Our Most Popular Vegetarian Recipes of 2017

Our Most Popular Vegetarian Recipes of 2017

Sheela Prakash
Dec 20, 2017
(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

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.

1. Smoky Sweet Potato & Black Bean Casserole

A combination of smoked mozzarella and smoked paprika gives a lot of depth to this vegetarian casserole that also happens to be gluten-free.

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

2. Slow Cooker Vegan Lentil Chili

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.

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3. Veggie Supreme Egg Bake

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.

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4. Cheesy Vegetable Melts

A swipe of Dijonaise (aka Dijon and mayo) adds tangy richness to these dinner-worthy, Gouda- and veggie-filled hot sandwiches.

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5. Easy Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner

This simple pasta dish is packed with umami richness, thanks to a combination of sautéed mushrooms, lots of garlic, and salty Pecorino Romano cheese.

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6. No-Chop Cold Veggie Noodle Bowls with Soy Lime Vinaigrette

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.

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7. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs

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.

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8. Tomato Tarte Tatin

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.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

9. Tomato Tortellini Soup

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.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

10. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

11. Baked Corn Pudding Casserole

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.

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