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17 Unique Vegan & Gluten Free Holiday Recipes

Are you looking to incorporate healthier options into your upcoming holiday meals without sacrificing taste or creativity? Do you have gluten free or vegan guests coming to your home, and you have no idea what to make them? Are you simply looking for some fun, new and out-of-the-ordinary dishes you can serve at your Thanksgiving table in just a few days? Look no further – this roundup has got you covered!

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1) Shepherd’s Pie Savory Mini Cakes

Shepherd’s Pie Savory Mini Cakes from Vegan Chickpea – a hybrid of vegan shepherd’s pie and vegan meatloaf come together in these muffin-sized veggie and nut cakes, topped with mashed sweet potatoes.
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Shepherd’s Pie Savory Mini Cakes from Vegan Chickpea – a hybrid of vegan shepherd’s pie and vegan meatloaf come together in these muffin-sized veggie and nut cakes, topped with mashed sweet potatoes.

2) Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash by Simple Seasonal – using the acorn squash as serving bowls makes a beautifully impressive presentation!
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Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash by Simple Seasonal – using the acorn squash as serving bowls makes a beautifully impressive presentation!

3) Autumn Kale Salad

Autumn Kale Salad from Happy Healthy Mama – featuring butternut squash, kale, Granny Smith apples, dates, pecans and cinnamon with a tangy cashew butter dressing.
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Autumn Kale Salad from Happy Healthy Mama – featuring butternut squash, kale, Granny Smith apples, dates, pecans and cinnamon with a tangy cashew butter dressing.

4) Roasted Stuffed Poblanos with Smoky Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Roasted Stuffed Poblanos with Smoky Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans by Vanilla and Bean – a great way to add some zest to your meal, topped with a cooling avocado cream sauce.
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Roasted Stuffed Poblanos with Smoky Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans by Vanilla and Bean – a great way to add some zest to your meal, topped with a cooling avocado cream sauce.

5) Pumpkin Peanut Curry

Pumpkin Peanut Curry from My Darling Vegan – because who said curry shouldn’t be included for the holidays?
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Pumpkin Peanut Curry from My Darling Vegan – because who said curry shouldn’t be included for the holidays?

6) Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh Ragout

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh Ragout by Greenevi – zucchini, mushrooms and tempeh packed with lots of flavor create a hearty and savory dish.
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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh Ragout by Greenevi – zucchini, mushrooms and tempeh packed with lots of flavor create a hearty and savory dish.

7) Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash Rings with Mushrooms, Cranberries and Pecans

Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash Rings with Mushrooms, Cranberries and Pecans by Rhubarbarians – makes a cute appetizer or side dish!

8) Ginger Mustard Miso Brussels Sprouts with Hemp Hearts

Ginger Mustard Miso Brussels Sprouts with Hemp Hearts from Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen – a perfect healthy and flavorful side dish (just substitute another liquid sweetener for the honey to make them vegan).
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Ginger Mustard Miso Brussels Sprouts with Hemp Hearts from Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen – a perfect healthy and flavorful side dish (just substitute another liquid sweetener for the honey to make them vegan).

9) Mushroom and Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Mushroom and Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie by Delicious Everyday – a vegan and low carb spin on the traditional recipe, with cauliflower mash instead of potatoes on top.
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Mushroom and Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie by Delicious Everyday – a vegan and low carb spin on the traditional recipe, with cauliflower mash instead of potatoes on top.

10) Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Salad from Lazy Cat Kitchen – uses seasonal ingredients like pomegranates and hazelnuts.
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Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Salad from Lazy Cat Kitchen – uses seasonal ingredients like pomegranates and hazelnuts.

11) Pumpkin Cranberry Crumb Mini Muffins

Pumpkin Cranberry Crumb Mini Muffins by Vegan Chickpea – because a little sweetness on the table is always welcomed!
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Pumpkin Cranberry Crumb Mini Muffins by Vegan Chickpea – because a little sweetness on the table is always welcomed!

12) Savory Beetroot, Carrot and Oat Bake

Savory Beetroot, Carrot and Oat Bake from Nirvana Cakery – a super creative side dish that you can make ahead to have ready to go.
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Savory Beetroot, Carrot and Oat Bake from Nirvana Cakery – a super creative side dish that you can make ahead to have ready to go.

13) Smoky Black Eyed Pea Soup with Tempeh and Spinach

Smoky Black Eyed Pea Soup with Tempeh and Spinach by Two City Vegans – consider adding soup to your holiday spread (especially this one with black eyed peas for good luck on New Years!).
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Smoky Black Eyed Pea Soup with Tempeh and Spinach by Two City Vegans – consider adding soup to your holiday spread (especially this one with black eyed peas for good luck on New Years!).

14) Skinny Cornbread

Skinny Cornbread by Veg Annie – a sugar free recipe while still being sweet and fluffy.
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Skinny Cornbread by Veg Annie – a sugar free recipe while still being sweet and fluffy.

15) Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins by Simple Seasonal – easy to make, with top presentation points!
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Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins by Simple Seasonal – easy to make, with top presentation points!

16) Candied Pecan Cheesecake

Candied Pecan Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker – upgrade the traditional pecan pie recipe by adding in (vegan) cheesecake to the mix!
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Candied Pecan Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker – upgrade the traditional pecan pie recipe by adding in (vegan) cheesecake to the mix!

17) Healthy Pumpkin Snickers Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Snickers Bars from Emilie Eats – homemade candy bars that are way healthier than store bought and perfect for the holidays.
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Healthy Pumpkin Snickers Bars from Emilie Eats – homemade candy bars that are way healthier than store bought and perfect for the holidays.

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