Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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And here comes my favorite time of the year. If you are like me who loves to entertain, well you are at a right place. Sharing some quick and easy recipes, you can make during these holidays without spending a ton of time in the kitchen. Whether you are cooking small or for a crowd, these recipes can be easily customizable and can be made effortlessly in a fraction of a time using Instant Pot. We are at this time of the year when entertaining season kicks off. Love how quickly you can put together a perfect holiday meals, that can be made ahead of time.

 

 

Thanksgiving is my family’s favorite holiday. Holiday cooking is so much fun, specially when everyone pitches in. I cook lot of dishes including entrees, side dishes, appetizers, and desserts. We always end with plenty of leftovers, we enjoy rest of the week.

Sharing some of my family favorites with you all. Hope you enjoy these delicious recipes as much as we do. This vegetarian collection of recipes will give you plenty of choices to choose from side dishes, soups and dessert. Happy Holidays!!

THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES

INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES

This Instant Pot mashed potatoes is easy, no-drain, dump and go recipe to make the best, creamiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes. Easy to make classic side dish that comes together in a fraction of a time.

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HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

Homemade Cranberry Sauce is easy to make and so much better than store bought ones! This cranberry sauce is flavorful, sweet, tart, and makes a perfect accompaniment to your holiday meals. Serve it with some classic holiday foods, or use it in your baked goods, with your favorite breakfast, as a topping on a cheesecake, or parfait.

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PENNE ALLA VODKA

Penne Alla Vodka is a classic Italian pasta dish made with vodka and penne pasta, simmered in a creamy, tomato-based sauce. This luscious, flavorful, restaurant style pasta is a breeze making at home using an Instant Pot! This recipe can be made vegan, alcohol-free.

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DINNER ROLLS / BRIOCHE ROLLS

These homemade Brioche rolls are light, and fluffy. Enjoy these buttery, pillow-y soft rolls, freshly baked or lightly toasted. We love it with some homemade fresh butter and/or jam!

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BROCCOLI CHEDDAR PASTA

Broccoli Cheddar Pasta, rich and cheesy, pasta dish that comes together in under 30 minutes! This recipe is easy, comforting, one-pot meal, which is great for quick weeknight dinner. This recipe can be made VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE

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MINESTRONE SOUP

A hearty, healthy Minestrone Soup is a classic Italian soup made with beans, veggies and some pasta. High in protein and fiber rich, makes it quite filling and can be enjoyed as a meal itself. This soup is so easy to make and a perfect complete meal for weeknight dinners that comes together in under 30 minutes. This soup can be made VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE. 

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MUSHROOM RICE PILAF

Mushroom Rice Pilaf, is a easy, flavorful rice dish made with long grain rice, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and some herbs. This dish is delicious, one-pot meal, cooked to perfection in under 30 minutes. Great for weeknight dinner or even for a gathering. This recipe is VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE

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CREAMY TOMATO BISQUE

Tomato Bisque is a creamy, silky smooth, tomato based soup, a variation to the classic tomato soup. This bisque is easy to make, uses pantry staples and comes together in no time!!

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MUSHROOM PASTA

Mushroom Pasta, a creamy, luscious, pasta dish, cooked in a rich, nutty, flavorful mushrooms, garlic, and Marsala wine sauce. This mushroom pasta can be made in under 30 minutes, makes it a perfect weeknight dinner or even for a company. This recipe can be made VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE

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THANKSGIVING DESSERTS

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

This Pumpkin Cheesecake is so smooth, and creamy, melt-in-mouth. Enjoy this moist, decadent cheesecake, perfect for this time of the year. In just 4 easy steps, make this flawless, crack-free cheesecake for this holidays and impress your loved ones.

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NO GRATE GAJAR KA HALWA [CARROT HALWA]

Enjoy this moist, delectable Gajar Ka Halwa [Carrot Halwa] made in a pressure cooker in a fraction of time. This easy, no peel, no grate halwa is the simplest recipe you may have tried. Devour this amazingly quick, gajar ka halwa that tastes heavenly.

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HOMEMADE CHERRY PIE FILLING

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is easy to make and so much better than store bought ones! This pie filling comes together in under 30 minutes, and is perfect for all your summer treats. Use it as a filling in your baked goods, with your favorite breakfast, as a topping on a cheesecake, or parfait. Indulge in some delicious treat, and sing to your heart!!!

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling can be made with fresh or frozen cherries. This recipe is gluten-free. This recipe makes filling enough for a 9-inch cherry pie. 

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CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Decadent Chocolate Fudge made with just a few ingredients. Quick and easy to make this homemade chocolate fudge is rich in chocolate flavor, perfect texture. Makes an excellent edible gifts or a simple treat.

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THANKSGIVNG BREAKFAST / BRUNCH

INSTANT POT BANANA BREAD

What a great way to start your day, with this moist, homemade banana bread topped with some fresh homemade butter. Easy to make, delicious, this Instant Pot banana bread is a absolute family favorite.

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HOMEMADE APPLE CAKE

This delicious Homemade Apple Cake is so moist, and juicy. Made with fresh sweet-tart apples, and spiced with some warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve this warm, spiced cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or just a sprinkle of some powdered sugar. Enjoy this fall favorite made from scratch in no time.

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THANKSGIVING BEVERAGES 

HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER

This Homemade Apple Cider is the perfect beverage to enjoy this fall and during winters. This Instant Pot cider is so easy to make, with just the few ingredients you can make the best cider at home. Made with fresh sweet and tart apples, orange, ginger, aromatic cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

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 I hope you enjoy these Thanksgiving dishes. If you try my recipes, don’t forget to share and tag your pictures with me #livingsmartandhealthy on Facebook or @livingsmartandhealthy at Instagram. I would love to see your creations! We wish you Happy Holidays! Time to create beautiful memories…

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Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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