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6 Vegetarian Family Recipes Your Kids Will Love

"Hey, Alexa, feed the kids!" ... If that doesn't work, try these 6 kid-approved vegetarian family recipes! Each takes under 30 minutes. Yum.

“Hey, Alexa, feed the kids!” … If that doesn’t work, try these 6 kid-approved vegetarian family recipes! Each takes under 30 minutes. Yum.

6 vegetarian family recipes

Vegetarian Family Recipes in < 30 Min

At the end of a long weekday, kids seem to move in a cyclone of backpacks & smooshed art projects from the car to the kitchen. I can’t help you with the muddy soccer shoes, but I have got your back for dinner!

Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, lots of families are doing “Meatless Monday” or are simply enjoy a veggie dinner now and then. Good news: there are simple meals you can whip up in less than 30 minutes. And – best part – they are kid approved and “not weird stuff”.

Ever served an unsuspecting child kale or quinoa or tofu, and had them look at your like an alien was sitting on their plate? Yup. These 6 vegetarian family recipes are “regular food” that everyone will recognize.

Let’s get started!

Cheap Vegan Sheet Pan Fajitas

vegetarian family recipes - fajita ingredients in a pan
These cheap fajitas please everyone: beans for vegan & an option to include chicken (if needed). One pan, drive-thru prices & BOLD flavor!

Skillet Lasagna with Spinach

Fork lifting a bite of pasta and spinach from a cast iron skillet
You want luscious lasagna, but your family is getting hangry. Skillet lasagna with spinach saves the day: one pan + 30 minutes = your new go-to!

Vegan Sweet & Sour “Chicken”

Bowl with rice and vegan chicken with vegetables, chopsticks and fortune cookies on the side
Faster than ordering delivery! Vegan sweet and sour chicken is on your table in 30. Veggie-packed, saucy-licious, and kid-friendly. YUM.

Easy Vegetarian Pot Pie with Biscuits

Hand dipping biscuit into a dish of pot pie
A weeknight miracle: veggie-packed, kid-friendly, under 30 minutes and savory. This easy vegetarian pot pie will warm you from the inside out. Potato soup filling makes it a snap!

Vegan Chili Mac with Hidden Veg

Childhood in a bowl! Kiddos will love the familiar flavors of vegan chili mac. Parents will love the hidden veggies, freezer/pantry staples & weeknight ease.

Easy Chilaquiles with Egg

Easy Chilaquiles with Eggs in a ceramic bowl, with a fried egg on top, and a fork resting in the bowl.
Saucy, pan-cooked tortilla chips are loaded with toppings. These vegetarian chilaquiles with egg takes only 15 minutes & is kid-friendly. Your new favorite!

Going vegan or vegetarian might seem overwhelming for parents. Having a few “old standby’s” new standby’s in your back pocket, you’ll be able to pop some fajitas in the oven or stir up some skillet lasagna with no stress or time wasted!

What’s your family’s favorite go-to meatless dinner? Let me know in the comments!

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