Turkey might be the de facto star of the Thanksgiving show, but we’ve got great news for all our friends going meatless this year: The days of filling up on dinner rolls and sweet potatoes without an actual entrée are long gone, thanks to satisfying holiday dishes like vegetable Wellington and butternut squash lasagna.
As it turns out, throwing a vegetarian Thanksgiving soirée isn’t too difficult, since the appeal (and nostalgia) of traditional holiday dishes is more about the supporting flavors than anything else—think herbs like sage, thyme and rosemary and spices like nutmeg, clove and bay leaf. Lean into hearty seasonal produce—like winter squash, kale and Brussels sprouts—for sides and salads, and think outside of the box when it comes to entrées (sweet potato gnocchi isn’t traditional, but the rosemary- and sage-spiked sauce tastes holiday-ready).
So, no meat? We say no problem: With these 61 vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes, everyone can give thanks.