This decked-out collection of vegetarian Christmas recipes proves that you don't need a roasted turkey or a honey-baked ham to plan a successful holiday dinner. From vegetarian lasagna to savory roasted squash and hearty vegetable sides, these meatless appetizers, mains, and side dishes come make the ultimate vegetarian Christmas menu.
How to Plan a Show-Stopping Vegetarian Christmas Dinner
Acorn Squash With Wild Rice Stuffing
This two-for-one dish of wild rice stuffing and roasted acorn squash is a sure crowd-pleaser. You can cut the stuffed halves into quarters so they don’t take up as much room on the plate. Wild rice takes about as much time to cook as long-grain brown rice, which you can use as a substitute. You can also make the rice ahead and refrigerate. Reheat with a splash of water before adding to the sausage mixture.
Gluten-Free Vegan Lasagna
For this gluten-free vegan lasagna, thinly-sliced zucchini is a great stand in for noodles. When salted, the excess moisture is drawn out, leaving you with a lasagna just as firm as the noodle version. Mashed tofu, when seasoned correctly, tastes eerily similar to ricotta, but with significantly fewer calories and fat. It holds its own against traditional recipes and will wow dinner guests all the same.
Hearty Vegan Spiced Winter Squash Soup
Smooth and custardy, silken tofu blends perfectly with the butternut squash and pumpkin to create the ultimate velvety texture. And thanks to its protein and fiber, the dish is quite filling—your family won’t even know it’s 295 calories and completely vegan.
Beet and Citrus Salad With Almond Gremolata
To offset all those deep rich flavors typically found in holiday food, you want something bright and fresh, with enough flavor to cut through those other dishes. This salad is like a breath of fresh air at any table: The tangy yogurt and bold citrus will ensure it quickly becomes a favorite.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Pomegranate and Pine Nuts
This staff favorite adds color and texture to your buffet and makes a splash on the Thanksgiving table. For a bit of showmanship, bring the whole cauliflower to the table, and then "carve" and dress with the vinaigrette, pomegranate arils, pine nuts, and parsley. While most holiday dishes are designed to be delicious warm or at room temperature, this is one dish that's worth saving until the end of your prep and serving straight out of the oven.
Smoky Eggplant Zaalouk
This creamy, smoky dip is Morocco's answer to baba ghanoush. Serve with grilled meat or fish, or as a spread in a sandwich.
Sheet Pan Curried Tofu with Vegetables
This vegetarian one-pan meal is loaded with color and texture, from the soft sweet potatoes to the crisp-tender cauliflower and juicy pomegranate seeds. Preheating the pan will help the potatoes and tofu achieve a crispy exterior; be careful when adding the vegetable mixture to the hot pan. A cool, tangy yogurt drizzle will help balance the slight chile heat from the curry powder. Drizzle the sauce over the pan, or serve at the table.
Potato-Butternut Gratin with Poblano Béchamel
The mild sweetness of butternut squash pairs particularly well with Mexican flavors of poblano chile and cumin. Goat cheese brightens and enriches the flavor, and toasty almonds offer a welcome textural contrast. Try to get a squash with a long neck, as slices from that section are easiest to work with.
Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna
Silky roasted butternut squash stands in for noodles in this more nutritious take on the starchy pasta casserole.
Extra Creamy Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole
This fresher take on the traditional casserole is loaded with vegetables and comes together with a homemade sauce instead of sodium-heavy canned soup.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
The simple, scalloped shell made from thinly sliced rounds of sweet potatoes makes this version of a popular brunch (or supper) dish gluten-free. Choose potatoes with comparable diameters to create uniform slices for the easy-to-make crust. A mandoline makes slicing quick and precise, but a sharp chef's knife will work too. You can also slice the potatoes in the food processor using the slicing blade.
Beet and Goat Cheese Tart
This show-stopping tart can be a light main or an impressive appetizer. The classic pairing of sweet beets with tangy goat cheese gets wrapped up in a store-bought crust for an effortless, easy-to-eat picnic-ready dish.
