25 Delicious Meatless Monday Meal Plan Recipes

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Meal plan theme day recipes are a great way to make your meal planning process more efficient and effortless. It saves you time and makes grocery shopping easier. Plus, your family knows what to expect on any given night and may even look forward to certain dinner nights.

My family is very picky. And sometimes that can make meal planning difficult. But once you incorporate their likes into your strategy, dinner time becomes a lot less stressful. Because let’s face it. Nothing is more aggravating then cooking dinner and having everyone turn their noses up when you place it on the kitchen table.

Set dinner templates have been a life saver for me in particular because one, everyone has at least one theme night they thoroughly enjoy, plus, my family has resigned themselves to my meal plan and just go with the flow now. Knowing ahead of time what type of meal will be served has also made them look forward to dinner.

What Are Meal Plan Theme Nights?

Meal plan theme nights are simple. You assign a theme for each night of the week. They can be based around a type of food, like pasta, or a style, like Asian, or around a method, like crockpot. The possibilities are endless. And once you have a good stock of favourite theme recipes, you can easily switch them around from week to week to create variety in your meal planning system.

Why A Meatless Monday Night Theme Should Be On Your Weekly Meal Plan

It’s hard to get vegetables into my family. I have to sneak them in there somewhere when they aren’t looking. Meatless Mondays has forced me to get more creative in my dinner choices and helps me prove to my family that vegetables aren’t that bad. Plus, most meatless recipes save you money since meat is usually the priciest item on your grocery list.

And if Meatless Monday gives you visions of endless salads, this list is sure to surprise and delight you:

25 Meatless Monday Recipes Your Whole Family Will Enjoy

Legit Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

I don’t know if you have ordered out lately but omg takeaway pizza is so expensive now! Satisfy your appetite with this filling, homemade pizza recipe. Don’t wait for the weekend for this treat. It is perfect for Meatless Monday.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe at House of Nash Eats

Vegan Sloppy Joe’s

Add some fun and flavour to your weeknight menu with these Vegan Sloppy Joes. They are sweet, tangy, smoky and deliciously messy! Your family will love ’em!

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Vegan Huggs

Spinach Lasagna

Best meatless vegan spinach lasagna recipe ever! Easy to make from scratch and packed with comforting textures from a homemade creamy cashew ricotta cheese filling and lots of flavour from mushrooms, spinach and this must have tomato sauce. This lasagna is also gluten free, dairy-free, tofu-free and plant based.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Veggie Society

Vegetarian Ranch Shephard’s Pie

The ultimate in comfort food and I promise you, it is so delicious, you won’t even miss the meat. Made from lentils, this recipe is both budget-friendly and healthy.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Delicious On A Dime

Mushroom Wellington

This Meatless Monday recipe is surprisingly easy to make but is a real showstopper for your dinner table. The flaky pastry envelops a delicious filling of mushrooms, with garlic, onions, sage and a secret ingredient! Added bonus: You can make this recipe ahead or freeze it for an easy dinner option on busy nights.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Veggie Desserts

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

This big and filling recipe will satisfy your family’s appetite and have them coming back for more. But you’ll still have lots of leftovers for lunches or your leftover day on your meal plan. It reheats very well but you could eat it cold straight out of the fridge too.  

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Mom Foodie

General Tso’s Cauliflower

This perfect meatless meal will replace your Chinese take out and quickly become one of your favourite recipes! A silky sauce seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes, for just a touch of heat, surrounds tender cauliflower for the perfect meatless meal.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Swirls of Flavor

Thai Curry Soup

This Thai Curry Soup is the ultimate easy pantry meal.  Whether you like it spicy or mild, just throw a few ingredients into a pot and enjoy this creamy, root vegetable soup in no time.  Plus it freezes well!

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Delicious On A Dime

Easy Curry Rice

Ready for an amazing side dish that is so tasty it could be its own meal? This Curry Rice is exactly what you’ve been searching for. Hold onto your pots and pans folks, because this Curried Rice could become a new weekly meal request.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Recipes From A Pantry

Chessy Vegetable Crepes

This is a wonderful vegetarian dinner, that will fulfill even the meat-eaters! These European-style pancakes are packed with veggies and then baked with mozzarella cheese until gooey and golden. It may sound fancy, but it is actually a very simple vegetable stew (that requires no hard to get ingredients, only vegetables, and herbs). This is a delicious and simple dinner, that kids love.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Everyday Delicious

Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce

Make Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce Recipe at home in just 20 minutes! Pair it with Fettuccine or any other favourite pasta for an easy dinner idea the whole family will love!

