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4 Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

4 Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a great American holiday, especially when it comes to tasty recipes and family gatherings. Would you like to prepare a tasty dinner this year? Then you should be prepared to create recipes for the vegetarians in your family as well.

Whether you prepare these recipes by yourself or decide others to help you, as a host, your job is to have a tasty meal for everyone that’s welcomed on your dinner table. Don’t worry if it is your first time cooking for a bunch of family and friends, with a little planning and some delicious vegetarian thanksgiving recipes, you will make it work!

Prepare to get the most out of the holiday meals, whether your table is set for a crowd or a cozy dinner for two, these vegetarian recipes won’t leave any leftovers!

1. Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing completes autumn dishes better than soup! This tasty recipe can help you create a vegetable soup that’s velvety smooth and elegant.

All sorts of vegetables can be used instead of the butternut squash, but the best include seasonal veggies, like pumpkin or potatoes.

You can use various tools to purée your soup to create the desired smoothness. The smoothest purées are done in a blender, a food processor, or with a food mill. If you don’t want chunkier results, you should give up the potato masher or the regular fork.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter;
1 small onion, chopped;
11⁄2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and chopped;
6 cups of Green Broth by Design Ready;
Salt and freshly ground black pepper;
2 tablespoons of parsley for garnish

Directions:

Melt the butter over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the vegetables and cook until they start to soften, for about 5-6 minutes.

Then add the Green Broth and bring everything to a boil. Lower the heat so that the soup can gently cook, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly and the squash becomes fully tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.

After cooling the mixture, pour everything into a blender and purée. Cool and refrigerate, covered, to serve it cold.  Or reheat over low heat to serve hot. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve garnished with parsley.

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2. Autumn Millet Bake

This is the ideal centerpiece for a vegetarian Thanksgiving or as a healthful side for any meal; and it’s worth eating more than once a year! The slightly sweet flavor of the pumpkin is nicely balanced with tart fresh cranberries and the nutty flavor of millet.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil;
3⁄4 cup millet;
1 small pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes;
1 cup fresh cranberries;
Salt and freshly ground black pepper;
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves;
2 tablespoons of honey;
1 cup of Green Broth by Desing ready;
1⁄4 cup pumpkin seeds

Directions:

Heat the oven to 375°F and grease an ovenproof dish and a baking dish.

Put 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the millet and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and golden, for about 4 minutes.

Spread the pumpkin cubes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Add the cranberries and millet mixture on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and the sage and drizzle with the honey. 

Carefully pour the warmed Green Broth overall, cover it with a foil, and bake, for about 40 minutes. 

Uncover the baking dish, and turn the oven up to 400°F. In the end, adjust the seasoning and put the pumpkin seeds on top, then return the dish to the oven. Bake another 10 minutes, until the top is browned. Serve it hot or at room temperature.

3. Cranberry Relish with Orange and Ginger

Tired of the traditional cranberry sauce?
Here’s an update that keeps the traditional authenticity of the cranberry sauce recipes. 

Ingredients:

1 large orange;
4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries;
1⁄2 cup sugar, or more to taste1 teaspoon minced ginger

Remove the entire zest of the orange and set aside. Remove and discard the thick white pith. Separate the orange into sections.

Then combine the orange flesh, zest, cranberries, and sugar in a food processor. Process until the mixture is chunky. Stir in the ginger and more sugar if needed. 

You can serve right away, but it’s best if the sauce sits for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to join. It keeps well, refrigerated, for a few days.

4. Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy mashed potatoes are a well-known recipe for Thanksgiving. No matter if you are a vegetarian or not, everybody loves mashed potatoes as a side dish. Prepare this recipe and surprise everyone at the dinner table. 

Ingredients:

2 pounds starchy potatoes;
Salt;
1 cup of Green Broth by Design ready;
1 cup milk, plus more if needed;
4 tablespoons of butter;
Freshly ground black pepper

Peel the potatoes before cooking them. Then put them in a large pot, and cover with a cup of Green Broth by Design. Add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Keep the water rolling until the potatoes are done, anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

When the potatoes are done, add the milk and butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. When the butter is melted, mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher. 

Then return the pot to the heat and while stirring, add more milk if you want to adjust the desired consistency. Taste, adjust the seasoning, and serve on your Thanksgiving table.

Wrapping Things Up

Cooking for Thanksgiving can be a challenge, especially if you want to prepare a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.

These all take almost no time to prepare and are sure to satisfy your holiday crowd, plus, including Green Broth while cooking will add more nutritious benefits to your meals, so everyone wins.

We hope that these recipes can help you prepare delicious meals that your guests will love.

 



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