Spinach and ricotta gnocchi in a bowl with rocket salad

Vegetarian main course recipes

47 Recipes

Discover plenty of fresh and colourful vegetarian main course ideas, from hearty tarts and satisfying salads to creamy risottos and warming stews.

Spinach & ricotta gnocchi

4.283785

(74 ratings)

These luxurious gnocchi are both light and spoilingly rich at the same time
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ricotta, broccoli & lemon penne

3.1

(10 ratings)

Get three of your 5-a-day, along with vitamin C and iron, in this delicious wholemeal pasta dish with red pepper, leeks and creamy ricotta.
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy vegetable stew with coconut

4.1

(10 ratings)

This tasty veggie dinner truly has it all – five of your 5-a-day, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron. Serve with coconut yogurt and brown basmati rice...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roast squash with goat’s cheese & Puy lentils

3.666665

(6 ratings)

Discover the joys of autumn with our roast squash served with soft goat's cheese, Puy lentils and sage. It's a great seasonal recipe as the cold nights draw in...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mushroom buckwheat risotto

0

(0 ratings)

A filling veggie risotto using buckwheat and porcini mushrooms for a rich, earthy flavour
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweetcorn beignets

0

(0 ratings)

Serve these crunchy snacks as a canapé with salsa for dipping, or as a side dish with steak or roast chicken. They also make a great brunch dish with eggs, bacon or avocado
  • 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Balsamic lentil pies with vegetable mash

4.2

(10 ratings)

Bake a comforting vegetarian version of shepherd's pie using lentils. The pies are rich in calcium, folate and iron as well as delivering three of your 5-a-day...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker aubergines

4.333335

(12 ratings)

An easy vegetarian slow cooker recipe, packed with summer flavours - ideal if you're busy, simply put it on in the morning and it'll be ready come supper time...
  • 8 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

California quinoa & avocado salad

4.857145

(14 ratings)

The tahini and avocado combo in this dressing is totally addictive. If you have ripe avocados to use up, this is a winning recipe
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato parcel

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Bake this moreish sweet potato parcel as a vegan Christmas Day centrepiece, enhanced with the festive flavours of sage and chestnuts
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chickpea fajitas

4.416665

(12 ratings)

Roasted spicy chickpeas make up the perfect vegetarian Tex-Mex treat, served with harissa cream, guacamole and pickled salsa
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Asparagus & new potato frittata

4.5

(30 ratings)

A simple, low-calorie spring main that uses the season's finest ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes...
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Miso aubergines

4.05263

(19 ratings)

A really easy low-fat, low-calorie aubergine recipe with delicious umami flavours. This dish is so rich and meaty, it's hard to believe it's vegan!...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Baked tomato & mozzarella orzo

4.416665

(12 ratings)

Combine red peppers, tomato, orzo and olives in a casserole dish to make this easy vegetarian one pot. The bubbling mozzarella topping is particularly special
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

4.75122

(205 ratings)

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Baked ratatouille & goat’s cheese

5

(3 ratings)

Transform ratatouille into a bake with a layer of cheese sauce and you won't look back. It makes a great late summer dish and delivers three of your 5-a-day...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut chilli

4.789475

(57 ratings)

This Mexican stew is hearty enough to satisfy both vegetarians and meat eaters, with butternut squash, black beans and juicy tomatoes
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky tofu tortillas

4.416665

(12 ratings)

Smoked tofu adds protein to these vegetarian fajitas - pop on the table with corn or wheat wraps and watch them disappear
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Nettle gnudi with wild pesto

0

(0 ratings)

These Italian dumplings are like light balls of ricotta gnocchi, or the filling for ravioli - use freshly foraged nettles for a simple sauce
  • 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Yaki udon

4.210525

(19 ratings)

These thick wheat noodles with mushrooms and cabbage are made for slurping - a lovely low-fat, low-calorie vegetarian supper
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Eggs Florentine pizza

4

(1 rating)

Follow our easy recipe to make your own pizza dough, top with spinach and mozzarella and finish with an egg cracked in the centre
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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