Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes


Traditional American Thanksgiving is an interesting meal for vegetarians. On the one hand, obviously pride of place on most families’ tables is given to a big roasted turkey. On the other hand, just about everything else (mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, etc.) is typically vegetarian. So personally, when I’m having Thanksgiving at an omnivorous house, I’m pretty happy to just stuff myself on all those other goodies and try to save room for a slice or three of pumpkin pie.

If I’m making Thanksgiving at my own house though, I’m inclined to want to have an actual vegetarian entree. Here are a few from the archives that I think are festive and hearty enough to fit the bill:

Speaking of side dishes, it really isn’t against the law to have something besides your great Aunt Bitsy’s canned candied yams with orange juice and mini marshmallows. Here are some of my favorites:

I hope this list is helpful! If you need any more suggestions (soups? appetizers? dessert?) or ideas for combinations that will work well with other things you are serving, just add a comment below and I’d be happy to help you brainstorm.

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