Whether you are having a vegan join your traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year or you are cooking an entire vegan meal, here is a round-up of delicious vegan recipes for Thanksgiving. After all, it can be daunting at first to try and figure out how to make a vegan meal for a holiday that is traditionally focused on turkey.
Altering Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes to Make Them Vegan
Many traditional Thanksgiving side dishes can be made vegan with minor alterations. Easy substitutions include using vegetable broth in place of chicken broth, vegan margarine such as Earth Balance in place of butter and soy or rice milk in place of regular milk. Many items on the table are probably already vegan, such as cranberry sauce and baked sweet potatoes without marshmallows.
Chef Chloe’s Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
The New York Times has put together a series of vegan Thanksgiving dishes as part of the Eat Well series. Recently featured was Chef Chloe, winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Her Stuffed Portobello Mushroom’s would make an excellent vegan main dish for Thanksgiving. For a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie, try Chef Chloe’s Chocolate-Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Other chefs featured in the Eat Well series include Alice Waters, Dr. Andrew Weil and Joan Nathan.
Make a Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner in an Hour
If you need a vegan Thanksgiving meal in an hour, Isa Chandra Moskowitz has put together a complete vegan Thanksgiving menu that can be made in a hurry. Complete with chickpea cutlets as the main dish, mashed potatoes and gravy and a made from scratch cranberry sauce. For dessert you could add a simple Apple Cranberry Crumble, made with vegan margarine instead of butter.
A Vegan Thanksgiving Menu that Gives Back
Accomplished vegetarian and vegan chef Nava Atlas has put together an e-book featuring both her own recipes and those from other chefs to help you put together a vegan Thanksgiving feast. The book is titled A Bountiful Vegan Thanksgiving and contains 65 recipes. The $8.95 cost of the book is donated to various humanitarian aid charities that focus on hunger, microloans for women and eliminating human trafficking. In addition to the e-book, Nava Atlas also has a variety of vegan Thanksgiving dishes on her website, In a Vegetarian Kitchen, that are available at no charge.
Community Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
If you are looking for reader submitted and reviewed recipes for a vegan Thanksgiving, check out Veg Web. The site features “must have” recipes, as well as photos and star ratings of hundreds of vegan Thanksgiving dishes you could serve this year.