13 Dishes for Feeding Vegetarians on Thanksgiving

November 18, 2014

At its best, Thanksgiving's bounty inspires gratitude; at its worst, vegetarian angst. Non-meat eaters, when faced with a table that could be confused with a turkey temple, often fixate on the meat. They scratch their heads and wonder, "What's in it for me?"

The answer: A lot. A whole lot. Vegetarians can eat creamy vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and a vegetarian gravy that's just as good -- even better -- than any made with meat or chicken stock. 

Even without the turkey, vegetarians have a lot to be thankful for. 

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Thanksgiving Root Vegetable Pie by Marian Bull


Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions by Katheryn's Kitchen 


Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cream for Dinner by Nicholas Day


White Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Leeks, and Gruyère by lagougerie


One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf by deensiebat


Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese by Merrill Stubbs


Alon Shaya's Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Whipped Goat Cheese by Genius Recipes


Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy by sticksnscones


French Onion Tart by Jennifer Perillo


Savory Galette by Marian Bull


Chard Gratin by Amanda Hesser


What We Call Stuffing: Challah, Mushroom, and Celery by MrsWheelbarrow



Leek, Lemon, and Feta Quiche by Allison Cay Parker


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Miles L. September 27, 2015
A lot of these dishes aren't vegan, but they're listed under that collection. Better tagging please.
Carol November 20, 2014
I make a Brazil nut and sherry stuffing, Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, and a mushroom pie. The pie is sauted mushrooms and onions with added creme fraiche put into puff pastry. Delicious. I've been a veggie for the past 31 years. If feeling really motivated I make a cashew mushroom loaf with a mushroom sherry gravy.