Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

It’s been a crazy, hectic year—to say the least. But while 2020 has been filled with uncertainty and chaos, there is a silver lining: We can still celebrate and create plant-based holiday dishes that are not only delicious but comforting, too. If you’re forgoing your typical large family group gathering this year due to quarantine, you can still have an intimate vegan Thanksgiving for two.

Here are five tasty, feel-good, vegan recipes to spruce up your scaled-down holiday. Thanksgiving never tasted so good.

How to Make Scalloped Butternut Squash for Thanksgiving
Top this vegan Thanksgiving main with cranberry sauce and plenty of gravy.

Main: Scalloped “Hasselback” Butternut Squash

Pumpkins usually steal the show this time of year. But there are a variety of other types of squash that are true winter classics. Butternut squash is one quintessential fall staple. The vine-grown squash features a sweet, nutty taste that’s so widely coveted this time of year. This delicious-looking scalloped butternut squash roast is fit for any Thanksgiving centerpiece. Filled with stuffing and slathered in a soy-maple glaze—you’ll be savoring every last bite.

Get the recipe here.

Simple, Delicious Roasted Potatoes for Thanksgiving
These roast potatoes are perfectly crispy. | Romy London

Side: Roasted Potatoes

Is your mouth watering yet? It’s about to be after you take a gander at this savory side. Your vegan Thanksgiving for two simply wouldn’t be complete without a side of hearty roasted potatoes. Featuring only a handful of ingredients—potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, smoked paprika powder, salt, and pepper—you can whip up this side dish in no time.

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Thanksgiving Green Beans With Spicy Almond Butter Drizzle
This vegan Thanksgiving side dish will disappear in a flash. | Romy London

Side: Green Beans With Spicy Almond Butter

Your average green bean casserole dish is so last year. This Thanksgiving, make these green beans with a spicy almond butter drizzle. Chili flakes and hot sauce give this holiday recipe a little kick. The flavor-packed dish is sure to please any grumbling belly come dinner time.

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Make This Miso Sweet Potato Mash Your Standout Thanksgiving Side
Top this vegan sweet potato mash with plenty of gravy. | Romy London

Side: Miso Sweet Potato Mash

Many traditional sweet potato sides include lots of sugar, butter, and even marshmallows. Not to knock a classic, but you can indulge in this fall food favorite in a healthier way without losing an ounce of flavor. Sweet potatoes join white potatoes, nutmeg, cinnamon, vegan butter, and white miso paste for a harmonious blend that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

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This Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse Is Made With Tofu
An unforgettable dessert for your vegan Thanksgiving for two. | Romy London

Dessert: Tofu Chocolate Orange Mousse

This dessert is so good—and packed with protein—that you may want to consider starting with it (who’s judging?). The combination of orange and chocolate is a classic beloved worldwide, and the soft tofu creates a smooth, airy texture that doesn’t skimp on decadence. If there’s any leftover, try it slathered on day-after-Thanksgiving pancakes.

Get the recipe here.