If your weeknight dinner rotation is feeling a bit lackluster, we’ve got a hundred new ways for you to spice it up, literally. Below you’ll find dozens of healthy dinner recipes to try out, categorized by certain dietary restrictions and lifestyles.

Maybe you’re trying to eat more nutritious meals, maybe you’re newly vegan and need some fresh inspo, or maybe you’ve struggled to find that perfect healthy recipe that the whole family will love. Maybe you just want to put that new cookware to good use! Wherever you’re coming from, we’ve got something for you. 

Most recipes are chock-full of fresh veggies, lean protein, and complex carbs, while others put a more nutritious spin on some of our favorite comfort foods. Some are both gluten-free and vegan, and others call for only five ingredients. Read on for healthy dinner recipes for when you have no idea what to make. 

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Vegan Dinner Recipes

  1. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
  2. White Bean Salad with Herb Dressing
  3. Baingan Bharta (Roasted Eggplant Mash)
  4. Tahini Pasta
  5. Easy Red Lentil Dal
  6. Early Fall Vegetable Chowder
  7. Vegan Gnocchi & Sauce
  8. Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Breaded Tofu
  9. Vegan Stir Fry
  10. Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad
  11. Cozy White Bean Soup
  12. Creamy Lemon Orzo with Chickpeas & Broccoli
  13. Three-Bean & Barley Soup
Fox and Briar Easy Red Lentil Dal; Creamy Lemon Orzo with Chickpeas & Broccoli

Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

  1. Cajun Chickpea Burgers
  2. Brothy Beans and Greens
  3. Parsnip Soup with Leeks
  4. Harissa Olive Oil-Braised Chickpeas and Fennel
  5. Vegetarian Kimchi Fried Rice
  6. Cauliflower Burrito Bowls
  7. Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  8. Moroccan-Spiced Chickpea Bowls
  9. Pumpkin Carrot Soup
  10. Egg-in-a-Hole Sweet Potato Nests
  11. Easy Authentic Falafel
  12. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe
  13. 10-Minute Margherita Pita Bread Pizzas
Kitchn Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, image by Joe Lingeman; Simply Recipes Parsnip Soup with Leeks, image by Elise Bauer

Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes

  1. Chicken and Potato Soup
  2. Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti with Garlic Kale
  3. One-Pot Tomato Chickpeas and Orzo
  4. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
  5. Ratatouille Pasta
  6. Burrito Zoodles
  7. One-Pot Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa
  8. American Goulash
  9. Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
  10. Kid-Friendly Crock Pot Turkey Chili
  11. Build-Your-Own Chicken Tacos
  12. Mediterranean Meatballs with Tzatziki
  13. Turkey Burgers
  14. Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
  15. Stuffed Peppers
  16. Spaghetti with Vegan “Meat” Sauce
  17. Chickpea Crust Pizza
  18. Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf
  19. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Delish Burrito Zoodles, Image by Emily Hlavac Green; Eating Well Build Your Own Chicken Tacos

Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes

  1. Sweet Potato Skillet Hash
  2. Pan-Seared Scallops with Melted Leeks
  3. Shakshuka with Feta
  4. Hot Pot Potatoes
  5. One-Pot Lentil and Vegetable Soup with Parmesan 
  6. Zucchini Pasta with Lemon Garlic Shrimp
  7. One-Pan Chicken and Rice
  8. Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
  9. Salmon Rice Bowl
  10. Porridge Yams
  11. Huevos Rancheros Salad
  12. Mozzarella, Basil, & Zucchini Frittata
  13. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  14. Baked Tilapia
  15. Asian Eggs
  16. Spicy Southwest Salad
Downshiftology Zucchini Pasta with Lemon Garlic Shrimp; Asian Eggs by Colin Fassnidge

Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes

  1. Butternut Squash Spinach Pasta
  2. Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry
  3. Socca (Chickpea Pancake) with Parsley-Hazelnut Pesto
  4. Favorite Quinoa Salad
  5. Tempeh Tacos
  6. Harissa, Squash, and Chickpea Stew
  7. Vegan Paella
  8. Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Tofu
  9. Vegan Mushroom Risotto
  10. Harira (Lentil & Chickpea Soup)
  11. Vegan Shawarma with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
  12. Broccoli and Za’atar Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce
  13. Red Lentil Curry
  14. Vegan Palak Paneer with Tofu
  15. Tex Mex Polenta Bowl
  16. Hearty Purple Cabbage Soup
Socca (Chickpea Pancake) with Parsley-Hazelnut Pesto; Butternut Squash Spinach Pasta

5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes

  1. Braised Chickpeas with Chard
  2. Black Bean Tostadas
  3. White Chicken Chili
  4. Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples
  5. Barbecued Salmon with Corn Relish
  6. Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
  7. 5-Ingredient Pasta Salad
  8. Pineapple Salsa Chicken
  9. Salmon en Papillote
  10. Curried Chicken Legs with Carrots, Rice, & Lime
  11. Microwave Kale & Chili Eggs
Salmon en Papillote; Pineapple Salsa Chicken

Other Healthy Dinner Recipes

  1. Easy Salmon Cakes with Arugula Salad
  2. Easy Homemade Healthy Ramen Bowl
  3. Jollof Rice with Chicken
  4. Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
  5. Stewed Spinach with Shrimp
  6. Spicy Salmon Tacos
  7. Chicken Tomato Pesto Burrata Pasta
  8. Steak and Potato Salad
  9. 15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice
  10. Garlicky Fried Rice with Crisp Pork
  11. Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad
Jollof Rice with Chicken; Chicken Tomato Pesto Burrata Pasta

Natalie Gale is a Boston-based freelance journalist. When she’s not writing about art, food, or sustainability, you can find her biking to the farmers’ market, baking, sewing, or planning her next Halloween costume. Say hi on Instagram!