Thanksgiving Comfort Food Classics with a Vegan Twist

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When you think of comfort food and the holidays you think of Thanksgiving. (trust me on this, you do.)

When it’s chilly outside and there’s food anywhere and life is good.

But there are so many recipes how do you choose?

What do you make??

I’ve got you covered today with 15 of the best Thanksgiving comfort food classics with a vegan twist.

Trust me, you’re going to whipping away drool through this whole post and if you’re not…then you must just not be hungry.

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15 Vegan Thanksgiving Comfort Food Recipes 


1. Vegan Fried Eggplant Casserole 

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Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face…

Casseroles are not only absolutely delicious and basically essential during the cold holiday season, but they are also easy to make and can be super healthy!

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2. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole 

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Let’s keep it rollin’ on the casserole train because uh, you can never have too many casseroles…right?!?!

This absolutely mouthwatering sweet potato casserole combines health and comfort this holiday season and is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving festivities.

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3. Vegan & Gluten-Free Stuffing 

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Stuffing is the glue that keeps us all full on Thanksgiving.

Do I even need to say it? Stuffing, dressing whatever you call it, is THE BEST! And this recipe gives you two bangs for your buck!

If you’re looking for a gluten-free AND vegan stuffing recipe here it is and it is pretty dang delicious.

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4. Rosemary Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

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Frankly, potatoes are the most glorious food just as the beautiful spuds that they are but this rosemary roasted garlic potato recipe takes them to a whole new level!

If you love garlic, potatoes and well, rosemary and want to step up your game on good old mashed potatoes, you’ve got to try out this recipe!

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5. Instant Pot Stuffed Squash

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If you want to really impress your family with your mad culinary skills, bring these babies to your Thanksgiving gathering.

This incredibly delicious instant pot stuffed squash recipe looks like it came from a professional chef and took hours upon hours but it actually only takes 15 minutes!

Yup, that’s it, just 15 minutes!

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6. Vegan Pumpkin Macaroni  

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Mac and cheese is the mother of all comfort foods! Every time I eat it I’m taking back to my grandma’s kitchen scarfing down her famous mac and cheese which in reality was just Kraft.

If you’re a mac and cheese lover like I am, here is an absolutely mouthwatering twist on an old-fashioned favorite.

Pumpkin macaroni.

It doesn’t get any more festive than that!

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7. Vegan Romain Lettuce Soup 

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Everybody ROMAIN calm..(haha)

I don’t about you but it’s dang cold here which means two things, I’m cold all the time and it’s cold season.

Which means another two things, you need to get in your veggies and you gotta warm up with some delicious soup!

This recipe not only warms you up but also gives you all the delicious micronutrients you need and uh yeah, it’s yummy!

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8. Vegan Roasted Garlic & Herb Dinner Rolls

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We already know that bread is life. #breadfordayz

But what’s better than bread? VEGAN ROASTED GARLIC AND HERB BREAD!

Yes, you heard me right. This recipe takes a whole new twist (haha twist, because it’s twisty bread) on the classic dinner roll.

You’re going to want to get your hands on this recipe, like now.

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9. Pumpkin Cranberry Quinoa Salad 

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This recipe brings together all of the best things of fall, pumpkins, quinoa, and cranberries into one delicious and healthy recipe.

Not only is this recipe delicious but it also brings a fancy twist to an old-fashioned fall salad!

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10. Chilli & Garlic Green Beans

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Green beans are a staple at Thanksgiving gatherings and they are so versatile you can turn them into anything you want!

This recipe takes a delicious twist on green beans and brings in some incredible flavors like, chili and garlic!

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11. Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower  

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If you’re looking for a delicious way to cut down on a few calories so you can eat that second piece of holiday pie, look no further than this recipe.

Cauliflower is an incredibly yummy dupe to potatoes and seriously, you won’t even notice the difference!

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12. Sweet & Savory Holiday Spaghetti Squash 

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Spaghetti squash makes for the perfect Thanksgiving side dish and this recipe takes old-fashioned squash to a whole new level.

With sweet maple syrup and cinnamon with a kick of curry powder, this recipe is sure to be a home run at all your Thanksgiving gatherings!

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13. Roasted Sweet Potato Bites

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Sweet potatoes are the perfect fall food not only because they’re a gorgeous orange color but they just taste like fall. Ya know?

These roasted sweet potato bites make the perfect side dish, finger food, whatever you’re into for a deliciously fall recipe.

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14. Quinoa Salad with Swiss Chard & Almonds 

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Almonds and chard and quinoa, oh my!

This salad brings in all the delicious flavors of fall into one deliciously healthy salad that is the perfect dish to pass!

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15. Vegan Smore Pie 

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You can’t have a Thanksgiving dinner with desserts. It’s just heard of.

So here is the most mouthwatering, scrumptious, fall, Thanksgiving dessert.

You’re going to want this smore pie recipe to impress your family and so you can all eat it because pies are made for eating!

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  1. says:

    I’m a vegan and these food recipes are amazing! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for posting!

    1. Emily l She's Living Her Best Life says:

      Thank you, Blair! These recipes are super fun and delicious for any time of the year! Love that you’re vegan too!

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