5 Vegetarian Cookbooks Even Carnivores Will Love

We get it. You’re tired. The last thing you want to do is cook a full feast after work, especially if it requires tons of prep and ingredients you have to make a special trip to the grocery store to purchase. And then wash dishes afterwards? THE HORROR.
With these vegetarian cookbooks, you can master the weeknight meal and avoid another night of takeout. Using fresh ingredients you can find at the grocery store, and many of which you probably already have at home, create incredible plant-based meals so delicious you may not even notice there’s no meat in them!


1. One Pan, Two Plates: More Than 70 Complete Weeknight Meals for Two with recipes by Carla Snyder and photography by Jody Horton
Those who abhor the dishes but love to cook will want to make everything in this book. Using very few pots and pans, this book can help those resolved to avoid the dishes make tasty meals.

One Pan, Two Plates


2. Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon

This book is full of hearty recipes so good even those who think no meal is complete without meat will be impressed.

Oh She Glows


3. The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson

We’ve already sung the praises of The Forest Feast but this beautiful book is a stunning illustrated homage to vegetables and the homegrown garden.

 The Forest Feast


4. The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking by Jeanine Donofrio

Inspired by its namesake blog, this cookbook is organized by ingredients so that you can make the most of your fresh produce and reduce waste.

 The Love and Lemons Cookbook


5. Plenty: Vibrant Vegetables from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Jonathan Lovekin
While the recipes in this book may call for unusual ingredients, each one can help you create a meal that’s as indulgent as it is healthy.