Thanksgiving is right around the corner and in true American fashion, families across the nation are preparing to celebrate with—you guessed it—FOOD! But for some families, finding vegan Thanksgiving recipies can be a big challenge.
Being in Texas, like most holidays here in the south, we like to gather together for a wonderful meal (or several), count our blessings, and stuff our faces.
This year, I searched far and wide for a collection of vegan Thanksgiving recipies, and today I’m sharing my findings with you!
(Vegans don’t eat just salads, you know!!!)
I’m excited to bring something to the table (literally) instead of requesting my family members cater to my eating choices. I’m making it easy on them!
If you’re like me, I hope this list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes helps you, as well.
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17 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes for a Cruelty-Free Thanksgiving!
Any of the recipes collected below would be a fine addition to any Thanksgiving meal. Feeling brave? You could actually make your entire Thanksgiving cruelty-free!
First things first: The Main Dish
Obviously, if you’re going the animal-free route, a turkey won’t be on the menu. And contrary to what a hilarious YouTube skit depicted in the past, vegans don’t mold together berries and twigs into a vegan “turkey” and call it “roughage.”
Here are a couple options for you if you don’t want to skip a main dish entirely.
from I Love Vegan
This is perfect if you want to learn how to use a store-bought faux-turkey option.
If you prefer making something from scratch, this meatloaf is a must-try!
Next Up: Side Dishes
from Barbara Cooks
What is Thanksgiving without gravy?!
by the Minimalist Baker
Potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple!
from Show Me the Yummy
Who could forget the stuffing? YUM!
by The Novice Chef
This is my personal favorite. Delicious!
by Vegan Yumminess
The kids will love this vegan mac and cheese!
by Vegan in the Freezer
Another fan-favorite is always scalloped potatoes!
by Cardy’s Kitchen
A great spin on these classic vegetables.
by Carlsbad Cravings
This is a great option for adding variety to the menu!
by Cook with Manali
What a great appetizer!
by Joy Food Sunshine
Your guests won’t even realize it’s vegan! 😉
by Hot for Food
A yummy alternative to traditional rolls!
by This Mama Cooks!
by Fried Dandelions
And what dessert is more traditional for fall than PIE??
by Namely Marly
Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving must-have in my book!
by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Your family will appreciate this made-from-scratch classic pumpkin pie.
Lest we forget, perhaps one of the most vital components of a perfect Thanksgiving meal…
Something many can’t live without when they’re around so many relatives (or people in general, if you’re an introvert like me)…
The quickest and easiest recipe you’ll find…
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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