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 Pesto
Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash
Chole (Chana) Masala
Eggplant and Mushroom Polenta Bake
Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Noodles)
Beet, Squash, and Radish Moroccan Stew