10 Easy Dinners That Are Mostly Vegetables

10 Easy Dinners That Are Mostly Vegetables

Sheela Prakash
Oct 3, 2017
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I try to make vegetables the star of the show most of the time when I am thinking about what to make for dinner. I definitely do eat meat, but by making my plate more about the vegetables and less about the meat, I find I automatically eat a more wholesome diet without radically changing much. Here are 10 vegetable-heavy dinners I love.

1. Cheesy Vegetable Melts

These satisfying melts are filled with whatever vegetables you may have in your crisper draw, along with a generous swipe of Dijonaise and melty Gouda cheese.

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2. Honey-Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Although the title of this recipe reads "chicken," vegetables are just as much a part of the show. The sweet, fragrant sauce soaks into every bit of this crowd-pleasing dish.

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3. Crispy White Beans with Greens and Poached Egg

Here's how to turn a pile of leafy greens into dinner. Sauté them with za'atar-spiced beans and top them with a runny poached egg for a seriously satisfying meal.

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4. Roasted Eggplant and Brown Rice Bowl with Turmeric Tahini

This vegan, gluten-free recipe features caramelized and tender eggplant, juicy pomegranate seeds, chickpeas, fresh herbs, and nutty tahini sauce all in one happy bowl.

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5. Quick Butternut Squash Curry

Reach for pre-cut butternut squash and this creamy, vegetable-packed Thai red curry couldn't be more simple to toss together.

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6. Kung Pao Cauliflower

Give your takeout favorite a meatless spin by swapping out the chicken for cauliflower — we guarantee that it's no less satisfying.

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7. Stuffed Winter Squash

Hollowed-out winter squash is the perfect vessel for a load of vegetables, cooked grains, cheese, and just a little crumbled sausage (for good measure).

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8. Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Hash

This colorful vegetarian hash comes together all on one sheet pan, which means easy assembly and even easier cleanup.

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9. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

While rice noodles are lovely, spaghetti squash makes an incredible substitute if you're looking to bring more vegetables to the dinner table.

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10. One-Pot Zoodles and Meatballs

While this comforting recipe calls for spiralizing zucchini, don't hesitate to pick up store-bought zucchini noodles to make the dish extra easy to make.

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