Everyone can love these unique, meatless holiday dishes.
This dish takes advantage of all the great vegetables that are in season right now. Root veggies and Brussels sprouts all
benefit immensely from a long roast, which makes them tender and brings out their natural sweetness. Walnuts replace pine
nuts in the pesto that better suits these vegetables' earthy flavors. Serve as a side or pair with wild rice or pasta for
a vegetarian main course.
View Recipe: Roasted Root Vegetables with Walnut Pesto
This fresh and easy dish packs in lots of seasonal flavors, and you can put everything together in the 25 minutes it takes
for the squash to roast. The recipe makes six filling servings, so it's great for a family dinner or casual get-together,
but you can always double or triple it to be the main course at any holiday party.
View Recipe: Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts
This is mac and cheese for adults. It's got all the creamy comfort of the original, with the sophisticated flavors of Italian
cheeses standing in for the traditional cheddar. The garlicky breadcrumb topping adds crunch and visual interest. If you want
an even more elegant presentation, bake individual servings in ramekins or gratin dishes for each guest.
View Recipe: Fontina and Mascarpone Baked Pasta
With savory vegetables, cheese, and bread baked into an eggy custard, this recipe is at home on the brunch, lunch, or dinner
table. It's filling, but also healthful, providing lots of vitamins and minerals, protein, and, most importantly, flavor.
View Recipe: Mediterranean Spinach Strata
Put a global spin on your holiday meal with this flavorful dish. Serve as a vegetarian entrée or as a hearty side, but do
serve it one way or the other!
View Recipe: Spicy Moroccan Chickpeas
Roasting performs a magical transformation on garlic, turning the pungent raw cloves into a sweet, mild paste that adds loads
of flavor in any recipe. This impressive appetizer takes great advantage of roasted garlic, combining it with sun-dried tomatoes
for color and white beans for body and texture.
View Recipe: Roasted Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato, and White Bean Dip
Complete this fiesta with Spicy Sautéed Broccoli Rabe and a Clementine Sparkler.
View Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce
Yukon Gold potatoes are naturally buttery and creamy, and this recipe adds cheesy to the mix. A baked, bubbly, and browned
topping is what really sets this dish apart, though. Each recipe makes 14 servings, but don't worry about leftovers―if your
guests don't eat it all, you will the next day.
View Recipe: Mashed Potato Gratin
Cauliflower is a versatile yet often overlooked vegetable. Roasted here until just tender and browned, and flavored with Italian
herbs, garlic, Parmesan, and lemon juice, it's the highlight of any meal. It's heavy on flavor but light on calories, with
only 89 per serving.
View Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan
Serve with a fresh salad of grapefruit and fennel, and sip our Pomegranate Fizz.
View Recipe: Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Spinach Lasagna
This savory pie is full of flavor. Make it as a filling vegetarian option to serve with your holiday meal or let it stand
alone as the main star on your dining room table.
View Recipe: Spinach Pie with Goat Cheese, Raisins, and Pine Nuts
Just a tip: Wash the pan well before using it again to cook the strained milk mixture--that will ensure a silken sauce.
View Recipe: Parmesan and Root Vegetable Lasagna
This is an easy and versatile side dish. The polenta is topped with a quick sautè of wild mushrooms (or use exotics, like
shiitake and oyster, if wild are not available). If you replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth, this side dish can
serve four as a vegetarian entrèe. Garnish with sage sprigs.
View Recipe: Soft Polenta with Wild Mushroom Sautè
Winter squashes like pumpkin have a deep flavor and hearty texture that makes them an excellent centerpiece of a vegetarian
entrée. Here, pumpkin fills an easy-to-assemble ravioli and is topped with earthy hazelnuts and a thick cheese sauce for maximum
winter warmth and comfort.
View Recipe: Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce
Sophisticated and delicious—make this tall, flaky pie the centerpiece of the holiday table.
View Recipe: Golden Beet, Greens, and Potato Torta