Sure, there's a ton of fuss over the bird when it comes Thanksgiving dinner (and I'm not denying how melt-in-your-mouth fantastic turkey is), but many vegetarian dishes can make their way to the center of the table this season and serve as the star of the meal. If you want to serve a meatless version of this holiday feast without loosing any of the sacred flavors, try these perfect recipes for a vegetarian Thanksgiving.
The key to creating vegetarian dishes that work with the Thanksgiving tradition, is to cook with many of the same vegetables and spices that are associated with the holiday. The warm, earthy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg pair great with different seasonal squashes and sweet potatoes — topped with perfectly toasted nuts, of course.
Passing on the turkey doesn't mean you have to pass on flavor or fullness. All the meat-free recipes in this round-up have the moxie of a main dish, making them the ideal offering for any vegetarian that joins your Thanksgiving table. But take caution: these satisfying entrees have the power to convert even the most fanatical of turkey-lovers into veggie worshiping diners. Don't say you haven't been warned.