5 Vegetarian Meals To Satisfy Even Mr. Ron Swanson

Vegetarian meals can often feel a little, well, weak sauce when compared to a steak. I often want something more satisfying and hearty and there's one man who agrees with me — Mr. Ron Swanson of the TV show Parks and Recreation. Today we rounded up a few vegetarian dishes that might even be able to satisfy this amazing mustached man.

For those who aren't fans of the hit NBC Thursday night TV show, Parks and Recreation, Ron Swanson likes meat. In fact he likes meat more than anything and thinks vegetables are for wimps. You should probably just give him all the bacon and eggs you have right now. So our quest was to find a few dishes that might satisfy this mighty meat-eater. Check out our findings below:

• 1. Vegan Tofu and Vegetable Pot Pie from The Kitchn
• 2. Cheese Tamales from Meatless Meals For Meateaters
• 3. Pan-Fried Falafel and Homemade Pita from The Kitchn
• 4. Vegetarian Steamed Buns from The Kitchn
• 5. Veggie Grilled Pizza from MyRecipes

Satisfying the meat-eater in your family when you're looking to cut back on your meat intake is all about satisfaction. Thick chewy falafel, chargrilled pizza and comforting tamales. Twists on classics with similar mouthfeels and flavor profiles.

What are your family favorites? Let us know below!

(Editor's Note: Dear Ron Swanson, I know you'd never really eat a meal without bacon — in fact I'm sure you have an emergency supply of bacon in your pocket right now, so please accept my humble apology.)

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