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12 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be all about the Big Bird – if you’re creating a vegetarian feast or simply want to skip the traditional turkey altogether, here are a dozen delicious ways to go meat-free, with hearty dishes made using the best of the harvest season. From soups to salads to sides, they can make your meal – or round it out.

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  • Classic French Onion Soup 1 of 12
    Classic French Onion Soup
    Use onion or vegetable stock for a vegetarian version of classic, hearty French onion soup. If you want to go vegan, swap the cheese for vegan cheese.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Roasted Winter Vegetables with Walnut Vinaigrette 2 of 12
    Roasted Winter Vegetables with Walnut Vinaigrette
    A jumble of sweet roasted beets, turnip, fennel and sweet potato, tossed with crunchy toasted walnuts and a citrusy walnut vinaigrette - you can't get better than this on your Thanksgiving table.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Harvest Vegetable Curry 3 of 12
    Harvest Vegetable Curry
    Although not traditional, a simple curry dish goes very well with turkey - if you're serving one - and makes a substantial main or side, making great use of peppers, beans, potatoes - any produce at its peak!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Potato, Leek and California Walnut Gratin 4 of 12
    Potato, Leek and California Walnut Gratin
    Individual baked gratins are perfect for serving Thanksgiving guests - bake in individual ramekins or in one large dish and serve family-style.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Savory Pumpkin Quiche 5 of 12
    Savory Pumpkin Quiche
    A perfectly impressive dish for your Thanksgiving table, this pumpkin quiche (or swap butternut squash) makes a delicious main, side or starter.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Spicy Roast Squash and Parsley Salad 6 of 12
    Spicy Roast Squash and Parsley Salad
    This easy, unique salad recipe has the heat of paprika and red pepper flakes and the crunch and bite of fresh parsley, which are all a great counterpoint to the buttery richness of the winter squash.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Hearty Vegetable Lasagna 7 of 12
    Hearty Vegetable Lasagna
    A hearty pan of vegetable lasagna can be a perfect main event for your holiday table - layer it with all the best of the fall harvest.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Creamy Baked Spinach Gratin 8 of 12
    Creamy Baked Spinach Gratin
    This delicious gratin makes a perfect side - or main event - for your holiday table. Baked up rich and bubbly, it will convince everyone to have seconds of spinach!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Roasted Acorn Squash Soup 9 of 12
    Roasted Acorn Squash Soup
    Most winter squash soup can be made using vegetable stock - this classic is a perfect way to start your Thanksgiving meal.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Brown Butter and Hazelnuts 10 of 12
    Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Brown Butter and Hazelnuts
    Brussels sprouts are a must at Thanksgiving - and they don't get much better than they do topped with browned butter and hazelnuts!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Roasted Pumpkin Filled with Everything Good 11 of 12
    Roasted Pumpkin Filled with Everything Good
    Now here's something stunning for your holiday table - a whole sugar pumpkin stuffed with a cheesy bread stuffing - skip the bacon - and baked whole, then brought to the table. Scoop out the stuffing along with soft roasted pumpkin for a deliciously different - and impressive - Thanksgiving feast!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Pumpkin Potato Salad 12 of 12
    Pumpkin Potato Salad
    This deliciously different side dish takes everything you love about a classic, creamy, summertime potato salad and infuses it with the flavors of fall - herb-roasted potatoes with crisp skins are tossed in a creamy pumpkin sauce. Divine!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!</em

Find more of Julie’s recipes and ideas at her blog, Dinner with Julie. You can also join her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or find more of her posts at the Family Kitchen

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