10 Quick and Easy Mouthwatering Meatless Meals

Posted: August 18, 2021 2:56 pm

Regardless if the doctor has recommended you cut down on your meat consumption, you have chosen to on your own, or if meat has become too expensive, you can find terrific meatless recipes that go together in a hurry. The great news is that these recipes are so delicious that you will want to make them often.

Vegetarian Meatballs

Vegetarian meatballs look so much like meatballs made from meat that your family can easily be fooled. One taste of these meatballs made with lentils, and everyone will fall in love with their taste. You can easily add them to your favorite spaghetti, use them on meatball subs or eat them by themselves. Therefore, you will want to make plenty. These meatballs take about an hour to make, but it is easy to freeze them for those nights when you need to get supper on the table in a hurry.

Mushroom, Onion and Stout Grilled Cheese

Take your grilled cheese-making skills to a new level by making Mushroom, Onion and Stout Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. The secret to making these delicious sandwiches is to use your food processor to combine gruyere and brie cheeses with a bit of stout beer. Then, grill the onions and mushrooms in butter before making the sandwiches. While this will take you a little longer, these sandwiches are worth it. Make extra so that you can take them to work with you the next day.

Vegan Eggplant Teriyaki

Put Japanese cuisine on your table in a hurry with Vegan Eggplant Teriyaki. This recipe includes a sub-recipe for making your teriyaki sauce from things you probably already have on hand, but you can also speed up this meal by using premade teriyaki sauce. You can also speed up the process by using microwavable jasmine rice. The edamame and scallions in this recipe add flavor and protein, but you can leave them out if you desire or substitute them with another similar vegetable. This dish is delicious when eggplants are ready in your garden or at the local farmers market.


Coleslaw and Swiss Melt Sandwich

On those nights when you need to get supper on the table in a hurry, the Coleslaw and Swiss Melt Sandwich is the perfect solution as long as meal-prepped ahead of time and have the coleslaw ready to go. If you didn’t, you can easily use store-brought red-cabbage coleslaw. The secret to this recipe is the Russian dressing used to create its creamy texture. You can opt to serve this sandwich on a pretzel bun or rye bread. This is an excellent option for serving kids because they will think it tastes like a Big Mac hamburger, and they will never miss the meat.

Thai-style Broccoli Fried Rice

Thai-style Broccoli Fried Rice is beautiful, and it tastes terrific. The great news is that you can have it on the table in under 30 minutes. You are sure to love the combination of punchy chili and zingy lime in this dish. Use your food processor to make preparing the broccoli, shallots, garlic, ginger and lemongrass go faster. It only cooks for 10 minutes total. Consider frying up some eggs to put on top of this dish, along with crunchy roasted peanuts. The great news is that because it cooks in one pan, cleanup is a snap.

Vegetarian Stuffed Pumpkins

If you travel to France, you may be served potimarron as a vegetarian entrée, but use a pumpkin if this nutty-flavored squash is not available in your area. You can use a sugar pumpkin or opt to clean out a pumpkin, like you were making a jack-o-lantern. Prebaking the pumpkins and leaving them with their tops off until they are cooled helps speed up the finished product. Layers of kabocha squash and mushroom and kale stuffing make this unique dish beautiful and tasty enough to serve for a special occasion.


Quick Crunchy-topped Vegetable Pasta Bake

Using frozen vegetable mix and frozen corn, make Quick Crunchy-topped Vegetable Pasta Bake a snap to make. Drop the frozen vegetables in with the pasta during its last 2 minutes of cooking to unthaw them. If you have leftover vegetables in the refrigerator, then you can easily substitute them. While this recipe calls for Devondale block cheese, you can easily substitute whatever is in your refrigerator. Since the penne rugate is cooked on the stovetop before this dish is baked, it only bakes for 15 minutes. Using premade bread crumbs on the top gives this a crunchy texture, but if you have bread that is going dry, then you can make your breadcrumbs.

Spinach Enchiladas

Using fresh spinach is a great way to add a Mexican flair to your meatless meal. This recipe is mild, so add some green chilies and more spices if you prefer a spicier enchilada. You can also substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta. If you love a white sauce with spinach, consider swapping out the red enchilada sauce for a white garlic one. This recipe also uses Italian cheeses, perfect with spinach, but you may also use your favorite Mexican cheese blend.


Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers without any rice and meat are an excellent dish to take to a picnic or potluck. If you want to make these faster, blanch your peppers for 1 minute in boiling water. It will cut down on the cooking time, and your peppers will not be as crunchy. Adding salsa to these peppers that use cauliflower rice increases the heat level. You can easily adjust it depending on the amount of heat that you and your family like. These are perfect for storing in an airtight container and taking to work the next day.

Spinach and Feta Tarts

Put your muffin tin to work to make spinach and feta tarts. These go together quickly because you use phyllo sheets and frozen spinach. You can use cottage cheese for the ricotta cheese in this recipe. This is the perfect dish to make when the family plans to spend a quiet night watching television because they are easy to eat as finger food. This Greek-inspired dish is also a great choice when everyone goes in their own direction and eats at different times.


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