Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dishes

Vegetarian cuisine is full of nutrients, and there's no reason vegetarian dinners shouldn't be quick and easy as well. These quick and easy vegetarian dinners make any dinner healthier and delicious.

Black Bean Cakes with Salsa

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This quick and easy meatless main dish recipe gets its bite when topped with slices of jalapeno pepper and salsa. Black beans combine with corn muffin mix to make the patties.

Total: 25 mins

How to Make Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is a hearty and comforting way to help work in some of those recommended "five a day" servings of fruits and vegetables. It's light, delicious and a flavorful blend of the season's best harvest. Although the end result is a simmering pot of complex flavors, the process for how to make vegetable soup is surprisingly quick and simple.

How to Make Enchiladas

Enchiladas have been around in one form or another since the pre-Columbian times. In fact, it seems that people were figuring out how to make enchiladas almost as long as there have been tortillas. The ancient Aztecs made enchilada dishes consisting of a fried tortilla topped with salsa and cheese, covered by another tortilla and topped off with a fried egg. Though these dishes existed for centuries, the term "enchilada" (which literally means "chili filled") wasn't coined until the 19th century, and the original dish has been all but completely transformed since its early days.

How to Make Cornbread

Cornbread connoisseurs have a long line of people to thank for making this quick bread a mainstay in American cooking. In fact, this staple of Southern and Southwestern cuisine may be one of the most truly American foods there is. Native Americans used corn, or "maize," in cooking all sorts of dishes--including cornbread--for thousands of years before colonists first set food in what we now know as the United States. Since cornbread is leavened with baking powder instead of yeast, it was easy for early settlers to master how to make cornbread even with limited resources. So, it's no wonder the dish caught on. Its unique flavor and texture have kept it a favorite over the years.

How to Cook Italian Sausage

Italian sausage comes in countless varieties, including familiar types like pepperoni and salami; the kind of sausage most people refer to when they speak of how to cook Italian sausage is "sweet Italian," "spicy Italian" or "hot Italian" (the latter two are typically the same), and it's found in the pork section of the supermarket. Typically made with pork, peppers and Italian seasonings, Italian sausage is most commonly used in pasta dishes or as a topping for pizza, but it can be the centerpiece of many other dishes as well.


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Vegetable Potpies


Parmesan-dusted whole-wheat bread slices stand in for the fat-laden pastry crust in this vegetable-packed pot pie dinner.

Total: 30 mins

Rosemary French Onion Soup

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Grilled cheese sandwich sticks make for the tastiest croutons ever to pair with this quick onion soup.

Total: 30 mins

Straw and Hay Penne

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Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

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Toast the garlic and paprika prior to mixing with the yogurt for a restaurant-quality topping for these roasted vegetables.

Pasta Stir-Fry

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Bottled stir-fry sauce provides a dozen seasoning ingredients in a single step making this five-ingredient recipe possible.

Total: 25 mins

Saucy Beans and Eggplant

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For a quick and filling main-dish recipe, try this saucy combination of brown rice, eggplant, and navy beans.

Total: 20 mins

Hearty Rice Skillet

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Take your choice of black, garbanzo, or kidney beans for this vegetarian main dish.

Total: 25 mins

Creamy Polenta with Portobello Mushroom Sauce

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Looking for hearty main-dish vegetarian dishes? Serve this made-for-two recipe of meaty-flavor portobello mushrooms, mild yet tangy shredded Havarti cheese, and polenta.

Total: 25 mins

Mushrooms in Ginger Sauce

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A splash of coconut milk creates so much flavor in this simple dish, you'll want to pile the finished mushroom and green onion sauce over everything. It's especially wonderful over steamed green beans.

Broccoli Smoked Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Frittata


For a balanced brunch, serve this frittata alongside a wedge of ciabatta and a fruit cup.

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