Thanksgiving is almost upon us! But how do you celebrate Turkey Day if you’re vegetarian? Stuff your face with these delicious meatless recipes even meat-eater family friends are sure to love! Consider your search for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes at an end.
Herbed Wild Rice and Quinoa Stuffing
For a great meatless stuffing that still packs some protein and great fall flavors, check out this stuffing. Wild rice and quinoa, plus pecans, cranberries, apples and a good dose of savory spices make for a satisfying dish. Plus, it also meets the needs of your gluten-free guests or table-mates. Get the full recipe from Kitchen Treaty.
Sourdough Stuffing with Mushrooms, Apples and Sage
Not willing to give up the bread in your stuffing? Try out this option made with sourdough. Mushrooms provide heartiness while apple give an interesting crispness. Get the recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.
Winter Vegetable Medley with Paella Style Orzo
From early fall to the last bitter days before you know spring is on its way, this recipe is a staple for me. I change up the original a little bit in a way that I think would make it a great one-pot dish for Thanksgiving. It calls for saffron, but for a more convenient and affordable dish, I skip it and up the Italian seasonings, like oregano and basil. A quality Italian blend works perfectly, and I sometimes add a bit of paprika and turmeric for color and complexity. Your seasoning gets mixed in with your broth, so it’s easy to taste and adjust. Head to Vegetarian Times for the recipe.
Butternut and Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Lasagna
Lasagna for Thanksgiving? You bet! With squash and sweet potato, it gives the classic Italian dish a fall-harvest twist for a satisfying main course. Caramelized shallots, sage and other fall seasonings and creamy mascarpone create a well-rounded dish. This recipe comes from Jessica at How Sweet It Is.
Savory Vegetable Bread Pudding
Time for more vegetables and bread! This recipe takes bread pudding and gives it a savory twist with a variety of vegetables and flavorful Gruyere cheese. And with milk and eggs, everything gets creamy and delicious! Get the recipe from Taste Love and Nourish.
Sweet Potato and Kale Frittata with Goat Cheese
You’ve gotta try this frittata! My boyfriend, while vegetarian like me, isn’t typically a big fan of quiche or frittata. But this recipe easily made it onto his “make again” list. Sweet potato gives just the right amount of sweetness. Flavor in the eggs comes from Dijon mustard and a touch of apple cider vinegar, but I also added some thyme. And while the recipe calls for kale, other dark leafy greens work. I made mine with Swiss chard since I had some on hand. A nice sprinkling of crumbled goat cheese on top adds the perfect savory tang.
If you don’t have a nonstick, oven-proof skillet like the recipe recommends, you can cook up the veggies in any pan, then put them into a pie dish and pour the uncooked eggs on stop. Just be sure to use cooking spray, and you’ll have to increase the baking time.
This is another recipe from Vegetarian Times and I highly recommend it!
Before you go, I also found a vegetarian-friendly gravy recipe from Kitchen Treaty! No need to have naked mashed potatoes!
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