6 Tasty Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes to Add to Your Table

A meatless Thanksgiving menu can be done, and it can include more than just salads, dinner rolls, and desserts. This year, try out one of these vegetarian thanksgiving recipes.

Pumpkin Pot Pie.
Pumpkin Pot Pie.
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It’s easy to feel left out as a vegetarian on one of the meatiest holidays of the year. After all, turkey is a Thanksgiving cornerstone. But contrary to popular belief, a meatless Thanksgiving menu can be done–and it can include more than just salads, dinner rolls, and desserts. Here are few delectable and filling vegetarian dish recipes that even meat eaters will enjoy:

Pumpkin Pot Pie

Underneath Parmesan cheese-flavored crust lies a combination of roasted little sugar pumpkins, kale, white kidney beans, and a mirepoix of carrots, onions, and celery. This twist on the classic chicken pot pie is the perfect Thanksgiving option that is both healthy and hearty.

Vegetarian Stuffing

Stuffing has the potential to make or break a holiday meal, but you won’t need sausage, chicken, or turkey in order to make this meatless, herb-flavored stuffing a success.

Cauliflower Gratin

A versatile and nutritious vegetable like the cauliflower is known to be mild yet textured in taste. Topped with a browned crust made of breadcrumbs, spicy Parmesan, and nutty Gruyere, the Barefoot Contessa’s Cauliflower Gratin creation will have your Thanksgiving meal bursting with bold flavors.

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Who would’ve known that this sweet winter squash could complement cheddar and Parmigiano-Reggiano to make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish? Renowned Food Network chef and culinary personality, Rachael Ray, whips up this savory version of macaroni and cheese. When done right, it takes only 20 minutes to cook.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter takes a traditional Italian dish and transforms it into a Thanksgiving comfort food. Though fitting for those who are willing to put in the time to mix, roll, cut and shape potato dough, it’s an ideal vegetarian meal that can be made up to one month ahead if stored frozen in an airtight container.

Collard Greens with Fennel and Orange Butter

No Thanksgiving side-dish menu is complete without the collard greens. Take this staple Southern dish and add a little orange zest and fennel to give your collards a citrusy kick.

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