Thanksgiving dishes for your vegan friends

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Whatever your favorite holiday food is, there is probably a way to make it vegan. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving celebration, it’s important to prepare a menu that accommodates your guest’s dietary restrictions. Whether you have a few vegan friends or you are one yourself, we have a list of vegan comfort foods that will be sure to please even the heartiest of carnivores. Hold the meat and dairy—here are a few Thanksgiving dishes for your vegan friends.

 

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Sweet potato casserole

This vegan sweet potato casserole with addicting pecan crumble is a holiday staple. It’s super easy to make, naturally sweetened with a delicious creamy base and a sweet and crunchy toasted topping. It’s a classic dish for your holiday gathering that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

 

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Butternut squash stuffed shells

These fancy stuffed shells work as both a vegan side dish or a main course. It’s packed with spinach, squash and creamy, dairy-free lemon ricotta. This dish is healthy, hearty and sure to please even the non-vegans. This recipe can easily be prepared the day before and thrown in the oven whenever your party is taking place.

 

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Lentil shepherd’s pie

This rich and hearty dish is full of plant-based protein and fluffy mashed potatoes. It’s a gluten-free lentil stew topped with homemade mashed potatoes and baked to make a warm comfort food. It serves up to 10 people and is a great fool-proof dish to bring to any holiday potluck.

 

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Cranberry orange loaf cake

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without something sweet. This luscious cranberry loaf cake is drizzled with sweet orange glaze and is a superb combination of both sweet and tart. This go-to dessert looks festive on any holiday spread and better yet—it’s simple to put together.

 

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Vegan turkey roll

No reason to miss out on the main event this Thanksgiving! This receipt of well-seasoned tofu is rolled around a gluten-free stuffing, baked until firm and served with gravy. The vegan turkey roll will be a winner among all of your vegan friends and more delicious than any store-bought alternative.

 

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Roasted beet and carrot kale salad

Adding a fresh salad like this roasted beet and carrot kale salad is not only pretty to look at but it’s bursting with flavor. The mix of greens, beets, carrots and pumpkin seeds with homemade dressing makes a great winter salad for entertaining during the holidays.

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Thanksgiving dishes for your vegan friends

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Lauren is a freelance web designer and writer out of Asheville, NC. Lauren has worked with a variety of businesses from manufacturing, healthcare, non-profits, and eCommerce shops to enhance their online presence. When she's not working, she's hiking with her dogs, cooking something tasty, or planning her next adventure.