Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning for the annual autumnal feast. It can be a tough holiday for vegans, but with a little preparation and patience, it can actually be a terrific day. This is a great opportunity to impress omnivores with delicious plant-based food, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to please everyone at the dinner table, no matter what their dietary preference is. If you’re attending dinner with family, consider bringing a dish or two from the list. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house, you can make several (or even all!) of these recipes to create one epic holiday meal.
Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
Spinach Salad Bowl with Warm Pecan Dressing from Vegan Bowls by Zsu Dever – This salad is filled with shaved fennel, perfectly cooked quinoa, and candied pecans. The warm orange-pecan dressing ties all the flavors together and delivers a delicious Thanksgiving appetizer or side dish.
Vegan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots from Baconish by Leilana Two Moons – Shallots and vegan bacon are caramelized with a bit of brown sugar to add just a touch of sweetness to the earthiness of the Brussels sprouts in this recipe.
Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Chard and Garlic from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan – This dish is actually a Mediterranean take on the Irish potato and cabbage dish colcannon, but the combination of potatoes and greens makes it perfect for Thanksgiving.
Savory Shiitake and Parmesan Bread Pudding from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – Because sometimes you have to indulge, this is not Chef Ayindé healthiest recipe, but it’s a an excellent side dish option for Thanksgiving. Be sure to pace yourself and enjoy!
Devil’s Pot Pie from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – When brainstorming main dishes for The Lusty Vegan, Ayindé asked his Facebook friends what holiday food they missed most, and the response was a resounding “OMG I miss pot pie.” Ayindé took on the savory American classic. This is gravy, veggies, and a fluffy crust all in one magical pie.
Fruit Crumble from The Vegan Air Fryer by JL Fields – If you’re looking for a simple way to prepare a warm fruit dessert, look no further. The air fryer is the perfect way to cook dessert on Thanksgiving, when the oven might be too over crowded.
What are your favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes?