My Vegetarian Americana Feast is an entirely meat free collection of recipes to help you host an Americana inspired Feast. A white bean chili is truly the star of the show along with loads of great topping suggestions, sweet potatoes and my epic garlic breads. I finish with a chocolate monkey bread for something a little different!
Host a Vegetarian Americana Feast
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Vegetarian Americana Feast Recipes
This is my suggested collection of recipes which provide a nicely rounded vegetarian meal. I have split the collection into three ‘courses’.
In this collection, I have designed the appetizer course to be served super informally. Its just guac and chips! If you are stuck for space then of course you can serve this at the table. But I prefer to throw a few bowls around when people are arriving and we’re having a drink.
There are not a whole bunch of main course (entree) recipes in this collection. Instead we have the hero dish of the white bean chili and then I’ve given you a load of suggestions for toppings.
My garlic sweet potato makes an excellent additional topping and there is truly nothing that a piece of garlic bread can’t accompany.
For the lowdown on all my suggestions for hosting a big Americana Feast, make sure to check out my main Americana Feast post.
Almost everything can be prepared in advance and reheated or cooked just before serving. Read the get ahead instructions in each recipe carefully for more information.
Serve with a bunch of tortilla chips and don’t underestimate the amount of guacamole that will be eaten. I think that you need at least half an avocado per person. Possibly more if your friends are greedy! (mine are!)
Both any spare chips and guacamole can be utilised as chili toppings later so don’t worry about leftovers.
I recommend serving a full portion of chili per person. As this is the main dish rather than part of a larger buffet, I would not pare down the portion size.
There are many toppings to choose from you. In the chili recipe post, I suggest:
- Crushed up tortilla chips
- Fresh coriander
- Finely sliced fresh chillis
- Sour cream or creme fraiche
- Grated cheese
- Sliced avocado
- Finely sliced red onions (leave them to sit in a little salt, sugar and lemon juice for 10 minutes)
- Lime wedges
It could be your decision whether to make up bowls and serve them like my photographs or whether to serve everything individually for people to top their own chilis.
It will depend on how much you want to feature the sweet potato as part of your menu on how many portions you make. To not go too overboard I would recommend going for a half portion per person.
You are going to need at least one roll per person. They are super moorish so I’d actually recommend making at least 2 per person. And I really do mean AT LEAST!
This is a great informal dessert. You can serve it with ice cream or cream or just leave it for people to casually to pick at. For something a little more showstopping, you could make my Chocolate Peanut Cheesecake or my Chocolate Lime Pie.
Drinks for Americana Feasts
Check out my dedicated post all about Americana Inspired Drinks.
I’ve included ideas for soft and alcoholic drinks as well as some ideas for hot drinks. There should be something for everyone and something for every season.
I’ve also given you loads of advice about how and in what to serve your drinks.
Looking for Other Americana Collections?
This collection is designed to be a wholly vegetarian menu but if you are looking for something a little meatier, check out my other Americana inspired collections.
Everyday Americana Feasts
Whats more, I’ve put together a selection of Americana inspired menus which don’t require you to have any friends! They’re smaller menus perfect for 1 or 2 people. But they can also be easily scaled up to feed more people in a slightly simpler way.
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