Plant-Based Holiday Recipes

December 12, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate with joy, warmth, and of course, delicious food. For those embracing a plant-based lifestyle or simply looking to incorporate more vegetables into their holiday feasts, we have the perfect ingredient to elevate your dishes—Mushrooms!

From their unique umami profile to their versatility in various culinary applications, mushrooms stand tall as the go-to ingredient for those seeking a festive, plant-based, and health-conscious alternative to traditional holiday fare. Let’s dig into some vegetarian and vegan holiday recipes featuring the perfect holiday ingredient-Highline Mushrooms. These recipes offer a delicious and nutritious solution that will leave both herbivores and omnivores alike asking for seconds. Let the holiday feasting begin!

Mushroom & Dijon Puff Pastry Bites

To start off any holiday meal you need appetizers that make a bold statement.  We have the perfect bite-sized starter with these Mushroom & Dijon Puff Pastry Bites featuring Highline Mini Bella Mushrooms. They have a flaky puff pastry filled with caramelized onions, grainy Dijon mustard, and sautéed Highline Mini Bella Mushrooms—a symphony of flavors that will leave your guests craving more.

To make these bites, sauté Highline Mini Bella Mushrooms and onions until they are golden brown and flavorful. Spread grainy Dijon mustard onto puff pastry circles, then top with the sautéed mushrooms and onions. Bake until golden and serve them for an appetizer that’s sure to impress.

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Lentil & Mushroom Vegan Wellington

For the main course, try this show-stopping Lentil & Mushroom Wellington—a completely vegan Wellington that will leave your guests in awe. This plant-based twist on the traditional beef Wellington combines the earthy goodness of Highline Mini Bella Mushrooms with hearty lentils and aromatic herbs, all encased in a flaky, golden puff pastry.

To make this dish, sauté finely chopped Highline Mini Bella Mushrooms with cooked lentils, garlic, and a medley of herbs. Roll out a sheet of puff pastry, spread the mushroom and lentil mixture, then wrap it all up into a beautiful log. Bake until golden brown, and voila! Serve it on it’s own or with a Vegan Mushroom Gravy.  You now have a centerpiece that not only looks impressive but also satisfies every palate with its rich, umami flavor. Get the recipe, here

Vegan Mushroom & Butternut Squash Lasagna

For a comforting holiday meal that can serve a large crowd, try this Vegan Mushroom & Butternut Squash Lasagna with Highline Mini Bella Mushrooms. Layers of creamy butternut sauce, sautéed spinach, and Highline Mushrooms between sheets of noodles create a luscious, vegan lasagna that’s perfect for entertaining.

Begin by sautéing Highline Mini Bella Mushrooms until they release their aroma. Layer these mushrooms with a velvety butternut sauce and fresh spinach between lasagna noodles. Bake until golden and bubbling. This dish not only caters to your comfort food cravings but also adds a touch of elegance to your holiday table. Get the recipe here

Bacon & Mushroom Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf

No holiday feast is complete without a delicious side dish, and the Bacon & Mushroom Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf featuring Highline White Mushrooms is here to steal the show. This flavorful pilaf combines the earthiness of Highline White Mushrooms with crumbled bacon and sweet cranberries, delivering the perfect mix of festive flavors.

Start by sautéing Highline White Mushrooms until they are golden and crispy. Mix in cooked wild rice and dried cranberries, creating a side dish that is both visually appealing and bursting with savory and sweet notes. To make this meal vegetarian, you can omit the bacon and easily swap it out for a mushroom bacon! This dish is versatile and perfect to complete a holiday meal. Get the recipe here.

A Plant-Based Menu For Everyone!

These recipes offer a festive and inclusive approach to any holiday dinner, with a symphony of flavors, sustainability, and health benefits. By incorporating mushrooms into your holiday recipes, you’re not only elevating the depth and richness of your dishes but also making a conscious choice towards sustainable and plant-based eating. From Mushroom Puff Pastry Appetizers to a Meat-Free Wellington, these recipes can bring satisfaction to everyone around the table.

So, whether you’ve been following a plant-based lifestyle for years or are simply looking to diversify your holiday menu, these Mushroom recipes are destined to become cherished favorites. As you gather with loved ones around the holiday table, let these dishes be a symbol of joy, inclusivity, and mindful eating.

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