30 Super-Fast Vegetarian Dinner Recipes & Ideas that Take 20 Minutes or Less

September. It’s the time of year when that subtle “back-to-school” morning chill enters the air, and those wonderful relaxed summer days begin to disappear in the rear view mirror. But you know what? That’s okay. These first days of fall feel fresh to me. And, hey, there are apples and pumpkins, too!

But it’s a little weird how, without fail, everything speeds up this time of year. I don’t have a little one in school yet, but I feel it – and I always have. It’s the time of year to get back into the swing of things. Time becomes more of a commodity, evenings feel shorter, and when it comes to dinnertime, super-easy is where it’s at.

30 super-fast vegetarian dinner ideas that take 20 minutes or less to make | Kitchen Treaty

So if this time of year feels the same to you, here are a few simple recipes from around the Web that will help you get dinner on the table lickety split. A few are meat optional, but most are vegetarian – and pretty perfectly satisfying as-is.

Breakfast for dinner (in a dash)

Here are a handful of favorites – but the brilliance of breakfast for dinner is that most any classic breakfast combo will come together super-quickly for a fun (and filling) dinner.

30 super-fast vegetarian dinner ideas that take 20 minutes or less to make | Kitchen Treaty

Grab & Go Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches

Quick quesadillas

Quesadillas are a huge favorite around these parts. They’re super easy, they lend themselves to endless variations, and I can make them in the panini press if I’m really short on time. Here are a few more:

30 super-fast vegetarian dinner ideas that take 20 minutes or less to make | Kitchen Treaty

Four Cheese Pizza Quesadillas

Super salads

Chop, chop!

30 super-fast vegetarian dinner ideas that take 20 minutes or less to make | Kitchen Treaty

Black Bean & Mango Quinoa Salad

Perfunctory pasta

I adore pasta for its ability to anchor a satisfying meal in 10 minutes flat.

30 super-fast vegetarian dinner ideas that take 20 minutes or less to make | Kitchen Treaty

Brown Butter Parmesan Spaghetti

Nachos on nitrous (yes, they get their own category)

And then there are nachos – glorious, glorious nachos. I’m not ashamed. Okay, maybe a little ashamed.

30 super-fast vegetarian dinner ideas that take 20 minutes or less to make | Kitchen Treaty

Combination Pizza Nachos

Snappy sandwiches

30 super-fast vegetarian dinner ideas that take 20 minutes or less to make | Kitchen Treaty

Toronto Sandwich

And also …

Every single one of these recipes = bomb. Note: This is the first time I’ve used “bomb’ in this way. It is also the last. But these recipes look divine, don’t they?

 

Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.