How to Have a Totally Vegan Thanksgiving When You’re Lazy AF

Sarah Von Alt|
November 20, 2017
How to Have a Totally Vegan Thanksgiving When You’re Lazy AF

The holidays are definitely a time filled with amazing food, but for many, the idea of cooking up a huge holiday feast is daunting. If making the whole thing from scratch isn’t your style, don’t worry! There are tons of easy-to-make vegan foods that will let you enjoy some of your favorite holiday flavors without spending the day slaving away in a hot kitchen.

Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk’y or Breaded Turk’y Cutlets

While many vegan roasts are relatively easy to make, they take much longer than these bad boys, which are just as good. And they’re perfect when you’re having a more intimate holiday meal.

Campbell’s Mushroom Gravy

This stuff is sold at nearly all grocers—look for it in the canned food section. Just heat it and eat it! If you have some, add a pinch of sage and thyme to take the flavor up a notch.

Stovetop Stuffing (for Pork)

No pork involved, and it’s pretty much instant. This flavor of Stovetop stuffing just happens to be vegan—so now you can have delicious plant-based stuffing in just a few minutes!

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Yes, we went there. If you really want this to be as easy as possible, grab some instant mashed potatoes. Add a little olive oil and your favorite unsweetened nondairy milk, if you have it.

Crescent Rolls

While far from their traditional French namesake, most crescent rolls are totally vegan and pretty dang tasty in a pinch.

Frozen Fruit Pies

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There are several popular frozen fruit pies at your local grocery store that happen to be vegan. Our faves include Claim Jumper Apple Lattice Pie and Marie Callender’s Cherry Crunch Pie.

Canned Sweet Potatoes, Corn, and Cranberry Sauce

Grab some canned veggies and warm them in a pan with a little bit of vegan butter or margarine, if you have it. The cranberry sauce is ready right from the can!


Want more? Here are some ready-made vegan meals for when you aren’t having it with cooking your own food.

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