We’re making it easier than ever to cook up a seriously delicious vegetarian meal the entire family with enjoy. From quick and easy vegetarian lasagna to unbelievably tasty veggie burgers, these protein-filled vegetarian recipes are nutritious, flavourful and filling — truly making them the best of the best!

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<p>Allow those fresh, carrots to shine in all their glory in this vegetarian version of one of Thailand’s most popular one-pot meals; Pad Thai. With vitamins A and C, as well as healthy fats and protein from eggs and peanuts, this recipe is a nutritious way to enjoy a fast food favourite.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-pad-thai/14777/” target=”_blank”><strong>Vegetarian Pad Thai</strong></a></p>

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Hearty Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash

<p>With a few different beans and butternut squash, containing complex carbohydrates for sustained energy, this lightened-up version of meat chili is a make-ahead, family-friendly dinner for both vegans and meat-eaters alike. Replace sour cream and cheese with creamy avocado to keep it fully plant-based (and even more satisfying!)</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/hearty-vegetarian-chili-with-butternut-squash/15238/” target=”_blank”><strong>Hearty Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash</strong></a></p>

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Chuck’s Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

<p>Comfort food both vegetarians and carnivores won’t be able resist. Mushrooms and lentils lend earthy flavour, protein (yes, mushrooms have protein too!) add a satisfying chew to the base, while a mashed potato top keeps it classic.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/chucks-vegetarian-shepherds-pie/11310/” target=”_blank”><strong>Chuck Hughes’ Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie</strong></a></p>

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Vegetarian Skillet Chili Topped with Cornbread

<p>Turn vegetarian butternut squash chili into a hearty one-pan meal by topping it with mouthwatering cornmeal cheddar biscuits. Sour cream and pickles are perfect for serving alongside this easy chili recipe.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-skillet-chili-topped-with-cornbread/20474/” target=”_blank”>Vegetarian Skillet Chili Topped with Cornbread</a></strong></p>

Vegetarian Minestrone

<p>Thick, hearty, delicious and totally vegetarian this traditional Italian soup makes a great first course or can be batched to serve as this week’s much anticipated lunch. </p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-minestrone/20762/” target=”_blank”>Valerie Bertinelli’s Vegetarian Minestrone</a></strong></p>

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<p>Get the general flavours of a traditional tourtière with flaky puff pastry stretched over a mix of savoury vegetables and pulses, such as cremini mushrooms and brown lentils. Top it with sweet tomato chili sauce or a tomato chutney for a sweet/tart contrast.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-tourtiere-bake/14043/” target=”_blank”><strong>Vegetarian Tourtière Bake</strong></a></p>

<p>Borscht is comfort food from a simpler time. Puréed or chunky, with or without potatoes, hot or cold — this sweet, hearty yet simple borscht is sure to please all your Seder guests.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-beet-borscht/17892/” target=”_blank”>Vegetarian Beet Borscht</a></strong></p>

Vegetarian No-Pasta Lasagna

<p>Skip the carbs and layer on the flavour with tomato sauce, firm tofu, artichoke hearts, fresh asparagus and cheese for a delightful and delicious vegetarian casserole.</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-no-pasta-lasagna/8217/” target=”_blank”><strong>Ricardo’s Vegetarian No-Pasta Lasagna</strong></a></p>

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Vegetarian Mexican Tortilla Soup

<p>Spice up your lunch or dinner with this vegetarian soup, loaded with herbs, spices, corn, tomatoes, onions, garlic and rice. Don’t forget the tortilla crisps for added crunch!</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-mexican-tortilla-soup/14078/”><strong>Vegetarian Mexican Tortilla Soup<strong></a></p>

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<p>Stuffed full of firm tofu, napa cabbage, and other vegetables, these steamed dumplings are a tasty offering for diners eschewing meat. Whip up a simple dipping sauce with tart ponzu and roasted sesame oil, or sweet chili sauce if you’d like a hint of spice.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=” http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-steamed-dumplings/19499/” target=”_blank”><strong>Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings</strong></a></p>

Carrot Ginger Vegetarian Protein Soup

<p>Delicious and hearty, this is one vegetarian dish that will leave you feeling completely satisfied!</p><p>Get the recipe for <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/carrot-ginger-vegetarian-protein-soup/9535/”><strong>Michael Smith’s Carrot Ginger Vegetarian Protein Soup</strong></a></p>
<p>You won’t miss the meat in this hearty vegetarian lasagna. A robust sauce with plum tomato and shredded carrot, and a creamy ricotta-Parmesan blend will make your tastebuds sing.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-lasagna/20788/” target=”_blank”>Vegetarian Lasagna</a></strong></p>

