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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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

Vegetarian main courses

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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Cauliflower schnitzels with paprika and sage sauce and butter bean mash

Cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower schnitzels with paprika and sage sauce and...

A vegetarian take on the beloved chicken schnitzel, our cauliflower schnitzels are coated in paprika...

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Cauliflower wellington

Cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower wellington

This vegetarian recipe has been developed with a traditional, luxurious beef wellington in mind. The...

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Squash, chard and hazelnut cannelloni

Cannelloni recipes

Squash, chard and hazelnut cannelloni

This Italian dish has everything: cheese sauce, sourdough bread, sherry, crunchy hazelnuts and pasta. It...

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Mushroom and leek filo pie

September seasonal food

Mushroom and leek filo pie

This impressive vegetarian pie is packed full of mushrooms, leeks, cheddar cheese and gooey, soft-boiled...

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Braised leek and cheddar rarebit

Comfort food

Braised leek and cheddar rarebit

Everything is better with a fried egg on it – right? Try this decadent twist...

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Butternut squash chilli with rice

Squash recipes

Butternut squash chilli with rice

Make this comforting vegetarian chilli, serve half now and freeze the rest for later. You...

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Baked creamy garlic mushrooms

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

Baked creamy garlic mushrooms

delicious. editor Karen Barnes’s late mum used to make this decadent starter on special occasions,...

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