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7 Mouthwatering Vegetarian Main Dishes Everyone Will Love

Looking for a vegetarian main dish to serve this year for Thanksgiving or any time of year?  We have a great collection of main dishes that we enjoy sharing with our friends and family, vegetarian or not!

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How to host a vegetarian for Thanksgiving 

It always surprises me how stressed my friends and family have felt when hosting a vegetarian guest for dinner.  I've gotten so many calls about needing ideas on what to feed this “special” guest.  But it's not that hard, just don't feed them meat!

But really, here are a few things to try:

  • Ask about likes and dislikes.  I personally hate portabella mushrooms.  But I'm often served a giant mushroom cap as my dinner because it looked like something vegetarians might eat. 
  • Ask if they eat honey, butter, or gelatin.  You might be surprised at the answer!
  • Pizza is usually a good alternative! 
  • Ask your guest for suggestions or to bring something as a main dish to share.
  • Be conscious about your ingredients.  Once, I accidentally served a friend a favorite dish with cream of chicken soup in the broth.  I wasn't thinking, and I've lived in guilt for almost 20 years!  ( yeah, I should get over it.  But…you know. )


So here are a few easy main dish ideas that we thought you would like.  Let us know which ones you try!

Tofurkey recipe

Cherry Balsamic Tofurkey

Tofurkey is so versatile and easy to make. We share how to make your amazing roast and our Cherry Balsamic Tofurkey Recipe will wow you! Each year I spend a great amount of time looking for new recipes and just as much time trying them and writing new ones. Our Cherry Balsamic Tofurkey Recipe is a fan favorite and it has even won awards! So, those of you who know me personally know that I am a Pescatarian or vegetarian who occasionally eats fish for health reasons. And they know I love to cook! When we have big family gatherings, everyone always expects us to have an interesting and tasty new main dish.

Cauliflower Lentil Loaf

Cauliflower Lentil Loaf

With Thanksgiving approaching at the speed of light, meal preparation is already underway! Some of us like to plan the ultimate classic menu with all the trimmings, others like to go potluck or buffet style, and others enjoy trying new and modern dishes on their page long menu. I think we all try to create some dishes so everyone can have at least something they love. We all know food allergies and diet restrictions have made that very proteinate over the past few years..

Gluten Free Vegan Meatloaf

This Gluten-Free Vegan Meatloaf is truly a DELIGHT! It is easy to make, packed with flavor and rich in protein and fiber for a most delicious, healthy holiday meal or entree any time of year

Vegetarian Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This Vegetarian Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is loaded with veggies and cheese so it tastes like a healthier vegetable pasta. Yet it’s low carb, gluten free and can be made vegan..

Pumpkin Galette

Crispy, flaky pastry surrounds a rich pumpkin filling, making this pumpkin galette a delicious savory twist on the classic pumpkin pie. Shallots, goat cheese and fresh thyme enhance the savory flavor of the homemade pastry and pure pumpkin purée. This dish feels warm and comforting, and fills your home with a wonderful aroma as it’s baking.o.

Crispy Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Homemade, baked mac and cheese with bread crumbs is one of my favorite comfort food. Creamy macaroni topped with crispy crumbs is hwat makes this macaroni and cheese next level! Macaroni and cheese is such a simple, well-loved side dish. Yet, can be a little tricky to get just right. I’ve made macaroni and cheese so many times, tweaking all along the way. I’ve finally landed on this recipe as our family favorite.

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

I can confidently say this is the best creamy mushroom risotto I ever made. For a relatively simple risotto recipe, it boasts huge flavour. This is also a wonderful side dish for chicken or turkey, or a standalone dish for vegetarians. Try it for Thanksgiving or Christmas! This tasty dish is made with white wine or chardonnay and shiitake and cremini (baby bella) mushrooms..

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