Vegetarian Holiday Appetizers and Side Dishes

Vegetarian Holiday Appetizers and Side Dishes

I love the holiday season because it is designed for spending time with family, giving thanks to God, and acting with compassion to those we love and those in need. But let’s face it, many of us also love the holiday season because of the food! I have been a vegetarian for most of the last 9 years and I find that people often just do not know what to make for me when I come over to share Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner with them. I typically bring my own dish or just pick around the meat in their dishes. But the truth is, there are many delicious vegetarian appetizers and side dishes that will satisfy both the meat-eaters and the vegetarians at your holiday table.

To help you out this holiday season I am sharing this list of vegetarian appetizers and side dishes. Check them all out and you will likely find something for your family’s gathering. There are several recipes here that I cannot wait to try. Feel free to pin this page so you can come back to this list anytime. Thanks and enjoy!

Vegetarian Appetizers and Side Dishes for the Holidays


Date, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Ball

Sweet Potato Hummus

Christmas Tree Cheese Platter

Healthy Holiday Tree

Upside Down Mushroom Tartlets

Polenta Pizza


Side Dishes

The Perfect Baked Potato

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Deviled Eggs

Mushroom Challah Dressing

Cranberry Sauce

Butternut Puree

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, Plus Cheddar Cheese Scones

How to Hard Boil Eggs

Corn Pudding

Cinnamon and Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce

White Acre Pea and Corn Salad

Cranberry Apple Casserole

Creamed Pearl Onion Gratin

Finnish Cauliflower

Pull Apart Buttery Dinner Rolls

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Sauteed Carrots

Braised Carrots with Leeks

Vegan and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Persimmons, Apricots, and Walnuts

Winter Sweet Potatoes Gratin

About Janice

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  1. Debra Wagner says

    OMG, they look so amazing! Looks like I will probably try them all…yum

  2. Thank you for sharing these, most people forget the vegetarians.


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