Vegan Mac and Cheese

The combination of soaked cashews and nutritional yeast creates a savory sauce for this vegan mac and cheese. The cashews don’t blend up completely smooth, but will have a fine texture even after processing, which helps the sauce cling to the noodles. This dish is perfect for a vegan Christmas dinner or any holiday meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

a box filled with different types of food: Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole, but no one will know the difference! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe© Taste of Home Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole, but no one will know the difference! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Now everyone can enjoy this classic Christmas dinner side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole, but no one will taste the difference! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

I love mushrooms and am learning how to make heartier dishes out of my old favorites. This delicious vegan cream of mushroom soup is low in fat and high in nutrition, and it meets my dietary restrictions. Tofu, used in place of cream, provides a silky texture, but keeps the soup vegan and dairy free. —Maria Davis, Flower Mound, Texas

a bowl of rice on a plate: I make this a lot for my son, who’s a picky eater. He loves it! —Lori Panarella, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Get Recipe© Taste of Home I make this a lot for my son, who’s a picky eater. He loves it! —Lori Panarella, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Get Recipe

Vegan Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Even picky eaters will love this protein-packed dish. If you have freshly shelled peas on hand, substitute them for the frozen. —Lori Panarella, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

a bowl of food on a table: This is a heart-healthy, one-skillet meal that is quick and easy to prepare, yet elegant enough for company. Vegetarian teachers and students alike appreciate this stew at school potlucks. —Jane Siemon, Viroqua, Wisconsin Get Recipe© Provided by Taste of Home This is a heart-healthy, one-skillet meal that is quick and easy to prepare, yet elegant enough for company. Vegetarian teachers and students alike appreciate this stew at school potlucks. —Jane Siemon, Viroqua, Wisconsin Get Recipe

Tuscan Portobello Stew

This is a heart-healthy, one-skillet meal that is quick and easy to prepare, yet elegant enough for company or a vegan Christmas dinner. Vegetarian teachers and students alike appreciate this stew at school potlucks. —Jane Siemon, Viroqua, Wisconsin

a bowl of soup on a table: This vegan French onion soup uses a few unconventional ingredients to create umami. If you cook vegan foods regularly, keep a jar of dried mushrooms in your pantry and add to soups, stocks and casseroles to add a savory, earthy note to your dishes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe© Provided by Taste of Home This vegan French onion soup uses a few unconventional ingredients to create umami. If you cook vegan foods regularly, keep a jar of dried mushrooms in your pantry and add to soups, stocks and casseroles to add a savory, earthy note to your dishes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe

Vegan French Onion Soup

This vegan French onion soup uses a few unconventional ingredients to create umami. If you cook vegan foods regularly, keep a jar of dried mushrooms in your pantry and add to soups, stocks and casseroles to add a savory, earthy note to your dishes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

a bowl of food on a plate: Roasted potatoes are amazing. Add some rosemary and caramelized onions and they are over-the-top delicious! —Mary Jones, Athens, Ohio Get Recipe© Taste of Home Roasted potatoes are amazing. Add some rosemary and caramelized onions and they are over-the-top delicious! —Mary Jones, Athens, Ohio Get Recipe

Vegan Rosemary Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Roasted potatoes are amazing. Add some rosemary and caramelized onions and they are over-the-top delicious! —Mary Jones, Athens, Ohio

a bowl of food on a table: This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and other family gatherings. People enjoy the combination of flavors, and I like that it can be made ahead. —Margery Richmond, Lacombe, Alberta Get Recipe© Taste of Home This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and other family gatherings. People enjoy the combination of flavors, and I like that it can be made ahead. —Margery Richmond, Lacombe, Alberta Get Recipe

Lemon Rice Salad

This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a vegan Christmas dinner. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and other family gatherings. People enjoy the combination of flavors, and I like that it can be made ahead. —Margery Richmond, Lacombe, Albertaa bowl of rice on a plate: The combination of soaked cashews and nutritional yeast creates a savory sauce for this vegan mac and cheese. The cashews don't blend up completely smooth, but will have a fine texture even after processing, which helps the sauce cling to the noodles. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe© Taste of Home The combination of soaked cashews and nutritional yeast creates a savory sauce for this vegan mac and cheese. The cashews don’t blend up completely smooth, but will have a fine texture even after processing, which helps the sauce cling to the noodles. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe

