51 seriously easy vegetarian dinners – a huge collection of my simplest dinner recipes. If you can barely fry an egg or toast a slice of bread, this is the place for you!
When I was first learning to cook, I would have loved a collection of recipes like this – easy vegetarian dinners that are pretty much impossible to get wrong. You can feel like you’ve cooked something a little bit special… without actually needing to have any skill whatsoever.
I’m sure a lot of you can cook beautifully, but I’m also sure that some of you are a little more lacking in your cooking abilities (that’s why you’ve come to a website with the word ‘Easy’ in the title!). So if your cooking ability only stretches as far as frying an egg or toasting a slice of bread, these seriously easy vegetarian dinner recipes are just what you need. And even if you’re an excellent cook, I’m sure you still want a super easy dinner once in a while.
These recipes involve chopping vegetables, putting them in the oven, maybe stirring things a bit… things that anyone can manage. Since newbie cooks probably don’t have a kitchen stocked with dozens of weird appliances, I’ve also tried to make sure that if you don’t have any fancy equipment, you’ll still find plenty here to cook.
A few of these recipes need a blender or food processor, and there are a few slow cooker recipes too, but most of the recipes in this collection use only the very basics – pans, baking trays, that sort of stuff.
So, here goes! The motherlode: 51 seriously easy vegetarian dinners. Enjoy!
Seriously easy vegetarian dinners
15 minute Tuscan beans – just mix some tasty bits in a pan, and dinner is ready in minutes!
Enchilada noodles – I love this super simple fusion recipe (use shop-bought enchilada sauce to make it even easier!).
15 minute mushroom stroganoff – just cook some mushrooms and add a couple of simple ingredients to transform them into a creamy stroganoff.
Vegan cream of mushroom soup [vegan] – this easy soup has a secret ingredient that makes it ultra creamy!
Cheesy lentil pasta – one of my favourite easy vegetarian dinners, made with just 6 store cupboard ingredients! I make this almost every week for my kids.
Greek quesadillas – A quick and easy lunch, switched up with my favourite Greek flavours.
Slow cooker lentil and quinoa tacos [vegan] – an easy lentil mixture cooked in the slow cooker, which is perfect served in tacos with plenty of toppings!
Sweet potato and lentil Thai curry [vegan] – this curry uses a good dollop of Thai curry paste, so it’s super easy to make.
Spinach and goat’s cheese self-crusting quiche – far easier to make than it looks! There’s no fiddly pastry to work with, just a simple egg mixture that forms its own crust.
Slow cooker ratatouille [vegan] – this recipe cooks itself in the slow cooker, and is perfect served with pasta.
20 minute vegetable stroganoff – an easy vegetarian stroganoff recipe for mushroom haters!
Mushroom and black bean chilli [vegan] – one of the simplest chillies I’ve ever made, this one’s so straightforward.
Aubergine and sweet potato red Thai curry – Thai curries feel fancy, but the Thai curry paste makes them so simple to make.
15 minute tomato and mascarpone pasta – creamy tomato pasta, on the table in 15 minutes!
Easy chip shop Chinese curry [vegan] – the type of Chinese curry you’d get in a proper British chip shop!
One pot rice and vegetable casserole – just pop your veggies, rice and beans in the oven to make this hearty casserole.
Cheesy lentil burgers – no pre-cooking needed, just mix together a few ingredients, and form into burger shapes, ready for baking. These are foolproof!
Vegan curried sausage pasta [vegan] – a simple pasta dish made with beautiful curried sausages.
Creamy chickpea bake – this could not be easier. The sauce only has one ingredient!
Vegetarian egg fu yung – one of my favourite Chinese recipes, made in 20 minutes with whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Creamy white beans with goat’s cheese – an easy stovetop dinner that can be adjusted to suit what you have in the fridge.
Mushroom bourguignon [vegan] – this hearty stew looks so impressive, but is unbelievably easy to make!
Creamy garlic mushroom tagliatelle – a simple creamy pasta dish, ready in 15 minutes.
Sheet pan halloumi fajitas – just pop a pan of veggies and halloumi in the oven, and it’s ready to scoop into warm tortillas!
Sweet potato and chickpea slow cooker tagine [vegan] – a beautifully spiced tagine that cooks itself in the slow cooker.
Black bean and halloumi chilli – just mix together various veggies and beans to make this simple vegetarian chilli.
Vegetarian savoury mince [vegan] – a British classic, this savoury mince uses a super simple homemade vegetarian mince.
One pan chickpea curry and rice bake [vegan] – just mix together all the raw ingredients (even uncooked rice!), and bake. That’s all there is to it.
Vegetarian doner kebab – this one’s more of an assembly job really, with fresh veggies, grilled halloumi and crispy fries inside a soft pitta wrap.
Easy roasted vegetable ratatouille with chickpeas [vegan] – ratatouille made easy, by baking it in the oven in one pan!
Walnut and bean bolognese [vegan] – just blitz up a simple homemade mince, and your bean bolognese is almost finished!
Cheesy tofu meatballs – I love how easy these tofu meatballs are to make, and they’re perfect for converting tofu haters.
Spicy roasted chickpea wraps [vegan] – crispy roasted chickpeas, served in a wrap with plenty of crunchy, fresh veg. Easy and delicious.
One pot vegetarian chilli and rice bake – another ‘mix and bake’ recipe – this type of recipe really couldn’t be easier!
Lentil and mushroom stew with Branston pickle [vegan] – just cook everything together in a big pot to make this simple vegan stew.
Creamy gnocchi primavera – crispy gnocchi with colourful veggies and a creamy sauce. So quick and easy.
Have I inspired you to give any of these easy vegetarian dinners a try? Hopefully there will be something here for everyone, no matter how much of a novice cook you are.