As a former vegetarian–vegan, in fact–I remember well how veg-heads have to fend for themselves at Thanksgiving. For it’s not just turkey day. No, it’s chicken-stock-in-the-stuffing day, a meal where there’s bacon in the Brussels sprouts and butter and cream in absolutely everything. Depending on whether you’re hosting or attending, you might not have a ton of control over what’s on the vegetarian buffet, which can an obstacle to the delicious merriment of the holiday.
So if you’re looking to contribute a meat-free dish that you know you can eat, you’ll find inspiration below for dishes you can sneak onto the table beside the meat–or present proudly to a room full of vegetarian feasters, should you be so lucky.
**10 Things to Eat at Thanksgiving If You’re a Vegetarian**
1. Portobello Mushrooms with Parmesan-Herb Stuffing. These mushrooms steal stuffing from the realm of the carnivores and reinvent the fragrant bread mixture as the perfect filling for ‘shrooms.
2. Stuffed Delicata Squash. Curry at Thanksgiving? While the pairing of lentils, rice, and spice might not be altogether traditional, these gorgeous stuffed veggies are filling–a good main course veggie option if there’s room on your table for one.