Whether you are plant-based or are prepping for friends or family, these vegan Thanksgiving recipes can be a great addition to your feast. Last year I wrote an article on meatless turkey alternatives, but there is more to the meal than just the main course. These plant-based recipes are delicious, nutritious and will please people even if they love meat.
Meatless Turkey Alternatives
You can read about that in detail here, however I did want to mention it briefly. Even though there are many options today for a meatless turkey, my go-to is Trader Joe’s Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast with Gravy. It is absolutely delicious, it holds its shape well and if you buy one for a family of two, it’ll last you a few days. What I like about it is that even though it isn’t healthy, it isn’t a calorie-bomb either. I can’t imagine a vegan Thanksgiving without it, although I am totally open to trying other alternatives!
It’s not Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. Despite not being a huge fan myself, I do enjoy it on occasion. Not all meat-eaters put animal products in their mashed potatoes, but many do. So even though it seems like a go-to vegan option, it may contain lard, milk, etc. There are many ways to do it, but here is a recipe that is both simple, delicious and has a video to help guide you!
Don’t tell the food police, but we always buy our cranberry sauce. One day we will be inspired and organized and will make it ourselves from cratch. Cranberry sauce is typically vegan and here is a delicious easy-to-follow recipe!
“Vegan scrapple might appear to be an oxymoron, like “light butter,” or “jumbo shrimp,” or “bipartisan cooperation,” but for us, it makes perfect sense.”Put It In Your Mouth
As a non-American I was confused by scrapple although I probably had it before without realizing I was eating it. Scrapple is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. So it’s a way to use leftovers and turn them into a meal? That’s great, although it is definitely not vegan. But since it’s 2020, there are veganized versions of it that will give your vegan Thanksgiving spread an upgrade.
Stuffing: Vegan Thanksgiving
Stuffing is another confusing concept to me, since you don’t stuff it into anything except for your mouth… but hey, Czech men whip women on Easter to make them fertile, so who I am to judge American traditions. Anyway, stuffing is typically made with butter so veganizing it isn’t too complicated. This recipe is super simple and looks absolutely mouthwatering!
Peas and Carrots
I feel a little silly giving you a recipe for vegan peas and carrots… simply use an alternative to butter or just skip it all together. However, since it’s a typical Thanksgiving dish, here is a video on how to make it extra yummy for your vegan Thanksgiving.
It doesn’t have to be pumpkin, but Thanksgiving requires some sort of pie. I prefer to keep it classic plus I am a basic b***h so I’m already missing my PSLs. Vegan pumpkin pie may sound complicated but it is actually super easy to make. There are many recipes out there, but personally I’d like to try out this one.
Summary: Vegan Thanksgiving
More and more people are trying or switching over to a plant-based diet. You may be the token vegan of your family or maybe you’re hosting one this holiday season. I hope these recipes help make your preparations easier and will please everyone. A vegan Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult. Speaking of giving thanks, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who follows my blog and I hope you stay safe this holiday season!
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