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31 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

No turkey? No problem. Not when you have these easy 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 entrees 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

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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Wow your guests with this Ultimate Whole Roasted Cauliflower! Slathered in whipped feta and drizzled with herb sauce, this is a statement-making dish that's basically the equivalent to a vegetarian Thanksgiving turkey.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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With hearty kale as the base, this salad stores well (meaning you can prep it in advance and pull it out of the fridge right before you sit down to eat!)

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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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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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