October 20,2020

Making The Ultimate Plant-Based Thanksgiving Feast

 

As more and more people are opting out of eating meat and animal products this year, your Thanksgiving menu is looking for a much-needed upgrade! Thinking back a few years ago, options for plant-based meal recipes, especially around holidays like Thanksgiving, were scarce and we mostly just heard the word Tofurkey being thrown around back and forth. Times have changed for the better, and now it’s easy to find delicious plant-based recipes to fit your holiday menu and make Thanksgiving easy.

Whether you have friends and family who are plant-based or are just looking for some healthier options this holiday season, check out our list of delicious Fall holiday recipes for a stress-free Thanksgiving feast.

If you’re worried about missing out on your favorite holiday dishes, don’t worry! PlantX has put together a list of healthy plant-based versions for some of your favorite classic Thanksgiving sides, desserts, and more.

 

ULTIMATE LIST OF PLANT-BASED THANKSGIVING RECIPES

Our list of recipes has something for everyone and the perfect way to start your night right. Whether it’s a sit-down meal or a serve-yourself buffet, we are sure that our recipes can satisfy the whole family. Looking to jump straight in? Here’s our list of Thanksgiving and Fall favorites.

 

PLANT-BASED THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES

The star of the show this Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be the turkey. Let your menu shine with some classic side dishes with a plant-based twist. Delicious, flavorful, and simple to make, these traditional sides offer a healthy bite that you can keep making all Autumn long.

 

Quinoa and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Stuffed butternut squash stuffed with plant-based quinoa stuffing for the ultimate plant-based Thanksgiving feast.

Traditional holiday stuffing is so often packed with carbs and gluten, usually made with chicken broth. This recipe packs powerful nutritional content from Lundberg Tri-Color Blend Quinoa, butternut squash, and spinach, so you and your family can enjoy the classic flavor of holiday stuffing without any worries. What’s the secret to this flavorful stuffing? Fresh rosemary sprigs! You can find the recipe here: Quinoa and Butternut Squash Stuffing

 

Healthy Stuffed Butternut Squash

Butternut squash stuffed with plant-based quinoa stuffing for the ultimate plant-based Thanksgiving feast.

Our recipe for stuffed butternut squash uses our plant-based stuffing recipe with some changes so you can enjoy stuffing the way it was meant to be: stuffed into nutritious and delicious squash! Instead of stuffing the holiday turkey, our recipe uses a roasted butternut squash that takes on a rich, savory flavor that perfectly fits our quinoa stuffing. You can find the recipe here: Healthy Stuffed Butternut Squash

 

HEARTY PLANT-BASED THANKSGIVING PLATES

Round out your Thanksgiving feast with a hearty and delicious casserole dish like our flavorful Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie or a juicy Meatless Meatloaf that will have you and your family reaching for seconds and thirds! 

 

Thanksgiving Meatless Meatloaf

Meatless Meatloaf made from garbanzo beans and black beans plated for the ultimate plant--based Thanksgiving feast.

Meatloaf is one of the most iconic family meals, and our recipe recreates that classic savory flavor with Wan Ja Shan Worcestershire Sauce and True Foods BBQ Sauce. Black beans, chickpeas, and rolled oats make it high in fiber and give it a delicious, satisfying texture that your whole family is sure to love! You can find the recipe here: Thanksgiving Meatless Meatloaf

 

Plant-Based Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Individual ramekins are filled with lentil and sweet potato shepherd's pie for the ultimate plant-based Thanksgiving feast.

Shepherd’s Pie is a home-cooked classic that can warm nearly anyone’s heart. Our version replaces the ground meat and mashed potato topping with perfectly-seasoned Maiya Kamal Ready-to-Eat Red Lentils & Butternut Squash Dal and sweet potato mash for extra nutrition and fiber. This recipe uses ready-to-eat lentils, so you can save on time and stress during your whirlwind holiday prep! You can find the recipe here: Plant-Based Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

 

PLANT-BASED THANKSGIVING DESSERTS

No plant-based Thanksgiving meal is complete without dessert, and you can never go wrong with pumpkin pie! Our plant-based pumpkin pie recipe is sure to please any crowd and comes with a light, and fluffy marshmallow whipped topping that kids and adults will love.

 

Homemade Pumpkin Pie With Marshmallow Fluff Topping

Gluten-free pumpkin pie with plant-based marshmallow fluff topping is plated for the ultimate plant-based Thanksgiving feast.

Our plant-based pumpkin pie crust is made with Pamela’s Tiger Nut Flour for a gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly base. For an added layer of depth to your pumpkin pie, we’ve replaced traditional pumpkin spice for Evergreen Chai Masala Chai to balance sweet, spicy, autumn flavors in every bite. But the real magic of this pie comes from the marshmallow whipped topping! Dandies marshmallows make the perfect sweet and fluffy topping while also being plant-based and vegan-friendly. You can find the recipe here: Homemade Plant-Based Pumpkin Pie with Marshmallow Fluff