12 Quick-Fix Meatless Meals
Going meatless can help you watch your weight and stay on a budget. The best part about these vegetarian meals is that they're all ready in less than an hour.
Recipe: Pepper Gazpacho
Try a summery twist on tomato soup with Pepper Gazpacho. Serve chilled with a side of Havarti-and-Swiss grilled cheese sandwiches.
Mexicali Meatless Tostadas
Recipe: Mexicali Meatless Tostadas
Ready in 15 Minutes
Get the flavor of beef for these tostadas, but without the fat, with meatless burger crumbles. Top it off with rice, refried beans, cheese, and homemade pico de gallo made from avocado, red onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice.
Easy Side: Coarsely chop 2 ripe avocados. Toss with 1/4 cup chopped red onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
Fresh Tomato-and-Asparagus Gnocchi
When going meatless, choose a hearty pasta like gnocchi so you won't miss the meat.
Recipe: Zucchini-and-Spinach Lasagna
Pack your farmers' market favorites in this vegetarian lasagna. Fresh basil, zucchini, and spinach are baked with both ricotta and flavored cream cheese for a hearty casserole. No-boil lasagna noodles will help you get this dish on the table in no time
Black-eyed Pea Cakes with Heirloom Tomatoes and Slaw
Packed with protein, black-eyed peas are a great alternative for vegetarian meals. Serve these black-eyed pea cakes with fresh tomato slices and a zesty slaw.
Veggie Sausage Pizzas
These meatless pizzas will fool even your pickiest eaters. Made with french bread, loads of veggies, and meatless breakfast patties, these will taste just like the real deal.
- Recipe: Veggie Sausage Pizzas
Crisp sautéed tofu is a healthier alternative to beef or chicken in these fajitas. Bell peppers and onions cooked in salsa and vinegar complete the tasty and easy good-for-you meal.
- Recipe: Tex-Mex Fajitas
Black Bean Chili
Ready in only 30 minutes, this quick, meatless chili is made with black beans, meatless burger crumbles, diced tomatoes, and spices. Top with a dollop of sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro just before serving.
- Recipe: Black Bean Chili
Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza
Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella slices, juicy peaches, and basil are all grilled to perfection for this easy vegetarian pizza.
- Recipe: Grilled Tomato-Peach Pizza
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
If you're looking to venture out of your standard burger-grilling routine, don't miss our Portobello Mushroom Burgers topped with a creamy basil sauce.
- Recipe: Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Spiced Eggplant Cutlets
Black Bean Cakes with Avocado-Corn Salsa
- Recipe: Spiced Eggplant Cutlets