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Impress vegetarian visitors with these tasty main meals

If you’re serving dinner to a vegetarian visitor and are stuck for ideas – or perhaps you’re looking to cut down your own meat intake – making a delicious meat-free meal may be easier than you expect.

With so many veggie recipe ideas out there these days – many with long lists of hard-to-find ingredients and complicated methods – it’s great to have a repertoire of go-to vegetarian staple dishes that you can whip up in a jiffy (using common pantry items!).

Mushrooms are touted as the ‘vegetarian meat’, due to their nutritional value – but, they’re also a fantastic umami-rich ingredient that can adapt to suit many cuisines and styles of cooking. So, make your vegetarian meals much better with the addition of delicious mushies. Here are some ideas to get you started, which are bound to whet your veggie guests’ appetites too.

Mushroom-filled vegetarian recipes to try 

Mushroom and lentil bolognese

A hearty, protein-rich bolognese is a meal everyone can get behind. Serve this one up, and even your most carnivorous dinner companions will be pleasantly surprised! Watch how to make the recipe, here.


Cauliflower steaks with mushroom sauce

Light, delicious, pretty to plate and a hot food trend amongst vegetarians, cauliflower steaks are a super easy vegetarian meal. Perfect for meat-free Mondays or a BBQ option for veggie visitors.



Roast Mushroom, Kale Rice and Quinoa Salad 

Super simple and easy veggie packed salad perfect for any veggie lovers at a dinner party.


Roasted mushroom and cauliflower soup

Everything’s more moreish after a little roasting. This soup is full of flavour, healthy ingredients and would make a wonderful starter at a veggie-friendly dinner party.


Mushroom and Leek Filo Pie 

This super easy mushroom and leek filo pie is perfect for entertaining and feeding a dinner party or a lovely summertime lunch.


Mushroom veggie burgers 

The ultimate veggie patty, made much tastier with mushies. Your guests are sure to devour these delicious mushroom veggie burgers.


*DISCLAIMER: Australian Mushrooms is a contributing recipe Partner at All opinions in this article are our own. For further information on Australian Mushrooms, visit


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