PART OF Thanksgiving

34 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes That Any Guest Would Love

Turkey needn’t be the star of every Thanksgiving meal. We have delicious vegetarian recipes for a deliciously meat-free holiday celebration.

Really Good Vegetarian Meatloaf (Really!)

"I have made this about five times now. Every time it's happily eaten by vegetarians and carnivores alike."


Roasted Root Vegetables

"Roasting this way is the only way! Brings out the sweetness. I used carrots, sweet potatoes and turnips."

-Maryland Jim

Mixed Vegetable Casserole

"A wonderfully versatile and delicious recipe that makes including plenty of vegetables in one's diet all the easier; and enables one to add into it any other vegetables that are in abundance or needing to be used up."

-bluemoon downunder

Harvest Pumpkin-Apple Bread

"Yum! Easy and delicious. It stays moist for days! I made muffins instead and it took about 30 minutes to bake."

-Steph KP

Special Green Bean Casserole

"A wonderful dish! The recipe was easy and it was an elegant side-dish for our dinner. I especially liked the sour cream and Swiss flavors. I will be making this dish again."

-Miss Annie

Sautéed Baby Spinach & Garlic

"This is a simple, no-fuss way to make spinach that is quick, tasty and brings out the best in the vegetable. Not boiled to death. Not excessively greasy. Tasty and retains some crispness with great flavor."


Sweet Potato Fries

"Absolutely delightful! My boys (ages four and one), husband and neighbors all loved them! We cut them thin and they came out perfectly! Really, they were delicious."


My No-Roll Pie Crust

"This is a perfect crust for people who don't like to make them. There is almost no possibility of messing it up. It is actually quiet nice as a "pot pie" crust. It isn't too sweet. This crust is great for pies and pot pies."


Roasted Rosemary Potatoes with Garlic

"Quick prep time, easy and tasty make give it five stars. With two boys I need all of the potato recipes I can find (bottomless pits) and this one has plenty of flavor without adding butter so the wife and I like these to."


French Green Beans With Garlic & Almonds

"This is so delicious, even without almonds! Have made it about three times now and it makes a great side dish. Very good and highly recommended! It's the only way I make French green beans!"


"How I got my family to eat spinach" Spinach Casserole

"Loved this so much! Just scrumptious! Used extra-sharp cheddar. Next time I'll make crumbs of croutons with kitchen hammer and spread. Best ever!"

-Colleen F

The Best Pan-Fried Tofu

"These were very good. On half, I used olive oil and seasoned them with a sprinkle of sugar and seasoned salt. On the other half, I seasoned them with a nutritional yeast coating. Both fried up very crispy."


Hello Dollies

"Very good! I have tried so many cookie recipes this season and this one was true to the recipe. It came out perfect!"

-Cheri Lee

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

"This was fabulously tasty and easy! I used fresh green beans and that seemed to make a real difference! The combination of butter, sugar, basil and garlic is quite outstanding, and perfect for tomatoes and beans—it's really exceptional!"


Sautéed Swiss Chard

"I looked through all the recipes for Swiss chard on this site and picked this one. I am sure glad I did. We love it and will be using it a lot from now on. It's simple, easy to remember and the best chard I have ever eaten."


Roasted Green Beans

"Our family loves these. What a healthy, nice recipe!"


Quinoa-Stuffed Kabocha Squash

"Kabocha is an excellent source of beta carotene, iron, vitamins C and E, potassium and dietary fiber. It also contains the highest amount of cobalt among all the vegetables, which is essential to produce insulin, thus making kabocha diabetic-friendly."


Vegetarian Mushroom Shepherd's Pie

"This dish is an absolutely must-try for all of you vegans and vegetarians who sometimes miss the taste of meat."


Incredible No-Fail Pie Crust

"Great recipe! I am terrible with a rolling pin but this recipe patches well without adding more water. Also, it comes out of a pie pan clean as a whistle."


Cranberry Sauce

"This was the best tasting cranberry sauce I have ever tasted, a perfect blending of flavors and it tastes even better the next day."

-Lindas Kitch

Mini Pumpkin Pies

"I made these with a whole wheat flour pastry and they were lovely. Will make again—they are great for my packed lunch at work."

-the veggie plot

Tomato & Camembert Tart

"This is a very, very yummy quiche recipe! It is very easy to make, has such a great, crunchy crust with a mmmmm-lovely-tasting filling. We especially enjoyed the herb mix!"


Broccoli-Stuffed Vidalia Onions

"I love sweet onions, broccoli and cheese, so it's kind of hard not to love this recipe. This was easy to make and tastes delicious."


Easiest Creamed Spinach

"Wow! Awesome recipe! I made as-is. Garlic is the key (I used powdered); don't skimp on the garlic. So, so easy and great!"


Slow-Cooked Cinnamon Applesauce

"This is not only the best applesauce I've ever made, it's also the best applesauce I've ever eaten! Wonderful recipe, and so easy."


Low-Fat Cashew & Carrot Soup

"This is actually vegan! No animal-based ingredients! So great! Perfectly good for a vegan diet too, as the cashews provide protein. I like using onion tops rather than the onion bulbs. The taste is milder, and the green adds color to dishes."


Roasted Cauliflower & 16 Cloves of Roasted Garlic

"This is by far my favorite way to eat cauliflower, not a favorite veggie of mine, unless it's prepared this way! One full head of cauliflower will serve three of us. Plus, easy to throw in some chicken breasts after turning down the temperature and have your dinner ready at once."


Cauliflower Soufflé Bake

"Excellent dish. Made it last night and the entire family loved it—even my kids."


24k Carrots

"These are definitely delicious carrots and so simple to make. My 80-year-old dad looked at the plate and said: "CARROTS? YUCK!" I told him to just try 'em, and he did... He then requested seconds!"

-Sooz Cooks

Picadilly's Carrot Souffle

"This was such a great side dish. Normally I make sweet potato casserole, but I had a large bag of fresh extra sweet carrots. I had this before and it was good. My daughter said she could've eaten the entire bowl."

-Judy S

Upside-Down Potato & Onion Tart

"Not only does the taste of this scream out flavor, but the smell in my house while it was cooking had the neighbors inviting themselves to dinner. So good, can't wait to make it again."

-Bonnie G 2

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

"All I can say is that these are quick, easy and great-tasting."

-Doing it Right

Buttery Roasted Carrots

"I am not a fan of cooked carrots and have tried to like them many different ways. These carrots are simple and delicious! I added some salt at the end, as I add salt to everything."


Easy Vegetarian Gravy

"This is incredible. Better than any meat gravy I've ever had. I used Bragg Liquid Amino Acids instead of soy sauce and added a little fresh sage. Amazingly delicious!"