Chestnut & shallot Tatins with mushroom & Madeira sauce

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

32 Recipes

Kick off proceedings with an imaginative meat-free plate.

Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

4.285715

(7 ratings)

This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Squash & nigella seed soup

4.59375

(8 ratings)

Nigella seeds are a flavourful addition to this winter soup; they taste like oregano and have the slight bitterness of mustard seeds
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Make-ahead mushroom soufflés

4.419645

(28 ratings)

A soufflé to start always gives your dinner party a 'wow' factor and this make-ahead recipe gives you more time to be the perfect host
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Goat's cheese & onion pastries

4.6

(5 ratings)

Use a hearty shortcrust base then top with creamy cheese and crunchy walnuts and contrast with watercress salad
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Parsnip soup with parsley cream

4.375

(2 ratings)

Give vegetarian food the Michelin-star touch with this rich and velvety soup from MasterChef judge Monica Galetti
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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