If you’re hosting a vegan Thanksgiving celebration this year, you won’t have to miss out your usual favourites!
There’s so many delicious meat substitutes and dairy-free choices, whether you’re treating your visitors to traditional homemade dishes or keeping it simple with store bought supplies. We’ve picked out the best holiday foods, for a Thanksgiving feast that vegans and non-vegans alike will love.
A traditional Thanksgiving meal just isn’t complete without a turkey… a vegan and animal-free one of course! Well, Trader Joes has done all the hard work for you, with this seasonal soy roast, breaded with herbs and red pepper flakes. It’s stuffed full of wild-rice and cranberries to make it even tastier!
Another turkey alternative that would make the perfect vegan Thanksgiving main comes from Field Roast. Their new holiday dish features faux meat filled with traditional bread stuffing and served with a rich porcini mushroom gravy. You can find Field Roast foods at Whole Foods Market and other in-store and online retailers.
For creamy vegan mash that’s sure to impress your guests, try Minimalist Baker’s quick and easy recipe. All you’ll need is some potatoes, vegan butter, roasted garlic and seasonings to make the perfect dairy-free dish.
Make the vegan mac and cheese of your dreams for your Thanksgiving table with this rich recipe. Vegan cheese substitutes are skipped in favour of using cashews, potatoes and carrots to create a creamy cheese-like sauce. Serve it in its original gooey glory or top it with breadcrumbs for extra crunch.
Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving favourite and this recipe from The Kitchen Girl is a delicious vegan alternative that’s healthier too! Making a homemade vegan mushroom soup for the recipe’s base instead of the usual canned variety does take a little more time, but it’s worth the effort!
Another traditional Thanksgiving casserole that’s easily veganised is the classic sweet potato and marshmallow mix. This flavourful recipe uses coconut milk, maple syrup and mini vegan marshmallows to create a dairy-free delight!
It just isn’t Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie and this vegan version is simple to make and really tasty too. You can buy a pre-made vegan pie crust or follow Loving It Vegan’s easy guide if you prefer homemade. Just add a can of pureed pumpkin and a few extra ingredients to sweeten your dish. This Thanksgiving staple is sure to impress!
If you’re a guest at someone else’s Thanksgiving table this year, why not take along one or two of these vegan-friendly dishes? They’re sure to wow family and friends and silence any critics!
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