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 a huge constant in my life—next to the little permanent hole above my belly button that signals a time of teen angst marked by my 11th 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,” the sole reason is 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 meatless recipes featured below and I know that if it weren’t for my committed relationship with 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. Zucchini Cacio e Pepe


2. Chimichurri Cauliflower Tacos


3. Baked Veggie Egg Rolls


4. Greek Orzo Salad


5. Three Cheese Pizza


6. Eggplant Lasagna


7. Vegetarian Nachos


8. Vegetarian Chili


9. Baked Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce

Source: Pinch of Yum


10. Caprese Sandwich


11. Sweet Potato Kale Caesar Salad


12. Cheesy Posta Alla Vodka


13. Tempeh Tacos


14. Baked Mac and Cheese


15. Peach, Tomato, and Corn Arugula Pasta Salad


16. Veggie Enchiladas 

Source: Pinch of Yum


17. Broccoli Cheese Soup


18. Creamy Miso Ramen


19. Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad


20. General Tso Cauliflower Wings


21. Korean BBQ Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps

Source: Pinch of Yum


22. Crispy Quinoa Burgers


23. Spinach Strawberry Salad


24. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

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