Believe it or not, a lot of people have asked if vegetarian Thanksgiving is a thing. Which I find strange, because Thanksgiving spreads normally include a million and one vegetables. But I get it, when most people think Thanksgiving they think Turkey. When my family thinks Thanksgiving, we thing Tofurky! And believe me, we are just as excited about it.
And I know what you are thinking when I say Tofurky. We all do. But it is delicious, even to meat eaters. Would they take it over turkey? No. But hey, I wouldn’t take turkey over Tofurky, so we’re even!
When I think about it, I can get a Tofurky any time of the year. And I can make stuffing, and craberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. But there is something about the third Thursday of November that makes all of those things taste a thousand times better than any other time of the year. Amiright?!
So, what do vegetarians eat for Thanksgiving?
We eat, everything! Except turkey 🙂
This is the first Thanksgiving dinner I cooked all by myself. This was cooked for just my husband and son, and my dad made an appearance later in the evening. I honestly had never been so proud of a meal before this. Though each year I try to do as much, if not more. And this year will be no exception.
Notice the hockey puck biscuits. For some reason, I have never been able to master the art of biscuit making. Also, I never noticed in this picture my Tofurky looks like a butt.
These are the recipes I have used in the past or am planning on using this year:
- White Mac and Cheese by Demaris Phillips. My husband hates cream cheese, but he loves Demaris Philips and he loves this mac and cheese. Not to be confused with my Pizza Mac and Cheese, which he also loves.
- Cranberry Sauce by The Barefoot Contessa
- The Brownies that come with this Tofurky meal is amazing, and I usually eat it throughout the day while I’m cooking.
- I change stuffing recipes each year, but I always use one with sourdough bread, and recently I’ve started using recipes with vegetarian sausage and apples. I’m going to try this one, without the cranberries: Sausage Herb Stuffing by Ina Garten.
- I’m going to make this Chive-Cheese Cornbread, as well as a regular cornbread, because Jack is super picky and he won’t eat cheese and chives in cornbread.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, I have been watching my two favorite Thanksgiving episodes:
- A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving – Gilmore Girls (obvs). Because what’s a holiday without the usual Gilmore Girls obsession.
- We Gather Together – Roseanne (the first one, not the new one)
I even got the shirt that Roseanne wears in this episode.
Side Note: I will ever only plug the first run of this show, when Roseanne had something to say, and was making a difference. I am so saddened and angry about the person she has become, and refuse to watch the reboot.
Alright y’all, I’m heading to the kitchen to get started on my cooking! What are you making this year?