Pecan Pie Baked Apples
Combine two holiday season favorites, pecan and apple pies, into an adorable and simple recipe. This idea will take less than 30 minutes to put together, and everyone gets a slice of happy, stress-free sweetness. Using just five ingredients, most of which you'll probably already have, means that you won't have to run out to the store for specialty items.
Stuffed Carnival Squash with Butternut Lattice
Forget slicing or carving at the table with this vegetarian holiday recipe. Each serving is an entire carnival squash, making for an easy and beautifully presented main dish. If you'll be pressed for time when cooking, you can easily make a batch ahead and bake just before serving.
Tricolored Beet Tart
Start your holiday meal with a simple yet gorgeous beet tart, topped off with tangy goat cheese, crunchy hazelnuts, and flaky sea salt. Par-bake the crust to get a lovely raised edge (what forms the shell of your tart) and ensure that the bottom will be cooked through. If you or your guests are not beet fans, substitute sweet potatoes: Wrap 4 (4-ounce) sweet potatoes in parchment paper, and microwave at HIGH 3 minutes. Then cool, peel, and slice. You can also sub feta for goat cheese and pecans or walnuts for hazelnuts.
Butternut Squash Crown Roast
Prepare to watch jaws drop when you bring this dish to the table. Thanksgiving requires a presentation-worthy featured main, but it doesn't have to be a turkey every time. This year, impress your guests with a crown roast of butternut squash.
Roasted Vegetable Plate with Herbed Dressing
Vegetables can be sparse in winter months when holiday braises, hearty stews, and centerpiece roasts tend to take over. This seasonal vegetable plate will help you stick to your calorie plan, and can be altered easily depending on what's available. Don't be scared of a hot oven—roasting the veggies at 500°F gets the job done quickly and gives the vegetables a nice golden color. Tarragon has an anise flavor similar to fennel; you can omit it or substitute sliced green onions or parsley for a fresh pop.
Grapefruit, Endive, and Arugula Salad
Give yourself the gift of one worry-free dish this holiday season. This 15-minute, no-cook, citrus-flecked salad tastes best when it sits at least 10 minutes. No guest will be able to resist our lemony homemade vinaigrette, which adds sweet flavor without lots of fat, calories, or carbs. Tossing the endive leaves in the vinaigrette first softens their bitter edge. You could also sub thinly sliced fennel or chopped Romaine hearts. Top with chopped walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, and grapefruit slices.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Chef Jonathan Waxman taught Cooking Light Editor Hunter Lewis how to make this fall salad many years ago. Riff with the ingredients to find the flavor balance you prefer. For a vegan version, omit the Parmesan cheese.
Parmesan-Crusted Potato Gratin
These are the ultimate roasted potatoes. The top and edges get crispy, and the bottom layers turn amazingly rich and buttery. Be sure to buy same-sized potatoes so the slices are uniform.
Sweet Potato Gratin
Evaporated milk unifies and enriches the layers of this dish. Use all sweet potatoes or mix them up. Use a loaf pan for maximum height, and bake gratin up to 2 days ahead. Rewarm, covered, in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.
Harissa-Roasted Carrots with Pistachios
Available in most supermarkets, harissa comes in mild and hot varieties; if you want to play it safe, go with mild, then bump up the heat with a dash of cayenne pepper if you like. To make after-dinner cleanup easier, line your roasting pan with aluminum foil before adding the carrot mixture.
Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables
A mix of colorful root vegetables may be your star side. Peeled, prechopped butternut squash saves time, but pieces tend to be irregular and small—we prefer peeling and cubing it yourself.
• • Gluten-Free Tip: Some mustards don't contain gluten, however avoid those that aren't labeled "gluten free" because there is a concern for cross-contamination.
Vegetarian Cherry-and-Tomato Tartare
Traditional tartare is an indulgent delight of varying raw textures, which we replicate here using cherries, walnuts, and a surprising mixture of orange and cream. Try it on baguettes with a grassy olive oil for contrast, or plate it among a bed of bitter greens (such as arugula) for a salad.
