Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 5 Delish Vegetarian Dishes

This Tuesday marks World Vegetarian Day, so we’re making the most of our favorite meat-free dishes. From garlicky pasta to fresh, cheesy calzones, these flavor-packed dishes will make you forget you’re eating your veggies:

veggie pasta recipe

Photo: How Sweet It Is

Honey Roasted Vegetable + Smoked Gouda Penne

Why We Love It: This easy-to-make dish requires very little cooking skills. If you can chop veggies and boil water, you’re set.

Grocery List: Peppers, sweet potato, broccoli, red onion, mushrooms, garlic, honey, penne, smoked gouda, bread crumbs, tomatoes

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spiced eggplant and chickpea salad

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Spiced Eggplant and Cucumber Salad

We We Love It: Make this dinner more filling by serving with pita bread.

Grocery List: Chickpeas, eggplant, cucumbers, red onion, red pepper, cilantro, honey, rice vinegar, spices

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veggie quesadillas

Photo: Cookie and Kate

Tomato, Olive and Chickpea Quesadillas

Why We Love It: Kick up this dish by pairing it with a creamy, homemade dill-mint yogurt dip.

Grocery List: Tortillas, cheese, chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, red onion

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roasted garlic macaroni and cheese

Photo: Just a Taste

Roasted Garlic Macaroni and Cheese

Why We Love It: Garlic turns this basic pasta dish into a grown-up version of our favorite kids meal.

Grocery List: Butter, bread crumbs, chives, garlic, pasta, flour, whole milk, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, ground mustard powder

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kale mushroom and cheese calzone

Photo: Two Peas and Their Pod

Kale, Mushroom and Ricotta Calzones

Why We Love It: Get out of your pizza rut with the fresh Italian favorite.

Grocery List: Pizza dough, onion, garlic, kale, mushrooms, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, red pepper flakes

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