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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.

Rosemary Zucchini Sticks

Rosemary Zucchini Sticks

Rosemary Zucchini Sticks

"Our family loves zucchini, but fried zucchini has too much fat. So I baked these one day and everybody—even the grandchildren—thought they were great," writes Betty Jackson of White Pine, Tennessee.

Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

Looking for a delicious way to use a variety of veggies? Our Test Kitchen home economists recommend tucking your garden harvest into this hearty sandwich. The pleasant flavor of eggplant, red pepper, onion, zucchini and yellow summer squash is enhanced by a creamy basil yogurt spread. The bright blend of colors is sure to perk appetites, too!

Scalloped Basil Tomatoes

Scalloped Basil Tomatoes

Scalloped Basil Tomatoes

If your garden is flooded with tomatoes, be sure to try this scrumptious baked side dish from Edna Apostol of Savannah, Missouri, "It goes over big at family, church and club dinners," she assures. Cubes of French bread are combined with mildly seasoned tomatoes, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and bakes.
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Vegetable Rice Casserole

Vegetable Rice Casserole

Vegetable Rice Casserole

"This is my family's favorite side dish any tome of year. It's especially good when fresh produce is in season," says Marcia Nelson from Ponca City, Oklahoma. Brown sugar adds a hint of sweetness to the rice and layered vegetables in this colorful casserole.

White Bean 'N' Barley Soup

White Bean 'N' Barley Soup

White Bean 'N' Barley Soup

"A friend of mine gave me this recipe, and it's delicious," says Stephanie Land of Sudbury, Ontario.

Sunset Tomato Soup

Sunset Tomato Soup

Sunset Tomato Soup

"The secret to the beautiful orange color of this chunky soup I created is the mix of garden-fresh yellow tomatoes, red plum tomatoes and carrots," writes Emily Beebe from Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Shake Then Bake Potato Wedges

Shake Then Bake Potato Wedges

Shake Then Bake Potato Wedges

Pass on the high-calorie french fries and opt for the tasty potato wedges our Test Kitchen home economists cooked up instead! Baked until crispy, the potatoes are zesty and satisfying.

Fresh Garden Vegetable Salad

Fresh Garden Vegetable Salad

Fresh Garden Vegetable Salad

When I got married, I wrote down all of my mother's favorite recipes, including this one. The refreshing salad is good in any season, but it's especially tasty made with homegrown vegetables. —Ramona Sailor of Buhl, Idaho

Garlic-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Garlic-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Garlic-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

This is one of my favorite ways to fix mashed potatoes. Int fact, I freeze rosemary each summer with this dish in mind. I increased the garlic from the original recipe, and my family hasn't complained a bit. —Kathy Rairigh of Milford, Indiana

Fruity Green Salad with Honey Dressing

Fruity Green Salad with Honey Dressing

Fruity Green Salad with Honey Dressing

I'm a beekeeper and always looking for new ways to use honey. I've found that when I put honey in dressing, I don't need to add oil, which cuts down on the fat. This salad goes well with any entree. —Hope Ralph of Woburn, Massachusetts

Spinach Pinwheel Rolls

Spinach Pinwheel Rolls

Spinach Pinwheel Rolls

I often serve these tasty morsels alongside a Greek salad at a ladies luncheon. Whether they're eaten warm or cold, the tender rolls with their tasty filling are always a hit! —Maryalice Wood of Langley, British Columbia
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