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5 vegetarian-friendly Thanksgiving recipes

By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 20, 2010, 11:50 a.m.
Butternut squash soup in a bowl on a wooden table

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What's for dinner?

Thanksgiving dinner can be a comedic, frenzied endeavor. Crazy uncles, allergic cousins and principled vegans all come to the family dinner table with peculiar food agendas. And guess who has to feed them?

There will be countless variants of this family tableaux unfolding in households across the United States this holiday, causing a lot of stress on the cook to produce a healthy, wholesome meal for everyone.

Turkey remains the centerpiece in most Thanksgiving dinners, but there are many ways to incorporate recipes that bridge the divide between old-school feasts and vegetarian fare.

So it’s time to pass the salt and hold the griping. Here are five crowd-pleasers to try.