Quick Meatless Meals

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Quick Meatless Meals that are ready in 15 minutes or less are going to be a life-changer for your family. Meatless meals can taste amazing and don’t have to take all day to prepare. 

cauliflower steaks and onions on a roasting pan

If you’re going meatless, you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. You can whip up super quick meatless meals in minutes.

15 minute vegetarian meals

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend my whole life cooking. I love to create in the kitchen, but for the day-to-day meals, I want to get in and get it done. I love having vegetable-only meals a few days a week to help our budget and our waistlines.

My favorite thing to whip up is Air Fried Vegetables with Garlic Bread Seasoning. It doesn’t cook in 15 minutes, but I can spend 15 minutes preparing it and walk away and do something else while dinner cooks.

air fried brussel sprouts with browned edges

You could get your skillet screaming hot and stir fry these same ingredients for 15 minutes and have it done like that. But in the skillet, you have to stand over it and stir. it’s up to you how you prefer to do it. Either way, yummo!

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious vegetarian version of spaghetti Carbonara, then look no further! Using the classic Italian technique, this pasta comes together in a flash and is absolutely delicious!

 Spaghetti cacio e pepe is an amazing Italian pasta dish made with just 2 main ingredients: pecorino cheese and black pepper. It’s very quick to make and so flavorful!

Enjoy Asian comfort food at home with this quick-cooking 10 Minute Ramen Noodles Stir Fry. This vegetarian dish cooks quickly but is packed with flavor, and it’s easily customizable.

This Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe is made with 8 ingredients in 15 minutes on the stovetop (no baking required)! Time to ditch the boxed mac and cheese for this irresistibly creamy, smooth & cheesy homemade recipe! 

The best butter chili garlic noodles are only 15 minutes away for you to enjoy. Dinner can’t get easier than this. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already.

The whole family will love this easy creamy Lemon Pasta Recipe ready in less than 15 minutes. This ultimate comfort food is creamy, tangy, and made with pantry staples.

The beloved flavors of 7-Layer Dip in a delicious Mexican Avocado Toast recipe! Piled high with big flavors and great nutrition, this turns typical breakfast avocado toasts into a perfect option for lunch, dinner, or even game day noshing!

Olive Garden copycat minestrone soup tastes just like the restaurant version right at home. Warm, filling, and full of veggies, this soup is still incredibly easy to make and only requires the Instant Pot or one large stockpot to make! This recipe can be ready in less than 10 minutes so you can serve it to your hungry family any day of the week!

Pasta and vegetables in a bowl

Quickest vegetarian meals

You can whip up quick meatless meals for lunch in just a few minutes too!

These easy, quick, 5 ingredient black bean quesadillas make a tasty lunch. Flavorful on the inside and crispy on the outside your whole family will love this Tik Tok folded tortilla hack.

These 15 minute vegetarian lemon chickpea wraps are so refreshing for summer! Garlicky, lemony, good set off with creamy avocado and juicy tomato.

Quick, 15-minute oil-free “fried” rice packed with umami and loaded with vegetables. This recipe is 100% meat-free, plant-based, and perfect for leftover rice. 

All veggies, perfect for those that don’t like meat substitutes. Lots of crunch and a light balance of Asian flavors and bright seasonal veggies. This Asian Poke Bowl is sure to delight.

This vegan BBQ chickpea salad is easy to make in 15 minutes and is packed with flavor and nutrition.

Mashed chickpea sandwiches with hummus spread, avocado, red onion, mixed greens, and tomato make for a delicious well-balanced plant-based lunch.

This Creamy Pea Soup is deliciously healthy, satisfying, and soooo easy to make using pantry staples. With fresh mint and a hint of cumin, this no-fuss soup makes a great appetizer or light lunch.

Basic avocado toast gets an upgrade with this recipe for herbed egg salad avocado toast! Add a scoop of creamy, herb-flecked egg salad for a boost of protein. You’ll love this egg salad avocado toast paired with a crunchy side salad from brunch or an easy lunch!

This is a fail-proof method to make the best Air Fryer Grilled Cheese ever!

Meatless meals for meat lovers

If you love the taste and texture of meat, don’t despair! You can enjoy meaty meatless meals too. You just have to find something that is similar to your old favorite meat dishes that have something else for you to chew on.

Tired of the same pasta dishes? This mushroom bucatini recipe uses only a handful of ingredients and takes only a few minutes to make! The mushrooms are so meaty, you won’t miss the meat!

This easy black bean chili is so easy to make, even non-cooks can prepare it. It’s ready in less than 15-minutes and perfectly deliciously seasoned with salsa, black beans, and corn. 

Try this easy and fast recipe for vegetarian Thai basil tofu stir fry aka Tofu Pad Krapow. Stir-fried ground tofu with garlic, ginger, and veggies in a spicy, savory soy sauce!

These crispy halloumi burgers might possibly be the quickest, easiest, and best veggie burgers you’ll ever make. Just coat halloumi cheese slices in flour, shallow fry, and assemble your delicious burger!

Dabbling in Vegetarianism or trying to be a bit healthier? These BBQ Jackfruit tacos with mango salsa do not compromise flavor and are cooked in just 10 minutes.

For more meatless dinner ideas check this out. And for more easy dinner ideas, go to this post. I know you’ll find inspiration for dinner tonight!

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