Celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns with a veggie twist on the classic Burns Night supper. Make a stunning soup starter to impress your guests or try a molten cheese sharing dish, elevated with a splash of Scottish spirit. Dive into a veggie haggis with traditional neeps & tatties, then tip off your evening with the creamy, fruity wonder of cranachan.
Vegetarian Burns Night starters
Cock-a-leekie soup is the traditional fare for Scottish starters, but we have some tasty veggie alternatives. A piping hot bowlful of creamy artichoke soup with parmesan skins is ideal; simple to make but impressive and full of flavour. This silky smooth soup, featuring wintry veg and crispy, cheesy veg skin, is freezable too, so fine to make in advance. Our roasted roots & sage soup also makes a warming dish to kick off your evening.
For an ultra-indulgent sharing dish, make our whisky & nut baked camembert. The gooey cheese, topped with a splash of whisky, maple syrup and crunchy nuts is great served with wedges of toasted sourdough or seeded crispbreads.
Find more inspiration for meat-free bites from our vegetarian starter recipes.
Vegetarian Burns Night mains
Whether you’re piping in the haggis with pomp and circumstance, or just presenting your veggie platter with pride, these delicious seasonal recipes are great for feeding a crowd. Our vegan haggis is veggie-friendly too and certainly doesn’t scrimp on flavour and texture. Combine lentils, earthy mushrooms, oats and plenty of spices to create a veggie centrepiece worthy of any Burns Night celebration.
Serve with golden neeps & tatties or try something a little more experimental. Give neeps a makeover with a creamy swede dauphinoise, experiment with a sweet and spiced side like our honey-crushed swede or combine root veg in our swede & parsnip bake. Of course, you can’t beat these creamy mashed potatoes for pure comfort food.
Vegetarian Burns Night desserts
If a traditional steamed pudding packed with fruit and spice sounds right up your street, try making a clootie dumpling from scratch with our step-by-step recipe. Serve warm with a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream or homemade custard and a dram of something special.
If you’d prefer something light and fruity, try our easy cranachan with sweet raspberries, floral heather honey, toasted oatmeal and a dash of whisky – ready in just 20 minutes. For an extra-indulgent version, turn your everyday dessert into cranachan ripple ice cream or cranachan trifle.
Dive into even more decadent puddings, bakes and biscuits with our top winter dessert recipes.
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