10 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes to Make this Thanksgiving

Load up on these flavorful main and side dishes sans turkey or ham.


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When the star of the Thanksgiving table is typically turkey, ham or cornish hen, vegetarian family members and friends are often left with the sides. To help make this year's Thanksgiving menu a littlemore inclusive, we’ve scoured food blogs and magazines for the best vegetarian recipes to try this year. From main dishes to sides, these recipes are sure to please any palate.

Pumpkin Pot Pie

Your family and friends will love this version of a classic dish. Instead of having turkey as your main dish, try this pumpkin pot pie. Roasted pumpkin, celery, carrots and kale are the main ingredients that will cleanse your taste buds. Check out the blog Earthy Feast for the full recipe.

Thanksgiving Leftover Veggie Burger

Try this nontraditional dish that is made from black beans, bell peppers, onions and spices with some of your favorite Thanksgiving sides on top or on the side. Check out the blog Happy Food Healthy Life for the full recipe. 

Vegetarian Vegetable Stew

Instead of a ham, try a stew. This stew is loaded with veggies in order to make you full this holiday season. Combine carrots, onions, celery, a portobello mushroom, white mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, peas and parsley to make this mouthwatering stew. Check out The Curvy Carrot for the full recipe.

Charred Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey Butter and Lime

This is a completely different spin on yams or sweet potatoes. Instead of sweet, try a spicy version that will leave all your guests asking for seconds. Mixing hot sauce with butter turns into a spicy, creamy spread that’s tasty on top of burnished sweet potato halves. Check out Bon Appétit Magazine for the full recipe.

BA’s Best Green Bean Casserole

This is a classic dish that is normally at everyone’s dinner table, but instead of using shallots or onions try French’s instead to elevate the dish and add a crunch. Check out Bon Appétit Magazine for the full recipe.


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Butternut Squash Baked Pasta

Bring an Italian dish into the festivities and try this butternut squash baked pasta recipe. This is a creamy baked pasta dish made for cheese lovers. Two ounces of Parmesan makes this dish legendary, and it can be made vegan if the cheese is substituted for vegan cheese. Check out Bon Appétit Magazine for the full recipe.

Ricotta-and-Fontina-Stuffed Shells with Fennel and Radicchio

This is a delicious stuffed shell dish that will leave you and your guests stuffed. The recipe gets its flavor from a mixture of ricotta and fontina cheeses and vegetables. Check out Food and Wine Magazine for the full recipe.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese

This recipe is for all the mac and cheese lovers at the Thanksgiving table. It combines cheese, butter, cream cheese and more to create a creamy concoction. Check out Delish for the full recipe.

Smoky Mac-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe changes the game for loaded baked potatoes. The ingredients are sweet and savory, and it will leave your guests reaching for seconds. Check out the Vegan Yack Attack blog for the full recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Waffles with Maple Cashew Sauce

Why not serve breakfast for dinner? This dish combines pumpkin spice and waffles, plus it subsitutes classic maple syrup for cashew sauce. Check out One Ingredient Chef for the full recipe.

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