Thanksgiving for us folks here in Canada is on Monday and I realize I am a little late bringing this round up of Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes to you but hopefully you are as disorganized as me and still need some inspiration for your menu!
I have asked some of my fellow plant-based bloggers to share their absolute favourite vegan Thanksgiving recipes of all time. Recipes that they make year in year out, that everybody loves and that they think you need to make this year. I have also asked them to share a favourite recipe from their own blog.
Cadry Nelson at Cadry’s Kitchen recommends you try Dreena Burton’s Festive Chickpea Tart with Traditional Cranberry Sauce. “The tart is eye-catching, delicious, and can be made ahead of time. I usually make two tarts and then save one in the freezer for Christmas. (It freezes and thaws beautifully.) Plus, it’s a main course that isn’t intimidating to non-vegans. It’s a dish that everyone loves!”
Cadry’s favourite recipe from her own blog is her Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples with Caramelized Onions.
Jenn Sebestyen at Veggie Inspired recommends you try Dreena Burton’s No-Fu Love Loaf. “I love it because it’s easy, it can be made ahead of time, it holds together perfectly, and even my omnivore family likes it! Oh, and leftovers are just as good, if not better!”
Jenn’s favourite recipe from her own blog is her Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce. “I make it every year and I’ve had people who don’t like cranberry sauce tell me they love it!”
Susan’s favourite recipe from her own blog is her Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake. “I make it almost every Thanksgiving, and no one notices that it’s vegan”
Melanie McDonald at A Virtual Vegan (aka me!) recommends you try this wonderful Mushroom & Chestnut Stuffing from Amuse Your Bouche. “Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without a really tasty and hearty stuffing. This one has lovely festive flavours and is really easy to make. I usually prepare it the day before then store it in it’s oven proof dish in the fridge overnight. Then on the day it’s just a case of baking it for about 40 minutes, but it’s really forgiving so if you accidentally go over it’s fine!”
My favourite Thanksgiving recipe from my own blog are these wonderful Baked Banana Puddings with Boozy Rum Caramel. “They are rich, sticky & truly indulgent! Plus they can be made well in advance then stored in the freezer and baked straight from frozen in about 30 minutes, taking the pressure off on the big day!”
Can I have a second choice too? I truly can’t decide between the two!
My second choice would be this beautiful Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Sauce. “It is velvety smooth, perfectly soft & custardy and the warm caramel just takes it to a whole new level”.
Sarah De La Cruz at Fried Dandelions recommends you try Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie. “It tastes JUST like the pumpkin pies my mom used to make, but vegan! A perfect classic Thanksgiving dish!”
Sarah’s favourite recipe from her own blog is her Mashed Potatoes with Onion Gravy.
Becky Striepe at Glue & Glitter recommends you try Ellie Krieger’s Green Beans with Mushroom and Shallots. “I’ve been making spins on this mushroom and shallot green bean recipe for years. We serve this instead of green bean casserole, and I love it!” (Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get permission to use a photograph of this recipe here, but you can see it by visiting the link).
Becky’s favourite recipe from her own blog is this Orange Cranberry Sauce. “This recipe has been in my family for decades. My dad used to make it when we were kids, and now that I’m cooking Thanksgiving supper, I make it every year. It’s my father-in-law’s favorite thing on the Thanksgiving table. He requests that I make extra, so he can take some home with him!”
Holly Yzquierdo at My Plant-Based Family recommends you try The Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole from Fatfree Vegan Kitchen. “Susan captures the traditional flavors of the Green Bean Casserole I grew up eating but in a healthier way. Every time I make it our guests are impressed”
Holly’s favourite recipe from her own blog is her Sweet Potato Casserole which is a healthier take on the traditional side dish.
Kimmy Murphy at Rock My Vegan Socks recommends you try This Ain’t Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole from Oh She Glows. She says “I’ve made it several times for Thanksgiving and everyone loves it”. (Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get permission to use a photograph of this recipe here yet, but you can see it by visiting the link).
Kimmy’s favourite recipe from her own blog is her Wild Rice, Spinach & Tempeh Bacon Stuffed Squash.
Now there’s some food for thought. I hope this collection of Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes has inspired you to cook up something delicious, and no matter what you end up eating, I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!