Favorite Recipes for Thanksgiving's Top Twelve Favorite Vegetables

Favorite Recipes for Thanksgiving's Top Twelve Favorite Vegetables. Can you name Thanksgiving's top vegetables?! A Veggie Venture readers voted, then I collected 100+ Thanksgiving side-dish and vegetarian entrée recipes for those vegetables, all especially for Thanksgiving.
Welcome to A Veggie Venture's collection of
Thanksgiving vegetable recipes!
Can you name Thanksgiving's top vegetables?
A Veggie Venture readers voted!

Since 2006, it's tradition here at A Veggie Venture to feature Thanksgiving vegetable recipes throughout November, now collected here in one convenient place! The collection features recipes for your favorite Thanksgiving vegetables, the ones long-time readers and frequent visitors themselves voted for! The collection is updated every year (including in 2014!) and now lists four dozen featured Thanksgiving recipes (and 100+ in total!), all:

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Every year, one new recipe stands out as a "reader favorite". The collection's very first recipe, World's Best Green Bean Casserole remains the all-time favorite but in 2007, the low-carb Cauliflower Cream was the surprise favorite, followed in 2008 by Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin. In 2009, readers loved my Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar and in 2010, the dramatic and vegetarian or vegan Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin. Even though the sweet potato is our favorite vegetable at Thanksgiving, it took 2011's Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry & Orange to really grab readers' attention. The favorite in 2012, especially on Pinterest, was the Silky Smooth Corn Pudding. Last year, readers couldn't get enough of Pioneer Woman's Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole. What will be the favorite recipe in 2014? We'll see! Watch for new recipes throughout November! Enjoy!

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Vegetables – with Recipes, Of Course!



MORE THANKSGIVING RESOURCES
from A VEGGIE VENTURE
Vegetarian Entrée Recipes for Thanksgiving

from KITCHEN PARADE, MY FOOD COLUMN
Six Thanksgiving Menus
(traditional, make-ahead, casual Thanksgiving buffet,
intimate Thanksgiving for a small table, vegetarian, lower-calorie)
How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust
(tips and photos for the best pie crust ever)
Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving Leftovers



Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving's Favorite Vegetable: Sweet Potatoes!
SWEET POTATO RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole (pictured)
Sweet Potato Casserole
Fresh Candied Yams
Mashed Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes with Citrus
Maple Ginger Sweet Potatoes
Simple 'Sweet Potato' Potato Salad with Hardly Any Mayonnaise
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry & Orange
Sweet Potato & Banana Purée

VEGETARIAN ENTRÉES with SWEET POTATO
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole from Kitchen Parade
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew from Kitchen Parade
Sweet Potato Curry with Red Lentils, Roasted Peppers & Spinach
Vegetable Chili with Sweet Potatoes & Chipotle

MORE SWEET POTATO RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine
Roasted Whole Red Onions with Sweet Potatoes & Rosemary
Sweet Potato Cornbread
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots from Kitchen Parade
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits from Kitchen Parade
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle from Kitchen Parade
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables) from Kitchen Parade
World's Best Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving's Second Favorite Vegetable: Green Beans!
GREEN BEAN RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
World's Best Green Bean Casserole (pictured)
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole from Kitchen Parade
Slooow Country Green Beans
Green Beans with Browned Butter & Pine Nuts

MORE GREEN BEAN RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Pioneer Woman's Green Bean Casserole
"Best Ever" New Potatoes & Green Beans
Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil
Green Beans with Lemon & Pine Nuts
Green Beans with Onion & Almonds
Pennsylvania Dutch Green Beans with Bacon
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving's Third Favorite Vegetable: Potatoes!
POTATO RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes from Kitchen Parade (pictured)
Twice-Baked Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes with Vegetarian Apple Cider Gravy

MORE POTATO RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots from Kitchen Parade
Those Pink Potatoes from Kitchen Parade
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes' (Mashed Cauliflower & Turnip) from Kitchen Parade
Confetti Potato Salad from Kitchen Parade
Potato Blintzes from Kitchen Parade
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables) from Kitchen Parade
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin

PUMPKIN RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Light 'n' Fluffy Homemade Whole-Grain Bread & Buns from Kitchen Parade
Honey Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie from Kitchen Parade
Thanksgiving Cake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from Kitchen Parade

VEGETARIAN ENTRÉES with PUMPKIN
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin from Kitchen Parade (pictured)
Pumpkin-Stuffed Lasagna Rolls from Kitchen Parade

MORE PUMPKIN RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Pumpkin Dip
Pumpkin Hummus with Honey
Autumn Pumpkin Bread from Kitchen Parade
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins from Kitchen Parade
Stuffed Pumpkin with Apple & Cranberry
Whole Pumpkin Baked with Custard
Fresh Creamed Corn

CORN RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Succotash
Silky Smooth Corn Pudding

Ha, exactly TWO! I don't think of corn as a Thanksgiving vegetable but it's your fifth favorite vegetable at Thanksgiving. Tell me, what corn recipes are on your table at Thanksgiving?

