A Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Menu

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With a little creativity, you can make a showstopping Thanksgiving dinner without any butter, cream or cheese. Instead of those staples, add interest to your dishes with flavors of crab, bacon, fresh herbs and bold, tangy vinaigrettes—these recipes offer solutions for every course of the meal.

 

Dungeness Crab Toast with AvocadoDungeness Crab Toast with Avocado

 

Fresh Dungeness crab and avocado are a match made in heaven. Here, the combination is transformed into a delicious appetizer served on crostini.

Cauliflower-Kale Soup with Crispy Kale ToppingCauliflower-Kale Soup with Crispy Kale Topping

 

Kale lends a beautiful green color to this silky cauliflower soup, which gets its texture from olive oil and stock instead of milk. A garnish of crispy kale chips and pine nuts adds a satisfying crunch.

Mesclun and Roasted Pears with Grainy Mustard VinaigretteMesclun and Roasted Pears with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette

 

Grainy mustard is delicious mixed with apple juice and cider vinegar in this dressing. The pears turn sweet when roasted, and toasted pumpkin seeds add texture — the flavors are so bold, you won’t miss any cheese.

Turkey Two WaysTurkey Two Ways

 

Cooking the turkey in sections is an easy way to make sure that both the white and dark meat stay tender and juicy. Here, we brine and confit the thighs and drumsticks, and apply a spiced rub on the breast before roasting.

Wrinkled Potatoes with Green Dipping SauceWrinkled Potatoes with Green Dipping Sauce

 

Mashed potatoes do a fine job of soaking up the flavors on a Thanksgiving plate. But for a departure from the norm, try these boiled “wrinkled” potatoes paired with a a bright acidic dipping sauce.

Focaccia Stuffing with Sausage and ChestnutsFocaccia Stuffing with Sausage and Chestnuts

 

Instead of butter, Italian sausage, olive oil and roasted chestnuts flavor this savory stuffing. It’s made with our mix, created by the legendary La Brea Bakery of Los Angeles.

Green Beans with Sweet-and-Sour Bacon DressingGreen Beans with Sweet-and-Sour Bacon Dressing

 

Sweet, salty and sour flavors mingle irresistibly in this simple yet bold-flavored dish of green beans dressed in a bacon vinaigrette. It’s a festive addition to a Thanksgiving spread, but you’ll love using the recipe for summer picnics, too!

Tart Cranberry Sorbet

 

Sweetened tart cranberries are the star of this refreshing, elegant dessert. It makes for a light, beautiful finale to a filling holiday meal.

 

See more dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes here.

 

4 comments about “A Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Menu

  1. Luke

    What a great menu you have combined! It can be difficult to find dairy free options this time of year, but your menu will definitely help with meal preparations!

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