Make the best, easy meatless recipes for the whole family every day of the week with this delicious roundup of meatless entrees.
It’s not difficult to insert meatless entrees into your weekly meal planning, especially with this delicious roundup of recipes.
For me, I love making meat-free recipes periodically as a change of pace for my family, especially during Lent. Not only are we treated to new flavors and textures, but in many cases, these are healthier alternatives to meat-filled counterparts.
Besides there are a lot of pros to eating meatless meals for dinner. It’s budget-friendly, as well as a heart-healthy alternative to meat-based recipes.
From eggs, to fish and seafood, to vegetable-only recipes, these dishes are not only easy to make but also taste delicious!
So, if you want to integrate the best, easy meat-free recipes for the whole family no matter the day of the week, then give the following meatless entrees a try:
1. Baked Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
This recipe is a veggie version of your favorite sweet and sour meat recipe. It offers plenty of flavor and being baked adds a healthy twist on the pan fried version. Recipe Link: Creme de la Crumb
2. One Pot Cheesy Mexican Lentils, Black Beans and Rice
Love Mexican dishes but want to forego the meat? Then, you’ll definitely love this one pot meal that’s loaded with protein and tons of “South of the Border” flavor. Recipe Link: Recipe Runner
3. Japanese Garlic Noodles
This recipe for garlic noodles is definitely a family fave at my house. It’s packed with flavor and can easily be served as a main entree or side dish. It’s made with udon noodles surrounded in a garlic sauce that is so reminiscent of the orient. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
4. Broccoli Alfredo Tortellini
This veggie favorite is loaded with cheesy goodness. Made with refrigerated tortellini, this dish can be made in under 30 minutes. Recipe Link: Spicy Southern Kitchen
5. Easy Margherita Pizza
This Easy Margherita Pizza is so quick and easy to assemble and is super cheesy. I love to use heirloom tomatoes to make this family favorite pizza. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
6. Eggplant Parmesan
This Italian classic recipe offers so much veggie goodness and so simple to make. Best it’s made in a skillet. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
7. Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
This lasagna offers a rich mix of mushroom, spinach and parmesan. Def a vegetarian favorite. Recipe Link: Life as a Strawberry
8. Avocado and Veggie Quesadillas
This South-of-the-Border meat-free entree is loaded with tons of veggie goodness. Recipe Link: Gimme Delicious
9. Seafood Medley in White Wine and Garlic Sauce
This delicious seafood recipe includes the best the sea has to offer. From scallops, to mussels to crab and shrimp, it has it all. Cooks up in under 15 minutes. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
10. 20 Minute Vegetable Lo Mein
This meatless Chinese classic is a quick and easy recipe that takes minimal time to make. Perfect for families on the go. Recipe Link: The Recipe Critic
11. Easy Tuscan Bean Soup
Rich and meat-free, this Italian classic soup is the perfect feast for those wishing a hearty, tummy-warming meal. Recipe Link: The Wanderlust Kitchen
12. California Roll Sushi Bowls
Super refreshing and packed with flavor, you’ll love this sushi dish that makes up in under 30 minutes. Recipe Link: Cooking Classy
13. Three-Cheese Baked Ziti
I love this recipe which is a twist on the classic Mac and Cheese. How delicious, rich and cheesy it is baked up piping hot. Recipe Link: Averie Cooks
14. Shrimp Marinara with Spaghetti Squash
This super quick and easy Shrimp Marinara with Spaghetti Squash recipe is a vegetarian favorite and one of mine too. You won’t miss the pasta, as the squash is hearty enough for family dining. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
15. Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup
As meatless entrees go, this Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe offers a rich and creamy mushroom stock that is so simple and tasty to make, you’ll wonder why you buy the canned version. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
16. Italian Vegetarian Skillet
Loaded with veggie goodness, even kids will love this meat-free pasta skillet recipe. You can even make it your own by mixing and matching your favorite vegetables. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
17. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Root Vegetables
This hearty meal in a bowl is rich and creamy with a hint of spice. Made with fresh pumpkin and roasted to perfection, you won’t even miss the meat! Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
18. Healthy Sheet Pan Tilapia with Zucchini
Make dinner prep easy by using a sheet pan and loading it with all the vegetables and fresh fish fillets for one and all. Takes under 30 minutes but is a great way to slip in a rainbow of vegetables and healthy protein. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
19. Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry
This shrimp dish has just the right amount of bold spice and flavor and can be served with rice or even Japanese Garlic Noodles (see recipe #3). Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
20. Salmon en Papillote
Soft and succulent salmon comes out perfect each and every time when baked in parchment paper. Add finely chopped vegetables and a drizzle of wine, butter and dill for a most amazing dinner you’ll never forget. Recipe Link: Wisconsin Homemaker
For more delicious meatless entrees and ideas for the whole family, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section.