Spinach and ricotta gnocchi in a bowl with rocket salad

Vegetarian main course recipes

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

97 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These luxurious gnocchi are both light and spoilingly rich at the same time

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this vegetable tatin with nuts and cheese as a Christmas showstopper. Perfect for a veggie family, it also makes a great Boxing Day buffet centrepiece

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Create a vegetarian centrepiece with this meat-free wellington with beetroot, mushroom and butternut squash wrapped in pastry. It's ideal for a celebration

2 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

A filling veggie risotto using buckwheat and porcini mushrooms for a rich, earthy flavour

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Dried porcini mushrooms give this risotto-inspired dish an umami flavour hit, finished with creamy ricotta, grated hard cheese and herbs

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake this moreish sweet potato parcel as a vegan Christmas Day centrepiece, enhanced with the festive flavours of sage and chestnuts

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegan
61 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this filling sweet potato and black bean stew as a budget-friendly midweek meal. Served with moreish cheddar dumplings, it's great for feeding a crowd

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
72 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A simple, low-calorie spring main that uses the season's finest ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A low-calorie bulgur wheat salad that's rich in iron, folate, fibre and calcium - as tasty as it is good for you! 

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
47 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
537 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
45 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
91 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This Mexican stew is hearty enough to satisfy both vegetarians and meat eaters, with butternut squash, black beans and juicy tomatoes

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
40 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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