25 Great French Vegetarian Recipe Choices To Cook At Home

Ask if they have any French vegetarian recipe choices? /One of the best ways to avoid a disappointing experience at a French restaurant is to let them know your dietary requirements in advance. It takes a little more planning and organization, but it’s worth the extra effort. I did this at the Auberge du Bon Terroir in Muides-sur-Loire.

The chef and restaurant owner hadn’t created a meat-free dish in her restaurant before and she absolutely rose to the challenge for vegans in France. She created two courses that quickly became some of my favorite French vegetarian recipes during my stay. She did this by using only produce from her garden and was as thrilled as I was with the results. If a French chef can serve you a delicious meal, they will. It’s just easier if they have a little warning.

25 French Vegetarian Recipes (5)

25 Great French Vegetarian Recipes To Cook At Home

1. Tradtional Vegan Ratatouille 

1. Traditional French Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a traditional vegetable stew that originated as a budget-friendly dish in Nice, France. Though it may have had humble origins, the stew has gone on to be known and loved around the world.
It is imperative when making this dish to ensure you stick to its roots in the south of France, where peppers, tomatoes, and garlic all grow in abundance.

Use any color bell peppers you prefer, from brown to green, and anything in between. Also, use only good-quality olive oil (if you can get French extra-virgin oil from Provence, even better, though not imperative), as this contributes to the overall flavor of the dish.

2. Caramelized Endive and Blue Cheese Tart

2. Caramelized Endive and Blue Cheese Tart

I’ve mentioned before that in France, Belgian endive isn’t considered a luxury ingredient and is widely available, even in supermarkets, where it’s sold by the kilo (2.2 pound) bag. I seem to always have some since it’s so good added to a winter salad, perhaps with pears, pomegranates, and blue cheese, or braised and baked into a savory gratin.

The dough is pretty simple to put together. And since you’re not really going to see it, it doesn’t matter if the sides are perfect, or if it buckles and rises in places.

3. Pumpkin Goat Cheese Quiche

3. Pumpkin Goat Cheese Quiche

This Pumpkin goat cheese quiche is one of our favorite French vegetarian recipes. Here in France, goat cheese quiche is a popular dinner French vegetarian recipe. Toss in some pumpkin and you have this fabulous pumpkin goat cheese quiche. Fresh pumpkin, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, puff pastry, eggs, cream come together to make this tasty Fall quiche.

We have been having so much fun developing French vegetarian recipes with pumpkins in season at the moment. There are so many gorgeous varieties to choose from. You could experiment with different kinds of pumpkins for this recipe. For this pumpkin goat cheese quiche, we used a small orange pumpkin, also known as a “potimaron” here in France.

4. Vegan Bourguignon

4. Vegan Bourguignon

We agree, the earth and the vegetation are in great need of this rain. So while it’s raining, I put myself in the kitchen and I prepare a simmered dish to warm up the can and the heart. As I am always concerned about having a basifying diet , and which has less ecological impact, I favor vegetarian French recipes.

I wanted to set myself a challenge: translate the traditional Boeuf bourguignon into vegan cuisine, of course without beef! And you know what ? After two tries, I found a recipe that smoky exactly the same as the traditional Bourguignon. Make way for the vegan bourguignon !

5. Vegan Sauerkraut Pie

5. Vegan Sauerkraut Pie

This pie is an original way to taste sauerkraut: thick, soft, in a word, delicious!

Raw sauerkraut is first cooked in oil with chopped onion, spices. If you want to follow the vegetarian French recipe to the letter, you “carnise” it with cubes of smoked tofu and “encheese” it with malted yeast. We place everything in a short crust or puff pastry, which we sprinkle with strong vegetable cream, before baking in the oven.

Perfect in winter, this sauerkraut pie will make a solid starter, or even better, a hearty main course, served with a green salad or endives. To wow the gallery, this dish, very simple to make, is waiting for you!

6. Aligot

6. Aligot

Aligot is a mixture of mashed potatoes and fresh tome cheese that needs to be worked and reworked to obtain the perfect texture. Aligot is a historic dish in Aubrac. This is the great specialty of Nord-Aveyron. The aligot does not only hold in the belly, it holds in sympathy. The aligot which was once a subsistence dish has become a festive dish.

It is also called the ribbon of friendship. Because, the restaurateurs or the members of the various associations will tell you, “like the Savoyard fondue, the aligot by the ceremonial which is specific to it and which accompanies it, reinforces the friendship between the guests and unbridles the cordiality “. It is found in the markets of Aveyron and at all traditional festivals.

7. Flammekueche Feta, Pesto and Asparagus

7. Flammekueche Feta, Pesto and Asparagus

And there, I already feel the Alsatian thunderbolts falling on me ^_^. As it is unthinkable to make a clafoutis with anything other than cherries, the flammekueche has its rules. But then why call it a flammekueche? Because I have a good excuse to do it!

