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17 Thanksgiving Dishes That Will Stop Everyone at the Table From Talking Politics

-Elizabeth Gonzalez

If you’re like me, you utterly despise when politics are brought up at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Should the topic be brought up during a time like this, you’ll need a pretty amazing distraction to keep your cousins and uncles from throwing fists. What’s the one thing that can physically prevent everyone’s mouths from talking about controversial things? Food, of course!

Here’s a Thanksgiving menu delicious enough to keep everyone’s mouths full for the duration of the meal!

Bonus: Everything is vegan!

Appetizers & Sides

The Best Damned Vegan Mashed Potatoes


(Source: Minimalist Baker)

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Savory Sweet Potato Fall Crescent Rolls


(Source: Peppers and Peaches)

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Simple Holiday Cranberry Sauce


(Source: Conscientious Eater)

Get the recipe here.

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Pistachio Guacamole


(Source: Domesticate Me)

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Maple Cornbread


(Source: Veggie Inspired Journey)

Get the recipe here.


Nut Free Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole


(Source: The Pretty Bee)

Get the recipe here.

Savory Pumpkin Tart


(Source: Vegan Family Recipes)

Get the recipe here.

Cranberry Apricot and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf



(Source: Oh She Glows)

Get the recipe here.

Chipotle Lime Grilled Cauliflower Steaks


(Source: The Kitchn)

Get the recipe here.

Asian Pear and Persimmon Stuffed Acorn Squash


(Source: One Green Planet)

Get the recipe here.

Mushroom Chestnut and Cranberry Tart


(Source: Jamie Oliver)

Get the recipe here.


Vegan Pumpkin Pie


(Source: A Dash of Compassion)

Get the recipe here.

Caramel Apple Crisp With Streusel Topping


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Back to Basics Fruit Pie


(Source: Vegan Yack Attack)

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pecan Pie


(Source: Namely Marly)

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake


(Source: Laura Friendly)

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles


(Source: My Darling Vegan)

Get the recipe here.


About Baked Magazine

Baked is Syracuse University’s student-run food magazine. Founded in 2011, Baked aims to widen food options for SU students by introducing kitchen amateurs to cooking, highlighting local businesses and eateries, and connecting readers to the greater Syracuse food community. It publishes one issue each semester.

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