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Golden onion and spring veg pilaf

12 one-pot vegetarian meals

Published: May 30, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Save on washing up midweek with these nourishing veggie one-pots, from golden spring veg pilaf to magic one-pot pasta and a vibrant vegan paella

Looking for one-pot vegetarian meals? Want the best vegetarian paella? Try our nourishing one pot vegetarian meals then try our veggie curries, vegan meals and dairy-free dinner ideas.


Vegetarian one-pot meals

Green lentil, vegetable and orzo stew

A delicious one-pot dish that is even better after 24 hours. This stew would be wonderful served with a spoonful of pesto.

Green Lentil, Vegetable and Orzo Stew in a Bowl

Braised courgettes and cannellini beans

An easy one-pot brimming with warming flavours, try this braised courgette dish with cannellini beans and parmesan for a fuss-free dinner.

A cast iron pot of creamy braised courgette with the lid leaning on the side, on a grey concrete background with a grey napkin and brushed sliver serving spoon

Golden onion and spring veg pilaf

Add lots of colour to your midweek dinners with this nourishing vegetarian one-pot, with greens and spiced with cumin, cardamom, turmeric and ground coriander.

Golden onion and spring veg pilaf

One-pot vegetarian pasta

This pasta combines wilted spinach and soft goat's cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. Garnish with some extra parmesan, and enjoy as a super simple midweek meal.

One-Pot Pasta Recipe With Goat’s Cheese And Spinach

Sunblush tomato and olive vegan paella

Full of antipasti favourites, this plant-based paella is packed with punchy flavour and will impress the whole family. A great meat-free one-pot.

Vegetarian Paella with Courgettes, Peppers and Olives

Rice and vegetable aash with puy lentils

Aash is a staple of Persian cuisine. It's always herb-based but there are many varieties – this is a hearty vegetarian version, which makes a great wholesome one-pot.

Aash Persian Soup Recipe with Lentils

Freekeh risotto with spring greens

This light and healthy twist on a classic risotto is made with freekeh, a low-fat, high-protein ‘super grain’ made from cracked, roasted green wheat that keeps its bite when cooked. We have plenty more risotto recipes to keep you going here.

Risotto Recipe With Freekeh and Spring Greens

Tomato and basil stew

A quick vegetarian one-pot dish, this low-calorie tomato stew hits the spot when you want something fast, healthy and full of flavour. Ready in 30 minutes, it's great served with a big bowl of basmati rice.

Tomato and Basil stewRecipe

Gigantes plaki

Ready in under an hour, this one-pot recipe for Greek baked beans is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea with less than 300 calories.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

West African-style stew with sweet potato and greens

Try this hearty vegan West African-style one-pot with sweet potato and greens. This stew is super easy to make and packed with warming flavours.

West African stew with sweet potato & greens

Preserved lemon, spinach and cherry tomato pilaf

Packed with subtle perfume flavours and zesty preserved lemons, this vegan pilaf is a hearty and healthy all-in-one midweek meal that saves on washing up.

Spinach Rice Pilaf Recipe with Tomatoes and Lemon

Chickpea and squash coconut curry

This chickpea and squash coconut curry is a great healthy, vegetarian midweek meal – and it's all made in one pan.

Chickpea and squash coconut curry in a grey pan

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