Make veggies the star of the show! Whether you are looking to eat healthier, cut back on meat or thinking of embracing a veggie lifestyle, these vegetarian family meal ideas not only taste great but help bump up your 5-a-day. Best of all, they are quick and easy to prepare – which is something we can all appreciate on a busy weeknight or a lazy weekend.
These vibrant vegetarian meals, brought to you in association with Green Isle, will ensure your family enjoys delicious, healthy meals in no time!
Vibrant Vegetarian Family Meal Ideas
These family-friendly vegetarian dinners are the ideal option for nights when you want take a break from meat or fish or you simply want to guarantee everyone has had a colourful, healthy meal.
From more traditional pasta bakes to a delicious mid-week curry or vegetable fajitas, you can be guaranteed tasty, nutritious family meals when you choose the Green Isle range, Ireland’s No. 1 brand in frozen vegetables, putting good, nutritious food on Irish dinner tables since 1959. The Green Isle frozen vegetable and fruit range make it easy to eat well with something for everyone to enjoy!
Most of these vegetarian family meal recipes serve 4 people and are ready in under 40 minutes and many make a great lunch option for the next day too.
Pasta Bake with Hidden Vegetable Sauce
Time: 45 minutes
Struggling to get your kids to eat more veggies? Then why not try this hidden vegetable sauce pasta bake? For this recipe you can use Green Isle country mix, packed full of tasty carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. A universally popular midweek meal for the whole family to enjoy.
Garden Pea & Chilli Pasta
Time: 25 minutes
Pasta is a firm favourite in most family homes and this easy pasta dish is no exception. You can dial up the chilli or leave it out altogether, and with the addition of lemon, parmesan and basil, this really is the perfect veggie dish for all the family.
Quick Midweek Curry
Time: 30 minutes
This healthy midweek curry offers a stress-free option for family mealtime. Use the Green Isle luxury stir fry mix and all the peeling and chopping is done for you too! Helping you to not only enjoy a tasty vegetarian option, but cut down on food waste too.
Vegetable Fajitas with Cauliflower Rice
Time: 25 minutes
We all want quick and healthy meals that taste great after a long day at school or work. These veggie fajitas with cauliflower rice are quick to make and a great way of helping you reach your 5-a-day. We like to top ours with some grated cheese, coriander and a little hot sauce for an extra kick.
Garden Pea Fritters with Feta
Time: 30 minutes
These pea fritters can be whipped up in minutes and can be enjoyed hot with a dollop of minty crème fraiche or leftovers can be enjoyed cold for lunch, helping you to avoid food waste whilst still creating a nutritious and tasty dish for the family to enjoy.
Pea Risotto with Pea Shoots & Lemon
Time: 60 minutes
This Italian classic is the perfect comforting, one pot meal to enjoy any time. The addition of peas make it tasty for even the smallest member of the family. And if you have any leftovers, they heat up really well the next day for lunch.
One Pot Turmeric, Vegetable and Spinach Rice Pilaf
Time: 40 minutes
We are all about time-saving hacks when it comes to family meals, and this one pot wonder is no different. Garden peas, spinach and mixed veg from Green Isle are the perfect addition to this tasty one pot meal to ensure you reach your 5-a-day target. And best of all, there is no peeling and you are saving on the washing up!