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    The 45 BEST Meatless Monday Recipes

    If you need some interesting new dinner ideas for Meatless Monday, you’ve come to the right place!

    This great collection of easy Meatless Monday Recipes has plenty of great meals the whole family will enjoy.

    Here you’ll find lots of meatless dishes like pasta, soup, flatbread, curry, stir fry, and so much more. The variety if fantastic!

    Cook your way through all 45 of these amazing Meatless Monday Recipes. There are nearly enough to last the whole year!

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    Meatless Monday Recipes:

    1. Pasta alla Norma

    Pasta alla Norma is a light and flavorful Sicilian pasta dish. It has plenty of veggie power from tomatoes and eggplants.

    This is one of our favorite Meatless Monday recipes!

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    2. Spicy Noodles

    These spicy garlic noodles are perfect for lazy days, as they happen in under 15 minutes, and can be customizable in so many ways.

    When you crave Asian flavors, give them a try!

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    3. Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)

    Fasolakia Lathera is a vibrant Greek dish where green beans and potatoes simmer in a tomato sauce spiked with plenty of EVOO. Great as a side dish or meatless main.

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    4. Meatless Black Bean Chili

    Quick, easy and tasty. That’s how I would sum up this vegetarian black bean chili. Start to finish in 30 minutes.

    Whip it up on a weeknight and make a big batch, you’ll want leftovers tomorrow!

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    5. Gigi Hadid Pasta (Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka)

    What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? Simple… Pasta made by Gigi Hadid, which broke the internet when it went viral on instagram and tiktok.

    If you look closely, it’s the same delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka, with a slight makeover – it gets pleasantly spiked with heat from red chili flakes.

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    6. Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup

    What is Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup? A combination of two of your favorite comfort foods that go so well together: grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup!

    This one is sure to please all ages.

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    7. Easy Authentic Falafel Recipe

    Here a the BIG shout out to the most iconic food out of the Middle East… The small little fried morsels many countries claim as their own, Falafel. 

    It’s a trending popular dish with vegans and vegetarians. You would be surprised how easy it is to make this fried treat in your kitchen.

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    8. Cannellini Beans 

    This Cannellini Beans recipe is the best ever! Creamy, buttery beans are enhanced with plenty of fresh herbs, garlic, parmesan, cherry tomatoes, and a good dousing of good ol’ EVOO.

    Paired with rice, pasta or bread, they’re one of our go to Meatless Monday dinners.

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    9. Ratatouille

    This easy Ratatouille recipe stars a variety of fresh summer veggies. It’s a classic French stew that’s perfect for a meatless dinner, or as a side dish.

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    10. Pesto Pasta (Meatless Pasta Idea)

    Pesto Pasta is a light and fresh Italian dish, that’s almost too easy.

    Get your hands on the biggest bunch of some fresh basil. Whip up a quick Pesto Sauce and swirl it with the pasta of your choice. That’s it.

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    11. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

    Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the light and tasty dish you need in the summer. A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.

    It’s so good!

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    12. Eggplant Parmesan

    Do you like Italian food? Do you like comfort food? This Eggplant Parmesan is the perfect combination of both!

    No one is going to miss the meat with this great dish!

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    13. Fasolada

    Fasolada is the ultimate Greek bean soup. This white bean soup is notable for a very generous drizzling of olive oil. Yum!

    This is one of our favorite Meatless Monday recipes!

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    14. Mediterranean Pasta

    This Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s super quick, like 20 minutes quick, and has great flavors the whole family will love.

    We bet you’ll be coming back to this one!

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    15. Palak Paneer (Saag Paneer)

    Palak Paneer, aka Saag Paneer. One of the most famous Vegetarian North Indian curries all over the world.

    Learn how to make restaurant style spinach and cottage cheese curry right in your kitchen. It’s so much easier than you would think. 

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    16. Meatless Mushroom Stroganoff

    This mushroom stroganoff is a great meatless twist on the original dish. It’s creamy and delicious and makes great comfort food.

