We’ve pulled together an all plant-based menu with vegan takes on classic Thanksgiving flavors that the whole family will love. Whether you’re looking to host a totally plant-based Thanksgiving Feast this year, or would like to incorporate a few vegan dishes to accommodate your guests, this menu has all the recipes you’ll need!
Here’s what’s on the menu:
Cashew Spread With Walnuts, Rosemary And Cranberries
Kale and Delicata Squash Salad
Cranberry And Kombucha Chia Jam
Sweet And Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash Drizzled With Cashew Butter
Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Pesto Onions
Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Tahini & Maple Coffee Balsamic Glaze
Delicata Squash Boat with Spiced Quinoa and Brown Rice
Butternut Squash and Tofu Ricotta Lasagna
Sage and Onion Loaf
Beet, Rosemary And Gin Cocktails
Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pies
Gingersnap Chocolate Cream Pie With Bourbon Pecan Crumble
Now on to the recipes!
Cashew Spread With Walnuts, Rosemary And Cranberries by @pure_ella
A festive holiday cheese log, dairy-free style. This is made by soaking cashews overnight, then blending them with savory roasted garlic and nutirional yeast for a 'cheese-like' flavor. After sitting the the fridge for a few hours (so excess moisture can drain off) the cashew cheese is rolled in a mix of walnuts, cranberries and rosemary for a beautiful presentation. Although easy, be sure to plan a few days ahead if you are planning to serve this on Thanksgiving.
This flavorful salad sits on a base of kale and is topped with spicy pumpkin seeds, roasted delicata squash and pomegranate. The flavors of fall in one colorful dish! Try layering on a platter to highlight all of the beautifully hued ingredients. Recipe inspired by @thecrunchyradish
A quick & easy cranberry sauce that comes together in just minutes. If kombucha is not your thing, try replacing it with sparkling apple cider.
Sweet And Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash Drizzled With Cashew Butter by @fitmittenkitchen
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without winter squash! We love this recipe because you can customize it according to your tastes. If you prefer a sweet side dish, amp up the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Want spice? Add a bit more cayenne. As for the drizzle, we love the decadent cashew butter she chose, but feel free to use almond butter or tahini if that's what you have on hand.
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Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Pesto Onions by @hotforfood
This is not your mother's green bean casserole (sorry, Mom!). The green beans are blanched ( to preserve color and crunch) before being combined with a creamy vegan alfredo sauce and topped with crispy fried onions and vibrant pesto.
These mashed sweet potatoes are flavored with savory tahini and a coffee, maple and balsamic glaze. Once you add these to your holiday table, they'll be requested year after year!
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Delicata Squash Boat filled with Spiced Quinoa and Brown Rice by @thedreamyleaf
This recipe calls for grilling the delicata squash, but you could also roast it in a 400˚F oven for about 25-30 minutes. The quinoa and brown rice filling is scented with a pinch of cinnamon and cloves so your whole house will smell like the holidays! Plus, this dish is best served at room temperature, so you can make it ahead of time and not worry about having to heat it up (in your very crowded oven!).
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Lasagna With Tofu Ricotta And Butternut Squash by @rainbowplantlife
This hearty main dish will please vegans and non-vegans alike!Get more Vegan Dinner Party Recipes
This gorgeous loaf is the perfect vegan substitute for turkey. Made with lentils, quinoa, mushrooms, walnuts, and a number of other veggies and spices, this dish will bring plenty of flavor to your table.
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Beet, Rosemary And Gin Cocktails by @vibrantandpure
Unwind after all of that cooking with a one (or a few!) of these gin cocktails made with fresh beet juice. Imbibe while getting a dose of veggies!
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Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pies by @missmarzipancom
Ahhh, now for our favorite part of the meal, pie! This recipe combines the best of both worlds (pumpkin pie & pecan pie) for the perfect bite-sized vegan dessert.
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Gingersnap Chocolate Cream Pie With Bourbon Pecan Crumble by @kaleandcaramel
Guests will never guess this decadent chocolate cream pie is vegan. The bourbon spiked pecan crumble make this one memorable holiday dessert!
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