Thanksgiving seems to be all about gathering around the table to enjoy good company and feast upon turkey, ham, and delicious homemade trimmings. However, this holiday often forgets about those who don’t eat meat like all of the vegans and vegetarians out there! Well Vegans, these recipes are just for you so that you don’t miss out on the best holiday dishes this year!
Even if you’re not a vegan or vegetarian but have food sensitivities, it can be a bummer to see all the mouth-watering food around you without anything to suit your personal tastes. Thankfully (as we must be all year round), we’ve compiled a list of Thanksgiving recipes for vegans so you don’t have to miss out! Below are five vegetarian or vegan recipes for those who wish to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner without the meat or animal products!
Thanksgiving Meals for Vegans
Simple Vegan Cornbread Sage Stuffing
There are hundreds of websites dedicated to providing delicious meatless alternatives to your favorite dishes. One of them is The Helpful Living, which has a simple vegan cornbread sage stuffing recipe that will make you drool at the sight! Stuffing is a holiday favorite for many and while it can be a laborious task, this recipe is simple and easy to make! Click here for the full recipe!
Vegetarian Caramelized Onion Gravy
If you’re a vegetarian, one of the key recipes you should know for Thanksgiving is how to make a good mashed potato dish with a mouth-watering gravy to drown it in! The instructions sound so simple—here’s a sample: “I sliced up a big yellow onion and cooked it on the stove top, low and slow, until rich, sweet and golden. And then I threw it in the blender with a little broth, and I pureed it until silky smooth.” Just add a bubbling batch of vegetable gravy and add in the caramelized onion puree. You’ll never miss the traditional gravy again! For the full recipe, click here!
30 Minute Vegan Dinner Rolls Recipe
What’s a Thanksgiving dinner spread without some warm, soft buns? Six Sisters Stuff shared their easy dinner rolls recipe that won’t take up too much of your precious time. From start to finish, they only take 30 minutes to make and the dough is so tasty you can even use the extras to bake a few cinnamon rolls! Check out the recipe here!
Vegan Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie
If the title doesn’t make your eyes turn into giant hearts, then maybe you need to consider your priorities in life. A Whisk and Two Wants shared their jaw-dropping desert and the photo looks so sweet you might get a cavity! The recipe requires some simple ingredients, including crushed graham cracker crumbs, melted vegan butter spread, pumpkin puree, cooked mashed sweet potato, coconut milk yogurt, sugar, spice, cinnamon, sea salt, cornstarch, and vegan mini marshmallows! Click here for the full recipe!
Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf
Side dishes are great but even vegans love a hearty main course. This ain’t your mama’s meat loaf! Instead of minced meat, this recipe includes lentils, walnuts, flax, apple, and raisins to “beef” it up! The lentils help give it that meaty texture without the meat, so if you’re unable or unwilling to carnivore it out, you’ve got a great option in this simple recipe!