MORE CORN RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Fresh Creamed Corn from Kitchen Parade (pictured)
Hot Corn Dip

WINTER SQUASH RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple from Kitchen Parade (pictured)
Squash Puff from Kitchen Parade (my family's tradition)
Mashed Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes with Citrus
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash with Ginger & Dried Fruit
Butternut Mac 'n' Cheese
Winter Squash Polenta

VEGETARIAN ENTRÉES with WINTER SQUASH
Butternut Squash Lasagna with Butternut Bechamel & Roasted Butternut Squash
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar
Farro Risotto with Butternut Squash & Mushrooms
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew from Kitchen Parade

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT :-)
How to Cut, Peel & Cube a Butternut Squash and Keep All Ten Fingers

MORE WINTER SQUASH RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Butternut Squash Soup That Actually Tastes Like Butternut Squash
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine
Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Glaze
Raw Butternut Squash Salad
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

CARROT RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Creamy Carrot Purée

MORE CARROT RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Easy-Easy Slow Cooker Honey Carrots
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots from Kitchen Parade (pictured)
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots from Kitchen Parade
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts

BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Brussels Sprouts with Maple & Walnut Vinaigrette
Brussels Sprouts with Apricot Glaze

MORE BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Parade (pictured)
Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad
Lemony Creamy Brussels Sprouts & Celery
Spinach Casserole

LEAFY GREEN RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Spinach Casserole (pictured)
Gratin of Greens

MORE LEAFY GREEN RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Spinach & Artichoke Gratin
Greek Spinach-Asparagus-Potato Gratin (Spinaki me Sparaggia Orgraten)
Weight Watchers Spinach Dip
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Vinaigrette

CAULIFLOWER RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Cauliflower Cream
Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese
Creamy Cauliflower Gratin

VEGETARIAN ENTRÉES with CAULIFLOWER
Savory Cauliflower Cake

MORE CAULIFLOWER RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Vinaigrette (pictured)
Cauliflower Hummus
Healthy Holiday Salad with Broccoli, Cauliflower & Dried Cranberries
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs from Kitchen Parade
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes (Mashed Cauliflower & Turnips) from Kitchen Parade
Whole Cauliflower With Homemade Cheese Sauce
Turnip Puff (or Rutabaga Puff)

TURNIP RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Turnip Puff from Kitchen Parade (pictured)
Leeks & Root Vegetable Gratin
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes' (Mashed Cauliflower & Turnips) from Kitchen Parade

MORE TURNIP RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
"Wonderful" Glazed Turnips & Carrots
Swedish Red Cabbage & Apples

CABBAGE RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Smothered Cabbage

MORE CABBAGE RECIPES for THANKSGIVING
Swedish Red Cabbage & Apples (pictured)
Caraway Cabbage from Kitchen Parade
Autumn Slaw with Apples & Bacon
Savory Onion Tart

ODDBALL VEGETABLE RECIPES

FEATURED at THANKSGIVING
Beet Salad with Lemon & Olives
Boozy Baked Celery
Autumn Sunchoke Salad
Pioneer Woman's Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

VEGETARIAN ENTRÉES with "ODDBALL" VEGETABLES
Caramelized Onion Tart (pictured)

MORE ODDBALL VEGETABLES for THANKSGIVING
Moroccan Spiced Onions (Mezgaldi)
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf with Quinoa, Barley, Kamut & Other Grains




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9 comments:

those perfect make-ahead mashed potatoes have never failed me! this year I am drooling over that whole roast cauliflower...so elegant and rustic all at once!

Lovely photos in this post! It's that time again isn't it? How did it come around again so quickly.por

Thank Alanna for all you do...you are AWESOME!!!

What a great recipe collection -- thanks for sharing.

Wow- what a mouthwatering array of choices. (Thank you for dropping by and "making my day". Lovely story and feedback- much appreciated!) xox

HI Alanna,
I'm a frequent reader, have never commented before, but just had to say "thanks". For all your recipes throughout the year, and this recap! Love your blog!!!!

What an incredible collection-thank you!

I love this corn recipe for Thanksgiving. It comes from Carmen, who blogs at Mom to the Screaming Masses.

Corn Pudding

1 can drained corn
1 can cream style corn
1 cup sour cream (may be low fat)
1/2 c melted butter (1 stick)
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix (8.5 oz. size)

Mix together well and pour into greased 9 x 13 pan.

Cook at 350 for one hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
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I personally add 1/4 t of smoked paprika to this, but the same amount of your preferred spice may also be added.

Pat

that savory bread pudding sounds amazing!!
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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna