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 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 the nuggets, I could go without meat for the rest of my life. I’m not a vegetarian, but if you serve up any one of these 20 insanely delicious recipes, I won’t say no:


1. Three Cheese Pizza


2. Eggplant Lasagna


3. Vegetarian Nachos


4. Vegetarian Chili


5. Baked Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce

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6. Caprese Sandwich


7. Sweet Potato Kale Caesar Salad


8. Cheesy Posta alla Vodka


9. Tempeh Tacos


10. Sweet and Sour Vegetable Stir Fry


11. Peach, Tomato, and Corn Arugula Pasta Salad


12. Veggie Enchiladas 

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13. Broccoli Cheese Soup


14. Creamy Miso Ramen


15. Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad


16. General Tso Cauliflower Wings


17. Korean BBQ Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps

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18. Crispy Quinoa Burgers


19. Spinach Strawberry Salad


20. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

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