vegetarian thanksgiving recipe roundup

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


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

roasted sweet potato salad with cranberry-chipotle dressing from Eats Well With Others, gluten-free, vegan



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

pumpkin focaccia with gruyere and almonds


Easy Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

Goat Cheese, Black Pepper, and Honey Popovers

Pumpkin Focaccia with Gruyere and Almonds

Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits

Savory Pumpkin Knot Rolls

Soft Dinner Rolls with Rosemary and Black Pepper

butternut squash and caramelized onion galette from Eats Well With Others

Main Dishes

Curried Root Vegetable Pot Pies

Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes with Almonds, Raisins and Capers

Buckwheat Harvest Tart

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

Pumpkin Spanakopita

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Pilaf with Chickpeas

Samosa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Spice-Roasted Squash with Walnut Green Harissa

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola, and Sage

Sweet Potato Galettes

smoky string bean casserole with sriracha buttermilk onion rings

Side Dishes

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

pumpkin mousse cruller black-bottomed tart


Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

Bourbon Caramel Pumpkin Tart

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

Caramel Pecan Hand Pies

Chocolate Mousse Tart with Hazelnuts

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pudding Slab Pie with Peanut Butter Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Sea Salt

Cranberry Blueberry Pie

Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

Marbled Pumpkin Ginger Tart

Mini Caramel Apple Pies with Brown Sugar Glaze

Pumpkin Mousse Cruller Black-Bottomed Tart

Salted Caramel Peanut Pie

brown butter pumpkin cupcakes with caramel cream cheese frosting


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

ginger macarons with pumpkin bourbon buttercream


Brown Sugar Cookies

Bouchon Bakery Chocolate Chunk and Chip Cookies

Chocolate Butter Pecan Sandwich Cookies

Ginger Macarons with Pumpkin Bourbon Buttercream

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Malted Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Hazelnut Cookies with a Brown Sugar Glaze

Snickerdoodle Macarons

Speculoos Cookies

pumpkin spice cheesecake bars

Bar Cookies, Brownies, and Blondies

Caramel Crumb Bars

Dulce de Leche Snickerdoodle Bars

Cranberry Ginger Bars

Johnny Appleseed Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chunk and Candied Ginger Blondies

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25 Responses to Favorite Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

  1. debbie says:

    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!

  2. They all look good, but I’m especially drooling over the green beans with onion rings. Brilliant.

  3. A scrumptious roundup, Joanne. I want some waffles NOW!

  4. Monica says:

    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!

  5. Mira says:

    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!

  6. YUM! Even those who are not vegetarian will love this roundup! So many recipes to choose from, all of them are truly wonderful!

  7. I’ll take one of each, please.

  8. This is the list of all lists. I need to make everything!!

  9. Oh, plenty ideas here – Joanne – and while we don’t celebrated Thanksgiving in NZ, some good ideas for Xmas – thanks Joanne.

  10. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the roundup! I know how you feel about last-minute grocery shopping before a party – this is a lifesaver.

  11. Kate says:

    Well, that is the benefit of someone else hosting Thanksgiving. You don’t have to worry about last minute shopping!

  12. What a fabulous lineup of vegetarian options for Thanksgiving! Can I come over to your place this year ? 🙂

  13. Krista says:

    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. 🙂

  14. Hotly Spiced says:

    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

  15. Sune Moolman says:

    Oh, the list of Bar Cookies, Brownies, and Blondies.
    This is soooo happening!

  16. Katerina says:

    I don’t know which ones to choose! They all look delicious!

  17. 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 😉

  18. DAYUM! Every single one of these looks AMAZING!!! You got skills girl! I cannot wait for your wedding pics too!

  19. CakeSpy says:

    Beautiful roundup…and proof that the vegetarians don’t have to subsist on substandard sides!!

  20. Heather says:

    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!

  21. Great round up, I wouldn’t know which recipe to start with 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  22. Kelly says:

    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!

  23. What a great round up! These vegetarian dishes all look delicious!

  24. Reeni says:

    I’d be happy with any of these! Somehow I missed that delectable cruller topped creation! That looks like a wonderful dessert for Thanksgiving.

  25. Now I want Thanksgiving here, so I can partake in these. Although, I suppose I can partake anyway 😀

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