20 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Free of Meat, Not Flavor

Give thanks for a Thanksgiving meal everyone can enjoy!

vegetarian thanksgiving recipes
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Forget turkey! Vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes are just as delicious. From meatless main courses to vegetable sides that come together in the slow cooker, these vegetarian recipes will please everyone at the dinner table—meat-eaters included. Plus, take it one step further with these vegan Thanksgiving recipes free of all animal products.

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thanksgiving side dish
Brian Woodcock
Wild Rice-and-Cider-Cranberry Pilaf

Instead of chicken broth, this rice pilaf is prepared with apple cider.

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Brian Woodcock
Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

For most vegetarians, cheese is practically its own food group. Just make a big batch: This rich dip will be gone in minutes.

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Thanksgiving Cauliflower

Let the golden-brown veggie serve as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table.

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marinated mushroom and charred broccolini salad recipe
BRIAN WOODCOCK
Marinated Mushroom-and-Charred Broccolini Salad

Not only is this grilled Thanksgiving side dish vegetarian, but it's also vegan.

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Vegetarian Gravy Recipe

Believe it or not, this gorgeous gravy contains not one drop of butter, let alone turkey drippings.

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cauliflower vegetarian thanksgiving appetizer
Simply Delicious
Cauliflower Vegetarian Thanksgiving Appetizer

Now this is our kind of nugget.

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vegetarian thanksgiving tofurky
Meet the Shannons
Vegetarian Tofurkey Roast

Probably the most popular vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe—and for good reason!

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vegetarian thanksgiving gravy
Oh My Veggies
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Gravy

News flash: You don't need turkey drippings to make decadent gravy. Use butter instead (or a butter substitute if you're hosting a vegan Thanksgiving).

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It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken
Butternut Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dish

Packed with wild rice stuffing and bound in baker's twine, this butternut squash winks at the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

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vegetarian thanksgiving bread dip
Half Baked Harvest
Cranberry-Brie Pull-Apart Bread

Hold off hunger before the main event with this melty Thanksgiving appetizer.

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vegetarian thanksgiving main dish
The Kitchn
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Nut Loaf Dish

Not even the carnivorous will miss turkey when they take a bite of this vegetarian Thanksgiving main dish smothered in gravy (vegetarian, of course).

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Source
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Stuffing

This plentiful dressing starts with sourdough, and it's vegan to boot.

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vegetarian thanksgiving entree pot pie
The Cookie Writer
Roasted Mushroom Vegetarian Pot Pie

Here's another vegetarian Thanksgiving entree option that's just as hearty.

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vegetarian thanksgiving green beans
Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Vegetarian Green Beans

Vegetarians, rejoice! We found a green bean recipe without bacon!

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vegetarian pumpkin risotto
Platings & Pairings
Meatless Pumpkin Risotto

Creamy pumpkin pairs well with tangy goat cheese and sweet cranberries for a flavor profile that says "It's fall, y'all!"

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vegetarian thanksgiving stuffed squash
Love & Lemons
Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

You won't find any meat in this loaded side dish—but you will find quinoa, spinach, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and more.

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vegetarian thanksgiving slow cooker side dish
Damn Delicious
Vegetarian Slow Cooker Mushrooms

Enlist the help of your slow cooker for this savory vegetarian side dish.

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vegetarian pie crust
Rita Maas
Vegetarian Apple Cranberry Pie

Your grandma may have used lard in her pie crust, but this apple dessert recipe doesn't.

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vegetarian thanksgiving mashed potatoes
The Salty Marshmallow
Thanksgiving Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Meat may be off the table (literally), but dairy is still fair game. Amp up the classic side dish with cream cheese and butter.

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vegetarian thanksgiving soup
Minimalist Baker
Vegetable Thanksgiving Soup

Thwart tradition and throw together a soup instead—the warm, cozy dish always goes over well on a crisp fall day.

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