Thanksgiving is fast approaching, which usually means cranberry sauce, mom’s mashed potatoes and a big, juicy turkey. But if you are looking to mix it up this year or are just a veggie kind of gal, there are plenty of other non-tofurkey alternatives that will give you the protein boost you need. From spicy (tofu) steaks to butternut squash that’s totally Instagram-worthy, these mains are great Turkey day options for veggies and carnivores alike.


1. Stuffed Portobello Mushroom: Take your extra stuffing and fill a marinated mushroom to get this delish stuffing bowl. (via Healthy Recipes Blog)


2. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie: While it looks like a time-consuming ordeal, putting together this delicious English delicacy takes under an hour. After one bite, you’ll want to make it a winter weekday staple. (via Minimalist Baker)


3. Stuffed Butternut Squash With Tempeh: Your guests will be so impressed with this gorgeous dish that they won’t even think to wonder where the turkey is. (via Pickles & Honey)

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4. Vegducken: For those who feel left out when their friends discuss preparing turduckens, this vegetarian version might be even more elaborate and awesome than the original. (via Epicurious)


5. Vegetarian Salisbury Steak: Lentils, mushrooms and oats make this dish healthy, light and flavorful. It’s the perfect addition to all of the creamy dishes on your T-givs table. (via Oh My Veggies)

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6. Gluten-Free Cranberry Lentil Loaf: This chia-loaded loaf is sweet and tart thanks to fresh, whole cranberries. (via Cotter Crunch)


7. Crispy Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks: A little lemon and a whole lot of fresh herbs give you all the taste you need. Plus, if you have leftovers, you can pop them on pasta or quinoa for a whole new meal. (via Oh My Veggies)

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8. Baked Acorn Squash With Chestnuts, Apples and Leeks: Nothing says fall quite like a fresh, farmers’ market acorn squash with its own special stuffing. (via Food & Wine)


9. Balsamic Eggplant Steaks: Flavorful, delicious steaks like these are perfect for Thanksgiving feasts. Feel free to top ’em with some roasted squash and gravy for a super filling main. (via Pancake Warriors)


10. Tempeh Stew With Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes and Shiitakes: Fall-friendly sweet potatoes, flavorful mushrooms and sprouts make this healthy, light and an ideal dish for any Thanksgiving entertaining where vegetarians will be present. (via Veg Kitchen)


11. Spicy Tofu Steaks: With these flavorful fake steaks full of potent spices, you’ll forget about turkey before you know it. (via The Woks of Life)

Which veggie main are you going to whip up this Thanksgiving? Let us know what’s on your T-Day menu in the comments below!