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19 Recipes that'll Make your Vegetarian Friends Feel Looked After this Thanksgiving

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19 Recipes that'll Make your Vegetarian Friends Feel Looked After this Thanksgiving
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Having some vegetarians over for Thanksgiving? Don't sweat it. We have a choice of vegetarian thanksgiving recipes that are sure to put a smile on their faces this year.

Vegetarians can often feel left out at Thanksgiving where the turkey takes the limelight as the main dish, but that needn't be an excuse this year. Vegetarian options can be just as exciting and rewarding, and your guests will be eternally grateful you didn't forget about them on one of the biggest days of the year.

Treat them to delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes they'll remember for years to come. They'll be tempted by gourmet dishes like sage-infused pumpkin risotto, broccoli casserole with Gruyere cheese and chili-spiked cornbread.

Get all the recipes for these and other vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes below:

TOFURKEY ROLL WITH MUSHROOMS

Let vegetarians in on the fun with this vegan tofu roll. It's something different and special, sure to make vegetarians feel looked after during the Thanksgiving feast.

MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH BREAD CRUMBS

Serve up hearty cheese n'mac in individual portions, hot bubbling with browned bread crumbs on top for the ultimate comfort dish.

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA

Get a taste of Italy with the classic oven bake of eggplant, tomato sauce and bechamel and tasty stringy cheese.

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

Take stuffed mushrooms up a level by treating your vegetarian friends to porcini mushrooms. Your vegetarian friends will love you for it.

Gluten Free Quinoa and Zucchini Bake

Looking for a gluten free and vegetarian dish? this could be just the answer. An easy all in one bake will form an impressive centre piece for vegetarians.

Sweet Potato Chips

These sweet potato chips are a great tasty appetizer to welcome guests with as they arrive.

Wild Mushroom Terrine

This vegan wild mushroom treat was devised by blogger Linda Louis. Try spreading it onto small triangles of toast to serve as canapes. Even meat eaters will be satisfied with the smoky earthy notes.

Pumpkin with Chestnuts and Onion

This dish is always a surefire Thanksgiving winner. Sweet chestnuts paired with soft pumpkin are a match made in heaven.

Pumpkin Pie

No Thanksgiving would be complete without a pumpkin pie. This one comes topped off with cranberries.

THREE TURKEY STUFFINGS FOR THANKSGIVING

Vegetarians can easily get into the festive spirit by enjoying some meat free stuffing that carry all the flavours of Thanksgiving without having to be stuffed inside a Turkey.

Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew

Make up a batch of this tasty chickpea stew the day before to let you flavours develop overnight leaving you to concentrate on other dishes that need to be cooked in the moment whilst this is merely re-heated before eating.

CORNBREAD WITH RED AND GREEN CHILIES

Sop up every last bit of gravy with this heavenly cornbread. A spicy kick ensures it will tickle your tastebuds and entice you to get seconds.

PUMPKIN RISOTTO WITH SAGE

This creamy Italian risotto is definitely something to be grateful for. It's seasoned with Parmesan cheese and sage leaves cooked in butter.

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

Vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes don't get any easier than this cheesy green bean casserole topped with crunchy buttery breadcrumbs.

CREAM OF PUMPKIN SOUP

Get your special Thanksgiving dinner off to a good start with this velvety pumpkin soup garnished with toasted pumpkin seed oil.

BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE

You'll get everyone to eat their broccoli when you dish it up as a cheesy casserole laced with Gruyere and nutmeg.

MASHED POTATOES WITH PUMPKIN

Everyone will love this updated version of classic mashed potatoes with a hint of pumpkin and sage. Get the recipe now.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CHESTNUTS

A white balsamic cream adds oomph to this vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe made with sautéed Brussels sprouts and chestnuts.

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