35 Vegetarian-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Looking for tasty, vegetarian holiday recipes? From appetizers to mains to desserts, these 35 recipes will leave everyone (even meat lovers) begging for more.
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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Looking for tasty vegetarian recipes this holiday season? From appetizers to mains to desserts, these 35 recipes will leave everyone (including meat lovers) begging for seconds.

The Criteria

The terms “healthy” and “vegetarian” may seem synonymous but that’s not always the case. All the selected recipes meet our healthy criteria for calories, fat and saturated fat. In addition, in order to meet the nutrient requirements of a vegetarian, a variety of recipes that include whole grains, lean proteins, nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies were selected.

Although there are various types of vegetarians, we stuck to the basics. These recipes don’t include any meat, poultry, fish or seafood.  Some do include dairy and eggs and would be appropriate for a lacto- or lacto-ovo-vegetarian.

Appetizers
Soups and Salads
Main Dishes
Sides
Desserts
Beverages
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