Even if you love pumpkin, squash and sweet potato, there’s a good chance you’re getting sick of seeing them in almost every seasonal entree recipe that you come across. If you don’t love them, it’s so hard to find a delicious dish without these seasonal stars! While there’s nothing wrong with eating those ingredients for every meal, we want to provide you with some recipes from our Food Monster App for some options if you need a break!
1. Lentil Loaf with Celery Root Mash
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If you’re looking to quench your cravings for meatloaf or simply need an effortless, nutrient-dense recipe that doesn’t disappoint, you need to try out this Lentil Loaf with Celery Root Mash from Gabrielle St. Claire. Lentils can have the same hearty texture as meat and are perfect for recreating classic umami flavors. For a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes, this recipe uses celery root! When mashed, it is starchy and fluffy- just like the cozy mashed potatoes you grew up with.
2. Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts
When you need a quick, one-pot dish for dinner, this Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts from Rhea Parsons is the way to go. It’s fast and easy to make, packed with healthy veggies, and of course, the crispy pan-fried gnocchi. This dish is delicious, satisfying, and perfect for a wintery day!
3. Rich Mushroom and Lentil Stew Over Creamy Mash
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Rich Mushroom and Lentil Stew Over Creamy Mash from Julia Shannahan is a wonderful, warming, hearty supper. Perfect for cold nights and shorter days! The use of dried porcini mushrooms gives Rich Mushroom And Lentil Stew a rich umami depth of flavor that works perfectly with the red wine.
4. Creamy Cauliflower Penne Bake
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This Creamy Cauliflower Penne Bake from Melissa Tedesco has all of that creaminess you want from baked pasta without the need for milk. This recipe doesn’t actually use any milk, non-dairy or otherwise. The cauliflower and potato make a rich sauce, which is then thickened by a roux. Nutritional yeast gives a cheesy flavor without adding any dairy. And the bread crumbs on top add a crispy finish.
5. Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole
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This Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole from Gunjan Dudani uses a plant-based cheese that is somewhere in between parmesan and mozzarella in combination with the subtle flavors of spinach and baked tofu to make a dish that is understated and impressive at the same time. This casserole is easy, healthy, and can serve a crowd.
6. Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili
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This Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili from Pavani Nandula is a beautiful take on a classic chili and the addition of kale makes it hearty and nutritious. The black eyed peas provide a sturdy foundation for the plethora of spices, garlic, and onion that go into creating the flavor of this chili and the kale adds a nice bit of texture to make this recipe a ‘bowl’ in one.
7. Mushroom Stew with Herbs
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This delicious Mushroom Stew with Herbs from Adina Beck has a rich, gravy-like consistency. It is paired perfectly over polenta, mashed potatoes, or whatever your heart desires. Stay warm this holiday season with this flavorful stew.
8. Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Herb Oil
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Dinners, in the traditional sense, are usually centered around one main dish. For a stunning centerpiece that looks as amazing as it tastes, you have to try this Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Herb Oil from Maikki Vasala. Along with being absolutely gorgeous, it is craftily spiced, rubbed down with a nutty tahini coating, drizzled with lemony herbs, and eventually garnished with roasted almonds.
9. Simple Braised Lentils
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We could spend a whole afternoon talking about lentils and even then we would not have said it all. The amount of varieties that exists is huge, yellow, orange, brown, black … an authentic rainbow! Whatever the variety, lentils are a very versatile, complete and indispensable food in any recipe – like these Simple Braised Lentils from Sara Oliveira that will be your new favorite way to eat them!
10. Chive Mustard Roasted Radishes
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11. Baked Potato with Parsley ‘Sour Cream’
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You are going to love an easy and satisfying Baked Potato with Parsley ‘Sour Cream’ from Maria Koutsogiannis. Hot, steamy, and creamy, they are perfect for when it’s cold outside, or for any time of the year.
12. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Chestnuts
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It’s that time of year! The time to roast chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, and apples. If you aren’t sure if you like Brussels sprouts, give these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Chestnuts from Michaell Johnson a try. Despite their reputation, they actually have a pretty mild flavor when roasted. If you are trying to convince your kids to try them, remind them they are mini cabbages made bite-size just for them. And pretty cute too! Make sure you make this dish on a cookie sheet for maximizing your crispiness efforts.
13. Seitan Portobello Stew
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14. Carrot Barley Risotto
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This Carrot Barley Risotto from Valentina Goltara is made with hearty barley as an alternative to the standard arborio rice. Ginger and garlic substitute as aromatics in place of the traditional onion used in risotto, resulting in flavors that are unlike any other.
15. Red Onion Tarte Tatin
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Tarte Tatin is a French pastry that is traditionally made using apples. The red onions atop the crust in this Red Onion Tarte Tatin recipe from Maikki Vasala transform this dessert into a savory dish, worthy of any dinner party.
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