Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without roast. For a healthier, plant-based twist, make roasted vegetables the star of the table this year. Any vegetable you can think of tastes great roasted. Luckily, Fall vegetables are especially delicious when roasted, which means you can use what’s seasonally and locally available for a simple, healthy Thanksgiving dinner.
We’ve put together 15 of our best recipes from our Food Monster App in which roasted vegetables shine. If you make any of these recipes, you’ll be sure to impress the entire family.
1. Easy Vegetable Roast With Tahini Dressing
Hearty, roasted vegetables in a creamy, rich dressing. Swap out any of the veggies in this recipe for whatever you happen to have on hand! Enjoy this warming dish over rice for a main course or enjoy it as a side next to some marinated tofu for a healthy meal! Either way, this simple and nourishing Easy Vegetable Roast by Elsa Brobbey drenched in creamy tahini dressing is totally a keeper!
2. Couscous With Roasted Vegetables
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This simple, yet delicious, Couscous With Roasted Vegetables recipe by Nita Ragoonanan makes a perfect side dish but can even work as a main, as well! Zucchini and asparagus are stirred into the starchy couscous after being roasted to perfection.
3. Roasted Cauliflower With Black Lentils and Dried Flowers
Cauliflower pairs amazingly with Thanksgiving ingredients and recipes, and this Roasted Cauliflower With Black Lentils and Dried Flowers dish is no exception. The addition of black lentils and dried flowers take this recipe by Judy Moosmueller to the next level!
4. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Toasted Seeds, and Balsamic Vinegar
Judy Moosmueller‘s roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is amazing. It combines pumpkin, tomatoes, toasted seeds and balsamic vinegar to make a vegan side that will be unforgettable. Plus, the tandoori spice mix is to die for. Your holiday guests will thank you!
5. Pumpkin Shaped Roasted Sweet Potatoes
These Pumpkin Shaped Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Wendy Irene are simple and delicious, with very few ingredients. Children especially love this recipe, but it can easily be jazzed up for a Thanksgiving dinner party.
6. Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Hazelnuts
Victoria Radichkova‘s Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Hazelnuts is warm, earthy, slightly sweet, and nutty, and worthy of your holiday table. Perfect for the Thanksgiving table – it’s festive, delicious, and easy to make. It’s hearty too, from all that fiber, but doesn’t pack too many calories.
7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Fennel and Pomegranate Seeds
When Brussels sprouts are roasted they become crispy, yet tender in the inside, with a nice smokiness from the turmeric powder. The combination of fennel and pomegranate seeds adds a beautiful dimension to this Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Fennel and Pomegranate Seeds dish by Marie Reginato. The fennel is sweet and crispy, while the fresh pomegranate seeds top off the dish with a delicious burst of tart flavor that really brightens up the vegetables! You have to try this – it really makes for the perfect side during a Thanksgiving dinner or any night of the week!
8. Roasted Root Vegetables With Coconut Milk and Macadamia Nuts
Viktoria Radichkova‘s delicious recipe is made with Roasted root vegetables cooked in coconut milk, and topped with salty, crunchy macadamia nuts, these are so sweet, creamy and delicious that you will get addicted! You may even skip the Thanksgiving pie after trying these Roasted Root Vegetables With Coconut Milk and Macadamia Nuts.
9. Tahini Roasted Cauliflower With Lemony Herb Oil
Dinners, in the traditional sense, are usually centered around one main dish. This Thanksgiving, for a stunning centerpiece that looks as amazing as it tastes, you have to try this Tahini Roasted Cauliflower With Lemony Herb Oil by Maikki Vasala. Along with being absolutely gorgeous, it is craftily spiced, rubbed down with a nutty tahini coating, drizzled with lemony herbs, and garnished with roasted almonds.
10. Easy Roasted and Salted Green Peas
Kaylee Pauley‘s recipe for these Easy Roasted and Salted Green Peas are a breeze to make and so yummy. With 3 grams fiber and 4 grams protein, they’re an excellent appetizer or side dish for Thanksgiving.
11. Turmeric Polenta With Roasted Beets and Greens
This Turmeric Polenta With Roasted Beets and Greens recipe by Claire Ragozzino is full of nutritional goodness and flavorful spices to make your body happy. This dish will taste absolutely delicious! Layering beet green pesto, roasted beets and cooked greens over turmeric polenta builds an amazing dish.
12. Roasted Acorn Squash With Curried Chickpeas and Veggies
Acorn squash is deliciously sweet when roasted and makes for the perfect edible bowl. Amanda Smith‘s Roasted Acorn Squash With Curried Chickpeas and Veggies recipe is amazingly easy to make and gives you the freedom to add in whatever beans and vegetables you like.
13. Roasted Cauliflower With Leeks and Tarragon
Kristen Grenton‘s recipe for this Roasted Cauliflower With Leeks and Tarragon is remarkable because of the depth of flavor. You get a hint of spice from red pepper flakes, anise from the tarragon, and a slight sweetness from the leeks. This exceptionally tasty ballet of flavors will dance across your palate and straight onto your list of favorite recipes.
14. Buckwheat With Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Miso Mushroom Gravy
Meredith Youngson‘s recipe for this ultra-comforting Buckwheat With Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Miso Mushroom Gravy is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. A rich, thick miso mushroom gravy is served over buckwheat cooked with aromatic onions. The glorious heirloom carrots bring their earthiness and a welcome brightness to the dish.
15. Sicilian Roasted Cauliflower
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Who would have thought that a whole head of cauliflower could pack so much texture and flavor? This recipe by Lilia Jankowska features a Sicilian Roasted Cauliflower topped with crispy, crunch breadcrumbs. It is flavored with plenty of Italian herbs and red pepper flakes.
For more delicious Thanksgiving ideas and recipes, check out our Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Menu. We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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