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    Updated on Jan 14, 2020. Posted on Jan 12, 2020

    20 Easy And Hearty Meatless Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat

    These meatless meals are still filling and flavorful.

    Whether you're giving up meat entirely or just trying to cut back, these filling and satisfying recipes will help. (P.S.: Even meat lovers will love these vegetarian meals.)

    1. Bang Bang Cauliflower

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    Cauliflower florets get battered in almond milk and flour, baked in the oven, and tossed in a sauce made of sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, soy sauce, lime juice, and garlic. Get the recipe for bang bang cauliflower here.

    2. Meatless Chickpea Meatloaf

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    This meatless loaf is made with chickpeas, pepper, onion, breadcrumbs, and lots of herbs and spices. It's baked in the oven and then topped with a sweet and tangy tomato maple glaze. Get the recipe for meatless chickpea meatloaf here.

    3. Roasted Cauliflower Tinga Tacos

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    Roasted cauliflower gets coated in a sauce made with onion, garlic, chipotle peppers in adobo, and spices so that it's a little sweet, a little spicy, and super tender. Get the recipe for roasted cauliflower tinga tacos here.

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    Thanks to a sauce of gochujang, soy sauce, and honey, these cauliflower wings turn out spicy and crispy on the outside but melt-in-your-mouth tender on the inside. Get the recipe for oven baked spicy Korean cauliflower wings here.

    5. Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

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    Veggies are covered in a decadent mushroom gravy and served with a side of fluffy mashed potatoes in this vegetarian take on a class comfort food. Get the recipe for vegetarian shepherd's pie here.

    6. Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Jackfruit

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    Once cooked, jackfruit has a consistency that is very similar to pulled meat. Make it with barbecue sauce and throw it on a bun, and you've got the perfect meatless alternative for a pulled pork sandwich. Get the recipe for Instant Pot pulled BBQ jackfruit here.

    7. Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

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    Loaded with shiitake and cremini mushrooms, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella, you certainly won't miss the meat when you bite into this rich lasagna. Get the recipe for mushroom and spinach lasagna here.

    8. One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

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    The best thing about this crowd-pleasing recipe is that it comes together in one pot. Toss garlic, onions, beans, noodles, stewed tomatoes, and spices into a Dutch oven and let everything simmer until it's ready to serve. Get the recipe for one pot vegetarian chili mac here.

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    Looking for a way to get the kids excited about eating vegetables? This cheesy and indulgent spaghetti squash recipe is a no-brainer. Get the recipe for spinach artichoke spaghetti squash here.

    10. Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake

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    You don't need any meat to whip up a seriously satisfying and comforting pasta bake. Case in point: This cheesy, creamy mushroom and penne dish. Get the recipe for mushroom alfredo pasta bake here.

    11. Black Bean Enchiladas

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    Making restaurant-style enchiladas at home is way simpler than it sounds. Just prepare the black bean filling on the stove, wrap it up in tortillas, drizzle the enchiladas with cheese and sauce, and bake them in the oven. Get the recipe for vegetarian black bean enchiladas here.

    12. 15-Minute Miso Ramen

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    You can get creative and add any of your favorite vegetables or ramen toppings to this miso-based soup. We love adding nori, shiitake mushrooms, and even rice cakes. Get the recipe for 15-minute miso ramen here.

    13. Mushroom Bourguignon

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    This beefless take on a quintessential winter comfort food is made with mushrooms and other veggies cooked in butter, tomato paste, red wine, and vegetable stock. Serve it over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or polenta for a filling meal. Get the recipe for mushroom Bourguignon here.

    14. Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha)

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    This Thai-inspired soup gets its creamy and rich flavor from coconut milk, ground ginger, and cilantro. You can always add tofu if you want more protein. Get the recipe for Thai coconut soup here.

    15. Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan

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    If you like chicken Parmesan, you'll love this veggie-based version that still boasts all the same flavors. This recipe comes together on a sheet pan, so you can forget about cleaning all those pots and pans. Get the recipe for sheet pan eggplant Parmesan here.

    16. Creamy Vegetarian Pot Pie

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    This vegetarian pot pie is loaded with veggies like cauliflower, potato, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, leeks, and spinach. It still tastes seriously satisfying and filling, even without the chicken. Get the recipe for creamy vegetarian pot pie here.

    17. Vegetarian Stuffed Shells

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    These stuffed shells have a secret: Hidden in this pasta dish are tons of vegetables, including carrots, zucchini, onion, and spinach. Get the recipe for vegetarian stuffed shells here.

    18. 15-Minute Veggie Lo Mein

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    You could order takeout tonight, or you could whip up this homemade take on the Chinese favorite, which comes together in no time. Get the recipe for 15-minute veggie lo mein here.

    19. Mushroom Meatballs

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    These meatless balls are made with sautéed mushrooms, onion, quick cook oats, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and a whole bunch of spices. Bake them until golden brown in the oven, then serve with your favorite pasta and sauce. Get the recipe for mushroom meatballs here.

    20. Shiitake Bok Choy Soba Noodle Bowl

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    You can adjust this recipe to include whatever vegetables you like best, from broccoli and baby corn to pea shoots and sweet potato. Just toss the veggies in a wok with cooked soba noodles and the garlic ginger sauce and stir it all together. Get the recipe for shiitake and bok choy soba noodle bowls here.