Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Fall Harvest by adrian valenzuela (CC BY 2.0)

It’s almost here! Can you go hear the food calling? I’m talking about Thanksgiving of course. It’s the yummiest time of the year. Fall is in full flux, and it’s the time of year for pumpkin spice lattes, sweet potato pies and candied apples. This year I’ve got a few holiday classics cooked up for you as well some new favorites. Take a look at this year’s batch of vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes: Savory Starters

Vegetarian Recipe: Bread sticks
Bread Sticks by Didriks (CC BY 2.0)

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because there are so many delicious recipes that can be thrown together for it. There are going to be plenty of leftover pumpkins after Halloween. Don’t let them go to waste! Turn them into a tasty Thanksgiving treat with this Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seed recipe. These Black Pepper Breadsticks make a great addition to any meal or are perfect for snacking on all by themselves. Squash is another fruitful crop. There are so many cool squash recipes out there. One of my favorites is this Roasted Winter Squash and Onion Turnovers recipe. I could eat those anytime of year!

Vegetarian Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole by ImpromptuKitchen (CC BY 2.0)

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes: Mouthwatering Main Courses

This is the part that everyone looks forward to. Usually it’s the turkey recipes that get everyone excited, but in the spirit of going green I prefer to pig out on casserole. Sweet potatoes are in season during the fall and can be made into just about anything. Sweet Potato Casserole is foolproof when it comes to simple Thanksgiving recipes; this particular recipe sweetens things up by adding a pecan topping. Salad may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of main courses, but this Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad will be sure to fill you up.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes: Delectable Desserts

Vegetarian Recipe: Sorbet and Pie
Cranberry Sorbet with Pecan Bar by eekim (CC BY 2.0)

Ahhhh yes, dessert, my favorite part of any meal. I like recipes that allow your creativity to soar. This time around I’ve included a few upgraded recipes. Take this Chocolate Maple Pecan Pie recipe for example: The name says it all. It’s got something for everyone and will keep you coming back for more. What about those pumpkin spice lattes that we all love so much? Imagine that rich, decadent, creamy latte in the form of a cake! That’s right, now you can have your cake and eat it too! What goes great with cake and pie? Ice cream of course! Well I was thinking more along the lines of a Cranberry Sorbet, but close enough. This recipe combines the sweet taste of fall with the tart flavor of summer.

 What vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes are you most thankful for? Share them with me in the comments section below!