Turkey is Thanksgiving tradition, but let’s face it: the stars of the holiday menu are the vegetable sides, whether you eat meat or not. Here, we’ve pulled together a meatless menu everyone will love, with seasonal dishes for every course of your meal. And while you don’t have to have an entree, we guarantee you’ll love our inventive suggestion.
|Toasts with Spicy Broccoli Rabe and Pecorino
In Italy, toasts are topped with everything from sauteed chicken livers to fruit and prosciutto. But this vegetarian version, featuring pleasantly bitter broccoli rabe and nutty cheese, doesn’t skimp on flavor.
|Pureed Fennel Soup
This silky soup is made with vegetable stock and olive oil instead of cream, so it’s completely vegan. Thanks to the short ingredient list, fennel’s subtle flavor shines.
|Brussels Sprout Slaw
In this inventive salad, shredded brussels sprouts and radicchio are tossed with an assertive dressing, then topped with caramelized pecans.
|Pumpkin Cassoulet with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Garlic
Here, white beans, tender squash and savory onions bake under a crisp blanket of garlic bread crumbs. This spectacular meatless main has all the decadent richness of the classic that inspired it.
|Herbed Quinoa and Red Rice Stuffing with Kale and Pine Nuts
Vegetarian and gluten-free guests will love this stuffing, made with our heirloom grain mix. To further enhance the flavor, we add Tuscan kale and fresh oregano plus pine nuts for a bit of crunch.
|Potato and Celery Root Gratin with Gruyère
This gorgeous gratin features layers of potato and nutty, earthy celery root, bound together with rich cream and two types of cheeses.
Classic cranberry sauce is updated with an Italian twist in this sweet-savory mostarda, which balances heavier dishes with its vibrant, fruity flavor.
|Caramel Apple Pie
Laced with homemade caramel sauce, this apple pie makes the perfect finale for a holiday meal. Make extra of the sauce — it’s guaranteed to be a hit.