Want some plant-forward options for your holiday table? Try these on.
Consider your protein. At a holiday table, we’re often looking at a hefty portion of meat, but eliminating meat doesn’t mean that you have to compromise your protein. There’s still plenty to be had, for example, this mushroom wellington with pecans from Feasting at Home never disappoints and looks impressive on a table.
Honor the seasonal vegetables. That means brussels sprouts, pumpkins, squash, carrots, and more. I really love these Mediterranean-stuffed sweet potatoes, topped with chickpeas and cashew cheese (yes, I’ve discovered that cashew cheese is a thing).
Enjoy the aesthetics of a plant-rich table. You can make a beautifully festive, Instagrammable dish that brings together eggplant and pomegranate seeds by cooking up this roasted eggplant with buttermilk sauce recipe.
Not all gravy has to be flavored with meat. This easy savory gravy is delicious even though it’s meat-and-dairy-free. Put it over some potatoes and enjoy.
Speaking of potatoes, change your potato game. I love mashed potatoes as much as anyone, but I also love the change in texture and flavor offered by crisping up some potatoes with crispy potato skillet with snap pea slaw and jalapeño sour cream.
And Thanksgiving isn’t complete without some desserts so try this melt-worthy vegan pumpkin cheesecake.
And don’t forget the leftovers. Even if you don’t have a turkey, you can still enjoy those buttery, sage flavors in another manner. These thanksgiving sandwiches by Purple Carrot are divine, getting their flavors from the herbs and their chewy, snappy texture from the broccoli and brussel sprouts.
But what about you? Share your favorite vegetarian recipes for the holiday in the comments?