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Favorite recipes, Vegetarian

Updated on November 21, 2014
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Cheryl Paton practices a variety of natural health exercises; her own health has improved because of it.

My favorite recipes are now vegetarian recipes

My favorite recipes are now vegetarian recipes. I like the idea of being vegetarian; it a viable way for everyone to have enough food, and makes for happier animals too.

We've tried some different vegetarian recipes over the years, and I'll share our favorites with you.

The vegetarian recipes are listed at the top. Check about halfway down the page for some cool cooking products.

Image credit for the pesto photo is to the author of this page.

Mushroom Slop

Okay, this might not sound like a most appetizing recipe, but it is the name my husband and I came up with to describe what we had made. We were newly married and tried different things out. This is one of them that tasted good. We still enjoy making it today, over 30 years later.

Serving Size

Serves: 4


  • 1 12 ounce package of noodles
  • 1 can mushroom soup
  • 3/4 of the soup can of water
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 4 ounces of fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 T of olive oil for sauteeing
  • salt and pepper to taste or your favorite seasoning
  • Optional - Add a hand full of miniature carrots rinsed and diced.


  1. Heat water to a boil. Add the noodles and stir occasionally. Follow package directions for cooking time, and to your preference.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, saute the onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper and/or favorite seasoning to taste. Stir in mushroom soup and water and cook at medium heat. This should finish up about the time the noodles are done.
  3. Drain noodles and pour soup mixture over the noodles and mix.
  4. p.s. If you'd like to offer an idea for a new name, you can add it to the Name this recipe module below.
5 stars from 1 rating of My first favorite vegetarian recipe - Mushroom Slop

Name this recipe

What do you think the mushroom and noodle recipe should be called?

I use a large frying pan to sauté the onions and mushrooms - and to mix the soup into.

Pasta pots and tube

What kind of pasta pot do you like? I like the ones where the basket lifts out.

Excelsteel 12 Quart 18/10 Stainless Steel 4 Piece Muti-Cookware Set With Encapsulated Base
Excelsteel 12 Quart 18/10 Stainless Steel 4 Piece Muti-Cookware Set With Encapsulated Base

I like that this pot is made of stainless steel, has a lift out strainer basket, and a see through lid.


Pasta Forks make stirring the pasta easy and also works for serving.

We prefer the pasta forks that actually have the tines around the sides; they make it easier to grab the pasta.

Our second favorite vegetarian recipe is Green Rice - No, the rice isn't green. The spinach part is green.

I came across the original version of this recipe after our daughter came into our lives. I've since greatly modified it and it too has become a favorite. This is the modified version, and I give credit to Betty Crocker for inspiring me with the original.

For a healthier alternative, we also sometimes use brown rice or some of both.

Serving Size

Serves: 5 - 6


  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup cooked chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup dry parsley
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 8 ounce grated Mexican cheese or Colby Jack


  1. Heat overn to 325 degrees. Toss rice, spinach, and parsley together. Add eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Pour mixture into 10x6x1-1/2" oblong baking dish or 2 qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 30 to 40 minutes.

One bowl and one baking dish - is what is needed to make the Green Rice recipe

Pyrex 1118441 Prepware  Mixing Bowl Set, 3-Piece, Clear
Pyrex 1118441 Prepware Mixing Bowl Set, 3-Piece, Clear

I find it easier to mix my ingredients in a separate bowl, and then pour the mix in to the baking dish.

Pyrex Easy Grab 2-Quart Casserole Glass Bakeware Dish with Glass Lid
Pyrex Easy Grab 2-Quart Casserole Glass Bakeware Dish with Glass Lid

I like that this baking dish also has a lid to use, to easily store left overs. Is is oven, microwave, and refrigerator safe.


Serving Size

Serves: 4 - 6

Vegetarian Chunky Potato Soup - Potato soup wasn't always vegetarian, but with a couple of changes it can be. This is my version.

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 2 lbs potatoes - peeled
  • chopped
  • and rinsed
  • 32 oz. vegetable broth
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup milk


  1. In a cooking pot, melt the butter and saute the onion. Add the bay leaf and thyme, then broth, potatoes, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for about 15-20 minutes; potatoes should be almost soft enough to eat. Discard the bay leaf. Remove about 2 cups of the potatoes and onion to a bowl. Puree the remaining soup. Return the potatoes and onions to the soup. Stir in the milk and heat to boiling.

Fresh Pesto Recipe

I've started growing my own sweet basil and parsley. The recipe is so much better when I use fresh ingredients from the garden.

