Whether you’re cooking a full-on vegan Thanksgiving this year, or just hosting a few vegan guests, you’ll find all the vegan holiday recipes you need. Here are our best vegan Thanksgiving recipes.
Sides are almost everyone’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. We have recipes for vegan stuffing and mashed potatoes, and a dreamy mushroom gravy to drown them in. You can pile this vegan macaroni and cheese into a pretty baking dish and top with seasoned bread crumbs for that special occasion vibe. Don’t forget the flaky biscuits. And if your Thanksgiving table isn’t complete without a Jell-O mold, this garnet-colored cranberry orange jelly is for you.
Melissa Clark’s wild rice and mushroom casserole is creamy, rich and satisfying. Pizza for Thanksgiving? This colorful roasted apple, butternut squash and caramelized onion pizza, which has “cheese” made from a purée of white beans and garlic, would be a lively addition to the table. If you long for a traditional carving moment, roast a head of cauliflower and slice it at the table. Drizzle it with a vibrant romesco sauce. Savory pie, like this harvest tart with pumpkin and peppers, is always a good idea. But for something truly unforgettable, trot out this mushroom Wellington. You’ll need to make a few substitutions to make it vegan: Use vegan puff pastry (like Pepperidge Farm and Mazor’s), an egg substitute for brushing the puff pastry and a butter substitute for the port reduction and caramelized onions.
Peckish guests can nibble on crunchy chickpeas with turmeric, ginger and pepper or these adorable brussels sprouts sliders while they sip bourbon-apple cider punch. A reader favorite, this creamy white bean dip has an entire head of roasted garlic in it (Don’t let that scare you; it’s sweet and mellow.) Or dust off that soup tureen, and fill it with a coconut butternut squash soup.
For a sweet finish, serve these pecan pie truffles alongside a cut-glass bowl full of pear and red wine sorbet. (Be sure to use vegan dark chocolate for the truffles.) If it’s just not Thanksgiving for you without pie, this practically foolproof vegan pie crust goes beautifully with this vegan pumpkin pie filling or any other filling for that matter. Or go for broke with this crazy rich vegan pumpkin “cheesecake” made with a combination of cashews, silken tofu and banana.