Roasted Parsnips with Lemon and Herbs
Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Lindsey Lower
If you’re not familiar with parsnips, try these quick recipes to acquaint yourself with them. The root veggies look like white carrots and have a decidedly sweet, earthy flavor. Shop for medium to small parsnips, as larger ones tend to have tough, woody cores. In the main recipe here, a hit of fresh lemon juice and sprinkling of fresh herbs make the whole dish taste fresh and bright. If you don’t have parsley on hand, you can leave it out, but do seek out the dill.
Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls
These sweet potato knot rolls take a little bit of time to make, but they’re well worth the effort. Serve them warm or at room temperature. Warning: your guests swoon over their heavenly aroma.
Crispy Cauliflower With Italian Salsa Verde
Crunch and zing are often missing from the holiday spread; these crispy, cheesy cauliflower florets with fresh lemon-parsley sauce achieve both. Serve with classic holiday dishes, or with roasted fish or a simple pasta toss on any weeknight. A thorough coat of cooking spray on the cauliflower will help the breading adhere and keep the florets from drying out as they bake. Finely grated Parmesan will go further in the breading; use a microplane or pulse in a food processor until finely ground.
Whole-Grain Spelt and Cornmeal Biscuits
Gently pat the dough flat instead of rolling with a rolling pin. Patting preserves all the pockets of fat needed for flaky biscuits, whereas rolling pancakes them into small, dense pucks. Cut the biscuits into squares to avoid any leftover scraps. This will also help you avoid the twisting motion of using a cutter that can also lead to flat biscuits. Spelt flour adds a deep nutty flavor, but you can use white whole-wheat flour if you can't find spelt.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Cauliflower mashed potatoes are a lower-carb, lower-fat mash that’s perfect for all your healthy holiday side dish needs. For deeper flavor, roast the cauliflower first, and then puree until creamy. Fold into your potatoes, and round it out with whole milk, a touch of butter, and a sprinkle of seasonings.
Sweet Potato Medallions with Almond Sauce and Chickpea Salad
It may seem too good to be true, but it's not: This impressive plate requires only 5 ingredients (water, oil, salt, and pepper are freebies). Microwaved sweet potatoes are sliced into medallions, brushed with oil, and lightly seared so they become satisfyingly steak-like. The creamy, nutty sauce adds richness, and the lemon-dressed arugula-chickpea salad bulks up the plate beautifully. In place of almond butter, you can use any nut butter you like—try peanut, cashew, or sunflower butter. And if canned chickpeas aren't in your pantry, try cannellini or navy beans.
Braised Artichokes, Favas, and Carrots in Creamy Lemon Sauce With Fennel
We love the artichokes in this dish—they add their unique flavor and somehow make everything taste just a little sweeter. The olive oil emulsifies with the braising liquid to create a silky sauce that deliciously coats the bright spring veggies. Thin lemon slices, charred and caramelized in a cast-iron pan, make a nice garnish.
Creamy Artichoke and Asparagus Lasagna
Lemon rind brightens the sauce, making for a more delicate lasagna. To save on salt, use frozen artichokes, which contain a quarter of the sodium of the canned variety that are usually packed in brine.
Traditional versions of this dish can tip the scales at nearly 1,000 calories and 30g sat fat per serving. This makeover cuts that by more than two-thirds and still has plenty of marinara, melty cheese, and crispy baked eggplant.
For a twist on cranberry sauce this year, try this sweet, tart, and earthy beet-and-cranberry condiment. Toasted whole coriander and brown mustard seeds add warmth and take the chutney into savory territory. The chunky texture is part of the charm here, a great contrast to the mashes and casseroles on the table.
Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions
Deeply caramelized with balsamic vinegar until glossy and browned, these sweet and tangy jewels are a gorgeous addition to your holiday plate. We actually prefer frozen, peeled pearl onions over fresh for convenience; you save a lot of time by not peeling fresh pearl onions. You will be tempted to stir the pan frequently as the liquid reduces, but the onions need time to cook undisturbed in order to get deeply browned. Keep the heat low so the liquid in the pan doesn’t dry up too quickly.
