25 Meatless Meal Recipes
Meatless meals are a good way to save you a little money as well as
cut back on calories. Here are some yummy recipes that won't have
you missing meat.
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Meatless Pasta Dishes
Broccoli and Rice Casserole
- leave out the
- make sure to leave out any meat
Macaroni and Cheese
Tortellini Pasta Salad
Tortellini with Peas
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 package (10-ounce) frozen peas or peas and carrots
- 1 1/2 pounds frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 clove garlic, smashed
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, and extra for serving
Follow the package instructions to cook tortellini for about 2
minutes less than what the package instructions recommend. Add peas
to the cooked tortellini for about 2 minutes or until peas are
tender and pasta is al dente. Drain, reserving about one cup of
water. Set peas and pasta aside.
In pasta pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic in the
melted butter and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Discard
Add peas and pasta, 3/4 cup reserved water, Parmesan, salt and
pepper to the pasta pot. Toss the mixture to toss well.
-leave the meat out and add beans if
Black Bean Soup
Cream of Squash Soup
Pasta Vegetable Soup
Gazpacho with Avocado
Total time: 25 Minutes
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cooking time: 20 Minutes
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. chopped tomatoes
- ½ cup vinegar (red wine)
- 1 chopped bell pepper, green
- 1 chopped seedless cucumber
- Sea salt
- 1 ripe California avocado, fresh, peeled cut into cubes
- 2 ground garlic cloves
- 14.5-oz canned tomatoes and diced
- 1 cup/ 237ml water
In a food processor, combine together tomatoes,
olive oil, garlic, cucumber, green pepper, vinegar, and water; puree
until very smooth. Add salt and refrigerate overnight. Garnish
with avocado cubes and serve.
Meatless Main Dishes
Baked Potato Bar
- just use vegetables without the meat
Spaghetti Squash- baked, shredded into "spaghetti" and topped with tomato sauce
- use bean sprouts and julienne
Gluten Free Pizza
Using a stand mixer with a dough hook, mix all the dry ingredients
together until fully blended. In a separate bowl add the oil, warm
water, sugar, and yeast, allow to bubble a bit.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and beat with the dough
hook. Beat until all the way mixed, and then cover the bowl with
saran wrap for 30 minutes.
Spread dough with greased hands on prepared pizza pan. Let sit for
15 minutes and then bake at 475 for 8 to 10 minutes. Top with
whatever ingredients you want, then bake again until bubbly another
8 to 10 minutes.
*Don't want to go gluten free in this recipe? Just substitute all
purpose flour or whole wheat flour for the gluten free flour.
Replace Xanthan Gum with 1 teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute.
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