31 Easy Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

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

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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?
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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Courses

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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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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 that's basically the equivalent to a vegetarian Thanksgiving turkey.

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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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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fill up on Stuffed Acorn Squash, a Thanksgiving-approved feast made with wild rice, dried cranberries, granny smith apples, and loads of veggies. It’s the perfect dish to serve up if you’re looking for something unique and memorable!

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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

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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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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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

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

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Vegetable Bread Stuffing

Vegetable Bread Stuffing takes everything delicious about the Thanksgiving classic and turns it into vegan stuffing fit for any feast. It’s made using thick cubes of baked sourdough bread, so you know it’s going to be good!

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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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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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

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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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Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad

Satisfy sweet and savory cravings with this Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad made with hearty veggies, creamy feta, and fruity toppings alike!

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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

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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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

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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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

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

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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

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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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Quinoa Kale Salad

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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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

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Vegan Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowls

These VeganThanksgiving 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

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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