Who needs a meal from a box when you can make something way tastier with the same amount of ease? Delightfully rich and cheesy, this hearty pasta dish is a staple for any home cook. Serve with Creamy Tomato Soup. Or serve with Green Salad with Simple Vinaigrette.
Our taste testers loved this pizza’s crunchy crust and zingy zucchini salad, but the real hero was the halloumi—a dry, salty cheese similar to feta (which you could sub if you can’t find halloumi). Sodium amounts vary among brands, so check the label.
Incredibly colorful and packed full of flavor, this loaded veggie sandwich is something to behold. Amping up store-bought hummus with avocado makes for an insanely tasty spread that you can use on all sorts of sandwiches throughout the week while marinating the raw zucchini slices softens is crunch and infuses it with flavor. If you’re packing this sandwich in the morning to take for lunch, even better. As the assembled sandwich sits for a bit, the flavors will be able to marinate further and the hummus will better bind the sandwich together—just be sure to toast your bread.
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Recipe Upgrade option: Soak 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms in 1/2 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Reserve the liquid, and add to stock in place of water; cook porcini with button mushrooms.
Last night’s soup powers this morning’s breakfast; just cook off most of the liquid to give the soup a porridge-like texture. The seasoned, sautéed tofu is just about a dead ringer for scrambled eggs, especially if you opt to add golden turmeric.
This delightful twist on sweet potato casserole is sweet, warm, and comforting. If you're short on time, use Whole Foods' canned butternut squash purée instead of roasting your own. Marshmallows are optional, but recommended.
Crisp lettuce wraps make for a light and delicious dinner that comes together quickly. This recipe features hearty mushrooms and vegetarian ground beef for the filling, and spices things up with bold, Asian-inspired flavors. Drizzle extra hot sauce over the top of each cup for a spicier bite, or mix in a tablespoon of brown sugar right before serving for a sweeter option.
Filling but not heavy, air fryer quesadillas make a quick and satisfying weeknight supper. Black beans bring protein and fiber to the party; peppers and zucchini bring color, crunch, and up your daily veggie count. Shop for sprouted tortillas at well-stocked supermarkets; regular whole-wheat tortillas will work in a pinch. Be sure to secure the quesadillas with a toothpick during cooking; the air flow in your fryer can blow them open until the cheese melts and seals everything together. Public Service Announcement: These quesadillas pair perfectly with ice-cold beer; limes optional.
There’s nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of meaty, cheesy pasta. This version is just as meaty as its beef-based counterpart, but uses vegetarian ground “beef” in place of the animal protein. We mixed in fresh spinach for added veggie goodness, and portobello mushrooms for a next-level umami flavor and meaty texture. Enjoy this sauce over plain spaghetti, or use it in your favorite lasagna or baked ziti recipe when you have vegetarian guests at the table.
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Add pops of color to this 40-minute baked ziti with summer veggies like squash, zucchini, and tomato.
16 of 24Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Asian Stir-Fry Quinoa Bowl
Asian Stir-Fry Quinoa Bowl Recipe A stir-fry quinoa bowl brimming with fresh veggies and tofu is a healthy replacement for the days you just can't kick the craving for takeout.
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Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos
Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos Recipe 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.
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Black Bean Burrito Bake
Black Bean Burrito Bake
Recipe 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.
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Grilled Eggplant Provolone
Grilled Eggplant Provolone Recipe If you're tired of eggplant parmesan, liven up your dinner table with this grilled variation, complete with homemade Grilled Salsa.