10 Vegetarian Dinners Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

You’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!
02/18/2017 08:02 am ET Updated Feb 18, 2017

Whether you’re a vegetarian or just trying to incorporate some meatless meals into your diet, you’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!

This hearty vegetable stir-fry will conquer your Chinese cravings. Best part: it’s way healthier than take-out. GET THE RECIPE

Spaghetti squash is a low-carb, low-cal alternative to pasta; when cooked, it transforms into golden, spaghetti-like strands. Here, it’s tossed with marinara sauce, sprinkled with crispy breadcrumbs and cheese, and then baked until golden brown. GET THE RECIPE

This rich and creamy quiche is made with heavy cream and Gruyère. There’s also a good bit of spinach, which balances out all that richness and — dare I say — makes it just a little bit good for you. GET THE RECIPE

Quinoa looks like couscous and eats like a grain but it’s actually the tiny seed of a plant related to leafy greens like spinach and Swiss chard. Here it’s cooked with carrots, shiitake mushrooms, and pecans to make an earthy and hearty dish. GET THE RECIPE

A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main course. Serve it with a green salad and garlic bread for sopping up the broth, and dinner is done! GET THE RECIPE

A popular vegetarian dish eaten throughout the Middle East, falafel are deep-fried balls or patties made from ground chickpeas or fava beans. They’re traditionally stuffed in a pita and served with with hummus, tahini sauce, and tzatziki sauce. GET THE RECIPE

Sun-dried tomato pesto gives these grilled cheese sandwiches a gourmet twist. My son calls them “pizza paninis” since they taste like hot, crispy pizza sandwiches. GET THE RECIPE

Pesto and tomatoes make a perfect pair, especially as a pizza topping. GET THE RECIPE

The whole family will love this quick and easy riff on spinach and ricotta cannelloni. Penne pasta is tossed in a creamy spinach, basil and ricotta sauce, topped with cheese, and then baked until gold brown. GET THE RECIPE

Sauté grated cauliflower “rice” with aromatics, vegetables, soy sauce, and eggs and you’ll have a dish that tastes just like Chinese-style fried rice. GET THE RECIPE

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