My 3 Favorite Vegetarian Recipes

One of my New Years Resolutions this 2018 was to eat a lot healthier. Last year my diet was ehhh so therefore reflected on how I felt. So far I have made a lot of changes in my diet, no more gluten (I do have an allergy to it but last year I was always cheating on it), meat, accompanied by eating lots of fruits and veggies.

But one of my biggest upsets was that I wasn’t going to be able to eat some of my favorite meals…..but wait… yes I could, all I had to do was make them healthier! That is why I am so happy to share with you today my favorite vegetarian recipes! These recipes are easy to cook and are sure to have your family wanting leftovers 🙂

ENJOY 🙂

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna Vertical

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained of excess liquid
  • 3 c. ricotta
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 c. mozzarella
  • 2 c. marinara
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Bring a large pot of salted boiling water to a boil and cook lasagna noodles until al dente. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and garlic and season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir in thawed and drained frozen spinach until completely combined.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together ricotta, egg, and Parmesan and season with cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  4. In a large baking dish, layer 5 lasagna noodles so they’re slightly overlapping. Spoon over a thin layer of marinara and top with a layer of spinach mixture and ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with a layer of mozzarella. Repeat, ending with mozzarella.
  5. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes, then remove foil and continue baking 15 minutes more.
  6. Let cool 10 minutes, then garnish with parsley, slice, and serve.

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup Vertical
 INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. minced jalapeños
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 3 (15-oz.) cans black beans, with liquid
  • 1 qt. low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sour cream, for garnish
  • sliced avocado, for garnish
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add jalapeños and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, stir to coat vegetables, and cook about a minute more. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin and stir to coat.
  2. Add black beans with their liquid and chicken broth. Stir soup, add bay leaf and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce to a simmer and let simmer until slightly reduced, about 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  3. Using an immersion blender or food processor, blend the soup to desired consistency.
  4. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, sliced avocado, and cilantro.

Baked Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole Vertical

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 c. finely ground cornmeal
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 c. whole milk
  • 1/4 c. cream
  • 2 c. frozen corn, defrosted
  • 2 8-oz. cans creamed corn
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. chives, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cornmeal and butter until smooth. Whisk in sugar, eggs, milk and cream until incorporated. Fold in corn and creamed corn and season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  3. Pour into your baking dish and bake uncovered for 1 hour, or until center is set and top is golden. Garnish with chives and serve.

I found these recipes on delish.com. For the past few weeks I have been using these food recipes in my kitchen and it is incredible, I love this site and I am so happy I found it. Not only are all the recipes vegetarian but they are also so easy to make 🙂

Thank you guys so much for reading todays blog post! I am so happy that I was able to share with you my favorite vegetarian recipes and I hope you were just as happy to read them. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will respond. Also if you are new follow my blog and join me on my blogging journey. Hope everyone has a great day. Peace V.

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