Article Easy Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love

Healthy Thanksgiving ideas from brunch to appetizers, from mains to sides, all the way to dessert!

October 09, 2019

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Silver Hills Bakery

No matter how big or small your feast. No matter when you sit down to eat together. Whether you’re welcoming family or friends (or both!) to your table, our collection of easy plant-based Thanksgiving recipes can help you to embrace the gift of health through nourishing foods—from brunch, to appetizers, dinner, and desserts!

Serve some (or all!) of these dishes to your loved ones as a comprehensive all-day plant-based Thanksgiving menu. Or pick and choose one or two that simply look too delicious to resist as a smaller-scale meal or alongside treasured family favourites.

Whatever you do, we hope these easy plant-based Thanksgiving recipes help you express your love and gratitude for the most important people in your life through healthy food.

From the Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Scroll or click to check out what’s on the menu:

Cranberry Orange French Toast

Most Thanksgiving dishes call for meal prep, so why not embrace a low-fuss, quick brunch to start the day? 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.

Cranberry Butternut Squash Quesadillas are a healthy Thanksgiving appetizer kids love! This easy plant-based Thanksgiving recipe is a festive, fast fall meal stuffed with veggies—and flavour!

Cranberry Butternut Squash Quesadilla

Calling all junior sous chefs to the kitchen to help with an easy appetizer! Composed of easy to make-ahead elements, these Cranberry Butternut Squash Quesadillas are festive and fast—and simple enough to enlist some help from the kiddos. 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 while you set up an assembly line. Serve. Clear down. And carry on with the cooking!

A Stuffed Kabocha Squash is a showstopping plant-based Thanksgiving main to welcome vegans, flexitarians, and omnivores of all ages to your holiday table.

Stuffed Kabocha Squash

Sure to delight vegans, flexitarians, and omnivores of all ages, this plant-based Thanksgiving recipe is a flavourful, deceptively filling, and stunning main 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:
Vegan Stuffing with Kale and Pecans

Whether you prefer an inside stuffing or a standalone dressing, this plant-based kale and pecan stuffing recipe from Registered Dietitian Desiree Nielsen is sure to please. Made with hearty sprouted whole grain bread, nutrient dense kale, crunchy pecans, and fresh herbs, this wholesome recipe is packed with so much flavour it has star power! Serve it as a satisfying alternative to a typical main dish, or let it shine as a side. Either way, you’ll want to make this stuffing year after year!

Tuscan Bread Soup is a delicious plant-based recipe to serve no matter what the occasion

Side 2:
Tuscan Bread Soup

Serve it as a side, as a pre-dinner soup course, or as a fast, flavourful mid-day lunch. Whenever you ladle up our rustic, savoury Tuscan Bread Soup, you can serve it with a smile. Rich, tomatoey, and thickened with bread, this luxurious plant-based soup is like a food-love hug you can spoon from a bowl.

Serve this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Panzanella Salad as a standalone meal or stunning side at any plant-based Thanksgiving or holiday meal

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Panzanella Salad

Leave mushy brussels sprouts and boring beige croutons in the past—this rustic salad lets simple ingredients shine! Hearty enough to serve as a main at a Thanksgiving table for two or as a stunning salad fit for a harvest table filled with family and friends, the contrast of textures in this delicious recipe will get your guests talking (between mouthfuls, of course!). Torn and toasted seasoned bread, candied pecans, tender sprouted spelt, earthy roasted brussels sprouts, crispy sliced apples, juicy cherry tomatoes, and fresh greens make every bite of this salad an adventure.

Orange Cranberry Chia Relish

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, our Orange Cranberry Chia Relish will become a Thanksgiving Classic. (Try small-batch canning some to send to family and friends who can’t join your Thanksgiving feast).

Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding

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 at home.

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