For it to be a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, it doesn't have to be all about Turkey. I am sharing with you over 50 vegetarian thanksgiving recipes that include appetizers, entrees, sides and dessert. It has everything and more to make this Thanksgiving dinner a memorable one for your vegetarian friends and family.
Pick a few recipes from each of the categories from this list of vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes and then add the bird to your Thanksgiving menu to make the vegetarian dishes not feel like an afterthought.
The vegetables, especially the sides, are always the star at the Thanksgiving table. The harvest bounty of fall vegetables from pumpkin, butternut squash and acorn squash to potatoes and sweet potatoes and even Brussels sprouts and carrots, can be used to make so many delicious dishes to make this a memorable meatless holiday.
If you have a favorite side or gravy recipe that does not have any meat in it, make sure you use vegetable stock to make it vegetarian friendly.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Appetizers
- Truffle Rosemary popcorn
- Paneer Butternut Squash Tikki
- Butternut Squash and Chanterelle Puff Pastry Bites
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Pasta Recipes
To add some substance to the table, especially if you are forgoing the bird as the main course, to make it a fully meatless Thanksgiving, pasta dishes are the best to fill that gap. They are delicious and filling and make for great entrees.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides - Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Creamy mashed potatoes are Thanksgiving classic side dishes and need to be at the holiday table for sure. Sweet potatoes are a seasonal favorite and always feature in favorite vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides - Squash
Squash is in season this time of year and it can be made in so many different ways. Roasted crunchy or creamy squash recipes are always a favorite with the whole family.
- Roasted Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate
- Long Beans and Delicata Squash Stir Fry with Tofu
- Roasted Squash and Kale Salad
- Butternut Squash Noodles with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
- Couscous Risotto with Butternut Squash and Carrots
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides - Vegetables
The variety of vegetables that can be used in Thanksgiving side dishes is so many and there is something here for everyone.
- Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter Hazelnuts
- Garlic Parmesan Baked Green Beans
- Perfect Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tandoori Ranch
- Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Maple Balsamic
- Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries and Almonds
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides - Soups
Creamy soups are just so warming and comforting and will always have a place at the Thanksgiving table. Make sure you use vegetable stock in your soup recipes to make them vegetarian friendly.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides - Cranberry Sauce and Gravy
Cranberry sauce and gravy is a must on Thanksgiving day, even if you are serving a fully vegetarian holiday meal. This cranberry sauce with orange can be made ahead. I have a recipe for the best mushroom gravy that even the meat eater at your Thanksgiving table will love it!