One-pan vegetarian meals

These vegetarian one-pan meals are weeknight saviours, helping you cut back on time, effort, and, most importantly, washing up. From a fresh, flavourful baked aubergine escalivada to a slow-cooked paneer curry, these deliciously easy recipes will transform your midweek evenings.

Escalivada from The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

This simple one-pan twist on the classic Catalan dish combines roasted aubergines, tomatoes and peppers, for a fresh and vibrant dinner that is packed with nutritious veggies. 

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Down-to-Earth One-Pot Stew from The Self-Care Cookbook by Gemma Ogston 

A soothing and hearty dish of butterbeans, mushrooms, and herbs, this is the ultimate winter one-pot - and it just so happens to be completely vegan. Serve it with rice, mashed potato, or fresh crusty bread. 

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West African Peanut Stew from Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama

Rachel Ama's plant-based take on this classic West African stew combines sweet potato with creamy peanut butter and the fiery kick of scotch bonnet chilli. It's delicious eaten as it is, or served with fried plantain for a crowd-pleasing dinner party dish.

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Scrumptious Veg Traybake with Sweet Tomato, Chianti, Porcini, Olives, Oregano, and Baked Feta from Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone by Jamie Oliver

A delicious veggie traybake made with red wine and baked feta. Bursting with Mediterranean flavours, this is best served with chunk of crusty sourdough bread, or a wholesome grain like cous cous or wild rice.

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One Pan Lemon Garlic Pasta from One Pan. 100 Brilliant Meals by Mari Mererid Williams

Here to relieve your weeknight dinner panic, this light and easy linguine recipe is not only quick to make, it's also full of the fresh and vibrant flavours of lemon, garlic and tarragon. 

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Vegan Chilli from Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama

A fuss-free one-pan vegan chilli from Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats. This makes for an ideal dinner party dish when paired with brown rice, fresh coriander, and sliced avocado. 

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Courgette and Aubergine Curry from The Art of Eating Well by Melissa & Jasmine Hemsley

A delicious recipe from the Hemsley sisters packed with satisfying veggies and topped with fragrant herbs. The recipe can be made with bone broth, but for a vegetarian version you can use water or vegetable stock instead. 

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Stewed Spinach Eggs from The Little Swedish Kitchen by Rachel Khoo

Rachel Khoo's stunning one-pan egg and spinach dish is a classic taste of Sweden, brightened up with fresh chives and dill as well as a little kick of chilli for good measure. This delicous recipe would work equally well for breakfast or brunch, but it makes a lovely light weeknight supper.

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Spanish Chickpea and Almond Stew from Eat Happy: 30 Minute Feel-good Food by Melissa Hemsley

For a taste of Spain, try Melissa Hemsley's gorgeous chicpkea and almond stew, an easy vegetarian dinner that will leave you feeling warm and nourished. 

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Sweet Potato, Spinach and Paneer Curry from Slow Cooked by Miss South

Sweet potato and paneer are both brilliant meat alternatives and taste delicious when paired together, along the with leafy spinach that brightens up this dish. Made in a slow-cooker for maximum ease, this is a great weekend dish that can be left to cook away while you go about your afternoon. 

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Bulgur Wheat with Roasted Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Feta & Pine Nuts from The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

Satisfying, nutritious, and bursting with flavour, this is one of those failsafe recipes that you'll come back to again and again. With a variety of textures, flavours and colours, it's the ideal stress-free dish to whip up after work. 

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One Pan Mushroom and Spinach Pie from Veganeasy: Delicious Food in 5 Ingredients by Denise Smart

If homemade pies make you think of a long afternoon spent in the kitchen, think again. This delicious vegetable pie is ready to eat in just half an hour, and prepared in a single pan for extra ease. It's a lighter twist on a more traditional savoury pie, yet still ticks the comfort food box. 

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Rukmini Iyer

Rukmini Iyer is an author, recipe writer and food stylist, much loved for her hugely popular and best-selling The Roasting Tin cookbook series.

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