T’is the season for friends, family and food! Holiday dinners can consist of more than just the traditional roasted turkey with gravy and stuffing. A vegetarian holiday meal can have variety, creativity and can, most importantly, taste amazing.
Here are some ideas to “wow” your dinner party guests.
1. Good for any gathering, a baked brie topped with caramelized pecans in a puff pastry is a great way to begin the evening. It’s easy to make and your guests will think you spent hours preparing it (via jennysteffens).
2. Fun, quick and easy, this crudités can be made with three dip options, with flavours to please any palette (via Reader’s Digest).
3. A staple vegetable during the holiday season, these brussel sprouts aren’t the kind you pushed off your plate as a child. Seared with a smoked Gouda sauce and topped with horseradish, this dish makes a great appetizer to your evening. The leftovers also make a tasty lunch! (via treehugger.com)
1. A winter squash is a must-have to any holiday meal. Try this recipe to make a butternut squash gnocchi with sage brown butter on your menu (via bonappetit.com).
2. Another cheesy dish, potatoes are a staple for a big dinner. The cheesy chard gratin is also gluten free and has very little prep time (via bbcgoodfood.com).
3. A savoury entrée, this spinach and feta free form pie is a creative take on the spanakopita and will definitely have you reaching for seconds. Top it with a tomato relish for an amazing combination of flavours (via deliciousmagazine.co.uk).
1. Perfect for slightly indulging after a large meal, these mini pumpkin cupcakes with gingersnap crusts won’t have you feeling bad for eating more than one (via thecomfortofcooking.com).
2. A sweet treat with a kick, a Kahlua chocolate trifle is a definite crowd pleaser (via food.com).
3. Bring out the strawberry cream torte on the table during your holiday dinner! It’ll look elegant and no one will have to know how easy it is to make! (via food.com)
Remember that these vegetarian holiday recipes can be modified for any chef! Add your own spice or topping to give it your own flare! Happy cooking!