The Ultimate Guide to Your Vegan Thanksgiving

If you’re hosting a vegan Thanksgiving celebration this year, you won’t have to miss out on your usual favorites!

There are so many delicious meat substitutes and dairy-free choices, whether you’re treating your guests to traditional homemade dishes or keeping it simple with store-bought supplies. We’ve picked out the best holiday foods for a plant-based Thanksgiving feast that vegans and non-vegans alike will love.


Field Roast’s Celebration Roast

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Field Roast’s holiday dish features vegan meat filled with traditional bread stuffing and can be served with a rich porcini mushroom gravy. You can find Field Roast foods at Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, and other in-store and online retailers.

Gardein’s Plant-Based Turk’y Roast

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Gardein’s Turk’y Roast is newer than some of the others, but it was well worth the wait. The vegan turkey is stuffed with brown and wild rice, cranberry, and kale filling and can be served with a rich homestyle gravy. You can find Gardein foods at Kroger, Fresh Thyme Market, and other in-store and online retailers.

Tofurky’s Plant-Based Roast & Gravy

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Chances are, if you’re eating vegan, you’ve tried Tofurky. This tried-and-true roast is ready to be basted, roasted, and carved. It is filled with wild rice and bread crumb stuffing and can be accompanied by a savory gravy. You can find Tofurky foods at Whole Foods Market, Giant, Wegmans, and other in-store and online retailers.

Whole Foods Market Meatless Plant-Based Roast

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Whole Foods has also recently joined the party with its own vegan holiday roast! This one is also breaded and soy-based, and it is filled with a bread stuffing with onions, cranberries, and celery and can be served with a side of gravy.

Upton’s Naturals Vegan Holiday Roast

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These slices already come in gravy, so it doesn’t get much easier than this! The slices are made from seitan and are the perfect addition to your holiday meal, or they are great for leftover sandwiches!


The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes by Minimalist Baker

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For creamy vegan mashed potatoes that are sure to impress your guests, try Minimalist Baker’s quick and easy recipe. All you’ll need are some potatoes, vegan butter, roasted garlic, and seasonings to make the perfect dairy-free dish.

Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese by Vegan Yumminess

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Make the vegan mac and cheese of your dreams for your Thanksgiving table with this rich recipe. Vegan cheese substitutes are skipped in favor 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.

I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan Green Bean Casserole by The Kitchen Girl

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Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving favorite, 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!

Marshmallow-Topped Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole by Connoisseurus Veg

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Another traditional Thanksgiving casserole that’s easily veganized is the classic sweet potato and marshmallow mix. This flavorful recipe uses coconut milk, maple syrup, and mini vegan marshmallows to create a dairy-free delight!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie by Loving It Vegan

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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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