Thanksgiving is only a week away, which means we still have time to plan a delicious and memorable dinner to share with our loved ones. Even when for most people this is all about the turkey, there are several delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes we can prepare to celebrate this holiday. Whether we are looking for veggie-based side dishes or main courses, we decided to share with you four of our favorite vegetarian recipes that we know everyone will enjoy. These include pumpkin stuffed shells, vegetarian pot pie, vegetarian meatloaf, and sweet potatoes with goat cheese and lentils.
Pumpkin Stuffed Shells
We will start this list with one of our favorite vegetarian main dishes that can make Thanksgiving dinner a memorable one. This pumpkin stuffed shells dish is both gooey and cozy, using savory pumpkin mixed with ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses and a bit of fresh sage. We must admit that this dish can be a bit tricky, especially when stuffing the shells, so we recommend having some extra hands in the kitchen. Once the shells are stuffed, bake them in a homemade tomato sauce, which will complement the filling without being too overwhelming.
Vegetarian Pot Pie
When it comes to holiday dinner recipes, nothing gets more festive than a delicious pot pie. However, finding vegetarian pot pies can be quite difficult, especially for Thanksgiving. This veggie-based pot pie can be a great alternative to enjoy this holiday season. Fill it with the classic mix of potatoes, carrots, and peas, and feel free to add any other of your preferred greens for a savory and earthy taste. Top it with a pesto and Parmesan filling plus a crispy, flaky crust, and you have one of the most delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes to share with your loved ones.
One of the most popular dishes for family dinners and get-togethers is meatloaf, without a doubt. Luckily, there is one amazing vegetarian meatloaf recipe that everybody will enjoy, meat lovers included. Made entirely of nuts, rice, mushrooms, onions, herbs, and cheese tastes way better than the regular meatloaf, and it can make a great main dish of Thanksgiving or any other celebration. The mushrooms create the perfect texture, toasted nuts like cashews and walnuts add a subtle meaty flavor, and Swiss cheese and cottage cheese bring the perfect touch of texture and taste come into one.
Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese & Lentils
To end this list on a sweeter note, we have an all-time Thanksgiving classic. Sweet potatoes are traditionally topped with marshmallows and brown sugar, making a great side dish. But in order to turn this classic into a delicious a tasty Thanksgiving main dish, we have this great recipe. Remove the filling of the potatoes and then mix it with goat cheese, top them with French lentils, goat cheese crumbles, and celery leaves. This will result in an aromatic, tasty, and meatless main dish that could work for any meal, but that makes it a lovely, unique, and delicious Thanksgiving dish no one will be able to resist.