Please the plant-based palates at your holiday dinner with these vegetarian recipes.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and there’s no doubt you've started to think about your Thanksgiving menu. But if you've recently decided to give up meat, or you're expecting any non-meat-eating guests at your dinner table, you'll definitely want to add some vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes to your feast. In fact, vegetarian dishes are more than just a way to make sure your plant-based guests can enjoy their dinner, they're a great way to round out the holiday meal and expand the flavor profiles of the table.
The recipes here range from sides and entrées to Thanksgiving desserts, but they all have two things in common: They’re free of any meat or fish, and they're completely delicious. There are plenty of tried and true Thanksgiving recipes that are typically vegetarian, of course. Things like mashed potatoes, roast green beans, squash, salad, and mac and cheese are naturally meat free. But this list includes plenty of easy-to-swap recipes like stuffing recipes, casseroles, and gravy recipes that your meat-loving friends and family might not even notice, but your vegetarian guests will be grateful for.
And finally, there are plenty of drool-worthy centerpiece dishes to choose from. If you’re feeling adventurous, try new recipes like asparagus casserole, stuffed acorn squash with mushroom and cranberries, and pumpkin risotto to spice up your meal. Who knows? You might even find your family’s new favorite dish.
Although these recipes don’t contain any meat, some do include other animal products like eggs and cheese. If you’ll be hosting vegan family or friends, check out our favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes too.