My Thanksgiving menu planning “technique”, as some might call it, usually involves me, Wednesday night, in a supermarket doing tequila shots like it’s my job. Mostly because HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A SUPERMARKET THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING. It is not a pretty sight.
As much as I’m sure the stress of last minute menu planning does wonders for my blood pressure (in opposite world), I thought this year I would do something different. Mix it up. Live on the edge.
And plan ahead.
You’re skeptical, I know, but the good news is that if I’m going down, you’re going down with me! And to help us out on this organized menu planning journey, I’ve compiled a list of all my favorite (vegetarian!) Thanksgiving recipes from Eats Well With Others past.
Let’s do this.
Brown Butter Pumpkin Chai Waffles
Buckwheat Dutch Baby with Maple Cranberry Sauce
Butternut Squash and Kale Strata
Maple Pumpkin Donuts with a Maple Cream Filling
Pumpkin Biscuits with Cranberry Curd
Pumpkin Crepes with Beer and Cinnamon Apples
Roasted Delicata Squash and Goat Cheese Fritatta
Butternut Squash and Smoky Black Bean Kale Salad
Garlic-Roasted Butternut and Kale Wheatberry Salad with Pomegranate
Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Butternut Squash
Kale Salad with Brie Croutons, Roasted Butternut, Spiced Pecans and a Cranberry Vinaigrette
Miso-Harissa Roasted Carrot, Squash, and Two Potato Salad
Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberry Chipotle Dressing
Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella with Roasted Red Pepper Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Roasted Vegetable Harvest Salad with Sesame Chili Sauce
Sweet Potato Salad with Rye Berries, Pepitas, and Ricotta Salata
Goat Cheese, Black Pepper, and Honey Popovers
Pumpkin Focaccia with Gruyere and Almonds
Soft Dinner Rolls with Rosemary and Black Pepper
Curried Root Vegetable Pot Pies
Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes with Almonds, Raisins and Capers
Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette
Butternut Squash and Potato Pie with Tomato, Mint and Manchego
Butternut, Carrot, and Goat Cheese Tartlets
Parmesan Bread Pudding with Broccoli Rabe
Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage and Toasted Hazelnuts
Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Pilaf with Chickpeas
Spice-Roasted Squash with Walnut Green Harissa
Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola, and Sage
Smoky String Bean Casserole with Sriracha Buttermilk Onion Rings
North Indian Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Acorn Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Honey, Smoked Paprika and Sage Salt
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates
Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash with Five-Spice Marshmallows
Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon and Maple
Chocolate Mousse Tart with Hazelnuts
Chocolate Pudding Slab Pie with Peanut Butter Mascarpone Whipped Cream
Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Sea Salt
Mini Caramel Apple Pies with Brown Sugar Glaze
Pumpkin Mousse Cruller Black-Bottomed Tart
Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze
Apple Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Swirl Icing
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting
Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Pecan Pie Streusel
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate-Stout Ganache Swirl
Pumpkin Layer Cake with Butterscotch Filling
Sweet Potato and Ginger Layer Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream
Pumpkin Pound Cake Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Glaze
Bouchon Bakery Chocolate Chunk and Chip Cookies
Chocolate Butter Pecan Sandwich Cookies
Ginger Macarons with Pumpkin Bourbon Buttercream
Malted Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting
Pumpkin Hazelnut Cookies with a Brown Sugar Glaze
Bar Cookies, Brownies, and Blondies
Dulce de Leche Snickerdoodle Bars
Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars
Pumpkin White Chocolate Chunk and Candied Ginger Blondies
Thanks for some ideas…I desperately want to try some new recipes…no turkey for me so all the veggies dishes have come in handy!
They all look good, but I’m especially drooling over the green beans with onion rings. Brilliant.
A scrumptious roundup, Joanne. I want some waffles NOW!
This is a seriously comprehensive roundup. You give us such great selections and you really prove that we don’t need meat to eat flavorfully and happily. I would gladly take your menu on Thanksgiving day. Have a great one!
I love this roundup, so many recipes to choose from! And they are all vegetarian, simple and delicious! Definitely making some of your suggestions like the baby spinach salad and snicker doodle macarons!
YUM! Even those who are not vegetarian will love this roundup! So many recipes to choose from, all of them are truly wonderful!
I’ll take one of each, please.
This is the list of all lists. I need to make everything!!
Oh, plenty ideas here – Joanne – and while we don’t celebrated Thanksgiving in NZ, some good ideas for Xmas – thanks Joanne.
Thanks for the roundup! I know how you feel about last-minute grocery shopping before a party – this is a lifesaver.
Well, that is the benefit of someone else hosting Thanksgiving. You don’t have to worry about last minute shopping!
What a fabulous lineup of vegetarian options for Thanksgiving! Can I come over to your place this year ? 🙂
We are smack in the middle of a heat wave, so the thought of baking or cooking anything makes me cringe. But I’d absolutely LOVE to make the Butternut Squash and Smoky Black Bean Kale Salad and eat it cold for days. 🙂
Wow! What a lot of recipes. Whatever you serve on the day, I know it will be awesome. I know what you mean about last minute shopping. Not that we have Thanksgiving here but whenever we’re coming up to an annual holiday there’s a frenzy and usually, I’m a part of it (need to get more organised) xx
Oh, the list of Bar Cookies, Brownies, and Blondies.
This is soooo happening!
I don’t know which ones to choose! They all look delicious!
I´m impressed! What a great recipe compilation. We don´t celebrate Thanksgiving here, but it´s always nice to try great recipes like these 😉
DAYUM! Every single one of these looks AMAZING!!! You got skills girl! I cannot wait for your wedding pics too!
Beautiful roundup…and proof that the vegetarians don’t have to subsist on substandard sides!!
Without fail I always end up shopping Wednesday… it’s a nightmare, but thankfully I usually only need a few items and if I stick to my list it’s not too painful. 😉 I’m also really lucky that I don’t have to host! Ha!
Great round up, I wouldn’t know which recipe to start with 😀
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Oh my goodness, this roundup of vegetarian options is amazing! I would be happy with any of these in front of me! They all look mouthwatering!
What a great round up! These vegetarian dishes all look delicious!
I’d be happy with any of these! Somehow I missed that delectable cruller topped creation! That looks like a wonderful dessert for Thanksgiving.
Now I want Thanksgiving here, so I can partake in these. Although, I suppose I can partake anyway 😀