Serving Size

Serves: 4-5


  • 1 cup chopped fresh sweet basil leaves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pound of pasta


  1. Heat the water for the pasta. While the water is heating, wash and chop the basil and parsley leaves.
  2. Once the water is boiling heavily, add the pasta and stir occasionally. While the pasta is cooking, place the first seven ingredients in to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. When the pasta is cooked until your satisfaction, drain. Then stir the pesto mixture in to the cooked pasta.

Our favorite Pesto Recipe can be found and also shared on postcards

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Wondering how to add more vegetables to your meals? - Find out a unique way to incorporate more veggies, even in brownies!

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food

This cookbook isn't completely vegetarian, but she sure does add fruit and vegetables to some of the most amazing things. She does this by making purees of them and adding the puree to the recipe. I like using a hand blender for making the puree. (p.s., you may want to add some extra sweetener to the brownies.)


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What is your favorite vegetarian recipe?

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    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you Sylvestermouse for your wonderful invitation. I was so glad to participate. Hope you enjoy the green rice.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      peachpurple, It's amazing how many different ways one can have their vegetables. Hope you enjoy them.

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i would love to try different vegetarian recipes once a while

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      You tickled me with your recipe names, but the recipes sound delicious! I love potato soup and the green rice with spinach recipe sounds wonderful. I am so glad you submitted it for the Thanksgiving side dish menu on Review This! Thank you

    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      ecogranny, thank you so much for sharing your roasted veggies recipe. I've made roasted veggies before, but you have offered some variations that I haven't tried, yet. : ) Hope you enjoy the recipes.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      The all-time favorite vegetarian recipe at our house is roasted vegetables, where we combine several of the following: Potatoes, winter squash or yams, broccoli or Brussels sprouts, chunks of red onion, whole cloves of garlic, chunks of cabbage or coarsely chopped kale, turnips, rutabagas, celery. When we plate them, we top it off with homemade Easy Cheesy Dip (I have it in a recipe here on HubPage), which is delightful straight up, or infused with fresh dill. Sometimes we sprinkle a few cooked dried black or red beans over the plate, for added protein, iron, flavor and color.

      But I don't want to stop at answering your question. Your recipes look delicious, and I hope to try some of them soon. Thank you!

    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      @sukkran trichy: It's my pleasure.

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      sukkran trichy 

      8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for the vegetarian chunky potato soup recipe.

    • CherylsArt profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Paton 

      10 years ago from West Virginia

      [in reply to ] I usually eat cheese, tomato, and onion on mine and am quite happy with that. I do know that vegetarian burgers can be different with their main ingredients. When eating out, so far I prefer the ones at Garfileds and Ruby Tuesdays.

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      10 years ago

      I am not vegetarian but tried vegetarian burger once and

      was very hungry one hour later, tha's why I never tried it again.

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      Paula Atwell 

      10 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Welcome to Living the Green Organic Lifestyle!

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      10 years ago

      Very nice and informative Lens Creative Artist.

      I'm working on a recipe directory as well:

      Stil got a lot to do entering 10000000s of recipes:D (I won't steal yours!)

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      10 years ago

      Hey nice recipe lens you got here!..Just reading it makes me hungry.;). I'll recommend this to others. I also have a similar resource site - Art of baking recipes | Diet eating food | Joy of Baking. I'd appreciate if you can give it a visit. Let's spread the word for our passion in baking!

    • religions7 profile image


      10 years ago

      Great lens. You may like these lenses of mine:

      Vegetarian Health Tips

      Why be a vegetarian

      Healthy food that makes you happy

    • dyllen profile image


      11 years ago

      Welcome to the 'Soups - Great Food - Recipes and Chefs' Group

      ( )

      5 stars for your great lens!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      11 years ago

      Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      beeobrien lm 

      11 years ago

      Those recipes look great, but I don't about eating something called slop. lol

    • eccles1 profile image


      11 years ago

      great job !

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      11 years ago

      Interesting and fun filled lens. 5 Stars. Veggie Recipes

    • mn3guy profile image


      11 years ago

      I am not a vegetarian, being a meat and three guy, but there are recipes and dishes that I enjoy, too. You're right, the "mushroom slop" name is not the best, but it sounds good. Keep it up! 5*

      Meat and Three Restaurants

      Phil (mn3guy)

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      11 years ago

      Nice lens. I'm not vegetarian, but I do enjoy vegetarian dishes.

    • card lady 2 profile image


      12 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Now you're cookin'!!


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