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This Viral '6-To-1 Grocery Method' Could Save You Tons Of Money

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Nothing has become more frightening these days than a trip to the grocery store. It's the place where budgets crumble with ease and sticker shock is a common occurrence. While there still isn't a solution for inflation, one viral hack could make grocery shopping much simpler and more affordable.

The hack is called the 6-to-1 grocery method, and according to its creator, Chef Will Coleman, it works by limiting the amount of items you buy.

In a TikTok video that has received nearly 1 million views, Chef Coleman broke down how exactly the 6-to-1 grocery method works. You buy six vegetables, five fruits, four proteins, three starches, two sauces or spreads, and one "fun" item for yourself. So it's 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

People on TikTok are already claiming that the method has helped them save money and eat healthier.

"This is what I’ve been doing for over a year and you’re right! I avoid buying processed snacks for health reasons but I also save soo much!" one person shared

"I’ve been using your method and it honestly helps," another added.

There was some pushback about the amount of veggies you'd have to purchase. One person even confessed, "You lost me at 6 veggies." But another user chimed in with their tip on picking the right items if you're a bit new to cooking with vegetables.

"For those who are adding produce to their diet, good staple veggies are onion, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, and peppers!" the person shared.

We're also giving a major side-eye to those who hilariously thought that the 6-to-1 grocery method was a self-checkout "hack."

"Who else thought he was going to say grab 6 items only pay for 1 😂😂😂," one person wrote.

And if all else fails, you can always become a vegetarian.

Homemade Falafel

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Falafel may be king of Middle Eastern street food, but that doesn’t mean you have to travel to enjoy it. Boasting a crisp, golden-brown exterior and a center that’s soft, tender, and packed with chickpeas and fresh herbs, our homemade recipe hits ALL those classic flavors and vibes.

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Crispy Sheet-Pan Black Bean Tacos

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Tacos always bring party vibes, but when they’re baked until crisp and rimmed with crunchy cheesy frico, it’s an all-out fiesta. Featuring refried black beans inside a crunchy corn tortilla, this cross between a taco and a sheet-pan quesadilla makes every weeknight feel like a celebration.

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One-Pan Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Gnocchi

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS

Love spinach & artichoke dip? Us too! So much so we’ve been known to eat it all on its own for dinner While we’re all for that, it's not the most family-friendly weeknight meal, so we thought, What if we turned it into a pasta dish?

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Indian Butter Chickpeas

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

Looking for your new favorite way to dress up canned chickpeas? You’re in the right place. Simmered in an aromatic tomato gravy, this vegetarian spin on classic butter chicken will forever change the way you look at a can of beans.

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Sesame Tofu & Broccoli

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

In this vegetarian version of a Chinese-American favorite, oven-baked tofu gets tossed in a savory, sweet, and slightly spicy sauce along with crisp-tender broccoli, then topped with toasty sesame seeds and scallions. With a side of white rice, you’re guaranteed a saucy, crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner.

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One-Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

Photo credit: JOEL GOLDBERG
Photo credit: JOEL GOLDBERG

Looking for a hearty weeknight dinner? Our smoky vegetarian chili mac is here to save the day! It all comes together in one pot, and it's SUPER versatile. Throw in your favorite bean and pasta shape, melt in your favorite cheese, and top with whatever crunchy thing you like.

Get the One-Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac recipe.

Mini Mushroom Pasta Bakes

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING BARRETT WASHBURNE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING BARRETT WASHBURNE

For these mini baked pastas, you get the best of all worlds from a creamy, cheesy sauce reminiscent of your favorite oven-baked mac and cheese, plus crispy, savory bread crumbs and hearty, meaty mushrooms.

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Coconut Chickpea & Sweet Potato Curry

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: TAYLOR ANN SPENCER
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: TAYLOR ANN SPENCER

If you're craving a hearty and comforting dinner that's also vegan, look no further. This curry is bursting with flavors inspired by chana masala, so much so that no one will miss the meat. It's our tribute to the richness of Indian cuisine in every bite.