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by The Cozy Cook

Vegetarian Mexican Casserole

Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Casserole with Rice & Beans is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness along with brown rice and lots of veggies. It is a great addition to your weekly meal plan.  It can be made ahead and frozen, so it is easy and quick to throw together.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Piping Pot Curry

Easy Enchilada Skillet Dinner

This recipe is a snap to make. You open a few cans, you add some seasonings and you’ve got dinner. And you can vary the heat with your canned enchilada sauce. You can use mild for those that do not like really spicy spicy food but if you do, you can use the spicier enchilada sauce or add some salsa as a topping.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Ripped Jeans & Bifocals

Slow Cooker Paleo Chili

This slow cooker recipe is not only Whole 30 Compliant, but it is also Vegan. This chili recipe will fast become a family favourite and you will enjoy the extra time you have to spend time with your family while it cooks in the crock pot.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by April Golightly

Spinach & Ricotta Pasta Shells

This delicious meatless recipe can be made in advance and then heated at dinnertime for a quick but filling meal. It uses frozen spinach, which is a great freezer staple item to have on hand. Especially when you haven’t had time to buy some fresh greens. Spinach is also packed full of health-benefiting nutrients.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by It’s Not Complicated Recipes

Air Fryer Falafel Recipe

This easy and healthy Air Fryer Falafel recipe is gluten-free, vegan, grain-free, and allergy-free! No oil or frying needed for these light and crispy falafel. Quick to make using canned chickpeas and chickpea flour and perfect for filling a gluten-free pita, lunches, appetizers, or dinners! Freezing and baking instructions included!

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Strength & Sunshine

Vegan Coconut Curry Tofu Stir Fry

Easy Vegan Coconut Curry Tofu Stir-Fry is dairy-free, gluten-free and lightened-up. It’s full of protein, vegetables and healthy fats, creating a complete, wholesome meal.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Plating Pixels

Root Vegetable Paella

Spice things up a bit at your family table with this easy to make Root Vegetable Paella.  Just make sure to make enough because everyone is going to want seconds! Just add some crusty bread and a glass of wine!

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Ask Chef Dennis

Red Thai Curry Gnocchi

Thai meets Italian in this soothing and spicy Red Thai Curry Gnocchi recipe. This delish dish is comfort food with a kick, and it’s super fast and easy to whip together. It’s also gluten-free and vegan (dairy-free and no meat products)!

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Kitchen Gone Rogue

Easy Chana Masala

You will love the ease of this recipe. This chana masala recipe is easier and faster to make by using canned chickpeas instead of dried ones, and pasta sauce instead of cooking down fresh tomatoes for hours.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Easy Budget Recipes

Mushroom San Choy Bow

Mushroom San Choy Bow is a fabulous meal for vegetarians and carnivores alike. It is a classic Chinese starter, one of my favourites and one that I frequently order when eating out. These Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps are full of flavour and simple to prepare.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by It’s Not Complicated Recipes

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

An easy vegan stuffed sweet potatoes recipe that can be served as a light lunch, for dinner, or as a vegan side dish. These colourful black bean stuffed sweet potatoes are also filled with corn, avocado, and other delicious fillings, PLUS, they’re tasty and simple to make. You’re going to want to add this recipe to your rotation!

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Delightful Adventures

Vegan Fajitas With Mushrooms

These tasty Vegan Fajitas are bursting with delicious smokey Mexican flavor. The mushrooms give a dense ‘meaty’ texture that’s perfect alongside the peppers. It’s an easy, satisfying vegan dinner that’s ready in 15 minutes! Make them vegetarian fajitas with cheese or sour cream.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Veggie Desserts

Asparagus, Mint & Lemon Leek Cream Spaghettini

Not all pasta recipes need to be heavy. Pasta is a great way to incorporate more vegetables into dinner. And this asparagus pasta is light and so much healthier than eating out.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by Bacon Is Magic

Yellow Rice Recipe

This Yellow Rice Recipe is a super easy, fluffy, savoury and aromatic dish. It is similar to fried rice but is a much healthier and easier option for days when you are too tired to cook. It’s faster to make because Yellow Rice calls for grated carrots instead of finely diced carrots.

Looking for some Meatless Monday recipes to fill your meal plan? This roundup includes all the classics like lasagna, pizza, shephard's pie and even Sloppy Joe's. These recipes are so good they are sure to win over even the pickiest eater in your family.

Recipe by This Cheerful Home

I hope you found some inspiration from these recipes and are going to incorporate some Meatless Mondays into your next meal plan. Not only will these dinners help your waistline but your wallet too.

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