5 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Mains That Aren't Tofurky [Slideshow]

Going vegetarian this year? Forget about Tofurky; here are 5 mains you should make instead

Vegetarian Mushroom Shepherd's Pie

Mushrooms are hearty enough to sub in for meat in the vegetarian diet, so this vegetarian mushroom shepherd's pie is perfect as the centerpiece of the meal. Better yet, the casserole-style recipe means you can make plenty for parties. Click here for the Vegetarian Mushroom Shepherd's Pie recipe.

Pumpkin Lasagna

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Todd English shares this recipe for pumpkin lasagna that uses both butternut squash and pumpkin for a decadent, creamy pasta. Even better, English layers the lasagna in the pumpkin itself, promising a show-stopping centerpiece for the meal. Click here for the Pumpkin Lasagna recipe.

Butternut Squash Pasta

Honestly, when fall comes around we never stop eating butternut squash, from raviolis to soups. Another excellent way to prepare it: Roast pieces of butternut squash, toss with fresh sage leaves, and mix in with fettuccine. Click here for the recipe.

Vegetarian Stuffing

In most cases, stuffing is the main meal for most vegetarians come Thanksgiving, and we don’t see why that’s a problem. This chestnut and brioche stuffing recipe, which uses French chestnuts and buttery brioche, makes a decadent stuffing that doesn’t even need to touch a bird.

Vegetarian Chili

Who says chili can’t be a Thanksgiving meal? The filling stew requires only one pot and can feed plenty of mouths, and it's perfect if you’re a family that religiously watches football on Thanksgiving Day. Try this smoky chipotle version, or a classic vegetarian chili.