Trying to decide what to bring to a potluck can be a challenging task. Healthy and delicious options always top the list of crowd favorites. Choosing to bring a healthy vegetarian dish to your Christmas potluck is a great option as it will cater to meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. To help you choose which dish to bring, we’ve created a list of our favorite vegetarian dishes that are sure to win over any crowd.
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
While carrots may seem like an easy dish, these brown sugar-glazed carrots take this simple side to a whole new level. Adding a touch of brown sugar to fresh carrots and baking them for just 20 minutes will bring out their natural sweetness and create a tasty side dish that your guests will love. This entire dish can be made in under 30 minutes, making it the perfect option when you’re in a time crunch. This recipe’s sweet and savory flavor makes it a very versatile dish, meaning it will taste great with just about anything at the table!
Dairy and Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes
Vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free, this side dish will cater to just about everyone’s dietary needs. These tasty scalloped potatoes are the perfect healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. The blend of smoky spices mixed with a smooth Garbanzo Bean Flour sauce gives the potatoes all the flavor of regular mashed potatoes without having to add any processed ingredients.
Savory Butternut Tart
If one thing is for sure, its that the Christmas table will be packed with sweet dishes and desserts. Why not surprise everyone and show up with a savory side dish instead? This savory butternut tart is the perfect side dish to pair with any Christmas meal and can even be served as the main course itself. Made with our gluten free pie crust mix, it’s an easy-to-make gluten free treat that won’t disappoint!
Farro Apple Dressing
Skip the oats this year and bring this delicious farro apple dressing instead. Farro, a protein and fiber-packed whole grain, is an ancient grain that’s similar to our modern-day wheat. It is used in this recipe to create a sweet and nutty dish that’s packed with nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. Simple yet unique, this dish is sure to impress your guests.
Granola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Granola and sweet potatoes are two of the healthiest foods around, and when combined, they make a delicious side dish that is packed with fiber, nutrients and healthy carbs. This sweet and savory recipe combines the best of both worlds in a truly elegant way. Tender sweet potatoes and crispy homemade granola are combined to create a flavor unlike any other. Then, once each potato is filled evenly with granola, a delicious maple tahini butter is drizzled on top to truly make this one of the best vegetarian side dishes out there!
Adjaruli Khachapuri Cheese Curd Bread
“Khachapuri” meaning “cheese curd bread” is a staple in the country of Georgia, so much so that they made it their national dish! Originated from the border of Eastern Europe and Asia, this dish has been around so long that there are countless versions of it used today. Simply put, Khachapuri is an egg and cheese-filled pastry that, despite how it sounds, it’s quite easy to make. To make Khachapuri, a pizza-like dough is used to form a boat shape. The bread boat is then filled with a flavorful cheese, baked, and topped with a runny egg and butter rolled into the yummy cheese.
Cast Iron Skillet Jalapeno Corn Bread
Cornbread is the ultimate comfort food and is a fun way to spice up your Christmas potluck! This recipe adds spicy jalapeno peppers to a cheesy cornbread base to boost it’s already delicious flavor. Served with butter and honey, this vegetarian side dish pairs great with just about anything, especially homemade chili beans!
Quick tip: If you’re using fresh jalapenos, try them out before adding them to your recipe. Jalapenos range from hot to mild, and depending on which ones you’ve ended up with, you may want to adjust how much you’re adding to the bread.
Mediterranean Farro Salad
By now, you’ve probably figured out that we are a fan of farro. This vegetarian side dish list wouldn’t be complete without a salad recipe, and this Mediterranean farro salad really hits the spot. The addition of farro to this salad produces a chewy and nutty flavor that pairs great with fresh greens and veggies. Whether it’s served as a side or used as a base for grilled meats, it’s sure to be a crowd favorite.
Looking for more tasty vegetarian sides to make for your next potluck or dinner party? Visit our website today to discover a variety of delicious recipes from the Bob’s Red Mill team.