Vegetarian Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe That Will Impress Everyone

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and of course, food! And while the traditional Thanksgiving feast often centers around a turkey, there are plenty of delicious vegetarian options that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

This year, why not try a vegetarian Thanksgiving turkey recipe? This recipe is made with lentils, quinoa, and vegetables, and it’s packed with flavor and protein. It’s also incredibly easy to make, so you can spend more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this vegetarian Thanksgiving turkey:

  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Here’s how to make this vegetarian Thanksgiving turkey:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. In a large pot, combine lentils, quinoa, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

  3. In a large bowl, fluff lentils and quinoa with a fork. Stir in olive oil.

  4. Transfer lentil and quinoa mixture to a greased baking dish. Press mixture into the shape of a turkey.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through and golden brown.

  6. Serve hot with your favorite Thanksgiving sides.


  • For a richer flavor, add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the lentil and quinoa mixture.

  • If you don’t have vegetable broth, you can use water instead.

  • You can also use this recipe to make lentil and quinoa sausages or meatballs.

This vegetarian Thanksgiving turkey is sure to be a hit with everyone at your table. It’s a delicious, nutritious, and festive way to celebrate the holiday.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast!

I hope this blog post was helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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