A Very Vegetarian Holiday Dinner: Vegetarian Recipes

thanksgiving dinner by Stacy Spensley (CC BY 2.0)

Usually holiday dinners are about giant turkeys, big hams, and a feast of gut-filling side dishes. This year, get eco-friendly and healthy by making the switch to a fully vegetarian meal (and maybe some Tofurkey). These vegetarian recipes are my favorite for the holidays. With the help of my favorite cooking blog Smitten Kitchen, here’s a run down of the vegetarian recipes I’m using this holiday season:

Chard and White Bean Stew

This stew is going to be the centerpiece of my dinner. Vegetarian recipes can sound bland, but this one sure doesn’t! And if you’re not a chard fan, you can substitute it with spinach or kale.That’s the beauty of most vegetarian recipes.

Vegetarian Recipes: Chard and White Bean Stew (Photo by Rooey202)

Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Biscuits

These biscuits sound too good to be true. Definitely categorizing these under my “Holiday Heaven Vegetarian Recipes.” The holidays would be moot without sweet potatoes, so dig in with this, one of my favorite vegetarian recipes.

Dijon-braised Brussels Sprouts

Vegetarian recipes are usually side dishes, and this Brussels sprouts one is sure to please! Just remember to break out your French accent and say “Bon appetit!”

Vegetarian Recipes: Brussels Sprouts (Photo by benketaro)

Zucchini Fritters

These zucchini fritters are a fresh take on the classic latke (the famous potato pancakes of Hanukkah). Just put some sour cream on top, and you have the perfect dish. For a more healthier option try making these zucchini fritters with an airfryer using this alternate recipe. They also keep well, not that there will be any leftovers from these holiday vegetarian recipes!

Nutmeg Maple Butter Cookies

These cookies look so incredibly delicious. I bet they smell just as amazing. This is the last of my vegetarian recipes, and it sounds perfect for a cold winter holiday dinner.

Vegetarian Recipes: NorthStar Moving Cookies! (Photo by E.E. Piphanies)

How do you use vegetarian recipes to create a holiday dinner? I’d love to hear about it in the Comments section!!