Balsamic Cranberry-Onion Jam
This jam is an excellent, refined sugar-free alternative to the traditional, often too-sweet sauce, and tastes even better a day or two after it’s made. Because fresh cranberries are so tart on their own, be sure to use a sweet onion such as Vidalia in the jam. Pair this condiment with your holiday plate, then use as a sandwich spread for holiday leftovers.
Ginger-Chile Roasted Acorn Squash
Fresh ginger, red Fresno chile, and pomegranate don’t usually appear on the holiday table, but we love how they transform simply roasted squash into a dish with tingly heat and pops of color. Leave the sheet pan in the oven as it preheats to jump-start browning, saving roasting time in the oven.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust
We’ve turned a classic dish into a perfectly clean brunch option that the whole family will love. The crunchy quinoa crust gives heartiness to the light and fluffy quiche inside. Swap out canola oil for coconut, almond, avocado, or olive oil, and look for organic eggs and dairy products.
Green Bean Casserole with Caulifower Cream
Once simmered in milk and pureed, cauliflower transforms into a silky, luscious cream sauce—a dead ringer for the classic yet with a much better profile, saving nearly 500mg sodium and 4g fat per serving. We intensify the mushroom presence by using meaty cremini and shiitake mushrooms and roasting them first to cook out the excess liquid. If you can’t find shiitakes, use 2 (8-oz.) packages of cremini mushrooms. Skip the fried onions and use torn whole-wheat bread for a rustic, crunchy topper.
Maple-Caraway Brussels Sprouts
Layer upon layer of bold flavor earned these Brussels sprouts our test kitchen’s highest rating. The sprouts get deeply caramelized in toasted caraway and browned butter, then are quickly finished with a sweet and pungent mixture of maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and sherry vinegar. Caraway has an anise-like flavor similar to fennel seed. Add to roasted carrots or parsnips, or sprinkle over whole-grain rolls or crackers. Start the caraway and thyme in a cold pan so they can infuse the butter as it browns.
Potato and Parsnip Gratin
The addition of parsnips is an elegant twist to this traditionally all-potato dish. Parboiling and drying the sliced parsnips and potatoes first will keep them from absorbing the sauce in the oven so the gratin stays creamy. Half-and-half is our dairy of choice for this dish—a combination of equal parts cream and whole milk that gives the sauce its body while keeping the saturated fat at just 3g per serving. Toss the vegetables gently with the sauce so the slices don’t fall apart.
Ruthenian Mushroom Soup
A traditional Ruthenian dish, this soup starts with raw garlic and a bowl of dark brown mushrooms. It's often served on Christmas Eve, but can be enjoyed all winter long.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pumpkin Seed-Oat Crumble
We use less sugar in this classic casserole and get sweetness instead from fragrant orange rind and vanilla. Turmeric boosts the orange color and adds a subtle earthiness to the sweet potatoes. Instead of an all-nut or marshmallow topping, an oat streusel made with pumpkinseeds adds crunch and contrast to the dish. Evaporated milk has a concentrated dairy flavor without the added sugar of sweetened condensed milk; it will help the potato base to thicken as it bakes.
Roasted Butternut Squash With Sticky Walnut Topping
Molasses complements the sweetness of the roasted butternut squash and gives the slices a deeply bronzed look. We add cider vinegar for balance and stir in walnuts for a sticky, praline-like topping. The dish is best served warm, when the molasses mixture is still gooey. You can roast the squash ahead and reheat the slices while you make the topping. A quick trick for cleaning a sticky saucepan: Fill with water and bring to a boil, letting any residue dissolve, and then drain.
Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Tart with Olive Oil Crust
To speed up prep time, roast the squash and par-bake the crust simultaneously. Our no-roll, no-chill, heart-healthy dough presses right into the pie plate and adds 4 grams of filling fiber to every slice. This easy dish captures all the warm, seasonal flavor of the colder months without being overly heavy or rich.
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Roasting the cauliflower and nuts deepens the flavor. The nuts also add body once the soup is pureed.