 

a bowl of food on a plate: A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he'd come over for Sunday dinner. We've been married more than 40 years, and he thinks I can make it almost as well as Mom did. —Pauline Kelley, St. Peters, Missouri Get Recipe© Taste of Home A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he’d come over for Sunday dinner. We’ve been married more than 40 years, and he thinks I can make it almost as well as Mom did. —Pauline Kelley, St. Peters, Missouri Get Recipe

Vegan Citrus Sweet Potatoes

A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he’d come over for Sunday dinner. We’ve been married more than 40 years, and he thinks I can make it almost as well as Mom did. —Pauline Kelley, St. Peters, Missouri

a piece of cake on a plate: This tasty vegetable side dish can set a chilling scene on Halloween if you style it to look like a brain—try adding spiders and spiderwebs to your table setting. You can also serve it on Thanksgiving and pair it with the turkey and dressing. The festive orange sauce takes some time, but it tastes incredible.—Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe© Taste of Home This tasty vegetable side dish can set a chilling scene on Halloween if you style it to look like a brain—try adding spiders and spiderwebs to your table setting. You can also serve it on Thanksgiving and pair it with the turkey and dressing. The festive orange sauce takes some time, but it tastes incredible.—Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe

Cauliflower with Roasted Almond & Pepper Dip

This decadent main dish is perfect for your vegan Christmas dinner feast. The festive orange sauce takes some time, but it tastes incredible.—Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

a bowl of food on a plate: Even people who normally don't care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of these. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor Get Recipe© Taste of Home Even people who normally don’t care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of these. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor Get Recipe

Vegan Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Even people who normally don’t care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of these. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

a bowl of food on a plate: Sometimes I serve this side dish chilled and other times we enjoy it hot. It has a pleasant tinge of lemon and a nice crunch from pecans. —Shelly Nelson, Akeley, Minnesota Get Recipe© Taste of Home Sometimes I serve this side dish chilled and other times we enjoy it hot. It has a pleasant tinge of lemon and a nice crunch from pecans. —Shelly Nelson, Akeley, Minnesota Get Recipe

Vegan Lemon Mushroom Orzo

Sometimes I serve this side dish chilled and other times we enjoy it hot.It has a pleasant tinge of lemon and a nice crunch from pecans.

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a close up of a plate of food: They might not be a great food to serve at a cookout, but on Thanksgiving, deviled eggs are all the rage. The appetizer keeps guests satiated while the turkey is in the oven. This recipe takes just 10 minutes to make and feeds up to 12 people. For the Easy Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.

a bowl of food on a table: My family loves this recipe because it brings out the lovely flavors of the vegetables. Even my children enjoy it—they love the drizzle of maple syrup! It's a tasty way to introduce kids to turnips, rutabaga and parsnips, too. —Kelli Ritz, Innisfail, Alberta Get Recipe© Provided by Taste of Home My family loves this recipe because it brings out the lovely flavors of the vegetables. Even my children enjoy it—they love the drizzle of maple syrup! It’s a tasty way to introduce kids to turnips, rutabaga and parsnips, too. —Kelli Ritz, Innisfail, Alberta Get Recipe

Vegan Maple-Gingerroot Vegetables

My family loves this recipe because it brings out the lovely flavors of the vegetables. Even my children enjoy it—they love the drizzle of maple syrup! It’s a tasty way to introduce kids to turnips, rutabaga and parsnips, too. —Kelli Ritz, Innisfail, Alberta

a piece of bread on a wooden table: This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got married 40 years ago. It's perfect for potlucks since it makes two loaves and is dairy- and egg-free. Everyone who tries it loves it! —Susan Johnson, Payne, Ohio Get Recipe© Taste of Home This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got married 40 years ago. It’s perfect for potlucks since it makes two loaves and is dairy- and egg-free. Everyone who tries it loves it! —Susan Johnson, Payne, Ohio Get Recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got married 40 years ago. It’s perfect for potlucks or a vegan Christmas dinner since it makes two loaves and is dairy- and egg-free. Everyone who tries it loves it! —Susan Johnson, Payne, Ohio

a bowl filled with different types of food on a plate: The last time I was in the U.S., I had an amazing mushroom and beer pot pie at a small brewpub. It was so rich and comforting. I tried numerous versions when I got home and I think I've come pretty close! — Iben Ravn, Copenhagen, Denmark Get Recipe© Provided by Taste of Home The last time I was in the U.S., I had an amazing mushroom and beer pot pie at a small brewpub. It was so rich and comforting. I tried numerous versions when I got home and I think I’ve come pretty close! — Iben Ravn, Copenhagen, Denmark Get Recipe

