As you can tell by most of the recipes below, our household tends to like the 'mexican-bean dishes.' I guess they tend to have more substance then some of the other options that we tried.
Here is the list of our top 10 favorite hearty Meatless recipes.
source: aggies kitchen
I LOVE sweet potatoes--- and the combination with the beans and cilantro was perfect. Even my husband said you could trick somebody that there was a meat in these. I followed the recipe pretty much exactly-- The recipe made 8 pretty decent sized burritos so I froze half of them and had quick and healthy microwave lunches from the freezer! So good.
source: eating well
The salsa mixture on this dish was delish... I didn't have chips on hand so we just had the salad portion and it was awesome. I used romaine lettuce-- not the iceburg! You really must try this if you are a fan of Taco Salads. The flavors were so intense.
source: Cinnamon Girl Recipes
What I love about vegetarian dishes is that they usually have tons of great flavors because of all the spices that are added. The freshness of everything is always so refreshing as well. This dressing really brought all the flavors together. We have had this served both warm and cold--- both were so good.
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We tend to do a lot of soups on Meatless Mondays because they are quick, easy, homey, and oh so tasty. This one had SO much flavor. This soup has a real kick to it-- so if you like some spice give this a try.
Here is another yummy and easy soup that you can throw together in no time. I love to do this recipe when you have a ton of fresh zucchini from the garden!
I Love me some Mac and Cheese.... but it seems like so many of the mac and cheese recipes out there have all kinds of fancy cheeses and creams in them-- I usually have only the basics on hand so I was drawn to this recipe-- plus it only calls for milk so this recipe was perfect for us! Plus it was yummy!
These are great for a healthy veggie appetizer if you are going to any sort of get together. Make sure you get them nice and crispy in the oven or they will tend to be more chewy than you want.
The Mr. spent 2 years in Brazil and constantly talks about how much he loved the rice and beans down he ate daily. I kept putting off trying to replicate their tasty dish until I found this recipe and instructions on their take on Brazilian rice and beans. It turned out pretty tasty and the Mr. even said it was pretty close to what he at in Brazil. I definitely still have some perfecting to do to make this dish a bit better but if you like rice and beans give it a try. (the recipe calls for bacon-or chorizo but I have made it with and without and is good either way)
I especially liked this one.. The Mr. mentioned that it would have been great if there would have been some chicken in it(which really would be a good addition of you are going that route). I thought the balsalmic dressing was a great touch.
10. Spinach Cheese Manicotti--- or Stuffed Shells.
People are always so impressed when I make these-- although they are very easy to throw together. I like to put them in the large shells as well to make stuffed shells. These also freeze great so I will often make a large batch and half for another dinner. Adding chicken works with these as well.
There you Go...
my Top 10- Go to Meatless Dishes. All of which are pretty haelthy! What are your favorite Meatless dishes-- I am always looking for new dishes to try?