13 Easy Gourmet Recipes for a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Rolling Out Ricotta Gnocchi
©. Jaymi Heimbuch via Flickr

© Jaymi Heimbuch via Flickr

The holidays can be a challenging time for both vegans and vegetarians. But they don't have to be, especially with these simple and innovative recipes from our Green Wine Guide. They are so tasty, even the most staunch carnivore will want second helpings.

And while we have some really wonderful recipes here, such as Baked Pumpkin Fondue and Persimmon and Basil Pizza, don't forget to check out our other seasonal recipes here. And don't worry, we didn't forget about dessert, like our Beer-Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce.

Most importantly, whatever recipes you end up making and whomever you end up sharing them with, just have a very happy Thanksgiving!


Roasted Red Beet Hummus (Vegan)

Roasted Beet Hummus

Baked Pumpkin Fondue (Totally Not Vegan)

Baked Pumpkin Fondue

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French Onion Soup (Made with Coffee) (Can Be Made Vegan)

french onion soup photo

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Threesome (Can Be Made Vegan)

Mashed Potatoes Three Ways

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Beer Stewed Pears with Ginger (Vegan)

Bring the Beer and Ginger Pears to a Boil

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Orange Zest (Vegan)

Cranberries with Orange Zest and O.J.

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Seared Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Gouda (Can Be Made Vegan)

Green Wine Guide Kaz Winery Recipe: Brussel Sprouts with Gouda Freshly Grated Horseradish

The Main Course

Butternut Squash Gnocchi (Can Be Made Vegan)

Cut the tubes of dough into bite-sized pieces for butternut squash gnocchi with poppy seed butter sauce

Persimmon and Basil Pizza (Can Be Made Vegan)

Persimmon, Chèvre and Basil Pizza

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Coffee and Cream Risotto (Can Be Made Vegan)

coffee risotto photo

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Maple-Lemon Crème Brulée (No Way Is This Vegan)

Green Wine Guide Kaz Winery Recipe: Maple-Lemon Creme Brulee With Amaretti Cookie

Baked Apple Stuffed with Candied Ginger and Almonds (Vegan)

Green Wine Guide Frog's Leap Recipe: Baked Apple

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Beer-Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce (Can Be Made Vegan)

Poaching Pears in Beer

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