Say hello to a roundup of Hummusapien's BEST vegetarian dinner recipes. These healthy creations pack a flavorful punch that'll please even the pickiest of eaters.
Of allllll the recipes on this blog (and holy moly, that's a lot!), I've gotta say that this is the collection of dinner recipes that I'm most proud of.
Most of these plant-powered dishes can be made in 30 minutes or less, the ingredient list is versatile, and you can easily substitute items to make these meals gluten-free and vegan.
Why should you eat more vegetarian dinners?
Did you know going vegetarian a few nights a week or having a meatless day can save you hundreds of dollars each year on groceries? Eating more plants isn't just good for your pockets, but it's also oh-so-lovely for your health and for the well-being of this planet!
Worried about missing out on protein? Don't! These vegetarian recipes are packed with plenty of protein, filling fiber, and antioxidants galore.
All these meals happen to be vegetarian, but you def won't notice because they're just SO wholesome, nutritious, and filling. Here is our go-to list when we need inspiration for some vegetarian dinner recipes!
Alison wrote, "My carnivorous husband said this was one of the top five dishes I’ve ever made. I served it with some cilantro lime rice and it made an amazing meal with plenty of leftovers. This’ll be on repeat in our house!"
Jesse wrote, "This has been my favorite Instant Pot recipe so far! Amazing flavor!"
Amy wrote, "I am obsessed with this recipe! It is right up my alley and I LOVE tofu!"
Hannah wrote, "This was an amazing work lunch! Kept super well all week in the fridge– even after tossing with dressing on day one. Will def make again."
Linda wrote, "I cooked this for my hubby and he loved it!!! Thank you so much!!!"
Vanessa said, "Loved this recipe! I actually used roasted red pepper hummus since thanks to Costco I had a big container of it! Haha. I used red lentil penne. Only used mushrooms and kale since that’s all I had. Lemon juice definitely completes it! Thank you!!"
Maddie wrote, "Oh my gosh I made this last night, it was fantastic!! I’m trying to transition to a more plant-based way of eating, but have such a hard time getting my boyfriend on board. He loved it too though!!!"
Ashley said, "Wanted to let you know that I made this for my lunches this week and it’s been great. I eat it cold and wrap it in collard greens."
Connie said, "This is an awesome bowl!! I don’t make a lot of things more than once, but I will make this again, and again… Thanks for a great recipe!"
Amanda said,“This is amazing! Just had it for dinner tonight, and both me and my husband agreed that we like it better than ricotta! Thanks for another great recipe!”
Roxanne said, "My sister found this recipe when I was visiting her. We made it up and it was so delicious! My 5-year-old nephew is a very picky eater and he loved it. It was also very economical. It fed three adults and a child for two nights with a nice baguette. I liked it so much I made it again as soon as I got home."
Brittany said, "We love this dish! Added the same spices to some chicken and cooked it for my boyfriend. Served with some cilantro lime cauliflower rice and just regular guacamole instead of crema this time. It was even better for lunch the next day!!"
Athina said, “I made this tonight! The BF thought I was insane for putting the potatoes in the crock, but low and behold, they came out great! 3 pots took 3 hours and the big boy took 4. I realized I forgot an ingredient – the tomato sauce, but the show went on and the recipe was still delish. Love the sauce. I am so obsessed with all of the cashew sauce recipes now that I was brave enough to try them – can’t get enough!”
Hannah said, “I loved this meal! I had to stop myself from eating the whole freaking thing so my husband could have some dinner when he got home.”
Kristi said, “These were AMAZING!! I don’t eat a lot of meat and my husband is a big meat eater. He loves trying new veg recipes with me and we made these tonight. We both loved them. He loved them so much he wants to make these instead of real meat every time we make tacos! So good and easy!!”
Cindy said, "Saw the recipe today, picked up cauliflower at the grocery store, and made it for my dinner tonight! Had some extra cooked carrots so tossed those in, too. I would especially encourage serve over black or red rice for a nice color contrast. YUM!"
Adele said, “I made this last night and it was incredible. Definitely going into regular rotation here.”
Kris said, "These were outstanding. They stayed together fairly well which was a plus, although I did bake them an extra 10 min. I used white beans, half pumpkin half sesame seeds (I ran out of pumpkin), and black bean sauce instead of worsch and it was great."
Beth said, "I have lost track of how many times I have made this recipe. It is so delicious. And I am no longer vegan! I am preparing this today for two vegan friends coming over for dinner tonight. This is my go-to lasagna recipe!"
Brenda said, "These are soooo good! Made this past weekend for Memorial Day and again for dinner tonight. Best easy black bean burger recipe ever. Thanks again for sharing it!"
22.) Vegan Meatball Subs
Michelle said, "This recipe is amaaaazing! I mean they all are buuuut I used chia seeds, black beans, cashews, pecans and made Ezekiel bread crumbs because sometimes ya just gotta work with what you have. Served over homemade pasta and vegan spinach pesto… yum!"
Mikayla said, “This recipe is SO delicious! Love how creamy it is while being vegan, going to have to make again soon!”
Jess said, "I made this today for the first time and it was fantastic! What a good balance of flavors – put the veggies over the Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice, so good!"
Kelsy said, "Made this for dinner last night and am currently sitting at my desk eating leftovers for lunch… I think it might actually get even better the next day! So, so good! And to make it even quicker, I used a frozen bag of mixed stir fry veggies. This will definitely become a regular in my rotation!!"
Jana said, "Just made this. It was really REALLY good! Even my carnivore daughter liked it, and says she’s feeling like a 'better human' for having done so."
Liz said, "Best Pinterest vegan recipe I have made thus far!! This may be a weekly meal for me!! Thank you for sharing."
Shane said, “I can honestly say that this recipe was one of the best tasting meals I think I’ve ever had. My daughter’s dairy allergy introduced me to the new world of vegan eating and this is by far the best home cooked meal I have tried to date. I’ll be using Hummusapien’s recipes a lot more in the future, that's for sure. All clean plates after this dinner!”
Ashley said, “I just made this tonight and it was soooooooooo good! So creamy without the heavy cream or cheese with no nutty flavor at all.”
Jessica said, “OMG YUM! I just made this and it is sooo good! For anyone reading this and on the fence about making this, DO IT! the tofu ricotta was amazing!”
Steph said, “Just wanted to drop a quick thank you! My 7yo daughter said “no” to meat about 4 months ago. Needless to say, it’s been an adventure finding nutritious plant-based meals that my VERY picky girl will actually eat. We tried these last night and she LOVED them! The adult folks (seriously anti- ‘fu) were also pleasantly surprised. Thanks so much!”
Jessica said, "Tried this vegetarian chili with a lil modifications for a chili cook-off n guess what I won “2ND PLACE” n em soooo happy. Thank you!"
If you'd like to chow down on more vegetarian dinner ideas, I've got an entire recipe index right here with plenty of vegetarian dinner recipes, salads, side dishes, smoothies, and more. Dig in!