Thanksgiving dinner is the time to go big, culinary-wise. The turducken—a turkey stuffed with a duck, then stuffed with a chicken— is a prime example of the spirit of the day. But what to do if you're a vegetarian? It's time you got to know the veggieducken! While it's not difficult to find delicious vegetarian dishes to fill the Thanksgiving table
, finding something to replace the turkey remains a chore. The veggieducken, inspired by that ultimate meat dish the turducken, starts with a giant banana squash, about two feet in length, with plenty of room inside (after a strong scooping effort). It's then filled with a vegetarian stuffing, leeks, and two big yams lining the center. The result is a definite Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece, and a delicious-looking one at that!
→ Get the recipe: The Veggieducken: A Meatless Dish With Gravitas at NPR
Related: Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Stuffed Pumpkin
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