Meatless Monday Challenge

20+ One-Pot Vegetarian Meals

on August 30, 2021
last updated June 19, 2023
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20+ One-Pot Vegetarian Meals, plus this Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto that fuses rich umami flavor from mushrooms with decadent truffle oil.
Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto on a plate

Looking for some One-Pot Vegetarian Meals to make your life easier on Meatless Monday? These recipes are not only delicious but only require one pot to prepare, making clean-up a breeze!

As a busy mom and environmental scientist, One-Pot Vegetarian Meals are my absolute favorite! Less clean-up means we save both time and water. Win, win!

Plus, with meatless dinner options, we are lowering our environmental footprint by consuming less high-impact foods like meat.

And with a variety of delicious recipe options to choose from, having just one pot to cook in certainly does not have to limit you! Here you will find my favorite one-pot vegetarian meals, plus the full recipe for my Gourmet Mushroom Risotto which is ALWAYS a good idea.

Green tip: Speaking of cleanup, if you have a dishwasher-use it! Comparing dishwashing to handwashing, using an efficient dishwasher uses 1/6th the amount of water to get your dishes clean!


1. Vegetarian Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Bowl of Vegetarian Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Creamy, cheesy, hearty, and healthful—this vegetarian broccoli cheddar soup will warm you up from the inside out.
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2. One-Pot Hummus Pasta with Basil (Vegan)

One-Pot Hummus Pasta with Basil
This One-Pot Hummus Pasta uses creamy hummus, fresh-squeezed lemon, and herbaceous basil for a flavorful dish with minimal ingredients and in less than 30 minutes!
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3. Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto

Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto on a plate
This seriously creamy and delicious truffle mushroom risotto features dried porcini mushrooms and is finished with truffle oil. Gourmet and umami, this one-pot risotto dinner is the perfect, decadent vegetarian meal.
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4. Wholesome Meatless Chili with Lentils

close up of a bowl of vegan chili with fresh toppings
The epitome of heartiness and warmth, this Wholesome Meatless Chili with Lentils is comfort food at its finest. Its subtle spice and meaty texture will keep you satisfied for hours!
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5. Hearty Mushroom Stew with Potatoes

Hearty Mushroom Stew with Potatoes - Cradling bowl with hand
Who says hearty has to mean heavy? This Mushroom Stew is hearty and filling, but not too heavy. It’s meatless, earthy, and absolutely bursting with flavor!
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6. Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce

overhead view of Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce in a large white serving bowl
This incredibly simple, outrageously delicious, and fast-as-lightning Vegan One-Pot Pasta will be your new go-to meal to feed the family.
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7. Next-Level Spicy Shakshuka

Cutting into yolk on Spicy Feta Shakshuka
This Spicy Feta Shakshuka is a flavor-packed dish comprised of eggs poached in a tomato sauce, loaded with a blend of spices and topped with creamy Feta cheese.
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8. Vegan Couscous Salad

Vegan Couscous Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, lemon, and basil
This Vegan Couscous Salad is fresh, flavorful, and healthful—the perfect midday pick-me-up or side dish!
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9. One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce
This Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce is quick and easy to make, easy to clean up, and will feed the whole family! It's hearty, flavorful, creamy and cozy.
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10. Vegan Orzo Soup with Seasonal Veggies

overhead view of vegan orzo soup in a white soup bowl with a spoon
This Vegan Orzo Soup incorporates seasonal veggies into a flavorful, hearty broth that all comes together in less than an hour and in just one pot.
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11. Healthy Lentil Walnut Taco Meat Alternative

overhead shot of lentil walnut taco meat
This Healthy Lentil Walnut Taco Meat Alternative is a great way to reduce calories and saturated fat from your tacos without compromising on texture, flavor, or protein!
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12. Creamy Brie and Gouda Mac and Cheese (No-Bake!)

super closeup shot of creamy brie mac and cheese
What’s the best cheese combo for homemade mac and cheese? It’s brie and gouda, for sure! This extra-creamy stovetop brie mac and cheese recipe is a different and delicious twist on classic mac and cheese. Ready in 30 minutes!
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13. Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup

