17 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas For Meatless Monday In Case You're Getting Tired Of Tofu

Another Monday is upon us, and that means it is time to figure out just what the heck it is you want to eat this week. For those of you who are ridiculously sick and tired of reverting to your go-to boring tofu every single night for your evening meal, consider these way more creative vegetarian dinner ideas collected by Spoon University. No flavor gets left behind thanks to mouthwatering ingredients like veggie chorizo, butternut squash, and chickpea hash. Pick from vegetarian classics like black bean burritos and meatless chili, or go for something a little more sophisticated like ricotta crostinis and roasted red pepper goat cheese pasta (seriously, how amazing does that sound?). Just because you are eating at home doesn't mean your meal has to be boring. These insanely amazing vegetarian recipes are hearty, filling, and will show you and your taste buds the way to happiness. Meatless Monday just got way more exciting.

Whether your Meatless Monday is restricted to only one day a week, or you are full-time living that vegetarian or vegan life, sometimes it can get hard to think up new recipes. These awesome picks are sure to keep your Mondays meatless for many months more.

1. Arugula, Brie, and Mushroom Pasta

Photo by Judy Holtz

Sometimes, you just don't need to even think of meat to make a meal. Find out how to make this here.

2. Homemade Veggie Chorizo

Photo by Maggie Gorman

Yup, it's "chorizo," but it's not real meat, and it's not tofu (hint: there's some sweet potato in there). Check out the recipe here.

3. Apple Chickpea Hash

Photo by Kendra Valkema

Can I say "YUM" any louder? No? See how to make it here.

4. Black Bean and Corn Chili

Photo by Kelda Baljon

You don't need meat to make chili awesome. Find the recipe here.

5. Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad

Photo by Amanda Gajdosik

Lentils are pretty filling and so are potatoes, so I wouldn't worry about going hungry. Check the recipe here.

6. Warm Quinoa Salad with Cumin Lime Vinaigrette

Photo by Julia Maguire

Quinoa is everything. Find out how to make it here.

7. Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme

Photo by Julia Maguire

Butternut squash is amazing. Just saying. Try out this recipe here.

8. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Pasta

Photo by Maggie Gorman

Can't get enough of those pasta dishes. Figure out how to make this flavorful one here.

9. Ricotta Crostinis with Figs and Honey

Photo by Julia Maguire

Doesn't this seem like an elegant dinner you'd get at a restaurant? You can make it for yourself here.

10. Black Bean Burritos

Photo by Santina Renzi

Meatless Monday? Taco Tuesday? What's the difference? Try out this day-combining recipe.

11. Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Photo by Sarah Silbiger

Sometimes, you just want soup. Whenever the craving strikes, you can look at this recipe.

12. Creamy Mushroom Rotini

Photo by Devon Carlson

Another day, another pasta dish. Try this out if you feel like you need something creamy. Find the recipe here.

13. Wild Rice and Veggie-Stuffed Pepper

Photo by Megan Prendergast

Something about stuffed peppers just screams awesome. Learn how to make 'em here.

14. Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos

Photo by Ali Toes

Now that's both spicy and sweet. Check out the recipe here.

15. Crispy Quinoa Black Bean Burger

Photo by Sally Zhang

Why haven't you made this yet? Yeah, you have no good reason. Stop procrastinating, and look up how to make it here.

16. Veggie Casserole

Photo by Rachel Cali and Sarah Cali

Nothing heartier and healthier than a casserole made of veggies. Learn the recipe here.

17. Pizza-nini

Photo by Tarika Narain

The vegans should stay away from this one (or use substitutes). Add some veggies to make it go from Pizza-nini to Veggie Supreme. Find out how here.

Original article by Caitlin Wolper for Spoon University.

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