I’m Not a Vegetarian—But These Meatless Recipes Are Insanely Good

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I love chicken nuggets.

Chicken nuggets have been the biggest constant in my life—next to the little permanent hole above my belly button that signals a time of teen angst marked by my eleventh grade “rebellious” naval piercing. While my palate has changed over time, my affinity for chicken nuggets has persevered and proven to be a bit of a personality trait.

So when I admit, “I don’t think I could ever be a vegetarian,” it happens to be for the sole reason that I’m not yet willing to part with who I am (which happens to be 23 percent chicken nugget). That being said, I’m not sleeping on how tasty eating vegetarian can be. One look at any of the drool-worthy recipes featured below and I know that if it weren’t for my committed relationship to nuggets, I could go without meat for the rest of my life. I’m not a vegetarian, but if you serve up any of these 20 insanely delicious meatless recipes, I won’t say no:

 

1. Baked Veggie Egg Rolls

 

2. Greek Orzo Salad

 

3. Three Cheese Pizza

 

4. Eggplant Lasagna

 

5. Vegetarian Nachos

 

6. Vegetarian Chili

 

7. Baked Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce

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8. Caprese Sandwich

 

9. Sweet Potato Kale Caesar Salad

 

10. Cheesy Posta alla Vodka

 

11. Tempeh Tacos

 

12. Baked Mac and Cheese

 

13. Peach, Tomato, and Corn Arugula Pasta Salad

 

14. Veggie Enchiladas 

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15. Broccoli Cheese Soup

 

16. Creamy Miso Ramen

 

17. Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad

 

18. General Tso Cauliflower Wings

 

19. Korean BBQ Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps

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20. Crispy Quinoa Burgers

 

21. Spinach Strawberry Salad

 

22. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

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