Ideas For a Vegetarian Friendsgiving


Veggie Friendsgiving!

Carla here! Thanksgiving season is here and it’s my favorite time of the year! Halloween is a close second but there’s just not enough savory foods involved. I’ve been a pescetarian for 7 years, and while I never impose my diet on anyone, I just serve awesome meatless meals that I would enjoy and after a few bites, my friends eventually forget about having meats as mains.

Thanksgiving is a great time but Friendsgiving is equally important. To celebrate all of the amazing friendships in our lives, I scoured the internet high and low to find out what the best dishes for this year’s Veggie Friendsgiving feast. There are so many delicious options that bring all the flavors and feels of the season without meat! Try them one or try them all!

Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash

Whether stuffed with a curry sauce, harvest veggies or quinoa, there’s tons of options as to what to put inside a nicely roasted squash. Bonus points since they look prettier than a turkey on the ‘gram. See recipe here.

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Roasted Cauliflower Veggie Tart

Consider this veggie pizza’s fancy cousin that knows how to use all the forks at elegant dinners.  This particular recipe is so decadent it has main dish potential written all over it. See recipe here.

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Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese and Dried Cranberries

Being that pumpkin is hands down the flavor most associated with fall, there is no way it could’ve been left off this list. This delectable side combines so many great flavors to create a super unique dish that will have everyone asking for the recipe. See recipe here

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Brown Butter garlic honey roasted carrots

This super easy dish contains so many fall flavors and takes less than half an hour to make-plus your home will smell amazing! See recipe here.

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Mushroom Herb Gravy

Would a Friendsgiving feast be complete without gravy? Probably not. One of the feasts I’m attending is having a gravy contest and this is the recipe I will be making. Hopefully this gravy train makes it all the way to first place! See recipe here.

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Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Pumpkin pie is too safe of a choice for this fun occasion, genuinely celebrate the friendships you’re thankful for with this sweet treat. What better way to wrap up the night than with the delicious flavor of salted caramel! Bonus points since these bars would be the perfect base for a Thanksgiving inspired pazookie. See recipe here.

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Happy friendsgiving from Girls on Food!

Carla Duran

My government name is Carla, but in many circles I’m known as Carby due to my love of carbs. I've been a pescetarian for seven years and still love pizza, tacos and burgers.