75+ Easy Frugal Meatless Dinner Ideas

For some time now, meatless dinner ideas has been a huge trend. For my very own reasons, my family and I are now meatless eaters – and have been for a little over two years now. 
Most people have it in their head that the transition will be hard. Honestly, it’s not and it’s easier than ever when you have delicious recipes, such as these listed below, to substitute those cravings. We often get questions like ‘Well, what will you eat?” the answer is simple – food. 
There are so many alternatives to meat. Take mushrooms, for example. Or even lentils, cauliflower and chickpeas. Toss them into your favorite sauce and there you have it – a deliciously hearty, meatless meal that the entire family will love and even request for it weekly. 
There are so many options below that may even have some of the members of your family questioning if it is indeed, meat or veggies. Have fun and get creative! 
1. Vegan Eggplant Pulled Pork Burger (GF) – Rhian’s Recipes 
2. Homemade Vegan Chickpea Quinoa Meatball Subs – Orchids & Sweet Tea
3. Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers – Shivani Loves Food 
4. Chipotle Pinto Burgers – Veg Annie 
5. Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash – Sheri Silver
6. Easy Spicy Peanut Pasta Salad (Vegan) – Food Meanderings 
7. Low-Fat Buffalo Cauliflower – Seven Roses


8. One-Pot Thai Green Curry Noodles – Delicious Everyday 
9. One-Pot Vegan Jambalaya – Delicious Everyday 
10. Baked Spinach Mushroom Quesadillas – Dizzy Busy And Hungry 
11. Vegan Stuffed Peppers – Masala Herb 
12. Easy Vegan Eggplant Meatballs Spaghetti – My Pure Plants 
13. Easy Indian Lentil Curry Recipe – Whole New Mom 
14. One Pot Mushroom Ragu With Pasta – Kitchen Sanctuary 


15. Cajun Mushroom & Spinach Rigatoni – Stylish Cravings 
16. Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta – Delightful Adventures 
17. Spicy Thai Noodles – Stylish Cravings
18. Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese – 9 On A Dime 
19. Parsley Parmesan Pasta – Brooklyn Farm Girl 
20. Italian Chickpea Soup (Pasta e Ceci)Pina Brescani
21. Chickpea Curry – Daisies & Pie 


23. Aloo Curry (Indian Potato Curry) – Indian Ambrosia
24. Summertime Grilled Vegetable SoupThe Peasant’s Daughter
25. Easy Lentil Vegetable Soup – Money Wise Moms 
26. Easy Pineapple Fried Rice – Masala Herb 
27. Mumbai Pav BhajiIndian Ambrosia
28. Easy Vegetarian Black Bean Chili – Mash Up Mom 
29. Balsamic Portobello Caprese – Swirls Of Flavor 
30. Sheet Pan Gnocchi With Roasted VegetablesDancing Through The Rain


31. Roasted Black Bean TofuVery Vegan Val
32. Easy Vegan Skillet Lasagna – Foodal 
33. Easy Minestrone Soup With Beets – Very Vegan Val 
34. Low-Fat Buffalo CauliflowerSeven Roses
35. Dinner Vegggie Omelet – Midlfie Healthy Living 
36. Vegetarian Taco Soup – Foodal 
37. Instant Pot One Pot Meatless PastaPressure Cook Recipes 
38. Slow Cooker Chickpea CacciatoreSeven Roses
39. Bean Burrito CasseroleHoney And Birch
40. Creamy Vegan Curry Bean SoupCheese Curd In Paradise
41. Tofu Fritters RecipeYour Ultimate Menu
44. Copy Cat Vegan Chick-Fil-A NuggetsA Wellness Space
45. Garlic Butter Crispy TofuA Wellness Space 
48. 3 Cheese Zucchini PizzaHome Cooking Memories
49. Vegan Naan PizzaShivani Loves Food 
50. Eggplant Chickpea Peanut CurryRhian’s Recipes
51. EZ Crust Dairy-Free QuicheWhole New Mom
52. Vegan Chickpea + Broccoli Mashed Potato BowlOrchids And Sweet Tea
54. Sweet Potato And Chickpea CurryCook It Real Good 


55. Vegan Salad Spring RollsPass Me Some Tasty 
56. Vegetarian Red Curry Stir FryHappy Kitchen
57. Oven Roasted Portobello Mushroom PizzaSavor And Savvy 
58. Creamy Coconut Vegan KormaLittle Sunny Kitchen
59. Kidney Bean CurryLittle Sunny Kitchen 
60. Caprese Pasta BakeLittle Sunny Kitchen
61. Easy Stuffed Bell PeppersMy Cultured Palate 
62. Air Fryer Black Bean & Corn QuesadillasAwe Filled Homemaker 
63. Broccoli Cheese SoupWholesome Yum
64. Easy Curry Pasta And VegetablesDizzy Busy And Hungry
65. Creamy Pumpkin PastaYour Ultimate Menu
66. Instant Pot Yellow Dal My Kitchen Love
67. Kale Pasta RecipeA Magical Mess
68. Slow Cooker Paleo ChiliApril Go Lightly 
69. Easy Gluten-Free Mexican Pasta SaladStrength And Sunshine
70. Instant Pot Corn ChowderRecipes From A Pantry


72. Thai Pineapple Fried RiceAllergy Yummy 
73. Instant Pot Potato Curry – Attainable Sustainable 
74. Instant Pot Lentils & Rice (Mujadara) – Piping Pot Curry 
75. Red Lentils (Masoor Dal) – Piping Pot Curry 
76. Eggs In Purgatory – Claudia Canu 
77. Instant Pot Chipotle Peruano BeansMoon Spoon And Yum
78. 20 Minute Sweet And Spicy Noodles – Served From Scratch 
79. Simple Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice – Happy Kitchen 
80. Gluten-Free + Vegan Chickpea NuggetsStrength And Sunshine
Eighty, delicious ideas to help you make the perfect meatless dinner. Not to mention, they are easy and relatively cheap to prepare. That’s close to three entire months of meatless meals – if you were to prepare one, per day. 
xo,
Torche’ 

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  • March 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm
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    Hi Torche – What a great roundup for Meatless Mondays or for those of us who enjoy meatless all or most of the time. PINNED! Thank you for including my Lemon Garlic Zoodles. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

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