Searching for the perfect main dish for that plant based feast? Here are 40 of my favorite vegetarian main dishes for Thanksgiving!
Being a vegetarian can be a little bit awkward on a holiday often referred to as Turkey Day.
Judging by all the "What do you eat on Thanksgiving?!" questions I get, a lot of people seem to think it's impossible to celebrate the holiday without a plateful of turkey. (Really, it is possible!)
And these beautiful and delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving entrees for prove just that!
Last year, I had a ton of people visiting my blog in the days leading up to Thanksgiving in search of advice on how to cook for their vegetarian guests. So I thought I'd make myself useful and put together a post with some crowd-pleasing vegetarian entrees for thanksgiving.
And if you're not necessarily vegetarian yourself, but you're cooking for a vegetarian this Thanksgiving, here are a few helpful tips!
Make Vegetarian-Friendly Sides
Most vegetarians are happy just eating sides on Thanksgiving. Seriously - the sides are the best part anyway. But make sure they're actually vegetarian! Stuffing cooked in a turkey or gravy made with drippings don't count.
Ask What Your Guest Will Eat
I know people who consider themselves vegetarians, but eat poultry and fish. Others don't eat meat, but will eat broth, gelatin, shortening, etc. Because so many people define vegetarianism in so many different ways, the best thing you can do is be clear on what your guest can and cannot eat before you make any meal plans.
Have Your Guest Bring a Dish
This is probably the easiest solution! These vegetarian entrees for thanksgiving will make that much easier. Personally, I always prefer to bring along a dish so I can be sure there is at least one dish I will enjoy!
While there are a few vegetarian faux turkey options out there, I much prefer a homemade main dish made with real ingredients. If my Savory Pumpkin Galette and Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings aren't your thing, here are 40 more vegetarian main dishes for Thanksgiving.
P.S. Don't miss our complete Vegan Thanksgiving Cookbook, for the ultimate plant based feast!
Nothing says Thanksgiving like hearty stuffed veggies! These stuffed veggie recipes are filling, delicious, and impressive enough to serve as a main dish.
Tarts, Quiches & Pot Pies
Pizzas & Flatbreads
Need a vegetarian main dish that the kids will go crazy for too? Try a Thanksgiving-worthy flatbread or pizza recipe!
Meatless Loaves & Wellingtons
Move over, meatloaf! These meatless loaves are packed with nutritious flavor and way better than the original ever was.
Casseroles & Pastas
Nothing says comfort food quite like a casserole or a hearty bowl of pasta. And Thanksgiving is the perfect time to indulge in your favorites!
Vegan Thanksgiving Cookbook!
If you're looking for even more vegetarian and vegan recipes for Thanksgiving - be sure to check out our complete Vegan Thanksgiving E-Cookbook!
It's packed with my favorite tried and true Thanksgiving recipes to make the holidays easy and delicious.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!