By Caitlin Wolper
Whether your Meatless Monday is restricted to only one day a week, or you’re full-time living that vegetarian/vegan life, sometimes it can get hard to think up new recipes. These awesome picks are sure to keep your Mondays Meatless for many months more.
1. Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta
Sometimes, you just don’t need to even think of meat to make a meal. Find out how to make this here.
2. Homemade Veggie Chorizo
Yup, it’s “chorizo” but it’s not real meat, and it’s not tofu (hint: there’s some sweet potato in there). Check out the recipe here.
3. Apple Chickpea Hash
Can I say “YUM” any louder? No? See how to make it here.
4. Black Bean and Corn Chili
You don’t need meat to make chili awesome. Find the recipe here.
5. Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad
Lentils are pretty filling and so are potatoes, so I wouldn’t worry about going hungry. Check the recipe here.
6. Warm Quinoa Salad with Cumin Lime Vinaigrette
Quinoa is everything. Find out how to make it here.
7. Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme
Butternut squash is amazing. Just saying. Try out this recipe here.
8. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Pasta
Can’t get enough of those pasta dishes. Figure out how to make this flavorful one here.
9. Ricotta Crostinis with Figs and Honey
Doesn’t this seem like an elegant dinner you’d get at a restaurant? You can make it for yourself here.
10. Black Bean Burritos
Meatless Monday? Taco Tuesday? What’s the difference? Try out this day-combining recipe.
11. Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
Sometimes, you just want soup. Whenever the craving strikes, you can look at this recipe.
12. Creamy Mushroom Rotini
Another day, another pasta dish. Try this out if you feel like you need something creamy. Find the recipe here.
13. Wild Rice and Veggie Stuffed Pepper
Something about stuffed peppers just screams awesome. Learn how to make ’em here.
14. Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos
Now that’s both spicy and sweet. Check out the recipe here.
15. Crispy Quinoa Black Bean Burger
Why haven’t you made this yet? Yeah, you have no good reason. Stop procrastinating and look up how to make it here.
16. Veggie Casserole
Nothing heartier and healthier than a casserole made of veggies. Learn the recipe here.
The vegans should stay away from this one (or use substitutes). Add some veggies to make it go from Pizza-nini to Veggie Supreme. Full recipe with photos here.
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 7-10 minutes
Total Time: 20-25 minutes
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 2 tablespoons pizza or marinara sauce
- A handful of shredded parmesan cheese
- A handful of shredded 4-cheese mix (I wasn’t kidding about literally taking your life into your hands)
- Optional: A blend of green peppers, mushrooms, onions and spinach to make a Veggie Supreme. Feel free to add toppings as desired. Go big or go home.
- Sauté or grill your vegetables for 5 minutes. #SpoonTip: You can use your panini maker to grill, if you’re feeling inventive.
- Preheat your panini maker to medium heat.
- Evenly spread pizza sauce on one slice of bread. It’ll get messy, but you could also put sauce on BOTH slices of bread (omg!).
- Sprinkle your shredded cheese on the saucy slice of bread (sickest band name ever?).
- Layer your chosen toppings/vegetables on that same slice of bread.
- Assemble your sandwich and pop it in the panini maker for 7-10 minutes. This one takes a bit longer to cook, so you’ll have to be a bit patient, but it’s sooo worth the wait.
- Satisfy your pizza cravings, and revel in the fact that you didn’t need no delivery man to satisfy them for you.
Photos by Megan Prendergast, Judy Holtz, Maggie Gorman, Kendra Valkema, Kelda Baljon, Amanda Gajdosik, Julia Maguire, Santina Renzi, Sarah Silbiger, Devon Carlson, Ali Toes, Sally Zhang, Rachel & Sarah Cali and Tarika Narain.
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