(Closed) Vegetarian Dinner Option?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are offering mushroom risotto cakes, served over local greens, for our wedding… they seem to be a big hit. Many non-vegetarians are ordering them! 

Post # 4
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our venue offers pasta with steamed veggies in a light herb sauce… sounds delish!

Post # 5
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

not a suggestion, but i’ve had eggplant at 2 weddings and both times it was VERY overcooked. eggplant is typically on a venue’s “list” of options but i always advise people to stay away because it’s so easy to over cook (nobody likes rubber).

we are having a broccoli and cauliflower quiche as our veggie option. yum.

Post # 6
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re having a risotto with fontina cheese, fresh local green beans and cherry tomatoes, with a balsamic reduction. It’s SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good I’ve considered changing from beef many times.

Post # 7
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t had veggie dishes at a wedding, but one I make for myself sometimes is a portabella mushroom roasted and stuffed with a ricotta cheese and spinach mixture, seasoned with garlic and pepper.

Post # 8
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our pasta course had 2 choices, which were both veggie friendly:
• Roasted butternut squash ravioli with brown butter/sage sauce
• Spicy Puttanesca (tomato-olive-caper) sauce over orchiette pasta

Other vegetarian choices from our caterer:
• Sweet potato napoleon with sage and cream
• Wild rice cake with wilted greens and forest mushrooms
• “Bella Piccata” – Portobello mushroom with lemon-caper sauce
• Stuffed artichoke heart with herbed couscous (vegan)
• Baked stuffed poblano chile with red beans and rice (vegan)

Vegetarian friendly pasta doesn’t have to be boring red sauce with cheese, here’s some pasta ideas:
• Gorgonzola ravioli with toasted walnut and grapes
• Roasted pumpkin ravioli with a butter/sage sauce or a cream sauce

Some seafood choices in case your vegetarian friends eat fish but not other meat:
• Grilled salmon with apple and bourbon glaze
• Poached salmon with pineapple salsa
• Seared ocean scallops in saffron cream sauce
• Seared tuna steak with ginger and scallion sauce

Post # 9
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

We had mushroom raviolis and they were the HIT of the night! We served the food family style, so each table recieved the fish dish, the filet and the raviolis and our caterer reported that the raviolis went the fastest by far!

Post # 10
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I adore “portobello mignon” – essentially, portobello mushroom sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and sea salt, and served with a side of rice and grilled asparagus. Yum. 

Post # 11
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We don’t have any vegetarians/vegans on our list but there are a ton of non-meat (which includes no chicken or seafood as those are also meat) options to choose from that don’t include pasta, mushrooms, or eggplant, all of which are staple vegetarian dishes for caterers. Potatoes are well liked by nearly everyone and are very filling. Squash of any kind will work too.

Here’s a couple links with ideas that you send along to your caterer:




http://americanfood.about.com/od/vegetabledishes/Vegetable_Dishes.htm – this does include meat dishes but most are not.

Post # 12
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love a good mushroom ravioli or maybe since your wedding is fall you could do a pumpkin ravioli!! We had one strictly vegetarian guest and she is one of my BFFs so I made sure beforehand she was okay with mac n cheese with steamed vegetables on the side – she loved it!

Post # 13
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

We are serving a Mushroom Wellington – it’s a mushroom and herb mixture in puffed pastry – it’s sooo yummy!

Post # 14
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our vegetarian dish is Ratatouille which is also vegan friendly 🙂

Post # 15
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We haven’t done our taste testing yet at our venue but the vegetarian entree that looks the best to me on paper is the vegetable wellington. They have 3 other options at our place so we may go with something else.

Post # 16
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had a baked lasagna with white sauce.  It was packed full of fun veggies like julienned squash & carrots.  There was a bunch of other veggies, I don’t remember what, but it was fab!

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