Vegan Thanksgiving recipes 2016: Main dishes, dressings, stuffings, desserts and more

Sure, turkey takes a front row seat to sweet potatoes on some tables, but Thanksgiving doesn't have to be unfriendly to vegans

Main dishes, sides and desserts can all be animal product-free, celebratory and delicious. For a Thanksgiving meal that appeases vegans (and non-vegans!) check out these festive recipes that don't use meat, eggs, dairy or honey.

Tofurkey roast

Tofurkey roastSource: I Love Vegan

Tofurkey gets a seriously bad rap, but instead of just preparing it out of the box, dress is up with a fresh sauce, herbs and vegetables for a vegan turkey worth feasting on. Get the recipe here.

Curried carrot soup

Curried carrot soupSource: Naturally Ella

Add some spice to your Thanksgiving with this curried carrot soup, made creamy with coconut milk. Get the recipe here.

Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoesSource: Veg Hot Pot

Anyone who has a knife, a potato and an oven can make these simple but seriously impressive potatoes. Get the recipe here.

Vegan creamed spinach

Creamed SpinachSource: Lorimer Kitchen

Who needs real cream when you have almond milk and cashew milk to add richness to this spinach dish. Get the recipe here.

Kale salad: fall edition

Kale saladSource: K Blog Lunchbox Bunch

This uncooked kale salad is a much-needed refresher in a heavy Thanksgiving meal. Ingredients like apple and pumpkin seeds make it extra seasonal! Get the recipe here.

Vegan zucchini gratin

Vegan zucchini gratin Source: Minimalist Baker

Homemade vegan cheese makes this celebratory vegetable dish even more decadent. Get the recipe here.

Vegan green bean casserole

Vegan green bean casseroleSource: Connoisseurus Veg

The classic Thanksgiving side gets a dairy-free makeover with this recipe that may even be better than the original. Get the recipe here.

Stewed cranberry beans with kale

Stewed cranberry beansSource: Marian Bull/food52

Switch out or supplement your regular cranberries with cranberry beans, which offer additional protein and a savory flavor that can be used to top mashed potatoes, polenta or enjoyed on their own. Get the recipe here.

Mouth-watering crispy brussels sprouts

Mouth-watering crispy brussels sproutsSource: Oh She Glows

It's not Thanksgiving without sprouts. Cook them crispy to convert your entire table to veganism. Get the recipe here.

Simple vegan spicy mac and cheese

Spicy mac and cheeseSource: Simple Veganista

Cheese who? If mac and cheese is part of your typical Thanksgiving meal, veganize it! With these creamy noodles no one will even notice the cheese is missing.  Get the recipe here.

Low carb "sweet potato" casserole

Low-carb sweet potato casserole Source: Foodie Fiasco

Sub butternut squash for sweet potato in this sweet and slightly spicy casserole and melt vegan marshmallows on top for a sticky finish. Get the recipe here.

Raw pumpkin pie

Raw pumpkin pieSource: This Rawsome Vegan Life

Take the pain out of baking with this raw pumpkin pie, made with a vegan nut crust and a sugary pumpkin filling. Get the recipe here.

Vegan pumpkin bread pudding

Vegan pumpkin bread puddingSource: Yup It's Vegan

Stuff yourself at the very end of the meal with this sweet and oh so spoonable bread pudding. Get the recipe here.