15 vegetarian takeaway-style recipes

You can make takeaway-style food at home that’s not only delicious but also cheaper and better for you.
Published 21 January 2018 | Updated 23 April 2024
Spicy black bean burgers

Takeaway food is a great way to enjoy cuisines from around the world without having to bother about booking a table and dressing up to dine out. While it’s 100 per cent okay to buy a takeaway on the odd occasion, bear in mind that you can make takeaway-style food at home that’s not only delicious but also cheaper and better for you.

Simple tips for creating your very own takeaway dishes at home

  1. For pizza use, wholemeal flatbread for the base or a single serve traditional bases to help with portion control. Load up on vegetables like mushrooms, baby spinach and capsicum. Fresh herbs and extras like chilli are great ways to add powerful flavour hits. Use a mixed sprinkle of cheeses on top like mozzarella mixed with parmesan and reduced-fat cheddar – it’ll give a stronger flavour and you won’t have to use as much.

  2. For homemade chips try hand-cutting regular potato or sweet potato into chips and coat with a layer of spray oil. Sprinkle with coarsely ground rock salt and some dry or fresh rosemary. Bake until tender and browned. Or feeling more adventurous? Try our eggplant and parmesan fries.

  3. For rice swap white rice for brown rice for added nutrients and a nutty flavour. Or opt for cauliflower rice. To make cauliflower rice simply brake the cauliflower into florets and place in a food processor, in batches and process until it resembles rice. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook cauliflower, stirring, for 3–4 minutes or until golden.

Vegetarian takeaway-style recipes

Try some of our tasty vegetarian takeaway-style recipes below. With recipes including baked vegetarian spring rolls. These little vegetarian spring rolls are full of tasty veggies and vermicelli noodles and oven baked which is a great alternative to deep-frying. Our recipe for fried rice with egg, peas and almonds uses brown rice for a great nutty flavour.