Thanksgiving is right around the corner — and there is so much to be thankful for, including the amazing animals who share this planet with us and the many delicious, accessible, and affordable plant-based options that will let you keep your celebrations compassionate and kind.
With these plant-based recipes, you’ll have the whole family satisfied and begging for more vegan-friendly dishes this holiday season!
Here are some delicious and animal-free Thanksgiving dish ideas and descriptions courtesy of World of Vegan founder, chef, and author Michelle Cehn. Simply click on the title of each dish for the complete recipe.
Let’s give the turkeys a Thanksgiving to be grateful for!
This is the perfect homemade vegetarian turkey alternative for Thanksgiving! It’s so flavorful with a delicious glaze on top and is surprisingly easy to make!
This beautiful jewel-toned vegan cranberry sauce is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors. It’s also incredibly easy to make: ready in 15 minutes, with just 3 simple ingredients!
Indulge in the comfort of these perfect, velvety smooth vegan mashed potatoes. Made with Yukon Gold potatoes, roasted garlic, and vegan butter, this dish is a modern twist on a classic comfort food.
Even vegetable haters love this vegan green bean casserole! It is truly the ultimate green bean casserole—striking the perfect balance between not-too-soft and not-too-crisp green beans, with a nice amount of creamy filling and loads of crispy fried onions!
What would Thanksgiving be without pie? If you only make one pumpkin pie recipe this should be it! You’ll be shocked how easy it is to make, but don’t be fooled by its simplicity—this pie is silky, creamy, and loaded with warming spices. Top with fluffy vegan whipped cream and those tastebuds are in pumpkin pie heaven!
Pure pressed carrot juice gives these MosCarrot Mules their gorgeous orange glow for a fun and fresh twist on the classic Moscow mule! The natural sweetness of the carrots provides the perfect low-sugar foundation to round out the spicy bite of ginger beer. It’s sophisticated and complex, yet bubbly and fun, who says you can’t have it all in one glass?
Have a great time trying out these plant-based recipes and Happy Thanksgiving!