Smoked and Spiced Pecans
If you look up a recipe for DIY smokehouse nuts, you'll find that a good chunk of them involve dousing nuts with liquid smoke and baking them in the oven. Our method gives you real woodsmoke flavor instead. Settle in: It takes about 45 minutes for smoky flavor to infuse the firm, dense nuts—but patience gives a bacon(ish)-flavored reward. Your outdoor grill or smoker takes care of the heavy lifting; all you have to do is prepare the wood as specified for your smoker (try hickory or mesquite) and position the nuts over an area with indirect heat. You can give them a stir once or twice, but it's not necessary. For the best flavor and texture, let them cool completely before eating.
Fennel and Radicchio Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
There's something about the sweet anise flavor of fresh fennel and bright citrus that go so well together. Citrus grows all over Italy, from blood oranges to grapefruit to lemons. It is a dominant flavor in the cuisine. Let the salad stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the dressing to penetrate the vegetables and tenderize them a bit for a less aggressive crunch.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate and Tahini
Pomegranate seeds and tahini paste deliver delightful Mediterranean flavors in this quick winter side. Bonus: each serving, about a half cup only contains 152 calories.
Cranberry-Goat Cheese White Bean and Kale Salad
Pack in the protein with white bean and kale to make a heart-healthy salad. Top it off with seasonal cranberries and crumbled goat cheese. Orange rinds and dried cranberries bring bright, fresh flavors to this perfect fall salad. The best part? It gets better with age, so don't be afraid to make a big bowl of it tonight and eat the rest with lunch tomorrow.
Farro Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Red Onion, and Almonds
In this nontraditional stuffing, earthy flavors and starchy comfort come from whole-grain farro, not bread. You can assemble up to 2 days ahead. Take out of the fridge, let stand at room temperature 45 minutes, then bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Spicy Veggie Hash
Cumin, cinnamon, and red pepper add warmth to this Peruvian-inspired sweet potato hash.
Winter Squash Stew With Cilantro-Avocado Salsa
Winter greens would also make a lovely addition to this hearty stew; simply toss a few handfuls in when the squash is almost tender, and stir until greens begin to wilt.
Modify the recipe for our Honey Whole-Wheat Pull-Apart Rolls by stirring in Asiago cheese and chopped rosemary. Substitute 1 tablespoon sugar for honey and reducing butter to 1 1/2 tablespoons. Add 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese and 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary to milk mixture with butter, sugar, and eggs in step 1. Sprinkle 1 tablespoons grated Asiago over rolls before baking.
Creamed Winter Greens
Two beloved dark leafy greens, spinach and lacinato kale, combine to bring deep, earthy flavor to this updated take on classic creamed spinach.
Sweet Potato Casserole With Crunchy Oat Topping
This classic casserole often straddles the line between side and dessert (indeed, we've enjoyed the leftovers both ways). We dial down the sugar to steer the dish back to savory territory, and add a crunchy oat and nut topper for texture. A final drizzle of maple syrup just before serving gives the casserole a lovely sheen. While we call for a ricer in our master mashed potatoes, a potato masher is perfectly acceptable here since the spuds will be bound with an egg, topped, and baked. Chopped almonds or walnuts would be a delicious sub for the pecans.
Sweet Potato Stacks with Sage Browned Butter
A dose of salty, nutty Parmesan balances the flavor in these adorable, delicious stacks. Get the kids to help by having them stack the slices and cheese in muffin cups as you follow behind with the browned butter. Use small potatoes so the slices will fit into the muffin cups. Make sure to slice the potatoes on the thin side, about 1⁄4-inch thick, so they’ll cook through (insert a toothpick in the center of each stack to test for doneness). You can also alternate with slices of baking potato or parsnip for pretty white and orange layers.
