20 Vegan Recipes for a Terrific Turkey-Free Thanksgiving
Whether you follow a vegan diet year-round or took on Beyonce’s challenge this month, let this collection of 20 plant-based recipes be your guide for planning an outstanding Thanksgiving meal. Featuring both hearty main courses and indulgent desserts, even your meat-eating guests will fawn over your feast. Even better: Each recipe can be whipped up with ease by well-seasoned and newly minted vegan chefs alike!
2. 15-Minute Brussels Sprouts Tempeh Stir Fry: A generous helping of meaty-yet-meat-free tempeh transforms this Brussels sprouts stir fry into a hearty meal in minutes… just 15 minutes, to be exact. (via In Pursuit of More)
3. Maple Hazelnut-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets: A maple-syrup-laced sweet and savory sauce infuses tempeh with a ton of flavor before it’s coated in a crispy hazelnut crust. Talk about a terrific turkey alternative. (via Keepin’ It Kind)
4. Baked Pumpkin with Tofu and Kale: Loaded with gorgeous color, this well-seasoned selection of cool weather produce and tofu will turn heads. Serve it atop a pile of fluffy steamed quinoa or your fave grain to make the meal complete. (via Oh, Ladycakes)
6. Nutty Curry Stuffed Squash: Vegans and omnivores alike will enjoy these spiced, personal-sized squash. Packed with an assortment of filling grains and nuts, they’re a superb holiday centerpiece. (via Robin Asbell)
7. Holiday Roast With Caramelized Onions and Cherries: Don’t just settle for an unembellished, ho-hum tofu roast. Be sure to doll it up with this sweet-tart glaze that’s sure to impress. (via Tofurky)
9. Kale-Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Loaded baked potatoes may be a more casual main dish option, but the kale, quinoa and sliced almonds offer a certain amount of elegance to this oh-so-tasty sweet potato. (via Spinach for Breakfast)
10. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie With Parsnip and Potato Mash: Relieve your day-of holiday workload by breaking the prep for this casserole over a couple days. A word to the wise: You may want to double the parsnip-potato mash to be safe — it has a tendency to attract spoons… (via Food52)
13. Pecan Pie: Each slice of this pecan pie will tantalize the tastebuds without the usual sugar and butter overload. Dates, maple syrup and a whole lotta various nuts are your baking BFFs here. (via Deliciously Ella)
14. Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake: Oven space is often in short supply during the holiday season, so it’s especially nice having a few no-bake desserts to fall back on. This cheesecake gets its luscious texture from cashews and a plume of whipped coconut cream on top. (via The Cake Merchant)
20. Pumpkin Panna Cotta: It’s hard to believe that this silky panna cotta is gelatin- and dairy-free. A sprinkle of pumpkin seed brittle on top lends an awesome textural contrast along with an extra boost of flavor. (via Lands and Flavors)
Are you planning to cook any vegan dishes this holiday season? A whole feast’s worth or just a few? Let’s share tips and tricks in the comments below!