Tried and true vegetarian side dish recipes for Thanksgiving please! We will be hosting omnivores, vegetarians, and all-but-beef-eaters for Thanksgiving. I'm looking for things that have the greatest potential for enjoyment by all. Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I don't have time to try out the recipe. Also, I don't want random vegetarian side dishes--it must be Thanksgiving/fall themed.
Here is what I have so far:
Start with beet soup served in acorn squash half bowls.
Turkey, of course, with stuffing that has pork in it, and separate vegetarian stuffing.
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
For dessert, we will have pumpkin cheesecake.
I would like to have 1-2 more vegetarian side dishes, one that is hearty that the vegetarian friends can enjoy as their main dish, but also one that is a green vegetable. Both should be something that others can enjoy as well.
I've looked at this
, and have gotten some great ideas (pumpkin cheesecake), but am still looking!
The restrictions are that, of course, I want it to fit with the Thanksgiving/fall theme. Also, the oven is going to be occupied by the turkey, so it should be something that can be small tucked in next to the turkey, cooking at the same temp as the turkey. Otherwise, it should be something that can be made the day before, and be simple to heat up before being served.
Also, I don't want something that is heavy on the cheese, because we will be having cheesecake for dessert, and I just don't think it will go well with the other dishes that are already planned. But if you have something that will go with with the above, do share!
One more thing--vegetarian gravy?!? Recipes please!