You’ve come to the right place if you are looking for vegetarian recipes! We’re omnivores in my household, but I do offer an assortment of dishes that don’t include meat. Many are in the breakfast or snack categories, but you’ll find some lunch and dinner ideas here as well.
All of the recipes below will fit the diets of vegetarians who consume dairy products and eggs. If you are ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, or vegan, some of the recipes in this category will fit your needs. You can easily make others dairy- or egg-free with some simple substitutions.
If you minimize the use of ultra-processed foods and choose recipes that are made with single-ingredient whole foods, you generally won’t have to worry about hidden animal products in your food.
However, some cheeses are made with animal-derived rennet. This is an enzyme derived from the stomachs of certain livestock.
Though not specified in the recipes, you should check cheese labels if you are looking to avoid animal-derived rennet. There are cheeses made with vegetable-derived rennet, while other cheeses contain no rennet at all.
(By the way, if you make a substitution that turns out well, be sure to drop me a comment! I would love to hear about it.)
I keep an updated list of the best calcium-fortified dairy alternatives on the freebies page. If you’d like to replace the milk or yogurt in a recipe, I recommend the non-dairy options on my list. Unlike many non-dairy alternatives, these products have a calcium and protein content that is comparable to dairy.
Wondering where to start?
Here are some of our favorite vegetarian recipes:
- Easy Palak Paneer Recipe with Homemade Paneer
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins (Grain-Free, No Added Sugar!)
- Award-Winning Peach and Pineapple Salsa
And here are the most recent recipes in this category: