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25 Gourmet Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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These gourmet vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes are all delicious, beautiful recipes that will make your Thanksgiving dinner extra special.

If you're hosting a party or elegant Thanksgiving meal, these fantastic holiday recipes are for you!

We've got some savory options and sweet options, but they're all gourmet options that will elevate your dinner.

Roasted Honeynut Squash with Miso Maple Butter

This delicious roasted honeynut squash is topped with miso maple butter for a savory and sweet side dish.

A platter of roasted honeynut squash, topped with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro.

Persimmon & Pear Salad

This delicious persimmon salad with pear and kale is a real treat. Persimmons are a fantastic fruit that's only in season a few months of the year.

An overhead shot of a white platter with persimmon and pear salad.

Thanksgiving Appetizer Board

This delicious turkey-shaped Thanksgiving appetizer board is made with a few simple ingredients, but it's tasty and very cute.

An overhead shot of a Thanksgiving appetizer tray made from endives, feta dip, and a pear.

Crispy Roasted Sunchokes

Roasting sunchokes to crispy perfection is easy to do and requires very little hands-on time! Sunchokes have a lovely, delicate, and sweet flavor for a root vegetable and taste great when roasted.

A bowl of roasted sunchokes.

Butternut Squash Feta Pasta

This feta butternut pasta recipe has all the fall flavors and it's a creamy, cheesy comfort meal. It's going to be your new family favorite!

A bowl of butternut squash feta pasta next to a blue and white napkin.

Asian Pear Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese

This delicious Asian pear salad is made with blue cheese, arugula, frisée, and grapes. It's such a delicious and beautiful salad recipe.

An overhead shot of an Asian pear salad in a white bowl with silver serving spoons.

Roasted Delicata Squash

This delicious roasted delicata squash recipe is the easiest side dish to make! It doesn't require much hands-on time and results in succulent, sweet squash.

Roasted delicata squash on a large white serving dish.

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

This creamy soup combines roasted acorn squash, onions, garlic, apple, spices, and herbs for a wonderfully hearty winter squash soup.

An overhead shot of a bowl of acorn squash soup with a cream drizzle, crumbled sage leaves, and a silver spoon.

Baked Feta with Olives and Tomatoes

This tasty appetizer recipe of baked feta and olives with burst tomatoes is so easy to pull together. The flavors meld together perfectly for a savory and creamy dish that's perfect for a pre-dinner snack.

A baking dish with a block of feta, olives, and tomatoes.

Za'atar Roasted Butternut Squash

This delicious roasted butternut squash is topped with za'atar seasoning for a flavorful bite. It takes some time to roast the squash, but this is a simple and easy side dish to make.

Butternut squash topped with za'atar on a serving plate.

The Best Green Salad Recipe

This is the best green salad recipe - it's got crumbled pecorino, rich panko, soft butter lettuce, a bright jolt of red spring onions.

best green salad recipe

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

These crispy smashed Brussels sprouts are baked to perfection. They're a delicious side dish that's fun to make.

Crispy smashed Brussels sprouts in a serving bowl.

Broccoli Pasta Recipe

This wonderful broccoli pasta recipe is made with cheese, fusilli, and a bunch of broccoli. The surprisingly delicious broccoli sauce pairs wonderfully with chunky pasta for a flavor bomb of a dish.

Broccoli pasta in a large serving bowl with a spoon.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These delicious stuffed portobello mushrooms have a spinach leek mixture that's topped with mozzarella and panko.

Endive Salad Bites with Grilled Feta

These delicious endive salad bites have citrus, grilled feta, toasted nuts, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds. It's all of the season's best produce in one dish!

endive salad bites with grilled feta on a white plate

How to Make Decorated Focaccia Bread

Making decorated focaccia bread art is so fun (and it tastes great)! Use our focaccia recipe and decoration ideas as a jumping-off point for your own creativity.

decorated focaccia on a piece of parchment

Roasted Carnival Squash

You're going to love this roasted carnival squash recipe - it's so easy to make and results in creamy, succulent squash.

An overhead shot of a large serving platter of roasted carnival squash topped with feta and pomegranate.

Savory Mushroom Galette

This mushroom galette with mozzarella and spinach is a delicious savory galette. It's wonderfully delicious and makes for an impressive dinner party or holiday dish.

savory mushroom galette on a piece of parchment paper

Brussels Sprouts Kale Salad

This shredded Brussels sprouts salad with kale and apples is quick and easy to make! It's full of crunchy bits (apple and toasted nuts) and savory bits (olive oil massage kale and shredded parmesan).

A closeup shot of a brussels sprouts kale salad in a white serving bowl.

The Best Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup recipe is full of flavor! The roasted butternut squash combined with onions, apple, carrots, and plenty of spices makes for a deeply flavorful and hearty soup.

The Coziest Winter Squash Tart Recipe

This delicata squash tart is the coziest recipe. Delicata squash is a winter squash with a delicate rind that doesn't need to be peeled before use; making it a stunning option for a tart.

Baked Apples with Oatmeal

These baked apples with oatmeal are a dessert recipe everyone will love. The spices, oats, nuts, and sugar combine for a delicious filling, and the apples become even sweeter while they bake.

Leek & Onion Puff Pastry Tart

This leek and onion puff pastry tart is a wonderful, subtle recipe that highlights the complex flavors of the leeks and Camembert cheese.

Roasted Purple Potatoes

These roasted purple potatoes with garlic and herbs are a flavorful and beautiful side dish. Purple potatoes are so fun to cook with because they keep their vibrant color even after roasting.

Roasted purple potatoes on a white platter topped with fresh herbs.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Gourmet Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Roasted honeynut squash topped with miso and maple.

Try one of our favorite vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes - this miso maple roasted honeynut squash is a stunning and delicious dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 4 Honeynut squash
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Wash the squash and then halve them. Scoop out the seeds and any stringy flesh. Place the squash skin side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Combine the melted butter, miso, maple syrup, and vinegar. Whisk till combined. Brush the butter mixture over the squash.
  4. Roast the squash for 25 minutes or until fork-tender.
  5. Remove the squash from the oven and top with the chopped parsley and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

I hope you enjoy these festive and delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes!

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