$40 Thanksgiving Dinner in Under an Hour (and It’s Vegan!)

From www.peta.org by Melinda McKee
$40 Thanksgiving Dinner in Under an Hour (and It’s Vegan!)

$40 Thanksgiving Dinner in Under an Hour (and It’s Vegan!)

So you want to have a super-easy, vegan, and low-budget Thanksgiving dinner. The first things that you’ll need to pop into the oven are your vegan roast and pie, which usually take about an hour, depending on package instructions. While those are baking, you can prep your other foods.

Check out these inexpensive options:

5-lb. Bag of Potatoes ($2.97) + Salt + Vegan Butter ($3.99) = Mashed Potatoes

Cut up the potatoes, boil them until soft (about 20 minutes), and mash with some salt, pepper, and vegan butter. You can also add garlic and other spices if you have them on hand.

mashed-potatoes

Vegan Gravy ($1.20)

Top your mashed potatoes with a can of your favorite mushroom gravy.

Campbells Mushroom Gravy

Daiya Macaroni and Cheese ($5.25)

The package instructions are super-simple. Boil the macaroni, drain it, and mix in the vegan cheese sauce.

Daiya Mac and Cheddar Vegan

Stuffing Mix ($1) + Vegan Butter + Water or Vegetable Broth ($1)

The stuffing box says, “for pork,” but don’t let that fool you. There are no animal parts in the ingredients. Simply bring water or veggie broth to a boil with some vegan butter, then add your stuffing mix and fluff with a fork.

Easy Cheap Vegan Stuffing

Organic Whole Cranberry Sauce ($3.99)

All you need to do is open the can and pour the contents into a serving dish.

Organic Cranberry Sauce

Vegan Turkey Roast ($10.99)

There are many roasts to choose from, and this one’s perfect for those of us on a budget.

Gardein Holiday Roast© Gardein

Vegan Pie ($10)

Try an “accidentally vegan” fruit pie in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store. Claim Jumper and Marie Callender’s have quite a few options. You can also find vegan pumpkin pie at specialty stores such as Whole Foods for around $10.

marie-callenders-accidentally-vegan-pies

This entire meal costs about $40. See how easy and inexpensive it is to enjoy a vegan holiday?

Start the new year off right with a free vegan starter kit!

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