25 Vegetarian Friendly Dishes

Baked macaroniIf you’re a vegetarian (or just enjoy eating meat-free from time to time), it can sometimes feel like you’re getting the short end of the stick when it comes to delicious meal options—but not today! We’ve gathered 25 of our favorite vegetarian friendly recipes (like Emma’s favorite baked macaroni).Breakfast baked potatoesStart your day off right with a twice baked potato.Baked friesCraving a late night snack? Try these brown sugar baked fries.Edamame burgerIf you’re craving a burger, give this spicy edamame burger a whirl.Baked risottoDoesn’t this baked risotto look delicious?Pea soupHow about some pea soup on a chilly fall day?Farro saladTry a farro + kale salad to rock your salad world!Accordion potatoesTry some accordion potatoes with rosemary and garlic as a side dish with dinner tonight.Brussels sprout chipsCraving chips? These brussel sprout chips will hit the spot.Mushroom burgerYum! Portobello mushroom burger!Curried pumpkin soupLet this curried pumpkin soup feed your fall pumpkin craving.Cheese fondueCheese please! Have some Newcastle fondue.Falafel!If you ask me, this falafel is fa-wonderful.Homemade pastaMake your own colorful pasta from scratch!Fried picklesMake your mouth water with these fried pickles + spicy dill pickle mayo.Mini quicheHow cute are these mini-quiches?Mushroom gravyWake up to buttermilk biscuits with mushroom gravy.Mushroom soupKeep the soup train rolling with this mushroom + farro soup.Spicy baked edamameSpicy baked edamame make a great afternoon snack.Pumpkin risottoStill need more pumpkin? This pumpkin risotto is just what you’re looking for.Thai styled green beansThese Thai style green beans have the perfect amount of spice.Vegetarian dumpling soupWarm up your fall months with this Asian style dumpling soup!Sweet potato soupShow sweet potatoes a little love with the Spicy Chipotle Potato Soup.Veggie chiliExplore a few options with the vegetarian chili: 3 ways.Strawberry saladOr keep it light, sweet and fresh with this strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

Do you have any go-to vegetarian recipes? xoxo. Emma + Elsie

  • I’m going to be pinning so many of these to make when my sweet veggie-only sis-in-law comes in town next month!

  • Oh my god!!1 I´m vegan and I´m going to cook most of them!!
    I once tried that mango sauce for dipping and it was delicious! But I haven’t found it here now… I wander where it is.
    Thank you so much, you are the best!!

  • I have recently lost a kidney to cancer. I also have MS. My nephrologist wants me to convert to a Plant Based diet. I’ve never been a big eater but this is so extreme I’m at a loss as to how to get started. I’m not even sure I can do this. No meat, fish, poultry or diary products from such animals!! It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I’m suppose to be 50% converted by December. Help!!

  • Hi all: just a heads-up, New Castle is NOT vegetarian friendly–they use fish enzymes to brew the beer. Sorry.

  • It all looks so delicious! There are some vegetarian recipes on my blog as well (denichant.nl)

  • Cool, I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian meals and really want to try this out 🙂

  • You are such a beautiful food artist. Everything looks amazing! You should try my vegan creamy potato leek soup (http://flytyingmountaingirl.blogspot.com/2013/09/creamy-vegan-potato-leek-soup-crock-pot.html?m=1).

  • These look incredible, especially the recipes involving potatoes and garlic, my absolute favorite ingredients!

    Kristina Carter

  • Thank you so much for sharing! I already marked the baked Macaroni, the twice baked potatoes, the sugar baked fries, the accordoin potatoes and the vegetarian chili on my “to-do” list! I have never thought I would find so much vegetarian recipes on your amazing blog 🙂
    I love ratatouille in lasagne, this is my favourite vegetarian recipe, just up to now.

  • I just made the mushroom gravy (veganised with unsweetened almond butter and Earth Balance spread) with gluten free biscuits and it was AMAZING!. Thank you!

  • Yumm, such great recipes!


  • Thanks so much for the great round-up!
    My latest favorite is mung beans with rice and dried apricots from Mark Bittman’s Everything Vegetarian. Today I want to try this recipe: http://maninas.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/jennas-glorious-coconut-dhal/
    It looks so yum!

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  • i can’t say i know a vegetarian who feels that they’re getting “the short end of the stick” when it comes to the deliciousness of animal-free food. that’s a pretty antiquated idea. as a long-time vegan, the foods i eat and make are so much more flavorful and inventive without the smell and taste of dead animal overwhelming everything.

  • Every recipe in this post is amazing. I have been a vegetarian for longer than I haven’t, and I just *love* the opportunity to try new recipes. And they’re not super long or complicated (which is good because there’s always a toddler running around my kitchen)… Mushroom and farro soup? Yes! Pumpkin risotto? Seconds, please! Brussels sprouts chips? Never heard of them and DEFINITELY going to make them now! Thanks, Emma & Elsie, for sharing another perfect post!

  • I am a long time follower, first time “commenter”. Just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your blog! It’s one of the few web pages I can actually view while living abroad (in China there are ridiculous censors on everything), and checking it was/is part of my morning routine before going to school. It keeps me thinking creatively with limited resources and ingredients in China.
    So thank you for all the fun ideas and great morning read.



