Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes /

It’s that time of year again – time for my annual non-turkey turkey day recipe roundup. Whether you’re a Thanksgiving traditionalist, an all side-dish-eater, or you have a family member that just turned vegetarian, here are a few of my favorite healthier holiday recipes that will hopefully spark a bit of inspiration.

Pictured above:
Fig & Feta Crostini
Carrot Soup (vegan & gf)
Kale & Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing (vegan)
Fennel Salad with Walnuts & Avocado (vegan & gf)
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (vegan & gf)

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes /

Pictured above:
Avocado & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash (Gluten Free, vegan optional)
Easy Vegan Apple Crisp (vegan)
Tart Cherry Grilled Cheese with Sage (or sub cranberries here)
Loaded Sweet Potato Avocado Toast (vegan)

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes /


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  1. caren yeo from

    im so hungry… so many vegetarian recipes! thank you so much

  2. Rebecca

    My mom and I just planned out our Thanksgiving menu – using mostly recipes from your site! So glad I found your blog. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and inspiration! From, a new fan in Austin 🙂

    • jeanine

      Hi Rebecca, that’s so great to hear! I hope you have a happy and delicious holiday 🙂

  3. Kelley from

    Is it wrong that I’m looking forward to leftovers? Yours look amazing… all those delicious veggies plus thick grilled or toasted bread.

    • jeanine

      Ha, nope, me too 🙂

  4. Tori from

    Yum! These are all such great additions to add to the holiday feast! I have some good friends that are vegetarian and I know they’d really any of these and so would everyone. The mushroom stuffing is really calling my name!

  5. That Kale & Mushroom Stuffing looks sooo hearty and comforting! I can’t get enough ole lately!

  6. That Kale & Mushroom Stuffing looks sooo hearty and comforting! I can’t get enough ole lately!

  7. Heather Hicks

    This is the whole meal! Love it, I will try do incorporate some of these into our meal. We do have a lot of family that likes a more traditional meal. But maybe I can sneak some of these things in. We are really trying to get off all processed foods, reading Ditching the Drive Thru by J Natalie Winch in which she discusses the best foods with the best ingredients. Her recipes are fantastic, I recommend her book, it’s a great read into how to eat well as a family, and how to keep it going.

    • jeanine

      thanks for the recommendation!

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We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.