Sometimes (after a weekend of indulgence) all I want is to get as many veggies into my body as humanly possible with the least effort. And while soup often fits this bill, it’s not always what I feel. When this happens, there’s nothing like turning to a handy list of vegetable skillet recipes to satisfy my need for a healthy, delicious, and easy meal.
Putting together a veggie skillet is a breeze, but having a little inspiration goes a long way so you don’t get stuck in a vegetarian routine that makes you resent eating veggies. A good place to start is with a seasonal vegetable or two, adding starch, a protein, and something green. From there, you can season it however you like best. Or keep it simple and toss your favorite veggies in the pan and start grilling. You really can’t go wrong here!
You will definitely want to bookmark these recipes, they are incredibly tasty, creative, and nutritious. And one of my favorite things about vegetable skillet recipes is that leftovers are typically great for lunch the next day and can easily be turned into a salad or bowl of grains. It is essentially a meal that also functions as a meal prep, which is the ideal situation in my opinion.
Read on for some of our favorite veggie skillet recipes!
Why we love it: This is the perfect example of how a skillet recipe can come together to make a flavorful bowl, whether that’s your original intention or not. Use plenty of seasonal vegetables like carrots, radishes, and sweet shallots. It is a plate of positive celebration.
Hero ingredient: Chickpeas give this vegetable skillet recipe some delicious plant protein and a delicious texture.
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Why we love it: Do you want Indian flavors? Then look no further than this aloo gobi pan sheet. It’s a warm, cozy, and hearty simplified dish. Potatoes and cauliflower are delicious on their own or with a little rice. Drizzle on some yogurt if you feel like it!
Hero ingredient: Pick up some Tava fry masala for the ultimate in spice goodness.
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Why we love it: Put an enchilada spin on your next skillet dinner with these delicious and satisfying enchiladas. Sweet corn, poblano peppers, and zucchini combine with a little salsa verde, tortillas, and a little cheese for a delicious vegetable skillet meal. All you need is a baking sheet and less than an hour.
Hero ingredient: Top these healthy veggie enchiladas with some avocado for a real treat.
Why we love it: I can’t get enough of this caramelised and toasted coli. Its subtle sweetness, crisp edges, and tender interior make it the perfect addition to any meal. Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to make and clean up afterward.
Hero ingredient: The Parmesan topping on this roasted cauliflower is almost too good to be true.
Why we love it: The classic frittata is also an excellent container for incorporating vegetables into the body, and this recipe does not disappoint. It’s a vegetarian version of an egg dish that always hits the spot. Eat it as is or put it on some bread or tortilla for a mealtime treat.
Hero ingredient: Cheese makes this delicious dish even more delicious.
Why we love it: Sheet pizza! Have you ever heard of something more delicious? I can’t get enough of the creative veggie mix in this recipe. Zucchini, bell peppers, and corn? Yes please!
Hero ingredient: The addition of sun dried tomatoes is brilliant, it gives the pizza an extra salty, almost meaty component that will keep you coming back for more.
Why we love it: Not only does this simple dish come together quickly, it’s incredibly versatile and customizable based on seasonality and what ingredients, sauces, and spices you have on hand. Eat it on its own or on a few grains for a delicious, filling, and healthy meal.
Hero ingredient: Curry powder elevates these hard-working greens and makes them even more delicious than you ever thought possible.
Why we love it: As a tofu obsessive, I am always looking for new ways to incorporate it into my meals. This vegan dish is a great option for this with or without dietary restrictions as it is healthy, tastes amazing, and couldn’t be easier to make on a busy week night.
Hero ingredient: Although coriander and sesame seeds are technically considered a garnish, they elevate this simple and make it feel like restaurant quality.
Why we love it: The vibrant colors in this veggie sheep skillet recipe speak for themselves! It is a beautiful collection of roasted vegetables including pumpkin, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and red onion. It is practically iconic.
Hero ingredient: The balsamic herb dressing adds a hint of flavor that makes this dish irresistible.
Why we love it: Even the most devoted fan of ratatouille will enjoy this particular take on the classic Provencal-style stew. And trust me when I say it’s worth baking the tomatoes in a separate pan so the steam doesn’t affect the other charred tender veggies.
Hero ingredient: Spicy goat cheese makes everything better, doesn’t it?
Why we love it: I’ve been looking for a vegan and gluten-free vegetable skillet recipe, then check out this simple, healthy, and hearty treat. The crispy teriyaki tofu is perfectly juxtaposed with the tender broccoli in a way that feels familiar and comforting. Hmm! Give it a try next time you want Asian flavors.
Hero ingredient: Don’t be afraid to add a bit of sriracha for a joyous splash of flavor and spice.
Why we love it: Do you love gnocchi but find yourself overcooking them and being left with a mushy mess? Then this is the gnocchi recipe for you. Skip the boil altogether and toss in a skillet with these delicious fresh veggies for a colorful array of delicious flavors. Best of all: Tomatoes pop as they roast and add some juicy sauce to the dish.
Hero ingredient: Be generous with a little chopped basil for a herbaceous and aromatic treat.
Why we love it: It’s a simple and straightforward dish that is as delicious as it is colorful. If you’re on a paleo or Whole 30 diet, you don’t want to miss out on this easy dinner recipe. Just be sure to cut your veggies into similar sizes so the cooking time doesn’t vary, and drizzle in some lemon juice for extra shine.
Hero ingredient: I am a fan of bell peppers, but whatever veggie is your favorite is the star of this beautiful dish.
Why we love it: Can’t get to Santorini? Then take a look at this delicious vegan skillet dinner inspired by classic Mediterranean flavors. Show-stealing tofu, potatoes and veggies with a creamy yogurt tahini sauce create a tasty and easy dinner that’s ready in under an hour.
Hero ingredient: The yogurt tahini sauce is worth the extra effort.
Why we love it: The genius and often sloppy pairing of tofu and barbecue sauce creates a delicious and daring taste and texture that has to be experienced to be believed. Try breaking up the tofu rather than cutting it into neat squares for more delicious, uneven, and crisp edges. Mark the difference!
Hero ingredient: Barbecue sauce brings it all home.