Cooktop Cove: 7 super easy vegetarian recipes for people that just want to be lazy
We've all been there. The clock says it's time to eat, but you have no time (or desire) to head to the kitchen for 30-minutes of prepping and cooking. Whether the snow gray sky has you down, or you just feel like taking it easy, having a few lazy-day dishes on hand can be a lifesaver.
Check out these vegetarian recipes you can fix in a pinch and feel your pre-meal blues fade away.
1. Broccoli-cheddar baked potatoes (h/t Budget Bytes)
This recipe takes just over an hour from start to finish, but,
most of that time is baking. If you're feeling peckish, try poking some holes in your potatoes and tossing them in the microwave for 10 minutes (heat for five, rotate, and cook for another five) before topping with the broccoli/cheese sauce.
2. Black bean and tofu hash (h/t One Ingredient Chef)
Just because you don't have a lot of time, doesn't mean you can't have a filling meal. This recipe is easy to change based on the vegetables you already have in your fridge, so no need to fret about running out to the store.
3. Asparagus and cheese omelet (h/t Franglais Kitchen)
This five-ingredient dish is super easy and a perfect comfort food that's practically guilt-free. This egg dish tastes more like a souffle than an omelet. The cheese-filled center is just the right amount of gooey.
4. Creamy carrot and brie pasta (h/t Amuse your Bouche)
This 20-minute meal is super easy to toss together, but you'll feel like you are eating a dish that took much longer. If you've got a few extra minutes to spare, try adding a side of broccoli to round out the meal.
5. Spicy Thai cucumber salad
Thai cuisine offers one of the best balances of sweet, salty, sour and spicy. The classic noodle dish, pad Thai, is only one example. The vegetarian cucumber salad recipe below is just as delicious. An added bonus is that it couldn't be easier to make. Get the full recipe here
6. One-pot pasta primavera (h/t Oh My Veggies)
An easy dish you can make in one pot? Yes, please. This hearty pasta dish takes 20 minutes from start to table. The recipe is full of veggies and spices, so while you'll save a ton of time cooking (and cleaning), your family will still get their fill of nutritious vitamins.
7. Vegan banana breakfast smoothie
Weekday mornings at my house can be insane. I’m sure you know just what I mean. The recipe below is a lifesaver. It’s a simple smoothie made with vegan ingredients. And everyone in my house loves the flavor combination of bananas and peanut butter. Get the full recipe here
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