Last week my old roomie Caitlyn emailed me about stuffing. Ever since I made a butternut squash and sausage stuffing years ago, she’s been recreating it for her family’s Thanksgiving. Earlier this year, Caitlyn stopped eating meat. So when it came time to think about her turkey day contribution, she was in a menu planning pickle.
When my dad stopped eating meat 4 years ago, I actually began siphoning off a small portion of Caitlyn’s favorite stuffing for him without the sausage. It tastes equally delicious, so much so that when I put the recipe up on this site, I omitted the meat as well.
For me, turkey is really just a vehicle for all the other delicious sides at the Thanksgiving table. And because of that, I think I’d be a happy camper at a vegetarian turkey day. For all of you out there struggling with the same questions as Caitlyn, I put together a list of dishes that my ideal vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner would include. Bring on the creamed spinach and sweet potatoes.
p.s. Speaking of stuffing…I’m bringing a gluten-free one this year and can’t decide what to put in it. Thoughts?!
1. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Parmesan | 2. Roasted Pumpkin Wedges with Chili, Lime, and Cotija | 3. Healthy Creamed Spinach | 4. Mashed Sweet Potato Gratin with Smoked Gouda and Shallots | 5. Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup | 6. Cornbread and Wild Rice Stuffing with Hazelnuts and Cranberries | 7. Pan Roasted Cauliflower