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Only a few days to go until Thanksgiving, and I’m positive that you have everything organised. But, if there ย is a teensy gap in your menu, please scroll on down for some links to Thanksgiving Day-friendly Food To Glow recipesย from the past five years. Never mind the photography. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cauliflower Cheese is such a family favourite but it really isn’t the first thing you might think of for a festive table. However, make it into a cake and it turns into the perfect vegetarian main course for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This gooey, herb-flecked cake also makes great leftovers.

This crumbly, gooey and slightly sweet tart tatinย would make a glorious holiday vegetarian or vegan main course or, sliced more thinly, an appetizer or starter.

This vegan dressing is laced with winter herbs and tangy sour cherries to make a flavour-packed and slightly unusual side dish for the holiday table.

This rosti cake recipe is ripe for ad libbing โ€“ change out the herbs; add in chopped olives or sautรฉed chestnuts; directly sub rice for quinoa or barley; leave out the cheese and add nuts instead, or as well as. You can even use other root vegetables: just keep the same weight and youโ€™ll be good to go. Reheats well too.

These easily assembled stacks can be a main or a side, vegan or meaty, made ahead or on the day. Change out the herbs if you like and feel free to use any sturdy bread โ€“ stale is perfect. Or a combination of bread and crackers, or crumbled cornbread.

Nearly every Southern cook in America has a tried and trusted cornbread โ€˜dressingโ€™ recipe. This one is a variation on one I make year after year. Usually eggs are added for more of a bread pudding effect, but this year it has gone vegan. If you want to add egg, stir in three after mixing in the stock.

This isย seriouslyย yummy. These tangy-sweet-umami sprouts are one of those more than the sum of its parts kind of foods. If you like sprouts even aย tinyย bit you will be picking them off the tray like we do.

Sweet potato casserole {or soufflรฉ, if you want to be fancy} is great with spicy-hot things, with other hot vegetable dishes, veggie sausages, as well as cold or hot meats โ€“ if you are that way inclined. Iโ€™ve seen it at barbeques in hottest, stickiest August, the pan scraped clean. Heck, if you top with marshmallows, it could be a fibre-packed dessert. Leftovers can be blended with some flour and made into sweet potato pancakes or muffins. An essential at the Southern Thanksgiving table.

Holiday side dish magic - creamed kale. Eat this at anytime but especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas


Holiday side dish magic – creamed kale. Eat this at anytime but especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

An easy and oh-so delicious side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any winter meal. Vegan and very family-friendly.

This pie is dedicated to those of you who โ€“ like me โ€“ donโ€™t really like pumpkin pie.

I’ll be back with a globally-inspired but seasonal recipe on Thursday. No sprouts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

20 thoughts on “11 Last-Minute Vegetarian Thanksgiving Day Recipes

  1. What a wonderful collection ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. debspots says:

    Wonderful roundup! Thanks!

    1. Shannon says:

      This is an impressive collection! Still love that cornbread recipe, Kellie. We cook it often.

      I hope you and the family have an extraordinary feast together. We, of course, will be continuing our holiday tradition of getting outside and shooting big birds vegan style — with a camera. So unnecessary that the suffering of another be front-and-center for a day of gratitude. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes! Happy Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Thank you for your kind words, Shannon, and I know you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving eating and getting out in nature. I hope you are very well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. oooh, the carrot and celeriac rosti looks soon good!

    1. Aw cheers, Dom. I haven’t made it in awhile but I need to. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. OMG there are some seriously good dishes in there! I am intrigued by the cauliflower cake and the tarte tatin. La famiglia is coming over from S Africa to visit for Christmas, so I will be on duty cooking Christmas lunch and this post is packed with inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Jeanne. Enjoy the family visit, although at this time of year, shouldn’t it be the other way around? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Camilla says:

    Never mind the photography Kellie? It’s all fabulous as are the dishes, drooling right now!

  6. Kacie says:

    Hi I just found your page!

  7. Everything here looks absolutely delicious! I am not cooking the main meal, but am in charge of salad, so will be heading to the store tomorrow to see what’s left ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving Kellie!

    1. Have a super Thanksgiving Day EA, and enjoy just being in charge of salad! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Katie says:

    Really love the topic of your blog! This truly inspires me! I know from my own experience how important food is when you are unhealthy! Love your Blog! xoxo Katie from

  9. lushly says:

    gorgeous photos and yummy looking food. thank you for posting!

  10. MrsMichela says:

    OMG! I’ll consider for vegetarian Christmas’ lunch version.

  11. M@Home says:

    Lovely list!

  12. Lovely! I shall keep these in mind for Christmas, they look gorgeous and sound like they are packed with flavour, thank you

  13. stateeats says:

    Fantastic line up here, lots of options! – Kat

  14. Lovely collection of recipes, loved the pictures

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