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A Vegan Thanksgiving (2018)

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I went overboard this year… I cooked and ate way too much over Thanksgiving. The holidays are for binge eating though, at least in the US. Last year, I posted recipes from Thanksgiving and I thought I would continue the tradition this year.

Vegan Thanksgiving

Here is a rundown on what I ate…

  • Pumpkin and Maple Scones.
  • Apple and Pear Crisp.
  • Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip.
  • Vegan Stuffing.
  • Salad.
  • Sweet Potato and Bean Chili.
  • Tempeh (sautéed).

Some of the recipes I have already posted, so I will link to that specific post.

Pumpkin and Maple Scones

Vegan Pumpkin Scones

The recipe can be found here: Vegan Recipes for Fall (Sweet and Savory).

Pear and Apple Crisp

Vegan Pear and Apple Crisp

This one was a hit and you can find the recipe in this post: Vegan Recipes for Fall (Sweet and Savory).

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

A Vegan Thanksgiving: Sides

These side dishes are perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. Super comforting and no one will even know they're vegan!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


For the Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • 2 packages daiya vegan cheese or any cheese substitute
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 15 oz jar artichoke hearts
  • 3 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup vegan friendly crackers
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter divided
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk

For the Stuffing

  • 1 lb vegan friendly bread
  • 1-2 tbsp vegan butter or margarine
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1-2 cups vegetable broth


For the Dip

  • Saute onions and garlic in a sauce pan with 1 tbsp of vegan butter or olive oil. While that is cooking, cube vegan cheese.
  • Add in vegan cheese with almond milk and the spices. Cook over medium-low heat until everything is melted.
  • Stir in the spinach. Add more soy milk if the mixture is too sticky. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Crush up vegan crackers and mix in the remaining vegan butter. Add cheese mixture into a baking dish and cover the top with the cracker mixture. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until top is golden brown.

For the Stuffing

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Saute onion and celery over medium heat (with vegan butter or oil). While the onions and celery are cooking, cube the bread.
  • When the onion is translucent in color, add in the herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir in vegetable broth. Add cubes of bread into a glass baking dish. Pour vegetable broth mixture over the bread cubes. If the bread is still too dry, add more broth. I started out with around 1 cup, then added more.
  • Put foil over the baking dish, then bake for around 30 minutes. For the remaining 10 minutes, bake without foil on the top.


The herbs can be adjusted to your personal preferences. I do not like soggy stuffing, so I was conservative with the vegetable broth. I also baked it until the edges were slightly crispy. 
Keyword dips, stuffing, thanksgiving, vegan

Vegan Stuffing

Basic Vegan Stuffing


Green Apple and Pumpkin Seed Salad

My sister made this salad. This has spring mix, green apples, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and a vinaigrette dressing.


This year I made a sweet potato and bean chili. I didn’t write down the recipe, but I have some similar recipes already posted: Colorful Winter Chili & Simple Vegan Chili. I also made tempeh, but I don’t have a specific recipe for that either. I soaked it for about 30 minutes, then I sliced it. I pan-fried it until it was golden brown and I added soy sauce and other spices.

If you celebrated Thanksgiving, let me know your favorite food in the comments. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy these recipes!


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  • Reply
    Karen Miscavish
    November 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    No picture of my attempt at vegan pumpkin cake? Definitely a black eye to all those delicious dishes you cooked. All of them delicious!

    • Reply
      November 28, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      I took these pictures before you guys got there!

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    Georgia King
    November 28, 2018 at 1:19 pm


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      November 28, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you!

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    November 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Oh my Kaley everything looks delicious. You cooked a variety of healthy dishes. Yummy 😋

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      November 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you! I tried to make it somewhat healthy 😊

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        November 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

        It was Thanksgiving Blessings every rejoiced some extra food

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    November 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    I love Pumpkin

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    November 28, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    We had both a Traditional and a Vegan Thanksgiving. For the Traditional, I served what you would expect. For the Vegan, we had two tofurkeys, vegan mashed potatoes, vegan rolls a ton of vegetables, and a lot of vegan desserts. My sister and all her kids are vegan.

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      November 28, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      That sounds awesome! Some vegans feel left out, but I was well-fed. Thank you for sharing!

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    November 29, 2018 at 12:03 am

    It all looks delicious:)

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      November 29, 2018 at 7:12 am

      Thank you!

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    November 29, 2018 at 7:15 am

    I’m not Vegan, but I’m interested in incorporating some Vegan dishes into my diet. This Thanksgiving meal looks amazing, especially the artichoke dip and the pear and apple crisp! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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      November 29, 2018 at 7:56 am

      That’s great that you want to incorporate vegan meals! I’m glad you like this post. Thank you!

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    Blissfully grateful
    November 30, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    4 stars
    All this food sounds and looks delish! 😋 I will have to check this post Just before Christmas so i can try out some of these recipes! Thank you so much for sharing

    • Reply
      November 30, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much for this nice comment! If you make them, let me know what you think!

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    Divya Deepak Rao
    November 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    They all look wonderful Kaley!

    • Reply
      November 30, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you!

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    November 30, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award!💛🌞

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      November 30, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you 😊💕

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    December 2, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Looks delicious xx I gotta remember the stuffing for next year!!

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      December 2, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thank you 🙏 hope you like it!

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    December 5, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Too bad we don’t have thanksgiving in Australia because it would be a great excuse to make all this! Omg it looks delicious!

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      December 5, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Thank you so much! Maybe next time you have friends over you can try some of the dishes!

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    December 30, 2018 at 8:07 am

    So many good recipes 👌🏼

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      December 30, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Thank you, glad you like them 😂

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