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Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Minus the Tofurkey: 10 Meat-Free Entrees That Don’t Pretend to Be Animals

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It's easy to think of vegetarian side dishes, but when it comes to Thanksgiving mains? Too many meat-less entrees involve Tofurkey. But we have a gentle suggestion for anyone hosting vegetarian guests this Turkey Day: Processed, packaged food that's fashioned after an animal and given a prefix of “tof” does not a happy guest make. Want a better alternative? We found ten vegetarian recipes substantial enough to be your main course for a full, satisfied vegetarian Thanksgiving. Imitation turkey not included.

1. Stuffed Kabocha Squash with Quinoa and Chickpeas, What Would Cathy Eat

2. Vegetable Pot Pies, Chef In You

3. Black Lentils in Mushroom-Zinfandel Sauce, The Wind Attack

4. Artichoke and Spinach Manicotti, Pham Fatal

5. Spanakopita, Closet Cooking

6. Roasty Ratatouille, Burghilicious

7. Butternut Squash Risotto, A Beach Home Companion

8. Vegan Shepherd's Pie, The Bite Me Kitchen

9. Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, Dinners For a Year

10. Spaghetti Squash with Spinach, Feta, Basil, and White Beans, Cookin' Canuck