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Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potato

<p>Perfect for a nutritious weeknight dinner, Michael Smith’s cheesy vegetarian chili is topped with a layer of mashed sweet potato, then baked until bubbly and lightly browned.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-chili-with-sweet-potato/13309/” target=”_blank”><strong>Michael Smith’s Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potato</strong></a></p>

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Vegetarian Niçoise Salad

<p>Hailing from Nice, France, the much-loved Mediterranean meal, salad Niçoise, gets a vegetarian makeover. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, it’s a vegetable and protein-packed entrée that delivers both taste and health-wise.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-nicoise-salad/13675/” target=”_blank”><strong>Anna Olson’s Vegetarian Niçoise Salad</strong></a></p>

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Frozen Vegetarian Burrito Kit

<p>Make your burritos ahead of time, then, during the week when you’re in a rush, wrap your frozen burrito in parchment paper and microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes. Voilà – a nutritious breakfast without all the fuss or mess!</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/make-it-dont-buy-it-frozen-vegetarian-burritos/20782/” target=”_blank”>Frozen Vegetarian Burrito Kits</a></strong></p>

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Seven-Layer Vegetarian Green Dip

<p>Keep your first guests to arrive happy and fed with this big batch dip of seven fresh and colourful layers ready to be scooped up and devoured. Hopefully there’s some left when everyone else arrives.

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/seven-layer-vegetarian-greek-dip/20289/” target=”_blank”>Seven-Layer Vegetarian Green Dip</a></strong></p>

Vegetarian Cacciatore

<p>You don’t need the meat to make this satisfying hunter-style meal. Wine, capers and fresh herbs infuse meaty mushrooms, carrots, zucchini and peppers with flavour as they bubble away in a beautiful tomato-based medley. Serve over rice or egg noodles for a filling Italian, vegetarian dinner.</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/healthy-eating/blog/vegetables-star-in-this-healthy-comforting-cacciatore/” target=”_blank”>Vegetarian Cacciatore</a></strong></p>

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Michael Smith’s Vegetarian Chili

<p>What really makes chili great? Well it’s the vegetables and spices, or course! With everything from cilantro to edamame, this chili has the power to keep your crew warm and full during the cold winter months. </p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/michael-smiths-vegetarian-chili/13308/” target=”_blank”> Michael Smith’s Vegetarian Chili</a></strong></p>

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Vegetarian Spinach-Walnut Pate

<p>Put a vegetarian spin on traditional pate and get the evening started with this creamy spread made from walnuts and cilantro and packed with crispy pomegranate seeds.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-spinach-walnut-pate/20323/” target=”_blank”><strong>Vegetarian Spinach-Walnut Pate</strong></a></p>

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Meatless Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

<p>Meatloaf isn’t just for meat lovers! This vegetarian version is packed with eggplant, walnuts, tofu, mushrooms and plenty of herbs. It is finished with an addictive mushroom gravy and trust us: you’ll want to put it on everything!</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/meatless-meatloaf-with-mushroom-gravy/19321/” target=”_blank”><strong>Meatless Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy</strong></a></p>

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Vegetarian Shepherds Pie with Cheese and Potato Topping

<p>Family style feasts are incomplete without this essential, heart-warming staple. Our thick and juicy, meat-free recipe is sure to live up to the original’s hype at your next dinner party. </p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/vegetarian-shepherds-pie-with-cheese-and-potato-topping/13542/” target=”_blank”>Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Cheese and Potato Topping</a></strong></p>

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Enchiladas

<p>Comfort food meets healthy eating in this saucy slow cooker dinner that is packed with nutrition. Sweet potatoes star in this hearty vegetarian dish that is smothered in a silky, smoky spice-filled sauce that will fill your kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma.</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/comfort-food/blog/win-weeknight-dinner-with-slow-cooker-sweet-potato-enchiladas/” target=”_blank”><strong>Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Enchiladas</strong></a></p>

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<p>Make cauliflower the star of your dinner table with this satisfying dish that uses the cruciferous veggie two ways; first blended with ricotta as a creamy sauce, then roasted and layered between pasta.</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/roasted-cauliflower-lasagna/19525//” target=”_blank”>Roasted Cauliflower Lasagna</a></strong></p>

