Easy Vegetarian Recipes You Can Cook in 30 Minutes

What makes us love fast food so much is that we can get tasty food within minutes. If you plan on eating healthy from now on but have difficulties in finding the time to cook, there are hundreds of no-fuss vegetarian recipes out there which you can truly count on.

We’ve rounded up the most delicious and practical recipes you can make within 30 minutes. Hundreds of reviewers swear by these recipes, and you might not have to crave for your usual meat after eating these meals.


Recipe 1: Escarole and Cannellini Beans Penne Pasta

penne pasta

Servings: 8

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

(Nutritional Info: 310 kcal, 2 grams fat, 60.1 grams carbohydrates, 13.7 grams protein, 268 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol)


–    1 can cannellini beans, with liquid (15.5 ounces)

–    1 head escarole, chopped

–    1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces) with garlic and onion, drained

–    1 pack of dry penne pasta (16 ounces)

–    Ground black pepper and salt (to taste)


  1. Pour the amount of water needed to cook the pasta (according to package instructions) into a large pot. Add a little salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Cook the penne pasta for eight to ten minutes, or according to the cooking time indicated in the package. Stir the pasta every three minutes.
  3. When the pasta is al dente, drain the water and set the pasta aside.
  4. Add cannellini beans with liquid, escarole, and diced tomatoes with garlic and onion in a skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat.
  5. Season the mixed ingredients with pepper and salt.
  6. Toss the mixed ingredients with pasta and serve.


Recipe 2: Zucchini and Cheese Patties

zucchini patties

Servings: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

(Nutritional Info: 245 kcal, 14.7 grams fat, 15.7 grams carbohydrates, 12.8 grams protein, 282 mg sodium, 111 mg cholesterol)


–    2 cups zucchini, grated

–    ½ cup all-purpose flour

–    2 eggs, beaten

–    ½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated

–    ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

–    ¼ cup chopped onion

–    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

–    Salt to taste


  1. Mix zucchini, beaten eggs, flour, onion, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and salt in a medium-size bowl.
  2. Turn the stove on medium-high heat. Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a skillet.
  3. Take a tablespoonful of the zucchini mixture and drop it into the skillet. Drop more tablespoons of zucchini mixture according to the size of your skillet.
  4. Cook the zucchini patties for a few minutes on each side until golden.
  5. Serve with sour cream, tomato sauce, or rice on the side.


Recipe 3: Broiled Tomato with Parmesan Cheese Sandwich


Servings: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

(Nutritional Info: 509 kcal, 34.8 grams fat, 43.2 grams carbohydrates, 9.6 grams protein, 605 mg sodium, 14 mg cholesterol)


–    4 ripe tomatoes, sliced

–    3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, divided

–    4 slices of bread, lightly toasted

–    2 tablespoons olive oil

–    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

–    3 tablespoons mayonnaise

–    ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

–    ½ teaspoon dried parsley

–    ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Whisk the vinegar and olive oil together in a bowl.
  2. Marinate the tomatoes with the oil and vinegar mixture. Stir everything gently.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, 4 teaspoons of parmesan cheese, black pepper, oregano, and parsley in a small bowl.
  4. Spread the cheese mixture on each slice of toasted bread.
  5. Add the marinated tomatoes on 2 slices of bread.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on top.
  7. Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes, or until the cheese starts to golden.
  8. Serve while it’s still warm.


Recipe 4: Festival-In-Your-Mouth Burritos


Servings: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

(Nutritional Info: 692 kcal, 35.8 grams fat, 70.2 grams carbohydrates, 21.2 grams protein, 1.8 g sodium, 47 mg cholesterol)


–    Two 10-inch flour tortillas

–    1 can black beans (15 ounces), rinsed and drained

–    3 ounces cream cheese

–    ½ red bell pepper, chopped

–    1 teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers

–    1 small onion, chopped

–    1 teaspoon minced garlic

–    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

–    ½ teaspoon salt

–    2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  2. Wrap tortillas in foil and bake for 15 minutes, or until it is cooked well.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook jalapenos, garlic, bell pepper and onion for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add beans to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes while stirring.
  5. Slice cream cheese into cubes and add to the skillet. Add salt as well.
  6. Cook everything together for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add cilantro to the mixture and stir everything together for a minute.
  8. Take a spoonful of the mixture and spread it evenly down the center of the warmed tortilla.
  9. Roll tortillas up and serve immediately.

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