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Comfort Food Vegetarian Recipes

Enjoy lighter versions of your favorite recipes with these comfort food vegetarian recipes, including pancakes, quiche, pasta, potatoes, casserole, salads, soups, bread rolls and more.

Pierogi Pasta Shells

Pierogi Pasta Shells

Pierogi Pasta Shells

My family loves perogies, so I decided to create my own version. I took these to a Christmas party and they won rave reviews. When we left the party, I took home an empty pan—not a crumb to be found. —Kim Wallace, Dover, Ohio

Mashed Winter Vegetables

Mashed Winter Vegetables

Mashed Winter Vegetables

“I first saw this side dish on a cooking show, and it’s since become one of my fall staples,” shares Kathy Lynch of Aloha, Oregon. “It’s special enough to serve at Thanksgiving.”

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

In her Prattville, Alabama kitchen, Amy Hornbuckle bakes these yummy spinach balls without an ounce of guilt. That's because this recipe cut 72% of the cholesterol and 44% of the calories from the original version.
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Roasted Pepper Ravioli Bake

Roasted Pepper Ravioli Bake

Roasted Pepper Ravioli Bake

I serve this casserole with a green salad and homemade Italian herb bread. The cheesy dish always receives compliments and requests for the recipe. -Carol Poindexter of Norridge, Illinois

Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Convenient crescent roll dough hurries along these yummy glazed rolls. I found the recipe in a cookbook. It's great with a cup of hot coffee. —Helen Lipko, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania

Guilt-Free Mac 'n' Cheese

Guilt-Free Mac 'n' Cheese

Guilt-Free Mac 'n' Cheese

"I wanted to make macaroni and cheese that tasted good but didn't add on pounds," writes Ruth Ann Stoy of Newport, Michigan. "I think I've done it!"

Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

Here's a surefire chill chaser for Linda Parkhurst of Brooklyn, Michigan. “Even those who don’t like tomato soup love this winter treat,” she writes. “It’s awesome with the seasoned homemade oyster crackers.” Linda asked "Light & Tasty" magazine to lighten up the recipe for her. Find the delicious revamp in the Dec/Jan 2006 issue.

Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup

Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup

Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup

Brooklyn, Michigan's Linda Parkhurst asked us to lighten up her classic soup, we were eager to help out. Velvety Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup is the heartwarming result. Not only is it table-ready in 30 minutes, but it’s a healthy way to warm up after a day of snowy fun.

Waffled French Toast

Waffled French Toast

Waffled French Toast

Are waffles too much trouble for the two of you? You'll want to try this quick and clever alternative from Martha Osborne of Jackson, Michigan. Martha drizzles crispy slices of whole wheat bread with a yummy strawberry sauce that combines pancake syrup and fresh sliced berries. It's sure to become a breakfast favorite at your house, too!

Herb-Buttered Baby Carrots

Herb-Buttered Baby Carrots

Herb-Buttered Baby Carrots

The herb butter can be used for everything from vegetables to roast chicken, turkey, game hens—let your imagination be your guide.—Sandra Corey, Caldwell, Idaho

Sour Cream Cucumbers

Sour Cream Cucumbers

Sour Cream Cucumbers

It’s been a tradition at our house to serve this dish with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It’s especially good during the summer when the cucumbers are fresh-picked from the garden. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
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