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7 vegetarian recipes so satisfying you’ll want to go meatless for good

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to try something new in the kitchen.

You’ve conquered Meatless Mondays, but if you’re new to vegetarian cooking, your Mondays might be filled with a lot of salads. Eating a balanced and healthy meal sans meat is completely possible,  and you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or variety along the way.

These mouth-watering dinners will have you saying sayonara to a meat-centric diet in no time.

1. Chickpea Curry

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thepioneerwoman.com

What might seem like a complicated dish, could only take you 25 minutes. All of the ingredients are probably in your pantry, making this aromatic and savory dish perfect for when you want dinner fast. (And perfect for lunch the next day.)

2. Smoked Gouda Frittata with Winter Greens

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Breakfast for dinner is always a win. Transfer the frittata to the oven while you knock out a 30-minute workout. Then, sink your teeth into this protein-packed dish.

3. Veggie Black Bean Enchiladas

veggie and black bean enchiladas meatless dinners
cookieandkate.com

Enchiladas are a great go-to when in the mood for something warm, cheesy and flavorful. Swap in a canned sauce to make this meatless dinner even more quick and easy.

4. Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

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mantitlement.com

Try out a dish that requires no cooking. This chilled soup is perfect for those warm summer evenings. All you need is a blender. Feeling fancy? Top it off with chopped avocado or crushed tortilla chips.

5. Easy Eggplant Parmesan

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food.com

Frying the eggplant before placing this dish in the oven makes for a crispy and tender entrée. Put your favorite starch on the side (i.e. spaghetti, bow ties, risotto, and more) and don’t skimp on the parmesan cheese.

6. Classic Chickpea Meatloaf

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connoisseurusveg.com

One word: Thanksgiving. This vegetarian “meatloaf” only takes 10 minutes to put together before your oven does the rest. Pair it with mashed potatoes, or make a sandwich—the possibilities for leftovers are endless.

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7. Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza

buffalo cauliflower pizza meatless dinners
thissavoryvegan.com

When everyone wants pizza and wings for dinner, you don’t have to miss out. In fact, I’d argue this meatless recipe is better. Cauliflower’s versatility gives this pizza every bit of ranchy, buffaloy deliciousness as the real thing. And you won’t feel as guilty when you eat the whole pie.

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Taylor Jade Powell

Taylor Jade Powell

Taylor Jade Powell is a journalist, strategic communicator and content producer who currently serves as a communications coordinator at Johns Hopkins University. With degrees in journalism and recording industry studies from Butler University, Taylor Jade uses editorial, video, audio, photography, and design skills to tell stories across platforms. Her belief is that stories can create change.

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