50+ quick vegetarian dinners - so many ideas for veggie and vegan meals that can be made in 20 minutes or less!

I am lazy – super, super lazy. I absolutely love cooking, but most of the time you won’t find me in the kitchen for more than an hour at the time (and that’s only on special days). I think I just like sitting down too much. So over the years I’ve come up with loads of quick vegetarian dinners that only take 20 minutes (or less!) to make – so you can get yourself in the kitchen, make a quick meal, and sit and eat it. Ridiculously simple, just how cooking should be!

Here’s a collection of some of my favourite ridiculously quick vegetarian dinners that take a maximum of 20 minutes to make (assuming you don’t take ten minutes to chop an onion…). You don’t even need to faff with loads of side dishes, as most of these recipes will work perfectly on their own! Enjoy!

TexMex vegetarian cheesesteak sandwiches

TexMex vegetarian cheesesteak sandwiches (pictured above)
Tortellini Caesar salad

Creamy avocado and rocket pasta [vegan]
15 minute mushroom stroganoff
Bell pepper pizzas from Peas and Crayons
Garlic mushroom quesadillas from Hungry Healthy Happy
Lemony egg in a spinach chickpea nest from Kitchen Treaty
Tofu hash from One Ingredient Chef

15 minute creamy chickpea curry

15 minute creamy chickpea curry (pictured above)
Quick red Thai curry noodle soup
 [vegan]
Veggie pasta with artichokes and asparagus [vegan]
Brie and avocado toasts
Thai curry linguine [vegan]
Courgette, goat’s cheese and mint frittata from Kavey Eats
Egg-crust vegetarian breakfast pizza from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chickpea, pesto, tomato and mozzarella salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

Smoky lentil carbonara

Smoky lentil carbonara (pictured above)
Chickpea tacos with avocado cream

Enchilada noodles
Mushroom and white bean soup with a garlic crouton [vegan]
Vegetarian egg fu yung
Stovetop Southwest mac and cheese from An Edible Mosaic
Grilled cauliflower steak burgers from Kitchen Treaty [vegan]

Creamy Peppadew pasta

Creamy Peppadew pasta (pictured above)
Creamy coconut corn chowder
 [vegan]
Greek chickpea salad
Pomegranate and goat’s cheese pasta
Creamed kale with chickpeas
Taco salad with fiesta ranch dressing from Peas and Crayons
Loaded nachos from Damn Delicious
One pot peanut sesame noodles and veggies from Oh My Veggies [vegan]

Greek fajitas

Greek fajitas (pictured above)
Weeknight tikka masala

Pesto macaroni cheese
Creamy carrot and brie pasta
Garlicky quinoa bowls with broccoli and chickpeas [vegan]
One pot pasta primavera from Oh My Veggies
Brie and grape tortilla wraps from Greedy Gourmet
Shakshuka (eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce) from Hungry Healthy Happy

Asparagus and halloumi pasta with smoky tomato pesto

Asparagus and halloumi pasta with smoky tomato pesto (pictured above)
Veggie chow mein
 [vegan]
Thai green curry spinach soup
 [vegan]
Summer vegetable pasta in garlic butter sauce
Creamy leek and parsley pasta
Spicy veggie tacos with chunky guacamole from Tinned Tomatoes [vegan]
Baked eggs and asparagus with parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cucumber noodles with peanut sauce from Two Peas and Their Pod [vegan]

15 minute black bean soup

15 minute black bean soup [vegan] (pictured above)
Asparagus spaghetti with a fried egg

Pineapple and cashew stir fry [vegan]
Garlic mushroom bulgur with chickpeas
Asparagus and cheese soufflé-style omelette from Franglais Kitchen
Browned butter lemon pasta from Cooking Classy
Greek salad from Greedy Gourmet
Shaved brussels sprouts salad from The Roasted Root
Wild mushroom pappardelle from A Mummy Too

And there you have it – over 50 ridiculously quick vegetarian dinners! So much inspiration here.

Love easy dinners, but don’t mind if they take a little longer? Perhaps some of my crazy easy vegetarian dinners are for you instead. They take literally no skill. Literally!

51 easy vegetarian dinners