Whether you're cooking for someone with dietary restrictions or just looking to eliminate grandiose meat dishes from your Christmas dinner spread, this collection of vegetarian Christmas dishes offers healthy and delicious options that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. From vegetarian lasagna dishes to roasted squash and hearty vegetable sides, there's no reason you can't prepare a gorgeous, tasty menu without a roasted turkey or a honey-baked ham. Not to mention, you might even save some extra money this year without the expensive trips to the butcher or ordering a bird ahead of time.
Creamy Butternut-Leek Bisque
Whole-grain quinoa simmers in the soup and then gets blended into the mix—resulting in a thick, creamy, luscious texture. Don’t be afraid to let the blender go for a couple of minutes; that’s the path to super-smooth results. We call for precut-prepped butternut squash because it’s a real time-saver, slashing up to 20 minutes of prep time; you’ll find bags of the peeled, cubed squash in the produce section with the bags of broccoli florets and other prepared-prepped veggies. For the prettiest appearance, go with beige-colored quinoa and skip red or tricolored varieties. Greek yogurt goes into the soup to brighten the taste, and another dollop goes on top as a finishing touch along with crunchy almonds.