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Vegetarian comfort food recipes

40 Recipes

Snuggle up with one of our indulgent, warming meat-free dishes, from soup, lasagne and stew, to deluxe one-pots and lots and lots of cheese.

One-pot paneer curry pie

4.5

(2 ratings)

What's more comforting than a curry in pie form? This one-pot paneer pie is filled with a makhani-style filling and topped with a crisp puff pastry lid...
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Beer mac 'n' cheese

3.694445

(36 ratings)

A staple of Manhattan's East Village, Emma Freud's cheddar and pale ale pasta dish is the ultimate comfort food...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Italian veggie cottage pie

4.88889

(27 ratings)

An Italian twist on an English classic, with sundried tomato, spinach and aubergine, this veggie pie makes a super budget supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Next level ratatouille

5

(1 rating)

Seasonal vegetables are all slow-cooked together in a dish that truly celebrates summer. Serve with bread, or for a more substantial meal, as a side with barbecued or roasted meat or fish
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Triple cheese & aubergine lasagne

5

(7 ratings)

Fill sheets of pasta with tomato, aubergine and ricotta for a delicious vegetarian main - perfect for feeding a crowd
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Melty cheese & potato pie

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Drawing from the apres-ski classic tartiflette, this indulgent pie transforms into a cheesy fondue with creamy sliced potatoes and crisp puff pastry
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Smoky spiced veggie rice

5

(1 rating)

Try this vegan take on a jambalaya, full of fiery and smoky flavours and bursting with vegetables. It's healthy, low in fat and calories, yet big on flavour...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut squash & sage macaroni cheese

4.75

(12 ratings)

There's little more comforting than a homemade macaroni cheese. This version includes 1 of your 5-a-day, as well as a hint of sage...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced aubergine bake

4.61905

(21 ratings)

This is vegan comfort food at its best - layer up slices of aubergine with a spicy coconut milk and tomato sauce for a hearty, warming meal
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Squash, chickpea & coconut curry

5

(2 ratings)

Cook up this vibrant vegan curry that makes the most of autumnal squash. It's ideal for a meat-free Monday dinner when served with flatbreads...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chunky minestrone soup

4.503705

(135 ratings)

This veggie soup makes a warming bowl of goodness for lunch or a starter
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

4.52941

(119 ratings)

A veggie dinner party dish which stands alone as a vegan main course or as a complex side dish perfect served with spiced roast meat or fish
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gnocchi & tomato bake

4.21318

(258 ratings)

A comforting veggie main packed with rich Italian flavours
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced lentil & spinach pies

4

(1 rating)

Try these vegetarian pies with a spiced pastry glaze and surprise chutney middle. The lentils not only soak up all the flavours, they’re filling and good for you, too...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut, rum & raisin rice pudding

5

(1 rating)

Toast rice in brown butter, cook in coconut cream and lace with rum and raisin syrup to make this rice pudding. It's a world away from school-dinner versions...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach & ricotta cannelloni

4.44304

(79 ratings)

Keep a few portions of this vegetarian classic in the freezer and you'll never be stuck for a satisfying supper...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Frozen pumpkin cheesecake

0

(0 ratings)

Swap your usual pumpkin pie for our no-bake, make-ahead cheesecake. It’s perfect for Halloween or Bonfire Night, or as an autumn dessert for the dinner table...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Leek, cheese & potato pasties

4.615385

(13 ratings)

Mini veggie pastry parcels with oozing cheese make a great value and comforting homemade snack
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Potato curry with lime & cucumber raita

3.9

(10 ratings)

This colourful Indian dish with a refreshing yoghurt sauce is great for vegetarians, or try serving to meat eaters with lightly spiced lamb
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup

4.75

(8 ratings)

Cook a big batch of this filling spiced lentil and squash soup and freeze the leftovers for a speedy supper another day. It's healthy and low in fat...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker ratatouille

0

(0 ratings)

Make up a batch of this slow-cooked ratatouille and freeze for easy midweek meals when you’re busy. Packed with nutrients, it also delivers four of your 5-a-day...
  • 6 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Easy pesto lasagne

4.589745

(39 ratings)

This vegetarian bake from reader Lucy Nanor is packed with spinach and peas along with creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy harissa aubergine pie

4.5

(14 ratings)

Make this veggie bake filled with lentils, sweet potato, feta and aubergine for an easy family meal. You can freeze any leftovers
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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