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Creamy Tortellini Minestrone

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

We say the more, the merrier when it comes to classic Italian minestrone soup. Sure, typically that's in reference to lots and lots of vegetables, but we took it a different direction and added a touch of creaminess from half-and-half, plus cheese-filled tortellini!

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Cauliflower Tacos

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

Looking to spice up taco night? Call in the roasted cauliflower. Loaded with crisp cabbage slaw and drizzled with a tangy lime crema, these richly spiced cauliflower tacos promise to shake up your weeknight dinner routine for good.

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Vegetarian Chili

Photo credit: PHOTO: JOSEPH DE LEO; FOOD STYLING: LAURA REGE
Photo credit: PHOTO: JOSEPH DE LEO; FOOD STYLING: LAURA REGE

This vegetarian stew is every bit as warm, comforting, and filling as a classic beef chili. Three types of beans do the heavy lifting, while warm spices and jalapeño add a little extra heat. Serve it on a cold night with a slice of homemade cornbread.

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Vegan Crunch Wrap

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

We updated this fast food favorite to be totally plant-based—and completely irresistible. Creamy vegan queso dip and meaty lentils make a satisfying filling. A quick spin in a hot skillet adds crunch to every bite.

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Coconut Braised Cabbage

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

This recipe is a perfect example of how versatile cabbage can be. Big wedges of the veg are seared, then simmered along with chickpeas, in a savory and slightly spicy coconut milk broth. You’ll be amazed how this humble vegetable is transformed into something to brag about.

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Ultimate Vegetarian Italian Sub

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

One of our favorite sandwiches is the Italian hero, a sandwich filled to the brim with all manner of cured meat, cheese, and refreshingly crisp vegetables. This vegetarian version is just as good as the original, with planks of zucchini and eggplant instead of meat.

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Tofu Katsu Curry

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Photo credit: Delish

This hearty Japanese curry comes complete with crispy sesame-panko-crusted tofu, tender vegetables, and a rich and flavorful curry sauce. For a quicker version, swap out the curry for some cold shredded green cabbage, along with some katsu sauce for dipping.

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Vegan Meatballs

Photo credit: Park Feierbach
Photo credit: Park Feierbach

Few comfort foods satisfy like a hearty bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Now, our vegetarian friends, you TOO can enjoy this classic dish. These chickpea-based meatballs pack tons of flavor, come together quickly, and provide a good amount of protein and fiber.

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Slutty Vegan's One Night Stand Burger

Photo credit: ANDREW BUI
Photo credit: ANDREW BUI

If you think that plant-based burgers can't rival meat-based ones, think again. Atlanta-based chain Slutty Vegan's One Night Stand Burger puts the argument to rest with this loaded burger. It's topped with all the fixings, including caramelized red onion, vegan bacon, melty vegan cheese, and a smoky chipotle-lime mayonnaise. 😍

Get the Slutty Vegan's One Night Stand Burger recipe.

Creamy Tuscan White Bean Skillet

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

Creamy Tuscan anything is a cult classic here at Delish, but this vegetarian version might be our new favorite. Featuring white beans and spinach swimming in a luxurious tomato cream sauce, this hearty skillet dinner is so comforting and satisfying, you’ll never miss the chicken.

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Extra-Lemony Seitan Piccata

Photo credit: JOEL GOLDBERG
Photo credit: JOEL GOLDBERG

Some piccata sauces use only lemon juice, but we opt for whole pieces of the fruit for ultimate citrus flavor. After a simmer in a wine-and-broth Jacuzzi, the lemon loses its sharp bitterness and becomes sweet and tender. We dig it drizzled over plant-based, high-protein seitan.

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Baked Risotto With Lemon, Peas & Parmesan

Photo credit: ANDREW BUI
Photo credit: ANDREW BUI

If you’ve never made risotto because you didn’t want to stand at the stove stirring forever, then this recipe is for you. It packs all the satisfying flavor of the slow-stirred version, but comes together in a fraction of the time.

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Falafel Stuffed Peppers

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

These stuffed peppers deliver all the spicy, garlicky flavors of your favorite falafel sandwich. It's essentially the vegetarian version of classic stuffed peppers, and you'll want to put it in regular rotation.

