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5 Meatless Thanksgiving Main Courses

5 Meatless Thanksgiving Main Courses

Ahh…It’s almost that time of year, Thanksgiving. The lovely holiday where you reunite with loved ones and enjoy a delicious feast while you’re at it. If anything from the original Thanksgiving survived – where the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared their first thankful meal together – it would be that the holiday still surrounds the theme of togetherness, merriment, and gratefulness.

Did you know? It wasn’t until 1863 until Thanksgiving was declared an official holiday by Abraham Lincoln. Since then, every year is filled with delicious food.

(Don’t forget to check out our list of amazing Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts, Sides, Salads and Stuffing!)

Instead of including turkey as your main course dish – and adding to the nearly 50 million turkeys who are killed every year for this holiday – try these vegan main courses instead.  


Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

seitan ribs


Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto (Vegan)


Shepherd’s Pot Pie with Tofu

Shepherds Pot Pie


Indian Tikka Masala Pot Pie

Tikka Masala Pot Pie (Vegan)


Creamy Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagna

Creamy Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagna


Read more: All recipes, Eating for Health, Entrees, Food, Thanksgiving, Vegan, Vegetarian

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1:22AM PST on Nov 30, 2013

Yum! :)

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4:00AM PST on Nov 28, 2013

Yum! Thanks for sharing.

1:05AM PST on Nov 28, 2013

My husband and I are going to have a veggie and tofu stir-fry served over organic jasmine rice. Pumpkin bread for dessert, and of course wine. Happy Thanksgiving all!!!

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7:45AM PST on Nov 27, 2013

Amazing recipies. Thanks!

11:46PM PST on Nov 26, 2013

Yum. I'm going to try some of these.

5:34PM PST on Nov 26, 2013

Our vegetarian will eat everything but the turkey and feel just as satisfied without meat substitutes.

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