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What gorgeous vegetable dishes can I make this Christmas?

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TheHouseOnTheLane Wed 23-Dec-15 05:12:15

I usually just do the traditional roast vegetables with sprouts boiled! Can anyone tell me anything more festive and lovely? No meat in it please.

Focusfocus Wed 23-Dec-15 05:40:11

Potato dauphinoise
Hassle back potatoes
Honey glazed carrots
Sprouts in rosemary and cream
Parsnip and sweet potato wedges
Braised red cabbage
Cauliflower cheese
Stir fried baby broccoli with garlic and herbs

BikeRunSki Wed 23-Dec-15 05:41:41

Roast beetroot

Janeymoo50 Wed 23-Dec-15 07:55:39

Butternut squash, sweet potato and thyme gratin. Very colourful.

MrsPnut Wed 23-Dec-15 07:57:50

Not necessarily for Christmas lunch but we adore celeriac dauphinoise. It goes brilliantly with pork or gammon.

Squishyeyeballs Wed 23-Dec-15 08:05:55

Butternut squash, cut into cubes and tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper and sage. Roast for around 30 minutes. Absolutely delicious!

Also, I make a potato, mushroom and soinach bake that is quite good too. I chuck a chopped red onion and clove of garlic into a pyrex dish with quartered potatoes and a half punnet of chopped mushrooms. Toss in olive oil, herbs and seasoning. Roast for 30 minutes before adding spinach. Roast for further 15 minutes until spinach is wilted. Yum! fgrin

lozengeoflove Wed 23-Dec-15 08:28:56

Tom Kerridge's Christmas carrots look so delicious. I'll be making them this year.

RJnomore1 Wed 23-Dec-15 08:29:59

I used to have a recipe where you shred the sprouts after cooking and mix with double cream and nutmeg. I can't remember the quantities but it was amazing. Sprout hater dh hoovered it up.

Not waist friendly mind you.

thinkfast Wed 23-Dec-15 08:35:47

I serve my sprouts with butter, some fresh lemon juice and some warm chopped chestnuts. Lots of salt and pepper. Yum.

CremeBrulee Wed 23-Dec-15 08:35:51

Glazed onions - peel a load of pickling onions, put in a pan and only just cover with water, add half a teaspoon of brown sugar and half a veg oxo. Bring to boil and leave to simmer for 29-30 mins. Onions will soft & sticky, lovely with turkey & stuffing.

Cree - those onions sound gorgeous.
Squishy - ditto the mushroom bake.

I like steamed carrots glazed with honey and sprinkled with fresh thyme. Looks and tastes good but takes no more time than bog standard boiling.

keely79 Wed 23-Dec-15 14:58:00

Roast butternut squash with wild rice, feta and herb stuffing baked into the hole where seeds were. Can also add other flavourings like sumac, cinnamon, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, etc

superbfairywren Wed 23-Dec-15 15:03:59

Roasted courgettes with parmesan crumb topping. So yummy.

Flingingmelon Wed 23-Dec-15 15:29:17

Just made my cauliflower cheese, trying very hard not to eat it :s

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Wed 23-Dec-15 22:35:38

I shred sprouts and stir fry them with chopped roasted hazelnuts and bacon lardons (which you could omit). Takes around 10 mins while waiting for roast veg to finish off.

Lovelydiscusfish Wed 23-Dec-15 23:11:01

Either roast sweet potato (cooked similarly to normal roast potato, except it won't take as long to cook, and will be infinitely more delicious). Or, mashed sweet potato. Especially superb with a bit of added feta, and perhaps, a hint of chilli.
I really should be on the marketing board of sweet potato. It is God's own vegetable.

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