With the high prices of meat in my area, I am trying to come up with cheap vegetarian meals for my family. While vegetables are expensive too, they are less expensive than meat. Now don’t get me wrong: I did not give up on meat. I just reduced its consumption. Cutting back on the red meat keeps my budget out of the red! The following vegetarian meal is inspired from Patak’s Canada website. They have TONS of delicious recipes. Make sure to check them out. This recipe is Valentine’s Day themed, since the special holiday is only a few days away. If you don’t know what to cook for your significant other (or you want to suggest some cooking ideas for your SO to pamper YOU), make this delicious heart-shaped vegetarian pizza. Even older kids can do it. Won’t you love to eat a meal WHIPPED up by your teen? I would in a heartbeat. This would be the best Valentine’s Day gift ever.
Cheap Vegetarian Meals for Families: Valentine’s Day Vegetarian Pizza
- 1 package of naan bread
- 1 jar of Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce
- cheese: I usually use mozzarella or Swiss cheese, 1/4 CUP
- Green olives
- Colored peppers. I found them on sale in my grocery store
- Heart shaped cookie cutter.
- Heat oven to 350 F
- In the mean time: cut peppers in small round shapes
- Place your naan bread on a cutting board.
- Using your cookie cutter, cut few heart shaped naans. Don’t throw the rest of the bread.
- Heat the heart-shaped naan few minutes in the oven.
- Remove from the oven
- Switch the oven to a broil mode.
- Spread cooking sauce on the bread, top with cheese
- Take out from the oven, top with peppers and olives.
- For the remainder of the bread: you can eat it as is. I love Naan bread, or you can heat in the oven. It makes nice chips.
- Some people prefer adding all the veggies and heating everything. But I don’t. I prefer eating crunchy veggies on my pizza.
More delicious cheap vegetarian meals with Pataks
Pataks Canada makes it easy to “Mix in a little India” and whip up cheap vegetarian meals for your family that taste like a million bucks! Check out a few other delicious meals we’ve made in our Cultured Kitchen!
One of my favorites, this potato & squash samosa recipe puts a healthier baked spin on a traditionally fried side dish.
For a cheap vegetarian meal that will really fill your family up, check out our Grilled Portobello Mushroom recipe. The Mango Chutney takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Another crowd favorite, our Spicy Indian Bean Burgers are absolutely delicious. Even my meat-lovers asked for more! Find more great ideas like these over on the Pataks Canada website! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all their exciting news.
Do you have any favorite cheap vegetarian meals that are easy to put a Valentine’s Day spin on? Share in the comments!
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43 thoughts on “Tastebud Tempting Valentine’s Day Vegetarian Pizza Recipe #CulturedKitchen”
Awww what a great cute meal for a vegetarian on Valentine’s Day! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!
These all look so good but the samosas look incredible!! I may have to try those!!
This recipe looks tasty and healthy! My husband will love this, he loves veggie
I haven’t heard of this before but it sounds really good! I am looking for some healthier recipes, so I will add this to my list.
yummy! we were having some simple pizza home recipes too this past few days, its fun for the kids to make their own will try this soon
Yum! I don’t do vegetarian dishes often, but every once in a while I really crave a good veggie recipe. This is perfect!
I don’t have any creative ideas. I do love grilled portabella mushrooms though. Sometimes those are the “bread” for my burgers or pizza.
My family has not gone the vegetarian or gluten free lifestyle yet, however, I think these recipes would make for a good meatless day. Thanks for sharing the recipes!
This sounds quick and healthy. I do love my meats but wouldn’t hurt to try something different! Plus you can’t go wrong with butter chicken booking sauce. Yum!
I really like the samosa recipe – but the Valentine’s Day idea is AWESOME!!!!!!
It looks so good! I don’t mind eating vegetarian dishes because they’re healthy and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I love the potato and squash samosa idea. I could definitely do that. Healthy vegetarian pizza would be nice too.
Okay – those are adorable! I have never seen pizza like this before.
I’m loving all of these recipes! I love Portabello mushrooms…especially on the grill and topped with cheese an homemade pesto!
Super cute!! 🙂 Featured you in my latest Valentine’s post!
Great recipes…these definitely add a nice twist for Valentine’s Day meals. I love heart shaped foods – I think they are very sweet to look at (and eat).
What a great idea! I love these, they are so cute and look really yummy.
This is a fun way to enjoy vegetables. Cutting down or eliminating meat can really save a lot of money.
That heart-shaped vegetarian pizza looks delicious. It’s is so adorable looking. My daughters would literally grad several handful of those at once. Thanks for sharing and giving me this idea!
This looks wonderful! Veggie pizza really is my favorite and I love being able to save money with vegetarian meals!
I don’t know if I could get my kids to go for this, but I love how healthy this is. What a great mix up from a regular pizza.
My husband and I are planning on cooking dinner for Valentine’s Day. I’m a vegetarian, whereas it’s hard for him to forgo meat. That’s why I always try to vegetarian-friendly dishes with fake meat that we can both enjoy. I’m pretty sure that he’d love that potato & squash samosa, though!
These look absolutely scrumptious! Pizza is great no matter what, but to make it with your sweety on the day of love-will be so much fun!
All of these look very yummy! I really like the heart shaped one. I may have to make some of those with my girls on Valentine’s Day! I know they’d love it.
I may not be a vegetarian but I can definitely see where it would be cheaper to eat with no meat! These pizzas are super cute!!
I I love preparing stuffed portobello mushrooms and that veggie pizza looks great too!
I am always looking for new vegetarian meals to try. This looks so delicious. I will have to make some this week.
This is so cute and yummy! I love vegetarian pizza! It is nice to have healthy options that are still delicious.
I love the idea of using a heart-shaped cookie cutter! You could easily customize it for any holiday using different cutters – a snowman for Christmas, an egg for Easter. So fun!
These look amazing. I’ve never heard of that chicken butter before but it sounds interesting.
That heart-shaped pizza looks cute and romantic. I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
I love Naan bread. It’s DELICIOUS. Love your ideas. And I’m checking out your mushroom post next
These are great! People have this notion vegetarian isn’t that good but these all look delectable even if they’re vegetarian.
I love the mushroom idea. I would like to make that for my daughter, she love any kind of mushroom dish.
Those look good. I love Naan bread, esp garlic flavored. And I love Mango Chutney too.
What a yummy recipe. I never been try this before and it looks like a heavenly food, it makes me hungry
These looks absolutely delicious! I am by no means a vegetarian, but I love my veggies and my pizza!
I am not a vegetarian myself, but there are times I crave just a veggie meal an nothing else. I love these little pizza ideas.
What yummy dishes! I don’t really have any vegetarian dishes that I make often, since my family is carnivorous. I’ll be trying both of these recipes, though.
That sounds like an awesome pizza. I can’t wait to make this for my family!
I’ve never tried veggie pizza on naan bread before. Naan bread is AMAZING!
This is such a great looking and great tasting recipe. I can’t wait to try it out on the family.
The grilled portobello mushroom looks so heavenly! I’m saving this recipe for later. Thanks for sharing!