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Dairy-free Thanksgiving Recipes

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Thanksgiving is quite possibly my favorite holiday; without the stress of gift-buying, it's a holiday that's just really about spending time and sharing food with those we love. Like many cooks, I love sharing food with people, but allergies and intolerances make it more difficult for some, both kids and adults, to partake in the festivities. These dairy-free recipes will give you some ideas for terrific ways to make meals that the whole family can enjoy.

Dairy-Free Soups

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In my family, holidays are usually several-day-long affairs, which means that there are many meals for which to prepare. While I rarely prepare a soup for the main Thanksgiving meal (there is just too much food already!), I tend to serve a warm, dairy-free soup like this Vegan Pumpkin Soup with dairy-free bread for a light, festive lunch, so everyone is fed but still has room for the courses to come.

Here are a few more fall favorites:

  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Carrot Cumin Soup
  • Dairy-Free Cream of Potato
  • Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Spicy Tomato Soup
  • Vegan Pumpkin Curry Soup
  • Sides and Salads

    © 2010 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In everything from creamy mashed potatoes to stuffing, you can see it on every traditional Thanksgiving table: butter, butter, butter. But here are some better no-butter recipes that your whole family will enjoy:

  • Asparagus Salad
  • Basic Dairy-Free Stuffing
  • Cranberry Apple Stuffing
  • Dairy-Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Maple Glazed Baby Carrots
  • Maple Sparkling Cranberries
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Vegan Pumpkin Gratin
  • Pumpkin Recipes

    © 2012 Ashley Adams, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pumpkins are essential to my Thanksgiving celebrations; nothing says fall quite like a pumpkin soup, a batch of pumpkin cookies, a pumpkin gratin or a pumpkin pie. Here are some dairy-free pumpkin favorites:

  • Baked Stuffed Pumpkin
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • Creamy Pumpkin Soup
  • Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Homemade Pumpkin Butter
  • Pumpkin and Black Bean Burritos
  • Pumpkin Bundt Cake
  • Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Gratin
  • Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Gingerbread
  • Vegan Pumpkin Chip Muffins
  • Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread
  • And if you really want to impress your guests and make the best dairy-free pumpkin pie of your life, try Making Your Own Pumpkin Puree!

    Classic Thanksgiving Pies

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    THE month for pies has to be November, at least to me. Pumpkin, apple, pear, pecan--they're all perfect for Thanksgiving. Of course, most recipes tend to be loaded with butter and other dairy ingredients, but here are some favorite ways to make classic fall pies dairy-free and delicious:

  • Apple Crisp
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
  • Coconut Milk Pumpkin Pie
  • Cranberry Apple Cobbler
  • Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie I
  • Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie II
  • Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie
  • Pumpkin Meringue Pie
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Vegan Apple Cobbler
  • Vegan No-Tofu Pumpkin Pie
  • Vegan Tofu Pumpkin Pie
  • And, of course, don't forget to top off your pie with a generous amount of Vegan Coconut Milk Whipped Cream.

    Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

    © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    From vegan fall appetizers like pear-stuffed wontons and roasted carrot dip to vegan pumpkin whoopie pies, here are some of my favorite Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes that even non-vegans will love.

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