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I’m looking for some family-friendly vegetarian or vegan recipes? Does anyone have a favourite they want to share?


Posted by MumJes, 6th August 2021


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  • A nice Dahl is always comforting and you can adjust to suit your family.


  • I make a lasagna but in place of the meat I add pumpkin zucchini and spinach which has been precooked and layered with cheese or vegan cheese and pasta.


  • Great suggestions here.. thank you all for sharing.


  • I love a hearty vegetable soup & adding butter beans makes it even heartier! Serve with crusty bread it’s really filling.


  • I think pancakes are great as you can make savoury ones with what you like and makes a good treat for a change.


  • There are wonderful recipes on this site!


  • I don’t make many Vegetarian dishes, but my sister does – here are a few of her recommendations. Vegetable curry; Mushroom Ragu; Mushroom and Leek filo pie; Spinach, Ricotta and Mushroom Quiche; Bubble & Squeak patties; Kale, Feta and Pumpkin pie; Roast Pumpkin and Spinach risotto; Rigatoni with Tofu and Broccoli pesto; Pumpkin and Feta pancakes; Vegetarian pizza; Cherry and Goat’s cheese salad; Roast vegetable frittata.


  • Not necessarily recipes although you can google. But I love to make vegetarian curries. Especially if they have eggplant in them.

    Vegetarian moussaka is a favourite.

    Stir-fry with Tempeh instead of meat.

    Vegetarian pizza.


  • Chilli sin carne

    1 cup of Lentils or textured vegetable protein
    1- 2 cups of vegetables that you have on hand
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 cloves of garlic
    1 x can of black or kidney beans
    1 can of 3 bean mix

    I never measure the spices but this is what I add
    cayenne pepper
    smoked paprika
    cinammon
    ground coriander
    ground cumin
    spicy chilli flakes or a chilli finely chopped

    I chuck it in the slow cooker for 8 hours and I get 8 meals out of it. Costs under $1 a meal and it is delicious!

    Also, the minimalist baker has a website full of great, easy vegan meals with 10 ingredients or less


  • We also make fried rice with our favourite veg… or just to clear out the fridge and use them up. Same with making tomato-based pasta sauce. Zucchini, capsicum, whatever is in the fridge can go in and get whizzed up ????


  • We make lentil soup.

    1 tbsp oil
    1 dice onion
    2 tsp minced garlic
    3 diced carrots
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    3 veg stock cubes
    2 cups green lentils
    5-6 cups of water
    2 bay leaves
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Sauté onion in oil until translucent over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.

    Add carrot, stock cubes and spices, and add lentils. Cover with water. Turn heat down low and simmer with a lid on your saucepan until lentils and carrots are tender.

    We serve with buttered toast.


  • Vegetarian quiches are also good for vegetarian meals.


  • Burritos
    I make them with chicken but you can leave it out. 2 x large cans of 4 bean mix rinsed; 1 bottle passata; 1 large onion chopped; 1 x packet burrito mix; 1 teaspoon chilli powder; 1 red capsicum chopped; grated tasty cheese and 1 x packet burritos; 1 tbs macadamia nut oil; 1 cup water (use to rinse out passata bottle. Fry up onion in oil until soft add seasoning mix and chilli powder add passata and water, then beans and water. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Put tablespoons of mixture into burrito and roll and place in greased baking dish until all done. Sprinkle with grate cheese and either place under grill until cheese is melted or place in oven for twenty minutes. A large pack of burritos will make 8. Will serve four adults or eight with a side salad.


  • Hallumi burger or grilled Camembert cheese.


  • Zucchini slice/vegetable slice is a terrific and easy slice to make for a family. Savoury vegetable slices can easily be modified and various vegetables added to suit personal tastes.


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