Whether you’re looking for a light side dish or a traditional comfort food casseroles, you’re sure to find a vegetarian-friendly Thanksgiving recipe here.
“What can vegetarians eat at Thanksgiving?” I’ve been asked this question by friends and relatives several times over the years. Thankfully most traditional Thanksgiving recipes are vegetarian-friendly with a few simple swaps.
Casseroles are often made with chicken broth and gravies with beef broth. These can easily be swapped with vegetable broth. I’m also sharing a few vegan friendly recipes for those looking for dairy and egg free options.
What about the main dish?
Panko breaded tofu makes a great Thanksgiving main. You can also buy a Tofurkey roast if you’re looking for a quick (but really delicious) main. Of course, a sides only Thanksgiving is always a great option.
Downsizing Thanksgiving this year?
Thanksgiving may look at little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on a delicious meal. If you’re planning to have a smaller gathering, consider cutting recipes in half. You can also freeze most leftovers for later.
I like to assemble a few sides together and freeze them in containers to have an easy freezer meal on hand when things get hectic in December.
I included a few less traditional recipes like pasta bakes and lentil casserole that are great options if you’re planning on a smaller meal this year.
Whether you’re just looking for a side to bring to a small gathering or you’re planning the whole day, there’s sure to be a recipe in this list to please everyone.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Mains
Tofurkey and lentil loafs are always a good choice, but I have you covered if you're looking for something a little different this year.
Choose from light veggie-focused sides to comfort food classics like green bean casserole. Vegetarian and vegan recipes included.
Bread & Rolls
Choose from yeast rolls, quick bread or cornbread to complete your Thanksgiving spread.
You can make one of these dips or finger foods a day in advance to put out while the Thanksgiving meal is cooking.
Make a batch of cookies or brownies a day in advance to have on hand after the main meal.