Vegetarian Recipes

5 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Have a Perfect Thanksgiving Eve

Whatever the occasion is, you look for innovative recipes that would be loved by your guests. This Thanksgiving, try some exotic and delicious vegetarian recipes that are easy to prepare and don't take time.

If you want a meatless festival, then these recipes are a perfect choice for you.

1. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

To prepare this yummy treat: you would need 8-ounce silken tofu, sliced almonds, 3tbsps of olive oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, minced garlic cloves, ground black pepper, chopped onion, fresh thyme leaves, refrigerated almond milk, peeled and cut yellow new potatoes, and fresh parsley leaves.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and brush the baking dish with oil. In a food processor, mix almonds, oil, nutritional yeast, tofu, salt, and pepper. Blend it until it turns soft and smooth.

In a pan, add oil and fry onions. Remove the pan from heat and mix thyme and parsley. Over medium heat, combine potatoes, water, salt, and almond milk. Toss the potatoes until the liquid is reduced. In the baking dish, transfer the potatoes and cooking liquid.

Season it with salt and pepper. Top the remaining potatoes with liquid, and season it with salt. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 30 minutes. Uncover it and bake it more for 15 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes and sprinkle parsley leaves before serving.

2. Caramelized Butternut Squash

You would need medium-sized butternut squash, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, kosher salt, and ground black pepper. Start making this delectable vegetarian recipe by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F. Peel and cut butternut squash (remove the seeds).

Place them on a baking sheet and add melted butter, sugar, pepper, and salt. Toss the ingredients and spread on the baking sheet. Roast for 30-40 minutes, until the squash and glaze start caramelizing. Add seasonings and serve it hot.

3. Roasted Beets

Beets are healthy and are rich in several nutrients and vitamins. To make this recipe, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel the beets and cut them into chunks. Place the beets on a baking sheet and sprinkle olive oil, salt, thyme leaves, and pepper.

Roast them for nearly 30 minutes or until the beets turn soft. Remove beets from the oven and toss them with orange juice and vinegar. Before serving, sprinkle salt and pepper to enhance the flavor.

4. Glazed Carrots

Carrots are healthy and can be eaten in any way. Glazed carrots could be your perfect Thanksgiving recipe to impress your guests. All you would need, coconut oil, ground black pepper, honey, peeled and cut carrots (length-wise), and chopped parsley.

In a cast-iron skillet, add oil and heat it on medium flame. Now, place the cut carrots and cook for about 5-7 minutes. Add honey, 1/4th cup of water, and stir it well. Cook until water has cooked off. Season it with salt and pepper. Top it with parsley before serving.

5. Spinach Gratin

Not everyone likes spinach, but this spinach gratin is an innovative recipe and is topped with cheese before baking. To make Spinach Gratin, you would need flour, milk, grated Parseman cheese, kosher salt, Gruyere cheese, heavy cream, yellow onions, grated nutmeg, unsalted butter, and frozen chopped spinach.

Melt the butter and saute onions for 10-15 minutes. Add flour and nutmeg, and cook for about 2-5 minutes. Now, add cream and milk. Squeeze water from spinach and add it to the sauce. Add cheese and stir it well. Now transfer spinach into the baking dish and add more parmesan cheese on top. Bake it for 15-20 minutes and serve hot.

This Thanksgiving, try your hands on these innovative vegetarian recipes and enjoy the festive eve. 

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