    With just a handful of basic ingredients, you can have this meatless dinner on the table in under half an hour. Great weeknight dinner option!

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    17. Moroccan Lentil Soup

    Give your regular lentils an exotic makeover with this delectable soup. The warm and flavorful combination of Moroccan spices will forever change your idea of a bowl of lentils.

    All you need to do is invite a few spices into your life.

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    18. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    The Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe is like next-level comfort food at its best!

    It’s so creamy, velvety, and packed full of flavors and textures. Enjoy this veggie-packed delicious soup, which gets ready in just 30 minutes.

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    19. Mediterranean Flatbread

    Mediterranean flavors always shine any time of the year, especially on pizzas and flatbreads.

    This Mediterranean flatbread mixes things up and uses kalamata olives, artichokes, and more! YUMMM.

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    20. Vegetable Korma

    This is a creamy cashew based curry with a medley of veggies that would pair perfectly with rice or your favorite naan bread.

    Try one of the most popular comfort foods out of India, and you will be amazed with all the subtle flavors.

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    21. Moroccan Couscous

    Give regular couscous a colorful makeover by adding a bunch of veggies and earthy spices.

    Brimming with flavors and textures, you will absolutely love this Moroccan Couscous, which can be made in under 20 minutes.

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    22. Balela Salad

    Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.

    Chickpeas, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, parsley, mint… what’s not to like!!

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    23. Sicilian Pasta

    This Sicilian Pasta is a 20 minute meal bursting with flavor from olives, capers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and great flavor enhancers.

    It’s a light meal, perfect for meatless nights, and comes together super fast.

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    24. Fettuccine Alfredo

    This Fettuccine Alfredo is the BEST, hands down! It’s pure creamy Italian bliss that you won’t be able to get enough of.

    Forget the jarred stuff, this homemade alfredo is super quick and easy to make with basic ingredients. And it tastes even better than any restaurant.

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    25. Shakshuka

    Shakshuka is a delicious Middle Eastern recipe featuring eggs simmered in an amazingly flavorful tomato sauce.

    Pair it up with some crusty bread and you have one great Meatless Monday idea.

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    26. Cauliflower Peas Masala

    Get ready to whip up one of the most popular vegetable entrées from your favorite Indian restaurant!!

    This Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is a classic example of homestyle Indian vegetables. Simple, tasty and healthy.

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    27. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    This Rainbow Pasta Salad is quick, easy, and very colorful. It’s a great make-ahead dish for your Meatless Mondays.

    Make a big batch, it’s great as leftovers!

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    28. Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

    Egg Bhurji is the Indian style of scrambled eggs. The eggs cook in a savory masala with subtle hints of Indian spices.

    Believe me when I say, you will be scrambling your eggs this way often.

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    29. Israeli Couscous Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

    This gorgeous Israeli Couscous Salad is light and fresh, yet at the same time oh so satisfying.

    Pearled couscous are tossed with tons of veggies, feta cheese, Kalamata olives and a refreshing dressing. YUM!

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    30. Aloo Palak

    This mild Indian sauté, aloo palak, is a great vegetarian or vegan dinner option. It whips up in about half an hour.

    If you love curries, give this quick dinner a try!

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    31. Paneer Jalfrezi

    Paneer Jalfrezi is a quick and easy stir fry featuring cottage cheese, veggies like bell peppers, and great Indian spices.

    It’s a simple meatless dinner for busy weeknights.

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    32. Green Rice Casserole (Meatless Casserole Recipe)

    Creamy, cheesy goodness with plenty of veggie power from spinach and peppers. That’s our Green Rice Casserole.

    Try this super duper easy dish, you are going to love these vintage American flavors.

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    33. Dal Tadka

    Dal, a staple in every Indian household. It’s a simple yellow lentil curry, but is eaten almost daily in many Indian households.

    Along with some basmati rice, it’s one of our favorite Meatless Monday recipes.

