19 Vegetarian Dishes for the Ultimate Holiday Feast
Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese
Our caramelized squash salad is the perfect starter for your vegetarian Christmas dinner. The marinade of orange juice, maple syrup, and mustard perfectly balances the sweetness of the squash.
Savory Red and Green Monkey Bread
Pear and Brussels Sprout Slaw
Cannellini beans and walnuts ensure that this fruit and vegetable salad eats more like a meal than "rabbit food." Opt for red pears to play off the green spinach for an elegant nod to Christmas.
Winter Garden Polenta
Medley of Roasted Root Vegetables
Roast an array of winter vegetables the day before your vegetarian Christmas dinner, then store in the refrigerator. Come party time, simply reheat for 20 minutes in the oven and sprinkle with fresh herbs like rosemary, sage, or parsley.
Gluten Free Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto
Celebrate the fan-favorite flavor of pumpkin in our creamy risotto recipe. Paired with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, white wine, and freshly snipped sage, the scrumptious side dish is a terrific vegetarian option.
Beet, Fennel, and Apple Slaw
Fresh, seasonal ingredients such as beets, jicama, and apples fill our flavorful (and colorful!) winter slaw. The combination of sweet fruits and savory veggies makes a light and bright dish.
Mushroom Fricassee with Fresh Herbs
Utilize the fricassee method of cooking meat in this vegetarian side dish recipe by thinly slicing your mushrooms, sauteing, and serving in a white wine sauce. The hearty vegetarian Christmas dish is full of robust garlic and fresh herbs, and it has under 200 calories per serving!
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Add a hidden source of protein to your vegetarian Christmas dinner with our tofu-based mashed potatoes (so long, milk and butter!). Tomato-basil feta cheese and loads of fresh garlic pack the low-fat side dish with flavor.
Orange- and Balsamic-Glazed Tricolor Carrots
Creamy Tortellini Soup
Garlicky Asparagus Flatbread
The perfect vegetarian Christmas dinner starts with a standout appetizer recipe. Try our veggie-topped flatbread—every bite is full of tasty asparagus and squash.
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Try a classic Italian comfort food for your Christmas dinner main dish this year. By choosing eggplant Parmesan instead of the usual chicken-filled version, the hearty pasta recipe easily sticks to your vegetarian diet. And by baking instead of frying, you can feel less guilty about enjoying another cookie!
Gluten Free Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Free of meat and gluten but full of gooey cheese, this casserole is the crowd-pleasing holiday entree solution you've been searching for. Butternut squash puree combines with mozzarella, white cheddar, and Parmesan to make the dreamy pasta sauce.
Our stuffed red pepper halves are surprisingly easy, delicious, and full of nutrients, too. We love the squash, sweet corn, and high-in-fiber farro that fills each veggie.
Nutty Meatless Loaf
Who says meatloaf needs meat? Our meatless version is packed with lentils, nuts, and veggies—and is just as packed with fiber, protein, and flavor as the original.
French Lentil, Leek, and Mushroom Soup
This take on classic bolognese swaps in meatless ground crumbles for the beef or pork. Round out the hearty ragu with mushrooms, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. Finish the bowl with a generous sprinkle of Italian parsley.
A lighter, vegetarian entree leaves more room for a second slice of holiday pie, right? This warm and bubbly casserole is a mashup of two iconic French dishes. Layers of white beans, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes make the base while a crunchy Panko bread crumb topper finishes the dish.