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.
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