If you're looking for some vegetarian mains for Thanksgiving that will wow both your vegetarian and meat-eating guests, look no further! From nut roasts to delicious vegan stuffing and veggie-forward mains like a hearty stuffed squash, there are plenty of options to choose from. Forget about the Tofurky - these recipes are sure to please everyone at your table!
If you've ever found yourself thinking. "Shruthi, Thanksgiving is a traditional meat-eating holiday!" Hear me out! You can still enjoy all the flavors of Thanksgiving without sacrificing your vegetarian (or vegan!) lifestyle.
Whether you're cooking for yourself or for a group of vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, I've got you covered. I've rounded up some of my favorite recipes for a vegetarian Thanksgiving feast, organized into a couple of different sections (e.g., roasts, stuffed vegetables, etc.)
This post contains 75 recipes to help you design your perfect Thanksgiving meal. If you're in a rush, please use the table of contents above and jump straight to the section you want!
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Roasts & Stuffed Vegetables
If you're looking for delicious vegetarian mains for Thanksgiving, nothing beats roasts and stuffed vegetables. From a seitan-based Turkey to roasted cauliflower, and everything from stuffed squash to roasts, these delicious roasts and stuffed vegetables will not only make sure that no one will feel left out at the dinner table this year, but they just might convince everyone to give the turkey a miss altogether!
Filling Soups & Stews
Warm up your Thanksgiving feast with one of these hearty vegetarian soups and stews. From creamy butternut squash soup to delicious Mexican pozole, there's something for everyone. So skip the turkey this year and cozy up to a big bowl of goodness instead!
Veggie Forward Mains
If you want even more deliciousness at the Thanksgiving table, these veggie-forward main dishes will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied. From classic dishes like eggplant parmesan and ratatouille, to creative takes on butter beans and butternut squash, there's something here for everyone. Fire up the stove and get cooking!
Casseroles & Gratins
If you're like me, the colder months make you crave these types of hearty and comforting casseroles (like this savory sweet potato casserole ) and gratins! Luckily, there are plenty of vegetarian versions just as satisfying as the meat-based ones. From broccoli cheese casseroles to scalloped potatoes, these recipes will make everyone feel like a they got a warm hug in a bowl. So pull out your baking dish, and get ready to enjoy some delicious comfort food!
Savory Tarts, Pies, and Galettes
Who said tarts, pies and galettes have to be sweet? Savory versions of these sweet treats are the perfect way to show off your cooking skills. They're also a great way to use up leftovers, and they can be made with any combination of ingredients. Plus, they're always a hit with guests!
Pastas & Risottos
With a few simple tips and tricks, you can serve some restaurant-quality pasta and risotto dishes at your Thanksgiving table this year. So, ditch the tired old turkey and try one of these pastas or risottos instead! You won't believe how easy they are to make, and they're sure to impress your guests. Your taste buds will thank you!
Hey, don't think that that vegetarian salads are all rabbit food! These hearty vegetarian salads are packed with protein and flavor. If you're scrambling to come up with ideas for festive, yet healthy, meals, we've got you covered.
Stuffing, Sauces, and Toppings
If there's one thing that can make Thanksgiving dinner even more delicious, it's the sauces, stuffing, and toppings. This year, why not try something new? These are my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving toppings, sauces, and stuffing to take your dinner to the next level. Enjoy!