Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner, and you may be concerned about what to make if you, or your guests, are now on a plant-based diet. Don’t worry, we are here to help you with five delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal ideas. We are sure these Thanksgiving meal ideas will delight your friends and family, from Thanksgiving classics with none of the meat or dairy or eggs, to more modern fusions.
Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
Start your vegan Thanksgiving feast with a twist on the holiday’s classic pumpkin soup with this vegan butternut squash soup. This creamy, gingery butternut squash soup is also easy to prepare. Check out the recipe from Bon Appétit.
Breaded Tofu Cutlets
Cheap Lazy Vegan has an excellent substitute for turkey this year. Try breaded tofu cutlets with mushroom gravy as your main course. The dish is easy to prepare with extra firm tofu, vegetable broth, unsweetened non-dairy milk, panko breadcrumbs, and seasonings. The rich gravy is creamy, flavourful, and thick, with hearty servings filled with mushroom and coconut milk.
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
You don’t have to skip classic Thanksgiving sides like mashed potatoes this year, just make vegan mashed potatoes instead. Using vegan butter, you will get a creamy side that will go perfectly with your plant-based protein.
Grilled Mushrooms and Root Vegetables
This hearty dish is perfect for Thanksgiving, filled with mushrooms, carrots, and baby potatoes, served with a sesame sauce. Here is the recipe from Bon Appétit.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Now to end the meal on a sweet note, we recommend that you try this decadent vegan pumpkin pie recipe from Delish. This is an egg-free, dairy-free take on the classic Thanksgiving dessert with warm hints of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. This will surely please all your Thanksgiving dinner guests.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.
By Chantel DaCosta
Sources: Cheap Lazy Vegan, Delish and Bon Appétit.