Meatless Monday Recipes That Will Become Family Favourites

From easy quiche & Pad Thai to comforting pasta dishes, my family favourite Meatless Monday Recipes make it easy to leave out meat one day a week!

Meatless Monday Recipes
Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Meatless Monday. This doesn’t mean I never eat meat on Mondays. It’s more because Meatless Monday reminds my family and I to ensure we have at least one meat free day each week. Whether it’s Tuesday, Friday or even actually Monday, making sure we leave meat out of our diets at least one day each week benefits our health, our budget and our planet.

To be honest, one meatless day has tended to lead to another in our house. There are so many delicious vegetarian options, meat has become less the focus of every meal and more of a considered choice that we enjoy from time to time.

Meat consumption really is something we have to consider. Did you know that it is estimated that it takes 1,847 US Gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef? Researchers at MIT believe that by 2050 more than half the world’s population will live in water stressed areas. Cutting back on our meat consumption can have a profound effect on changing this future. Every meal counts. Interested in finding out more? Check out An Occasional Vegetarian!

Meatless Monday Recipes

Here are some of my family’s favourite Meatless Monday recipes. Frankly they are recipes that we enjoy them all week long!

Pasta alla Norma My Way
A pasta dish with a seriously flavourful sauce, Pasta alla Norma is chock full of delicious, healthy vegetables.

Vegan Pad Thai

Perfect for busy days, My Vegan Pad Thai is light, delicious, comfort food that takes hardly any time at all to put together.

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Quiche

My Easy Vegetarian Quiche is one of the easiest quiches I have ever made. It’s also the most popular!

Spaghetti Primavera al Limone

Fresh, spring flavours and a delicate lemon sauce make my Spaghetti Primavera al Limone something really special.

I hope these delicious, nutritious Meatless Monday recipes will encourage you to give one meatless day a week a try. If you already enjoy meatless meals, I hope these recipes will be a welcome addition to your menu plan!

More Meatless Monday Recipes

Parsnip Topped Vegetable Pies

Easy Vegetarian Lasagna Casserole

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Article by April Harris

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.


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  1. Yesssssssssss – this is definitely a post for me April 🙂
    I’m a vegetarian, and I think it’s great what you’re doing!!
    I’m going to check now your recipes 🙂

  2. A fantastic collection of meatless recipes! I totally agree with you, there are many tasty vegetarian options! And going meatless once a week can have a huge benefit on our health. Beautiful post!

  3. Hi April, wow this is a great collection of meatless Monday recipes. Thanks for sharing them at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party!
    Have a nice day and enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  4. All of these look so delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Hi April,
    These all look so delicious! The pasta alla Norma, wowed me with all those vegetables. I love chunky vegetables in my pasta sauce! =)
    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Hi April – Thanks so much for sharing these great meatless meals with the Let’s Get Real party.

  7. April, I don’t always do Meatless Monday, but I do have a number of meatless meals through the week. Was a vegetarian in the past, and would ideally be vegan, but my husband does not thrive on a meatless diet, and I can’t cook two separate meals. My solo lunches are usually meatless, and your gorgeous Vegan Pad Thai would be perfect!

  8. April, I adore your Meatless Monday recipe collection, especially your Easy Vegetarian Quiche and Vegan Pad Thai! Spreading foodie love for you. Hope you have a fantastic week!

  9. My husband is a meatatarian so meatless meals are discouraged at our house. However, I have slowly been able to make one night a week meatless, usually by having breakfast foods. You have great ideas here I would like to try!

  10. I am saving this. These are such great ideas for going meatless.

  11. I couldn’t agree more about the benefits of enjoying at least a couple of meat-free meals throughout the week – I’m not a strict vegetarian but it’s simply not sustainable for everyone on the planet to consume meat constantly! What a great roundup of ideas. I especially love the pad thai!

  12. These look like very hearty vegetarian mains! I can’t do pasta right now because we’re on a no-carb kick in prep for a vacation that involves bikinis. I would gladly give up my chicken breast for a plate of pasta, though!

  13. This looks like a great collection of meatless dishes. I’m especially loving that quiche.

  14. I eat vegetarian 4-5 nights a week and I’m always looking for new veggie ideas, really like the sound of that quiche.

  15. Hi April,
    I like to plan a meatless day for our family and you have a lovely collection of recipes for us to try. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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