A grid for our best meatless mains, including stuffed acorn squash and vegetarian chili.

14 Meatless Mains Recipes

If you’re searching for a way to cut down on meat, or if you’re pro-veggie already, we have some great ideas for you. Just as comforting, tasty, and satiating.

Skillet mac and cheese in a grey bowl with a spoon, garnished with extra shredded cheese.

Skillet Mac and Cheese

Add this simple skillet mac and cheese, with its brilliant time-saving trick, to your dinner arsenal and you just might achieve superhero status with the kids.

Citrus soy chicken skewers on a plate of lettuce, with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce.

Citrus Soy Chicken Skewers

Everyone loves food on sticks, right? Easier to eat, less messy, and just more fun. Garlic, ginger, chicken, lemongrass, and peanut sauce makes it even better.

Schug in a pottery bowl, on a wooden plate with a spoon and garnished with cilantro.

Schug

A brightly herbal, spicy, garlicky condiment that brings spice to anything you might want to dip in it. Seriously, it goes on nearly everything.

Cinnamon butter in a white bowl on a marble counter, with a spoonful of cinnamon next to it.

Cinnamon Butter

A sweet smear of cinnamon goodness never hurt anything. Biscuits, toast, muffins, anything else that needs a quick and easy upgrade.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes, half frosted with vegan chocolate frosting, on a wire rack beside a bowl of frosting.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes. So scrumptious and deep dark chocolatey that no one’s even going to notice they’re vegan. Swear.

Apple and celery salad in a patterned bowl, beside a cutting board with a knife and apple slices.

Apple and Celery Salad

A simple and elegant salad that brightens up whatever you serve it alongside. Crisp, tangy, and refreshing, it’s a perfect accompaniment.

Soft polenta with forest mushrooms in two metal pots with lids.

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossibly soft and then is topped with all types of sautéed mushrooms.