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Cottage Cheese Alfredo

Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STLYING: TAYLOR ANN SPENCER
Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STLYING: TAYLOR ANN SPENCER

Wouldn’t it be great to have a big bowl of your favorite creamy pasta with less fat and more protein but with all of the flavor and texture you’re looking for in a good Alfredo? We thought so. This recipe is the answer to your pasta prayers.

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Bean & Cheese Taquitos

Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

These crispy, cheesy Mexican taquitos are quick and easy to make—even if you don’t want to bust out the big bottle of oil. Instead, brush them with a little oil, then bake them at 450° for around 15 minutes.

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Cabbage Parmesan

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Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Craving chicken Parm but trying to eat less meat? This cabbage recipe is about to blow your mind. It's even Italian mother-approved!

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Saag Paneer

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Chopping all the baby spinach (a whole pound!) is the hardest part of this Indian recipe. To save time, microwave it first so it steams, then chop.

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Cacio E Pepe

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Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

Cacio e pepe literally translates to “cheese and pepper", two components of many a pasta dish. Unlike most though, in this pasta recipe, they take center stage—the result is a complex, earthy, sweet, and spicy pasta dish you won't soon forget.

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Caramelized Tofu Lettuce Cups

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Photo credit: Andrew bui

Sweet, sour, and salty, these lettuce cups are ripe for improvisation and can be served with all sorts of accompaniments. Crunchy raw vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, and carrots can add heft, and a drizzle of chili oil is a must for spice lovers.

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Paella Verdura

Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green
Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green

This veggie-packed paella comes together in under an hour, and, even better, most of the cooking happens in the oven. Briefly returning the skillet to the stovetop after baking is the key to achieving a crispy rice crust on the bottom, often referred to as socarrat (meaning “burnt” in Catalan).

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

We love a good twice-baked potato when we're craving something creamy, carb-y, and comforting. These twice-baked sweet taters boast all the same qualities, but are a tad healthier—the perfect vegetarian dinner!

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One-Pot French Onion Pasta

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS

We’re big fans of one-pot pastas and French onion soup-flavored everything, so it was just a matter of time until we combined those two awesome things in one dish. Meet this one-pot pasta that's destined to become one of your favorite weeknight dinners.

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Black Bean Tostadas

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

With only five ingredients, these black bean tostadas make for an easy meal that can be thrown together in a jiffy. You can always add additional toppings like corn salsa, avocado ranch, or crunchy veggies like radishes or pickled red onions, but here we keep things simple.

Get the Black Bean Tostadas recipe.

Nashville Hot Cauliflower

Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Nashville hot chicken may be king in the land of regional American food, but Nashville hot cauliflower is coming to steal the crown. Coated in hot sauce-spiked buttermilk batter, fried to golden brown perfection, and drizzled with the iconic spicy oil, this vegetarian dinner is crispy, flavorful, and so delicious.

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Sheet Pan Spanakopita Quesadillas

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

This innovative recipe combines the savory spinach filling from classic Greek spanakopita and the format and toppings of a great quesadilla. You'll skip spanakopita's standard phyllo dough wrapper and instead use tortillas to make a large-scale quesadilla that bakes in the oven (rather than on the stovetop).

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Brie Spaghetti

Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

Nutty, buttery brie is one of our favorite cheeses because it’s approachable yet fancy, and it goes with a wide variety of other flavors. We used it here to make a simple yet impressive pasta dish that's perfect for special occasions and date nights with a vegetarian sweetheart.

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Flatbread Pizza

Photo credit: PARKER FEIERBACH
Photo credit: PARKER FEIERBACH

Homemade pizza is super delicious, but make it properly takes a bit of time and special attention. These flatbread pizzas come together MUCH faster, and they're just as cheesy and flavorful. 😍

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Jerk Tofu Grain Bowls

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

This vegan recipe is a bit of a culinary road trip through some Jamaican staples: sweet plantains, aromatic rice and peas, and tofu in a jerk marinade. Topped off with a simple red cabbage and carrot slaw, this bowl is as beautiful as it is delicious.

