Meat-Free Thanksgiving Inspiration

I'll admit being vegetarian on Thanksgiving poses extra challenges. Nate was initially supposed to be away for Thanksgiving this year, and I stressed for weeks about how I was going to find a place to go for the holiday, only to show up as possibly the most difficult guest ever, a vegetarian!

So how does being a vegetarian on Thanksgiving work? If we have enough people Nate barbecues a turkey, one year we had two meat-eaters so we cooked a chicken, and if it's just us we go completely untraditional and eat meat-free. 

I have to say my first vegetarian thanksgiving made me a little sad. Not because I wanted turkey, but because I felt a bit isolated from the tradition. I wanted to big statement piece on the table, I wanted it to feel like the Thanksgivings I had growing up. And although I'm not sure I've quite found the answer, I figured I'd share a handful of my favorite meat-free, fall inspired meals. 

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Vegetarian Mains: 
Farmstead Roasted Vegetable Risotto from Kneading Home
Spinach & Feta Quiche from Kneading Home
Butternut Squash Lasagna Skillet from How Sweet It Is
Roasted Autumn Vegetable Pot Pies from The Candid Appetite
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Crรจme Fraรฎcheโ€“Sage Sauce from Chow Hound
Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin from Green Kitchen Stories

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Photo from Oh She Glows

Photo from Oh She Glows

Photo from Alexandra Cooks

Photo from Alexandra Cooks

Vegetable Sides:
Dijon Braised Brussels Sprouts from Smitten Kitchen
Coconut Curried Kale and Sweet Potato from Cookie and Kate
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Butter from Alexandra Cooks
Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin from Food52

Meat-Free Thanksgiving Inspiration
Meat-Free Thanksgiving Inspiration
Meat-Free Thanksgiving Inspiration | Kneading Home