11 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes To Try If You're Sick and Tired of Tofurky

Being a vegetarian on Thanksgiving is a unique experience. You never have to worry about struggling to purchase and roast a turkey. When family members baste the bird, you can sit back and watch the annual presidential turkey pardoning, happy to know that some feathered friends have survived yet another year. But being a vegetarian doesn't mean you have to skip out on the feast altogether, or settle for anything less than a meal that's absolutely delicious. One of the biggest misconceptions about vegetarians on Thanksgiving is that they all eat Tofurky — which is crazy, especially when there are so many better options out there.

These 11 dishes are so good, you won't miss Tofurky (or turkey) at all. Pair them with vegan side dishes, some other vegetarian-friendly Thanksgiving fare, and you'll be set with the most beautiful meat-free feast of the year. Dig in!

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by Rebecca Deczynski

Lentil & Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

Lentils and tempeh make for a protein-filled dish in this savory recipe by A Beautiful Mess.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Thanks to Love and Lemons, seasonal squash gets bulked up to become a hearty main dish.

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Beer Bean-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

For a spicy twist, Cookie and Kate’s stuffed peppers bring unexpected zest to the Thanksgiving table.

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Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry Pear Sauce

Forget the meat. Oh She Glows’ lentil mushroom walnut balls satisfy the biggest appetite.

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Roasted Eggplant with Cumin Spelt and Fig Chutney

Topped with a warm chutney, Naturally Ella’s roasted eggplant is the perfect entree for an autumnal feast.

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Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin

What better way to celebrate the end of fall than with Green Kitchen Stories’ filling stuffed pumpkin? Packed with mushrooms, almonds, goat cheese, and cranberries, this one is a total show-stopper.

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Easy Baked Tofu

For a simple dish, The Healthy Foodie’s baked tofu is a less processed alternative to a store-bought Tofurky.

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Roasted Pumpkin Millet Herb Patties

Combing millet with sweet roasted pumpkin, My Darling Lemon Thyme’s patties are a wholesome dish.

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Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

With this easy, stuffed pepper recipe by Damn Delicious, you’re guaranteed to leave the table satisfied.

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Grain-Free Stuffed Mushrooms

Veggie-stuffed mushrooms make one standout dish, thanks to this grain-free recipe by Cara’s Cravings.

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Sweet Potato and Spinach Mac And Cheese

Mac and cheese is good anytime of year, but there’s just something about enjoying it on Thanksgiving that feels so, so right. Naturally Ella bakes hers with sweet potato and spinach.

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