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The Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Move over turkey, my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu will knock your socks off this year!

The Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Hi friends,

As a mainly vegetarian eater (I occasionally eat fish) I’m always on the lookout for good menus for holidays.  Sure you can just eat a few side dishes, but it’s nice when some thought is actually put into the meal!

This Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu is a compilation of my all-time favorite Thanksgiving themed recipes on Running in a Skirt put together in a way that will make the BEST meal.  It includes a vegetarian main dish, stuffing and enough sides for you to feel totally indulgent by the end of the meal.  These dishes are mainly healthy with a few exceptions that I noted in the recipes.  I do believe in making some indulgences without feeling guilty on holidays!  I also noted how to make this menu vegan.

If you are vegetarian I hope you’ll give this menu a try.  If you’re not, pick a recipe or two to add or your traditional menu this year.  It is always nice to mix it up!

The Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Farro, Mushroom, Cranberry & Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

These beauties will be the star of your meal!  They are roasted and stuffed with hearty ingredients like farro, cranberry, mushrooms and walnuts.  They look and taste sufficiently fancy for a Thanksgiving feast.  Plus these are vegan!

Vegan Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe / Running in a Skirt

If you are looking for a slightly easier acorn squash recipe, try my Simple Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash.

The Best Vegetarian Stuffing

This recipe is a family favorite and the stuffing I make for my meat eating family each year.  It’s full of flavor and vegetables plus you get that traditional Thanksgiving feel with it.  It’s a perfect addition to your Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu. To make the recipe vegan reduce the amount of butter and sub vegan butter.

The Best Vegetarian Stuffing recipe / Running in a Skirt


Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Sure you could make mashed potatoes like everyone else, but what about my 5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower?  It’s healthier and slightly unexpected in the best way!  To make vegan sub nutritional yeast.

Don't let potatoes have all the fun! Try my Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe! / Running in a Skirt

If you’d like to go the more traditional route make my Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes.


The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

This is my Mom’s famous sweet potato casserole recipe.  It tastes amazing and you’ll love it.  It is NOT healthy at all though, which I think is ok on Thanksgiving.  Use vegetarian marshmallows or leave them off if you don’t eat marshmallows.

Best Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows - My Mom's famous recipe- the real deal with butter and brown sugar- doesn't get any better than this!/ Running in a Skirt

If you are looking for a healthier sweet potato recipe make my Creamy Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes or my 4 Ingredient Roasted Sweet Potatoes.  The second option is vegan friendly!


Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts & Cranberries

This delicious recipe hits both the green veggie and the cranberry box on the menu!  It’s simple, fresh and tastes incredible.  It is vegan.

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries recipe. A great recipe for brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving! / Running in a Skirt


Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Fudge

Who needs a pie when you can have fudge?  This easy, easy recipe is no bake, healthy and vegan.  A perfect way to finish your vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner menu.

6 ingredient healthy pumpkin fudge recipe/ Running in a Skirt



Like my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

The Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner Menu



Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing my favorite fall Butternut Squash Soup.

 Your turn!

What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?


I’m linking up my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:21-04:00 November 7th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Recipe Roundup|19 Comments


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  2. Farrah November 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I’m definitely going to have to try some of these out for Thanksgiving this year! *-*! They look so good!

  3. Sarah November 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    So many delicious options but I’m all about those brussels and cranberries!!

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law November 10, 2017 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Now this is my kinda thanksgiving menu!! Yuuuuummmm!

  5. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I now really want to try mashed cauliflower and the fudge! Like try it right now 😉 Thanks for sharing Julie!

  6. Deborah Brooks November 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I have a very similar stuffed squash recipe-it’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving.

  7. Eileen November 7, 2017 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I just printed out every one of these divine recipes. I was so panicked about hosting Thanksgiving this year, but I’m feeling a little better with these in my back pocket. Thank you! Much love.

  8. Bento Momentos November 7, 2017 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    YUM! I love stuffed acorn squash. Cranberries and chopped almonds add great flavors and textures. Adding a runny egg on top is bliss ????

    • JulieWunder November 12, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Ohhhh now you just took it to the next level girl!!!

  9. Andrea on Vacation November 7, 2017 at 11:20 am - Reply

    I’m all about the sides on Thanksgiving! Even better if they are vegetarian and somewhat healthy.

  10. Lisa Ballantyne November 7, 2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Great ideas Julie! Especially the pumpkin fudge!

  11. Katie @ Hungry Runner November 7, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

    We’re doing Thanksgiving at Mark’s parents’ house so I may have to show his mom that stuffed squash recipe. She would LOVE it! And no Thanksgiving is complete without sweet potato casserole!

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