50 ridiculously quick vegetarian dinners (20 minutes or less!)

A collection of 50 ridiculously quick vegetarian and vegan dinners that only take 20 minutes or less to make!

I am lazy – super, super lazy. I absolutely love cooking, but most of the time you won’t find me in the kitchen for more than an hour at the time (and that’s only on special days). I think I just like sitting down too much.

Sooo, over the years I’ve come up with loads of quick vegetarian dinners that only take 20 minutes (or less!) to make – so you can get yourself in the kitchen, make a quick meal, and sit and eat it. Ridiculously simple, just how cooking should be!

Here’s a collection of some of my favourite ridiculously quick vegetarian dinners that take a maximum of 20 minutes to make (assuming you don’t take ten minutes to chop an onion…). You don’t even need to faff with loads of side dishes, as most of these recipes will work perfectly on their own! Enjoy!

Tortellini Caesar salad

Tortellini Caesar salad (pictured above)
Creamy avocado and rocket pasta [vegan]
15 minute mushroom stroganoff
Bell pepper pizzas from Peas and Crayons
Garlic mushroom quesadillas from Hungry Healthy Happy
Lemony egg in a spinach chickpea nest from Kitchen Treaty
Tofu hash from One Ingredient Chef

Quick red Thai curry noodle soup

Quick red Thai curry noodle soup (pictured above) [vegan]
Veggie pasta with artichokes and asparagus [vegan]
Brie and avocado toasts
Thai curry linguine [vegan]
Courgette, goat’s cheese and mint frittata from Kavey Eats
Egg-crust vegetarian breakfast pizza from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chickpea, pesto, tomato and mozzarella salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

Chickpea tacos with avocado cream

Chickpea tacos with avocado cream (pictured above)
Enchilada noodles
Mushroom and white bean soup with a garlic crouton [vegan]
Yellow Thai curry noodle soup from Mess Makes Food [vegan]
Stovetop Southwest mac and cheese from An Edible Mosaic
Tofu stroganoff from Peas and Crayons
Grilled cauliflower steak burgers from Kitchen Treaty [vegan]

Creamy coconut corn chowder

Creamy coconut corn chowder (pictured above) [vegan]
Greek chickpea salad
Pomegranate and goat’s cheese pasta
Creamed kale with chickpeas
Taco salad with fiesta ranch dressing from Peas and Crayons
Loaded nachos from Damn Delicious
One pot peanut sesame noodles and veggies from Oh My Veggies [vegan]

Weeknight tikka masala

Weeknight tikka masala (pictured above)
Pesto macaroni cheese
Creamy carrot and brie pasta
Garlicky quinoa bowls with broccoli and chickpeas [vegan]
One pot pasta primavera from Oh My Veggies
Brie and grape tortilla wraps from Greedy Gourmet
Shakshuka (eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce) from Hungry Healthy Happy


Veggie chow mein

Veggie chow mein (pictured above) [vegan]
Thai green curry spinach soup
Summer vegetable pasta in garlic butter sauce
Creamy leek and parsley pasta
Spicy veggie tacos with chunky guacamole from Tinned Tomatoes [vegan]
Baked eggs and asparagus with parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cucumber noodles with peanut sauce from Two Peas and Their Pod [vegan]

Asparagus spaghetti with a fried egg

Asparagus spaghetti with a fried egg (pictured above)
Pineapple and cashew stir fry [vegan]
Garlic mushroom bulgur with chickpeas
Asparagus and cheese soufflé-style omelette from Franglais Kitchen
Browned butter lemon pasta from Cooking Classy
Greek salad from Greedy Gourmet
Shaved brussels sprouts salad from The Roasted Root
Wild mushroom pappardelle from A Mummy Too


  1. says

    Gosh, talk about being spoiled for choice. Fabulous looking dishes and great for both daughters and sometimes Mam.
    Thank you for posting such an array of dishes to suit all tastes.

  2. Barbara says

    I can definitely vouch for the chickpea tortillas with avocado cream! I think I must’ve eaten that about 30 times this summer. Just so easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing these, I love your blog!

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