5 Showstopping Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Vegan Stuffing Muffin with Mashed Potato Icing From The Colorful Kitchen

There are only a few more days till Thanksgiving up here in Canada and though some of us love to partake turkey or ham – there are many of us who live the meat free life. A hard concept for those of you who eat meat on the regular but we are here to show you a few showstopping vegan Thanksgiving recipes that will make you forget all about that turkey tradition!

Vegan Green Chili Mac n Cheese from Minimalist Baker

Vegan Green Chili Mac n Cheese from Minimalist BakerĀ 

One way to start any dinner off right is with some spicy delicious food and this Mac n Cheese does not disappoint. Most will have no idea that this Mac n cheese is totally vegan and completely cheese free and amazing. If you want to show your guests just how flavorful vegan food can be in an impactful way this is an ideal way to start. Nothing better, but don’t fill up on this alone – it is filling and you want to make sure to save room for all the other amazing food you’ll be sharing.

Stuffed Butternut Squash from Pickles and Honey

Stuffed Butternut Squash from Pickles and Honey

One of the biggest things for meat eaters to wrap their head around is having no meat center piece at the table, it is hard to image what could possibly fill those shoes. Thankfully I am here to tell you there are even more beautiful options for you out there. Just like this amazing Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe you can find amazing dishes to fill that center section with guilt free, filling goodness. So don’t think that just because you are going vegan this year doesn’t mean you wont need those traditional Thanksgiving pants!

Melting Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Pecan Sauce from Dessert For Two

Melting Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Pecan Sauce from Dessert For Two

Nothing says Thanksgiving better than sweet potato anything. Whether you are making a sweet, sweet potato recipe to go with dinner, or just to serve after this is a jaw dropping option. There is nothing that silences a room faster than the look of this deliciously gooey creation sitting at the table with you. It is so enticing as you pour the sauce over top and honestly a whole experience of its own.

Quinoa Stuffed Squash from Nirvana Cakery

Quinoa Stuffed Squash from Nirvana Cakery

There is a reason this blog is called Nirvana as it is filled to the brim with heaven inducing recipes that I just love and these quinoa stuffed squash are just that. Nothing will make you thankful for squash more than this recipe and the best part is this is another great one to put in the center of the table, making your thankful no birds or pigs were harmed in the making of your holiday!

Vegan Stuffing Muffin with Mashed Potato Icing From The Colorful Kitchen

Vegan Stuffing Muffins + Mashed Potato Icing from The Colorful Kitchen

Having little vegans at the table means you might have a harder time pleasing the traditionally picky but these super fun muffins are perfect for breaking the ice. Stuffing on the bottom and amazing mashed potatoes on top and paired with a great vegan gravy and everyone will be begging to have thirds of them!

There is so much more to Thanksgiving than the turkey, give it a go and try something vegan.

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