Thanksgiving for vegetarians can often be a depressing experience, filled with canned cranberry sauce and Tofurky. Whether you’re a lifelong vegetarian, or are just trying to eat healthier these holidays, you definitely won’t be missing the meat with these incredible substitutes. Say goodbye to Tofurky, and hello to a world of creamy Autumn flavor that will have the family begging for leftovers.
Vegan Pot Pies
Pot pies are so laden with calories – save indulging for other dishes, and make a vegan version of pot pies that is an equally flaky heaven. In less than an hour, their muffin tin masterpieces make for no-mess leftovers, but they’ll probably all be eaten up by the end of the night.
Best Vegan Stuffing Ever
There are so many version of vegan stuffings, and this soul-warming version is definitely the best, and will even fool the heartiest meat-eaters.
French Onion Tart
Forget heavy French Onion soup weighing you down – this vegetarian version is served in a flavorful tart version instead with perfectly caramelized onions and sherry vinegar.
Vegan Bacon And Apple-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Yes, you can use vegan meat for thanksgiving that isn’t a disgusting Tofurky. This smoky vegetarian bacon and apple stuffed sweet potato dish is the side you’ve been waiting for – pecans and vegan cream cheese make it irresistible.
This meatloaf has so much more depth than a boring carnivorous meatloaf. Multi-layered with sweet potato, beans, spicy mustard, carrots and more, this meatloaf is crazy addictive.
Chipotle Lime Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
You won’t miss meat at all with this lime-infused grilled cauliflower recipe. Doused in chipotle powder, paprika, and cilantro, the cauliflower soaks up all this glory and tastes divine.
Roasted Vegetable Galette
Roasted vegetables, if they’re done the right way, can be way more exciting than turkey, especially with tangy goat cheese. Throw it in a crusty galette, and you have the tastiest leftovers for days.
Butternut Squash Alfredo Baked Shells
To hell with baked ziti – the butternut squash Alfredo baked shell dish is so creamy, without needing to be smothered in cheese. A no-guilt, incredibly buttery dish.
Mushroom & Kale Stuffed Squash
Personal stuffed squashes are the most picturesque way to achieve a Pinterest Thannksgiving, without slaving away for hours. Mushroom gives the dish a meaty flavor, and kale adds another earthy flavor, packing in some antioxidants.
Roasted Cauliflower & Manchego Hand Pies
Two unlikely ingredients marry in this unusual take on a pot pie. This easy-to-eat hand pies are a great side dish to take along to a family get-together.
Pear, Shallot & Delicata Squash Soup
We’ve all heard of the standard stuffed squash, but blending it with a garden of pear and shallot will result in a soup that is incomparable. Add a drizzle of maple syrup for a seasonal sweet and savory treat.
Wild Rice, Farro, & Tangerine Salad
Tangerines add a burst of light fruitiness, the flavor of the wild rice is balanced in a delicate and innovative dish.
Creamed Kale Gratin
Sure, you can prepare kale healthy, and it has a notorious reputation with meat-eaters. But if you douse it in butter and heavy cream, there’s no limit to how scrumptious it can be.
Roasted Parsnip Bread Pudding
Savory bread pudding is a delicious alternative to a meaty stuffing. It’s an earthy combo of brioche, thyme, and grated cheese.
Broccoli & Goat Cheese Souffle
Take up the classic childhood snack of broccoli and cheese sauce with this elegant and grown-up soufflé that has an amazing goat cheese flavor but a super light texture.