This list of tasty, stress-free Thanksgiving vegan recipes promises a Thanksgiving filled with regard and compassion.
Thanksgiving will soon be here, and before you know it, you’re already stressing about the list of vegan recipes you’re dying to show off to your fellow veggie-lovers.
No fretting, though, as vegan recipes have gotten popular for many of us who are adding more plant-based meals to our diets.
We are happy to report fully plant-based recipes are stretching their reach to all our classic Thanksgiving favorites.
Now is a good time to be a vegan as there are a bunch of alternatives on the market, including a vegan Thanksgiving turkey replacement.
But, what’s in a vegan Thanksgiving meal, anyway?
All the traditional classics, namely turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, alongside some cheesecake and pie, can all be replaced with each of these vegan recipes.
Vegan Thanksgiving Turkey replacements
1. Country “Meatloaf” With Gravy
A thoughtful vegan loaf recipe for feeding your family or an entry to a vegan Thanksgiving potluck, the Country “Meatloaf” with Gravy should sure feed the crowd in an instant.
It has hearty and savory ingredients to satisfy meat eaters and is abundant enough to get your friends through the holidays, barring the unwanted extras down the line.
Should your acquaintances have a slight aversion to the gravy, you can also top it with some sautéed mushrooms.
Note that the recipe can be halved and serve three to four people.
2. Butternut Squash Vegducken
So, what’s a vegan main course that can easily rival the drama of turkey? At the helm of these choices is the Butternut Squash Vegducken.
Touted as one of the ultimate meatless takes on turducken, this bodacious vegetable entrée consists of butternut squash, eggplant, and zucchini.
These fall flavors come together in a hearty dish that just hollers, “Happy Thanksgiving!”
There are also versions of the Butternut Squash Vegducken that contain bison and gooseberry, right along with suggestions of adding sun-dried tomatoes to chickpeas.
Renaming the dish is also entirely up to you.
Vegan Thanksgiving sides replacements
3. Skordalia (Greek Mashed Potatoes)
In 2020, your usual mashed potato dish certainly needs some spicing up. One simple way of perking it up is dishing out the Skordalia (Greek Mashed Potatoes).
This vegan Thanksgiving, gluten-free side dish is more than just mashed potatoes with Greek garlic.
There’s also this creamy and “buttery” potato goodness that pops, right with the mashed raw garlic folded right into these potatoes.
Skordalia is also simple to make – just your few usual ingredients and voila, it’s good to go!
You also need a squeeze of lemon juice to make it sing, sing, sing!
4. Jeweled Farro Salad
Another side dish that is noted for its distinct pop is the Jeweled Farro Salad. This one has roasted butternut in it, alongside squash, pistachios, pomegranate seeds, farro, mint, and parsley in a lemon dressing!
By the looks of it, this salad goes without saying that it would make the perfect addition to any holiday table. The colors alone are quite spectacular!
Just don’t go nudging me to stop you if you find yourself cooking a large batch during the weekends or throughout the week.
Feast your eyes and your taste buds on the Jeweled Farro Salad this holiday.
5. Simple Sautéed Greens
When you’re craving leafy vegetables to go with your usual favorite protein, nothing beats the simple sautéed greens.
Easily its most attractive trait, the flexibility of simple sauteed greens is so nice when you’re juggling a hundred things in the kitchen.
In the same vein, the dish’s leftover greens can also be repurposed for breakfast. Just warm them up and top with a poached egg, and you’re done.
Alternatively, you may throw them right into your scrambled eggs or add to your fried rice.
This one simply doesn’t go to waste, does it?
6. Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Gremolata
Now, if you can find those bright-colored cauliflower varieties, from lime-green Roman cauliflower to orange and purple heads, at the nearby farmer’s market, this is the best time to use them.
Have you noticed any difference in flavor between these? Tell us in the comments.
Vegan Thanksgiving bread replacement
7. Vegan Roasted Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls
If you’ve ever mustered any courage to make bread before, these rolls should be a breeze. They are s-t-a-n-d-a-r-d, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Especially if you get to taste their amazing flavor components such as Italian herbs, nutritional yeast, and a bit of love from olive oil!
And then, there’s some melted roasted garlic “butter,” which you brush on the baked knot rolls. Just make sure you roast the garlic with TLC.
Vegan Thanksgiving drinks replacement
8. Non-Alcoholic Sangria
They say beverages define the line between a traditional feast and a more glorious celebration. If you want to be on the more festive, the non-alcoholic Sangria drink can help you get into that line with ease.
Though the recipe is quite simple, the same cannot be said about its flavor. There’s an intense grape flavor to be savored and is less sinful, too, as it has no alcohol!
And once the juice is blended with a cup of blueberries, the flavor suddenly becomes the center of attention in your gathering.
All of your berry favorites are welcome.
If you’re concerned that you and your vegan guests will be missing out on all the popular, classic recipes on Thanksgiving, give these hearty, tasty, and (mostly) easy vegan dishes a try.
Experiment with your favorite plant-based ingredients and make them your own!
- Country “Meatloaf” With Gravy
- Butternut Squash Vegducken
- Skordalia (Greek Mashed Potatoes)
- Jeweled Farro Salad
- Simple Sautéed Greens
- Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Gremolata
- Vegan Roasted Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls
- Non-Alcoholic Sangria
- Choose a few Thanksgiving vegan recipes to try.
- Tell us your favorite Thanksgiving vegan recipe.
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