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11 of the Best Vegetarian Cookbooks to Buy This Year

Whether you're looking for healthy recipes, quick dinner ideas or Instant Pot meals, we found vegetarian cookbooks for every kind of chef.

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One Pot Vegetarianvia

For Those Who Hate Doing Dishes:

Whip up some inventive new meals with One-Pot Vegetarian ($20), which will jazz up your weeknight dinners while minimizing hassle and cleanup. While you’re waiting for the book, check out some of our four-ingredient vegetarian recipes.

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For the Curious Chef:

You’ll never be able to call vegetables boring again with Ruffage ($35), which walks you through how to cook 29 types of vegetables in over 300 recipes. Whether you want to learn how to confit or blister, this book will help you become an expert in cooking jargon, too.

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Epic Veganvia

For the Epic Eater:

It’s time to play with your food! Fusing nostalgic favorites with imaginative creations, Epic Vegan ($27) is all about the unexpected. You’ll find over-the-top fare from churro cup sundaes to cheesy spinach bread, all of which are vegetarian- and beginner-friendly.

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Vegetarian's Dinner in the Ovenvia

For the Busy Epicurean:

Time constraints shouldn’t equal meal constraints, and Vegetarian Dinner’s in the Oven ($20) features quick, tasty dishes that can be made in one pan for minimal cleaning and hassle. With instructions on how to cook basics like rice and quinoa, the colorful cookbook is perfect for those with packed schedules.

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The Forest Feast Mediterraneanvia

For Those Craving a Getaway:

While a Greek vacation might not be on the books, bestselling author Erin Gleeson’s The Forest Feast Mediterranean ($35) will transport your taste buds. The all-vegetarian recipes are inspired by her travels around Europe, and the book include tips to simplify her nourishing, flavorful recipes.

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The Buddhist Chefvia

For the Feel-Good Foodie:

Created by Jean-Philippe Cyr, who has been a practicing Buddhist for more than 20 years, The Buddhist Chef ($25) is packed with vegan recipes that will satisfy any eater. Expect future favorites like beet carpaccio and coconut matcha energy balls, which will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied.

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Vegetarian Cookbookvia

For the New Vegetarian:

Vegetarian Cookbook ($8) is geared to those beginning a plant-based lifestyle, offering a 30-day diet plan that will help you plan weekly meals. But even non-vegetarian family members will love dishes like peanut butter fudge and crispy broccoli nuggets. See what surprising ingredients aren’t vegetarian.

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Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbookvia

For the Instant Pot Lover:

Simple doesn’t have to mean boring with the Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbook ($10). This handy guide contains 101 recipes for beginners and experienced cooks alike. Just throw the ingredients into your Instant Pot and go—no standing over a stove required. Find more vegetarian Instant Pot recipes.

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Keto Vegetarian Cookbookvia

For the Keto Vegetarian:

Avoiding carbs and meat can be tricky. But you can practice being both keto and an herbivore without giving up your favorite dishes, thanks to the Keto Vegetarian Cookbook ($14). This guide accommodates a range of dishes, leading you through savory lunches and irresistible desserts.

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For the Weekday Chef:

Whether you want to throw together a fuss-free meal or prepare a more elaborate dinner for guests, Green ($45) has the dish for you. The easy-to-follow recipes are paired with vibrant photos, too.

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Rachel Ama's Vegan Eatsvia

For Those with Wanderlust:

If you don’t have time to travel, Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats ($40) brings vegan meals influenced by Rachel’s Caribbean and West African roots to your kitchen. You’ll find flavor-packed dishes like carrot cake waffles and peanut rice. Even better, Rachel’s curated a recipe-inspired playlist to accompany you while you cook.

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Kim Bussing
Kim Bussing is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. She has written for publications including Reader’s Digest, Modern Farmer, Clean Plates and Vice, among others, and she is working on her first novel. She is always on the hunt for the perfect gluten-free cinnamon roll.