Vegetarian Entrees Worthy of Your Holiday Table
Let’s face it: Vegetarians are often overlooked at holiday dinners, left to cobble together meager, miscellaneous meals from the breadbasket and a couple of side dishes. But this year can be different. Whether you’re a vegetarian looking for a main dish to bring to a holiday party or a carnivore searching for a hearty vegetable dish to serve your guests, try these five veggie-friendly entrees that are sure to make everyone at the table drool.
Instead of trying to cook up two main dishes for the vegetarians and carnivores to order at your holiday supper, free yourself up for other cooking and hosting duties with our make-ahead Slow-Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto.
Stuffed with a delicious mix of dark and nutty rice, green herbs, toasted walnuts and sweet dried cherries, Wild-Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash make a gorgeous vegan holiday main.
Show your dinner guests some extra-special holiday love with Giada De Laurentiis’ Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter. The pillowy homemade pasta is made with fresh ricotta, sweet potatoes and a touch of cinnamon, and gets finished with a sweet-and-savory brown butter sauce that’s guaranteed to make diners swoon.
Our Seven-Vegetable Couscous is chock-full of delicious earthy winter veggies that will delight any veggie lover — namely, turnips, carrots, onions, fennel, tomatoes, butternut squash and zucchini — plus sweet golden raisins and bright green herbs.
Our Healthified Kale and Portobello Lasagna, made with low-fat dairy and lots of healthy veg, is a reinvented comfort food classic that will leave your dinner guests feeling satisfied — not stuffed.