Even though I’m not a vegetarian, I eat meatless more often than not. Sometimes I like to consider what I would eat for a holiday centered around a big turkey if, in fact, I did not eat turkey. This year I was pondering such things and suddenly the idea of these mushrooms came to me. I had no idea whether they would actually stay together or even taste good but the idea stuck around long enough that I had to try them. All of my favorite stuffing recipes include mushrooms, so in my mind this was a bit like an inside-out stuffing.
The end result? Stellar. For someone who feels lukewarm at best towards sweet potatoes, I was happy that the flavors all worked together so well. It was sort of like all of Thanksgiving combined in one dish. If I were planning a very small celebration and maybe didn’t want to go to the trouble of making a turkey or even a turkey breast, I think these would be a perfect option as a meatless main dish. (If you are looking for more meatless Thanksgiving fare, be sure to check out A Couple Cooks. They have quite a few great ideas!) And of course, they aren’t only for Thanksgiving. I know we’ll be making these throughout the remaining cold weather months that lie ahead.