5 Cheap Vegetarian Recipes For Christmas
Are you wondering which 5 cheap vegetarian recipes for Christmas will be best for your guests? Really great dishes are available at next to nothing that would make any vegetarian glad to have Christmas served at their house. Serving while concentrating on a budget is not impossible. Clip coupons, watch sales ads and shop for what you can before the holiday season for cheap vegetarian recipes.
1. Buttered Parsley Potatoes
- 1 potato per person being served, peeled and cubed
- fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/3 white onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. butter ( use a less costly butter substitute for a cheaper vegetarian recipe)
- Put cubed potato pieces into a pan of water. Par boil the potato pieces until a fork can break them when pierced.
- Melt butter in a skillet. Add par boiled potato pieces.
- Cook over a medium heat stirring occasionally about ten minutes.
- Add onion, continue stirring.
- When potato cubes look golden, stir in parsley.
- Continue cooking about three to five minutes.
2. Cornbread Stuffing Over a dozen variations of this cheap vegetarian recipe exist. Ingredients can be substituted to taste.
- 1 package of cornbread mix
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup of chopped celery
- 1/2 cup of chopped onion
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Prepare the cornbread mix per instructions on package. Allow to fully cool then crumble cornbread into a large bowl.
- Melt the butter in a skillet. Saute celery and onion until soft.
- Combine all ingredients in the large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
- Transfer to a lightly greased 9 x 13" baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for a half hour uncovered.
*Note: Vegetable stock may be added for additional seasoning.
3. Spinach Dip This favorite cheap vegetarian recipe has dozens of variations.
- 1 10 ounce package of frozen spinach, thawed
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 6-7 green onions, chopped
- 2 cloves galic, mined
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Cook spinach as per package instructions. Strain water from spinach.
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
- Refrigerate covered. Allow at least two hours of refrigeration time. Serve with bread, crackers or vegetables (carrots, celery, caulflower and/or green peppers).
4. Vegetable Pie For a less costly variation of the vegetable pie omit mushrooms, making this a cheap vegetarian recipe.
- 1 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 small can mushrooms, drained
- 1 1/4 cup green onion. chopped
- 2 tomatoes, sliced or diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup baking mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp & enough to grease a pie pan of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella
- Saute onion and green pepper in 1 tbsp vegetable oil until tender. Stir in salt, pepper, and mushroom. Place the mixture in a greased pie pan.
- In a large mixing bowl combine baking mix, eggs and milk until smooth. Pour into the pie pan over existing vegetables, salt and pepper.
- Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove pie pan from oven.
- Top with tomoatoes and cheese. Return uncovered pie pan to oven for 5-8 minutes.
- Serve warm.
5. Pudding Pie
- Graham Cracker Crust
- Your choice of flavored pudding
- 1 1/2 cups of cold milk
- whipped topping
- chocolate shavings (white or brown chocolate), berries - optional
- Prepare pudding according to directions on package. Add half of the whipped topping to pudding. Mix together thoroughly.
- Place pudding mixture in the graham cracker crust.
- Top with the remaining whipped topping. Garnish as desired.
- Refrigerate for three hours.