Easy Meatless Meals

These vegetarian entrées are perfect for busy weeknights.

  • Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos
    Susan Byrnes

    Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos

    Meatless soy crumbles are an easy replacement for ground beef in Tex-Mex dishes like nachos, tacos, and burritos. Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce add a rich smokiness to these main dish nachos.
  • Black Bean Burrito Bake
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Black Bean Burrito Bake

    Try this vegetarian version of a favorite Mexican dish. Chopped chipotle chiles add smoky heat to the filling, made from black beans, corn, and sour cream.
  • Grilled Eggplant Provolone
    Photo: James Baigrie

    Grilled Eggplant Provolone

    If you're tired of eggplant parmesan, liven up your dinner table with this grilled variation, complete with homemade Grilled Salsa.
  • Soba Noodle Salad with Vegetables and Tofu
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Soba Noodle Salad with Vegetables and Tofu

    Add some Asian flair to your table with this cool noodle dish. Try marinating the tofu for an extra flavor punch, and substitute bagged coleslaw cabbage for the Chinese variety if you're short on time.
  • Chili-Glazed Tofu over Asparagus and Rice
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Chili-Glazed Tofu over Asparagus and Rice

    Pack healthy protein, green veggies, and brown rice into one meal with this five-star tofu dish.
  • Spinach Calzones with Blue Cheese
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir

    Spinach Calzones with Blue Cheese

    It's easy to work leafy greens like spinach into your diet when they're covered in cheese and wrapped in a piping hot pizza crust.
  • Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Adobo Cream
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Adobo Cream

    Dishes made mainly from legumes, like black-eyed peas, are easy on the pocketbook and nutritious to boot. Serve with rice and basil-topped sliced tomatoes.
  • Bow Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil
    Randy Mayor

    Bow Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

    Serve chilled pasta on warm nights for a delicious twist on the traditional spaghetti dinner. Pair with your favorite white wine and a green salad.
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