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Stuffed Shells

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Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS

Imagine lasagna being turned inside out to form cute pockets stuffed with creamy, garlicky ricotta and cream cheese, which are then slathered in tomato sauce for an impressive dinner with friends or family. That's the beauty of stuffed shells.

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Baked Feta Pasta

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Obviously roasting a block of feta with bursting tomatoes is going to be amazing. But is it good enough to break TikTok? Our answer, begrudgingly, is yes. It's genius—super easy, but fancy enough for date night. 😍

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One-Pot Broccoli Cheese Pasta

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SIMON ANDREWS
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SIMON ANDREWS

This creamy pasta is kind of the grown-up version of mac & cheese, but even easier and better. Broccoli is a star here, coated in cheese with a kick of heat from red pepper flakes.

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Mushroom Risotto

Photo credit: Ethan Calabrese
Photo credit: Ethan Calabrese

Since you're putting all the effort (just keep stirring) into making a nice meal, you deserve GOOD cheese for your risotto. A freshly grated block of Parmesan is going to taste 1,000x better than the pre-grated fake stuff. Trust us.

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Seitan Lomo Saltado

Photo credit: Andrew Bui
Photo credit: Andrew Bui

Lomo saltado is a very popular Peruvian dish that takes aji amarillo (Peruvian chiles) and papas fritas (French fries) and prepares them in the style of a Cantonese stir-fry. Though typically made using beef, we subbed in seitan to create a delish vegan meal.

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Roasted Vegetable Baked Falafel Sandwiches

Photo credit: PHOTO: JOEL GOLDBERG; FOOD STYLING: LENA ABRAHAM
Photo credit: PHOTO: JOEL GOLDBERG; FOOD STYLING: LENA ABRAHAM

Although these shortcut falafel aren’t as crispy as the classic fried variety, they boast a nice golden crust and deliver the falafel flavor you crave. A zippy roasted pepper salad is the perfect foil, and creamy tahini sauce (aka tarator sauce) ties it all together.

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Stuffed Butternut Squash

Photo credit: PHOTO: LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Start by slathering the butternut squash halves with a brown sugar-butter mixture, which enhances the naturally sweet qualities of the roasted squash. After baking until perfectly tender, you'll top the squash with a hearty filling of quinoa, kale, and chickpeas.

Get the Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe.

Pumpkin Curry

Photo credit: Joel goldberg
Photo credit: Joel goldberg

Earthy, sweet pumpkin is the perfect base for a spicy, Thai-inspired coconut milk curry. We begin by roasting the pumpkin to provide some caramelization and nuttiness. Then we take some of that roast pumpkin and actually blend it into the curry sauce, which adds another layer of pumpkin flavor.

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Brown Sugar BBQ Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

If you love whole roasted cauliflower, then you have to try our brown sugar BBQ version, which is perfect for when you're craving summer BBQ flavors without the meat.

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Portobello Mushroom Burger

Photo credit: KAT WIRSING
Photo credit: KAT WIRSING

Roasting the portobellos makes them extremely flavorful and brings out all of their juices. We love ours simply topped with honey mustard and some veggies, but a slice of white cheddar melted on top would be killer.

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Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna

Photo credit: ETHAN CALABRESE
Photo credit: ETHAN CALABRESE

This hearty dinner clocks in somewhere between lasagna and eggplant Parm, and it might just be better than both. It's the perfect comforting recipe to add to your Meatless Monday rotation.

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Mushroom Piccata Pasta

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Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

This is everything you love about chicken piccata, just without the meat. The sauce is bright and briny and extra buttery. Tip: Take your time with the mushrooms so they really crisp up and turn a dark golden brown. Trust us, the pasta will be that much better for it.

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Spicy Fried “Chicken” Sandwich

Photo credit: Joel goldberg
Photo credit: Joel goldberg

Crunchy, spicy, creamy, and tart—this "chicken"sandwich is total bliss. We replicated the flavor of a spicy fried chicken breast with protein-packed tofu, adding cornmeal to the batter for extra crunch. Don't skip the freezing step; it's what gives the tofu a more meat-like texture.

