You might think it’s difficult to go meatless on the Paleo diet – especially with all the hearty meat recipes and the emphasis on healthy proteins. However, going meatless doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor.
Enjoy vegetarian dinner recipes with rib-sticking deliciousness and forget the notion of vegetables being dainty and non-satiating. Now you can indulge in barbecued pulled mushrooms or “meatballs” packed with vegetables! If you’re craving something light and refreshing – like a butternut squash and pomegranate kale salad – we’ve got you covered. Looking for something sweet and zesty? Try a crunchy jicama and apple slaw.
Whatever you’re into, there’s no shortage of variety with this vegetarian dinner recipe list. From veggie burgers to Mediterranean-style falafels, there’s something appetizing for every food you’re craving.
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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with Buttery Maple Ghee
A perfect complement to any main entrée, these oh-so-pretty scalloped sweet potatoes get drizzled in a buttery maple ghee and adorned with chopped walnuts.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with Buttery Maple Ghee
Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers
These easy sweet potato and broccoli-filled veggie patties get drizzled in a creamy cilantro sauce. Enjoy them wrapped in lettuce or on a Paleo bun.
Recipe: Tasty Yummies | Sweet Potato and Broccoli Veggie Burgers
Spicy Rainbow Pasta
Add some color to your bowl with this spicy noodle dish that’s fit and delicious!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spicy Rainbow Pasta
Paleo Veggie Mushroom Burger
These mushroom burgers get their unique flavor from roasted sweet potatoes and caramelized onions.
Recipe: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen | Paleo Veggie Mushroom Burger
Zucchini Noodles with Meatless Mushroom Sauce
Grab a fork and dig into this filling bowl of zoodles and meatless marinara!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zucchini Noodles with Meatless Mushroom Sauce
Raw Yam Burgers
Enjoy these raw diet-friendly veggie burgers for something new at dinner tonight. If topping with sprouts, make sure to use broccoli or sunflower versions to keep things Paleo.
Recipe: This Rawsome Vegan Life | Raw Yam Burgers
Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
Tender strands of spaghetti squash work well in a quick, stir-fried veggie dish.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
For a comforting, nostalgic dinner that will please kids and adults alike, reach for this totally Paleo grilled cheese.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
No need for meat here! These veggie burgers are made with wholesome sweet potatoes instead!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
Winter Kale Vegetable Soup
Kale, carrots, and celery mingle with spices like rosemary, thyme, and garlic in this dish. Make sure to opt for the suggested coconut oil to keep things completely Paleo-friendly.
Recipe: Isabel Eats | Winter Kale Vegetable Soup
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Roast-up gnocchi perfection, using a hearty combo of sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup
A creamy but light and refreshing coconut milk broth mingles with tons of veggies.
Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup
Best Easy Paleo Cauliflower Chili
Ditch the ground beef and sub in some cauliflower for a chili dish unlike any other.
Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Best Easy Paleo Cauliflower Chili
Loaded Cauliflower Salad
Sweet and tangy, this cauliflower salad ticks all the right texture and flavor boxes.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Loaded Cauliflower Salad
Mushroom Risotto with Cauliflower Rice
Maple-flavored ghee marinates with sweet potatoes and crispy pecans. Yum!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mushroom Risotto with Cauliflower Rice
Roasted Asparagus, Cauliflower, and Mushroom Soup
Get your veggie fix in with this vitamin-packed soup that’s just as good as it looks!
Recipe: Wholesomelicious | Roasted Asparagus, Cauliflower, and Mushroom Soup
Kale Salad with Caramelized Butternut Squash and Honey Balsamic Dressing
When you’re craving a light and refreshing salad for dinner, this butternut squash-filled kale salad fits the bill.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Kale Salad with Caramelized Butternut Squash and Honey Balsamic Dressing
Easy Pumpkin Masala
Whip up this delightfully warm and well-spiced Indian-inspired veggie dish for dinner.
Recipe: The Iron You | Easy Pumpkin Masala
Zucchini Noodle Chow Mein
Light and healthy, zucchini noodles take the place of traditional chow mein noodles in this recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zucchini Noodle Chow Mein
Honey Cauliflower Nuggets
Skip the mystery meat McNuggets and opt for these sweet and savory honey cauliflower nuggets instead.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Honey Cauliflower Nuggets
Spicy Almond Sauce over Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower Rice
Strands of sweet potato and chunks of red bell pepper get tossed in a spicy almond butter-based sauce then served over cauliflower rice.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spicy Almond Sauce over Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower Rice
Mushroom Arugula Tostada
All the components of this veggie-filled tostada are homemade, from the plantain flatbread to the avocado crema to the grilled mushrooms.
Recipe: Purely Twins | Mushroom Arugula Tostada
Meatless Pulled BBQ Mushrooms
Going meatless doesn’t have to mean giving up barbeque as this pulled mushroom recipe oh-so-deliciously demonstrates.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Meatless Pulled BBQ Mushrooms
Paleo Vegan “Meaty” Taco Skillet
Eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, and walnuts all combine to make for a “meaty” but one hundred percent veggie-packed meal.
Recipe: Sweet C’s Designs | Paleo Vegan “Meaty” Taco Skillet
Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric
If it’s a cold night in, this soup delivers deep flavor but takes only one hour to cook.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric
Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Served on its own or alongside another veggie-packed dish, this well-spiced rice pilaf gets added crunch from almonds.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Ditch the tortilla chips and layer homemade salsa over a bed of well-spiced, crispy cauliflower.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cauliflower Nachos
Sheet Pan Portobello Mushroom Fajitas
A sheet pan makes this deliciously meatless and hearty meal a cinch to make!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sheet Pan Portobello Mushroom Fajitas
Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto
Please the crowd with this filling veggie-packed dish that combines creamy sauce with zoodles.
Recipe: Eat Yourself Skinny | Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto
Mushroom, Leek & Thyme Soup
So rich, so creamy. This will make any mouth water.
Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Mushroom, Leek & Thyme Soup
Mediterranean flavors mingle in this healthy, grain-free baked falafel recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Un-fried Falafel
Asian Salad Recipe with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Celery, carrots, peppers, and onions make for a bright entrée dish for dinner.
Recipe: The Endless Meal | Asian Salad Recipe with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Eggplant Enchiladas with Cashew Cheese
Roasted eggplant slices encase a mushroom filling, then get doused in a tomato-based sauce and cashew cheese.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Eggplant Enchiladas with Cashew Cheese
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