I have compiled my complete vegan Thanksgiving menu that I will be using this year including sides, main dishes, and desserts.
This isn’t my first vegan Thanksgiving rodeo. While I have in the past compiled some of my favorite options for turkey-less main dishes for your holiday, I wanted to offer a little bit more this year in the way of an entire menu.
These are exactly the foods that I will be eating this year. Some will be made by me, some will be made my family, some will be straight from the box, some will be made from scratch, all will be made with love.
I hope you find something new that inspires you! Let’s jump right in!
Admittedly, I don't need a special day of the year to enjoy some macaroni and cheese, but I will take any excuse to pile some on my plate. I have very fond memories of my brothers and I fighting our way to the mac and cheese and filling our plates with all of it before anybody else had a chance. I'm excited to do it all again this year.
These classic rolls have been our menu for years and years, since well before I even knew they were vegan. The only thing I do differently now is make sure to use a vegan butter or smother them with cranberry sauce. My favorite vegan butters are Earth Balance or the newer Country Crock options.
These lemon miso Brussels were originally the filling for tacos, but I have since made them as a side dish several times. Just stop at the part of the recipe instructions before you place them in a tortilla and now they're a side dish.
A classic. I wasn't a fan of green beans (or any non-starchy vegetables really) growing up, so I used to skip over this classic. I didn't know what I was missing. Now that I do, I'll be sure to make up for it by getting seconds and thirds.
We have been getting lots of sweet potatoes in our Imperfect Foods weekly box because of the time of year it is. This will be the perfect use of our sweet potatoes and I can easily throw in some extra sweet potato to the pot while I am making it so Troian has her own sweet potatoes to nibble on.
It isn't a Turkey substitute, but this vegan ham is one of the best meat alternatives I've found. Alex and I stocked up when we saw them go on sale after Easter and they have been patiently waiting for this day in our deep freeze.
It isn't Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, or in this case, pumpkin pudding pie. This recipe looks a lot fancier and more complicated than it actually is. It's actually quite simple and one that you can throw in the crockpot while you are preparing everything else. I prefer this served warm, but it's also very delicious cold if you choose to make it ahead of time.
What’s on your menu this year? Will you be making any of these? Will you be sticking to classics or trying something completely new? Let me know below!