Thanksgiving is all about tradition, especially the food. That can be challenging if you’re a vegan or want to eat more plant-based foods. Here are 10 vegan thanksgiving recipes for 2020 that bring out the flavors of Thanksgiving, but are entirely plant-based. Dishes that could become a new tradition.
1. Mushroom Wellington, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie
Three dishes in one video? Yes, please. And all of them look amazing. The mushroom wellington would make a great main dish for any dinner party.
2. Butternut Squash Soup, Cauliflower Steaks, and Mushroom Gravy
Out-of-the-box thinking is necessary with plant-based diets. Cauliflower steaks are popping up on restaurant menus as more people are giving vegan alternatives a try. This complete meal offers items like spinach, cream cheese and artichoke dip, and pumpkin pie.
3. Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball and Chickpea Meatloaf
For the nostalgic among us, a plant-based cheese ball might be just the thing this Thanksgiving. Imagine leftover chickpea meatloaf sandwiches with gravy. Yum!
4. Pizza Bombs, Spinach Dip Rolls, and Loaded Baked Potato Bites
These six lazy appetizer recipes have plenty of flavor options. The Baked Samosas and Kung Pao Cauliflower bites add spice to any cocktail party. The Spinach Dip Rolls and Loaded Baked Potato Bites will satisfy the traditionalists.
5. Stuffed Mushrooms and Garlic Mash with Mushroom Gravy
Mae Flowers shows how classic favorites can be vegan and still delicious. Both dishes would be perfect for your next potluck or winter dinner party.
6. Three Vegan Side Dishes
Green bean casserole doesn’t have to be off-limits if you’re vegan. Likewise, butternut squash and apple soup can be creamy and plant-based. With less than eight ingredients per recipe, these dishes might just fool your grandma.
7. Vegan Lasagna and Shepards Pie
The holidays are a great time for comfort food. Whether making these for your family of bringing them to a potluck to give a vegan option, all three of these recipes are simple and satisfying.
8. Vegan Thanksgiving Roast
This stunning main course deserves center stage at Thanksgiving. It uses pre-made vegan puff pastry and has savory layers of sweet potato mash, mushroom & lentil stew, and apple cranberry sauce.
9. Traditional Holiday Desserts with a Vegan Twist
Sweet Potato Soul’s vegan YouTube channel has incredible and easy to make vegan food. Crustless vega pecan pie, apple tart with a walnut crust and traditional-tasting pumpkin pie will cover all the bases on a dessert buffet.
10. Plum Crisp, Cinnamon Rolls, and Chocolate Cake
Cold weather warrants spiced and indulgent desserts. The cinnamon rolls would make a delicious morning treat. The plum crisp could be made with other stone fruit or apples. All four desserts keep it seasonal and are also gluten-free.
Thanksgiving for a vegan can be a challenge. You don’t have to stick with side dishes. These YouTube videos show how appetizers, simple sides, main dishes, and desserts can be plant-based and just as memorable as traditionally prepared Thanksgiving dishes.