A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu
I hope you’ve enjoyed the week of Thanksgiving posts that I put together with Rikki! I’ve gotten so used to working on my own as a blogger that it’s nice to collaborate with someone else once in a while and see my food through another photographer’s eyes (or camera lens). And Rikki isn’t just an amazing photographer, but she’s also a great friend and mentor who totally gets my food, so I can’t imagine working with anyone else. I’m totally thrilled with how all of her photos turned out in these vegetarian recipes for thanksgiving main course!

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu
Here’s our complete menu with vegetarian recipes for thanksgiving main course:

Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings // Roasted acorn squash rings stuffed with quinoa, apples, cranberries, sage, and cheddar. A main dish for vegetarians that also works as a side dish for everyone else!

Whipped Sweet Potatoes Whipped Sweet Potatoes // Vanilla-scented sweet potatoes lightly sweetened with maple syrup and topped with candied pecans. The perfect alternative to the typical marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole.

Rosemary Roasted Carrots Rosemary Roasted Carrots // Heirloom carrots make this simple Thanksgiving side dish a showstopper.

Green Beans & Caramelized Shallots Green Beans & Caramelized Shallots // Tender roasted green beans are topped with caramelized shallots.

Wild Mushroom Gravy Wild Mushroom Gravy // Don’t forget the gravy! This Wild Mushroom Gravy is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite mashed potato recipe.

French Bread Stuffing with Swiss Chard & Caramelized Red Onions French Bread Stuffing with Swiss Chard & Caramelized Red Onions // This is my favorite recipe from our Thanksgiving line-up. I’m usually not a big stuffing fan, but adding veggies and cheese to it makes it so much more flavorful.

Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce // The secret ingredient in this cranberry sauce is ginger ale! Don’t be too intimidated to make your own cranberry sauce–it couldn’t be easier.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise // Make the creme anglaise a day in advance and let the bread pudding cook while you eat dinner and this dessert is completely stress-free. And since it’s made in the slow cooker, it frees up space in the oven too!

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu
I hope through my recipes and Rikki’s stunning photography, we’ve been able to show you that a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be about sacrifice or bland food or sad meat substitutes. As I like to say, when the food you’re eating is good, you focus on what’s on your plate, not what’s missing from it! Thanksgiving is about gratitude, family, and friends–not turkey.

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu
I won’t be posting any new recipes next week, but I will be putting together a round-up of other vegetarian main dishes for Thanksgiving on Monday and I’ll be back with What I Ate This Week on Friday. I’m taking some time off next week, so if I’m a little slow with emails or comment replies, that’s why.


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  1. says

    So what time is dinner?! I just realized I missed some of the ones that were on Rikki’s blog so I have to check them out – I’m on deck for the sweet potato casserole. I might get killed if it doesn’t have mini marshmallows so I might have to do 2 versions!

  2. says

    I missed all your Thanksgiving posts while I was away last week, so it’s nice to catch up on them with this post – and to see them all together on one plate! Looks like an amazing and filling vegetarian meal that I would be very grateful to eat on Thanksgiving! Hope you have a nice holiday 🙂

  3. says

    I seriously wish Canadian thanksgiving was behind your thanksgiving. It’s awesome that we have a huge family so we end up eating turkey dinner quite frequently. I gotta try out some of these dishes next time we do that 😀

  4. says

    This looks amazing! We had two Friendsgiving parties in the last two weeks, and our resident vegetarian was so pleased that the only item on the menu she couldn’t eat was the turkey. I’ll have to try some of these next year, especially the gravy!

    • Kiersten says

      I’m so glad they turned out well! I kind of worried that people would make things and they wouldn’t turn out and I’d wake up to angry emails on Friday morning. 😉 Which is why I obsessively tested these recipes multiple times before posting them!

  5. Tori says

    I just recently stumbled across your blog & your recipes are amazing! I made your baby roasted carrots & the acorn squash with quinoa for our family Thanksgiving dinner and they were a hit! Even among the carnivorous men!

    • Kiersten says

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear the Thanksgiving recipes worked out well. If the meat eaters will eat them without complaint, that’s definitely a good thing! 😀

  6. says

    Wow! That looks sensational! I’ve just decided to go back to being vegetarian after a few years off, this time I have to feed two tofu hating children, too Your recipes look like just what I need, can’t wait to try that mushroom gravy.

    • Kiersten says

      Ha! Well, there are definitely a lot of options out there besides tofu, which is a good thing because I’m a little bit picky about it myself–I’m sure they will do just fine! 😀

  7. Mahara says

    The Thanksgiving recipes look absolutely delicious. I am planning on making this menu for Christmas dinner (with a few adjustments as I can’t tolerate gluten or lactose)!
    I just had trouble opening recipes for the French bread stuffing and the Green beans with caramelized shallots. I saw them listed but it would just go back to the article not the recipe.
    Thanks so much!

    • Kiersten says

      I just checked the links and they’re working for me, so I’m not sure what was happening on your end! If you follow the links and scroll down, the recipes are in the post.

  8. Jessica says

    I made several of these recipes for my Christmas dinner party and they came out wonderfully! I made the green beans with shallots, mushroom gravy (over purple mashed potatoes), the mashed sweet potatoes and the cranberry sauce. The cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes were my favorites! Amazing, thank you so much for the recipes!!

  9. Marcy Gregory says

    Ill be preparing my first vegetarian Thanksgiving, and I’d like to prepare this menu! I could only find two of the recipes from this 11/16/12 meal, the quinoa stuffed acorn squash and the wild mushroom gravy. Would you kindly forward me the link to the rest of the recipes from this divine looking menu?

    Thank you in advance, I hope!


  10. Anne says

    It turns out I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving this year (gulp!). I want to make everything in this menu!!! But… cooking this number of dishes for a crowd of in-laws who are meat-eaters is making me so nervous!! I could really use a 3-day plan for this menu. Any chance you could throw one together?? Thanks!!

  11. rosie says

    I have been a vegetarian for seven years and thanksgiving has always been a struggle for me. I can’t wait to still be able to savor that rosemary flavor. And gravy! I loved gravy! Man oh man. You guys do know how to create a good looking vegetarian dinner. Thanks for all the effort guys. It paid off.

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