So you’ve committed to a meatless Monday menu as your New Year’s resolution, but you aren’t sure what to make. Don’t fret, we have composed a list of 27 vibrant and healthy recipes to help you stick to your meatless Monday resolution.
With these recipes feel free to keep munching on family favorites like pizza, tacos, and even a veggie mac and cheese recipe straight from the White House, or liven up the mundane Monday rotation with a selection of Asian-inspired veggie-ful dishes.
There’s no way you’ll miss the meat with these 27 mouthwatering and nourishing dishes.
1. Oregon Yumm! Bowls
This recipe originated at Café Yumm in Eugene, Oregon, and in my opinion it’s the sauce that makes this dish a rock star.
Pile your bowl high with whatever vegetables you desire, but you must top it with lemon-y, garlic-y, curry powder-infused Yumm sauce.
2. Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Rich and hearty, this cream-based lasagna recipe will quickly become a favorite of your household.
With meaty mushrooms and nutrient-dense spinach, this dish will please your palette and keep you feeling healthy.
3. Roasted Vegetable Jalfrezi
This spicy, garam masala-infused Indian recipe will help you fill up with vibrant veggies after a long Monday.
Feel free to clean out your fridge, because just about any vegetable goes well in this exotic dish.
4. Citrus Salad with Fennel Vinaigrette
Combining the bright flavors of fennel, various types of citrus, and sesame seed clusters, this recipe will keep your weekly dinner rotation exhilarating and delectable.
5. Vegan Stir-Fried Garlic Tofu and Eggplant
This vegan stir fry recipe can be served over the rice of your choice, just be sure to make enough for leftovers, because this dish packs up nicely in a lunchbox.
6. Veggie Black Bean Enchiladas
These enchiladas deliver delicious flavors of smoky cumin, spicy cinnamon, and fresh cilantro.
The filling is loaded with veggies and hearty black beans, then wrapped with wheat tortillas, and smothered in a homemade enchilada sauce.
7. Sunday Frittata
Make this breakfast dish for dinner, and fill-up the whole family with farm fresh eggs and vitamin-packed veggies, because breakfast is good any time of the day.
8. Lazy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This recipe should be in your arsenal of go-to’s when Mondays get a little too hectic.
Starting with a can of lentil soup and leftover mashed potatoes, this recipe ends with one almost effortless, super scrumptious dinner.
9. Pan-Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli
If you love ordering sesame chicken off the Chinese take-out menu, this vegetarian dish is for you.
Sticky-sweet sesame sauce coats pan-fried tofu and fresh broccoli for a dinner that will satisfy the sesame seed-lover in your life.
10. Vegetarian French Dip Sandwiches
Let the umami flavors of portobello mushrooms replace the usual carnivorous fare in this rich, low-cost recipe.
11. Potato, Artichoke, and Goat Cheese Gratin
This stick-to-your-ribs potato recipe will make you feel cozy with its heavy cream, goat cheese, and parmesan cheese-infused sauce.
12. Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry with Tofu
This spice-infused, Thai-style curry will wake up the typical Monday night rotation with a powerful punch of cayenne and creamy coconut milk.
13. Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
This is the recipe that my best friend swears by for the best vegetarian burgers.
This easy recipe is packed full of filling black beans and colorful bell peppers, and will be a hit when seared on the grill.
14. My Favorite Vegan Pizza
This recipe starts with a store-bought pizza dough, it’s topped with a homemade marinara sauce, and then it’s doused with sautéed veggies—your family will never want delivery again.
15. Easy Vegetarian Ramen with Rich, Savory Broth
Dried shiitake mushrooms, tamari, and white miso give this broth a rich umami flavor.
Nestle in some ramen noodles and fresh spinach, and this recipe is sure to relax the whole family after a busy Monday.
16. Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini-Maple Dressing
This nutrient-packed salad combines the savory flavors of tahini, the crunch of almonds, and a touch of sweet maple syrup to make a hearty salad that will lighten up Monday night dinner.
17. Homemade Gnocchi and Broccoli Pesto
Don’t be discouraged, this gnocchi recipe couldn’t be simpler, and after you toss the gnocchi in the broccoli, walnut, and parmesan pesto, it couldn’t be more delicious.
18. The Best Vegan Enchiladas
These enchiladas get their reputation for being the best from their rich chipotle-adobo sauce.
They, then, get stuffed with a poblano-black bean filling and topped with avocados and thinly sliced radishes, for a delicious dish the whole family will love.
19. The Obama Family’s Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
The Presidential family puts a healthy spin on the typical béchamel-based mac and cheese with a cauliflower purée that acts as a creamy binder in this lighten-up recipe.
20. Vegan Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
This pasta recipe starts with a rich tomato sauce composed of brine-y olives and capers, and is simmered with robust garlic and red pepper flakes.
This Meatless Monday dish will likely make a regular appearance on your dinner table.
21. Quinoa Veggie “Fried Rice”
Replace rice with protein-packed quinoa in this veggie-ful stir-fry recipe, and watch as the whole family cleans their plates and kindly asks for seconds.
22. Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
You won’t miss the meat when you dig into this rich and hearty veggie soup.
This recipe is filled with a plethora of fresh vegetables and herbs that melt together with fire roasted tomatoes and fresh garlic.
23. Vegetarian Shipwreck Casserole
Made of mostly store bought items then laced with fresh onion, potatoes, and olive oil, this recipe was made for those manic Mondays when you’re almost too busy to cook.
24. Chopped Kale Salad and Creamy Almond Ginger Dressing
This gluten-free, vegan-friendly, fresh chopped salad combines protein-packed chickpeas, vitamin-rich kale, meaty portobellos, and creamy avocados, to make one of the tastiest ways to fill up on veggies.
25. Zucchini, Scallion, and Parmesan Pizza
Store-bought whole wheat pizza dough is slathered in olive oil, delicious zucchini, and shavings of rich parmesan for a healthy pizza recipe that is sure to please those pizza cravings.
26. Italian-Style Potato and Escarole Soup
Escarole and potatoes team up to make this hearty soup that is sure to keep the whole family well-fed and feelin’ cozy after a long Monday.
27. Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream
These vibrant tacos get their flavor from a vegetable medley of zucchini, red onion, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, and red peppers.
Top these hand-held delights with an avocado cream sauce and goat cheese to make this Monday night dinner a surefire winner.