Yesterday, I shared a few tips for hosting a vegetarian. Now then, are you ready to eat? I pulled out my trusty recipe files to find favorites I’ve called on again and again, and have listed them below. There are two ways to approach this: vegetarian main course or side items paired to make an entree.
Option 1: We’re All Eating Veggie!
These robust recipes shouldn’t make meat eaters feel like they’re missing anything. Each can be paired with a simple salad to make a complete meal.
Vegetarian Chili, Cooking Light
Ultimate Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf, Oh She Glows
Spinach-Mushroom Skillet Enchiladas, Cooking Light
*Artichoke, Spinach and Feta Stuffed Shells, Cooking Light
Spinach and Black Bean Lasagna, Southern Living
Crepes with Ratatouille, Cooking Light
Mushroom and Roasted Red Pepper Tarts, Cooking Light
*This was the first meal I ever served Vore. Turns out, he doesn’t love tomato sauce, yet he still ate his entire plate. He must have liked me!
Option 2: Make a Meat Main Dish and Plenty of Sides
I love a vegetable plate. Choose three of these and voila–you have a meal! For example, Baby Blue Salad + Roasted Cauliflower + Pink Eyed Peas would make a delicious plate.
Baby Blue Salad, Southern Living
Zesty Broccoli Casserole, Cooking Light
Feisty Green Beans, 101 Cookbooks
Pinked Eyed Peas with Smoked Paprika, Cooking Light
Cheesy Black Bean Mash, Southern Living
Roasted Cauliflower with Browned Butter, Cooking Light
Creamy Light Macaroni and Cheese, Cooking Light
What’s your favorite vegetarian recipe?