The Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, people! I am so excited because I cannot wait to EAT. Just because Thanksgiving is centered around eating turkey doesn't mean you can't have the most delicious Thanksgiving. I'm not kidding, I love Thanksgiving more now that I'm a vegan than when I ate meat. Today, I'm sharing a roundup of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes and tips for anyone who is wanting to cut back on meat, dairy, eggs or other animal products this holiday season. 

The Best Vegetarian + Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Tips: 

  • There are vegan substitutions for everything! Instead of butter, use Earth Balance butter. Instead of milk, use unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk or soy milk. Instead of cream, use soaked cashews or coconut cream. Instead of honey, use maple syrup. 
  • Tofurky makes a ton of different vegan roasts (that aren't gluten-free) but I hear are delicious options! 
  • Rethink traditional- if you want to make non-traditional Thanksgiving food...go for it! I love pasta options and loaded baked potatoes for the holidays as well! (: 
  • Load up on the veggies! Not only are they delicious, they are SO good for you and will help ease the bloating of that awful Thanksgiving food baby! 

Favorite Recipes: 

This sweet potato mash from Hot for Food Blog is amazing. I made this last year and oh. em. gee. this was the best thing ever. The toasted pecans on top make it so decadent. 

These pumpkin sage biscuits from Minimalist Baker look so delicious (and would be so easy to make gluten-free!) There are only a few ingredients and anything with fresh sage is a-okay in my book! 

This green bean casserole from Hot for Food Blog (my favorite vegan blog and YouTube channel, by the way!) is absolutely incredible. I made this last Thanksgiving and even my very non-vegan family loved it. I am definitely making it again this year! 

It's not Thanksgiving without stuffing! This vegan stuffing from Minimalist Baker (again, can you tell it's one of my favorite vegan blogs?) So easy to make and with a twist of lentils and sage...I'm sold! 

If you're looking for something to take the place of turkey, check out these Baked Tofu Steaks with Mushroom Gravy from Veggie Belly. Tofu is one of my favorite meat replacements and for my vegetarian friends that prefer a more traditional entree to replace their turkey, this is definitely for you! Plus, what is Thanksgiving without this delicious mushroom gravy?! 

Another entree that I am just IN LOVE WITH and would be perfect for Thanksgiving are these 1 Hour Vegan Pot Pies from Minimalist Baker. These are far from gluten-free but I am half considering just making them for my family anyways. I LOVE pot pie and this hearty meal is fantastic for anyone looking for a vegetarian option on Thanksgiving! 

I am absolutely in love with this stuffed acorn squash with a red wine cranberry sauce and I cannot wait to try it this Thanksgiving. Wild rice, nutmeg, kale and orange zest. My mouth is already watering. 

What's Thanksgiving without dessert? This vegan healthy pumpkin pie from Chocolate Covered Katie will satisfy all your pumpkin pie needs without making you feel guilty. Whether you are vegan or not, this recipe is HEALTHY, so you can actually not feel bad about having seconds. 

What are your favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving? Are you more traditional or do you like to switch things up?