RECIPE: 9 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Every year we hold a “transplant Thanksgiving” for friends who are far from their families, and encourage them to bring the dishes they miss the most from home– or to try something new. We usually end up with a beautiful selection of vegetarian comfort foods, and the house smells amazing.

Here are a few recipes that will make you completely forget about turkey.

1. Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Start off your thanksgiving feast with a glass of your favorite wine and these delicious Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms. Recipe from Homemade Levity.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

2. Apple and Pomegranate Quinoa and Kale Salad with Feta in a Curried Maple Dijon Dressing

Fall salads don’t have to be smothered with mayo and loaded with bacon to be tasty. This crisp autumn salad is both festive in color and delicious. Recipe from Closet Cooking.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

3. Spiced Carrot Soup with Crispy Chickpeas and Tahini

Try serving something new this Thanksgiving like this Spiced Carrot Soup. Recipe from PopSugar.com.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

4. Wild Mushroom Gravy

Any vegetarian knows that mashed potatoes are the star of thanksgiving. This Wild Mushroom Gravy will have you serving up a second helping! Recipe from Oh My Veggies.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

5. Kale and Wild Rice Casserole

Skip the green beans and try this casserole made with kale and wild rice. Recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

6. Roasted Onions Stuffed With Curried Black Quinoa

These roasted, stuffed onions will fill your plate and your belly! Recipe from Healthy Green Kitchen.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

7. Pumpkin Risotto

There are more reasons to eat pumpkin than just pie. Recipe from Eat Good 4 Life.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

8. Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Truffles

Before you reach for that second slice of pie, try one of these boozy truffles. Recipe from Spabettie.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

9. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Praline and Coconut Pecan Crust

Make your thanksgiving even more inclusionary with this delicious recipe for gluten-free pumpkin pie. Recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors

DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors #thanksgiving #kids

Are you ready for Turkey Day? This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to try making up these cute Cornucopia Candy favors to give to everyone at our family thanksgiving. They are fun and easy to put together and the perfect project to do with your kids. They could even take them to school to give out to classmates!

DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors #thanksgiving #kids

WHAT YOU NEED:

• Waffle ice cream cones
• Candy (I chose Autumn M&Ms and Pumpkin Candy Corns)
• Rubber bands
• Plastic sandwich bags
• Raffia or ribbon
• Favor tags (optional)
• Scissors

DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors #thanksgiving #kids

The first step is to curl the ends of each waffle cone so they look just like mini cornucopia baskets. To do this- soak the end of the waffle cone in warm water for about 30 seconds. Then place it in the microwave for 20 seconds. This will soften the tip of the cone enough for you to carefully bend and curl the end. You can use a clean pencil to wrap the cone around or just use your hands to form a nice curl. Let cones dry completely.

DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors #thanksgiving #kids

Next, cut out small squares of plastic. I used plastic sandwich bags and cut them to size with scissors. Then fill your cone with candy, cover with a plastic square and secure with a rubber band.
Finally, tie a piece of raffia or ribbon around the cone (to cover the rubber band).

DIY: Cornucopia Candy Favors #thanksgiving #kids

Scallop favor tags courtesy of Evermine.com.