Bowl of Creamy Soup with Wild Rice and Vegetables
This Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup is warming, nourishing, and so flavorful! Plus, it only requires one pot making it easy to cook and clean.
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14. One-Pot Tahini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts

small plate of tahini pasta with toasted walnuts and garnished with chopped basil
This Tahini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts is a zesty, creamy, and nutty pasta with crunchy nuts on top. It comes together in 15-20 minutes and only requires one pot.
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15. 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta (One-Pot)

overhead shot of serving bowl filled with mushroom pesto pasta
This Mushroom Pesto Pasta is quick, easy, packed with flavor, and requires only one pot and 4 ingredients to come together!
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16. One-Dish Baked Goat Cheese Pasta

overhead shot of plated baked goat cheese pasta
This Baked Goat Cheese Pasta is a veggie-packed creamy pasta dish that comes together in less than 45 minutes and with just one dish!
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17. Creamy Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Bowl of sweet potato soup with two spoons and grilled bread
This Roasted Sweet Potato Soup is the creamiest soup to cozy up with, perfectly balanced between savory and sweet, with aromatic Fall spices.
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18. Creamy Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto

Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto with extra Parmesan cheese and sage
This Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto is perfectly creamy, balancing the subtle sweetness of pumpkin with earthy mushrooms and other savory flavors.
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19. One-Pot Carrot Pumpkin Soup

Bowl of Carrot Pumpkin Soup with hand cradling it
This Carrot Pumpkin Soup is the cozy Fall soup you need, with nutrient-dense carrots and pumpkin accompanied by aromatic spices, coming together in under an hour and in just one pot.
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20. One-Pot Mushroom Marsala Pasta

Plate of One Pot Mushroom Marsala Pasta
This Mushroom Marsala Pasta is a beautiful balance of sweetness and tang from the Marsala wine and earthiness from the mushrooms, coming together in 20 minutes and in just one pot.
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21. 5-Ingredient Burrata Pesto Pasta

Single serving of Burrata Pesto Pasta with fork
This Burrata Pesto Pasta is filled with flavor and delicious texture and only requires 5 ingredients, one pot, and less than 30 minutes to make.
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22. One-Pot Mushroom Spinach Pasta with White Wine

One Pot Mushroom Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce
This Mushroom Spinach Pasta with White Wine is citrusy, fresh, and buttery and requires less than 30 minutes and one pot to make!
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Enjoy this list of 20+ One-Pot Vegetarian Meals to make this Meatless Monday or any day! And if you’re not sure where to start, try this Truffle Mushroom Risotto that is sure to tickle your taste buds!

Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto on a plate

20+ One-Pot Vegetarian Meals, Including Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto

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20+ One-Pot Vegetarian Meals, plus this Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto that fuses rich umami flavor from mushrooms with decadent truffle oil.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ((nondairy for vegan))
  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan ((remove for vegan))
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil
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Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan, sauté the shallot and baby bella mushrooms in olive oil with salt and pepper until the juice from the mushrooms evaporates.
  • Add white wine, garlic, and porcini mushrooms and continue to simmer until most of the liquid from the wine has evaporated and the porcini mushrooms are rehydrated.
  • Add the rice and give it a couple of stirs.
  • Add ½ cup of vegetable broth over medium-low heat, and stir continuously until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice. Keep repeating this step, ½ cup at a time until you've added all three cups of vegetable broth.
  • Test your rice to make sure it's cooked through. Add a little water if necessary (¼ cup at a time).
  • Remove from heat and add butter and parmesan. Stir until both are completely melted and integrated. Taste to see if you need any additional salt or pepper.
  • Plate your portions and drizzle each with a dash of truffle oil. Serve hot.

Pro Tips

  • Truffle oil is a finishing oil, meaning you should use it to drizzle on top, not to cook with.
  • Make sure to continue to stir constantly while your rice is cooking!
  • The Parmesan is optional because it’s honestly SO flavorful without it. It just adds a little bit of that ooey-gooey cheese texture. However, opting to leave it out makes this dish vegan, and just as delicious.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword Mushrooms, One-Pot, Vegetarian Meals
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