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10 Warming vegetarian one-pot meals for autumn

10 Warming vegetarian one-pot meals for autumn

One-pot meals are easy to throw together, rich and comforting and there are fewer dishes to wash up. These dishes feature rich sauces, filling beans and seasonal vegetables. Keep the sides simple, crusty bread, salad or grains plumped up in a jug of stock.

Mexican vegetable and bean soup

mixed vegetable and bean soup
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This lightly spiced soup has a tomato base, a zing from lime juice and some heat from jalapenos to give it a Mexican twist.

This soup is made with sugar snap peas, courgette, tomatoes, kale, beans and corn but you could use any leftover vegetables you have in your salad drawer.



Roasted vegetable and chickpea tagine

Roasted vegetable and chickpea tagine
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A tagine was originally an Arabian dish made in an earthenware pot with lots of spices.

This modern take still has all the flavour but it’s made in a casserole dish or a roasting pan with seasonal butternut squash, beetroot, red peppers, courgette and chickpeas.



Veggie sausage and bean slow cooker casserole

 Veggie sausage and bean slow cooker casserole
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You would never guess that the base of this rich stew is a tin of baked beans. Sweet potato, baked beans, Quorn sausages and spices are all slowly cooked for a full-bodied flavour.

Although these are made with Quorn sausages, you could substitute them with your favourite sausages.


  Baked eggs with avocado

baked eggs with avocado
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Not keen on hot spices? Then this is the one for you. A non-spicy version of the traditional Spanish dish Huevos Rancheros. No spices but lots of flavour.

A tasty red tomato and red pepper sauce topped with eggs and avocado. All you need is some crusty bread for dipping and scooping. Yum!



One-pot ratatouille spaghetti

one pot ratatoullie spaghetti
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I love all the one-pot pasta dishes that are so on-trend right now. They are so easy and fabulous.

Most of them add the extra ingredients to the pasta water, but with this recipe you make the sauce and cook the spaghetti in the sauce instead of water.



Veggie sausage and sundried tomato one pot pasta

Veggie Sausage & Sun Dried Tomato One Pot Pasta
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I was just talking about one-pot pasta where all the ingredients are added to the pasta water as the pasta is cooking and the ingredients make the sauce. This is one of those recipes.

The sausages and onion are sautéed first then the other ingredients are added as well as the water. The secret is you use less water than you’d usually cook pasta in, so it cooks down and makes a sauce.



One pot quinoa chilli

One pot quinoa chilli
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Instead of making chilli and quinoa separately, in this dish, they are cooked together for a complete meal.

All the ingredients are thrown into a pot, then you just walk away and get on with some chores or relax with a glass of wine while it cooks. Any leftovers are great on wraps with salad leaves and grated cheddar.



Mushroom brown rice risotto

Mushroom brown rice risotto
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Risotto is usually made with Arborio rice and requires a lot and I mean a lot of stirring. This risotto is made with brown rice for a nutty flavour with a little bite.

The onion is sautéed in a casserole, then the stock and rice are added and it’s all popped in the oven for just over an hour and no stirring until you take it out.



Veggie sausage, lentil and pepper bake

Veggie sausage, lentil and pepper bake
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This savoury bake is made in the oven with very little effort. Vegetables and sausages are cooked in a roasting pan, then lentils, wine and gravy are added and it’s popped back in the oven for a little longer.

It’s rather wonderful when just served with crusty bread, but it’s also great with mashed potato and peas.



Tuscan Ribollita (bean stew)

tuscan ribollita bean stew
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This is a thick Italian soup although it’s more like a stew. Full of vegetables and beans with a rosemary scented tomato base.

It’s a soup that will fill you up and leave you satisfied. It’s packed with flavour, but it’s super healthy too.

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Jacqueline Meldrum is a freelance food writer and recipe developer. Jacqueline blogs at Tinned Tomatoes.

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