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Pesto Pizza with Mushrooms and Smoked Gouda

<p>Creamy smoked Gouda pairs perfectly with earthy mushrooms and fresh, vibrant pesto. Add some sliced red onions and you’ve got a flavourful pizza that cooks in just 10 minutes!</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/everyday-cooking/blog/pesto-pizza-with-mushrooms-and-smoked-gouda-35409/” target=”_blank”>Pesto Pizza with Mushrooms and Smoked Gouda</a></strong></p>

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<p>Beans and corn combine to make a complete, meat-free main that won’t have you missing the beef. Freezer-friendly and make-ahead, cook up a pot of this warming chili on the weekend for healthy lunches and dinners, all week long.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/hearty-vegetarian-chili/14326/” target=”_blank”><strong>Hearty Vegetarian Chili</strong></a></p>

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Bites

<p>Turmeric gives these tasty bites a bright, golden hue. The cool yogurt sauce is the perfect compliment to this warm and flavourful appetizer or side dish.</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/great-canadian-cookbook/blog/bright-bold-moroccan-spiced-cauliflower-bites/” target=”_blank”><strong>Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Bites</strong></a></p>

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Tofu Chili with Avocado Salad

<p>There are few things more comforting than a big bowl of chili. Make this meal lighter and suitable for vegetarians, while still pleasing omnivores, by replacing beef with tofu. And instead of sour cream, reach for the healthy fats and fibre in a creamy, satisfying chili topper that skips the dairy.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/tofu-chili-with-avocado-salad/17880/” target=”_blank”><strong>Ricardo’s Tofu Chili with Avocado Salad<strong></a></p>

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Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

<p>Even dedicated carnivores will enjoy this meat-free baked pasta that includes sweet peppers, zucchini, summer squash and cremini mushrooms, tossed with penne, marinara and two cheeses, then topped with more cheese and baked until bubbly.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/baked-penne-with-roasted-vegetables/15496/” target=”_blank”>Giada De Laurentiis’ Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables</a></strong></p>

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Grilled Shiitake and Tofu Banh Mi

<p>The stars of these Vietnamese sandwiches are the quick-pickled carrots and cucumbers, which add just the right amount of crunch and sharpness. To make it vegetarian, we’ve swapped out the traditional meat or fish for shiitake mushrooms and tofu.<p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/grilled-shiitake-and-tofu-banh-mi/21730/” target=”_blank”><strong>Grilled Shiitake and Tofu Banh Mi</strong></a></p>

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Lentil & Vegetable Curry Bowl

<p>Nutritious lentils create an earthy protein base in this vegetarian curry. The vegetable add-ins are adaptable to what you have kicking around in your fridge, which means you don’t need to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/global-eats/blog/easy-lentil-vegetable-curry/34961/” target=”_blank”><strong>Lentil &amp; Vegetable Curry Bowl</strong></a></p>

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Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

<p>Sauteed mushrooms, carrots, celery and onions are stirred into a cream sauce tossed with steamed broccoli and wild rice, then poured into a baking dish and topped with crunchy panko crumbs.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/broccoli-wild-rice-casserole/15619/” target=”_blank”><strong>The Pioneer Woman’s Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole</strong></a></p>

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Healthy Curried Spaghetti Squash

<p>Garam masala and ginger add warm flavour to a simple dish of nutritious spaghetti squash. Serve it with your favourite organic meat or vegetarian protein for a clean and complete meal.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/healthy-curried-spaghetti-squash/18014/” target=”_blank”>Healthy Curried Spaghetti Squash</a></strong></p>

Mushroom Parmesan

<p>This tasty vegetarian dish from Giada de Laurentiis can be served as a main or a side. Prep ahead of time and pop in the oven just before serving bubbly hot and fragrant.</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/mushroom-parmesan/15489/” target=”_blank”>Giada de Laurentiis’ Mushroom Parmesan</a></strong></p>

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Cauliflower Buffalo Wings with Vegan Ranch Dip

<p>A double-take will be needed with these cauliflower “wings.” A classic sport spectating finger food is served with an addictive ranch dip. You won’t find a more delicious way to eat your vegetables!</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/cauliflower-buffalo-wings-and-vegan-ranch-dip/15226/” target=”_blank”><strong>Cauliflower Buffalo Wings with Vegan Ranch Dip</strong></a></p>

