Wine isn’t just for drinking! It’s fantastic in cooking, and we don’t just mean the bottle that’s clearly labeled ‘cooking wine,’ you can use the delicious wines you’d drink to infuse its flavor to your meals. Wine can also add a beautiful color to your meal if you use red wine. The alcohol also burns out so you aren’t actually drinking alcohol as you eat your delicious wine-infused meal.
Try these 15 delicious plant-based, wine-infused from the Food Monster App!
1. Heirloom Tomato and Basil Wine Sauce Over Pasta
The combination of the heirloom tomatoes and basil in this Heirloom Tomato and Basil Wine Sauce Over Pasta by Stephanie McKinnie is simplicity at its best! This is a very comforting juicy sauce and a really simple dish to prepare. Cook the pasta until just al dente and toss with the sauce. It’s that easy.
2. Pumpkin Ravioli in White Wine Butter Sage Sauce
Although making your own ravioli takes a bit more work than opening a package, with hard work comes great reward. These tasty Pumpkin Ravioli by Gabrielle St. Claire have pumpkin folded into the dough, which gives them a lovely orange color. Then, they are stuffed with creamy pumpkin purée and vegan Parmesan and cooked until tender. The finishing touch is a delicious white wine butter sauce that is perfectly seasoned with fresh sage. This makes a small serving, so it is the perfect entrée for an intimate gathering or you can double the batch and freeze the rest for later!
3. Cranberry Bread Dumplings With Red Wine Mushroom Sauce
Bread dumplings are a dish that every Austrian knows from dinners at grandma’s house. Traditionally made with eggs, these Cranberry Bread Dumplings With Red Wine Mushroom Sauce by Melina Kutelas are held together with ground flax seeds. Fresh cranberries, parsley, and chopped almonds not only make these dumplings festive and pretty to look at, they also taste amazing. Served alongside a red wine mushroom sauce, the two go together like no other. Add them to your holiday spread, or alongside a veggie loaf or just make them on their own.
4. Mushroom Filet Mignon with Mushroom Red Wine Sauce
If you’re looking for a hearty entree that mimics a classic steak, give Mushroom Filet Mignon with Mushroom Red Wine Sauce by Robin Asbell a try. Look for mushrooms with thick stems, which are easier to strip. It takes a few minutes to shred the steamed mushroom stems into umami-rich lengths, but once they’re embedded in your steak, they give it a certain meaty chew that works. Use the caps to make the meaty red-wine sauce spiked with fresh thyme, and you have a delicious meal.
5. Broccoli and Olive Orzo Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
This Broccoli and Olive Orzo Salad by Alison Edmund is a great way to add some variety into your lunch or dinner routine – simple and delicious! Toss the pasta with a splash of olive oil after cooking so it won’t stick together, toss together all other ingredients, including your sauce and it’s the perfect lunch on the go!
6. Roasted Figs in Maple Wine Sauce
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7. One-Pan White Wine and Preserved Lemon Pasta
This One-Pan White Wine and Preserved Lemon Pasta by Rebekah Waters is quick, easy, and packed full of green veggies. The preserved lemon provides an unexpected tart-salty kick and the white wine amps up the flavor. It’s the perfect meal for weeknights or date nights in spring.
8. Champignon Au Vin: Mushrooms in Red Wine
There are some dishes than never get to see the light of day if you’re vegan. Dishes that have become classics over time but use meat as the principle ingredient. The wonderful thing about a recipe is that, in most cases, it can be changed accordingly to suite any diet. This Champignon Au Vin: Mushrooms in Red Wine is one such dish and Dan Waters‘ retake on this dish tastes absolutely out of this world. Don’t take my word for it! Get cooking and see how excited your friends and family will be when this reaches the table.
9. Roasted Delicata Squash With Mushrooms and Kale In Creamy White Wine Sauce
Delicata is small, the skin is edible, and the seeds are easy to clean out. It pairs perfectly with the meaty mushrooms and bitter kale in this Roasted Delicata Squash With Mushrooms and Kale In Creamy White Wine Sauce recipe by Lisa Dawn Angerame. The cream sauce is delectable and the mushrooms add a savory earthy element!
10. Patates au Vin: French Potatoes and Mushrooms in Red Wine Sauce
This is a meat-free spin on coq au vin, or chicken in wine, a classic French dish in which chicken is braised in a red wine sauce with mushrooms, bacon, onions, and garlic. In this Patates au Vin version by Pallavi Gupta, spiced potatoes take the place of meat and paprika adds a smoky flavor to replace the bacon, so the dish remains flavorful and comforting. Serve this hearty stew with sliced baguette and rice.
11. Spiced Wine Paella
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Hearty and satisfying, this Spiced Wine Paella by Peffe Stahl does not disappoint. The warm and aromatic spices will tantalize your tastebuds, and leave you feeling satisfied. You may want some more, but overall satisfied.
12. Slow Cooker Tempeh Braised With Figs and Port Wine
This Slow Cooker Tempeh Braised With Figs and Port Wine recipe by Kathy Hester embodies what I love about slow cookers – very little hands on time and it cooks without supervision. If you’re new to tempeh, it’s an Indonesian soy food. It has halved soybeans in it and is cultured. It’s a great substitution for any of your old, non-vegan recipes and holds together great in the slow cooker. You can make this with balsamic vinegar in place of the port wine – but only use 2 tablespoons vinegar and add extra water to make up a whole cup of liquid.
13. Red Wine Root Vegetables Stew
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We can’t imagine a better way to honor the beginning of fall than with this beautiful Red Wine Root Vegetables Stew by Maria Llamas. It is made the traditional way with red wine and the earthy flavors of mushrooms, thyme, and rosemary. The result is a fantastic stew with different textures and deep flavors. Pair it with brown basmati rice, beluga lentils, or even the classic mash potato.
14. Orecchiette With Capers and White Wine
This Orecchiette With Capers and White Wine by Elsa Brobbey is an easy weeknight meal that tastes like something from a restaurant. It’s modest — pasta, olive oil, capers, and a splash of white wine to boost the flavor. The sauce sticks generously to the pasta thanks to its distinct domed shape making every bite delightfully tasty. It goes splendidly well with a heaping of a quick-tossed salad/
15. Pasta Bolognese With Red Wine
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Pasta Bolognese With Red Wine by Philipp Ertl as a child was so comforting. Sometimes, you just miss flavors you had as a child. This vegan version of the pasta dish is very easy to make and takes less than half an hour to cook. It doesn’t contain mushrooms like other vegan equivalents and is boasting with protein!
Looking for similar, flavorful dishes? Check out 15 Creamy, Comforting Pasta Dishes You Won’t Believe Are Dairy-Free!
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