Cauliflower Risotto Cakes
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Transformer leftover risotto into crispy cauliflower cakes. Serve these patties sprinkled with grated parmesan and chive dipping sauce. This fun side dish or hearty appetizer is creamy and crunchy in all the right places, plus it's sure to be kid-approved. Perfect for entertaining, these light cakes are sure to have guests asking for the recipe.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Brussels sprouts are finest in winter. Trim and cut the sprouts up to a day ahead, then keep refrigerated in a zip-top plastic bag. Once roasted, the outer leaves become nutty and crispy, turning this delicious winter vegetable into a crunchy, roasty delight. Topped with chestnuts, this is an easy side for entertaining that comes together in minutes.
Garlic-and-Herb Pasta With Broccoli Rabe
Boursin is the key to the quick and easy sauce; the triple-cream cheese comes in a box and is found in most grocery stores with the specialty cheeses or in the deli. After blanching and cooling the broccoli rabe, it’s important to lightly squeeze out the water. That way, you won’t dilute the flavors in the sauce.
Basil-Ricotta Ravioli with Spinach
Wonton wrappers are the secret to these seemingly from-scratch pasta pillows. Skip the fancy folds; just make sure to seal the ravioli well. The ravioli fare better with a delicate sauce—here, just a drizzle of olive oil and lemon.
Best vegetarian entertaining ideas
If you're vegetarian or have veggie friends coming for dinner, we’ve got a great selection of smart ideas, from avocado nibbles to cheesy starters and impressive mains, including show stopping beetroot terrine, courgette galette and whole roasted cauliflower
Published: April 24, 2019 at 11:40 am
Try one of our top vegetarian entertaining recipes to create the perfect vegetarian dinner party. We have created easy but impressive ideas for vegetarian canapés (halloumi fries, anyone?), elegant vegetarian starters and show-stopping vegetarian mains. ( Check out our vegetarian Christmas ideas too .)
Our veggie centrepieces will go down well with vegetarians and meat eaters try beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine, crusted halloumi tacos, and posh wild rice and mushroom risotto. Our vegetarian dinner party menu ideas will impress all of your vegetarian friends, take a look…
Christmas dinner recipes
Like so many things throughout 2020, the traditional Christmas dinner might look a little different this year. Depending on mid-December’s COVID-19 restrictions, our gatherings might be a little smaller, or may even take place at different times. Change like this can be difficult to deal with, but I’m certainly trying to find the positives, and “control the controllables”. I might not be in charge of who I can and can’t sit down with – but I can decide exactly what to serve at my table. In other words, there has never been a better time to free yourself from seasonal culinary constraints. If you’ve never been a fan of traditional turkey, this is most definitely the year you don’t have to cook one! I think 2020 is the perfect opportunity to experiment with other any Christmas dinner recipes you’ve had your eye on, and please your own personal palate.
The main event, reimagined
In years gone by, Christmas dinner recipes meant poor pickings for vegetarians. The traditional Christmas meal – minus the meat, pigs in blankets and gravy – was often the only option on offer. How times have changed! If you have vegetarian guests to feed, or simply fancy cutting down on your meat consumption during the season of excess, this Festive Tomato Lentil Stuffed Squash recipe, courtesy of food blogger Nourishing Amy, is an absolute winner. I’ve found it a filling, crowd-pleasing dish that’s simple to prepare. Serve with roasted potatoes and extra fresh thyme. It’s delicious!
If you’re keen to serve up a show-stopping vegetarian centrepiece for Christmas dinner, I recommend this Mushroom, Lentil and Red Wine Wellington. This unique recipe has been conjured up by the brilliant chefs at Riverford Farm. The cooking time required is fairly speedy but, as with its beef-based counterpart, this dish does require some assembly. However, it looks impressive, and tastes amazing, so be assured that the effort you put in is completely worthwhile.
Top tip: Allowing plenty of time for the filling to cool will make the pastry much easier to work with. If possible, prepare the interior elements the day before. Then all you need to do is wrap and bake on Christmas morning!
Nut roasts have endured their fair share of bad press in years past. But this vegan Cashew Nut Roast recipe, courtesy of writer and blogger Thinly Spread, is an absolute game-changer. Firstly, let’s admire the presentation. I absolute love the clever Christmas tree design, don’t you? Of course, you can prepare this dish in a regular roasting tin if that’s all you have. Don’t be put off by the longish list of ingredients either. Most of it is seasoning, and there’s nothing that’s difficult or expensive to source. This nut roast is packed with flavour and works really well with all the usual festive accompaniments. Think roast potatoes, gravy (vegan or regular) and vegetables. Tasty, filling and easy on the eye, I think it’s one of the best vegan Christmas dinner recipes I’ve found.