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Coconut Red Curry Sauce and Noodles

<p>Noodles, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, carrots and tofu tossed in a spicy red curry sauce, this zesty vegetarian dish makes for a colourful addition to your dinner table.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/coconut-red-curry-sauce-and-noodles/16828/” target=”_blank”><strong>Bobby Flay’s Coconut Red Curry Sauce and Noodles</strong></a></p>

<p>Make it a vegetarian Italian feast with towers of eggplant dripping in homemade tomato sauce and soft mozzarella that’s all packed with an herbivore friendly pesto punch. </p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/eggplant-parmesan-towers/17707/” target=”_blank”>Eggplant Parmesan Towers</a></strong></p>

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Veggie Meatloaf with Checca Sauce

<p>Bursting with fresh ingredients and loaded with herbs and spices, this lentil meatloaf is a colourful meat-free dish that pairs perfectly with fresh rolls and potato salad sides. </p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/veronicas-veggie-meatloaf-with-checca-sauce/15495/”>Giada De Laurentiis’ Veggie Meatloaf with Checca Sauce</a></strong></p>

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Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes

<p>Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes are a lighter take on the comfort classic without sacrificing any of the flavour. Cremini mushrooms absorb all of the kicked up seasonings, and finely chopped walnuts add meatiness.

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/spicy-vegan-sloppy-joes/20340/” target=”_blank”>Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joes</a></strong></p>

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Grilled Portobello and Rajas Salsa Taco with Queso Fresco

<p>Portobello mushrooms enjoy a generous dusting of Bobby Flay’s special beef and pork rub in this exciting vegetarian main finished with savory crumbled queso fresco and warm tortillas.</p>
<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/grilled-portobello-and-rajas-salsa-taco-with-queso-fresco/16212/” target=”_blank”>Bobby Flay’s Grilled Portobello and Rajas Salsa Taco with Queso Fresco </a></strong></p>
<p>This pantry-friendly vegetarian stew is filled with protein-packed chickpeas, red bell peppers and crushed San Marzano tomatoes, and spiced with hot chili peppers, cumin and paprika.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/mediterranean-chickpea-stew/10941/” target=”_blank”><strong>Mediterranean Chickpea Stew</strong></a></p>

Meaty, Meat-less Chili

<p>Get the same comfort food satisfaction that a classic beef chili offers in this delicious vegetarian option loaded with beans, mushrooms and tomatoes.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/meaty-meat-less-chili/16827/” target=”_blank”><strong>Rachael Ray’s Meaty, Meat-less Chili</strong></a></p>

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Butternut Squash and Kale Stir Fry

<p>This minimal-ingredient fry from The Pioneer Woman is a cinch to put together and can double as a side or a main.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/butternut-squash-and-kale-stir-fry/15531/” target=”_blank”><strong>The Pioneer Woman’s Butternut Squash and Kale Stir Fry</strong></a></p>

<p>The Barefoot Contessa has whipped up a vegetarian pizza that’s loaded with bold flavours. Creamy roasted garlic ricotta, charred red onion, summer squash and zucchini are layered atop a crisp homemade crust.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <strong><a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/great-white-pizza/19972/” target=”_blank”>Ina Garten’s Great White Pizza</a></strong></p>

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Mexican Layered Bean Casserole

<p>Mexican meets Italian in this lasagna-esque creation, made all in one pan. With instructions for both the microwave and oven, any age can get to work in the kitchen on this crafty, vegetarian meal.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/mexican-layered-bean-casserole/19094/” target=”_blank”><strong>Mexican Layered Bean Casserole</strong></a></p>

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Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

<p>Unite your book club or movie-night friends around this pile of towering and irresistible nachos made gooey with creamy vegan cheese and topped with guac!</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.foodnetwork.ca/healthy-eating/blog/fully-loaded-vegan-nachos/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”><strong>Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos</strong></a></p>

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Fully Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

<p>Stuff your sweet potatoes with this vegetarian chili-inspired filling that starts with black beans and tomatoes, then adds earthy cumin and bright lime for lots of flavour. Keep filling them as much as you can — as long as they can stand up for the second bake, you’re good.</p>

<p>Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/fully-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/12094/” target=”_blank”><strong>Fully Stuffed Sweet Potatoes</strong></a></p>

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