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25 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dishes

These vegetarian Thanksgiving main dishes will keep you full until it's time for pumpkin pie. Round out your Thanksgiving feast with these vegetarian side dishes.

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Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

People who don’t even usually like broccoli casserole beg me to make this comforting broccoli cheese casserole recipe. It’s similar to a classic green bean casserole, but the melted cheese just puts it over the top. —Elaine Hubbard, Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

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Tofurky Roast

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a turkey on the table. The Full Helping’s Tofurky roast recipe is the perfect star for your meatless Thanksgiving feast. (It’s vegan-friendly, too!)

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Quick and Easy Vegetable Potpie

This meatless superstar comes together quickly and is inexpensive as well. My 4-year-old always asks for seconds! You can substitute any canned or frozen beans for the canned lentils in this easy vegetable potpie. We also like using frozen edamame. —Maggie Torsney-Weir, Los Angeles, California
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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cranberry Apple Chutney for a Vegetarian Thanksgiving dishCourtesy Krista/author of www.joyfulhealthyeats.com

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cranberry Apple Chutney

Joyful Healthy Eat’s cauliflower steaks are making my mouth water just by looking at them. I mean, check out that homemade cranberry-apple chutney! Keep this flavorful entree in mind for Christmas dinner, too.

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Lentil Loaf

This lentil loaf is so flavorful, you won't miss the meat. And it's packed with fiber and nutrients. —Tracy Fleming, Phoenix, Arizona
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Rustic Squash Tarts

Rustic Squash Tarts

This recipe is hiding a big surprise. Flaky, rustic-looking pastry shells hold a sweet and spicy pecan layer under the squash slices. —Ann Marie Moch, Kintyre, North Dakota
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Portobello and Chickpea Sheet-Pan Supper

This is a fantastic meatless dinner. It works well with a variety of sheet-pan-roasted vegetables. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Mushroom and Sweet Potato Potpie

The last time I was in the U.S., I had an amazing mushroom and beer potpie at a small brewpub. It was so rich and comforting. I tried numerous versions when I got home and I think I've come pretty close! — Iben Ravn, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Golden Butternut Squash Tart

This savory and flavorful butternut squash tart is perfect for the holiday season. It'll warm you right up. —Theresa Gutsch, Wausau, Wisconsin
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Easy Butternut Squash Soup

When the weather turns cold, get cozy with a bowl of this butternut squash soup. This recipe is super easy. The cream adds richness, but if you’re looking to cut calories, it can be omitted. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Taste-of-Fall Salad

My parents stayed with me at a friend's beautiful ranch for the holidays and I made them this great salad. It turned into every night's first course. —Kristin Kossak, Bozeman, Montana
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Porcini Mac & Cheese

This recipe was inspired by a mushroom mac and cheese I had at a local restaurant. I incorporated the fall flavor of a pumpkin ale, and it turned out better than the original. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague, Virginia
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Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

I fell in love with the spicy aromas in this slow-cooked lentil stew. Add whatever ingredients you have on hand, like zucchini, spinach, kale and corn. —Heather Gray, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Mushroom Shepherd's Pie

It sounds silly, but the one thing I miss most in meatless meals is, well, the meat. That is, except in this mushroom shepherd's pie. It's a hearty vegetarian dish, and I guarantee you won't miss the meat either. —Glen Warren, Keswick, Ontario
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Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

We bought loads of apples and needed to use them. To help the flavors come alive, I roasted the apples and tossed them with a sweet dressing. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Carrot and Lentil Chili

I make this lentil chili in the fall or spring. I love the satisfying combination of fresh bright orange carrots and hearty earthy lentils. Filled with flavor and color, it leaves me energized and nourished. It's also affordable and a terrific way to fit in more veggies and legumes. I serve this with yogurt, sour cream or plant-based cheese. It also makes a fun dip for your favorite crackers or cubes of bread. —Rebekah Ranes, Sedona, Arizona
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Fig-Carrot Stuffed Kabocha Squash

While searching for a new winter squash variety, I stumbled upon kabocha squash—it really wowed me. The flavor and texture are both rich and beautiful, and this recipe, which I improvised, really suits the squash well. —Caitlin Stephens-North, Malden, Massachusetts
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Sage-Pecan Butternut Squash Ravioli

I am addicted to this ravioli recipe. The sauce is incredible with any pasta, but ravioli makes it a convenient dinner-in-one. —Barbie Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota
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Vegetarian Potato au Gratin

Fill up on veggies and load up on great flavor with this creamy, hearty casserole. You’ll appreciate the homey bread-crumb topping and hands-free bake time at the end of a long day. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Fennel Carrot Soup

This soup is perfect as a first course for a special-occasion dinner. It gets its delicious flavor from toasted fennel seeds—a pleasant complement to the carrots, apple and sweet potato. —Marlene Bursey, Waverly, Nova Scotia
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Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

I made this recipe when we invited both our families to celebrate our first Thanksgiving in our new home. There were 37 of us, and those who tried this dish raved about it. —Robin Thompson, Roseville, California
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Chickpea Potpies

My family loves potpies, and with this recipe, no one—not even my carnivores—misses the meat. Hungry teens and adults gobble them up! —Annette Woofenden, Middleboro, Massachusetts
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Cranberry and Roasted Beet Salad

I created this healthy, tasty dish. It’s excellent for Thanksgiving. Even the children loved it! —Brianna St. Clair, Worland, Wyoming
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Spicy Meatless Chili

Before I retired, this recipe was a mainstay in our house. I could prepare the ingredients the night before, and then on the way out the door in the morning I could throw everything in the slow cooker. When I got home later, I made the toppings and supper was done. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida
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Pumpkin Lasagna

I especially like this comforting fall dish because it's vegetarian. Even friends who aren't big fans of pumpkin are surprised by this delectable lasagna. Canned pumpkin and no-cook noodles make it a cinch to prepare. —Tamara Huron, New Market, Alabama

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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