Pumpkins, cranberries, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes…most Thanksgiving menus are full of amazing plant-based foods. Need some recipes? We’ve got reliable ones for all those classic Thanksgiving sides plus a few showstopping main dishes and desserts.
All plant-based. All delicious!
At heart, Thanksgiving is about being grateful for the bounty of the harvest and sharing a beautiful meal with those you love. It may have started in the US, but similar autumn celebrations occur in the UK, Brazil, and Australia. Even in the US, the holiday has become much more diverse, going beyond that mythical meal between colonists and Native Americans. Some folks celebrate Friendsgiving. Some vegans celebrate Plantsgiving.
No matter how you celebrate, don’t be afraid to mix up your menu. It’s perfectly appropriate to serve curried squash or cranberry chutney or other fall harvest foods with diverse international flavors. And, of course, plant-based options should be at the center of the plate! We at Wicked are especially thankful for the power of plant foods to heal not only our bodies but our planet, too.
Tip#1: Get organized well ahead of time. Plan your menu. Start shopping a week before the big day if you can. Make as much as you can in advance. Pies can be frozen. Cranberry sauce can sit in the fridge. Even gravy can be made ahead and reheated. It’s called mis en place, French for “getting your shit together.” Not literally! But getting “meezed” saves TONS of time in the kitchen. It can help make this year’s Thanksgiving feast your best yet. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to get you started. Like cooking videos? Check out our YouTube holiday playlist here!