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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!