Vegetarian dishes are a welcome break from your usual meaty foods, and while they may have a reputation as being "rabbit food," we're here to assure you that vegetarian foods can be incredibly rich and satisfying. How, you ask? Well, it's all down to the dairy.
Rustle up a delectable vegetarian meal in 30 minutes or less with these extra cheesy, creamy and buttery dishes!
20 Beetroot Leaf, Yogurt, and Feta Flatbreads
This yummy yogurt flatbread recipe with an unusual filling of feta cheese and beetroot leaves are perfect for a quick picnic snack. This recipe is rustic, full of flavor and simply delicious.
19 Baked Asparagus with Butter Sauce
This is a quick and simple vegetarian recipe you must try at home. Bake the asparagus until they are tender, and dress with soy sauce, butter and balsamic vinegar. It's perfect on its own, or as a side to any meaty meals!
18 Blueberry Basil Grilled Cheese
This sandwich gets its amazing flavor from cheese and blueberries – but the basil, caramelized onions, and balsamic vinegar keep it from being too sour. Ugh, too delicious!
17 Dried Cranberry and Feta Couscous Salad
This salad looks so tempting – you just want to dig in. The feta cheese adds a nice aroma and the cranberries give it a sweet and tangy taste.
16 Chickpea and Greek Salad Sandwich
This smashed chickpea sandwich has the flavors of a Greek Salad, but in sandwich form. You are going to love the textures and flavors of this sandwich – not to mention it's packed with protein to keep you full.
15 Easy Vegetable Parmesan Risotto
This simple and quick vegetable Risotto recipe is a delectable meal, perfect for dinner date or special occasions. It is made with delicious parmesan cheese and dressed with greens.
14 Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
You’ll forget about the juicy spiced steak when you have these sizzling potatoes. These crisp delicate potatoes are drenched with parmesan cheese, melted butter, and seasoned with aromatic herbs. Add this recipe to your weekly menu.
13 Honey Butter Roasted Carrots
These yummy roasted carrots are smothered in butter, honey, and garlic. Not only are they delicious, they only take 10 minutes to make! Try this roasted carrot recipe for the little ones and adults alike.
12 Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan Dip
Even you don’t like cauliflower; you are going to fall in love with this version! Healthy and mouthwatering, this roasted vegetable dish will no doubt become one of your weakly favorites!
11 Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta
This veggie delight requires very few ingredients, and can be ready in minutes. This recipe uses just a dash of Parmesan and cream cheese to make the tomato sauce creamy and thick.
10 Spaghetti Squash Parmesan Patties
These Spaghetti Squash patties are simply to die for! You can eat them with hot sauce, or any other dipping sauce you prefer. Green onions, fresh garlic, spaghetti squash strands, Parmesan cheese, and pepper give them the perfect texture.
9 Vegetable Ricotta Pie
A simple vegetable pie served with a side salad. It’s tasty, healthy and goes well with a glass of chardonnay. This pie only takes minutes to prepare and is always a big hit – even with the picky eaters.
8 Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme
Parsnip Gratin with garlic, fresh nutmeg, gruyere, thyme, a perfect vegetarian dish, ideal for holidays! This one is saucy and cheesy enough to earn a spot in your menu!
7 Grilled Vegetable and Mozarella Quesadillas
This recipe is made using fresh ingredients like pesto and fresh mozzarella cheese. These quesadillas are great for an easy and hearty lunch or dinner.
6 Creamed Kale
Get your taste buds ready for the wonderful rich flavor of this recipe. If you’re looking for an incredibly quick recipe, look no further, creamy Kale recipe takes just minutes to make!
5 Homemade Tater Tots
Tater tots are just yam! This veggie appetizer is a big hit with everyone. It will make you believe that baking is always better than frying.
4 Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Fontina Cheese
Another of the quickest recipes on this list, this is the one you should try. Don’t worry about peeling and cooking chestnuts unless you have loads of time; the jarred ones will do the trick once you smeared them in cheese.
3 Roasted Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese
This recipe is loaded with delicious vegetables, and the creamy sauce is easy to prepare, and has the most delicious aroma.
2 Sweet Potato Alfredo
This sweet potato recipe is a great twist to the traditional take on pasta. If you are unsure about what 'brown butter' really is, it is nothing but your ordinary butter that has been made brown by heating in a skillet to give it a nutty flavor.
1 Cheesy BBQ Loaded Potatoes
These cheesy potatoes look adorable, and you are going to love the BBQ crumbles made without the meat. While it does technically take longer than half an hour, prep time is only 15 mins. Just throw the potatoes in the oven and forget about it until it's done! Get the full recipe here.