22 Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes

When your kids are picky and you're following a vegetarian diet, we've got just the thing to turn your weeknight meals into the highlight of their day! And did we mention that they're easy and won't break that bank?

Easy Veggie Burgers

"I used a can of Amy's black refried beans, replaced the bread crumbs with oats and the flour with cornmeal to make it gluten-free. For the cheese, I used Daiya Italian, to make it dairy-free. I am not a big eater, but I ate two of these!”


Vegetarian Meatloaf

"I have made this about five times now, and every time it is happily eaten by vegetarians and carnivores alike!”


Slow Cooker Ratatouille

"What a great recipe! I cleaned out the kitchen sink with this. I added all sorts of fresh veggies I had in the fridge, including green beans, asparagus, celery, potatoes. This recipe is so versatile! You can do so much with it, and it is delicious!"


Baked Stuffed Pasta Shells

"This recipe is nearly the same as what we have used for the last 25 years in our restaurant. Because it is one of the dishes that is most popular, we make this in 20 lb batches of filling. We also do this same recipe with spinach and with spinach and sausage!”


Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

"Nice and easy! This has great flavor and eye appeal. It was easy to put together and bake. A nice variety of flavors and textures.”

-Miss Annie

Italian Stuffed Artichokes

“My husband's grandmother, Big Nani, taught me to make these. The only difference in the recipe is that she toasted the breadcrumbs in the olive oil and of course, fresh garlic!”


Granny's Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili

"I'm not vegetarian, but have been trying to cut down on meat consumption. I've found that all the vegetarian chilis I've tried taste like they're lacking something. Not this one!“


Baja Black Beans, Corn & Rice

"I am going to be making this all summer! I had it with some grilled chicken, and the next morning with scrambled eggs and some aged cheddar. It would also be great over a salad!”


Baked Ziti & Summer Vegetables

"Excellent recipe, and very easy to make. I used gluten-free penne pasta!”


Grilled Eggplant With Ricotta & Tomato

"Oh yes, capers and eggplant - my two favorites! How could this be anything but wonderful?


Roasted Butternut Squash-Quinoa Veggie Burger

"I had some leftover squash in the fridge, so I used that. I seasoned it with curry powder. I also used a clove of fresh garlic, and some fresh sage and parsley. Yummy and different!”


Sweet Potato Falafel

"Vegan has never tasted so good. Try this unique take on falafels."

-Sweet Potato Soul

Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus

"This is my go-to recipe for roasted garlic hummus. I always make it in advance. It has replaced our need to buy garlic hummus from Trader Joe’s!”


Avocado Quesadillas

"We had a couple of friends over, and I made these delicious and different quesadillas. I had to make two batches, one for the hotties and one for the milds. Monterey Jack cheese was a great choice!”

-Jillian L

Veggie Flats

"New family favorite! I just made this for a big family and friend get-together. Oh my gosh, these disappeared fast! I had everyone asking me for the recipe.”


Veggie Breakfast Casserole

"This was wonderfully easy, nutritious and tasty!”


Veggie Delightful Sandwich à La Subway

"I love the veggie delight sandwich from Subway, so I knew I would like this! I used homemade hamburger buns since I had them, and pepper jack cheese slices!”


Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella on Ciabatta

"Yummy! This is delicious, and very reminiscent of the grilled eggplant sandwich they serve at La'Bou. The garlic mayonnaise is a fabulous touch!”


Grilled Veggie Shish Kabobs

“We have a grilling basket that I use to make grilled vegetables. It never fails that when I serve this, I have requests for the recipe! I often make this the day before and let it marinate over night.”

-Sylvees Kitchen

Sneaky Veggie Franks & Beans

"Delicious! I didn't even notice the orange puree!"


BBQ Veggie Joes

"I made this in my small crockpot this past weekend, and have been eating it for lunches each day. It's very tasty!”


Mom's Veggie Dip

"Very, very, very good! It's tangy, it's spicy and gets even better the next day!”

-Mimi Bobeck