Vegetarians have it hard on Thanksgiving. Not only do Thanksgiving menus tout the obviously-not-vegetarian turkey, but most stuffings are made with non-vegetarian ingredients as well. Not to mention, who wants to settle for tofurkey just to join in the Thanksgiving fun? Well worry not vegetarians, Recipe4Living has a menu for you this year too and it's full of recipes that will even make turkey-eaters jealous.
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Begin with hearty fall ingredients that will set the tone for your delicious feast.
Lentil and Chestnut Soup
Spicy Sweet Potato Wontons
Wild Mushroom and Brie Quiche
Autumn Appetizer Strudel
Bean Soup with Kale
These fall-inspired main courses will not have you missing out on your protein!
Winter Squash with Apricot Stuffing
Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Lasagna
Curried Squash, Garbanzo Bean and Potato Stew
Kitchen Garden Ratatouille
Stuffed Thanksgiving Pumpkins
Cranberry Apple Raisin Stuffing
Barley Herb Casserole
Orange Cranberry Sauce
Bourbon Glazed Sweet Potato, Apple and Pecan Gratin
Traditional Thanksgiving desserts can be enjoyed by all, especially if you make one of these sweet recipes!
Triple Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Easy Free Form Plum Tart
Cranberry Pear Crisp
Baked Apples with Sweet Potato Stuffing
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Indulge in a Thanksgiving cocktail or sit back and relax with a warm cup of tea during the meal.
Apple Pie Cocktail
Ginger Cinnamon Tea
Easy Apple Cider
1. For a nice and simple centerpiece, buy a few fall gourds at the grocery store and place them in a ceramic or glass bowl. Pile them high so your guests can admire them throughout the meal. An alternative: fill a vase with cranberries and put your flowers over them.
2. Dress your table with autumn colors like browns, golds, oranges and reds. Complete your look with tablecloths, plasticware and even plates in this color scheme.
3. Let your guests help you do the final assembly. Have them put side dishes into bowls and set the table while you take care of the rest.