Maybe you're a strict vegetarian — or you're just trying to incorporate more meatless meals into your routine. Either way, it can be tough to find a diverse array of meatless recipes that satisfy both nutritionally and creatively.
We love coming up with creative ways to make vegetables the star of the show. We offer scores of vegetarian recipes every year (if not hundreds), but these 10 were your most favorite.
A combination of smoked mozzarella and smoked paprika gives a lot of depth to this vegetarian casserole that also happens to be gluten-free.
While this is definitely a lighter chili compared to its meaty counterparts, it's equally as satisfying, thanks to a hearty mix of black beans, kidney beans, and lentils.
Not only can this casserole be assembled and chilled overnight before baking, but it can also be frozen unbaked for up to three months. Then just thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and bake.
A swipe of Dijonaise (aka Dijon and mayo) adds tangy richness to these dinner-worthy, Gouda- and veggie-filled hot sandwiches.
This simple pasta dish is packed with umami richness, thanks to a combination of sautéed mushrooms, lots of garlic, and salty Pecorino Romano cheese.
This cold noodle bowl is the ultimate lazy dinner. The only cooking that's required is boiling a pot of water, and the vegetables are cut using a peeler instead of a knife.
This unique salad requires a few more steps than most, but it's worth the effort. The result is a restaurant-quality composed salad that's a wonderful play on contrasting flavors and textures.
This savory tart is a riff on the classic French apple dessert. The tomatoes are caramelized in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and honey and sprinkled with fresh thyme before sitting on a buttery puff pastry crust.
While many soups require hours of simmering to achieve greatness, this one comes together in just 20 minutes, thanks to the help of a can of crushed tomatoes and a bag of frozen cheese tortellini.
Swapping some cheese out for cauliflower purée not only makes this twist on the comfort food favorite a bit lighter, but it also sneaks another dose of veggies into your diet.
This casserole can play both side dish or main dish, depending on your need. It's soft on the inside and crisp on the outside, thanks to the delicate cornmeal crust.