Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Photographs of a selection of easy vegetarian recipes

Looking for easy vegetarian recipes the whole family will enjoy? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you are experimenting with a vegetarian lifestyle or simply want to eat less meat, there are delicious ideas here for everyone.

I was vegetarian for a few years in my teens and although I now eat meat and fish, I consider myself an Occasional Vegetarian. I love trying and creating delicious new recipes to help my family eat less meat.

Why Eat Less Meat?

Eating less meat can benefit your health, the environment and your bank balance.

Too much red and processed meat can definitely be a detriment to your health, and some people makes it find them feel sluggish. Eating less meat may even help prevent some diseases.

According to Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, the production of animal-based foods, particularly beef, is responsible for about half the food system’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Plant-based protein sources including legumes and vegetables are generally a lot cheaper than meat. Cooking plant based meals a couple of days a week can seriously reduce the cost of your weekly shop.

Easy Vegetarian Recipes for The Whole Family

I originally put together this collection of Easy Vegetarian Recipes for National Vegetarian Week a few years ago, but these recipes are perfect anytime. Most are so delicious, even the confirmed carnivores in your life will love them.

Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes

Muffins, oatmeal porridge, eggs and more feature in a vegetarian breakfast menu. Here are some of my favourite easy vegetarian recipes for breakfast.

Easy Vegetarian Recipes - Pear Walnut and Ginger Oatmeal

Pear Walnut and Ginger Oatmeal

Best Avocado Toast Recipe (can be served with poached eggs)

Baked Overnight Oatmeal with Rhubarb and Almonds

Brie and Basil Strata

Nigella’s Italian Banana Breakfast Bread

Easy Vegetarian Muffin Recipes

Banana and Chia Seed Muffins

Banana and Chia Seed Muffins

Old Fashioned Bran Muffins

Carrot and Walnut Bran Muffins

Blueberry Chia Muffins with Lemon and Ginger

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Zucchini Lemon and Chia Seed Muffins

Banana Streusel Muffins with Flaxseed

For more muffin recipes please click here.

Easy Vegetarian Main Dishes

A slice of Crunchy French Bread Egg Pie on a plate in the foreground with the whole pie and a salad in the background

Crunchy French Bread Egg Pie

Easy Vegetarian Quiche

Pasta alla Norma 

Vegan Pad Thai

Spinach Florentine Casserole


Vegetarian Orzotto with Mediterranean Vegetables

Easy Vegetable Tagine

Vegetable and Cashew Nut Știr Fry

Parsnip Topped Vegetable Pot Pies

Old Fashioned Vegetable and Barley Stew

There are lots more easy vegetarian recipes for main dishes on the blog, please just check the recipe index!

Easy Vegetarian Dessert Recipes

Of course, most desserts are vegetarian, but here are a few that actually contain vegetables and/or fruit.

a slice of Rhubarb and Ginger cake served with strawberry ice cream and rhubarb compote

Rhubarb and Ginger Drizzle Cake

Butternut Pecan Loaf Cake

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Old Fashioned Banana Cake

Apple Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze

Gooseberry Fool

With these easy vegetarian recipes, cutting down on the amount of meat you eat doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it is a truly delicious pleasure! For more easy vegetarian recipes, please check out the Recipe Index.

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