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
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
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
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
Squash and Apple Galette
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
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
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
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
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.