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.

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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?

 

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11 Responses to “30 Super-Fast Vegetarian Dinner Recipes & Ideas that Take 20 Minutes or Less”

  1. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl posted on August 26, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Everything sounds SO good, especially the recipes that involve avocado..I may be slightly obsessed ;).

  2. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Such a great round-up! I’d add to this, frittatas! Just fry up whatever veg you have lying around and add some eggs and cheese (a great fridge clearer too!) :)

  3. Ricki posted on August 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, I think I want to try every single recipe!! Everything looks and sounds so spectacular–and I LOVE that they are all quick! Thanks so much for including my Toronto Sandwich in the list, too! :D

  4. Maria Tadic posted on August 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love posts like this! It’s almost like flipping thru a vegetarian magazine! Love looking at all the ideas – thnks for sharing!

  5. Cheryl Rhodes posted on August 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks for putting together a round up of quick recipes!

  6. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on August 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for the link love! :)

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  8. April posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    How is egg vegetarian tho?

    • Karen Troughton replied on August 28th, 2013 on 6:46 am

      Hi April! I should probably explain now and then. I’m a lacto-ovo vegetarian which means that even though I don’t eat meat, I do eat dairy and eggs. So when I say “vegetarian” on my blog, that’s the type of vegetarian I’m referring to.

  9. dishing up the dirt posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Great round up! Thanks for the shout out too!

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