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.
Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells with Smoky Marinara
Fix one, freeze the other: this comfort-filled recipe makes two large pans of stuffed shells, the perfect make-ahead meal when planning ahead for busy nights. The frozen pan goes straight from freezer to oven—no thawing required. The fire-roasted tomatoes in the quick and easy marinara sauce give the dish a subtle smoky flavor, while the blend of four cheeses brings ultimate satisfaction. You can also easily vary the filling by adding basil or oregano and different greens or cheese, like baby arugula for a more peppery bite and fontina instead of mozzarella. Add a simple green salad and dinner (times two!) is on.