45-Minute Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

Find vegetarian recipes that cook in 45 minutes or less, and be ready to sit down to dinner in under an hour.

Staff Picks

Eggplant Parmesan I

Rating: 4.5 stars 547
This makes a delicious entree served with a salad and garlic bread.
By Allrecipes Member


Rating: 4.5 stars 49
Greek spinach pie.

Coconut Tofu Keema

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
A warm, savory Indian favorite, easy to make and exciting to eat. Serve over hot rice, with yogurt on the side, which may be added to taste to cut the heat and add sweetness.
By she_cooks

Mini Frittatas with Quinoa

Rating: 4.5 stars 105
Savory bites equally excellent hot or cold. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: 4.5 stars 251
Oven roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce.

Zucchini Parmesan

Rating: 4.5 stars 274
Delicious and easy way to use zucchini!
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Fried Eggplant

Rating: 4.5 stars 317
This fried eggplant is golden and crisp, best served with fresh tomatoes.

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Rating: 4.5 stars 710
Gingery vegetable stir-fry with garlic, broccoli, carrots, and green beans.

Spinach Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 1439
If you like spinach and Mexican food, you'll love these easy vegetarian enchiladas made with ricotta cheese and spinach.

Easy Vegan Sheet Pan Roasted Cauliflower, Tomatoes, and Garbanzo Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
These clean-eating roasted cauliflower, garbanzo beans, and tomatoes make a perfect quick and easy one-pan vegan dinner for 2 in no time!

Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

Rating: 4.5 stars 2783
Once you've had one, you'll want another. The recipe is a little different from most burrito recipes, but I've had many, many requests for it. Serve these with sour cream, chopped green onions, and salsa.
By Allrecipes Member

Zucchini and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
This is a quick and easy summer meal or side dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Shakshuka
Rating: Unrated 277
This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious. Be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking.
Baked 'Fried' Breaded Eggplant
Rating: Unrated 10
This oven-fried eggplant is a delicious alternative to deep-fried eggplant; easy and quick to make in the oven! Came up with this idea when looking for an easier way to make this family dish.
Mushroom Stir-Fry
Rating: 4.5 stars 5

Who needs meat when you can make this stir-fry using a medley of mushrooms? Shiitake mushrooms have a meaty texture and earthy flavor that is bound to please both vegetarians and carnivores alike! The beech and enoki mushrooms add visual appeal and a mix of textures. The recipe makes just enough sauce to coat the vegetables, but feel free to double the sauce ingredients if you'd like extra to serve over rice or noodles.