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.
Fall Vegetable Curry
This one-dish vegetarian main hits all the right notes: warm, hearty, and (perhaps best of all) ready in under 30 minutes. If Indian curries seem out of reach, start here. Earthy and fragrant, Madras curry powder is the only spice you need. While you could incorporate several vegetables into the curry, we find that the sweet potato, cauliflower, and tomato combo creates the perfect balance. For a richer, creamier curry, stir in about 1/4 cup light coconut milk just as the curry finishes cooking. If you’d like a little heat, stir in 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper with the curry powder.