A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Easy recipes for a meatless holiday

The Dirt Candy Cookbook

Keywords: Dirt CandyAmanda CohenRyan Dunlavey

It's that time of the year again! Time to start planning, shopping, and preparing.


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, most home cooks are ready to go without giving it too much thought: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy are a must. And with hundreds of cooking magazines, TV shows, and of course the Internet, offering fancier versions of the traditional dishes, the possibilities are endless.

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For some of us, however, this is the time when we find ourselves scratching our heads, wondering how on Earth we can pull off a somewhat traditional Thanksgiving meal, vegetarian style.

With more and more people leaning toward a meat-free diet, the need for vegetarian (which includes dairy and eggs) and vegan (100-percent plant-based) choices is rapidly increasing. 

For anyone who has decided to follow the trend, we wanted to make your job just a little bit easier this year by putting together a complete vegetarian Thanksgiving menu, with recipes inspired by the traditional dishes, so you don't feel like you’re missing out on anything. It's filled with simple, delicious, and easy to prepare dishes that are great whether you decide to go 100 percent vegetarian or just to add some vegetarian dishes to your turkey menu to accommodate some of your guests. And most importantly, there are dishes that can be prepared in advance, so you can enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. 

Hope you enjoy it. Happy Thanksgiving!

For more turkey talk, visit The Daily Meal's Guide to Thanksgiving!

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