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10 Of Giada's Meatless Mains (For Monday & Beyond!)

These meatless mains aren't just for vegetarians - everyone will love these satisfying dishes!


Whether you're a vegetarian, a participant in Meatless Mondays, or you're just trying to eat less meat in general, you might be on the lookout for some vegetarian dishes that aren't just tasty - but easy to make! We're here for you with some of our favorite meatless recipes that you can whip up on any day without breaking a sweat.



Meatless Mains

Soba Noodle Salad


This soba noodle salad is jam-packed with flavor and veggies to bring on the nutritional boost. It's great on day 1, but even better after hanging out in the fridge overnight (and even up to a few days!)


 

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Chili Verde


This loaded chili verde is so easy, the slow cooker does all the work for you. Since this dish is so hands-off, it's a great one for feeding a crowd.


 

Cavatelli with Eggplant and Smoked Mozzarella


If you didn't know this pasta dish didn't have meat in it, you'd never notice! Meaty eggplant and savory smoked mozzarella give it some heartiness and tons of flavor.


 

Orecchiette with Almond Pesto


On a hot day (or any day when cooking doesn't feel like the move) this is a great dinner option! Other than quickly boiling some noodles, there's no cooking necessary.


 



Stir-Fried Ginger Tempeh


Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans and is high in protein, making it a good meat replacement. Because the soybeans are fermented during the tempeh-making process, its nutrients may be more easily absorbed.


 


Vegan Mushroom Risotto


Vegan risotto? Yes, it's possible - and delicious, too! Super umami dried porcini mushrooms give this dish a ton of savory flavor.


 

Pasta With Creamy White Beans


Who knew that mashed white beans could create such a deliciously creamy pasta sauce? Not only that, but they give this dish a ton of protein to fill you up.


 

Orzo Stuffed Peppers


To make this tasty dish fully vegetarian, just swap out the chicken broth for veggie broth!


 

Dijon Maple Brown Rice Salad


With caramelized roasted butternut squash and brown rice, this vegan salad brings on the heft... and the flavor!


 

Vegetarian Korean Japchae


Japchae is an easy Korean dish of stir-fried vegetables and noodles, and Giada add a blend of mushrooms to make it extra hearty – plus some kale to give it extra nutrition. Authentically, this dish is made with potato starch vermicelli noodles, but you can just as easily substitute with angel hair pasta.


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