It's almost time to gather with family and friends for your big Easter brunch, lunch, or dinner, and these vegetarian Easter recipe ideas will help you show off your cooking skills and please every diet! There are many delicious recipes to satisfy the appetites of your vegetarian guests this Easter. By focusing on fresh, springtime vegetables, you can make this Easter meal one to remember, even for the vegetarians!
If brunch is your main family meal this Easter, try a Vegetarian Quiche or Frittata. Quiches are an easy but delicious and perfect for Easter breakfast or brunch. For an easy vegetarian quiche, use a store-bought pie crust and bake at 450 degrees for about 5 minutes. Combine 1 cup of sliced onion, 1 cup of chopped tomatoes, 1 cup of broccoli, and 1 cup of mushrooms into a large skillet and sauté in a little bit of butter. Feel free to add or substitute any vegetables of your liking. Place this mixture into the pie crust, adding 1/2 cup of any 2 cheeses of your choice (mozzarella, parmesan, and cheddar are recommended). Whisk together 4-5 eggs and 1/4 cup of milk, and pour over the vegetable mix. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, and enjoy!
For something a little bit sweeter, try an Apple Bread Pudding to add to your brunch. Beat 4 eggs, and add 3 cups cream, 1 cup apple cider, 2 tbs of melted butter, a pinch of salt, 1/2 tps of cinnamon, cubed cinnamon-raisin bread, 1 chopped green apple, and 1 cup of dried apples. Stir to combine. Cover this combination and set aside for an hour while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10 x 14 baking dish. Pour into the baking dish, and bake for about an hour. This recipe will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth cravings you or your guests may have!
For a sweet dish, make Praline Sweet Potatoes. Simply peel 3 sweet potatoes and mash together with 1/3 cup of orange juice, 1 tsp of ginger powder, and a dash of salt. Put this mixture into a casserole dish. Then, mix 1/4 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and 2 tsp of margarine. Pour this mixture over the sweet potatoes. For an extra sweet kick, top with nutmeg or cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Try a creamy pasta dish for a more savory option. Simmer 1/4 cup of butter, 2 tbs of flour, and 1 1/2 cups of vegetable broth. Add 1/2 cup of soy milk or regular milk, juice from 1 lemon, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, and 2 cans of chopped vegetables of your choice (chopped artichokes are recommended for this recipe). Let this mixture simmer and thicken, and pour over cooked pasta. To add something extra, sauté extra vegetables of your choice, like mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes, and add to the pasta.
With these recipes, you can create a delicious vegetarian Easter meal!