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8 Amazing (and Healthy!) Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

 

Back again for another year, our selection of the best and brightest vegan recipes out there to help you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!!

Appetizers

 

1. Squash, Sweet Potato, and Corn Chowder

Here’s a nice hearty soup from Veg Kitchen to get things started Thanksgiving afternoon – and easy to make too! Feel free to throw in any extra veggies you might prefer, celery or kale would make for a nice touch. Prebaking the squash beforehand makes things move more quickly, you could certainly do it the day before to save time.

2. Baked Apples with Oyster Mushrooms

This recipe from the gourmet masters Food & Wine just sounds cool, and looks beautiful too! Baking the mushrooms inside the apples leads to a unique blend of flavors, and with just a few ingredients it’s a snap to make.

Mains

 

3. Vegan Garden Keeper’s Pie

Sometimes it’s just as important that a vegan Thanksgiving recipe look great as well as taste great, and this savory dish from The First Mess is no exception! Full of delicious, good-for-you items like beets, carrots, and squash (or whatever hearty winter veggies you prefer), topped with a celery root mash and baked to perfection, you might want to save some hassle and bake a double recipe – just in case!

4. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

Angela from Oh She Glows creates some of the most beautiful vegan recipes and this one is no exception. This recipe looks (and sounds) amazing, yet is really easy to make, with just a few ingredients and with the help of a food processor to blend up the sauce. They do take nearly an hour to cook, though, so plan accordingly.

5. Lentil Mushroom Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Another winner from Oh She Glows and a wonderful alternative to standard stuffing, this recipe is tasty and has a terrific presentation. Of course, cranberry sauce is a must-have at any Thanksgiving feast, and this recipe is straightforward, delicious and can be prepared in advance.

6. Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad

This delicious recipe from Family Spice pulls together some lovely fall colors to create a dish that’s just as beautiful to look at as it is tasty to eat! We love the fresh flavors of orange, cranberries and pomegranates. This recipe takes very little time and effort to make – perhaps a great choice for a potluck Thanksgiving?

Desserts

 

7. Upside Down Apple Tartlets

We could hardly believe that these gorgeous little desserts were not only vegan, but also gluten-free and sugar-free. The recipe from Elana’s Pantry is fairly simple to put together, but will make a huge impression on your dinner guest.

8. No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Leave it to Gena Hamshaw of Choosing Raw to have a wonderful vegan pumpkin pie recipe. And how great is it that you can make this and not have to put it in the oven? We love it! Let us know what you think of these recipes, or feel free to share some of your own tried and true favorites!

 Beautiful photos feature recipes from Family Spice, The First Mess and Choosing Raw.