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    34. Pesto Eggs

    Pesto eggs have been taking the internet by storm, so we decided to give them a try. Why not? We love pesto and we love eggs!

    This is a simple, but incredibly tasty, breakfast that whips up in no time, if you already have some pesto handy.

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    35. TikTok Ramen

    Whether or not you’re a fan of TikTok, this recipe became popular on the app for a reason.

    This savory ramen is made up of brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and an egg that gets cooked into the noodles to help bake in that tasty flavor.

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    36. Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (Meatless Dinner Idea)

    Your meatless night never looked so fancy and tasty! These Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are what my dream looks like when I steer away from protein some days.

    These big ol’ mushrooms are tender, fleshy goodness stuffed to the brim with everyone’s classic favorite… Caprese!!

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    37. Italian Ribollita

    Ribollita is one of the classic Italian soups. This stew-y thick, rich Italian soup includes white beans, some seasonal fall and winter vegetables, and is layered with slices of day old bread.

    It’s all finished with copious amount of extra virgin olive oil. Big time YUM!

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    38. Tex-Mex Migas

    Kickstart your day with Migas!! This quick scrambled egg recipe with roots in the Mexican breakfast scene gets a Tex-Mex twist, turning into a great morning treat. 

    Crispy fried tortilla strips get tossed with fluffy scrambled eggs, then all get vibrant toppings of fresh Pico de Gallo, avocado and shredded cheese.

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    39. Hibachi Fried Rice

    If you’re a rice lover like me, this easy Hibachi Fried Rice recipe is a must! It’s so quick to make, and the taste is just too good.

    Made famous by Japanese steakhouses like Benihana, it’s the perfect side dish for any of your favorite stir fry dishes.

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    40. Ultimate Meatless Pizza

    If you’re vegetarian, or if you just want something lighter, we’ve got you covered!

    This ultimate veggie pizza is bursting with flavor, and it has cherry tomatoes, artichokes, bell peppers, olives, red onions, and baby spinach.

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    41. Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi

    This Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi is the perfect recipes for when you want something saucy and comforting.

    It’s a great meatless dinner idea that you’re sure to come back to.

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    42. Mushroom Ravioli with Spinach

    Mushroom Ravioli and Spinach is a super easy recipe the whole family will love.

    Tender ravioli are tossed with sautéed spinach, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes for a hearty and fulfilling meatless night option.

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    43. Meatless Minestrone Soup

    Here’s a great Italian recipe for meatless nights. Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with tomatoey broth and pasta or rice along with any veggies and beans you can lay your hands on.

    This is one of our favorite vegetarian Italian recipes.

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    44. Meatless Vegetable Stir Fry

    Looking for an Asian stir fry on meatless nights? This vegetable stir fry is just for you!

    This recipe uses mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, baby corn, red and yellow peppers, but you can practically throw in any veggies on hand. It’s just so versatile!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    45. Vegetable Biryani

    Do you want to put good use to your vegetables? Then make this flavorful and aromatic Vegetable Biryani, and make everyone happy.

    This recipe is all about veggies, exotic spices, cashews, and fresh herbs, which makes the best restaurant-worthy dish at home. So what are you waiting for?

    Get the Recipe @ cookwithmanali

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    The 45 BEST Meatless Monday Recipes

    This great collection of easy Meatless Monday Recipes has plenty of great dinner ideas the whole family will enjoy. We love this simple pasta:


    • 8oz pasta
    • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1/4-1/2 tsp red chili flakes
    • 10oz cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 3/4 cup kalamata olives, halved
    • 8oz marinated quartered artichoke hearts
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • Feta cheese, crumbled, for garnish
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


      1. In a large pot, boil pasta according to directions on package. Drain.
      2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
      3. Add garlic and red chili flakes. Stir and cook for one to two minutes.
      4. Add cherry tomatoes and cook one to two minutes.
      5. Stir in pasta, oregano, parsley, olives and artichoke hearts.
      6. Garnish with feta cheese and serve.


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