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Vegetarian Seder Entree, make ahead

Help, please! I have two vegetarians coming for seder (8 people total), and don't want to serve them just a bunch of side dishes. But I also don't want to be in the kitchen during the whole seder.

I'm considering a crustless leek pie that I bake in the morning and heat up during the seder. Any other ideas? (Following Sephardic tradition, rice is okay.)

Thanks for any guidance. The make-ahead part is what's tripping me up.

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  1. I have takeout ordered and he is giving me 2 stuffed peppers for any vegetarians who might happen to show up. (yes, that can happen where I live since it's near a large university.)

    Not sure what it's stuffed with.

    13 Replies
    1. re: SoCal Mother

      I'm making mock meat loaf from nuts. I don't use a recipe but there are many online. Are your guests vegan? If not, maybe fish?

      1. re: Miri1

        It is not only vegans who don't eat fish. Vegetarians generally don't. people who eat fish and not other meat are pescatarians.

        1. re: magiesmom

          I'm reaching through the internet to give you a "thank you" hug. I feel like a broken record having to repeat that over and over again.

      2. re: SoCal Mother

        I've made stuffed peppers before filled with sautéed vegetables. Delicious, healthy, and filling. Peppers, eggplant, and 8ball squashes work well. Filling- onions, garlic, peppers, and whatever you scooped out from your "vessel"
        Sauté it all, mix in some cooked rice (if you eat it), or some matzah meal (if you eat it), egg (if not vegan), stuff, arrange in a pan, pour some marinara over (or not) and bake.

        1. re: cheesecake17

          too late now i'm sure, and hope whatever you decided turned out well, but... if you stuff peppers, you can also add lentils and rice or buckwheat for some heartiness..

          1. re: Emme

            Buckwheat is not kosher for Passover. Only certain people eat rice and lentils on Passover, so I purposely left it out.

            1. re: cheesecake17

              i know that Ashkenazis don't eat buckwheat, but it was my understanding that many following Sephardic tradition do... live and learn.

              1. re: Emme

                You were right. Buckwheat is in the same category as rice and corn; if you eat them you can eat buckwheat too (obviously after checking carefully to make sure there are no foreign grains).

              2. re: cheesecake17

                That caught my attention too, but the original poster specified "(Following Sephardic tradition, rice is okay.)" By the same tradition buckwheat is also OK.

                1. re: zsero

                  I never realized buckwheat was kitniyot. We eat rice, but no other kitniyot.

            2. re: cheesecake17

              This idea is also nice using jumbo mushrooms - vegan main dish, tasty side dish for others.

              1. re: almond tree

                You reminded me- I've made stuffed mushrooms for Passover before. Came out delicious and not at all "Passover tasting"

          2. Lentils. Lots of vegetarians like them. And they are filling/full of protein.