22 Recipes That Will Help Your Vegetarian Guests Enjoy Thanksgiving, Too

Thanksgiving may be a day to give thanks, but it is more widely celebrated as a day full of everyone’s favorite dishes.

And while most of your guests will eat themselves into a food coma with second and maybe even third helpings of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, some guests may not be able to experience food-induced nirvana because of dietary restrictions. Your vegetarian friends often end up getting stuck with piles of sides while their omnivorous counterparts chow down on main courses.

So why not go the extra mile to ensure everyone has a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving by cooking up some of these 22 meat-free dishes that are sure to make your vegetarian guests hungry for more?

1. Pumpkin ravioli make for a great, meat-free entree option.

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2. Doctoring up your Brussels sprouts with some cranberries will give both vegetarians and meat eaters a delectable side dish.

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3. Adding blue cheese and walnuts to mashed potatoes makes them feel less like a boring old side and more like an edible adventure.

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4. These baked sweet potatoes are whole and hearty, so while you cut into turkey, they can cut into something just as satisfying.

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5. Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like cranberries and squash. So why not pair the two together in one delicious dish with satisfying substance?

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6. This vegetable Wellington is as flavorful and filling as its beefy counterpart.

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7. This mushroom and potatoes au gratin dish looks so yummy, my mouth is watering already!

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8. Finally, a 100 percent vegetarian gravy recipe that is every bit as delicious as it looks!

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9. Replace the chicken with pumpkin and your pot pie recipe is guaranteed to be gobbled up.

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10. Creamy butternut squash risotto will make your vegetarian friends forget about missing out on the turkey.

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11. These eggplant stuffed mushrooms are appetizers everyone will love.

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12. This leftover veggie burger is the vegetarian dish your friends can enjoy long after Thanksgiving ends.

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13. Forget the pumpkin pie. A slice of sweet potato tart hits the tastebuds with a hint of sweet and savory deliciousness that no one will forget.

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14. Gnocch it out of the park with this tasty sweet potato gnocchi recipe.

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15. For an atypical Thanksgiving feast, why not try out pumpkin chili? This would be amazing over mashed potatoes!

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16. Combine all your vegetarian favorites together into one big Thanksgiving wrap.

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17. This simple pumpkin soup makes a perfect first course that’s vegetarian friendly!

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18. You might not think of quiche on Thanksgiving, but this cauliflower, mushroom, and goat cheese quiche will leave you speechless.

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19. Oatmeal is traditionally a breakfast food, but dress it with mushrooms, chickpeas, and a few greens to make a whole new savory side.

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20. This spinach quiche bakes sweet potatoes right into the crust.

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21. Stuffed shells might not be what you’re used to on Thanksgiving Day, but this butternut squash sauce is holiday appropriate!

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22. It may not be turkey, but this nut loaf recipe is sure to complement any Thanksgiving side.

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I’m not even a vegetarian and I’m so excited to make a bunch of these for my family’s feast! Are you a vegetarian who has trouble on Thanksgiving? Will you make any of these for yourself or your friends?

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