The best vegetarian recipes are loaded with flavorful, colorful ingredients, not boring substitutes. Our editors have built the best vegetarian meals, starting with protein-packed ingredients like eggs, tofu, beans, and more, then adding delectable sauces, drool-inducing sides, and enough "Wow!" that you'll never miss the meat. Whether you have taken the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up sans the meat once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning. Just getting started? Try the Lentil-Barley Burger or the Phyllo Pizza and prepare to be amazed. Many of our best vegetarian recipes are highly customizable, so get ready to make them your own.
Perfect for Meatless Mondays, this eggplant parmesan recipes is not only delicious, but it's also lighter than traditional chicken and veal options. Make eggplant Parmesan instead of lasagna, and you'll skip many unnecessary carbs and grams of fat, but you still get to enjoy all the ooey-gooey cheesy goodness. When breading the eggplant, use whole-wheat panko instead of regular panko. The whole-wheat version holds up better during cooking, and it won't become soggy as quickly. Don't skimp on the fresh basil, and be sure to save enough cheese for the final crispy, cheesy layer.