In reality, this vegetarian French recipes is (almost) the reproduction of a Flammkuche I ate in a restaurant in Trier . Located in Rhineland-Palatinate, the city is part of what is also called the Germanic Moselle… Which explains why you can regularly find “Flammkuchen” there in their German version 🙂 The flamekueche that I I tasted was feta , pesto and asparagus .

8. Vegan Cassoulet

8. Vegan Cassoulet

The cassoulet, then! I had never cooked it being omni, and even less being veggie! So I documented myself (yes, perfectly), and I realized that it was a very serious matter! There are even cassoulet brotherhoods that exist!!! So, I put a little pressure on myself, when in fact, it’s very easy to do!!

The only trick is to plan ahead long enough to soak the beans, pre-cook them, and finish cooking in the oven for long time….. I chose to put smoked tofu and vegetable sausages also smoked, I recommend it, the smoked taste really brings out the taste of the beans.

9. Spinach and Feta Crepes Vegetarian French Recipe

9. Spinach and Feta Crepes Recipe

About Spinach and Feta Crepes Recipe: A healthy and filling treat for that Sunday family brunch! These spinach and feta filled crepes are a great mix of delicious and nutritious.

10. French VEGAN Tourtiere (Meat Pie)

10. French VEGAN Tourtiere (Meat Pie)

This traditional French Canadian Vegan Tourtiere from Quebec, Canada is meaty and full of flavour. No cholesterol, less fat, but all the comforting goodness of a traditional meat pie. Perfect for celebrating a Vegan Christmas, or any time of year!

Tourtiere is a family favorite dish that is traditionally served around the holidays in Quebec, Canada. I personally do not have family from Quebec, but a good “meat” pie is something every Canadian loves!

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11. Vegetarian French Onion Soup

11. Vegetarian French Onion Soup

A Vegetarian French Onion Soup recipe made in the slow cooker with caramelized onions in a rich savory broth. This delicious comforting bowl of soup topped with cheesy croutons(optional) is perfect served for a cozy lunch or dinner. Gluten free with vegan option.

The Fall months are the perfect time to start thinking about all the cozy soup French vegetarian recipe. This vegetarian French onion soup is always one of our go to’s! We love this easy French onion soup recipe in the slow cooker since you only need a few ingredients and minimal prep time.

12. Classic Vegan French Crepes (Easy + 5-Ingredients)

12. Classic Vegan French Crepes

Classic French crepes, made vegan! Learn how to make this easy crepe French vegetarian recipe with just 5 simple ingredients, no special tools required. These are perfect for any meal of the day and can be served sweet or savory!

“Let’s get crepe-y!”. Ever since I started testing out these vegan crepes, Chris has grown to love the name for some reason and won’t stop saying that phrase. I’m not complaining though, I think it’s hilarious and it always gets me craving crepes. Luckily these are super easy to make and we usually have all of the ingredients on hand.

13. Vegetarian Mushroom Bourguignon

13. Vegetarian Mushroom Bourguignon

This mushroom bourguignon (pronounced ‘bour-gin-yon’… kind of) is based on a French dish called boeuf bourguignon. If you speak even a little French, you’ll know that boeuf means beef, so obviously the original recipe isn’t vegetarian – it’s a rich beef stew made with red wine.

If you want a hearty winter warmer to serve to guests, which sounds super fancy, but is actually really easy to make… mushroom bourguignon is the dish for you. Pretend you’re posh and wow your friends with this French veggie stew, which you actually prepared in about 20 minutes!

14. Vegan French Onion Dip

vegetarian French recipes - 14. Vegan French Onion Dip

Homemade Vegan French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, non-dairy sour cream and spices makes for a crowd-pleasing onion dip French vegetarian recipe that everyone will love!

Crowd-pleasing appetizer. Serve as a platter centerpiece for your next party, potluck, or family/friends get-together. Scoop up this vegan onion dip with chips, crackers, and/or fresh sliced veggies! This French vegetarian recipe is enough for a small group (6 -8), so double if you’re entertaining a crowd.

15. Cheese Souffles with Apple Walnut and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

vegetarian French recipes - 15. Cheese Souffles with Apple Walnut and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

About Cheese Souffles with Apple Walnut and Pomegranate Salad Recipe: A delight for cheese lovers, this souffle is a blend of cheddar and parmesan, steamed in moulds and finally baked to serve. Topped with walnut oil with apple and pomegranate salad perfectly accompanying in the side.

16. Roquefort Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart Recipe

16. Roquefort Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart RecipeFrench recipes

This classic Roquefort and caramelized onion tart vegetarian French recipe is layered with complex flavors: salty, piquant cheese, mellow, sweet onions, and rich eggs and cream. Baked into a pastry shell, the combination is nothing less than irresistible.

Roquefort cheese is a distinctly tangy cheese and originally from the caves of Mont Combalou, it is protected by the first ever A.O.C., or controlled term of origin. The cheese is considered one of the best blues around because of the control, and also the maturation in the dark, musty caves in South West France.

