Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for a vegan, just eating a bunch of side greens and potatoes just isn’t going to cut it. Whether you’ve been vegan for a long time, are transitioning, or are just curious, take a look at this list and see if you can impress your family and friends with these dishes!

Whole Roasted Cauliflower Skillet

Image courtesy of hot for food

Okay, you can’t tell me this doesn’t look amazing. hot for food has a fairly large platform. Lauren Toyota uses her YouTube channel and blog to share endless, delicious vegan recipes. This Whole Roasted Cauliflower Skillet is a part of her Thanksgiving vegan challenge video with former partner John Diemer. It’s chock-full of vegetables and flavor, and bonus, obviously animal-free, so it’s guilt-free.

Vegan Pot Pie

Image courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Minimalist Baker posts SO many (vegan) recipes with pretty limited and simple ingredients, so it isn’t incredibly difficult to recreate them. Who doesn’t like pot pie? It’s one of favorite American comfort foods, and this vegan version is a must-have for Thanksgiving (or anytime, to be honest).

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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Here’s another Minimalist Baker recipe. I love curry and I love butternut squash, so might as well mash them together in one recipe. Genius. Bring this to Thanksgiving dinner this year for a little oomph of flavor for your carb-filled day.

Pecan and Mushroom Wellington

Image courtesy of Delightful Vegans

I’ve never had a beef wellington, but it looks so good. I love me a nice, warm, flaky pastry. Honestly, anything wrapped in a flaky pastry sounds good to me. Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables too, so making a meaty protein out of that sounds pretty alright to me.

The Best Stuffed Mushrooms Ever

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I’ve only ever had stuffed mushrooms once and they were so good. I don’t know if this version is the BEST, but nothing bad will happen from trying it out. This vegan version uses vegan cream cheese for that soft texture and is fairly easy to make since there are only 6 ingredients.

Creamy Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll-Ups with Pumpkin Seed Parmesan

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I love classic lasagna roll-ups and, again, love butternut squash. Vegan cheese might not be your thing, but it can still b fun to try and make your own from scratch with pumpkin seeds. It’ll be a different thing to put on your Thanksgiving dinner table, so why not?

Lentil Puff Pastry Pockets

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I absolutely LOVE puff pastry. Lentils are pretty new for me since I only started really incorporating them in my diet last year. I don’t know many recipes where I can use lentils in different ways, so this recipe seems like a great way to combine yummy puff pastry with protein-packed lentils.

Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme Stuffing

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Who doesn’t love stuffing, am I right? It’s honestly my favorite side for Thanksgiving when made right. Putting sage, rosemary, and thyme in a yummy, vegan stuffing sounds pretty good to me.

Ratatouille

Image courtesy of A Clean Bake

Not the movie, the actual food. I’ve had ratatouille before and it’s so delicious. It’s packed with yummy vegetables and great for a fall day. Try making this recipe for the table so it can cut the fattiness of creamy mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole.

‘Cheesy’ Veggie Divan

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Vegan cheese, okay? Might not taste the exact same, but it’s still a nice dish to dig into. More veggies because why not? Don’t have to grind your vegetables to camouflage them into a meat-like substance. Let your vegetable dish shine like it should: as actual vegetables.

 

That’s all folks! I hope you find this list useful for your Thanksgiving feast this year. Being vegan doesn’t have to be bland and salt-less. Experiment around with veganism and you might just enjoy yourself.