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 visitors 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.
VEGAN THANKSGIVING TURKEY
Field Roast’s Celebration Roast
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
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 a 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
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 a 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.
Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast
Trader Joe’s has been upping its game when it comes to vegan options in recent years and its breaded roast does not disappoint! It is stuffed with wild rice, cranberries, celery, and onions and can be served with a miso-based gravy.
Whole Foods Market Meatless Plant-Based Roast
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.
vEGAN THANKSGIVING SIDES
For creamy vegan mashed potatoes that are 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 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.
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!
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!
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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