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Vegetarian Recipes: Top 12 Best Budget Friendly Vegetarian Recipes 2021

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JOW makes mealtimes easy for everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Our one-click personal grocery shopper tailors your cart to your needs, from household size to dietary restrictions to cooking appliances.

Once you have a cart filled with vegetarian ingredients, look no further than JOW’s under-30 minute recipes for a little meal time inspiration.

We have lots of budget-friendly, vegetarian dinner recipes that will revamp your cookbook and allow you to have delicious meals without spending too much money.

1. Veggie Couscous

This Veggie Couscous dish is nutritious, easy to make, and reasonably priced, not to mention that it’s packed with delicious flavors. Our veggie couscous is so good, it’s about to become your new lunchtime staple.

With 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cook time, this veggie couscous packs 19g of fat, 79g of carbohydrates, and 17g of protein per serving, contributing to your macronutrient needs and satisfying your cravings.

To make our veggie couscous, you’ll need semolina, carrots, chickpeas, shallots, harissa paste, zucchini, ras el hanout, and vegetable broth.

2. Stuffed Eggplant

Nothing is more fun than stuffing pomegranate into an eggplant! Cooking isn’t just a daily chore—it should be fun for the whole family from preparation to consumption. 

Grab some kitchen helpers, and start filling your eggplants with feta cheese, pomegranate, mint leaves, parsley, mixed grains, and garlic. Use JOW’s optimized personal grocery shopper to assemble your ingredients, grabbing the exact amount of food you need for your household in just one click.

Meal prep can easily become a cherished family memory with recipes as fun as our one-of-a-kind vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant recipe. Its fantastic taste, hearty richness, and affordable ingredients make it a star on our list.

Stuffed eggplant will require 12 minutes of prep time and a whopping 35 minutes of cook time, making it on the higher end of time requirements. But trust us, this one is worth it. 

Swap out feta for goat cheese or add some spinach and kale for an extra hit of vitamins. This recipe can be tailored to your family’s preferences—just like our JOW grocery lists—so it’s sure to be delicious no matter what. 

3. Vegetable Cheeseburger

Cheeseburgers aren’t just for meat-eaters—they can be a perfect vegetarian dinner, too! This Veggie Cheeseburger recipe is so simple and budget-friendly that you’ll wish you found it sooner.

This easy vegetarian dinner only requires four minutes of prep time and four minutes in the pan to make it a reality. Use JOW to grab buns, your family’s favorite veggie burgers, lettuce, yellow mustard, ketchup, butter, sliced cheese, and red onion.  

Serve alongside french fries, a big pickle, and a soda pop to feel like you’re in an adorable 1950s diner, or make it at a summer barbeque alongside potato salad, green salad, baked beans, and corn on the cob. 

Veggie cheeseburgers are a versatile option for any household, and the topping possibilities are endless. 

4. Sesame Bowl

If bowls are more your style, this Sesame Noodle Bowl is for you! This bowl takes things to the next level—it’s a vegan take on your favorite noodle dish that will make your stomach as happy as your wallet.

Our Sesame Noodle Bowl recipe provides a meal that’s almost 400 calories per portion. It’s a hearty meal for the whole household, using only six ingredients.

In fact, JOW specializes in recipes with 6 or fewer ingredients that can be made in less than 30 minutes, so you can take all of the stress out of meal preparation.

For this recipe, you need rice noodles, white mushrooms, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and a knob of fresh ginger. 

5. Grilled Eggplant and Hummus

Eggplant is just too delicious to ignore! This Grilled Eggplant and Hummus dish stands out as a wonderfully delectable dish that looks great and tastes even better. 

With only 5 ingredients, this dish is a budget-friendly option for anyone on a vegetarian diet. All you’ll need is roasted eggplant, feta cheese, hummus, plus some parsley and pomegranate. 

Our grilled eggplant and hummus dinner requires only seven minutes of prep time and ten minutes of cooking time, making it perfect for busy weeknights. 

Our grilled eggplant and roasted hummus dinner is a fantastic vegetarian option that will blow your taste buds away while sparing your bank account. Substitute tofu “cheese” or another vegan alternative to make this recipe vegan-friendly, too.

6. Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry

Perhaps you’re looking for a dish with a little more of a kick? We love spices, too. This Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry is sure to hit the spot.

Our family-favorite Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry is deliciously rich and creamy, only using the finest ingredients at affordable prices—sourced with JOW’s one-click personal grocery shopper. For our curry, you need to gather coral lentils, coconut milk, yams, tomato paste, red onion, vegetable broth, and turmeric powder.

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