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31 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

No turkey? No problem. Not when you have these vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes to fill your table!

Collage of vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes

Being a vegetarian at the Thanksgiving table can be tricky, with everything containing a vegetable being classified as a side dish by default. But it’s about time we get some vegetarian main courses on the table (that don’t include a mystery tofurky).

Here are our favorite vegetarian recipes for serving at Thanksgiving, from the meatless main courses to hearty salads and soups!

  1. Mains
  2. Sides
  3. Salads
  4. Soups
  5. Got Leftovers?

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Courses

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner on a Sheet Pan

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner on a Sheet Pan

This full vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner has everything you want in an easy Thanksgiving meal, from the beautiful centerpiece to the cranberry sauce-topped melted brie bites!

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Easy Chickpea Pot Pie

Easy Chickpea Pot Pie

This Easy Chickpea Pot Pie is packed with a creamy vegetable filling and wrapped in a buttery crust (and best of all, you just need one pan to make it)! Your vegetarian dinner just got a lot less boring.

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Rainbow Veggie Tart

Rainbow Veggie Tart

Getting your serving of veggies is easy with this Rainbow Vegetable Tart. Delicious roasted veggies atop a ricotta parmesan base, wrapped in warm and flaky puff pastry.

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Butternut Beet and Ricotta Galette

Butternut Beet and Ricotta Galette

This Butternut Beet and Ricotta Savory Galette is layered with winter veggies and creamy cheeses, wrapped up in a flaky golden crust and sprinkled with rosemary.

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Low Carb Cauliflower Risotto

Low Carb Cauliflower Risotto

This Cauliflower Risotto recipe is a low carb, keto-friendly twist on traditional risotto. Creamy and cheesy without all the carbs!

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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Gnocchi

This Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Gnocchi is an autumn-inspired take on gnocchi. Fluffy, tender, and melt in your mouth with a creamy sage sauce.

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Ultimate Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Ultimate Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Wow your guests with this Ultimate Whole Roasted Cauliflower! Slathered in whipped feta and drizzled with herb sauce, this is a statement-making dish I think you’re really going to love.

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Easy Mushroom Risotto

Easy Mushroom Risotto

For a dinner that breaks from your usual routine while also being a flavorful classic, give this Easy Mushroom Risotto a try! Packed with wild mushrooms, wine, and cheese…what more could you want from a dinner?

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Savory Apple Tart with Flaky Phyllo Crust

Savory Apple Tart with Flaky Phyllo Crust

This Savory Apple Tart is an easy, flavorful dish with potatoes, beets, and apples on top of creamy whipped feta in a flaky phyllo crust. It’s sweet, it’s savory, and it’s calling your name.

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides

How to Air Fry Any Vegetable

How to Air Fry Any Vegetable

Your ultimate guide to air fryer vegetables! How to air fry virtually any vegetable into perfectly cooked, healthy deliciousness.

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Brown Butter and Sage Fluffy Mashed Cauliflower

Brown Butter and Sage Fluffy Mashed Cauliflower

This Brown Butter and Sage Fluffy Mashed Cauliflower recipe turns healthy cauliflower into the best  ever cauliflower mashed potatoes. Can you guess the secret?

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Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes

Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes

Smashed Sweet Potato with Roasted Grapes are the perfect, quick dinner for all appetites. Crispy yet soft, savory, sweet, cheesy, herby, and fun! 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Garlic, and Grapes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Garlic, and Grapes

These roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic and garlic are tossed together with grapes and feta cheese, making each bite an explosion of flavor!

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3 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dishes

3 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Whipping up not 1, not 2, but 3 slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes! Creamy corn, parmesan Brussels sprouts, and brown sugar sweet potatoes all stuffed into the same slow cooker and ready in 3 hours.

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Slow Cooker Carrots with Garlic and Balsamic

Slow Cooker Carrots with Garlic and Balsamic

With just five ingredients and two simple steps, these Slow Cooker Carrots are a seriously easy side dish recipe for tonight (plus they’re infused with garlic and balsamic…helllooo flavor-town).

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

A healthy twist on a classic Thanksgiving staple…Vegan Green Bean Casserole with crispy panfried onions!

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue

This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. Crunchy pecan crumble, fluffy toasted meringue, and creamy sweet potato!

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1 Pan Roasted Brocoli

1 Pan Roasted Brocoli

Looking for an easy vegetable side dish that you’ll actually look forward to? This roasted broccoli with lemon and goat cheese is so addictive (and only requires 5 minutes of hands-on time!)

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1-2-3 Cheese Board

1-2-3 Cheese Board

Your guide to the ultimate vegetarian cheese board. From the crunchies to the savories and everything in between, it’s really as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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Savory Roasted Cranberry Salsa with Pomegranate

Savory Roasted Cranberry Salsa with Pomegranate

This Savory Roasted Cranberry Salsa with Pomegranate is a zingy hybrid of cranberry sauce and salsa. Serve it over a mound of cream cheese and bring it along to holiday get-togethers.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Vegan Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Vegan Bacon

These caramelized oven roasted Brussels sprouts are cooked with smoky vegan bacon (made with mushrooms), making for a delicious dinner side dish that everyone is going to love.

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Salads

Fall Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Fall Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This simple fall salad packs in the tastiest ingredients of the season and is drizzled with a creamy pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette!

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing

This Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad recipe is a chop it and toss it kind of dish, with sliced apples, dried cranberries, riced cauliflower, and shaved fresh Brussels sprouts. It’s all tied together with the most creamy honey mustard dressing, and ready in under 15 minutes!

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Chickpea Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Chickpea Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing

In need of a quick side dish recipe that’s filling and delicious? (I mean, how can you say no to that?) Here's a Chickpea Corn Salad that’s bursting with veggies and herbs, and tied together with a spiced Greek yogurt dressing.

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Soups

Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it’s vegan!)

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Slow Cooker Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This Slow Cooker Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is a hands-off and delicious soup for cold fall or winter days (bonus: it makes your house smell amazing!)

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Easy Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Popcorn Crunch

Easy Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Popcorn Crunch

This easy pumpkin soup is topped with parmesan crisps and lightly salted popcorn, transforming simple soup into a fun and memorable dinner for holiday get-togethers.

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Pumpkin Soup with Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

Pumpkin Soup with Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

This pumpkin soup is topped with smoky roasted chickpeas and fresh thyme, making it the ultimate cozy autumn recipe for busy weeknights.

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Vegan Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowls

Vegan Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowls

These Vegan Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowls take all of your delicious vegan Thanksgiving leftovers and transform them into a delicious one bowl meal! Pack it with plant-based chickpea power, or substitute in leftover turkey for a comforting meal that’s ready in no time.

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Spinach and Mashed Potato Croquettes

Spinach and Mashed Potato Croquettes

These Spinach and Mashed Potato Croquettes are a perfect and delicious way to use up your leftover mashed potatoes during the busy holiday season!

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