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. Here are 11 of the Best Vegetarian Recipes for a Meatless Monday:
#1. Crunchy Black Bean Tacos
This recipe for Crunchy Black Bean Tacos from Thekitchn.com 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
Did you know you can make lasagne in your slow cooker? This Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagne from hip2save.com uses simple ingredients and is packed with fresh hearty veggies.
#3. Creamy Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese
This variation of the traditional macaroni and cheese from Eat-yourself-skinny.com uses butternut squash which sneaks some extra veggie in. It also freezes well.
#4. Cauliflower Tots
If you need a way to get your family to eat more vegetables, give these kid-friendly Cauliflower Tots from Skinnytaste.com a try. They won’t even realize they are eating cauliflower!
#5. Spaghetti and Cannellini Bean “Meatballs”
Cookingcanuck.com 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
In my experience kids love helping to cook, especially when they get to dip things into toppings. These Crispy Tofu Fingers from Inspiredtaste.net 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. Snobby Joes
Everyone loves Sloppy Joes, after all they are the ultimate messy kid-friendly food! This recipe from Theppk.com uses lentils, making the perfect texture for vegetarian sloppy Joes.
#8. Mushroom Stroganoff
Onegreenplant.org 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
Try this Shepherds Pie from Yummymummykitchen.com which uses black lentils and loads of seasonal veggies.
Nice touch to make individual pies in ramekin dishes too.
#10. Pizza Rollups
Pizza 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 Redstarrecipe.com which look fun for kids to help make too.
#11. Posh Beans on Toast
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).
Over to you now. Do you have a family favourite or best vegetarian recipe that you would recommend? Share it with us in the comments below.