Paneer curry pie in a cooking pot

Vegetarian comfort food 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.

19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
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62 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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59 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fill sheets of pasta with tomato, aubergine and ricotta for a delicious vegetarian main - perfect for feeding a crowd

2 hrs and 45 mins
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14 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Drawing from the apres-ski classic tartiflette, this indulgent pie transforms into a cheesy fondue with creamy sliced potatoes and crisp puff pastry 

1 hr and 15 mins
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16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
154 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Our easy minestrone soup makes a filling lunch or a satisfying supper, served with fresh bread. This simple bowl of goodness is packed with nutritious veg

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
139 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
370 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A comforting veggie main packed with rich Italian flavours

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star 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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
94 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Keep a few portions of this vegetarian classic in the freezer and you'll never be stuck for a satisfying supper

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Mini veggie pastry parcels with oozing cheese make a great value and comforting homemade snack

1 hr and 25 mins
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13 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This colourful Indian dish with a refreshing yoghurt sauce is great for vegetarians, or try serving to meat eaters with lightly spiced lamb

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
51 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use penny buns or mixed wild mushrooms for this rich and earthy vegetarian recipe

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
57 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This vegetarian bake from reader Lucy Nanor is packed with spinach and peas along with creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

What do you get if you add cauliflower, cheese and macaroni? Comfort food heaven

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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