A Vegan Thanksgiving Can Be Hard; Here are Some Ideas to Get You Started

Like an everyone’s uncle who talks about the latest conspiracy theories at the table, preparing vegan recipes for Thanksgiving may not be well received. Whether you’re hosting a fully vegan dinner, or just visiting family, preparing the right recipes can be a stressful time. If you’re having guests with “normal” dietary preferences, you’ll still want to welcome them with great food, so we gathered a few ideas to get you started early! These recipes are so great, even your grandmother will want a copy.

Don't worry, we don't tell her you got them from the internet.

1) Roasted Cauliflower Salad


Made with chickpeas, cauliflower, raisings, and spicy dressing. 

Try it! (https://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2013/04/cauliflower-salad

2) Green Bean Casserole


Who said vegan dishes had to be fat free? Leaving out the fried onions and Earth Balance margarine might be considered a crime this Thanksgiving. 

Try it! (http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/11/best-vegan-green-bean-casserole.html

3) Pumpkin Apple Harvest Rice


“A warm and cozy bowl brimming with fall flavors.” This meal not only works with Thanksgiving, but fits any fall dinner. 

Try it! (http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/09/pumpkin-apple-harvest-rice.html) 

4) Mushroom & Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto


Made with garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and carious herbs and spices, this warm and creamy dish will surely hit the spot. 

Try it! (http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/mushroom-and-sun-dried-tomato-risotto-207099) 

5) Meatless Loaf


Ah, the substitute for meat! This one is high stakes, so impressing your guests with this one is a must. “This is not your mama’s meatloaf.” 

Try it! (http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-meatless-loaf.html) 

What About Dessert?

1) Hot Apple Crumble Bars


“It’s the deliciousness of apple crumble, packed into a bar!” In all honesty, this recipe is interchangeable with any fruit crumble, but Apples are best for this fall holiday. 

Try it! (https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/10/30/hot-apple-crumble-bars) 

2) Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake


Tired of answering awkward questions about your career? You won’t be hearing anything from your guests as they are munching away on this delicious treat. 

Try it! (http://www.meettheshannons.net/2011/10/betty-crocker-project-mini-pumpkin.html) 

3) Caramel Apple Pie


It was already a match made in heaven for the fall dinner table, apple and caramel, but here’s a vegan match for your Thanksgiving table. 

Try it! (http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/01/vegan-caramel-apple-pie-recipe.html) 

4) Bourbon Pumpkin Pie With Walnut Crumble


Top this with whipped coconut cream, and you’re going to have leftovers people will want to take home… if there are any. 

Try it! (http://www.allysonkramer.com/2011/11/bourbon-laced-pumpkin-pie-with-walnut-crumble-topping) 


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