Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian recipes are no longer on the fringe: Some estimates have the nation's population of vegetarians at more than seven million, but even carnivores have embraced ideas like "meatless Mondays" to curb their meat consumption and promote healthy eating. Here's a secret about eating vegetarian - the food isn't just healthier, it actually tastes good. (We promise!) Even <a href="/recipes/vegetarian/tofu/">tofu</a>, which is fairly bland, can be jazzed up with marinades and creative cooking methods (try it broiled!). Try making some of your favorite dishes without the meat - you might be surprised at how much flavor remains ( <a href="/recipes/vegetarian/pasta/">spaghetti</a> with homemade sauce is still great without the meatballs, Asian <a href="/recipes/china/stir-fry/">stir-fries</a> are delicious with just veggies, tofu and a handful of peanuts). You can even make vegetarian crock pot recipes! So if you're in a meat-eating rut, try making a vegetarian recipe once in awhile - you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.

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Garlic Confit

From Food & Wine

Although garlic is available year-round, fresh summer garlic has large cloves that are especially sweet and juicy. To preserve it, Grace Parisi simmers the cloves with dried red chiles and fresh thyme in olive oil under tender, then packs them in the oil. Mash the garlic confit in butter and spread it on bread or slip it under chicken skin before roasting.

Garlic Confit

Petrina Tinslay
Roasted Garlic Barley Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting the head of garlic mellows the flavors, to a near sweetness.

Roasted Garlic Barley Soup

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and savory, Serrano chiles lend their signature kick to these amazing vegetarian quesadillas, inspired by the flavors of classic fajitas. When buying bell peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

The Mighty Eggless Salad Sandwich

From Ladies' Home Journal

It looks like egg salad but this recipe is really made with tofu combined with celery, onion, mustard and turmeric. Serve it on whole-wheat bread for a quick and healthy lunch.

The Mighty Eggless Salad Sandwich

Spinach and Fresh Fig Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Figs, walnuts, grapefruit, spinach, and chevre make up this easy high fiber side salad recipe.

Spinach and Fresh Fig Salad

Baked Ziti

From Prego Italian Sauce

Short tube-shaped pasta tossed with seasoned tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses is baked in a casserole until bubbling.

Baked Ziti

Veggie Panini

From Pepperidge Farm

Served warm and oozing with melted cheese, this restaurant-style panini features Mediterranean vegetables like zucchini, peppers and plum tomatoes on whole grain bread. It's easy to make, comforting and delicious.

Veggie Panini

Avocado Crostini

From Panera Bread®

With a bright red topping, these nibbles make a creamy, crunchy starter for a special Valentine's Day dinner. Think of it as guacamole and chips done Panera Bread style.

Avocado Crostini

Indian Lentils and Rice

From Betty Crocker

Lentils are the "dahling" of Indian cusine. Here, they're spiced up with ginger, red pepper, garlic and many other flavor-packed ingredients.

Indian Lentils and Rice

Cheese Enchiladas

From Ladies' Home Journal

For a fun dinner that kids like--and that's easy to prepare--fill these meatless enchiladas with a Mexican cheese and slather in red chile sauce.

Cheese Enchiladas

Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

This layered beauty is stacked with fresh vegetables, baby greens, aromatic herbs, three kinds of Italian cheeses, and a rich, hearty tomato-basil sauce. It's ideal for a special-occasion dinner.

Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie

Giant Zucchini Pancake

From Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Giant Zucchini Pancake

Mediterranean Alfredo Pizza

From Better Homes and Gardens

This gourmet pizza, topped with creamy Alfredo sauce, fresh spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, counters the rule that pizza must be flavored with tomato-based sauce.

Mediterranean Alfredo Pizza

Vegetable Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a savory, slow cooker vegetable casserole recipe, try this combination of beans, polenta, radicchio, and spinach.

Vegetable Casserole

The Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

From Breakstone's

The Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

Healthy Fried Rice

From Parents

You can serve this 15-minute side dish with chicken or beef for dinner or make it a light meatless meal.

Healthy Fried Rice

Easy Indian Stew

From Parents

Make this meatless meal ahead by putting the ingredients in the slow cooker. Let it cook all day and dinner will be ready when you get home from work.

Easy Indian Stew

Stuffed Chili & Cheese Potato

From Fitness

Stuff a baked potato with turkey chili and broccoli, then top with cheese for a healthy one-dish dinner.

Stuffed Chili & Cheese Potato

Coconut Vegetable Curry

From The Food Channel

A vibrant medley of asparagus, cauliflower and carrots served in an aromatic coconut curry sauce seasoned with fresh ginger. Never tried to make Indian curry at home? This recipe offers you a great opportunity to try.

Coconut Vegetable Curry

Maple-Glazed Carrots

From Fine Cooking Magazine

These are delicious with roast pork and cornbread. Pure maple syrup is essential.

Maple-Glazed Carrots

White Pizza with Broccoli

From Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

White Pizza with Broccoli

Wheat Berry Tabbouleh

From Better Homes and Gardens

Wheat berries, surrounded by veggies and herbs, provide a taste of freshness in every bite of this Middle-Eastern inspired salad.

Wheat Berry Tabbouleh

Greek Pasta Salad

From Fitness

Beat the summer heat with a refreshing veggie pasta dish that's bursting with flavor. Recipe by Laraine Perri

Greek Pasta Salad

Spinach Pizza

From Taste of the South

Spinach Pizza

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

From Pace Salsa & Picante

Crisp, cheesy, spicy and satisfying all describe these easy-to-make snacks. Beans, Pace® Picante and shredded cheese are layered with onion in between tortillas and baked in a hot oven to a golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with extra Pace® Picante Sauce.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

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