Best Vegetarian Main Dishes for a Dinner Party?

Reader Intelligence Request

We're focusing on dinner parties and entertaining all month, here at The Kitchn, and one question we've heard a lot already is: What's the best vegetarian main dish for a party? It seems that many party menus both fancy and casual tend to revolve around meat (grilled steak, hamburgers, barbecue). What if you'd like to serve a main dish that will satisfy both vegetarians and omnivores? What is your favorite showstopper of a vegetarian dish — casual and more formal suggestions welcome! Please include links to recipes, too; we'll do our best to round up the suggestions next week.

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