I’ve got pumpkin pie on my mind.
Ive been laying out my Thanksgiving cooking timeline.
I’ve made my grocery list.
The countdown to my favorite holiday is on.
When a day is filled with free-flowing wine, copious amounts of pumpkin pie spice, and a football field long buffet table… How can it not be your favorite. If you are in need of some T-Day inspiration I have a recipe roundup of gluten-free, vegan, and delicious options for you. Whether your cooking an all veggie Thanksgiving or looking for a few allergy-friendly sides, here are 14 possibilities for you to whip up.
Number one: Kale Pumpkin Minestrone
With the addition of seasonal pumpkin and kale, this dish has a rightful place on the Thanksgiving table. It is hearty enough to serve as the main course for any veggie eaters that you are hosting, and works great as a side too.
Number two: Kale Salad with Pears + Creamy Maple Dressing
This salad is light, refreshing, fruity, and crunchy. Basically everything you would ever want in a salad. The dressing is lick off the spoon good.
Number three: Green Beans with Bread Crumbs and Mustard Ailoi
And way you slice it, green beans have to make an appearance on your Thanksgiving spread. Swap this in for your traditional Green Bean Casserole or serve it alongside to appease your dairy-free guests. But with a crunchy topping this good, make enough for the whole party!
Number four: Almost Famous Pumpkin Pie
Without fail, you can find me eating a midnight snack of pumpkin pie by the light of the fridge every Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving staple never gets old. And if it did, the praline nut caramel crust in this recipe with shake of the dust and bring it back to the top of the favorites list.
Number five: Sweet Potato + Red Lentil Stew
As one of my readers once put it, this soup tastes like the holidays. The unconventional, albeit delicious, addition of cinnamon and nutmeg create a delightfully warming bowl of soup.
Number six: Pumpkin Chia Pudding + Apple Compote
Hosting some overnight guests? Whip up this super easy breakfast the night before and serve it for a stress free (and delicious!) breakfast the next morning.
Number seven: Veggie Pot Pie
This is the perfect vegan and gluten-free main course. It is loaded with warm veggies, coated in an unbelievably creamy white sauce, and covered with a flaky gluten-free crust. Guests won’t believe you if tell them this dish is free of butter and dairy.
Number eight: Pumpkin Caramel Cups
Add these to your dessert tray and watch them disappear! The perfect two bite treat filled with pumpkin caramel and enveloped in silky dark chocolate. Tell them they are made with whole foods. I dare you.
Number nine: Butternut Squash Soup with Nutty Spiced Croutons
Soup is good. Soup with toppings is great. The classic butternut soup gets dressed up with these quick and easy nut clusters for a delightful Thanksgiving side.
Number ten: Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Cookies
Sometimes I get hungry. I’m always hungry. Including when I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner. These cookies solve two problems: 1. What to do with that extra canned pumpkin and 2. A healthy something to munch on as you prep for the big meal.
Number eleven: Date Caramel Sauce
Dare I suggest you top your slice of pie with a drizzle of this sweet sauce? It’s proof that plants can do anything. Including make a killer caramel sauce.
Number twelve: Dutch Apple Pie
The age long debate. Pumpkin or apple pie? I say both. Make both. Serve both and be sure you eat both.
Number thirteen: Grain-Free Thumbprints with Apple Butter Filling
This classic cookie gets a fall makeover and it looks oh-so good! These cookies are sweet, but not sickeningly so. All the more reason to have two.
Number fourteen: Kale and Sweet Potato Chowder
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall vegetables! I like to serve them as many ways as possible on Thanksgiving. This soup allows my to sneaking another serving of my favorite spud.