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.

26 ratings 4.8 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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75 ratings 3.8 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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10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make a veggie showstopper in this homity pie – a creamy potato, onion and cheese pie, with the addition of leeks. Make it your own with more veg, if you like

1 hr and 55 mins
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71 ratings 4.6 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
16 ratings 4.8 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
13 ratings 4.9 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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20 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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20 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
32 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
46 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
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make your own crispy chilli oil and use it to season noodles and pak choi. Top with fried eggs for the ultimate comfort food

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 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
164 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
145 ratings 4.4 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
394 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A comforting veggie main packed with rich Italian flavours

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.1 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
11 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
103 ratings 4.5 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
3 ratings 2.4 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
20 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
101 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
19 ratings 4.3 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
21 ratings 4.4 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
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