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.
Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté
Earthy, rich, and flavorful—this dish is packed full of savory goodness. Umami notes from the exotic mushroom blend (plus more creminis) and the savory fontal cheese quench hearty cravings without a speck of meat. This dish is rich, which makes it a great show-off recipe for a festive brunch or easy dinner party. It's also easy, ready in just 20 minutes, and perfect for a cozy, comforting dinner on a cool night. Fontal cheese is assertive, but the mushroom sauce tempers those strong flavors. Instant polenta makes this gourmet treat come together quickly. If you have the time to invest, you can use slower-cooking yellow corn grits in the place of the polenta.