Top tip: Grease your tin thoroughly to aid extraction after cooking. If the top of your roast is browning too quickly in the oven, simply cover it with foil or baking parchment.
Going with goose
Carnivores, rejoice. Christmas dinner this year most certainly doesn’t have to mean dry, tasteless turkey. In recent years, roast goose has become a popular option with the general public and TV chefs alike. It’s true that goose is fattier than turkey. However, that’s why it tastes so good. But most of this fat is under the skin, as opposed to in the meat. As it melts, it bastes the breast, keeping it moist and juicy, so it’s naturally less labour-intensive, too. If you’ve never roasted a goose before, this Gressingham recipe is simple and straightforward to follow. If you really don’t feel you can forgo traditional turkey, Kitchen Queen Nigella’s recommendation may suit you well. She suggests cooking a goose for Christmas Eve dinner instead, which could be your perfect compromise.
Top tip: Conserve the goose fat you pour off to make the most divine roast potatoes. Remember that this extra fat layer means that weight for weight, a goose a will feed fewer people than a turkey. So adjust your calculations accordingly.
Puddings that please
Christmas Pudding is the traditional festive dessert but I have never been a huge fan. I tend to find it rather too heavy to enjoy much after a filling roast dinner. However, I’m going to add this Christmas Pudding Ice Cream to my Christmas dinner recipe repertoire. I think the combination of seasonal fruits, rich maple syrup and hand-made ice cream sounds absolutely mouth-watering! And how pretty does that holly garnish look?
Another dessert I like to indulge in on special occasions is Crème Brûlée. However, that hasn’t felt like a particularly festive option – until now. This Clarence Court recipe for Spiced Cranberry Crème Brûlée is a genius seasonal take on a classic French stalwart. The jewel-like cranberries add a refreshing zing to the custard. And they will add a welcome splash of colour to your Christmas table, too.
Top tip: This is not an express dessert option suitable for impromptu entertaining. The method involves cooking, cooling and chilling, so plan well ahead instead.
No feature on Christmas dinner recipes would be complete without mince pies. This vegan version, courtesy of The Wholefood Warrier, is a lighter, healthier option than the traditional shortcrust equivalent. It’s also gluten-free, so do give these a go if you are catering for guests on special diets.
Top tip: Serve these warm from the oven with a glass of sherry, homemade mulled wine. You could try it with a cheeky cocktail!
Another firm festive dessert favourite is Panettone. This Italian sweet bread is traditionally made with raisins, almonds and candied fruit. However, it’s now available in many non-traditional versions, such as chocolate and orange. However, just like turkey, I often find Panettone to be disappointingly dry. This marvellous Panettone Festivo recipe is from Carluccio’s. It features layers of nuts, chocolate cream, chocolate sauce and Vin Santo. These combined elevate this humble bake into something quite extraordinary. It’s become one of my favourite Christmas dinner recipes. Add it to yours and let me know how you get on!
Is there an easier way?
Hosting friends and family can be stressful. I am fully aware that not everyone enjoys cooking, at Christmas or indeed at any other time. The good news is, it’s not obligatory to be chained to your kitchen sink! Even if you do usually enjoy cooking, if you’re not hosting friends and family this year, you may wonder whether all the time and effort is worthwhile.
Cheat with Cook
Christmas Vegan Dinner for 2 from Cook
Enter Cook…I’m a huge fan of this company, which appeals to people who enjoy eating good food but don’t always have the time or inclination to actually cook it from scratch. They’re a great option if you fancy a night off from the kitchen. And they provide the perfect meal if you want something a little more nutritious than a calorific take-away. They have an extensive Christmas menu that’s a fast track to delicious homemade dishes, without the hard work. If you’re dining à deux this December, they have some excellent set menu bundles. These include Christmas Dinner For 2, Christmas Veggie Dinner for 2 and Christmas Vegan Dinner for 2.