  • Wow, perfect time for this post! I just needed good vegetarian recipes for this month! Couple media persons here in Finland challenged people to spend A Meat-Free-October, and I decided spend it too. Perfect warming foods for cold autumn evenings!

  • Now…I’ve been thinking going vegetarian for a long time but there are only a very few good food ideas around in general. This post will help me get started! Thank you so much!


  • This is just what I needed! My husband and I typically eat vegetarian and I felt like our dinner rotation was getting stale. I want to start with the Asian inspired dumpling soup! It looks delicious!

  • Thank you thank you thank you! I’m vegetarian and my husband is totally not. So by the time I’ve made a meaty meal I’m too tired to make anything for myself so I just eat the side dishes. I think even my carnivore will like some of these!

  • I’m so excited to try some of these!!! I’ve been wanting to eat more vegetarian stuff lately. I think this will be just the ticket to help me

  • Every time my husband says he wants to “try and eat less meat this week,” I know it really means that he wants me to make your Falafel recipe. He’s been hooked on it since the first time I made it, and I like being able to take a break from eating meat every night for dinner!

    Can’t wait to try a few more of these recipes!

  • Mmm! These all look so yummy! I’ll definitely have to make at least. . .all of them! 😉

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! As a vegetarian, I LOVE this post!! – Leith

  • These look amazing, definitely going to give them a go:)


  • Yaaaay! A veggie post with things I actually want to eat. Can’t wait to try the falafel and spiced pumpkin soup. Emma.x

  • the breakfast baked potatoes are such a good idea!



  • Yay! Thank you so much for posting a collection of vegetarian recipes. This made me very happy and I cannot wait to try them 🙂

    Big Apple, Little Bites

  • I love converting all recipes to vegan. Thank you for this special post, and recognizing the vegetarian folk. I’ll probably try most of them but convert them to vegan. Hehe. ;0)

  • This is such a great selection of veggie meals! Those mini quiches are awesome, I love the rustic look. Thanks for putting this together 🙂

  • Thanks for this list! What a great roundup of recipes! Those soups look divine!! 🙂


  • Yummy! I can’t wait to try them. The first one I want to try is the Asian Style Dumpling Soup! Thanks for sharing!

  • I am a meat-eater but LOVE vegetarian food!!! I could easily give up meat, but I don’t won’t to limit myself when I travel. This post made me really hungry!

  • I’m not a vegetarian, nor do not live in a vegetarian household, but these look amazing. It gets difficult to cook for a husband who wants meat, meat, meat with everything(!!)… but I like to confuse him with dishes like these every once in a while – my go-to recently has been black bean burgers with pineapple, so good!

    As always, the photos are beautiful, and inspiring! ♥

  • my general go to is these cucumber sandwiches I make:

    but they’re real summery and I have a potluck this weekend so I think I’ll be making your mac n cheese!

  • It should have been “this falafel is fa-lovely”!

    My go to recipe is actually your butternut squash chilli. If anyone hasn’t tried it yet you should. It is SO. GOOD. !!!!

    I also love a good tomato risotto: http://lizsblogofstuff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/roast-tomato-risotto.html


  • Great round-up of old posts. I’m glad they are not all fried. 🙂

  • Non-vegetarian here- Can the curried soup be made with chicken stock rather than veggie stock or water? (I’d make it with veggie,but I have some homemade chickenstock I need to use up post haste.

  • everything looks so good!! I can’t wait to try them all!
    for people who don not eat meat its kinda hard to “surprise” with new dishes every day.
    thanks for the creativity !!

  • Very jummy recipes!
    I share all my vegetarian-friendly dishes on my Dutch healthblog:

  • Mmmmmmm! I made the potatoes with rosemary and it is delicious 🙂 such a good recipe!

  • Personally, I find meat dishes to actually be restrictive! In not eating meat, I feel forced to create really creative, delicious one-pot dishes. Back in my days of eating meat, my plate looked so boring – 1/4 meat, 1/4 carb, 1/2 veggie. Now I get big huge bowls and plates of awesome pastas, salads, quiches, etc.

  • Great! Thank you so much!!

    We just stopped being strict vegans, but decided that we feel too skinny and unbalanced as vegans

    therefore we wanna explore vegetarian options now!

    Love and thanks from Germany,

    Birdy and Bambi

  • I like making veggie wraps, with sauteed mushrooms, avocado, tomato and cheese. I have to do a lot of day time travel for my job and so we can spend time together my boyfriend and I will pack a little picnic to have when I get off (: That’s my favorite one to make!!

  • Am a new follower and have your fantastic app. What gorgeous photos and those dishes look simply mouthwatering. Thanks for the inspiration !


  • i just want to keep scrolling through for food styling inspiration. so many good napkins.

  • I love cooking vegetarian, you guys inspired me to make my own blog and share my recipes.
    I love making burgers from all kinds of beans and veggies. They are light and easy to digest!

    Rosene 🙂

  • Yum! I wouldn’t call myself a vegetarian, but I tend to lean towards preferring vegetarian meals. One of my favorites is making black bean burgers- I puree black beans and chop up a ton of veggies like mushrooms and corn and zucchini and form them into patties. They taste awesome and i have successfully tricked myself into eating lots of veggies. :))) Win/Win.

  • It was so awesome seeing this vegetarian round up of your recipes- both my husband and I are vegetarians and love trying new recipes (especially comfort food!- so that mac ‘n cheese is right up our alley!) Thanks for the dinner inspiration!

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