The One Dish Every Vegan Needs on Their Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Your favorite comfort food casserole but make it vegan.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

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Thanksgiving dinner foods are a mess to navigate for vegans because practically every single dish is made with meat, dairy or eggs. Why? Why?! The only dishes that might be safe to eat are salads (bo-ring) and olive oil-roasted vegetables.

But this Thanksgiving, you have it in your power to make a dish that packs all the crispy comfort food flavor without compromising your veganism. Meet the vegan Thanksgiving casserole: so rich and satisfying that the other people at your Thanksgiving dinner will never even realize that’s there’s something “different” about it. Below, we have two recipes for vegan Thanksgiving casseroles. So you can choose your own adventure and go and cook your heart out.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole (Pictured Above)

Many regular green bean casseroles lean on butter, heavy cream and sometimes even buttermilk, too. But not this version. Instead, olive oil, unsweetened almond milk and vegan sour cream add layers of richness. Plus, you can assemble the whole casserole in a large oven-proof skillet for minimal cleanup. Win-win.

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

It’s hard to veganize sweet mashed potatoes and keep people coming back for seconds, but this dish will do just that. Instead of heavy cream and butter, you’ll use full-fat coconut milk to pack rich and creamy oomph. The resulting fluffy sweet potato filling is topped with toasted spiced nuts for truly over the top results. The only question is: will everyone be having seconds or thirds?

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