Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
Although I am no longer a vegan or vegetarian, I certainly remember how it felt to participate in meat-centered holiday meals with friends and family when I didn’t eat meat. When the standard Thanksgiving centerpiece dish is a turkey, planning a vegetarian Thanksgiving menu can be tough.
With the advent of meat substitutions and dishes such as Tofurky that are most certainly not part of a real food diet, it’s difficult to re-imagine Thanksgiving as a meatless feast. Instead of trying to replace turkey with fake meat products, it’s best to focus on the delicious dishes that are already meat-free. You’ll quickly forget that turkey even has a place in your Thanksgiving dinner as you incorporate traditional side dishes as the main course and introduce new dishes that will become a part of your family’s Thanksgiving tradition for decades to come!
It’s not impossible to have a real food vegetarian Thanksgiving if you plan ahead. In the end, a meatless Thanksgiving looks more like a collection of typical Thanksgiving side dishes. There is no single main dish like there is with a turkey, but there is no shortage of delicious, filling dishes to make your Thanksgiving tasty and comforting.
Real Food Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
Quinoa Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash Soup (use veggie broth as the base)
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe from My Favorite Real Food Bloggers
Roasted Sweet Potato Purée with Coconut, Orange & Ginger from And Here We Are
Roasted Pumpkin Soup from Raising Generation Nourished
Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Potatoes from The Provision Room
Complete Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menus
3 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menus from Gourmet
33 Vegetarian Main Dishes for Thanksgiving from Greatist
Holiday Side Dishes — Everything but the Turkey! from Organic Kitchen