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19 Thanksgiving Recipes To Make At Home This Year With No Meat Or Dairy

For vegans, vegetarians, and people looking to try something new.

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
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We may not be having big, blowout holiday celebrations this year, but you can still cook these recipes for yourself (and the people you live with) in the comfort of your own home.

1. Gluten-Free Seitan Roast

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The creators of this magical recipe figured out a way to make seitan without its trademark ingredient: wheat. Slice it thinly and serve alongside whatever vegetables and side dishes that you'd like — and then get excited to make sandwiches with this later, because it keeps for up to a week in the fridge!

2. Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes

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Every good Thanksgiving meal needs a solid mashed potato option (at least in my humble opinion), and this recipe's incorporation of herbs like thyme and rosemary makes it the perfect base for your plate.

3. Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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This green bean casserole tastes just like the classic recipe, but it happens to be vegan.

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This allergy-friendly stuffing recipe incorporates pears for a dash of sweet flavors among the savory tastes, like mushrooms.

5. Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash

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It's squash season, baby! For this recipe, be sure to pick up enough acorn squashes for each person to enjoy half of one. Not only does it look pretty on the table, but it's also much more filling than you might expect.

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This veggie loaf recipe uses gluten-free oats, chickpeas, and aquafaba for a delightfully savory meal.

7. Vegan Spiced Roasted Cauliflower


If you've never roasted an entire head of cauliflower before, may I suggest that you try this recipe as soon as you can? It completely transforms into a warm, herbaceous treat that'll look different from any cauliflower you've ever seen before.

8. Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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A holiday side dish, with hazelnuts and rosemary, that'll look great on your table for any fall or wintertime celebration.

9. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

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Because I feel strongly that you can't ever serve enough potato dishes, this scalloped potato recipe is too tasty to be ignored.

10. Thanksgiving Veggie Tray

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If you have a flair for the theatrical at the holiday table (or have children at yours), this turkey-inspired veggie tray is for you.

11. Roasted Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

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Ginger, turmeric, and coconut milk blend with fall favorites like acorn squash and apples for a really delicious soup.

12. Pumpkin Cranberry Stuffing

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When it's an occasion like Thanksgiving, why not serve two types of stuffing? This pumpkin-y recipe is extra filling!

13. Vegan Turkey

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Make your own loaflike "turkey" at home with this recipe that uses vital wheat gluten for a chewy, meatlike taste.

14. Vegan Cabbage Casserole

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What's this? Cabbage proving once again that its versatility is underrated? Find out why with this casserole recipe.

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Mix up your Thanksgiving options by filling a slow cooker with a vegetable-heavy stew like in this recipe.

16. Ottolenghi Portobello Mushroom "Steaks" and Butter Bean Mash

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This mushroom recipe from our friends across the pond can be made as a side dish or an entrée.

17. Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes

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These cheery-looking pumpkin desserts are perfect for one, so make sure you make enough for everyone at the table!

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Use Granny Smith apples for this bread crumb apple pie recipe that looks absolutely picture-perfect.

19. Little Pumpkin Cookies With Spiced Buttercream

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These light and pumpkin-spiced fluffy cookies are fun to make and are totally irresistible on the dessert table.