Vegan Thanksgiving Menu: November 20th



Settle in and get your grocery list ready, because we’re here to talk Thanksgiving!

This vegan Thanksgiving menu has a little bit of everything: an easy roasted cabbage or cauliflower, butternut squash stuffed shells, hearty veggie sides, and epic homemade desserts. Our food editors have been hard at work testing (and re-testing) to ensure these dishes are a breeze to pull off in a home kitchen. We love to stick with the classics, but update them ever so slightly for the sake of amplifying their flavor. After all, isn’t the best kind of holiday meal one packed with comforting, delicious food made with love? We promise this feast will go down in history as a meal that is both stylish and substantial.
Whole Roasted Cabbage or Cauliflower with Mushrooms
A show-stopping, whole-roasted cabbage or cauliflower is a great way to jazz up a holiday meal with a plant-based main course! You can use a savoy or green cabbage or a beautiful head of cauliflower all the same. Earthy mushrooms and pops of briny olives and capers meld with sweet prunes and wine in one large Dutch oven, meaning you get to "set it and forget it" until it's time to eat!
Cheesy Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells
Turkey is not the *only* highlight of the Thanksgiving table. These stuffed shells are perfect to serve as your main course. Giant pasta shells are filled with a creamy "cheesy" butternut squash puree and spinach, and toasted pine nuts for added nuttiness.
Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce
Pucker up! This cranberry sauce uses pomegranate juice and pomegranate molasses, as well as some fresh bay leaves and plump clementines for background sweetness. After the mixture cooks down just sweeten to taste with a few sprinkles of sugar.
Maple Cinnamon Hasselback Delicata Squash
The soft skin of delicata squash is edible when roasted, which means no peeling! Serve it as a side dish or as part of your favorite salad, for a simple dish fancy enough for your holiday table.
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a MUST for the Thanksgiving table, this fuss-free recipe is vegan and made with buttery Yukon gold potatoes, cashew milk, dairy-free butter, and of course, lots of fresh herbs for added flavor.
Crispy Roasted-Brussels Sprouts with Garlicky Apple Cider Glaze
A classic side dish for Thanksgiving, these Brussels sprouts will blow you away with the tangy glaze of garlic and apple cider vinegar and garlic. 
Vegan Coconut Green Bean Casserole
The key to any green bean casserole, whether vegan or not, is blanching your beans! A quick bath in boiling water gets them to crisp-tender while setting in the chlorophyll for a vibrant green color. Shock them in ice water to stop the cooking process and you’re all set!
Sage Biscuits
Move over dinner rolls! Made with vegan butter, fresh sage and oat milk-These biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to your thanksgiving spread. 
Pumpkin Pudding
If you love custard-style desserts, such as flan, creme brûlée, or Panna cotta-then you will love with pumpkin pudding recipe. It's super easy to prepare, all you need is a little bit of patience (and a strainer!). This is perfect to add to your Thanksgiving dessert table for those with dietary restrictions-it's completely gluten-free and vegan!
Spiced Apple Hand Pies
These easy apple hand pies are perfect for your holiday dessert spread. Made with pre-made vegan puff pastry, and then filled with spiced apple pie''ll appreciate how making these are a breeze, and you won't even miss the apple pie!
Vegan Sweet Potato Sticky Buns
These fluffy swirls of spiced sweet potato goodness boast layers of flavor from walnuts, warm spices, and maple syrup. Cloaked with espresso-spiked marshmallow fluff, these rolls are just begging to be eaten for breakfast with a strong cup of coffee the day after the feast. Plus, they come together in just a few hours’ time. Did we mention they’re vegan?