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

Classic recipes from Care2.


Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck3 years ago

Sweet! Thanks.

Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay Kemp4 years ago

These look great!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

thank you

Magyar Girl
Past Member 4 years ago


Dana W.
Dana W4 years ago

Those sound great!

J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago


Eddie C.
Past Member 4 years ago

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

Manuela C.
Manuela C4 years ago

Thank you, this will come in handy!

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers5 years ago

Delicious !!

Michele Wilkinson

Great recipes.
Thank you