My 25 favorite plant-based Thanksgiving recipes

Growing up I was always more excited about the sides on our Thanksgiving table than the turkey.  While I still haven’t finalized the menu for Thursday, I’m confident that one or two of these dishes will make an appearance.

Even if you are planning on cooking a bird this holiday, It’s inevitable that you will have at least one person at your Thanksgiving dinner that is a Vegan or Vegetarian.  Don’t let them rely solely on a frozen Tofurky.  Think a bit outside of the box and you can surprise everyone with great options to compliment this most special of meals.   Most of these recipes are vegan, a few utilize a bit of dairy that can be substituted easily. Just click on the photo or the links to see the full recipe!

For me, cooking is about bringing everyone together, creating lasting memories and eating with abandon.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, I hope it’s filled with joy happiness and delicious food!

If you make any of these recipes sure to tag them #scalingback on Instagram so I can see how they turned out!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a super simple dessert for the holiday!

-Tina

Appetizers

Red kuri squash soup with miso + coconut milk | dairy-free, paleo and vegan | www.scalingbackblog.com

Red Kuri Squash Soup – Vegan

Mushroom Walnut Pate – Vegan

Roasted Cauliflower Miso Soup, 30 minute dairy-free soup | www.scalingbackblog.com

Roasted Cauliflower and Miso Soup – Vegan

 

Mains

cauliflower fritters

Cauliflower fritters with tahini yogurt sauce

vegan stuffed cabbage rolls | www.scalingbackblog.com

Vegan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Roasted Cauliflower Tomato and Chickpea Bowl -Vegan

Orange spiced cauliflower and squash bowl | www.scalingbackblog.com

Orange Spiced Cauliflower and Squash Bowl – Vegan

Smoky mushroom and kale enchiladas {vegan + gluten-free} | www.scalingbackblog.com

Smoky Mushroom and Kale Enchiladas – Vegan

Butternut squash noodles with creamy miso tahini sauce - Vegan and ready in less than 30 minutes

Butternut squash noodles with creamy miso tahini sauce – Vegan

Winter delicata squash bowl with hazelnut gremolata, also makes a healthy stuffing substitute for your Thanksgiving table | www.scalingbackblog.com

Winter Delicata Squash Bowls – Vegan

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Butternut squash pasta with fried sage and hazelnuts – Vegan

millet pilaf with butternut squash, mushrooms and pomegranate

Millet Pilaf with butternut squash, mushrooms, and pomegranate – Vegan

Salads

Winter white cauliflower and fennel salad | www.scalingbackblog.com

Winter White Cauliflower and fennel salad – Vegan

Plum, date and pistachio salad with ginger lime dressing

Plum, date and pistachio salad with ginger lime dressing – Vegan

Make sure to add this fennel, persimmon and pomegranate salad to your holiday table!

fuyu persimmon, fennel and pomegranate salad – Vegan

Toasted Bulgur Cauliflower and Kumquat Salad www.scalingbackblog.com

Toasted Bulgur Cauliflower and kumquat salad – Vegan

Fall Harvest Salad – Vegan

celery root salad - www.scalingbackblog.com

Celery root, fennel and grape salad – Vegan

Winter green, date and citrus salad {vegan} | www.scalingbackblog.com

Winter green date and citrus salad – Vegan

 

SIDES

The perfect addition to your holiday table, mashed cauliflower with hazelnut brown butter

Mashed Cauliflower with hazelnut brown butter

potatoes in garlicky chard broth - www.scalingbackblog.com

Potatoes in garlicky chard broth – Vegan

Quicker Roasted Spaghetti Squash {New Year Reset Day 6} | www.scalingbackblog.com

Roasted Spaghetti Squash – Vegan

Desserts

Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie – Vegan

My favorite 25 plant-based Thanksgiving recipes | scalingbackblog.com

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts – Vegan

 

My favorite 25 plant-based Thanksgiving recipes | scalingbackblog.com

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding – Vegan

My favorite 25 plant-based Thanksgiving recipes | scalingbackblog.com

White chocolate faux cheesecake – Vegan

 

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    Self-taught cook, photographer.  You can usually find me at a farmers market dreaming up alternative recipes for my allergy prone family.

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