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Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili.

» Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole

These bean burgers will even please carnivores. The cornmeal coating gives a pleasant crunch and smoked paprika, cumin, cilantro and guacamole add Southwestern flavor.

» Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Nobody will miss the meat in this colorful, zesty vegetarian taco salad. The rice and bean mixture can be made ahead and the salad quickly assembled at mealtime. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

» Vegetarian Taco Salad

Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pizza

This stuffed pizza is filled with crumbled tofu, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil. It’s easy to make stuffed pizza at home. Just roll the crust thin, spread filling over half and fold closed. To use fresh spinach, cook 10 ounces until just wilted; finely chop and squeeze dry. Serve with: Marinara sauce for dipping and mixed green salad.

» Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pizza

Ravioli with Arugula & Pecorino

Elevate frozen ravioli with sizzled garlic and shallots, shaved pecorino and fresh arugula. Serve with: Whole-grain baguette and a light-bodied red wine, such as pinot noir.

» Ravioli with Arugula & Pecorino

Sesame-Honey Tempeh & Quinoa Bowl

Here we toss tempeh with a honey-sesame sauce and serve it over quinoa and shredded carrots for a satisfying vegetarian meal. Serve with sesame breadsticks.

» Sesame-Honey Tempeh & Quinoa Bowl

Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

These easy sweet potato fritters have a crispy crust and a tender middle. The beans are flavored with smoked paprika, but sweet or hot would work well too. To give it a Mexican-inspired twist, use chili powder as the spice instead of the paprika.

» Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans


Healthy and flavorful vegetarian dinner recipes that cost $3 or less per serving.

Whether you’re vegetarian or trying to eat more meatless meals, our healthy and cheap vegetarian dinner recipes are an easy way to save money on your next grocery bill. Each of these cheap vegetarian dinner recipes costs less than $3 per serving. And these hearty vegetarian recipes are great examples of how well you can eat on a budget. Try our Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili, a hearty dinner packed with protein, or make Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pizza instead of ordering out for pizza.

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