23 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes to Nourish and Inspire
I’ve rounded rounded up a collection of vegetarian Thanksgiving mains along with sides, desserts and adult beverages. From indulgent to healthy, celebrating a vegetarian Thanksgiving is nourishing and absolutely delicious! Look for vegan and gluten free recipes and options in many. Share an abundant holiday with these Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes.
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Butternut Squash Lasagna
Creamy, with fontina béchamel, warming and pure comfort food, Butternut Squash Lasagna makes a memorable vegetarian main for holidays, special occasions or just when you need a hearty serving of fall on a plate! This scrumptious vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving is vegetarian.
Mushroom Stuffed Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls
Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls are packed with mushrooms, lentils, and brown rice and simmered in a tomato sauce. They're perfectly suited as a vegetarian Thanksgiving main dish and are make ahead ready. This recipe is also vegan.
Warm, hearty, and comforting, this vegetarian Cottage Pie is relies on lentils, mushrooms, veggies and herbs for bulk and flavor. Perfect for a vegetarian Thanksgiving main, It feeds a small crowd and is a festive way to celebrate the harvest season or anytime a cozy meal is needed. This recipe is vegetarian, easily vegan and gluten free.
Black Eyed Pea Sweet Potato Cornbread Pot Pie
One of my favorites for a vegetarian Thanksgiving main dish! This cozy, one pot Black Eyed Pea and Cornbread Pot Pie is pure comfort food during the coldest parts of the year. This black eyed pea pie is simple to make, is freezer friendly and comes together in one pot! This recipe is vegetarian and easily dairy free.
Roasted Fennel, Mushroom and White Bean Brown Rice Gratin
Roasted fennel with creamy short grain brown rice, gruyere, mushrooms, onions and white beans is a hearty Thanksgiving vegetarian main. Topped with lemony dijon parmesan breadcrumbs, this Roasted Fennel Gratin is full of flavor and so satisfying. This recipe is vegetarian, easily gluten free with notes from makers who made it vegan.
Soft Sourdough Rolls
Roasted garlic, herby, cheesy, a combination or plain, these pull apart Sourdough Rolls are spiked with whole wheat and a bit of olive oil to make them oh so soft. They’re full of flavor, tender, customizable and easy to make, perfect for your holiday table. This recipe is vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pear with Thyme
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pear with Thyme is an easy and flavorful recipe that highlights Fall’s freshest ingredients. Cook Brussels sprouts and pears together in the oven for a simple vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving side dish.
Maple Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Kale and Wild Rice
Massaged kale with roasted delicata squash and wild rice is paired with maple dijon dressing, walnuts, and pomegranate to create a delicious, fall or winter, main or side salad. This delicata squash salad is make ahead ready too! This recipe is vegetarian or vegan and gluten free.
Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Kale
Flavor packed and texture rich with sneaky veggies, Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Kale comes together quick and is a creamy, flavorful and satisfying vegetarian Thanksgiving side. This recipe is vegetarian and is easily gluten free.
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
A healthy and fabulous Vegetarian and Vegan Green Bean Casserole is a make ahead ready side dish for your holiday table! Whip this dairy free casserole up in no time using a homemade cream of mushroom base, fresh green beans and sourdough bread crumbs! This recipe is easily gluten free.
Beet and Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Nourishing fall flavors come together in this simple yet flavor packed salad. With a snappy dressing, this Beet and Apple Salad is a delicious and beautiful way to round out your Thanksgiving menu. This recipe is vegetarian, easily vegan and gluten free.
Maple-Roasted Cardamom-Spiced Carrots and Apples
Serve warm as a side or chilled on a cheese plate, Maple-Roasted Cardamom-Spiced Carrots and Apples are slightly sweet, with just a hint of warming spices and herbs. Double the recipe to feed a small crowd. This holiday side is vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Citrus Quinoa Salad
Tangy, juicy, and texture rich, Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with a snappy Honey-Orange Dijon Vinaigrette is packed with citrus goodness! Full of flavor and gorgeous color, this Thanksgiving salad is vegetarian, easily vegan and gluten free.
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Made with just a touch of bourbon, molasses, and butter with the flakiest homemade pie dough is a favorite for the holidays. There's no corn syrup in this Bourbon Pecan Pie – but it tastes as fabulous, if not better than the traditional!
Apple Dumplings Stuffed With Brown Sugar Cranberry Butter
Share Apple Dumplings warm, right out of the oven with vanilla bean ice cream and/or your favorite caramel sauce. Make ahead for ultimate ease! This recipe is vegetarian or easily vegan.
Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Pies
For holiday baking and easy sharing, these Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Pies are simple to pull together. With a crispy, all the way around, pastry and creamy center, balanced spice and not too much sugar, these little mini pies are pure pumpkin bliss!
Cinnamon Apple Crisp Bars
Move over apple pie, these Apple Crisp Bars have a buttery shortbread cookie base, apple pie filling and a cinnamon streusel top! Share this easy apple bars recipe with vanilla bean ice cream and/or caramel sauce. This recipe is vegetarian, vegan adaptable and egg free.
Vegan Bourbon Pecan Pie
A holiday treat, this Vegan Bourbon Pecan Pie is dairy and egg free with a hint of molasses, maple and a taste of bourbon! Made with an easy coconut oil pastry, you're going to love how simple this Thanksgiving favorite is to pull together.
Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake with Chocolate Maple Drizzle
A tender moist crumb with a touch of chocolate, this Pumpkin Bundt Cake is a crowd pleaser! Brown sugar, applesauce, coconut oil and pumpkin combine for a super moist cake while a touch of chocolate, cinnamon and buttery pecans offers interest and a bit of crunch! This recipe is vegetarian and vegan.
Apple Pie - gluten free + vegan
Apple packed, lightly spiced and sweetened, this Apple Pie is gluten free and vegan, but you’d never know it. A tender-flakey coconut oil pastry with an easy cut out top crust makes this scrumptious pie simple to assemble and fun to share.
Cranberry-Orange Gin Smash
Smooth, tart and a bit of sweet, this cranberry juice cocktail is muddled with fresh cranberries for the brightest flavors. A hint of rosemary gives Cranberry-Orange Gin Smash just a bit of intrigue.
Sparkling Apple Bourbon Sangria
Make ahead apple sangria ready for your Autumn gatherings. Refreshing, festive and easy: Sparkling Apple Bourbon Sangria with a hint of ginger and cinnamon.
Bourbon Apple Cider Shrub Cocktails
An apple cider shrub cocktail or mocktail for fall! A shrub acts as an infused simple with a vinegary punch that mellows with resting. You’ll be rewarded for patience. Make ahead for best flavor!
thank you for all of these, they work well for me any day, well beyond Thanksgiving, really like the cottage pie recipe!
Katherine | Love In My Oven
I have a few friends that are vegetarian and this post is SO helpful for the next time I host them! Thanks Traci! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!
Hi Katherine! Thank you for your note. I hope you and your friends enjoy the recipes :D Sending my best to you and yours.