Too often, recipes for vegetarian entrées seem more like side dishes masquerading as mains, or they rely on loads of fatty cheese or butter for flavor. CHOW’s test kitchen created six vegetarian mains that are inspired by global cuisines and easy enough for a weeknight dinner. They’re satisfying, delicious, and pretty darn healthy—we only snuck cheese into one.

Soba Noodles with Swiss Chard-Miso PestoSoba Noodles with Swiss Chard–Miso Pesto

Thai Red Curry with Kabocha SquashThai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash

Chole (Chana) MasalaChole (Chana) Masala

Eggplant and Mushroom Polenta BakeEggplant and Mushroom Polenta Bake

Japchae Korean Stir-Fried Sweet Potato NoodlesJapchae (Korean Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Noodles)

Beet, Squash, and Radish Moroccan StewBeet, Squash, and Radish Moroccan Stew

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