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25 Best Winter Vegetarian Recipes

These winter vegetarian recipes will make cold and dark evenings warm and bright. 

They’re so tasty and filling, you’ll never miss the meat!

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Cold-weather produce such as squash, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes dominate this list.

It’s vegetables galore, so vegetarians rejoice! This one’s just for you.

Vegan Stew: Chickpeas and Tomatoes

From soups and stews to pasta and casseroles, these dishes will warm your body and soothe your soul right up.

The best part is, these recipes won’t take long to make. Less time in the kitchen means more time to burrow under your favorite blanket.

Feeling cold and blue? It’s time to get cozy with these scrumptious winter vegetarian recipes!

1. Butternut Squash Soup 

This warm and creamy butternut squash soup is the perfect winter appetizer.

The complex flavors of roasted butternut squash make this soup a hit.

It’s wonderfully sweet and nutty with a subtle smoky flavor. How can anyone resist?

Pair this hearty soup with grilled cheese for a satisfying winter meal.

2. Pumpkin Soup 

A spoonful of this sweet and nutty pumpkin will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

It’s rich, creamy, and oh-so-comforting.

The best part is it only calls for eight ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

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Roasted pumpkin is pureed with coconut milk, maple syrup, garlic, shallots, vegetable stock, and warming spices. Yum.

3. Cauliflower Soup 

If you think cauliflower is basic, this soup will change your mind. This hearty, comforting recipe might just convert you into a vegan!

From the creamy consistency to the mind-blowing flavor, this soup will make even cauliflower haters fall in love.

It only takes eight basic ingredients to make. It gets bonus points for being so easy and affordable!

4. Potato Soup 

If you’re looking for something rich and hearty, look no other than this potato soup.

It’s loaded with chunks of starchy potatoes, which provide a lovely contrast to the thick and creamy soup.

This vegan delight is delicious on its own or loaded with toppings. I like mine sprinkled with parsley.

The pop of color makes it all the more appetizing.

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

5. Blueberry French Toast Casserole  

Whoever said vegetarianism is boring hasn’t tried this casserole.

Crisp and fluffy French toast is bursting with sweet blueberries and tart cream cheese. 

Think of this casserole as the love child of French toast and blueberry cheesecake.

If this doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, I don’t know what will.

6. Cauliflower Casserole 

If you’re having trouble getting kids to like cauliflower, this recipe is the solution.

Trust the ooey-gooey goodness of cheese to make everything better!

Cauliflower florets are smothered with cheese, topped with buttery breadcrumbs, and baked until golden. It’s a formula for success.

With all its amazing textures and flavors, your kids won’t even notice they’re eating cauliflower.

Whipped Sweet Potato

7. Whipped Sweet Potato 

Mashed potatoes are undoubtedly awesome, but if you’re into all things sweet-n-salty, whipped sweet potatoes are the one to beat.

If you want bits of sweet potato in every bite, mash with a fork.

If you’re going for smooth and velvety, use an immersion blender. Either way, you can look forward to a spectacular side dish.

8. Sweet Potato Chickpea Stew  

This stew is sweet, savory, and smoky at the same time. It’s so good, you won’t believe it’s plant-based.

This hearty dish features chickpeas and sweet potatoes, and yep, it’s 100% meat-free.

Smoked paprika and curry powder give it maximum umami and smoky flavors. A dash of red pepper flakes gives it a kick.  

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Nuts

9. Sweet Potato Casserole 

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without this sweet and savory dish.

Turkey might be the star, but this sweet potato casserole is also a show-stopper.

Tender and fluffy sweet potatoes are made even sweeter with brown sugar.

Cinnamon adds a warming flavor, while nutmeg gives it a crunch.

With its playful flavors and textures, it’s no wonder this casserole is a party must-have.

10. Mushroom Rice Casserole  

This mushroom rice casserole is the ultimate comfort food for vegetarians! 

It’s cheesy, garlicky, and bursting with earthy mushroom goodness. Thanks to the rice, this dish is a complete meal on its own.

Best of all, prep time is only 15 minutes, and it all comes together in one pot. Hurray for easy-peasy recipes!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

Don’t skip just yet! For years, the Brussels sprouts had such a bad reputation. It’s time to change the narrative.

The key is to roast the sprouts so they crisp up and caramelize. If you cook them right, you’ll get a sweet and salty, creamy and nutty side dish!

