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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes For The Perfect Meat-Free Feast

Proof that the bird is not necessary.

Thanksgiving often feels like it’s focused around the turkey, what with all the talk about thawing and brining, but that leaves out vegetarians and vegans from enjoying the feast, which is contrary to the very spirit of the holiday. Luckily, what Thanksgiving is really about is the side dishes, which are all vegetable centric. So really, making your Thanksgiving a meat-free one is a lot easier than you might think.

We put together a collection of vegetarian-friendly sides and some ideas for a main dish too, to replace the turkey. These dishes would satisfy even the most die-hard turkey fan.

Nutty Wild Rice And Shredded Brussels Sprout Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Half Baked Harvest
Butternut Squash Galette With Balsamic Onions And Ricotta
Naturally Ella
Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin With Roasted Garlic
Naturally Ella
1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies
Minimalist Baker
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Brown Sugar And Pineapple Roasted Acorn Squash With Spiced Brown Butter
Half Baked Harvest
Lentil Walnut Loaf
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Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash And Kale Florentine Lasagna
Half Baked Harvest
Thanksgiving Root Vegetable Pie
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Brussels Sprouts Lasagna
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Spicy Roasted Squash With Feta And Herbs
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
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Stovetop Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese
Naturally Ella
Parmesan Crusted Butternut Galette
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Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Crumble
Pinch of Yum
Maple Roasted Harvest Vegetables
The Clever Carrot
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Parsnip And Thyme Galette
Naturally Ella
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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Polenta
Naturally Ella
Sweet Potato & Kale Grilled Cheese
Two Peas & Their Pod
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Twice Baked Butternut Squash
Recipe Runner
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower And Whipped Goat Cheese
James Ransom/Food52
Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie With Parsnip And Potato Mash
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Roasted Grape And Goat Cheese And Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
How Sweet It Is
Celery Root Mash With Dill Oil
A Cozy Kitchen
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Parsnip Gratin With Gruyere And Thyme
Feasting at Home
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French Onion Tart
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Whipped Rutabaga With Crispy Shallots
Nerds With Knives
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