Turkey doesn't have to be the main event at the Thanksgiving feast. These satisfying and delicious meatless main dishes will be a hit with everyone from vegetarians to omnivores. Choose from simple but impressive recipes for pastas, risottos, savory pies and tarts, and much more.
Wide lasagna noodles are filled with a lightly mashed butternut-squash mixture flavored with sage and nutmeg, then baked with a creamy ricotta and parmesan topping. A garnish of fried sage leaves adds a burst of extra flavor and texture.
This satisfying lasagna calls for tomato sauce in place of bechamel and goes easy on the cheese, making it both lighter and easier. Cooking and seasoning the spinach and leeks before baking the lasagna ensures the final product will be packed with layers of flavor.
Baking this risotto frees you from the endless stirring usually required, leaving only 20 minutes of prep time. Kale and butternut squash add nutrition and substance to this one-pot vegetarian main course. To save time on Thanksgiving day, cut up the squash earlier in the week and refrigerate it in a zip-top bag.
Bring this rustic tart to the Thanksgiving table long before dessert. A simple dough is topped with hearty broccolini -- natural hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale -- along with feta and Parmesan cheeses, then baked. If you prefer, swap broccoli florets for the broccolini and goat cheese for the feta.