A colorful bed of roasted veggies are so often featured as the supporting cast in many healthy, hearty dishes, but to shine the spotlight on them as the star of the dish? It’s one of Ina Garten’s signature moves. The Barefoot Contessa host — and our culinary queen — has never shied away from veggies. She now has so many vegetable-forward, vegetarian-friendly recipes to choose from, we put in the work for you and narrowed down the 15 best Garten’s best vegetarian recipes, including everything from appetizers and side dishes, to substantial main courses and rich, decadent desserts.
One of our favorite vegetarian recipes — and a favorite among many food bloggers, too — is Garten’s roasted eggplant parmesan, a saucy, three-cheese casserole brimming with more than two pounds of sliced eggplant. Garten’s goat cheese and zucchini tart is another devour-able dish, one that’s rich with thyme- and lemon zest-seasoned goat cheese. Or, if you’re in the market for a light, yet filling sharable dish, Garten’s Israeli vegetable salad is comprised of creamy hummus and chopped veggies, with a side of toasted pita bread. What we’re trying to say here is, you can’t go wrong with any of Garten’s vegetarian recipes.