Meatless Thanksgiving: 11 Alternatives to "Tofurky"

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tofurky alternatives for Thanksgiving
tofurky alternatives for Thanksgiving

Want to make your feast deliciously veg-friendly in a flash? Or maybe you are planning on having a meatless Thanksgiving feast. Well either way, you may be considering bringing home a Tofurky. Now don’t get me wrong, I adore the kitschy feel and fun-delicious flavor of a vegan Tofurky (served many times at my holiday feasts – Maple Dijon coated and baked!) But just in case you aren’t a Tofurky fan (or Tofurkied out) – you are in luck! There is a wide range of options to make your feast veg-friendly sans the Tofurky. From easy tofu entrees to a store-bought celebration loaf your veg and non-veg guests will crave – give these 11 vegan entrees a look!..


  • Celebration Loaf and More 1 of 11
    Celebration Loaf and More
    Browse your Whole Foods fridge and freezer section and you will find a nice selection of holiday-themed vegan entrees. My favorite is by Field Roast company. Try my Current Maple Citrus Loaf shown here!
    Get my recipe for this Celebration Loaf plus a few last minute Thanksgiving tips - over at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Rustic Tofu Veggie Pot Pie 2 of 11
    Rustic Tofu Veggie Pot Pie
    Rustic farm veggies meet creamy chunks of gravy-smothered tofu in this not-so-traditional vegan entree. A lovely centerpiece for your vegan guests!
    Get the recipe at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Salt and Pepper Tofu Triangles 3 of 11
    Salt and Pepper Tofu Triangles
    Here is an easy way to add some meatless flare to your table. These peppy s and p tofu triangles are totally delicious and mesh well with Thanksgiving feast flavors.
    Make these triangles.
  • Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters 4 of 11
    Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters
    I will take any excuse to serve up these toasty warm pumpkin fritters - and Thanksgiving seems like the perfect celebration feast for this recipe. Plenty of beans infused for a well-rounded veg meal.
    Get the recipe at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Sticky Blackened Tempeh 5 of 11
    Sticky Blackened Tempeh
    Tempeh logs are probably my favorite way to add vegan protein to a meal. Sticky sweet with a complex, savory flavor perfect for the holidays. Accent tempeh with any spices you'd like - from cinnamon to cranberry sauce!
    Get the recipe at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Southern Country-Fried Seitan Cutlets 6 of 11
    Southern Country-Fried Seitan Cutlets
    For your cozy, homestyle Thanksgiving there's nothing wrong with serving up some country flare to your guests. These crispy-tender seitan cutlets are amazing! And loaded with protein.
    Make these cutlets.
  • Thick Sumac Tofu Steaks 7 of 11
    Thick Sumac Tofu Steaks
    Sumac-infused tofu steaks are an elegant, gourmet way to serve up tofu at your veg-friendly feast. Citrus and sumac pair perfectly with holiday flavors.
    Get the recipe at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Easy Vegan Sausage Rounds 8 of 11
    Easy Vegan Sausage Rounds
    Field Roast Vegan Sausages are nothing short of fantastic. Packed with protein and good-for-you-ingredients these tasty sausages can be cooked in a matter of minutes. My favorite holiday flavor is the Apple Sage. Spicy Chipotle is also amazing!
    Get my sausage flatbread recipe at Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Sunny Mushroom Nuggets 9 of 11
    Sunny Mushroom Nuggets
    Mushrooms are delicious at a Thanksgiving feast. These lightly fried mushroom-bean nuggets will add flavor and nutrition to your veg-friendly table.
    Make these nuggets.
  • Perfectly Seared Tofu 10 of 11
    Perfectly Seared Tofu
    Perfectly seared tofu steaks are so pretty with their black-crusted edges and tender inside bite. Try this simply maple-tamari seared tofu - makes a beautiful vegan platter entree.
    Make this tofu.
  • Holiday Citrus Squash Pasta 11 of 11
    Holiday Citrus Squash Pasta
    It's fun to go off the board once in a while - and serving up this holiday-approved citrus squash chickpea pasta is a yummy way of pleasing veggie guests. Everyone will want to add a scoop of this dish to their Thanksgiving plate.
    Get my holiday pasta recipe at Healthy. Happy. Life.

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