The first thing that usually comes to mind when you think about Thanksgiving is turkey, but there are so many classic Thanksgiving recipes that are naturally vegetarian or can easily be made vegetarian. So I’ve compiled some of my favorite vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes below to make it easy to find these delicious recipes all in one place. That way everyone can have something delicious to eat on Thanksgiving, vegetarian or not!
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes
Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash
This stunning Stuffed Acorn Squash is a show-stopping vegetarian main dish and can easily be made vegan with one simple ingredient swap.
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
It’s hearty, cozy, and has all those fall flavors. This Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect stand-in for your main dish on Thanksgiving. P.S. As long as you use vegan mashed potatoes to top your pie, the whole dish will be vegan-friendly!
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a super easy Thanksgiving side dish and a great way to add a little green to that holiday plate.
Honey Balsamic Glazed Carrots
Roasting carrots deepens their flavor and makes them extra cozy for fall. Add a simple honey balsamic glaze and you’ve got a side dish impressive enough for Thanksgiving!
The Best Green Bean Casserole (no canned soup)
I’m CRAZY for this super creamy Green Bean Casserole that is made 100% from scratch with NO canned or condensed soups. You’ll be able to taste the difference, promise. ;)
Homemade Mac and Cheese
The Thanksgiving table wouldn’t be complete without an American classic like Macaroni and Cheese. And our Macaroni and Cheese is one of the creamiest around!
Classic Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Homemade cranberry sauce is probably the easiest dish to prepare on a Thanksgiving table and it also happens to be vegetarian and vegan! 🙌
Stuffing (or “dressing” if you’re in the south) is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. And it doesn’t have to be cooked in the bird to make it spectacular! This Vegetarian Stuffing with knock your socks of with all of its flavor, color, and texture.
Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a must on Thanksgiving because you’ve got to have something to soak up all that gravy! These garlic herb mashed potatoes are extra flavorful so that every bite counts.
Mushroom Herb Gravy
This Mushroom Herb Gravy comes together in minutes and there are no Turkey drippings required! It’s rich, smooth, and perfect for drizzling over your entire Thanksgiving plate.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans
If you’re looking for a vegetarian-friendly alternative to the sweet marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole, you’ve got to try these Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes!
Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
Cozy comfort food dishes abound on Thanksgiving day, so this Broccoli Cheddar Casserole is right at home! Rich, cheesy, and carby, this casserole never disappoints.
Wild Rice Pilaf
If you want to inject a little more color and texture to your Thanksgiving plate, make this Wild Rice Pilaf. It’s chock-full of vegetables, nuts, herbs, and even a little fruit.
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Root vegetables are plentiful in the Fall, so take advantage and make this gorgeous medley of balsamic roasted vegetables for your Thanksgiving spread!
Maple Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
If you want to do a little something different from regular mashed potatoes, try these Maple Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes! They’re sweet, rich, nutty, and absolutely divine.
Bread Recipes for Thanksgiving
Easy Homemade Cornbread Recipe
Cornbread is the perfect sweet and rich side to all of your Thanksgiving goodies, and you can bake it up in a baking dish or in a muffin tin for easy single-serving portions.
Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls
If you love the soft sweetness of Hawaiian rolls or brioche, you’ll love these Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls. The rich molasses flavor gives them a cozy fall vibe, perfect for Thanksgiving.
Rosemary Pepper Drop Biscuits
If you just want something as simple as possible for bread on Thanksgiving, look to drop biscuits! There’s no kneading, no shaping, and no rising! Just mix, scoop, and bake.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Desserts
Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie
It’s just not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie! And this one is just a little extra special with the addition of brown butter and a splash of maple syrup.
Mini Dark Chocolate Pecan Pies
These cute little mini pecan pies are the perfect single-serving portion when you have a lot of guests!
Streuseled Sweet Potatoes
If you don’t want to make a whole pie, these streuseled sweet potatoes will give you all the sweet dessert vibes you need with half the effort.
Apple pie is the quintessential fall dessert and is the perfect companion to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. This classic apple pie recipe is top notch!