A Traditional Thanksgiving Meal: But DELICIOUSLY Vegan!

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Even though I love exploring new dishes, there’s nothing better than the classic Thanksgiving meal. The mashed potatoes, the gravy… the stuffing! Oh my, the stuffing. Here’s how you can still have all those delicious dishes and stay cruelty-free.

There are some very specific dishes when it comes to Thanksgiving and with that comes expectations for those comfy, familiar flavors. Those dishes that you remember growing up with that made Thanksgiving the best meal of the year.

These recipes by very talented bloggers and recipe-makers are sure to impress anyone and the best part is they’re cruelty-free!

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1. Main Dish

The classic main dish of a Thanksgiving dinner is typically Turkey, ham or lamb. But, I’m so glad you’re here because it means you’ve opted out of harming these beautiful, social animals and instead, are looking for new ways to enjoy the same flavors. Here are some alternatives for a main dish:

The Hidden Veggies Vegan Turkey

SunnysideHanne’s Maple Glazed Vegan Ham

Mouth Watering Vegan’s Vegan Greek-Style Roast “Lamb” (Kleftiko)

2. Sides

Let’s be real, we could easily make an entire Thanksgiving Meal with just the sides and be totally satisfied. Here are some of the classics made Vegan.

The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes by the Minimalist Baker

Veggiesociety’s Vegan stuffing

Know your Produce Green Bean Casserole

Broma’s Mind-blowing Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Collard Greens from Nora Cooks

Feasting at Home’s Raosted Delicate Squash with Hazelnuts

The First Mess’ Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Apples & Crunchy Rosemary Walnuts

3. Bread

Of course, some fresh, warm bread is an essential compliment.

Eat Drink Shrink’s Vegan Rosemary and Sea Salt Dinner Rolls

Petite Allergy Treats’s Gluten Free Vegan Garlic Crescent Rolls

4. Sauces

Traditional sauces veganized to pull everything together.

A Virtual Vegan’s Vegan Cranberry Sauce

Detoxinista.com’s Best Ever Vegan Gravy

5. Desserts

Does anyone really ever save room for dessert? Of course not, but we still need it!

Joy Food Sunshine’s Best Apple Crumble Pie

It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken’s Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie


Warm everyone up with these tasty cocktails or a mocktail!

Instrupix The Best Fall Punch Recipe

The Busy Baker’s Apple Cranberry Sangria (can also be NA)

There are so many options for a vegan Thanksgiving, these are just a few of the recipes I’ve found by other bloggers that are making my mouth water.

Have you tried these recipes? What are some of your favorite vegan dishes? Let me know in the comments so I can try them too!

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