Meatless Mondays don't have to be such a headache. You can make any of these 20 vegetarian meals in less than an hour and they each taste delicious.

Vegetarian meals have become a staple item in my house. Since my husband became a vegetarian, I’ve been tasked with trying to find meals for “Meatless Mondays” and many other days of the work. But I understand that this might not be your situation.

If you’d like to read more about my journey in a vegetarian and carnivore marriage, check out this post.

READ  A Vegetarian and Carnivore Marriage

I’ve personally tried each of these recipes and I would recommend them for every working mama who is looking for something easy to make.

Veggies Only!

Cauliflower is a great substitute for chicken. It doesn’t taste like chicken, (though my husband will tell you otherwise) but it still tastes pretty good.

Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower

honey garlic baked cauliflower

Source: Kirbie Cravings

I made this for my mother-in-law when she came over for dinner once and she really enjoyed them. You can eat them by themselves or with whatever side dish you might like.


Zucchini Meatballs

zucchini meatballs

Source: Skinny Taste

These zucchini meatballs were quick and easy to make. They are also so delicious over veggie spaghetti.


General Tso’s Cauliflower

general tso cauliflower

Source: Pinch of Yum

Another great staple in my house. So tasty!


Zucchini Boats

zucchini burrito boats vegetarian

Source: Making Thyme for Health

These zucchini boats are very good. You can also fill them like stuffed peppers. Both are equally delicious!


Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

spaghetti squash burrito bowls

Source: Making Thyme for Health

I like to trick my toddler into eating more vegetables than just broccoli. Anyone else’s toddler absolutely love broccoli? I tell my son that this is spaghetti and it gets the job done. And it’s very tasty.


Tacos and Wraps

Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Burritos

roasted veggie black bean burritos

Source: Aggie’s Kitchen

These burritos from Aggie’s Kitchen takes less than an hour but is a great idea for meal prep. Plus burritos!


Black Bean Tacos

black bean tacos

Source: Cooking Classy

These take only a few minutes to put together. I actually might make them tonight since I spent about an hour on dinner last night. Less stress for this mama!


Black Bean Enchiladas

vegetarian enchiladas

Source: I Heart Vegetables

Mmmmmm. These are a huge necessity because everyone should know how to make enchiladas. They are very easy and simple to make but always taste delicious.


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

black bean and sweet potato tacos

Source: Gluten Free with LB

These tacos are very good. You get the sweet of the sweet potatoes and the savory of the cilantro. Yummy! I’ve tried a few recipes from Gluten Free with LB and her recipes are super easy to make and are always great!


Veggie and Rice Burritos

veggie burrito

Source: Gimme Delicious

You can never go wrong with a yummy burrito. Just be sure that you get the extra big burrito tortillas. They make it so much easier to keep your burrito together.


Pastas and Breads

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One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta (Vegan)

vegan one pot creamy garlic pasta

Source: Yup, It’s Vegan

This pasta is vegan but I used cow’s milk for the recipe and it still tasted delicious. Plus, I’m not completely ready to make vegan meals if I can have milk products. If you are looking for great vegan recipes for yourself or loved ones, Yup, It’s Vegan is a great website to check out.


Easy Caprese Calzones

caprese calzones

Source: Life a Little Brighter

These caprese calzones are a huge win in my house! They only take about 25 minutes to prep and cook and they taste amazing. If you are looking for something quick and easy to eat for a weeknight dinner on the run.


Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

spinach lasagna roll ups

Source: Gal On a Mission

These are delicious and are somehow even better the second day!


Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac

cheesy vegetarian chili mac

Source: Budget Bytes

I actually just made this for dinner. It is so good and even as someone who loves a good hearty chili, this one is a big win for me. We just moved from New Jersey to North Carolina and I needed to make something that was easy and I wouldn’t have to buy a bunch of food for.


Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells

apinach and cheese stuffed shells

Source: Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

These stuffed shells take meatless Mondays to a whole new level. They are jam packed with flavor and my toddler even loves them.


Soups and Salads

I have a great array of Lentil recipes that you can check out. And it’s so much more than just soups or salads (though I’ve included a few).

READ  25 Awesome and Delicious Lentil Recipes

Vegetarian Taco Soup

taco soup

Source: The Whole Serving

Taco soup is totally where it is at when it comes to vegetarian meals. I’m always trying to make this during the colder months, but it’s great over some chips in the Spring too.


Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Source: Simply Whisked

I made this as a meal prep for lunch one week and they were amazing! Perfect for Spring and Summer dinners.


Lasagna Soup

lasagna soup

Source: Swanky Recipes

The only thing I can say about this is that I would make this every night for dinner if it wasn’t frowned upon. Hahaha


Black Bean Taco Salad

black bean taco salad

Source: Veggie Inspired

This salad is absolutely amazing with some corn chips but I’m sure the roasted chickpeas would do the trick too.


Edamame Cranberry Feta Salad

edamame cranberry feta salad

Source: Love and Zest

I can’t have the feta cheese while I’m pregnant, but this is still a great recipe for a delicious dinner.



I hope these recipes are able to make your Meatless Mondays so much easier!


Do you have anything you would add to this list? What are your favorite “Meatless Monday” meals?

Meatless Mondays don't have to be such a headache. You can make any of these 20 vegetarian meals in less than an hour and they each taste delicious.

Author: Alesia

Alesia is a working mom who fights her way through life, depression, and just plain stupidity. She strives to show others that it is possible to be a bad-ass while you feel like you’re losing your mind. A Bottle of Sanity is a space in which working moms may find easy recipes, parenting tips, and sanity.