This Vegetarian Holiday Meal is Surprisingly Tasty— And Easy to Make, Too!

Listen up, vegetarians— you’re about to have the tastiest Thanksgiving ever. Epicurious has taken inspiration from that crazy carnivore dish known as “turducken” and created an all-veggie version that’ll make your meat-eating friends totally jealous. Introducing: the Vegducken! Watch how it’s made.

You’ll Need

– 1 cup pecans
– One 7 1/2-inch-long zucchini
– One 9 1/2-inch-long globe eggplant
– One 11 1/2-inch-long butternut squash
– 2 scallions
– 2 garlic cloves, divided
– 1 shallot, coarsely chopped
– 1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, trimmed, coarsely chopped
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 9 sprigs thyme, divided
– 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
– 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
– 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
– 2 large eggs
– 1 cup finely grated Parmesan
– 1/2 cup fine plain breadcrumbs
– 6 tablespoons coarsely chopped parsley, divided
– Kosher salt
– 2 tablespoons mint, coarsely chopped
– 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Those layers of awesome vegetables look SO good! If you agree, get the written, printable recipe over on Epicurious. What do you think of this one? Are there any other vegetables you think you could swap in here? Tell us about your own favorite holiday vegetarian dishes!