Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu Ideas


There are many traditional foods and customs for Thanksgiving and I have put together a list of recipes and ideas for some Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menus.

Vegetarian Menu

Thanksgiving commemorates the harvest celebration of the Pilgrims and the Indians in the autumn of 1621. However, it was in 1863 when President Lincoln first decreed the holiday known today as Thanksgiving Day.

Turkey, Horn of Plenty, Cranberry Sauce – even marshmallow slathered yams….. these are all symbols of Thanksgiving.

The cornucopia is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC, also referred to as the food of worship and holiness, Horn of Amalthea, harvest cone, and horn of plenty. (Wikepedia). Today, the cornucopia is associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.
Traditional foods for Thanksgiving include roast turkey, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, cranberry sauce and pumpkin or other fall vegetables. Well, ya ain't gonna find a turkey recipe on this site! But you are going to find some awesome alternatives that will make your Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal a feast to remember!

So… with all of the above in mind, I have come up with the following menus. I hope these ideas inspire you to be creative this Holiday Season. Good Food, Family and Friends make holidays memorable and festive. Enjoy your holiday!


Menu 1
Soup/Starter:
Sweet Potato Soup
Main Course:
Onion Quiche
Easy Potato Recipe w/ Caramelized Onions
Side Dishes:
Beet and Pear Salad
Summer Salad Recipe
Dessert:
Chocolate Fruit Bark

Menu 2
Soup/Starter:
Basic Vegetable Soup
Main Course:
Stuffed Vegetables
Spicy Fried Tofu
Sweet Potato Puffs
Side Dishes:
Roasted Carrot Recipe
Lentil Sweet Potato Salad
Dessert:
Wine Poached Pears

Menu 3
Soup/Starter:
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Main Course:
Sweet Potato Pie
Nut & Onion Pie
Side Dishes:
Broccoli Waldorf Salad Recipe (add a handful of craisins [cranberry raisins] to dress up the salad)
Pita Vegetable Salad
Dessert:
Lemon Meringue Pie

Menu 4
Soup/Starter:
Spinach Dip Recipe
Corn Chowder
Main Course:
Vegetarian Lasagna
Mexican Style Potatoes Corn Recipe
Side Dishes:
Summer Squash Side Dish Recipe
Dessert:
Easy Pumpkin Cookies
Rice Crispy Treats

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I'm Mimi (that's me on the Nile River!) and this is my recipe collection. I love to be creative, love to cook and love to entertain. I'm also veggie which means that all of the above gets a bit more complicated – and a lot more fun!

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