17. Classic Pipérade

vegetarian French recipes - 19. Vegetarian Cassoulet Slow-Cooked White Bean Casserole

This Basque mixture of peppers, onions, and tomatoes flavored with piment d’Espelette is the basis for the chicken dish known as Poulet Basque as well as for Eggs Piperade. But it’s also great as a relish served alongside pork, lamb, or any mild fish. It’s even good just scooped up on a cracker.

18. Eggplant Lasagna

vegetarian French recipes - 19. Vegetarian Cassoulet Slow-Cooked White Bean Casserole

Eggplant lasagna! This is about to become one of your favorite pasta vegetarian French recipe choices due in large part to the addictive roasted eggplant in it. This easy pasta recipe is vegetarian, bursting with baked eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes and covered with mozzarella cheese. So much cheese. All the cheesy goodness is right here.

Why does the world love lasagna? I think it’s because lasagna makes you feel cozy. It is like walking back into your childhood home or a warm hug from mom. It makes you feel nostalgic, in the best way. It also makes adulting just a touch easier because of the prepare-the-ingredients-and-pop-it-in-the-oven thing. Oh and did we mention the leftovers?

19. Vegetarian Cassoulet | Slow-Cooked White Bean Casserole

vegetarian French recipes - 19. Vegetarian Cassoulet Slow-Cooked White Bean Casserole

This vegetarian cassoulet is a French-inspired slow-cooked white bean vegetarian French recipe for a casserole you’ll love! This hearty white bean stew is the perfect comfort food to enjoy on a lazy day.

March was the French cuisine month, but as usual, I wasn’t able to write and post all the vegetarian French recipe options I made, so we’ll enter with some vegetarian French recipe in April as well. By the way, April is dedicated to Italian food, so stay tuned, I have some really amazing vegetarian French recipe prepared for you!

20. Vegan French Toast

20. Vegan French Toast- French Vegetarian Recipes

Perfect for a weekend brunch, this vegan French toast is topped with a wonderfully fragrant chestnut syrup. Top with your favorite seasonal fruits and a handful of nuts or seeds for a nutritional boost.

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21. Vegan Chicken Francese (tofu francese)

21. Vegan Chicken Francese (tofu francese)- French Vegetarian Recipes

This French vegetarian recipe for Chicken Francese is made with bite-sized pieces of delicious vegan buttermilk battered tofu. The tofu is lightly fried and then tossed in a tart but creamy vegan lemon-butter sauce. This recipe for Vegan Chicken Francese uses extra-firm tofu as a substitute for the chicken in my mom’s recipe. It’s surprisingly easy to make and comes together quick.

This French vegetarian recipe was so much fun to create because of how close it came to the flavors I was looking for. Francese sauce is a buttery lemon sauce and can be found on the menu at most Italian restaurants. This vegan chicken Francese recipe is made with extra-firm tofu. It’s surprisingly easy to make and comes together quick.

22. Blueberry Breakfast Casserole

22. Blueberry Breakfast Casserole- French Vegetarian Recipes

This vegan and gluten-free blueberry breakfast casserole recipe features a mildly sweet taste with a pudding-like consistency under a crispy toasted top. Last year we had a bunch of family over for a Christmas breakfast. I made a few different kinds of breakfast casseroles. Casseroles are great because you do all the work the night before. In the morning you just pop them in the oven.

My traditional blueberry and cream cheese French toast casserole has always been a family favorite. However, plant-based versions can be tricky. I’ve learned to adjust my expectations.

23. Spinach and Potato Soup Recipe

23. Spinach and Potato Soup Recipe - French Vegetarian Recipes

About Spinach and Potato Soup Recipe: Seasoned with salt, pepper, some cream and a hint of nutmeg, this soup is quick, delicious and perfect for a nippy winter evening.

24. Classic French Spinach Soufflé

24. Classic French Spinach Soufflé - French Vegetarian Recipes

Many of us have shied away from making a souffle because of its reputation for being fragile and difficult to make. But with this spinach souffle French vegetarian recipe, you will discover that it is, in fact, quite easy to prepare.

There are a few tips to keep in mind, like having your ingredients at room temperature, that will help with achieving success. This French vegetarian recipe can be made in one large dish (look for a high-sided casserole dish or 1 to 1 1/2-quart souffle dish) or individual ramekins for a fun presentation. Serve this spinach souffle as a side dish or a light main course.

25. Goat Cheese Zucchini Quiche

25 Great French Vegetarian Recipes To Cook At Home - French Vegetarian Recipes

This goat cheese zucchini quiche recipe is one of our favorite French quiche recipes. It’s packed with nutrients and flavor. It is easy to pull together. All you need is 10 ingredients and 45 minutes! Everything we love about easy, healthy, tasty food is wrapped up in this yummy quiche. We have 10 nutritious and delicious ingredients to thank for that.

I think every home cook should have at least one perfect quiche recipe in their cooking repertoire. We have two. This goat cheese zucchini quiche and our favorite pumpkin goat cheese quiche. This recipe says “hello nice weather”, let’s celebrate and be cheery. It calls for you to make it and serve it to friends at an outdoor picnic along the banks of the Seine or at your next fabulous Summer garden party.

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