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Tempeh & Broccoli Rabe Orecchiette

Photo credit: Suzanne Clements
Photo credit: Suzanne Clements

This straightforward pasta dish is packed with protein and flavor. Raw broccoli rabe can be a little bitter, but a quick blanching in boiling water helps mellow it out. This is basically the vegan version of our orecchiette pasta with sausage, and you'll love it just as much.

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Ratatouille Casserole

Photo credit: PHOTO: LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Ratatouille, a classic end of summer dish from the South of France that features our favorite late-season produce, takes on a new form in this beautiful spiraled casserole.

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Vegan Seared "Scallops" with Succotash

Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green
Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green

This dish brings summer vibes to the table no matter the season. King trumpet mushrooms mirror the sweet, delicate flavor of sea scallops, which are here nestled into a colorful and crisp corn and snap pea succotash. It's a great dish for date night!

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Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

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Photo credit: Andrew Bui

The exact origins of chow mein are not entirely clear, but historians suspect this dish was born in northern China a millennia ago. Centuries later, it’s been popularized by the beloved Chinese food chain with the cute panda mascot. Now you can make it at home!

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Tempeh Buffalo “Wings”

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Photo credit: Joel goldberg

Quicker to make and easier to eat than Buffalo chicken wings, this plant-based version swaps chicken out for snackable triangles of tempeh.

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Chili Cheese Sweet Potato Casserole

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Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: TAYLOR ANN SPENCER

With roasted sweet potatoes and black bean chili layered together under a gooey blanket of cheese, this easy vegetarian weeknight dinner is both incredibly comforting and surprisingly hearty.

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Sweet Potato Maple Brown Butter Gnocchi

Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON

Instead of making homemade sweet potato gnocchi, this genius recipe puts the sweet potato right into a creamy sauce and uses store-bought gnocchi for the same exact flavors and textures. The result: an incredibly irresistible fall dinner ready in less than 20 minutes.

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Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

The trick here is caramelizing the tomato paste, which deepens the overall flavor of this satisfying soup. This recipe makes a big batch, so whether you’re cooking for the whole famiglia or just yourself, there will be plenty to eat (or freeze!).

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Vegan Chicken-Fried Mushrooms & Gravy

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Meaty oyster mushrooms stand in for steak in our indulgent take on this Southern classic. Buttermilk is a must for fried chicken, so we made our own vegan version with almond milk and vinegar.

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Vegan Pizza

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Photo credit: Erik bernstein

Make your own pizza dough to really impress your plant-based friends. Don't skimp on the ranch dressing, either (vegan or otherwise)—it's the best part!

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Polenta With Wild Mushroom Ragu

Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green
Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green

Make this showstopper with a custom blend of your favorite funghi! If wild mushrooms are not accessible, creminis or button mushrooms also work perfectly. If serving for a dinner party, the ragu can be made up to three days ahead; just reheat gently on the stovetop while you make the polenta.

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Cheesy Kale Orzo With Herbed Bread Crumbs

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

In this cheesy kale and orzo recipe, we opt for the creamy risotto method, then top it with crunchy herbed bread crumbs for added texture. The orzo soaks up the cheese sauce, and you get an incredible sauce to pasta ratio with multitudes of creaminess in every bite.

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Creamy Pumpkin Vodka Sauce & Penne

Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Your favorite Italian-American vodka sauce just got a super-tasty touch of fall flair with the addition of pumpkin and sage. The alcohol cooks off (i.e., it doesn’t taste like vodka), so it’s a family-friendly dish you can serve up all year round!

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Pumpkin Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sticks

Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

While we love classic tomato soup, we sometimes want to shake things up a bit. This soup is extra creamy, not only thanks to sweet pumpkin puree, but also heavy cream and sharp Parmesan. Best part? Both the soup and cheese sticks are ready in under 30 minutes!

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Garlic-Parm Gnocchi

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

Just like with pasta, sometimes it's the simplest preparations of gnocchi that really hit the spot—think cacio e pepe or spaghetti with garlic and oil. This dish hits the mark somewhere in between those two, and is a dish that's simple and flavorful enough to make again and again.

