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15 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for Thanksgiving inspiration? These recipes will make sure your holiday dinner table is overflowing and your guests are happy!

grid of Thanksgiving dishes

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means! We’re about to spend more time in our kitchens than we do all year. Have no fear! I’m here to help you decide which recipes are worth your time. This round-up highlights my favorite June Table recipes that are perfect for the holidays. This way you can focus on your loved ones without food worries. Let’s dive in!

Thanksgiving Breakfast

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese Frosting
Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan

Decadent yet nourishing, this baked oatmeal is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Not to mention, I’ve tested the vegan version and it’s just as yummy!

cranberry orange baked oatmeal on serving plates with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon garnish

Arugula Goat Cheese Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Vegetarian and Gluten-Free

I’ve made this frittata for holiday gatherings before, and it’s always a hit. It goes perfectly with avocado toast, cinnamon rolls, or whatever else your little heart desires!

frittata in casserole dish next to one slice of frittata in bowl

Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Bread
Vegetarian and Gluten-Free; Easily Dairy-Free

Who doesn’t love a warm and cozy loaf of bread on Thanksgiving morning? The brown butter, apples, and (maybe too much) cinnamon really make this loaf the ultimate holiday treat.

brown butter cinnamon apple bread loaf with a couple of slices on a cooling rack with bread knife

Tahini Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Vegan and Gluten-Free

More baked oatmeal! This recipe tastes like the coziest baked good you can imagine. In addition, it’s packed with nutrients to keep you full until the afternoon meal!

banana bread baked oatmeal sliced into 9 pieces in casserole dish with one slice on plate next to it

Tahini Pumpkin Muffins
Vegan and Gluten-Free

Obsessed with these cozy little muffins. They’re so moist, full of chocolate, and packed with fall flavor. Not to mention, they have plenty of fiber, protein, and healthy fats to keep you satiated!

tahini pumpkin muffins on cooling rack and in basket with blue towel

Olive Oil Lemon Bread
Vegetarian and Gluten-Free; Easily Dairy-Free

Don’t sleep on this amazing loaf. The olive oil and lemon combo is incredible. Add some powdered sugar on top to make it extra festive!

loaf of meyer lemon bread on a cutting board garnished with powdered sugar next to a bowl of lemons

Thanksgiving Sides

Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Vegetarian and Gluten-Free

I’m making these for my own Thanksgiving dinner. I might add a dash of parmesan or manchego cheese to make these even more fabulous.

mashed potatoes in large pink bowl with serving spoon and chive garnish

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Gremolata
Vegan and Gluten-Free

This soup is the best cozy appetizer for your guests! Feel free to omit the white beans and make this a true side dish.

butternut squash soup in wooden bowl

Brussels Sprouts Pear Salad with Pumpkin Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan

Just omit the wild rice to make this a side dish! I’m making this one for my Thanksgiving dinner table. You better believe I’m already excited about that pumpkin apple cider vinaigrette.

brussels sprouts pear salad in large bowl with pumpkin vinaigrette drizzled on top with salad tongs on the right side

Japanese-Inspired Miso Green Beans
Vegan and Easily Gluten-Free

The perfect alternative to the usual casserole situation! These green beans are quick and easy to make. Not to mention, they’re positively bursting with flavor.

miso green beans on a platter with serving fork

Amazing Cinnamon Pumpkin Cornbread
Vegetarian and Easily Dairy-Free

This is the best cornbread! It’s packed with fall flavor and perfect for Thanksgiving. You won’t miss those dry store-bought rolls for a second.

cornbread slices in a basket

Roasted Squash Apple Salad with Tahini Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan

The flavors of this salad come together perfectly. Don’t skip those maple cinnamon pecans! They’re to die for. Easily omit the goat cheese or use vegan feta to make this completely plant-based.

squash apple salad in large wooden bowl

Desserts

Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Pretzel Graham Cracker Crust
Vegetarian

I’m making two of these babies for my own Thanksgiving table! The crust is simply unbeatable and I’m already daydreaming about it.

pumpkin pie next to two small white pumpkins with two cinnamon sticks on top

Olive Oil Brownies
Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free

So fudgy and perfect for chocolate lovers! Made healthier by olive oil and coconut sugar, these brownies do not skimp on taste one bit! If you’re feeling extra fancy, consider adding flaky Maldon salt.

brownies sliced into 9 squares and garnished with flaky salt

Oreo Pie
Vegan and Gluten-Free

This vegan and gluten-free pie has only 7 ingredients. While it may be less traditional, it’s sure to wow your guests.

oreo pie cut into 8 slices with chocolate shavings as garnish

If you make any of these recipes for Thanksgiving, be sure to leave a rating and review! This encourages others to give it a try. You can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram. I always love hearing from you. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

Photography by Hope Agresti

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