in this simple pasta recipe. You need just a handful of ingredients and 40 minutes to prepare this meal.Continue Reading
Italian Vegetable Soup with Dumplings
This Italian Vegetable Soup with Dumplings is an easy recipe and a delicious way to eat more vegetables. It's filled with tomatoes, zucchini, beans, and swiss chard and topped with tender Parmesan dumplings.Get the Recipe
Pasta with Goat Cheese, Sage, and Butternut Squash
This pasta is an ode to fall flavors and one of my favorite flavor combinations: goat cheese, sage, and butternut squash. I love how the mellow flavor and slight tang of the goat cheese contrasts with the sweetness of the butternut squash. It's a comforting meal perfect for a Monday.Continue Reading
How to Make Risotto
Risotto is one of those meals that is perfect for a Monday because it comes together in just 20 minutes. I keep arborio rice and broth in my pantry at all times, and risotto is that meal that I make when I hardly have any food at home. Add in any Italian cheese you find in your fridge along with any veggies you have. It's a complete meal that is low fuss.Continue Reading
Spaghetti Grilled Cheese
Yes. Turn your simple spaghetti dinner into something a bit more creative. Spaghetti grilled cheese is made by using homemade garlic bread to make a spaghetti and mozzarella stuffed toasted sandwich. I know it looks like it might be messy to eat - but it isn't.Continue Reading
Italian Macaroni and Cheese
I learned the secrets to making the most decadent macaroni and cheese when I attended a cooking class in Italy. This is an easy stovetop recipe, and you could absolutely add vegetables like broccoli, bell pepper, spinach, or mushrooms to turn it into a more complete meal.Continue Reading
Naan and Whipped Feta Pizza
Naan is a delicious substitute for pizza dough! Turn it into a meal by adding whipped feta, pesto, diced tomatoes, and pine nuts. I love the fresh flavors of this untraditional pizza. If you prefer ricotta, or want to save a little time, you can use that instead of whipping feta.Continue Reading
Veggie Lasagna Roll Ups
These veggie lasagna roll ups are filled with ricotta, mascarpone, bell peppers, and zucchini for a hearty vegetarian meal that you can make in just 20 minutes of active preparation time.Get the Recipe
Avocado Poblano Soup
Avocado Poblano Soup is creamy and spicy and inspired by my cult-favorite Poblano Cream Sauce. It is made with fire roasted poblano peppers, garlic, onion, avocado, and cream. This soup is low carb and keto!Continue Reading
Easy Potato and Cheddar Pierogi
This the the thing to make if you happen to have leftover mashed potatoes. The dough comes together very easily, and you can serve the pierogi boiled or pan fried, and with onions and/or sour cream on top.Continue Reading
One Skillet Pumpkin Pasta
Fresh pasta gets cooked right in a creamy sauce made with pumpkin, shallots, nutmeg, and Parmesan. It's a low mess meal that makes Monday easier.Continue Reading
Egg Yolk Gyoza Ravioli
This shortcut for making homemade ravioli makes it possible to make ravioli in just 25 minutes. The recipe uses store-bought gyoza in place of pasta and fills the ravioli with spinach and ricotta and some occasional egg yolks for added richness.Continue Reading
Zoodles with a Creamy Avocado Sauce
Avocado, lemon juice, basil, Parmesan, and pine nuts get pureed to become a light creamy sauce for zucchini noodles. I love the combination of cheesy and citrus flavors plus the freshness of the zucchini.Continue Reading
The concept of Meatless Monday comes from an international campaign that was founded in 2003. The goal is to improve the health of people and the planet by omitting meat from your diet one day a week. It is an easy way to do your part to help the planet.
I love the idea because it gives me the chance to start my week off with a dinner that is loaded with vegetables. It’s an easy way to get my week off to a healthier start, and a way to intentionally reset my eating habits after the weekend.
Charles and I usually eat a couple of vegetarian dinners each week. He loves soup and that is one of our favorite ways to eat a healthy vegetarian meal. Other meatless Monday meals are driven by my love of pasta.
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Do you participate in Meatless Monday? Do you have any favorite vegetarian dinner recipes? I would love to hear about it in the comments!