Meatless Holiday Mains

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on December 19, 2014
Squash and Apple Galette
Tasteseekers Kitchen
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Who says a ginormous honey-glazed ham has to be the centerpiece of your holiday feast? Not us! For those vegetarians and vegans out there, here are nine meat-free main dishes both your herbivore and carnivore guests will love.

Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Dish Tales

What’s more comforting on a winter’s day than warm soup? Nothing, that’s what. Full of fresh veggies and nutritious spices, this sweet and nutty Butternut Squash Carrot Soup from Dish Tales rises to the occasion with gusto. We can almost promise that your dinner guests will slurp up every last bite of this delicious soup.

Green Bean Casserole with Onion Ring-Style Topping

Green Been Casserole with Onion Ring-Style Topping

Keepin’ It Kind

If you’re like us, your eyes light up at the sight of a hearty casserole. As you dig in, it’s hard not to think about the heavy cream and cheese that usually go into these dishes. Fortunately, Keepin’ It Kind‘s Green Bean Casserole is vegan and replaces cheese with cauliflower sauce.

Cranberry Roasted Winter Vegetables

Cranberry Roasted Winter Vegetables

A Dash of Soul

Combine all of your favorite winter vegetables and top with a cranberry and molasses sauce for this comforting recipe from A Dash of Soul. The Cranberry Roasted Winter Vegetables mixes holiday food staples for a dish that everyone will be doubling up on.

Late Harvest Bake

Late Harvest Bake

See Salt

Butternut squash, mushrooms, kale, and even white wine–need we say more? This Late Harvest Bake from See Salt is everything a vegetarian could possibly want in one dish.

Squash and Apple Galette

Squash and Apple Galette

Tasteseekers Kitchen

For the pizza-lovers who are looking for a healthy recipe that allows you to eat pizza during your holiday dinner, this Squash and Apple Galette from Tasteseekers Kitchen will hit the spot. The combination of goat cheese and Honeycrisp apples never grows old.

Pumpkin Barley Risotto with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin Barley Risotto with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The Garlic Diaries

The Garlic Diaries‘ simple Pumpkin Barley Risotto with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is easy to prepare and acquires its delicious creamy texture from pumpkin puree.

Wholewheat Pasta with Lemon Roasted Sprouts & Parmesan

Wholewheat Pasta with Lemon Roasted Sprouts & Parmesan

Don’t Feed After Midnight

Brussels sprouts are a popular holiday food, and it’s not hard to see why. This Wholewheat Pasta with Lemon Roasted Sprouts & Parmesan from Don’t Feed After Midnight complements the soft texture of roasted Brussels sprouts in this vibrant pasta.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash with Dried Cranberries and Dijon Vinaigrette

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash with Dried Cranberries and Dijon Vinaigrette

Blogging Over Thyme

While roasted vegetables can hold their own, the sauce is what really takes roasted veggies from good to great. Blogging Over Thyme‘s Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash are mixed with cranberries and a dijon vinaigrette to boast a unique, satisfying flavor.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Bell Pepper

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Bell Pepper

Green Evi

Turn your pumpkin soup up a notch, or several, with red peppers. Green Evi‘s Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Bell Pepper adds the perfect amount of spice to take a vegetable soup and make it much more substantial for a main dish.