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Tuscan Butter Gnocchi

Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: FRANCESCA ZANI
Photo credit: PHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: FRANCESCA ZANI

From salmon to shrimp to the beloved creamy Tuscan chicken, there's not much that Tuscan butter can't improve. For this recipe, we decided to skip the protein and turn this creamy tomato-and-basil sauce into a pasta dinner by adding one of our favorite power ingredients: gnocchi.

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Stuffed Eggplant Parm

Photo credit: Ethan Calabrese
Photo credit: Ethan Calabrese

We've gotta admit, hollowing out a vegetable and serving it stuffed with delicious fillings is a favorite way to eat our veggies. We've got stuffed acorn squash, stuffed zucchini, stuffed spaghetti squash, and now these eggplants!

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Cabbage Schnitzel

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

A breaded fried cutlet is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and these cabbage schnitzels are no exception. Coated in crispy golden brown bread crumbs and drizzled with a luscious mushroom gravy, this vegetarian spin on a meaty classic will delight meat lovers and vegetarians alike.

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Butternut Squash Curry

Photo credit: PHOTO; ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLIST; MARY RUPP
Photo credit: PHOTO; ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLIST; MARY RUPP

This curry is a one-pot meal with ALL the carbs, vegetables, and creaminess you crave. Butternut squash is toothsome and savory, kale is earthy and green, and coconut milk wraps everything together in a creamy sauce. Yum!

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Whole Roasted Cabbage

Photo credit: JOEL GOLDBERG
Photo credit: JOEL GOLDBERG

This gorgeous, whole-roasted stunner is the perfect holiday substitute for vegetarians. It's savory, sweet, and salty—not to mention super tender on the inside. Topped with lots of silky mushroom gravy, we doubt anyone at your table will be missing meat.

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Vegetarian Moussaka

Photo credit: PARKER FEIERBACH
Photo credit: PARKER FEIERBACH

Moussaka is a Greek eggplant-based dish that is traditionally made with ground beef, but this veggie-forward version swaps out the meat for lentils. The creamy béchamel sauce on top of this is INCREDIBLE.

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Creamy Kale & Gnocchi Bake

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

Fans of creamed spinach will absolutely love this hearty, creamy casserole that puts the classic side dish front-and-center on your plate. It's also quick to put together since the gnocchi cook right in the sauce, making the whole thing extra creamy and delicious.

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Cauliflower Parmesan

Photo credit: Park Feierbach
Photo credit: Park Feierbach

Chicken Parmesan is a classic, and it can be hard to give it up when you've stopped eating meat. Never fear, cauliflower is here! When you're really craving good Italian food, make this vegetarian cauli Parm. You won't be disappointed.

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Vegetable Biryani

Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

There are so many different ways you can make and serve this Indian dish, and the ingredients and technique can also vary per region. For ours, we've removed the meat, making this a stellar vegetarian main (and a great way to use up any extra veggies you've got!).

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Creamy Parm Tomato Soup

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI

This easy tomato soup is perfect for those chilly fall and winter evenings. If you prefer heartier greens, kale or broccoli rabe can be added five minutes after the tortellini.

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Pumpkin Ravioli

Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

Homemade pasta might seem like a chore, but trust us—this pumpkin ravioli is worth every second. Filled with a cheesy pumpkin filling and tossed with an herby garlic butter sauce, this is the fall dinner we serve when we’re looking to truly impress.

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Green Shakshuka

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Shakshuka typically involves a sauce of tomatoes and red peppers, but our take on this simmered skillet breakfast spins the color wheel thanks to roasted tomatillos and Swiss chard.

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Chickpea "Tuna" Salad

Photo credit: Lucy schaeffer
Photo credit: Lucy schaeffer

When we say you won't miss the tuna, we mean it: This creamy, zingy, crunchy salad will satisfy all your canned fish cravings. We like to keep a can of chickpeas in our pantry at all times, so this quick meal is always only 5 minutes away.

