Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

A mix of long loved favorites and new seasonal recipes we're enjoying, these vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes are sure to be a hit at your feast this fall, so click through and find the must-have for your celebration.

While the big bird might take center stage at most Thanksgiving feasts, there's no shot of it surpassing these scrumptious veggie sides. In fact, some of our vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes are so hearty, you won't even miss the turkey if you decide to skip it completely!


  • Creamy risotto is always welcome on cold fall days, but this particular pumpkin risotto recipe belongs on your Thanksgiving table! Filled with seasonal flavors that'll entice even the pickiest eater, it's a hearty, warm and comforting vegetarian dish we're dying to try again.

  • A mix of mushrooms is what makes this next vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe a must try! You can make the stuffing as directed if you plan to stuff the bird with it, but if serving as a vegetarian side dish, just replace the chicken broth with vegetable stock.

  • Low-cal doesn't come to mind when you think creamed spinach, but this recipe cuts the fat to give you a skinny vegetarian side dish that's still creamy, delicious and satisfying.

  • While apples may dominate during the early fall, the later days of the season are all about pears - at least in our homes! Though you may typically have pears in your dessert recipes, this galette is a rustic side dish that's easy to make, but goes a long way when you're trying to impress.

  • We've yet to experience a Thanksgiving dinner without mashed potatoes. This year though, we're getting sneaky to cut calories. Just as creamy and delicious, our mashed potatoes are chock full of veggies, but you wouldn't know it!

  • Loaded with lots of flavors and ingredients, this vegetarian Thanksgiving casserole recipe will fill you up quicker than you think! Customize it to fit whatever your favorite mix of veggies happens to be - the prep on this dish is incredibly simple.

  • What's Thanksgiving without pie, right? While you may expect it at dessert, we're serving up a savory vegetable pie for dinner. This dish is always a hit with guests and even the kiddies in our household won't turn the green slice down despite their anti-spinach claims.

  • Rice is another popular Thanksgiving side dish, but we treat ours similar to stuffing. Loaded with chopped vegetables and given a hearty dose of other seasonal herbs, it's a savory vegetarian side that always tastes best at Thanksgiving.

  • Do you have a love/hate relationship with beets? Until recently, I was on that latter part of the spectrum, but after giving this recipe a whirl, I'm now a fan. Using just a few ingredients, this vegetarian side recipe enhances the natural sweetness of the beets and turns it into a dish that's both gorgeous in hue and totally delicious in taste.

  • Finally, we're dressing up baby carrots a vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe few would say no to. Glazed in fresh orange, brown sugar and seasonal flavors like nutmeg and cinnamon, they're the perfect compliment to the more savory sides you'll have on the menu.

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