Even vegetarians can pâté all the time! These elegant pâtés are the perfect meatless option for entertaining. The vegetarian recipes replace the ground meat and fat with healthy white beans, lentils, mushrooms, cream cheese, or toasted seeds. Enjoy these savory spreads with crusty French bread, pita chips, or raw vegetables.

In this 5-star veggie appetizer, shredded Cheddar cheese combines with cream cheese, curry powder, and a splash of dry sherry. Pop it in the fridge to firm it up, then spread chutney and sprinkle chopped green onions over the top. "What a tasty, easy, and unique appetizer," says lutzflcat. "This recipe has layers of flavor without one ingredient dominating. The curry flavor, in particular, is there but subtle."

Curry Pate
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"Transform sandwiches and crackers into savory wonders," says Paula. In your food processor or blender, you'll combine sunflower seeds, chopped veggies, herbs, seasonings, whole wheat flour, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and veggie oil. Blend it till smooth, then bake to lightly browned and bubbly.

Veggie Pate
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To make this recipe, you'll simple add cooked lentils, olive oil, and truffle oil in your food processor and hit pulse until the mixture achieves the consistency you like. "Tastes just like real pate," says Cathi.

Lentil Pate
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Simply puree toasted walnuts with sauteed shallots, garlic, herbs, and shiitake, crimini, and portobello mushrooms. "I got this recipe from a winery at a tasting," says w. "It is so delicious on French bread with some wine."

Exotic Mushroom and Walnut Pate
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Smoked paprika and cayenne pepper add kick to a simple mixture of cannellini beans, tomato paste, sauteed shallots, dry sherry, and soy sauce. "A tasty alternative to a traditional liver pate," says LoveNRoquette.

White Bean Pate
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Check out our collection of Vegetarian Appetizer and Snack Recipes.