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Plant-Based Recipes to Help you Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving

As a proudly Canadian company, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. But no matter when you gather with family and friends to give thanks, this collection of recipes has been curated to inspire you to share the gift of health through plant-based recipes everyone will appreciate.

Whether you serve them all together as a comprehensive brunch-through-dessert all-day Thanksgiving menu, or you pick and choose one or two that simply look too delicious to resist, we hope these help you express your love and gratitude for the most important people in your life through food.

From the Silver Hills family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Brunch: Cranberry Orange French Toast

When you’re hosting out-of-town or all-day guests for Thanksgiving, and you’re facing a full day of meal prep ahead of the main event, you need a low-fuss way to feed a crowd, fast. Our Cranberry Orange French Toast fits the bill—it’s baked, so every portion is ready at once, sparing you the time you’d spend over the stove with the traditional one-at-a-time flip-and-serve method. While it bakes, you’ll have time to clean up your prep dishes, get a head start on your mise en place for dinner, or simply take a breath before diving into the day.

Appetizer: Cranberry Butternut Squash Quesadilla

Keep your early-arriving or there-all-day guests satisfied while you and your sous chefs prepare for the main even meal with an easy appetizer. Composed of easy to make-ahead elements, these Cranberry Butternut Squash Quesadillas are festive and fast—and simple to scale up to serve more people. Roast the butternut squash the day before (we won’t tell if you buy pre-cut cubes to save time!). Make the (cheater) cranberry aioli the day before, and delegate the simple guac to a helpful hands-on guest while you set up an assembly line. Serve. Clear down. And carry on with the festivities!

Main: Stuffed Kabocha Squash

Sure to delight vegans, flexitarians, and omnivores of all ages, this plant-based main is flavourful, deceptively filling, and stunning to serve. With hearty, satisfying whole grains from Sprouted Organic Heritage Grain Big Red’s Bread™ and a balance of umami mushroom, bright fresh herbs, and sweet fresh apple, even the most committed omnivores will love this dish.

Side 1: Build a Better Stuffing

No matter what you’re stuffing, this versatile recipe gives you serious stuffing options. With three variations to choose from (or combine!), our Build a Better Stuffing base recipe is a starting point you can use to take your stuffing in any direction you can dream up. So, whether you prefer inside stuffing or outside dressing (or heated stuffing-vs-dressing debates are a staple whenever your far-flung family gathers to give thanks!), you’ve got everything you need to satisfy a crowd.

Side 2: Tuscan Bread Soup

Whether you serve it as a side, as a pre-dinner soup course, or as a fast, flavourful mid-day lunch to your out-of-town or all-day guests, when you ladle up our rustic, savoury Tuscan Bread Soup, you can serve it with a smile. Rich, tomatoey, and thickened with bread, this luxurious soup is like a food-love hug you can spoon from a bowl.

Salad: Caesar Salad with Garlicky Croutons

This universally-loved classic is perfect to serve as a salad course. With the refreshing crunch of romaine lettuce, our Caesar Salad with Garlicky Croutons offers a welcome contrast to otherwise rich, hearty Thanksgiving fare. Brightened by a zing of lemon, Dijon mustard, and capers to add a high note that’s sure to lighten your menu, this creamy, cashew-based dressing is eggless and dairy-free, too.

Condiment: Orange Cranberry Chia Relish

Don’t settle for canned cranberry sauce—this wow-worthy, made-from-scratch alternative is almost as easy, and will bring out the best in your seasonal spread. Super simple and quick to make, a splash of maple syrup makes our Orange Cranberry Chia Relish a Canadian Thanksgiving Classic. Your guests will love it so much, they’ll beg for some to take home.

Dessert: Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding

Pumpkin spice season now starts in September—and with good reason. This beloved combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice spreads warmth and joy in (almost!) every recipe it touches. Our Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding is inviting, easy to prepare, and secretly healthier than any other bread pudding recipe we’ve tried. We’re sure you’ll find this a rewarding way to end a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends.

What will you include on your Thanksgiving menu?