Vegan Thanksgiving: Our Ultimate Guide

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

Vegan Thanksgiving Pie
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For those celebrating Thanksgiving here in the UK, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of options for your plant-based feast.

There are so many delicious store-bought meat substitutes and dairy-free choices, making it as easy as pumpkin pie to treat yourself and your guests. But we also have plenty of tasty recipes for you to try.

We’ve picked out the best holiday dishes for a Thanksgiving feast that vegans and non-vegans alike will love.

Thanksgiving Roasts

Meat doesn’t need to be the centrepiece of your Thanksgiving meal. Here are some delicious vegan roasts to cook up this year.

Chestnut Cranberry Pies

These plant-based pies are lovely either piping hot with lashings of gravy or at room temperature with a dollop of cranberry sauce on top.

Chestnut Cranberry Pie by Elisa Mendes, The Vegan Chef School
Credit: The Vegan Chef School

Vegan Wellington

This vegan ‘pork’ wellington is delicious and realistic enough for vegans and omnivores to enjoy!

OmniPork Vegan Wellington
Image Credit: Kay Kay Food + OmniPork

Herby Stuffed Squash

This beautiful and bright dish will liven up any Thanksgiving spread.

Herby Stuffed Squash recipe by Jen Moffatt, The Vegan Chef School
Herby Stuffed Squash recipe by Jen Moffatt, The Vegan Chef School

Store-bought roasts

  • Tesco Plant Chef No-Chicken Roast With Gravy
  • Tesco Plant Chef Hunter Style No Chicken Tray Bake
  • Meatless Farm Roast (available at Tesco)
  • Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers Meat Free Roasting Joint

Thanksgiving Sides

Sweet Potato and Ginger Mash

Your guests are sure to love this rich, spicy side dish.

Vegan sweet potato mash
Image Credit: Vegan Chef Day

Pesto Roast Potatoes

If you thought roast potatoes were the pinnacle of perfection, try this simple twist to make perfection even better.

Pesto Roast Potatoes
Image Credit: Secla

Thanksgiving Desserts

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

At this time of year, pumpkins are in their prime! 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!

Loving It Vegan Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Image Credit: Loving It Vegan

Raw Spiced Apple & Date Pie

This pie is raw, which means no ovens or pastry-making are required. It has all the glorious flavours of traditional apple pie, just in a different, more wholesome wrapping.

Vegan Raw Spiced Apple Date Pie
Image Credit: Lee Watson

Chocolate Mousse & Raspberry Crumble

This layered chocolate mousse is as tasty as it looks, and it’s gluten-free too.

Chocolate Mousse with crumble

Thinking of trying vegan?

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