As a Thanksgiving dinner host, your top priority is generally to ensure that all of your guests have something to eat.
Since more and more people are adopting a plant-based, vegetarian diet, the task to accommodate them this holiday season may seem daunting. But never fear! We have compiled some of the best, most delightful recipes everyone can enjoy into this list of the top ten vegetarian thanksgiving dishes.
10. Sweet Potato Salad
This Arabian dish is a flavor explosion perfect for any holiday meal. Sweet potatoes are cooked and then mixed with olive oil, mashed garlic, onion, and ginger to create a sweet, savory combination sure to be the talk of the party.
9. Stuffed Mushrooms
This classic aperitif can be improved upon to make a filling vegetarian option for your guests. Bigger mushroom cups can fit more stuffing that is more satisfying, and can be filled with cheese, roasted root vegetables, greens, and even soy protein.
8. Roasted Butternut Squash
This simple gourd dish is a staple for Thanksgiving. Tossing the butternut squash in olive oil and spices before baking them in the oven at 400 degrees will yield a brown layer with a nice bite to it, with a smooth center.
You can take this to another level by making a vegetarian vegetable bake, and adding other favorite fall vegetables to your butternut squash base.
7. Pumpkin Potpie
Chicken potpie just took a healthier turn in this pumpkin potpie recipe. A basic mirepoix of celery, onions, and carrots blends perfectly with the roasted pumpkin, fresh thyme, and vegetable stock for a vegetarian spin on a homestyle classic. Topped with puff pastry, this dish will satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike.
6. Vegetarian Turkey Roll
Soy protein smoked to imbue it with turkey-like flavor is the key to making this vegetarian turkey roll a hit. The soy protein can then be filled with potatoes and other root vegetables for a stockier roll.
5. Vegetable Tart
Vegetable tarts offer a savory spin on the classic fruit tart recipe. While the standard tart is a custard-filled crust topped with sugared fruit, this appetizing tart is served hot, filled with light cheese, and topped with bright autumn vegetables.
When the cold weather comes, it is always soothing to have a hearty, hot bowl of soup to warm the spirit. Exchanging out the meat for bright watermelon radishes and root vegetables, and adding herbs like fennel and rosemary will lend an autumn flavor perfect for Thanksgiving.
3. Shepherd’s Pie
Lentils and vegetables instead of ground meat is what takes this delicious vegetarian shepherd’s pie recipe to the next level. Sprinkle manchego cheese on top before baking for added richness.
2. Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli
Making pasta at home is much easier than people expect; the filling is one thing you have to worry about in this recipe. Saute pumpkin, chive, and garlic then blend to fold into ravioli pasta. Toss ravioli in boiling water for a minute or two and top with sage brown butter for a showstopper of a dish.
1. Autumn Vegetarian Loaf
Seitan is a corn-based vegetarian source known for its meat-like crumbly texture. Mix seitan with leeks, sage, and breadcrumbs and press the mixture into a baking dish. After baking your vegetarian loaf, pepper the meatloaf with toasted pumpkin seeds and fresh parsley for garnish.
Unfortunately, many vegetarian family members are left with a plate of mashed potatoes or a salad to eat during the holidays while everyone else gets to enjoy the traditional smorgasbord. Let everyone leave your table full and happy instead by creating some of these delectable recipes for guests.You’ll be sure to wow them with anything off this list of the top ten vegetarian thanksgiving dishes.
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Lauren DeJesus-Glasgow