Whether your kids are adventurous eaters or are going through a picky phase, you'll find plenty of vegetarian recipes (most of them quick and easy!) to please everyone at your table. Try a new macaroni and cheese or baked ziti recipe, construct some mini pizzas, whip up homemade veggie burgers, or roll up some burritos tonight.
The addition of eggs and half-and-half makes this baked macaroni and cheese rich and custardy. A topping of cheddar cheese and buttered fresh breadcrumbs becomes deliciously browned as the casserole bakes.
To make these colorful vegetarian tostadas, top flour tortillas with black beans, grape tomatoes, minced jalapeno, and Monterey Jack cheese, and bake in a hot oven until the tortillas are golden and crisp. Top each tostada with corn-scallion relish and diced avocado just before serving.
It takes only 20 minutes to whip up this easy vegetarian main dish of whole-wheat spaghetti, snow peas, carrots, and tofu coated with a sweet and tangy Asian-style peanut sauce.
To make the tasty filling for these vegetarian burritos, season sauteed onions, garlic, and jalapeno with cumin and tomato paste, then stir into pinto beans and corn. Roll up the mixture in flour tortillas with rice and Monterey Jack cheese, and wrap each burrito tightly in foil to freeze for quick, nutritious meals any time.
Make a jumbo-size omelet that will feed the whole family, employing a 10-by-15-inch baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Whisking milk and flour into the beaten egg mixture makes the omelet creamy but substantial.
This soul-satisfying dinner of three-cheese baked ziti, garlic bread, and green salad with red-wine vinaigrette only takes 40 minutes, start to finish. Feel free to add soy sausage or thawed frozen spinach to the ziti mixture.