14 quick and easy vegetarian recipes

Celebrate World Vegetarian Day with these tasty dishes

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14 quick and easy vegetarian recipes

Whether you're vegetarian and looking to revamp your midweek menu, or perhaps you're flexitarian and trying to have a few meat-free days, there are hundreds of delicious veggie dishes ready and waiting to inspire you.

We've rounded up our best and most imaginative vegetarian recipes from bakes to burgers and beyond. Bon appetit!

Classic Ratatouille 

A traditional French fave – and vegan, too! In this dish you'll find layers of smoky aubergine, courgette and onion which are all topped with a tasty tomato sauce. Try serving hot with rice, or cold with salad. 

Classic ratatouille

slow cooker veggie sloppy joes

Who would have thought you could have veggie sloppy joes? Well with our innovative recipe using slices of courgette, pepper, red onion and sweet potato, you can! They're so easy to make; simply pop all the ingredients (including mustard, garlic and tomatoes) in your slow cooker, wait for 5 hours and serve. Simples.

Vegetable sloppy joes

vegetariAN TOAD-in-the-hole

Using veggie sausages in this comfort-food classic makes it a meat-free treat. As well as roasted veggie sausages, we've included roasted carrots, parsnips and onions, but you could also serve them on the side if you prefer.

Vegetarian toad in the hole

Asparagus & beetroot tarts

Looking for a sophisticated veggie starter to dish up to friends? These gorgeous asparagus and beetroot tarts are just the thing. Butternut squash makes a great alternative to beetroot and works just as well with asparagus. 

 Asparagus and beetroot tarts


Miguel Barclay's sweetcorn and courgette feta fritters

These sweetcorn and courgette feta fritters make the ultimate brunch dish or light dinner. The addition of feta to these tasty treats means you get little pockets of intense flavour. You can top them with a poached egg and use the yolk as a dipping sauce too. Yum!

Sweetcorn and courgette feta fritters

Watercress And Feta Flatbreads With Za'atar

This Greek-inspired snack packs a real flavour punch as it's seasoned with za'atar, a Middle Eastern blend of sesame, herbs and spice. Extra bonus? It only takes 10 minutes to make this colourful concoction!

Watercress and feta flatbreads with za'atar

cheese leek and potato pie

Sweet leeks and creamy cheese are a dream team in this tasty vegetarian pie. Use our ready rolled pastry for more ease! 

Cheese, leek and potato pie

Aubergine & bulgur wheat rolls

Packed full of yummy flavours like beetroot, parsnip, pomegranate, apple and pecans, this is a delicious and fresh vegetarian dish with plenty of texture. If you don't want to wrap up the aubergine, you can serve it as a salad instead.

Aubergine and bulgur wheat rolls

Mushroom & lentil ragu with spaghetti

This cheap and cheerful pasta sauce recipe uses lentils as a low-cost vegetarian substitute for mince, plus packs in three of your five-a-day! If you're gluten-free you could try serving with rice.

Mushroom and lentil ragu with spaghetti

Pea croquettes with beetroot salad

These pea croquettes are made by combining frozen peas with Lancashire cheese for lots of fresh flavour. It's the perfect meal if you're struggling to make a meal out of what's left in your fridge - everyone has frozen peas and a bit of cheese! Serve with beetroot salad for lots of colour.

Pea croquettes with beetroot salad

Mattar paneer curry with peas

If you've never tried paneer, you're going to love it; it's creamy, indulgent and delicious with a bit of spice. This tasty veggie curry is ready in just 15 minutes and is just as good reheated the next day! 

Paneer curry with peas and cheese

miguel barclay's gnocchi al forno

If you've never thought of baking gnocchi you're in for a treat. This cheap and cheesy bake will set you back less than £1 a head and is incredibly delicious. If you haven't got broccoli at home, any green veg would work just as well. We think kale would taste pretty good.  

Gnocchi al forno

Of course if you're short on time, then there's always the sneaky alternative of a quick ready meal instead! Check out our whole collection of vegetarian ready meals online.

Stock up on everything you'll need to create these delicious vegetarian dishes online, or pop into your local store.