Vegan Mushroom and Sweet Potato Potpie

The last time I was in the U.S., I had an amazing mushroom and beer pot pie at a small brewpub. It was so rich and comforting. I tried numerous versions when I got home and I think I’ve come pretty close! — Iben Ravn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Vegan Dutch-Oven Bread

Crackling homemade Dutch-oven bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in a few favorites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits. —Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

a pan of food on a plate: I'm a free-lance writer who sometimes needs a break from a long session of working on a story. That's when I escape to the kitchen to whip up something that's good to eat, yet easy to prepare. This is one of my favorites! Get Recipe© Taste of Home I’m a free-lance writer who sometimes needs a break from a long session of working on a story. That’s when I escape to the kitchen to whip up something that’s good to eat, yet easy to prepare. This is one of my favorites! Get Recipe

Vegan Cider Baked Squash

I’m a freelance writer who sometimes needs a break from a long session of working on a story. That’s when I escape to the kitchen to whip up something that’s good to eat, yet easy to prepare. This is one of my favorites!

a pan of food on a plate: While searching for a new winter squash variety, I stumbled upon kabocha squash—it really wowed me. The flavor and texture are both rich and beautiful, and this recipe, which I improvised, really suits the squash well. —Caitlin Stephens-North, Malden, Massachusetts Get Recipe© Taste of Home While searching for a new winter squash variety, I stumbled upon kabocha squash—it really wowed me. The flavor and texture are both rich and beautiful, and this recipe, which I improvised, really suits the squash well. —Caitlin Stephens-North, Malden, Massachusetts Get Recipe

Vegan Fig-Carrot Stuffed Kabocha Squash

While searching for a new winter squash variety, I stumbled upon kabocha squash—it really wowed me. The flavor and texture are both rich and beautiful, and this recipe, which I improvised, really suits the squash well. —Caitlin Stephens-North, Malden, Massachusetts

a bowl of food on a plate: While this cranberry sauce is simmering, the wonderful fragrance of the spices brings back happy memories of when my mother made it for the holidays. My husband and three sons are glad I’m carrying on her tradition! —Allison Thompson, Lansing Michigan Get Recipe© Taste of Home While this cranberry sauce is simmering, the wonderful fragrance of the spices brings back happy memories of when my mother made it for the holidays. My husband and three sons are glad I’m carrying on her tradition! —Allison Thompson, Lansing Michigan Get Recipe

Vegan Spiced Cranberry Sauce

While this cranberry sauce is simmering, the wonderful fragrance of the spices brings back happy memories of when my mother made it for the holidays. My husband and three sons are glad I’m carrying on her tradition! —Allison Thompson, Lansing Michigan

a bunch of different types of vegetables: This is a fantastic meatless dinner or an amazing side dish. It works well with a variety of sheet-pan-roasted vegetables. We enjoy using zucchini or summer squash in the summer, and you can also change up the herbs in the dressing. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah Get Recipe© Taste of Home This is a fantastic meatless dinner or an amazing side dish. It works well with a variety of sheet-pan-roasted vegetables. We enjoy using zucchini or summer squash in the summer, and you can also change up the herbs in the dressing. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah Get Recipe

Vegan Portobello and Chickpea Sheet-Pan Supper

This is a fantastic meatless dinner or an amazing side dish. It works well with a variety of sheet-pan-roasted vegetables. We enjoy using zucchini or summer squash in the summer, and you can also change up the herbs in the dressing. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

a plate of food on a table: Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, over a toasted bagel or serve with fresh vegetables. It also makes a great sandwich topper! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe© Taste of Home Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, over a toasted bagel or serve with fresh vegetables. It also makes a great sandwich topper! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe

Vegan Cashew Cheese

Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It also makes a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary sandwich spread! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

a bowl of food on a table: Mother could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. —Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida Get Recipe© Provided by Taste of Home Mother could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. —Santa D’Addario, Jacksonville, Florida Get Recipe

