Gallery: Meatless Dishes for Thanksgiving

Ultra-Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Ultra-Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
We *heart* lasagna. Especially this recent number created by Kenji in response to this vegetarian lasagna challenge. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chilaquiles
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chilaquiles
This Mexican "lasagna" is sweet and subtly spicy, with a super-simple homemade salsa of flash-roasted vegetables. The whole things is covered with a layer of browned, bubbling cheese for a sure-fire crowd-pleaser.Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Chard, Fennel, and White Bean Gratin
Chard, Fennel, and White Bean Gratin
Avoid the stress of cooking everything on the big day with this make-ahead casserole. Sauteed fennel adds an anise aroma to the creamed vegetables and a layer of cheesy breadcrumbs will be a hit with diners of all ages. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Baked Kale-Stuffed Delicata Squash
Baked Kale-Stuffed Delicata Squash
Not only will this dish look beautiful on the table, but you will be happily full after the meal. The complex, nutty-tasting filling topped with a crispy brown crust nicely complements the soft, smooth flesh of the squash. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Roasted Ratatouille Lasagna Napoleons
Roasted Ratatouille Lasagna Napoleons
A tomato-based lasagna with inspiration from the vegetarian French dish ratatouille. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chutney Vinaigrette
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chutney Vinaigrette
This side of creamy sweet potatoes roasted and tossed with ginger and cranberries will star in any Thanksgiving spread. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Camargue Red Rice Salad
Camargue Red Rice Salad
An intriguing rice fromm Camargue, France, gets special treatment: a lemony green parsley and olive oil sauce, little jewels of zucchini and haricots verts, slivers of green olives and walnuts, and shards of scallions and fresh raw spinach. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

French in a Flash: Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyère
French in a Flash: Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyère
Celeriac, caramelized shallots, thyme, and vegetable broth, simmered and blended together until it's thick and creamy (without a drop of cream!). Grated Gruyère completes this satisfying number. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

French in a Flash: Easy Awesome Eggplant Tian
French in a Flash: Easy Awesome Eggplant Tian
A French eggplant parm, with softly roasted eggplant instead of fried. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

French in a Flash: Campanelle with Eggplant Caviar
French in a Flash: Campanelle with Eggplant Caviar
Rich-tasting but actually quite easy and cheap. Eggplant puréed with roasted garlic, basil, and a touch of chili, then tossed over trumpets of campanelle pasta, studded with toasted pine nuts and laced with strings of fresh basil. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili
The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili
With beans, plenty of veggies and a well-crafted deep flavor profile, there's no way you'll still be hungry after a steaming bowl of this chunky chili. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Vegan: Pasta with Braised Broccoli and Tomato Sauce
Vegan: Pasta with Braised Broccoli and Tomato Sauce
Kenji said it all: Broccoli is "equally good when it's had the crap cooked out of it." And it doesn't hurt to add plenty of garlic, acidic tomatoes and large chewy pasta. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Brown Sugar-Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Croutons
Brown Sugar-Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheddar Croutons
We know, we know...you're thinking, brown sugar? But, rather than making the soup taste sweet, the brown sugar simply vanishes into the background, making the soup's flavor a lot more full and rounded. And we'd totally be on board if you replaced the croutons with a grilled cheese sandwich. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Pâtes aux Cêpes (Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms and Crème Fraîche)
Pâtes aux Cêpes (Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms and Crème Fraîche)
Another easy dish. The rich porcini-and-button mushroom sauce could be made ahead of time and then tossed with pasta at the last minute. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Rigatoni with Mushroom Ragu, Fresh Mozzarella, and Truffle
Rigatoni with Mushroom Ragu, Fresh Mozzarella, and Truffle
Here's a quick and easy dish to throw together for your vegetarian guest(s) when you already have your brain full of cook the turkey, make the stuffing, bake the pie, etc. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]