100+ Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Looking for some vegan deliciousness for your feast? This amazing collection of over 100(!) vegan Thanksgiving recipes has everything you need for an amazing plant-based holiday meal.
November is here and the holidays are right around the corner. Have you started planning your dinner yet? I’m here to help, with this massive collection of vegan Thanksgiving recipes.
I’ve got more on the way, and I’ll continue to add them as the holiday approaches, so check back from time to time as you put your menu together. And after Thanksgiving is over and you’re ready to start thinking about the big year-end holidays, be sure to check out my collection of delicious vegan holiday recipes!
And to make this list easy to navigate, here’s an index! Click on any of the headings in the index to jump right to that section of the round-up.
And on to the list!
It wouldn’t be a party without some pre-dinner snacks! Keep your guests happy before the big meal with any of these vegan dips, cheeses and finger foods.
Vegan Dips & Cheeses
Dips are always a crowd-pleaser! Keep it simple with some hummus, or go adventurous with a vegan cheese and some crackers or bread.
Sweet, Smoky and Savory Butternut Squash Hummus
These little nibbles are just as cute as they are delicious.
Tempeh Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushroom Crostini with Herbed Cashew Cheese
Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiked Apple Sauce
A warm and cozy bowl of soup is the perfect way to start a meal when it’s cold outside. Go traditional with a squash or veggie-based soup, or really impress your guests with one of the super-decadent creamy soups lower down on the list.
Squash soups get their very own category when it comes to vegan Thanksgiving recipes.
Red Lentil Butternut Squash Soup with Curry Croutons
Miso Kabocha Squash Soup with Maple Roasted Walnuts
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Bisque with Maple Cinnamon Tempeh Croutons
I really like starting my Thanksgiving dinner with a veggie-packed soup. It helps to get something nutritious into my belly and prevents me from overdoing it later on when the main meal is served.
Quinoa & Lentil Cabbage Roll Soup
Rosemary, Red Bean & Kale Soup
Chai-Spiced Apple Sweet Potato Soup
Since Thanksgiving is in fact a once a year meal, it’s totally understandable that you may want to indulge in a thick and creamy bowl of soup. The good news is that all of these are made without dairy! Most are cashew-based, but if you’re looking for a nut-free soup try the Creamy Mushroom & Wild Rice or the Potato Leek Soup.
Creamy Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup
Creamy Kale Soup with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Creamy Vegan Mushroom & Barley Soup
What’s the best way to ensure zero complaints about serving a meatless main dish? Put it in a pie! Seriously, have you ever heard anyone complain about having to eat pie? I didn’t think so!
Savory Lentil Mushroom Vegan Hand Pies
Spinach & Mushroom Vegan Puff Pastry Quiches
I only have a few loaf recipes (so far), but they’re all pretty killer. For something traditional(ish) try the (Almost) Classic Chickpea Meatloaf. The Italian meatloaf muffins are great if you’re up for something fun and different!
(Almost) Classic Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf
Italian-Style Vegan Meatloaf Muffins
What makes a pasta dish holiday-worthy? It has to be super hearty, with cheesy (vegan) filling or creamy sauce, and bold flavors. All of these pastas fit the bill!
Vegan Stuffed Shells Florentine
Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta
Vegan Manicotti with Blush Sauce and Kale
Vegan Gnocchi with Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce
Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells
Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Walnuts & Kale
Vegan Lasagna Primavera with Pesto Cashew Cream Sauce
Stews aren’t exactly traditional as Thanksgiving main dishes, but then again, neither is just about anything vegan. It just so happens that savory stews make perfect holiday main dishes.
Wild Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Polenta
Vegan Rosemary Chicklins & Dumplings Stew
The trick to creating a perfect vegan holiday main dish around vegetables? Use super hearty veggies like portobello mushrooms, winter squash, eggplant and cauliflower!
Whiskey Peppercorn Portobello Steaks
Walnut and Wild Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Quinoa & Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Garlic & Herb Crusted Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes That Defy Categorization
I have a few dishes that just don’t fit in any of the main dish categories I listed above, but I couldn’t possibly leave them out.
Vegan Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy
Crispy Tofu Steaks with Caramelized Onion Gravy
Sides are such an important part of a vegan Thanksgiving feast! After all, most of us have had the experience of creating a meal entirely of sides at some point or another, right? And that’s not so bad, as long as the sides are delicious!
Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes
These vegan potato and sweet potato dishes are super delicious and decadent — you’ll never, ever miss the dairy!
Cheesy Vegan Cornflake Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble Topping
Vegan Roasted Garlic & Dill Mashed Red Potatoes
Marshmallow Topped Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
For years I ate naked mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, and that’s just wrong. Especially since vegan gravy is so easy to make! I’ve just got two recipes at this point, but both are easy and scrumptious enough to please vegans and omnivores alike.
You’ve got to at least include some veggies in your feast. Serve the Dijon Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and they just might be the first thing on the table to disappear.
Dijon Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts (4 Ways!)
It’s time to ditch the canned cranberry sauce. These vegan cranberry dishes are easy and a thousand times more delicious.
Other Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Stuffing, muffins, biscuits, bread, and rice! If your meal still doesn’t seem complete, round it out with one or two of these.
Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms & Pecans
Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits
Whole Wheat Olive Oil Beer Bread
Tempeh Sausage & Kale Stuffing
Soft & Buttery Vegan Dinner Rolls
Dessert is my favorite course to wow everyone with. There so many vegan sweets that are super decadent and nobody would ever guess they were made without eggs or dairy! For a traditional feast, choose one of the pie recipes, or for something different serve up some Thanksgiving doughnuts.
Everyone craves pie on Thanksgiving, so I highly recommend putting at least one of these on the menu. I even have a homemade vegan pie crust recipe that works with any of these pies.
Festive (and Delicious!) Vegan Cakes
If pie is the number one traditional Thanksgiving dessert, cake has to come in a close second. These are a few of my most festive cake recipes on the blog, so they’re perfect for holiday celebrations.
Vegan Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting
Mulled Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Ganache Frosting
Rosemary Lemon Vegan Pound Cake
The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Cake
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping
Dairy-free cheesecake is a thing, and I’ve used it to fool many non-vegans. These vegan cheesecakes will have everyone at your table asking for the recipe.
Caramel Apple Vegan No-Bake Cheesecake
Mini Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crusts
Yup, I made a doughnuts category on my Thanksgiving page! I realized I was accumulating quite a few fall-inspired doughnut recipes that work perfectly for the holiday meal.
Vegan Gingerbread Doughnuts with Apple Cider Glaze
Other Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
I couldn’t leave out the Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies or the Pumpkin Gingersnap Tiramisu, so I gave them their own category. I’ll keep adding a new oddball vegan Thanksgiving desserts to this one as they come up.
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
Vegan Pumpkin Gingersnap Tiramisu
With all that vegan food you just cooked, you’re bound to have more leftovers than you know what to do with. Hopefully this will help!
Hot Open-Faced Vegan Turkey Sandwiches
Cheesy Vegan Mashed Potato Pancakes
Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich
Vegan Thanksgiving Menus
Need some help finding the winning combination of vegan Thanksgiving dishes? I can help! I put together 4 delicious vegan Thanksgiving menus.
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