Five Ingredient Vegetarian Recipes

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Red and White Tortellini. Linda Larsen

Five ingredient vegetarian recipes are a fabulous way to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen. These quick and easy recipes have wonderful flavors and textures; all without meat! You, of course, can add more ingredients to any of these recipes. Vary the type of cheese or vegetables used, try different herbs or spices, and remember to write down your changes.

Five Ingredient Vegetarian Recipes

  • Fried Pierogies with Butternut Squash
    This incredible recipe is so good it's hard to believe there are only five ingredients. It's one of my all time favorites.
  • Calypso Eggs
    Eggs cooked with cottage cheese and some veggies is a great way to start your morning. This recipe can be doubled.
  • Chili Rice Casserole
    If you love spicy food, cheese, and rice, this is the casserole for you! It's delicious served as a vegetarian entree, or can be topped with any simmered dish, such as Salsa Crockpot Chicken.
  • Corn Waffles
    Frozen corn adds great flavor and texture to corn muffin mix in this easy recipe. Serve with some salsa for a nice quick meal.
  • Crockpot Marinara Sauce
    Everyone should have a marinara sauce in their repertoire. I like this one because it uses tomato paste, which gives a depth of flavor to the sauce you just can't get with any other form of tomato.
  • Crockpot Oatmeal
    Cranberries and dates add flavor, color, and texture to this easy crockpot recipe.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
    There's nothing easier or more satisfying than this perfect, indulgent recipe. Serve with some Toasted Garlic Bread and a green salad for a fabulous meal.
  • Mac and Cheese Casserole
    If you love mac and cheese, this recipe will become a regular on your recipe rotation. Adding a crisp bread crumb topping to creamy macaroni and cheese is perfect.
  • Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs
    Making eggs ahead of time is always a good idea! Just bake them in the morning while you get ready. Of course, plain old Scrambled Eggs is an easy five ingredient recipe too. Or you could make Microwave Scrambled Eggs!
  • Mock Cheese Souffle
    Even if you know how to make a classic Souffle, this easy recipe comes in handy just because you make it ahead of time and it isn't as fussy.
  • Pesto Peppers with Penne
    Once again frozen vegetable combos come to the rescue in this delicious and easy recipe.
  • Red and White Tortellini
    This casserole is my go-to recipe when I'm just too tired to cook. Add vegetables, use vegetarian meatballs, or add pesto to change it up. This recipe is versatile!
  • Tomato Pesto Spaghetti
    There's nothing better than this super simple three ingredient recipe when time is short. It's simply perfect.
  • Vegetable Stir Fry
    Use any of your favorite vegetables in this easy stir fry recipe; and any type of cheese!