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Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Photo credit: Erik bernstein
Photo credit: Erik bernstein

Creamy, sweet, and conveniently orange, butternut squash adds extra body and richness to mac & cheese. A little thyme does some heavy lifting, making the homey comfort classic a little fancy.

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Sesame Noodles

Photo credit: Lucy schaeffer
Photo credit: Lucy schaeffer

The sauce on these noodles is OUT OF THIS WORLD good. Hot tip: Reserve a cup of the noodle cooking water for your sauce. The starch is key to creating a smooth, silky dressing for your peanut-y noodles.

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Tofu Stir-Fry

Photo credit: Parker Feierbach
Photo credit: Parker Feierbach

For best results, use extra-firm tofu that has been frozen so it can absorb flavors more readily. Simmer it in salted water briefly to make it hardier and less likely to crumble when jostled in the pan. Add your favorite veggies, and you're golden!

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Air Fryer Cauliflower Tacos

Photo credit: LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo credit: LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY

To get extra crispy "fried" cauliflower, you've gotta use your air fryer. This recipe is basically the vegan version of our favorite fish tacos. The finishing touches? A quick and easy pickled slaw for a bite of freshness and a spicy mayo for a touch of heat.

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Tofu Banh Mi

Photo credit: Joel goldberg
Photo credit: Joel goldberg

In this meat-free Vietnamese classic, the pressed tofu marinates twice: once quickly before cooking and again after it’s cooked. A French baguette will do the job, but an airier, crisp-crusted Vietnamese-style baguette is the ultimate bread for this sammie.

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Sheet-Pan Burrata Caprese Gnocchi

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

This is one of our favorite ways to prepare gnocchi. Roasting gives the dumplings a slightly browned exterior while still maintaining a pillowy, chewy interior. They're a fabulous base for a Caprese, except here we swap out tomatoes (not always in season!) for beautiful and reliably sweet bell peppers.

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Vegetarian Lasagna

Photo credit: Parker Feierbach
Photo credit: Parker Feierbach

With no meat to get in the way, this lasagna isn't messing around in the cheese department. Follow our top tips for getting it perfect every time.

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Vegetarian Baked Ziti

Photo credit: Parker feierbach
Photo credit: Parker feierbach

Wanna pack this baked ziti with even MORE veggies? Try throwing in some chopped red peppers, sliced zucchini, or swap out the spinach for kale. Just because it's carb-y and cheesy doesn't mean it has to be totally lacking in nutrition.

Get the Vegetarian Baked Ziti recipe.

Baked Eggplant Parm

Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: ERIKA JOYCE
Photo credit: PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: ERIKA JOYCE

Classic eggplant Parm is one of our favorite dishes in the world, but it's definitely a labor of love to prepare. Instead, make this this healthier, easier bake. Rather than frying each individual piece of eggplant, you bake them all at once until they're nice and crispy. 😍

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Vegetarian Enchiladas

Photo credit: Kat Wirsing
Photo credit: Kat Wirsing

These enchiladas are stuffed with a hearty combination of corn, beans, and zucchini and topped with two types of cheese. Garnished with avocado, tomato, and cilantro, it's the definition of a healthy and hearty meal.

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Mapo Tofu

Photo credit: June xie
Photo credit: June xie

Disclaimer: “Authentic” mapo tofu is hard to perfect without a flaming hot wok and some harder-to-find ingredients. Never fear, our accessible version is just delicious. Just make sure to serve it with rice to help sop up all that yummy sauce!

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Pumpkin Lasagna

Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON
Photo credit: PHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: ADRIENNE ANDERSON

You might be thinking: pumpkin + lasagna? Before you brush this fall dinner aside, hear us out. Pumpkin adds the ideal sweet touch to this cheesy, comfort food dream.

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Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

Photo credit: Kat Wirsing
Photo credit: Kat Wirsing

Making homemade macaroni and cheese is a process. You need to whip up a cheese sauce while also cooking pasta in another pot. Enter this slow-cooker mac and cheese. Everything—including the pasta!—cooks in a slow cooker. And in the end you have just ONE DISH to clean. 😱

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