Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu – & Main Dish Stuffing Recipe

For decades, I’ve been enjoying a vegetarian meal for Thanksgiving. Here is an example from 2014. A “traditional” feel without a bird’s body as a centerpiece.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu:

  • Radha’s Main Dish Stuffing* & Vegetarian Gravy (*recipe below)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Pearl Onions baked in a Cream Sauce
  • Broccolini with lemon butter or crispy garlic & parsley olive oil
  • Sauteed Portabello Mushrooms w/ rosemary, garlic, & Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Celery stuffed with Home-Made Pimento Cheese
  • Cucumbers & Cherry Tomatoes with fresh dill & vinaigrette
  • Pumpkin Pie two ways – with a traditional crust & a gingersnap crumb crust with gingersnap streusel topping

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*Radha’s Thanksgiving Main Dish Vegetarian Stuffing Recipe:

serves 10

  • 12 cups fresh whole wheat bread cubes
  • 3 cups canned garbanzos (chickpeas) mashed (save liquid)
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups sliced green pepper
  • 1 can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 5 TB Nutritional Yeast Flakes, lightly pan-toasted
  • 5 TB butter or vegan margarine
  • 4 TB Soy Sauce
  • 2 cups Imagine “No-Chicken” or Mushroom Broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 whole sprigs of rosemary plus 1 TB fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 TB fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder

Melt butter or vegan margarine in a small saucepan. Add water, nutritional yeast, tamari, sprigs of rosemary and bay leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves and rosemary.

Put all other ingredients into a large bowl and mix. Pour in broth mixture and mix well. Should be moist – add reserved liquid from chickpeas as needed.

Place in an oiled 9 x 12 baking dish.

Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 20 minutes or until veggies are tender and the top is browned.


Pumpkin Pie two ways: Gingersnap Crust w/ Gingersnap Streusel Topping and Traditional Crust – both eggless.

Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!!!


8 thoughts on “Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu – & Main Dish Stuffing Recipe

    1. We have included Tofurkey once or twice, yes. Most family members are pretty “meh” regarding it though so I hesitate to spend the money on it. Once we had slices of “Lightly Breaded Turk’y Cutlets” and another time slices of tofu fried crisp with tamari, onion powder and nutritional yeast flakes.


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