All Cook dishes are frozen, so you just pop them in the freezer until you need them. I always have a couple in case of emergencies! Click and Collect is free, although home delivery is also available. I must confess I have ordered their eye-catching Winter Pudding. This colourful twist on the traditional summer recipe features blackberries, apple, raspberries, cranberries and blueberries. You’ll even find a touch of cinnamon for instant Christmas on a plate!
Top tip: Defrost this overnight in your fridge. And don’t try and turn it out until just before you serve it.
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How to Create an Indian Dinner Party Menu + Sample Menus.
Creating an Indian Food Menu Friends and blog readers often ask me what dishes to pair together when creating a menu. While there are no set rules, I typically aim to serve dishes that differ in taste and texture. I pair a “wet” dish (e.g. butter chicken) with a “dry” dish (e.g. cabbage and peas).… Read More Under 60 Min. Indian Guest Menu For Lunch / Dinner | Quick Cooking Ideas For Guest In this video I have shared a complete Guest Menu under 60min. for lunch or dinner for some uncertain guests. Veg recipes - Collection of over 800 Indian vegetarian recipes from north Indian & south Indian cuisines with videos & step by step photos
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Observe the color of your dishes and seek variety. Have something yellow (like toor dal or a turmeric-spiked curry), green (like Kashmiri saag or bhindi do pyaza), red (like tomato chutney or a tomato-based curry) and white (like rice, yogurt) on the plate.If a single color dominates the menu, that’s a red flag. Go for a range of flavors and texture. Are you looking for Indian Party Potluck Recipes or ideas for your next dinner party? Come right in, and we have a collection of over 90 220+ recipes ranging from appetizers to drinks, main course, salads, and desserts. More on the way and will keep on adding new ones as we create more delicious meals. Dinner Ideas South Indian Veg : Simple Veg Lunch Menu / Easy South Indian Veg Lunch Menu - Dinner Ideas South Indian Veg Video Dinner Ideas South Indian Veg Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license
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You can go for a traditional North Indian or South Indian dinner, or try something from other parts of the globe, like a Chinese, Lebanese, Thai or Mexican meal. We have combined some of our favourite recipes into five dinner menus, one for each day of the week. On days when you have time, you can prepare the whole menu. Your to-do list is as long as your arm, the kids still aren't in bed and you really can't be bothered to spend the next hour in the kitchen. Luckily, there's no need! You don't even need to hunt around for an exciting, easy recipe that will charge up the taste buds and still be ready in no time. The best vegetarian dinner ideas are here, ready for your perusal. south indian thali recipe | veg south indian lunch menu ideas with detailed photo and video recipe. an indian style of lunch or dinner meal, served with a selection of recipes or dishes arranged in plate or thali. in other words, it is a combination of different tastes and flavours organised and served in a single platter.
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About BBC Good Food. We are the UK’s number one food brand. Whether you’re looking for healthy recipes and guides, family projects and meal plans, the latest gadget reviews, foodie travel inspiration or just the perfect recipe for dinner tonight, we’re here to help. Wholesome, tasty, and very, very popular, rajma is great even when simply served over plain rice. Perfect for a busy weeknight, this recipe cooks in less than 30 minutes and uses just one pan. Onions, garlic, and spices are toasted and fried until aromatic the beans and water are added and cooked until soft.
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Easy Indian Dinner Recipes: Whats cooking for dinner tonight? Heres a roundup of our 12 best Indian dinner recipes, from scrumptious biryanis to lip smacking curries and kebabs that you and your family can enjoy this summer. With temperatures rising, weve also included tips and tricks on cooking in the heat. List of Indian food ideas for kids birthday party recipes menu at home / vegetarian food items list for birthday party dinner & Lunch – Organizing Children’s birthday party is really a challenging task for parents.Some people love to conduct an elaborate dinner or lunch party and some prefer to make a simple tea party by just providing cake and snacks based on their budget.
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