START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

4 Festive Meatless Main Dishes

4 Festive Meatless Main Dishes

The holidays call for a grand centerpiece of a main dish, and for those of us who want a vegetarian option, these gorgeous, richly abundant recipes with plenty of eye-appeal will work just beautifully.

From a lasagna made with harvest vegetables, to a caramelized onion and butternut tart, a shepherd’s pie bursting with winter flavors, to squash shells stuffed with apples, beans, and berries, these dishes give a sense of occasion and autumn festivity, but without sacrificing a turkey. And for those of you who will be serving a bird at your table, these four great recipes will serve as elegant and sumptuous side dishes. Check them out here, and then pass them along to your vegetarian friends!

Harvest Lasagna

Caramelized Onion and Butternut Tart

Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

Autumn Cornucopia Squash Stuffed with Apples, Beans, and Cranberries

Read more: Food, All recipes, Entrees, , , , ,

Classic recipes from Care2.

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


+ add your own
1:51AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Sweet! Thanks.

6:44AM PST on Dec 2, 2012

These look great!

6:26AM PST on Dec 2, 2012

thank you

12:40AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012


1:59PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Those sound great!

2:20PM PDT on May 8, 2012


12:20PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Awesome, my lasagna could use some help, I am going to try this one tonight! Thank you!

12:09PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Thank you, this will come in handy!

4:17AM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Delicious !!

12:51PM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

Great recipes.
Thank you

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thanks for publicizing the Drug Take Back day.

Only three minutes? Nope, Tetris is way too addictive for just three minutes.

Loads of good wishes for Bruce and his family.

My Husband and I have been having problems for the last six months. I found him cheating on me with …

Thank you for sharing.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!