Thanksgiving usually means that there are a limited amount of vegan options on the table. However, these recipes are plant-based vegan versions of the classic Thanksgiving recipes you know best. From dessert to entrees, these recipes will have you ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and wow your guests!
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Don’t forget to check out these vegan classic Thanksgiving recipes!
1. Pumpkin Pie Bars
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These easy vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie bars are made with an oat and almond flour crust, and a pumpkin coconut milk filling, topped with a decadent coconut whipped cream and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice. It’s a must-have on your Thanksgiving table this year! If you need some more ideas, this Pumpkin Pie With Coconut Whip and Candied Pecans by Gabrielle St. Claire and this Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie by Courtney West if you enjoy your dessert with a little more spice. Feel free to make this Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Dough Balls by Lindsay Cotter if you’re looking for a twist on the classic pumpkin pie!
2. Simple Lentil Loaf
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A lentil loaf is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! Not only does it make a wonderful dish, but it comes together fairly easily. This Simple Lentil Loaf by Nele Liivlaid is a wonderful dish. Good news! There are many different ways to make this dish. Check out these other recipes such as this Chestnut and Lentil Loaf by Kim Sujovolsky for a more nutty and smoky flavor, and even this Lentil Loaf With Celery Root Mash by Gabrielle St. Claire if you’re looking for a flavorful side dish to go along with it.
3. Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
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Fresh rosemary makes these a little different than your typical mashed potatoes. It is just enough flavor to tingle the tastebuds in the best way possible. These Rosemary Mashed Potatoes by Rene Barker make an excellent side dish to any holiday meal, or if you’re a potato lover, have it as your main meal! If you’re looking for more ways to make potatoes for Thanksgiving, you’re in luck! There are so many ways! These Mashed Potatoes by Sabrina Estafo are perfect if you’re craving the traditional mashed potato dish. Or, try out this Indian Golden Mashed Potatoes With Curried Gravy by Melanie Sorrentino if you’re looking to mix it up!
Gratitude: Plant-Based Thanksgiving Cookbook
No other holiday captures the spirit of home cooking the way Thanksgiving does. This is why you need the ultimate Thanksgiving cookbook, One Green Planet’s Gratitude: Plant-Based Recipes to Create your own Thanksgiving Tradition! In the cookbook, you’ll find our 100 most popular plant-based thanksgiving recipes like Soft Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts, Spiced Apple Cake with Cashew Frosting, Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Nut Crumble Topping, Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies, and hearty entrees like Roast Root Vegetable Stack With Dukkah, Vegducken: Butternut Squash Stuffed With Eggplant, Zucchini, and a Mushroom Lentil Stuffing, and Seitan Roast With Sausage and Pear Stuffing and Apple Cider Gravy and so much more!
4. Green Bean Casserole
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What’s better than Thanksgiving green beans? You can serve the sprinkled with salt, or you can mix up the flavor and add a citrusy flavor like with these Szechuan Citrus Green Beans by Natalie Yonan. If you’re looking to mix up this dish and serve it in a new way, try out this Green Bean Casserole Pizza by Natalie Slater!
5. Homemade Dinner Rolls
Dinner rolls make the best part of Thanksgiving. They’re soft and warm and coated with melted butter. You can make your traditional dinner rolls in a plant-based fashion like these Homemade Dinner Rolls by Mireille Aikman! You can also make these fancy Rosemary and Sea Salt Dinner Rolls by Gabrielle St. Claire or even these Pumpkin-Cocoa Dinner Rolls by Hannah Teson!
6. Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping
Sweet potatoes are the best for Thanksgiving. You can make them sweet or savory, bake them into a sweet potato pie, or even serve them baked. If you’re leaning towards serving at as a casserole, this Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping by Kennedy Kitchings will win over your guests. If you’re looking for to simply bake them, try out this Sweet Potatoes With Creamed Spinach by Molly Patrick!
7. Mushroom and Sage Stuffing
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Stuffing is another traditional Thanksgiving dish, but it’s easy to replicate with plant-based ingredients. This Mushroom and Sage Stuffing by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is perfect for your Thanksgiving table! Not only can you make this dish, but this Fennel, Fig, and Apple Stuffing by Molly Patrick or even this Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman.
8. The Vegducken: Butternut Squash Stuffed With Eggplant, Zucchini, and a Mushroom Lentil Stuffing
Meet the ultimate in holiday centerpieces: the vegducken. This The Vegducken: Butternut Squash Stuffed With Eggplant, Zucchini, and a Mushroom Lentil Stuffing by Jasmine Briones looks too show-stoppingly awesome to eat without taking hundreds of photos but smells so mouthwateringly delicious that you might forget all about that part. Roasted butternut squash is stuffed with eggplant, zucchini, and whole scallions, and layered with a savory, filling of sautéed mushrooms, red onion, scallions, red lentil, chickpeas, and gluten-free breadcrumbs that are puréed into crumbly deliciousness. Happy Thanksgiving.
10. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole
This casserole is comfort food heaven. Sweet, creamy butternut squash is paired with decadently cheesy macaroni elbows and sealed with a unique flatbread topping. The finishing touches put it over the top, from the smoky shiitake bacon to the red pepper flakes and maple syrup. Normally, we’d say this casserole is perfect to make for a week of easy meals, but we know this one will only last a few days.
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