12. Broccoli Rice Casserole 

This casserole has layers of rice, broccoli, sausage, and cheese… and yes, it’s vegan! 

It’s rich, creamy, and a guaranteed hit. Thanks to vegan sausage and cheese, everyone can enjoy the deliciousness of this dish. 

With this recipe, minimal effort will reward you with maximum flavor!

Glazed Baby Carrots

13. Glazed Carrots 

They’re sweet, crunchy, and downright delicious. 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how charming baby carrots are. So cute, am I right?

This dish isn’t just about the looks, though. It’s also unbelievably delicious.

Thanks to the brown sugar and butter glaze, these babies are absolutely to die for!

14. Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet and fluffy sweet potatoes are topped with sugar-coated pecans and studded with red cranberries and. 

It’s a twist on the classic, and it’s terrific. From the color to the flavor to the texture, it gets 10s across the board.

This casserole is holiday-worthy but easy enough to make any day of the year.

15. Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup 

Roasted carrots alone are already delicious. What more if they’re turned into soup?

While the carrots provide most of the flavor, the soup isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.

The heat from the ginger, garlic, all-spice, and coriander balances out the flavors so you get a wonderfully sweet, creamy, and cozy soup.

16. Mushroom and Spinach Pizza

While I do love my sausage and pepperoni, I won’t say no to this vegetarian pizza, either.

First of all, look how pretty! The brown mushrooms look amazing against the green bed of spinach. 

The mushrooms give the pizza a nice earthy and meaty flavor.

The spinach is made richer with cream cheese so don’t worry about it being overwhelmingly leafy. 

17. Vegetable Stew 

Starchy root vegetables and meaty mushrooms are swimming in a thick savory broth. This stew is as hearty as can be!

While the vegetables and mushrooms are the stars of the dish, the broth is also quite a stunner.

The secret? Beer! This magic ingredient gives the broth a much deeper flavor. 

18. Garlic Pasta 

Garlic is such a powerful herb. It provides an exceptional flavor and aroma that can make even the humblest dishes shine.

In this pasta recipe, the bechamel is significantly enhanced with garlic.

Al dente pasta and sweet roasted tomatoes complete the glorious repertoire.

It seems complicated, but the whole thing comes together in just 30 minutes!

19. Vegetarian Moroccan Stew with Butternut Squash and Chickpeas 

Butternut squash and chickpeas once again combine to make a hearty stew!

This time, they’re joined with kale, tomatoes, raisins, and aromatic spices, because you deserve nothing but the best.

This stew is already hearty on its own, but you can make it even more filling by serving it with whole wheat couscous and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

20. Pumpkin Pasta  

This pasta dish is sweet, creamy, and garlicky! It’s fall comfort food at its best.

I had no idea pumpkin and cashews tasted amazing together. This dish was such a delicious surprise.

The combination of roasted garlic, sage, and onion also adds amazing flavors.

Their earthiness goes so well with the sweetness of the pumpkin and the nuttiness of the cashews.

21. Three Bean Stew 

This stew is rich, creamy, and secretly healthy! At first glance, it doesn’t seem vegetarian, but it totally is!

With carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, and three kinds of beans, to say that it’s loaded is an understatement. 

But wait, there’s more! The stew is also made richer with cream cheese. Welcome to vegetarian heaven!

22. Tomato Soup 

A combination of caramelized onions, canned tomatoes, and coconut milk makes a magnificent soup.

This soup will cure all your blues. Sweet, creamy, and savory, it’ll tickle your taste buds for sure.

Enjoy this tomato soup with garlic bread or crackers for a hearty meal.  

23. Garlic Bread 

Why buy garlic bread when you can make one at home at the fraction of the cost?

This has everything you can ask for in a piece of garlic bread.

It’s crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and garlicky and buttery in every bite.

24. Lentil Potato Soup 

Chunky potatoes and creamy lentils star this warming soup. It’s hearty, delicious, nutritious, and best of all, vegetarian!

It’s also surprisingly easy to make. It’s ready in under an hour!

25. Vegetarian Chili  

Just because your vegetarian doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a hearty bowl of chili! This vegetarian chili recipe is all you’ll need.

Trust me, with its mind-blowing flavors and textures, you won’t even miss the meat.

25 Best Winter Vegetarian Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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