A lot of moms nowadays are looking for meat alternative meals for their families. If that’s you, too… awesome! I’m all for getting as many veggies pumped into my kids’ bodies as humanly possible as well. The problem is, a lot of recipes out there are usually at least one of three things: difficult to make, time consuming, or not very family friendly.
However, you’re in luck! Below you’ll find easy to make, pretty quick, yummy meals for you and your family. You can customize the recipes to meet your family’s taste, or make them as is. Either way, they’ll come out tasty and sure to please!
1. Vegetarian Philly Cheese Sandwich: This is a cheesy sandwich made with onions, peppers, and mushrooms from Skinny Ms. I’ve made it several times and it always turns out pretty delish.
2. Easy Caprese Calzones: This recipe from One Little Project is super simple to make because it uses refrigerated pizza dough and jarred sauce!
3. Portobello Fajitas :Like fajitas? Try this veggie version from The Garden Grazer.
4. Olive Lover’s Pasta: My daughter loves olives, so this pasta from Yummly is perfect for her and consists of only 4 ingredients! I can make a quick dinner that my kiddos will actually eat!
5. Vegetarian Baked Taquitos: Mexican food is always a winner in our house. If your family likes Mexican food, too, these taquitos from Rachel Cooks will hit the spot!
6. 3 Ingredient Tomato Tortellini Soup: So this soup from Honey and Birch calls for chicken stock, but it can easily be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock. Can’t beat a dinner consisting of only 3 ingredients!
7. Lentil Tacos: These lentil tacos from All Recipes is in my personal arsenal. I make these at least once every two weeks. They’re a great, healthier alternative to beef tacos.
8. Black Bean Quinoa Burger: Ahhh, simplicity. These black bean burgers from Yuri Elkaim only have 5 ingredients! Quick and delicious.
9. Slow Cooker Eggplant Parmesan: I love when a recipe utilizes the slow cooker… more time for mom stuff! Yummly turns chicken parmesan vegetarian by using eggplants. This recipe is a must try!
10. Loaded Nachos: Whoever said you can’t have loaded nachos as a vegetarian? This recipe from Damn Delicious uses beans instead of meat, but they’r still oh-so tasty.
11. Asian Style Fried Rice and Beans: I make this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens often. The recipe calls for a whole can of garbanzo beans, but that was a little “too beany” for my family’s taste. So, I just use half a can. Sometimes I leave out the pineapple and cilantro, too and it’s still just as good.
12. Cauliflower Buffalo Bites: Cauliflower is used a lot these days because it is such a versatile veggie! Good Dinner Mom posted this recipe and it’s super easy to make. If you haven’t tried cauliflower like this before, I highly recommend it!
13. Bell Pepper Pizzas: These pizzas from Peas & Crayons are perfect for little hands. Not to mention quick and easy!
14. Enchilada Noodles: This recipe from Amuse Your Bouche takes only 15 minutes to make!
15. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes & Green Beans: Mmm, potatoes and green beans. A perfect, classic combo. Such a quick and easy recipe from The Gracious Wife.
16. Minestrone in Minutes: Minestrone soup is loaded with veggies and it’s very filling, too. Forks Over Knives got this one right!
17. Simple Sesame Noodles: These noodles from The Pioneer Woman are super easy to make, but the recipe does call for a few ingredients that you may not have on hand, like hot chili oil and/or rice vinegar. Definitely worth a trip to the store, though!
18. Crockpot Vegetarian White Bean Soup: Soup is always a quick meal, and this one utilizes the crockpot! Yay! Check out Running in a Skirt for the recipe.
19. Vegetable Egg Rolls: These egg rolls from Savory Tooth are pretty simple to make. She also includes a recipe for sweet chili sauce, but you can always just buy a bottle from the store if you don’t feel like making it yourself.
20. One Pan Lemon Garlic Pasta: This one from Yellow Bliss Road saves time on dishes by only using one pan, and it’s mighty tasty. Win-win!
It doesn’t get any simpler than that, mama! What easy recipes do you make for dinner at your house? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to share this post with a mom you know who needs to be spending less time in the kitchen!
Until next time…