Vegetarian Recipes

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Vegetarian Recipes

Looking for something to cook tonight? Choose a dish from our wide range of vegetarian dinner recipes, tried and tested by our in-house recipe developers. Easy to follow and simple to prepare, discover the best veggie recipes for all occasions.

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Easy vegetarian recipes you can make in under 30 minutes

There are lots of fuss-free veggie recipes that can be whipped up in a flash. Vegetarian pasta is a great choice for when you want something quick and simple for mid-week dinner, especially as there are a lot of easy pasta sauces to choose from. Creme fraiche is always a delicious base, as it creates a creamy sauce that pairs with all veggies, while stirring through pesto can fill a dish with flavour.

If you’re looking for something a little more unusual but still super quick, Middle Eastern dishes are a great choice. Veggie options such as Shakshouka, as well as stews made from lentils and chickpeas, are always tasty and filling. Mediterranean meals are always a crowd pleaser too, with recipes like Ratatouille being surprisingly easy to make.

For an even easier dinner, vegetarian meal plans from HelloFresh are perfect for speeding up mid-week meals. You'll get all the pre-portioned ingredients delivered to your door, along with easy-to-follow recipes that even the most inexperienced cooks can follow.

The best vegetarian recipes that are bound to impress

Whether you’re a flexitarian who’s looking for the best vegetarian recipes to experiment with, or you’re hosting a dinner party for veggie guests, there are lots of meat-free meals that taste indulgent and luxurious. Indian recipes rely very little on meat, so many vegetarian options are naturally rich and packed with flavour. Choose a saag or dhal that uses aubergine, tofu or lentils instead of meat, as these ingredients will still feel deliciously fulfilling in a curry. These are also great to make in a big batch too, so they’re perfect for dinner parties.

Risotto is also one of the best vegetarian dinner recipes because its rich, creamy flavour feels special, plus it can be paired with a range of accompaniments such as roasted vegetables, toasted nuts and cheeses, from mozzarella to goat’s cheese. There are many more Italian dishes that can be made vegetarian friendly too, including flatbread pizza and parmigiana.

Nutritious, low calorie vegetarian recipes that’ll leave you full and satisfied

Vegetarian meals can be a great way to get your five-a-day, as they can be easily packed with lots of colourful veggies. Mediterranean recipes especially are super colourful and low calorie - think Ratatouille, green superfood pasta and roasted veg flatbread. There are also many low calorie vegetarian recipes too, great for those sticking to a diet plan. Bean stews, veggie curries, ramen and chickpea tagine can all be made to have less than around 650 calories.

If you’re a vegetarian who’s looking for low calorie, nutritious recipes, take a look at our Calorie Smart meal plans to get fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your door.

Vegetarian dinner recipes to cook this week

If you follow a vegetarian diet and you’re looking for ideas on what to cook this week, take a look at some of our tasty suggestions:
  • Monday: Dust off the weekend with a low calorie pasta that’s packed with greens.
  • Tuesday: Tuesdays can be busy, so choose a quick recipe to whip up such as a tofu noodle stir fry.
  • Wednesday: It’s hump day! Treat yourself to a veggie burger. We love using grilling cheese as the pattie as it’s super quick and easy.
  • Thursday: Have a cosy curry night in with a dhaal, saag or creamy korma, made with aubergine, tofu or chickpeas and spinach.
  • Friday: Kick off the weekend with pizza making! Simply top a flatbread with your favourite cheeses and veggies.

FAQs: Vegetarian Foods and Recipes

How can recipes be made vegetarian?

Many classic recipes such as pasta, curry, stews, pies and noodles can be made vegetarian for swapping out meat for a plant-based protein such as tofu, beans and pulses, or a meat substitute.

Is parmesan vegetarian?

Traditionally, parmesan is not vegetarian because it’s made with animal rennet. However, you can get many vegetarian Italian-style hard cheeses that are vegetarian, such as those used in HelloFresh veggie recipes.

Is pesto vegetarian?

Some pesto is not vegetarian because it can contain cheese that’s made with animal rennet. Pesto from HelloFresh, however, is vegetarian.

Is oyster sauce vegetarian?

Oyster sauce is not vegetarian as it’s made from real oyster juices.

Do vegetarians eat fish?

A vegetarian diet does not contain fish, however pescatarians and flexitarians can.

Can vegetarian recipes contain eggs?

Yes, vegetarian recipes can contain eggs. Vegan diets, however, omit this.

Can vegetarian recipes contain cheese?

Yes, unlike vegan recipes, vegetarian dishes can contain cheese, so long as it does not contain animal rennet.

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