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Healthy Cooking Vegetarian Recipes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine vegetarian recipes for a healthy meal. Get vegetarian recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Pasta-Filled Peppers

Pasta-Filled Peppers

Pasta-Filled Peppers

Pretty bell peppers provide a rainbow of colorful "cups" for serving up this fresh-tasting tomato-herb pasta dish. Spaghetti noodles are the unusual "stuffing" ingredient in the recipe shared by Conni Krause from Virginia Beach, Virginia. "I managed to make a lighter version of a family favorite that's as tasty as the original," she writes.

Tasty Lentil Tacos

Tasty Lentil Tacos

Tasty Lentil Tacos

"When my husband's cholesterol numbers rose, I quickly lowered the fat in our family's diet. Finding dishes that were healthy for him and yummy for our five children was a challenge," admits Michelle Thomas from Bangor, Maine. "This fun taco recipe was a huge hit with everyone."

Vegetarian Jambalaya

Vegetarian Jambalaya

Vegetarian Jambalaya

"This make-ahead main or side dish has all the flavor and boldness of traditional jambalaya," affirms LynnMarie Frucci of LaCenter, Washington. "If there's any left over, roll it up in a flour tortilla and add your favorite topping."
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Tomato Green Bean Soup

Tomato Green Bean Soup

Tomato Green Bean Soup

"This colorful soup is delicious anytime of year," notes Bernice Nolan of Granite City, Illinois. "When I can't get homegrown tomatoes and green beans, I've found that frozen beans and canned tomatoes (or even stewed tomatoes) work just fine. Served with warm breadsticks, this soup is a complete meal. My husband and I enjoy it as a meatless dish, but you could also add diced chicken or ham."

Fresh Marinara Sauce

Fresh Marinara Sauce

Fresh Marinara Sauce

My family loves this zesty meatless sauce served over bow tie pasta. When tomatoes and carrots are ripe and plentiful, I double the recipe and store it in the freezer for future use.

Southwestern Rice Salad

Southwestern Rice Salad

Southwestern Rice Salad

This meatless salad makes a robust side dish, filling lunch or satisfying snack. Try spooning some into low-fat tortillas for a main course. If you're counting fat grams, it's also tasty without the olives.

Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

Cheesy Broccoli Rigatoni

"This cheese-and-veggie-packed pasta side dish always brings compliments. Add chicken or shrimp, and you'll have a well-balanced entree," Lisa Csiki of North Windham, Connecticut suggests. "The tasty white sauce can be used on many foods. My husband even likes it spooned over eggs!"

Tortellini Bean Salad

Tortellini Bean Salad

Tortellini Bean Salad

Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who are very good cooks. When it was gone, they asked where the second bowl was," chuckles Lenore Adams of Dayton, Ohio. "Among my make-ahead favorites, it's a big hit every time I serve it."

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

This side dish takes a flavorful twist on traditional red beans and rice. "The sweetness of the molasses and ketchup contrasts nicely with the garlic and onion...and reminds some people of barbecued beans," writes Rita Farmer of Houston, Texas. "This dish never fails to spark compliments and recipe requests.

Savory Butternut Squash

Savory Butternut Squash

Savory Butternut Squash

"The recipe for this tender and flavorful squash came from Russia," writes Natasha Kearns of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "My mom used to make this colorful side dish often in summer. It's especially hearty when served over rice."

Mushroom Zucchini Fritatta

Mushroom Zucchini Fritatta

Mushroom Zucchini Fritatta

Surprisingly hearty, with a fresh veggie flavor as big as its serving size, this cheesy frittata qualifies for a nice lunch option or late-night supper, too. —Michelle Sandoval, Escalon, California
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