Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 9 One-Pot Vegetarian Recipes
I know, I know, "vegetarian" is not the best meal modifier. But hear me out! Simple doesn't have to mean basic, and vegetarian doesn't have to mean boring. Vegetables, when prepared right, are packed with flavor, and are surprisingly satisfying when there's no meat to be an attention hog. Plus, veggies just cook up much faster, and weeknight dinners demand speed.
Think of it as an inside-out enchilada. No rolling, no folding, just throw everything into a skillet. Recipe here.
- Enchilada sauce
- Shredded cheese
You can make this curry in 30 minutes. That’s faster than the Thai restaurant’s delivery guy can pedal to your apartment. The recipe’s here.
- Snow peas
- Curry powder
- Coconut milk
The best baked eggs come from the Middle East, with plenty of herbs and spices. Get the recipe here.
- Goat cheese
- Caramelized onions
Grab whatever odds and ends you've got in the fridge and toss them into a pan with rice. Once it bakes, it develops a tasty caramelized crust. Do it yourself here.
- Bell peppers
- Green beans
- Arborio rice
This hearty vegetable pasta comes together in a mere 15 minutes. The hardest part is boiling water. Get the recipe here.
- Pasta noodles
- Italian spices
There’s so much fresh flavor in this soup, you won’t even miss the chicken. Recipe here.
- Chile peppers
- Black beans
Haphazardly throw all ingredients into a slow cooker and a few hours later, you’ve got lasagna. Couldn't be easier. Instructions here.
- Tomato sauce
- Lasagna noodles
- Ricotta cheese
The lightly toasted garlic croutons are tossed with tomatoes, white beans, spinach, basil, and lots of Parmesan cheese. Get the recipe here.
- White beans