When it comes to weeknight dinners, the stovetop is your friend — it's fast, it's efficient, and sometimes you just don't feel like waiting around for the oven to preheat to get dinner going. Plus, as it gets warmer out, there's really no reason to turn your kitchen into a sauna.
Hearty grain bowls, made with actual grains or cauliflower rice, make for an easy and satisfying vegetarian dinner. Make more than you need and then pack up the rest for lunch the next day.
- Brown Rice Bowl with Chard & Nutty Tomato Romesco Sauce
- Quinoa Bowl with Kung Pao Edamame
- Brown Rice Bowl with Lemongrass, Tofu, and Cashews
- Vegan Amaranth Bowl with Garam Masala Butternut Squash
Forgo ordering a veggie stir-fry from your favorite takeout spot and make one yourself instead. Simmer a pot of brown rice while you're making it and you've got a wholesome meal.
Pasta and Noodles
A big pot of pasta fits the bill pretty much any night of the week. Toss noodles in an herby pesto or creamy avocado sauce, or assemble the sauce right in the boiling pot of water and noodles.
- Lemony Pesto Pasta with Edamame & Almonds
- Linguine with Roasted Red Peppers, Tomatoes & Brie
- How To Make Creamy Avocado Pasta
- Triple Lemon Fettucine Alfredo
- How To Make the Best Macaroni and Cheese on the Stove
- Vegetarian Indo-Chinese Hakka Noodles
Other Great Vegetarian Stovetop Dinners
Beyond grain bowls, stir-fries, and pasta, the possibilities are endless. Make crispy fritters from whatever veggies you have in the fridge, simmer a comforting bean stew, or make a cheesy skillet pizza.