Vegan Minty Peas and Onions

Mother could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. —Santa D’Addario, Jacksonville, Florida

a bowl of food on a plate: There’s nothing to this recipe—the preparation and cooking are so quick. I sprinkle in a few dried cranberries, but you can let your imagination take over. Add a handful of raisins or walnuts at the end...even sliced oranges. If your Brussels sprouts are large, cut them in half. —Ellen Ruzinsky, Yorktown Heights, New York Get Recipe© Taste of Home There’s nothing to this recipe—the preparation and cooking are so quick. I sprinkle in a few dried cranberries, but you can let your imagination take over. Add a handful of raisins or walnuts at the end…even sliced oranges. If your Brussels sprouts are large, cut them in half. —Ellen Ruzinsky, Yorktown Heights, New York Get Recipe

Vegan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

There’s nothing to this recipe—the preparation and cooking times are so quick. I sprinkle in a few dried cranberries, but you can let your imagination take over. Add a handful of raisins or walnuts at the end, or even sliced oranges. If your Brussels sprouts are large, cut them in half. —Ellen Ruzinsky, Yorktown Heights, New York

a bowl of food: Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom Get Recipe© Taste of Home Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it’s loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom Get Recipe

Vegan Chili

Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it’s loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom

a plate of food: As a vegetarian, I love coming up with new dishes that non-vegetarians will enjoy (and not miss the meat). This polenta with mushrooms and spinach recipe is so good, everyone always asks for the recipe. —Marcy Delpome, Stanhope, New Jersey Get Recipe© Taste of Home As a vegetarian, I love coming up with new dishes that non-vegetarians will enjoy (and not miss the meat). This polenta with mushrooms and spinach recipe is so good, everyone always asks for the recipe. —Marcy Delpome, Stanhope, New Jersey Get Recipe

Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Spinach

As a vegetarian, I love coming up with new dishes that non-vegetarians will enjoy (and not miss the meat). This polenta with mushrooms and spinach recipe is so good, everyone always asks for the recipe. —Marcy Delpome, Stanhope, New Jersey

a bowl of food: Add this fresh and healthy salad to your holiday spread. Its citrus and nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean Greenfield, San Anselmo, California Get Recipe© Taste of Home Add this fresh and healthy salad to your holiday spread. Its citrus and nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean Greenfield, San Anselmo, California Get Recipe

Vegan Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Add this fresh and healthy salad to your holiday spread. Its citrusy, nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean Greenfield, San Anselmo, California

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Vegan Veggie-Cashew Stir-Fry

Getting my meat-loving husband and two sons, ages 5 and 7, to eat more veggies had always been a struggle until I whipped up this stir-fry. I was shocked when they cleaned their plates and asked for seconds. —Abbey Hoffman, Ashland, Ohio

a bowl of fruit on a plate: This fruit salad is a tradition on my Christmas table. It goes together quickly, which is a plus on such a busy day. —Rousheen Arel Wolf, Delta Junction, Alaska Get Recipe© Taste of Home This fruit salad is a tradition on my Christmas table. It goes together quickly, which is a plus on such a busy day. —Rousheen Arel Wolf, Delta Junction, Alaska Get Recipe

Festive Cranberry Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is a tradition on my vegan Christmas dinner table. It goes together quickly, which is a plus on such a busy day. —Rousheen Arel Wolf, Delta Junction, Alaska

a plate of food with rice and broccoli: I like to serve this Greek-style rice dish alongside steaks with mushrooms. It makes an elegant side that can be doubled for guests. —Jeanette Cakouros, Brunswick, Maine Get Recipe© Taste of Home I like to serve this Greek-style rice dish alongside steaks with mushrooms. It makes an elegant side that can be doubled for guests. —Jeanette Cakouros, Brunswick, Maine Get Recipe

Vegan Spinach Rice

I like to serve this Greek-style rice dish alongside steaks with mushrooms. It makes an elegant side that can be doubled for guests. —Jeanette Cakouros, Brunswick, Maine

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Vegan Lemon-Sesame Green Beans

There’s a kabob shop in Charlottesville, Virginia, called Sticks and it has wonderful sides, including sesame beans. I love them so much that I had to make my own version. You can use fresh or frozen green beans; haricots verts (French green beans) work well, too. This salad only gets better as it sits, so it’s great (and convenient!) to make a day or two in advance. —Dyan Carlson, Kents Store, Virginia

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