11 of the Best Vegetarian Recipes for a Meatless Monday

Jill Holtz

November 12, 2020

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Have you been trying to work more meatless meals into your weekly family meals menu? Having a Meatless Monday is a great way of introducing vegetarian to your meal plan each week. We’ve rounded up some of the Best Vegetarian Recipes for family-friendly meals:

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Many of the best vegetarian recipes are compiled using a great selection of store-cupboard ingredients. So when you add more vegetarian meals to your weekly meal plan, you can reap the benefits to both your health and your budget!

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Best Vegetarian Recipes for Meatless Monday

#1. Crunchy Black Bean Tacos

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Image: The Kitchn

This recipe for Crunchy Black Bean Tacos from The Kitchn uses black beans in place of minced beef. It also offers a twist on the usual taco serving method by frying the tacos up, and you can serve with nice toppings like avocado, salsa and sour cream.

#2. Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagne


Image: Hip2Save

Did you know you can make lasagne in your slow cooker? This Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagne from Hip2Save uses simple ingredients and is packed with fresh hearty veggies.

#3. Creamy Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

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Image: Eat Yourself Skinny

This variation of the traditional macaroni and cheese from Eat Yourself Skinny uses butternut squash which sneaks some extra veggie in. It also freezes well.

#4. Cauliflower Tots


Image: Skinny Taste

If you need a way to get your family to eat more vegetables, give these kid-friendly Cauliflower Tots from Skinny Taste a try. They won’t even realize they are eating cauliflower!

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#5. Spaghetti and Cannellini Bean “Meatballs”

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Image: Cooking Canuck

Cooking Canuck has this nice recipe for vegetarian “meatballs” that use cannellini beans as the base, they are baked in the oven and then simmered in tomato sauce and served with spaghetti.

#6. Crispy Tofu Fingers

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Image: Inspired Taste

In my experience kids love helping to cook, especially when they get to dip things into toppings. These Crispy Tofu Fingers from Inspired Taste make a nice alternative to fish or chicken and are fun and extra crispy. Bonus, you can also make them gluten free if you need to.

#7. Pasta With Lentils (Pasta e Lenticchie)

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Image: Tasting Table

Pasta e lenticchie, like pasta e ceci (chickpeas) and pasta e fagioli (beans), is a staple of Neapolitan cuisine.

Try this delicious pasta a lenticchie recipe from Tasting Table and you’ll be surprised at the rich, creamy flavour that can be achieved.

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#8. Mushroom Stroganoff

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Image: One Green Plant

One Green Plant has a delicious recipe for Mushroom Stroganoff that is the classic comfort food dish. You can also make it gluten free.

#9. Lentil Shepherds Pie

Image: Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Try this Shepherds Pie from Yummy Mummy Kitchen which uses black lentils and loads of seasonal veggies. Nice touch to make individual pies in ramekin dishes too.

#10. Pizza Rollups

pizza rollupsPizza is one of the easiest things to make vegetarian, and most kids love the classic Margerita (cheese and tomato) Pizza.

For a change from your usual round pizza why not try these pizza rollups from which look fun for kids to help make too.

#11. Posh Beans on Toast

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This Posh Beans on Toast recipe is such an easy recipe to make and elevates beans on toast to whole other level with the addition of thyme, chilli sauce and goats cheese (I use a mild variety and you can leave it out for fussier tastes).

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Have your say! What are your family favourites or best vegetarian recipes that you would recommend? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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