So you’re looking for an impressive and easy to execute meal for a vegetarian dinner date? Here are ten options with even more recipes to inspire your next meatless dinner.

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Champagne Risotto

This recipe became popular on Instagram in early 2022, so my girlfriend and I decided to give it a try. You really can’t go wrong with any risotto on a date night, but the light, tangy, creamy goodness is worth the hour and a bit over the stove.

Lemon Saffron Risotto

Lemon Asparagus Risotto

Home Made Pizza

Pizza is such a perfect meal. You can adjust the toppings to match whatever’s in season. If you want to feel extra fancy, try a bechamel sauce as a base or pesto. Make your pizza dough a day in advance and spend as little time as possible in the kitchen on your date.

Broccoli Rabe Pizza

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Potato Pizza Bianca

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The Best Pizza Dough Recipe

Vegetarian Steak

I’ve talked about the Very Good Butchers before, and their steaks are just as wonderful as their other products. The trick to cooking these is lots of butter at a low temperature. This will help you create a nice crispy crust.

Setain & Lentil Steak

Homemade Steak Rub

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash

All the romance without the heavy carbs. This delicious and in-season squash is an easy way to cook a big portion of delicious food. Slather it in cheese and fresh herbs and enjoy!

With Artichokes & 4 Types of Cheese

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Baked with Kale & Mozzarella

With Pesto and Burrata

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Mushroom Wellington

Pastry envelopes delicious mushroom filling that feels decadent. The insides are easily adaptable, stuff with any mushroom, cheese and herb mix and you’ll have a hit on your hands. If you are not very proficient in baking, you can pre-purchase puff pastry at most grocery stores.

Served with a Port Reduction

Single Serve

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Vegetarian Sushi

No fancy knife skills are needed for making impressive vegetarian sushi.

As a Bowl

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With Cucumber & Avocado

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Tips for Making Great Vegetarian Sushi

Contrast textures – One of the things that makes a great sushi roll is the variety of flavours and textures. Creamy avocado and crispy tempura yam break up the rice and seaweed.

Marinades – If you want to create a more intense flavour profile, pickle or marinate some of your vegetables for 24 hours before you make your rolls.

Propper Equipment – If you’re making sushi rolls, you’ll want a bamboo mat and saran wrap on hand. try to gather these tools a few days in advance.


Like the French version of a pizza, this pastry can be stuffed with any selection of cheese and vegetables. Easy to assemble and cook, you can pre-purchase pastry dough if you have absolutely zero cooking skills.

If you’re looking to do dessert for date night, stuff with cheese and berries and pair with sparkling wine that matches the fruits you choose. Don’t be afraid to add spices or florals either.

With Fig, Goat Cheese, & Caramelized Onion

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Leek and Potato with Pistachio Crust

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Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

A sweet potato alone only holds about 2g of protein, but bake it and add ricotta, chickpeas, and spinach and you’ve got a well-balanced vegetarian main.

Black Bean Stuffed

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Chickpea and Lemon Tahini

An Adaptable Recipe

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuff them with any grain, such as quinoa or orzo, or stuff mini peppers with cheese. There are plenty of options to suit any palette.

Ricotta & Feta Stuffed Baked Peppers

Avocado Pesto Stuffed Peppers

Farro Stuffed Peppers

Chilli Pepper Pacoras

Home Made Dumplings

It’s easy to make a big batch of delicious dumplings in just about any flavour. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fillings. Pair with a light and crisp beer, dry bubbly, or crisp white wine.

Classic Vegetable Dumplings

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Ginger and Squash Dumplings

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Easy Dumpling Wrappers

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What’s your favourite vegetarian date night dinner recipe? Let me know in the comments below. If you’re looking for date ideas, I have a post on that too! Happy cooking!