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50 Easy and Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

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Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint (cows account for about 16% of global greenhouse gas emissions), feel its unethical or inhumane to consume animals, have religious reasons, or just want to eat healthier, more and more of us are regularly incorporating vegetarian recipes into our diet. The good news is that we’ve moved way beyond tofu–think luscious lentil stew, crispy falafel, creamy pasta primavera, and hearty veggie burgers–so you’ll never run out of quick vegetarian ideas. Here are 50 of our favorite vegetarian dinner recipes.

PIZZA & PASTA

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Spicy Udon Noodles with Wilted Watercress 
Fresh Tomato and Garlic Pizza
Spring Risotto with Ramps, Asparagus, and Morels
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Butter Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts
Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Grilled Eggplant Noodle Bowl
Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza with Figs, Beets, and Wilted Greens
Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts, Gorgonzola, and Brown-Butter Pecans

SALADS

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Quinoa, Cucumber, and Radish Salad with Miso Vinaigrette
Wilted Arugula Salad with Crisp Potatoes, Feta & Warm Black Olive Vinaigrette
Quinoa Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Gouda
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Sherry Dressing
Wild Mushroom Salad with Fried Eggs
Niçoise-Style Salad with Soft-Cooked Egg
Roasted Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Squash Salad with Cheddar
Roasted Curried Cauliflower Salad with Orange and Tarragon

SOUPS & STEWS

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Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Stew Topped with Puff Pastry
Indian Vegetable Curry
Summer Greens and Rice Soup
Spicy Red Lentil Dal with Winter Vegetables
Curried Chickpea and Summer Vegetable Stew
Eggplant Ragoût with Tomatoes, Peppers & Chickpeas
Thai Tofu, Swiss Chard, and Sweet Potato Curry
Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup
Whole-Grain Pasta e Fagioli with Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto

CASSEROLES

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Zucchini & Summer Squash Gratin with Parmesan & Fresh Thyme
Baked Penne with Cauliflower and Cheese
Farmhouse Ragoût with Pesto
Slow-Cooked Spinach Strata with Gruyère and Garlic
Butternut Squash Lasagne with Goat Cheese, Sage, and Breadcrumbs
Summer Vegetable Strata

BURGERS

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Garlicky White Bean Burgers
Spicy Thai Tofu Burgers
Umami Bomb Mushroom Burgers
Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers
Quinoa and White Bean Burgers
Roasted Portabella & Garlic Burger

RICE & MORE

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Korean Soy and Red Chili Fried Rice
Twice-Baked Potatoes with Mushrooms and Herbs
Fresh Mozzarella and Spinach Pesto Melts
Breaded Eggplant Cutlets
Simple and Delicious Enchiladas
Crispy Tofu with Sesame Asparagus and Dipping Sauce
Spinach, Goat Cheese & Chive Quiche
Chickpea-Zucchini Pancakes with Yogurt, Za’atar, and Sea Salt
Tostadas with Mashed Black Beans
Zucchini Tart with Lemon Thyme and Goat Cheese

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