Vegetarian comfort food recipes

For when you need something a little more indulgent but still want to keep it meat-free, browse through our collection of vegetarian comfort food recipes for all sorts of decadent (and cheesy!) delights.

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Parsnip and porcini wellington

Vegetarian Christmas recipes

Parsnip and porcini wellington

Give it some welly with Maria Elia’s fabulous vegan parsnip and porcini wellington. It’s a...

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Onion porridge with roasted onions and thyme

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Onion porridge with roasted onions and thyme

Somewhere between a creamy risotto and a bread sauce, Gill Meller’s onion porridge with thyme...

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Slow-baked vegetable ‘lasagne’

Lasagne recipes

Slow-baked vegetable ‘lasagne’

“This is the time of year to take advantage of the variety of root vegetables...

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Fondue cheese kataifi pie with pear and walnuts

Feta cheese recipes

Fondue cheese kataifi pie with pear and walnuts

Kataifi (kadaifi) is a Greek/Middle Eastern pastry that comes in fine strands and is used...

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Mushroom and lentil bake with tahini crust

Vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes

Mushroom and lentil bake with tahini crust

An impressive vegetarian main course that is so much easier to make than you’d expect...

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Vegan coconut curry

Vegan dinner recipes

Vegan coconut curry

This vegan coconut curry uses firm tofu for its ‘meatier’ texture and is jam-packed with...

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Wild mushroom bruschetta with feta and pesto

Quick vegetarian recipes

Wild mushroom bruschetta with feta and pesto

Crusty sourdough slices are topped with buttery fried mushrooms, homemade hazelnut pesto, a crumbling of...

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Chicory and cheese panade

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Chicory and cheese panade

This cheesy, meat-free version of panade, a French-style casserole made with bread, is a great way...

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Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Vegetarian pasta recipes

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

A comforting, moreish meal for six that won’t break the bank, this spinach and ricotta...

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Blue cheese and thyme soufflés

Soufflé recipes

Blue cheese and thyme soufflés

A classic dinner party dish with a twist, this easy-to-follow blue cheese and thyme soufflé...

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Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

If you want to serve a crowdpleaser of a dish, pansotti – triangular pasta –...

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Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

Cannelloni recipes

Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

A crowdpleaser of a dish, Gennaro Contaldo’s cannelloni with swiss chard dish sings comfort and...

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Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

Pizza recipes

Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

A fresh and light vegetarian pizza topped with heirloom cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata and herby...

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Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Vegetarian versions of classic recipes

Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Slices of aubergine are coated in a cheesy panko crumb then fried until golden, and...

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Black rice paella with artichokes, peppers and spinach

Paella recipes

Black rice paella with artichokes, peppers and spinach

Black venus (also called venere or venere nero) is a dark purple medium-grain rice with...

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Sweet potato chilli nachos

Sweet potato recipes

Sweet potato chilli nachos

A great sharing starter for a Mexican-inspired feast. Try this vegetarian sweet potato chilli, made...

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Wild mushroom and madeira stew with walnuts

Stews, casseroles, pot-roasts and slow-roasts

Wild mushroom and madeira stew with walnuts

Get cosy with our full-of-flavour vegetarian stew made with wild mushrooms, garlic, maderia and pickled...

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Mexican black bean nachos

Chilli recipes

Mexican black bean nachos

Pile this vegetarian bean chilli on top of crispy tortilla chips then scatter with cheese,...

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Tortino di porri e riso (leek and rice bake)

Vegetarian bake recipes

Tortino di porri e riso (leek and rice...

Anna Del Conte demonstrates the simplicity and deliciousness of vegetarian cooking with this recipe for...

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Irish onion soup

Soup recipes

Irish onion soup

A rich and buttery onion soup topped with crispy blue cheese toasts makes this a...

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Ultimate dauphinois potatoes

Potato recipes

Ultimate dauphinois potatoes

Making this most luscious of potato bakes takes a little extra time – there’s slicing,...

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Fettuccine alfredo

Creamy pasta recipes

Fettuccine alfredo

Fettuccine pasta is stirred through a silky sauce of double cream, parmesan and butter in...

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Squash and stilton veggie toad in the hole

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Squash and stilton veggie toad in the hole

This vegetarian toad in the hole replaces sausages with caramelised roasted squash, before being dotted...

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Goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomato risotto

Risotto recipes

Goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomato risotto

We’ve stirred creamy goat’s curd through this risotto for an even creamier texture, before topping...

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