Big family veggie meal ideas(19 Posts)
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I'm after ideas for veggie meals that can feed a large family preferably things I can cook in advance and bung in the oven at teatime.
My current go-to meals are: roast veg pasta bake & lasagne, macaroni cheese, tortillas & omelettes, soups, pizza, quorn & lentil shepherds pie/chilli/bolognese.
Any new ideas as we're all getting a bit bored of these and want to try something new. Youngest dc isn't keen on beans
Fajitas, stroganoff, moussaka all made with Quorn or tofu
Risotto, spinach & ricotta cannelloni
Bean or lentil burgers with chips
Thai green curry with tofu
Sausage & mash (or toad in the hole) - I really like the Heck or Linda McCartney ones
Quorn curry surely? Gets better as the week goes on. Nigella Lawson has an amazing curry in her Feast book that works brill with quorn pieces.
Just make the sauce. Drop in the quorn. On the day roast some veggies (broccoli, cauli, sweet potato, sprouts,mushrooms) heat curry eat with veggies and rice. Bloody bloody amazing
I make a chunky minestrone with white beans but no bacon, grate some cheese on top and serve with thick cut granary bread.
It freezes well too.
I'd also be giving in to Linda McCartney pies with mash and gravy. Make lazy mash. Bake some potatoes until just done in the microwave then shove in the oven while the pies cook. Scoop out the innards. Instant mash.
This chickpea tagine freezes well and also keeps in the fridge for a few days and improves with flavour over time www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/healthy/moroccan-veg-and-chickpea-tagine/ I often use chopped apricots instead of the prunes.
Vegetarian curry for 8 www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/775646/vegetable-curry-for-a-crowd
Red lentil dhal veggiedesserts.co.uk/red-lentil-dahl/ serves 6 and takes less than half an hour.
This pie from Mary Berry serves a large family and includes instructions on preparing ahead. www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-4133026/Mary-Berry-Everyday-Potato-leek-cheese-pie.html
Spinach and ricotta filo pie serves 6 and can be assembled hours in advance of cooking, or frozen www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/healthy/spinach-and-ricotta-filo-pie/
Fresh Falaffel wraps.
Dahl and rice.
Thai green veggie curry.
Quinoa and harissa roasted veg
Omelette and salad
Veggie sausage stew
Par boil cubes of potatoes. Put in a dish with sliced onions. Season. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of plain flour. Arrange sliced tomatoes on top and put another thin layer of flour on top. Cover with lots of grated cheese (red Leicester works particularly well). Add milk to half way up the potatoes and put generous knobs of butter on the top. Bake.
Mexican - e.g. fajitas, burritos, tacos or enchiladas
Indian - e.g. dhal or saag paneer
Thai - e.g. red or green curry
Winter veg puff pastry tart
Mudajara with grilled halloumi
Cheese and potato pie
Mushroom and lentil hotpot
Moroccan tagine with carrots, aubergine and chickpeas
Filo pastry pie - spinach and feta is traditional but you can stick in lots of different fillings depending on what you've got to hand.
Jackets with fillings
Leek and mushroom pie
Roast veg with chickpeas and hallumi
Fried rice dishes
Veggie pasta bake
Make your own pizzas
One easy recipe that will feed the crowd is lentils. I love this garlic flavored lentils
Big quiche with salad and bread, or with little garlic roasted potatoes and salad
Mash a load of potato and sauté some leeks. Mix together with a shedload of cheese, more cheese on top and cook until golden. To be eaten with peas and HP sauce!
Stir fries or Thai curries with rice or noodles
Soup with bread and cheese, or black bean soup with nachos
Am currently obsessed with James Wong's book 10 a Day The Easy Way
It's almost entirely a veggie book, or easy to make so and full of ideas.
We had his rainbow tartiflette tonight
which to be honest bore v little resemblence to tartiflette and was yummy. Masses and masses of veg, cheese and I don't think missing out the bacon, which was a tiny amount would have made the slightest difference.
Have also made his mac and cheese which also mysteriously packs in a vast quantity of veg. So far, everything is a winner.
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Anyway. My lot like a load of vegetables layered in with cheese sauce and covered in mash. Whatever vegetables you like is probably the best guide. Bit of grated cheese on top and there you go, ready to bake. Serve with a few peas or something similarly effort-free.
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