9 Thanksgiving Plant-Based Potluck Ideas

Pumpkin Cheesecake from Its To Die For

 

When attending a holiday meal, a potluck dinner is a great way to make things  easier for the host, and allow for many different fun flavours and dishes.  If your family has different ways of eating, a potluck dinner can also be a great way to introduce them to how satisfying and delicious a plant-based Thanksgiving can be! Here are some of our favourite Thanksgiving recipes from Canadian Vegan bloggers to get you inspired.

 

 

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Panzanella from Oh She Glows

 
Salad can often be seen as an afterthought to Thanksgiving dinner.  But with crusty sourdough bread, crunchy kale, roasted delicata squash, bursts of pomegranate seeds, and plenty of fresh herbs, this salad deserves a main spot on your plate.  Plus, several components for the salad, including the maple-dijon dressing, can be made the day before to keep things even easier on Thanksgiving Day.


Vegan Traditional Bread and Sausage Stuffing from Hot for Food


Hot for Food is a one of our favourite Canadian vegan bloggers because she focuses on veganizing traditional favourites.  So, whether you’re sharing Thanksgiving dinner with omnivores or are looking for something meat-y yet completely vegan, this vegan stuffing recipe is a go-to.  It’s inspired by the traditional stuffing you ate growing up, complete with vegan sausage. Plus, all the fresh herbs, spices, and bursts of tart cranberries create a great balance.

 

 Ultimate Sweet Potato Vegan Casserole from Two Spoons

 

Sweet, satisfying, and comforting, sweet potato casserole is a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving spread.  This version is made healthier by swapping out the traditional marshmallow toppings for candied pecans.  Plus, this dish can also be made in advance easily, making it a great one to bring to a plant-based Thanksgiving potluck.

Mushroom Gravy Pie with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes from The First Mess

 

Super satisfying, this mushroom gravy pie is a plant-based twist on traditional Shepherd’s Pie. Mushroom gravy loaded with plenty of fresh herbs is mixed up with lentils for a protein boost, and then topped with a decadent-tasting creamy and smooth mashed potato topping.

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup from Plant Powered Kitchen

 

Warm and comforting, this nourishing soup makes for a great vegan Thanksgiving appetizer. Pumpkin puree and cashews or almonds create a creamy texture, warmed by spices like cinnamon, ginger, and curry.  The soup is topped with maple roasted pepitas for added crunch and flavour.  

Baked Mac and Cheese Cups from Vegan Girlfriend

 

Crunchy, cheesy, and gooey, it’s hard to believe that these bundles of mac and cheese goodness are free of dairy - and also happen to be gluten-free! Plus, the individual cup sizes make them perfect for a potluck Thanksgiving, or as a vegan Thanksgiving appetizer. The optional cornmeal topping adds an awesome crunch, and the sprinkle of tyme elevates traditional mac and cheese.

Vegan Pumpkin Risotto with Spinach and Fresh Thyme from Lettuce Veg Out

 

This flavourful and creamy risotto is given a seasonal twist with the addition of pumpkin and spinach, as well as herbs that are reminiscent of Thanksgiving like sage, nutmeg, and thyme.  Plus, it’s naturally gluten-free, making it a great vegan Thanksgiving dish to ensure there’s an option for everyone.

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake from It’s to Die For

 

Made with coconut cream and cashews, this dairy-free pumpkin cheesecake is rich and decadent tasting, making it one of our favourite vegan Thanksgiving desserts. The sweet and spicy filling is poured into a crust made of nuts and dates and left to set in the fridge for 12 hours, meaning that it’s an easy make-ahead.  When ready to serve, top with coconut whip, cinnamon, and pecans.

Healthy Mini Pecan Pies from Choosing Chia

 

Because they’re bite sized, these mini pecan pies are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert spread.  The crust is made from a combination of oats and pecans filled with a creamy caramel filling that is sweetened naturally with dates.

 

 

 

 

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