Being a vegetarian isn’t easy, especially around the holidays. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the meals people look forward to all year long, but being a vegetarian can make preparing for Thanksgiving a little difficult. If you’re cooking a full-fledged vegetarian Thanksgiving meal or you’re trying to accommodate a vegetarian friend or relative, we’ve put together a menu of veggie-friendly Thanksgiving recipes for you to try!
Fried Goat Cheese Balls with Honey
This fried goat cheese balls recipe makes an appetizer so delectable that they’ll be flying off the table before you know it. The cheese balls themselves are great, but the flavors become more intense and delicious when paired with the drizzled honey. Here are a few of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe: honey, goat cheese, roasted pistachios, and panko bread crumbs.
Herbed Leek Tart
This herbed leek tart recipe takes less than an hour to prepare, but it’ll taste and look like you’ve been working on it for much longer. Your guests will forget all about Thanksgiving dinner when they taste this appetizer — that’s how yummy it is. You’ll need leeks, sweet red peppers, Dijon mustard, and chopped almonds or chopped walnuts.
Cornbread and Wild Rice Stuffing with Hazelnuts and Cranberries
This winning cornbread and wild rice stuffing recipe isn’t just vegetarian– it’s also gluten-free! The combination of cornbread and wild rice is delicious by itself, but when mixed with cranberries and hazelnuts, this dish really sings. Here are a few of the things you’ll need: wild rice, white wine, gluten-free cornbread, hazelnuts, and dried cranberries.
Caramelized Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is sometimes overshadowed by everyone’s fall-favorite food: pumpkin. But don’t be fooled, butternut squash is just as delicious (if not more so!), especially when caramelized to perfection. This caramelized butternut squash recipe is simple. You’ll only need five ingredients: butternut squash, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, salt, and pepper. That’s it!
Harvest Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
If you’re looking for a vegetarian main dish that’s juicy, hearty, and just down-right delicious, this is it! These stuffed portobello mushrooms consist of a lentil cashew stuffing and are topped off with a slice of fresh tomato and thyme leaves. Plus, it’s als vegan! For this recipe, you’ll need cashews, an onion, brown rice, lentils, and portobello mushrooms.
Do you have any vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes to share?