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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