10 Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes That Even Meat-Eaters Will Love
- Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Puff Pastry Lentil Pies
- Tofu Meatballs
- Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
- Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
- Mini Vegetable Pot Pies
- Cranberry Baked Holiday Tofu
- Mushroom Wellington
- Lentil Meatloaf Muffins
- Vegan Roast
Wondering what vegans eat on Thanksgiving instead of turkey? Check out these 10 incredibly delicious vegan Thanksgiving main dish recipes that even omnivores will enjoy. From homemade vegan roast to lentil meatloaf to veggie pot pies, there’s something for everyone.
Vegan Roast, Lentil Meatloaf Muffins, Mushroom Wellington, and Vegetable Pot Pies.
When it comes to choosing an entree, it’s quite easy to find comfort food favorites that pair with classic holiday side dishes like stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash
If you’re looking for a stunning centerpiece for your meal, you can’t go wrong with Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash. The Mediterranean-inspired filling is made with quinoa, chickpeas, and cherry tomatoes. You can prep the components in advance for less stress on the big day.
Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash served with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes.
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Puff Pastry Lentil Pies
If you’re a fan of flaky pastry shells, you will love these Puff Pastry Lentil Pies. The filling features hearty lentils, vegetables, and fresh herbs. They look fancy but are actually really simple to prepare.
Individual Puff Pastry Lentil Pie garnished with fresh thyme.
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While Tofu Meatballs may not immediately come to mind when you think of Thanksgiving main dishes, hear me out. If you enjoy Ikea meatballs served with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam, you will love these easy meatless meatballs with all your favorite holiday side dishes. They are particularly wonderful topped with cranberry raspberry sauce or vegan onion gravy.
Tofu Meatballs served with cranberry raspberry sauce, peas, and mashed potatoes.
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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is almost like a complete Thanksgiving dinner in one dish. It’s made with butternut squash, cauliflower, and a savory gravy and topped with creamy mashed potatoes. Pure comfort food, vegan style.
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie served with a salad.
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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
While vegan stuffed mushrooms are often served as an appetizer, they also make a satisfying main dish. These ones feature a flavorful filling made with walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes. Plan for around four per person if using cremini mushrooms, or make them entree size with portobello mushrooms.
Platter of vegan stuffed mushrooms garnished with fresh parsley.
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Mini Vegetable Pot Pies
Impress your guests with Mini Vegetable Pot Pies filled with chickpeas, veggies, and cashew cream. Not only are they adorable, they are cozy and comforting. And you’ll be amazed at how easy they are to prepare.
Mini Vegetable Pot Pies garnished with fresh rosemary.
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Cranberry Baked Holiday Tofu
Tofu is anything but bland when it’s marinated in an orange-ginger sauce and twice-baked for the perfect texture. And this Holiday Tofu gets even more flavor from tart cranberries, orange slices, shallots, and fresh rosemary.
Glass dish with marinated baked tofu slices topped with cranberries, orange slices, and shallots.
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Mushroom Wellington not only looks impressive, it’s hearty and delicious. Buttery puff pastry surrounds a savory mixture featuring portobello mushrooms, spinach, and onions. And it’s surprisingly easy to make.
Mushroom Wellington served with gravy, Brussels sprouts, and roasted potatoes.
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Lentil Meatloaf Muffins
Not only do Lentil Meatloaf Muffins cook faster than a whole loaf, everyone loves food in miniature form. They’re topped with a mouth-watering balsamic-ketchup glaze and are a family favorite. Plus they’re easy to prepare and can be prepped in advance and freeze really well.
Lentil Meatloaf Muffins served with roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, and mushroom gravy.
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For the ultimate vegan alternative to turkey, it doesn’t get any better than this Vegan Roast. It’s tender and sliceable, and you can even pile the leftovers on a sandwich after Thanksgiving.
Vegan Roast served with roasted sweet potatoes, peas, gravy, and cranberries.
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Now that you’re armed with 10 of the best vegan Thanksgiving main dish recipes, the hard part will be deciding which one to serve on the big day. You can’t go wrong with any of these fabulous recipes that everyone at the table will enjoy.
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