Celebrity Recipes for a Vegan Thanksgiving


We know which celebrities are making the kind choice to help turkeys by not eating them this Thanksgiving. So now, we’re looking at what will be on their plates, with a rundown of some of our favorite celebrity-inspired vegan recipes, just in time for the holidays.

Warning: We strongly advise against reading the following on an empty stomach!

Portobello Wellington From Moby’s Little Pine Restaurant

Searching for the perfect vegan main course to turn your guests off eating slaughtered turkeys for good? Look no further than this mouthwatering Portobello Wellington with red wine gravy. It’s the brainchild of Laura Louise “Lou” Oates, the executive chef at Moby’s popular Los Angeles–based vegan restaurant, Little Pine. “Wellingtons are a dish that I remember sharing during my childhood growing up in England,” she told Vogue. “I have recreated it here showcasing some of my favorite fall vegetables to be enjoyed with lashings of red wine gravy and numerous sides.”

the portobello wellington from Moby's Little Pine restaurant in L.A.

Vogue.com/Amy Loch 

Alicia Silverstone Loves This Pumpkin–Red Lentil Soup

Known for her own line of vegan cookbooks, actor and animal rights advocate Alicia Silverstone isn’t shy about promoting other delicious vegan recipes. She recently shared this hearty, velvety soup by plant-based blogger Oh, Holy Basil just in time for the holidays. With its pumpkin base and a dash of nutmeg, it’s a perfect starter for your Thanksgiving spread.

pumpkin and red lentil soup

OhHolyBasil.Com 

Chef Chloe’s Tangy Pomegranate Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Luckily, Brussels sprouts are having a bit of a renaissance and showing up on menus everywhere. This recipe is from one of our favorite vegan celebrity chefs, Chloe Coscarelli, and it combines the tang of pomegranate juice with maple syrup, which adds a hint of sweetness to this healthy veggie dish.

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes From Jane Velez-Mitchell

Sweet potatoes are one of those Thanksgiving staples that are very easy to make vegan—which is great because they’re so healthy and delicious. Animal rights crusader Jane Velez-Mitchell recently shared this Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe from vegan chef Leslie Durso, which can make for a hearty main course or a tasty side dish.

vegan quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes

Jane Unchained 

Mayim Bialik’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

In addition to being a longtime vegan and PETA campaign star and starring in a certain TV show called The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik is also an accomplished cookbook author. We can’t wait to try this delicious version of a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe with pumpkin to add some flare to a vegan Thanksgiving feast.


Every year in the U.S., roughly 85 million turkeys are slaughtered and eaten for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter alone. And that’s just about a third of the 240 million turkeys who are raised for food all year round. Going vegan can help save animals’ lives—365 days of the year.

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