Start planning at least a couple of (or more) weeks ahead! I can’t stress this enough. Begin looking now for recipes that your family might enjoy. This time of year, they are likely going to want some of the traditional recipes they’re used to, so finding the right ones in an ocean of options is very important.
Do a trial run of each recipe in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. You’ll want to make sure they actually taste good to you, and you will be a lot less stressed getting to know the recipe and how long it takes to make it before the actual holiday.
Every recipe doesn’t have to be a new one. Maybe throw in some that you’re comfortable with and know that your family already loves.
I like to try one new recipe at a time, so I can focus on the prep and making any tweaks to it that might make it even better. It’s just less overwhelming to me when I’m dealing with one thing at a time.
If you’re looking for very kid-friendly recipes, also take a look at the recipes in this link- Kid-Friendly Recipes.
Vegan Thanksgiving recipes you’ll find here
If you’ve ever wondered what vegans eat for Thanksgiving, just take a peek at the recipes listed in the categories below.
Get the Thanksgiving holiday meal started right with one of these terrific main entree options!
This warm and cozy vegan casserole is loaded with wholesome ingredients and perfect for family dinners, potlucks, and holidays!
Casseroles are always a terrific holiday option, whether you’re hosting at your home or taking a dish to a gathering. Many of these vegan casseroles can be made ahead of time and then cooked the next day in a beautiful casserole dish.
This oil and dairy-free version of the traditional American hash brown casserole is delicious and hearty-healthy. With potatoes, onions, red bell peppers, creamy vegan cheese sauce, and smoked paprika, there is no skimping on taste. No artery-clogging butter and eggs either! Vegan Breakfast Casserole is amazing!
This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time of the year. It’s made with whole food plant-based ingredients and sweetened perfectly with pure maple syrup or date paste.
Bursting with savory flavor, this classic holiday dish will be a hit any time of the year. Vegan green bean casserole is loaded with wholesome ingredients and so delicious that even the kids will eat it.
I love quiche because it’s creamy, delicious, and perfect for any meal–breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even holiday brunch. This vegan quiche casserole is packed with flavor and will be a huge hit no matter when you serve it.
These are classic holiday sides that have been veganized, and I’m betting even you’re non-vegan family is going to love them.
Classic side dishes are a very important part of any vegan Thanksgiving meal. The recipes in this collection are the traditional dishes that have been tweaked to make them healthier. Believe me, they are going to be a hit!
This vegan broccoli salad is so creamy and light, even broccoli haters will like it. Broccoli slaw salad lovers will never realize it has a fraction of the fat and calories of the traditional recipe they are used to.
The key to getting a good char on roasted Brussels sprouts is baking them in a single flat layer, and making sure they don’t overlap. This is a great recipe to show how to do that without using any oil.
These collard green wraps offer a fresh, healthy main dish or appetizer that is bursting with vibrant color and loads of nutrition. The creamy peanut sauce can be made with peanut butter or PB2 for a lower-fat option.
The appetizers listed here are a great way to let everyone get a taste of the wonderfulness that is about to come their way. My family likes to set a snack table for everyone to sample for an hour or so before the actual meal is served.
Some folks like to serve appetizers at the table before the main course. Either way, you decide to serve them, these appetizer dishes are going to be a hit!
These Crockpot Carrots are simmered in tangy bbq sauce and are mouthwateringly delicious. They are perfect for holidays, game days, birthday parties, and even family dinners. Be forewarned, they’re super addictive!
This low-fat Italian Vegan Hummus is delicious on sandwiches, in wraps, or served with fresh vegetables and pita bread. It’s completely oil and tahini-free, so the calories and fat per serving are very low.
A classic favorite, cheddar broccoli soup was one dish I missed after going dairy-free, so I worked hard to come up with this deliciously satisfying vegan version that is loaded with flavor by the spoonful.
Sometimes you just need something a little sweet that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Whether you’re making a snack for yourself or for a crowd, these easy stuffed dates are the perfect healthy dessert or snack.
Sometimes, I just need a little chocolate and this dairy-free silken tofu vegan chocolate mousse recipe fills the spot without me having to wear it on my hips. It can be made in less than 15 minutes flat, with only 4 ingredients that you’re likely to already have on-hand.
This easy vegan banana bread is the best you’ll find, and even though it is egg-free and dairy-free, no one will ever know the difference.
Your Questions Answered:
Q: Are these Thanksgiving recipes gluten-free?
A: Some are and some are not. Those that are gluten-free are disclosed in the articles about them. Many that aren’t already can be made to be gluten-free, and those options are listed in the ‘Tips’ or ‘Your Questions Answered’ sections at the bottom of each recipe.
Q: What do vegans eat on Thanksgiving?
A: Everything in the lists above and more. There are so many options for main dishes, sides, and desserts! We typically have a vegan roast or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy. Sides include broccoli salad, scalloped potatoes, and green bean casserole.
Q: What is a good replacement for turkey?
A: My personal favorite is vegan meatloaf, and there are many others including vegan seitan roast, lentil shepherd’s pie, and mock chicken casserole.