Discover the top 10 vegetarian recipes which users have on high rotation. Whether you're after dinner inspiration or looking to reduce your meat intake, these veg-focused meals will leave you feeling inspired to cook something new, from burnt aubergine chilli and butternut squash risotto to creamy courgette lasagne.


We delved into our website stats to discover a hit-list of 10 vegetarian recipes for you to recreate. Each has been visited thousands of times and rated highly by the community. Which one will you make? Don’t forget to register for a My Good Food account so you can save the recipes for a later date – you can organise them into your own collections for easy access.

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10. Hearty pasta soup

Bowl of vegetable soup with tortelloni inside

With an average rating of five stars, in 10th place is our easiest-ever recipe for pasta soup. Topped with cheese and served with slices of garlic bread, it's an easy way to elevate a pack of tortellini, and we think it makes perfect veggie comfort food. What's more, it's packed with budget-friendly veg, full of fibre and low in fat.

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9. Mushroom risotto

A woman holding a plate of mushroom risotto with a spoon in it

This mushroom-based risotto from skills & shows editor Barney Desmazery is an old favourite, and many Good Food users' go-to risotto recipe. It's praised in the comment section as 'delicious and super easy to put together'. It's also a failsafe recipe to follow if you're new to making risotto, and with almost 400 star ratings, it's one of our most popular risotto recipes here at Good Food.
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8. Spanakopita

Crispy greek filo pie with a slice cut out

Our version of spanakopita – a Greek spinach and feta filo pie – is a winner when it comes to entertaining. This simple recipe uses just five readily available ingredients, including eggs, feta and spinach, so it's an accessible recipe for any home cook looking to impress. Our audience praise it for how easy it is to put it together, with some serving it at a dinner party with a greek salad.

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7. Butternut squash & sage risotto

Pasta bowl of butternut squash risotto and sage risotto

In at number seven is our most popular risotto recipe on the site, our butternut squash and sage risotto. Giving a basic risotto recipe an autumnal twist, it's a satisfying veggie supper which offers creamy, earthy flavours. In the comments, users say it's a 'firm family favourite' and 'absolutely delicious'. With an average of five stars and 530+ ratings, this is a risotto recipe you can rely on and keep on rotation.

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6. Creamy courgette lasagne

Courgette lasagne with a chunk missing

This quick, creamy courgette and ricotta lasagne is our most popular lasagne to date, beating its meat-based version by a wide margin with almost 700 star ratings and 500 comments. It uses a short list of cheap, accessible ingredients, plus it's ready in just 30 minutes, making it a great dish for serving last-minute to impress vegetarian friends. It can be easily halved or doubled, making it adaptable to different households too.

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5. Burnt aubergine veggie chilli

Pot of aubergine chilli next to a large bowl of rice and a made up plate. A hand dips a nacho into the chilli pot

This warming aubergine chilli is a year-round favourite for Good Food users, with almost 700 ratings and a five-star average. It's our second-most-popular chilli recipe on the website, only beaten by our classic chilli con carne. This levelled-up, meat-free version boasts smoky flavours achieved through charring the aubergine on a gas hob. It's also low-fat and counts as four of your five-a-day. Once you make this for the family or for batch-cooking, you'll want to return to it again and again.

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4. Butternut squash soup

butternut squash soup

In fourth place is our creamy butternut squash soup, where roasted squash is blended with crème fraîche
for a silky-smooth finish, and a hint of chilli for a warming kick. User comments have praised it as a reliable and versatile soup, as well as being 'rich, warming and extremely tasty'.

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3. Veggie shepherd's pie with sweet potato mash

Sweet potato shepherds pie

With 700+ ratings and an average of 5 stars, this vegetarian version of shepherd's pie is our most popular meat-free pie recipe on the website. With a base of carrots and lentils, topped with creamy sweet potato mash and grated cheddar, it's a comforting family favourite which will convert even the staunchest of meat-eaters, with users praising it as 'so delicious and hearty' as well as 'great winter food'.

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2. Spicy root & lentil casserole

Spicy root & lentil casserole in a silver pot

A few basic ingredients are all you need to make this flavourful, filling veggie supper, rated almost 1,000 times by users. The potatoes in this casserole take on the spicy flavours beautifully, with users saying the end result is 'absolutely delicious', even more so the following day. It's also a great budget-friendly dish, making use of storecupboard ingredients including lentils and stock.

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1. Spiced carrot lentil soup

spiced carrot and lentil soup on a tray

Our most popular vegetarian recipe is our spiced carrot & lentil soup, with over 1,300 ratings and a five-star average. This deliciously spicy blend is loaded with health benefits, packed full of iron and low in fat to boot. It's also a speedy soup to put together – ready in under an hour – however it can also be made in a slow cooker. Users praise how warming, quick and easy is it to make, with a short ingredient list, while offering 'minimum effort but maximum taste'.


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