These festive vegan Thanksgiving recipes are so delicious and sure to impress everyone around the table! From beautiful centerpieces to easy sides and scrumptious desserts, this collection has it all.
Do you love the holiday season as much as we do? With this hand-selected list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes, you’ll get in the mood for all things Fall in no time.
Even though those who are new to a plant-based diet might feel hesitant and unsure about such festive occasions and gatherings, there is plenty of food to enjoy.
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We made sure that our list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes is appropriate for mixed-diet families so that nobody has to feel left out!
With all of these colors and flavors, everyone will be satisfied with the yummy sides, mains, appetizers, and desserts. Find both Thanksgiving classics as well as new ideas in this list!
We also have a vegan holiday survival guide on our website that goes beyond just food as well as some everyday vegan winter recipes.
Delicious ways to start off the feast from traditional appetizers like cheese (but made from nuts) to eggplant rolls and a nice variety of sweet and savory plant-based dips.
Some can also double as side dishes later in the game.
Hummus + Cheese Veggie Platter
Would you believe that this colorful fall-themed appetizer platter isn’t just fully vegan but can also be put together within half an hour, tops?
Choose from beautiful seasonal produce, creamy spreads and your favorite dippable bread when following along our guide to creating the ultimate hummus and nut cheese platter for the holidays.
Easy Pecan Stuffed Dates (Vegan)
Make these creamy pecan stuffed dates as simple vegan finger food!
The sweet and savory mixture will make everyone come back for more — plus, they are so easy to make. This healthy appetizer is perfect for any gathering!
Easy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy, rich and cheesy goodness that will win everyone’s hearts! This dip shows that you don’t need any dairy for a classic artichoke dip, featuring cashews, vegan parmesan cheese and a good amount of vegetables. Very flavorful and irresistible!
Gingered Cranberry Chutney
If you’re looking for a more fruity dip, this fresh and easy chutney will be perfect! It combines the sweetness of raisins with the slight tartness of cranberries and is infused with warming Indian spices.
This chutney works great with veggies, grains and especially cornbread (recipe below). It’s both healthy and incredibly delicious!
Cozy Spicey Pumpkin Hummus
Getting all things pumpkin on the table is a must on Thanksgiving, right?
This flavorful and protein-packed pumpkin hummus with a hint of fennel and coriander is the perfect appetizer and a delight for more than just health-conscious folks. Very creamy and easy to make oil-free!
Oil-Free Olive Crackers
Now, you probably need something for these delicious plant-based dips. If you don’t want to buy crackers at the store, here’s a way to make them at home and even skip the added oil!
They call for just a bit of garlic, thyme, salt and pepper along with the chickpea and spelt flour so as to not overpower the flavors of the dips you want to serve them with.
Cranberry Rosemary Nut Cheese
Oh yes, we're going there. Nutty plant-based cheese that is insanely delicious and actually very healthy, made with really basic ingredients!
This cranberry and rosemary-covered roll of goodness looks absolutely fantastic on any platter and will definitely surprise a few of your guests.
Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts
Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices and less than an hour of time are all it takes for these walnut-stuffed eggplant rolls.
This healthy plant-based appetizer is beautiful to look at and can be served with some colorful and festive pomegranate seeds.
Tasty Spiced Snacking Nuts
Completing our list of plant-based Thanksgiving appetizers, we chose to include something basic yet underestimated: spiced snacking nuts!
This tasty staple isn’t just useful to have on hand during the stressful holiday season, it’s also a lovely addition to plant-based cheeses, crackers and dips you might serve.
Vegan Side Dishes
These plant-based Thanksgiving side dishes cover everything from roasted veggies to soups, salads and pies.
We’d understand if it’s too difficult to choose from these options – you can just prepare a couple of them instead of one large main meal so everyone can try all the different flavors. Plus, they are great to bring to someone else's house, too!
Roast Pumpkin Feta Salad
This beautiful roast pumpkin, spinach and feta salad is our favorite seasonal plant-based side dish!
It’s loaded with color, flavor and texture, easily customizable and super crowd-pleasing. Roast pumpkin, onion and pear alongside your stuffed veggies or vegan wellington for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Fluffy Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe
Something that cannot be missed at Thanksgiving is cornbread! Our simple plant-based cornbread recipe can be enjoyed sweet or savory and should definitely be served almost straight out of the oven.
The moist inside and crunchy top make for a comforting holiday meal addition that you can use to dip, spread or snack.
Warm Lentil & Kale Winter Salad
Make this colorful warm lentil and kale winter salad to enjoy everything this season has to offer in one bowl!
This healthy recipe is easy to follow, nutrient-packed and really flavorful. Great both for weeknights or as part of your holiday spread!
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic-Raisin Glaze
What would a Thanksgiving spread be without roasted seasonal veggies?
These seared and roasted Brussels sprouts are drizzled with an irresistible yet simple balsamic-raisin glaze that will probably win over even the more picky eaters.
Festive Kale Salad with Roasted Squash
This salad means business: maple glazed pecans, roasted delicate squash and seasoned croutons. Every bite is packed with flavor!
You’ve got candied pecans, homemade spicy croutons and a lemony vinaigrette on top of the roasted squash and cranberries. This must be one of the most epic plant-based Thanksgiving sides!
Festive Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip
Let's spice things up a little bit and get some falafel on the table! Granted, this might be a rather unusual choice but it’s pretty much always a hit.
Combined with a festive cranberry-pear dip, this plant protein-rich side dish can totally rock the holiday theme.
Maple Roasted Carrots & Cranberries
In case you weren’t planning on some roasted veggies as a vegan side dish for Thanksgiving, we hope this easy and vibrant recipe will make you reconsider.
A touch of sweetness from the maple syrup along with some orange zest, harissa spice and garlic makes this a fantastic combination everyone at the table will appreciate.
Creamy Garlic Chickpea Soup
Cozy, creamy, flavorful – soups are always a hit during cold days. Serve this roasted garlic and chickpea soup with greens of your choice as an easy vegan side where nobody will be missing any animal products.
It’s hearty and flavorful, great with some sourdough bread or roasted veggies. Make it ahead of time as a large batch and freeze for an upcoming quick dinner!
Perfect Winter Chopped Salad
Colorful winter salads round out every menu and can be customized to your personal liking! This one comes with roasted sweet potato, red cabbage, kale, carrots, raisins and a creamy oil-free pumpkin seed garlic dressing.
Crunchy goodness that can be served with soups, bread or stuffed squash! You can add any root vegetables and toppings you like to it, too.
Festive Lentil Hand Pies
Filled with a savory mix of lentils, mushrooms, walnuts and red wine, these vegan hand pies are perfect for serving on festive occasions.
The flaky layers of puff pastry make them so scrumptious and without much effort, they are a pretty fancy addition to your roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts and pumpkin dishes.
Tempeh Sausage Stuffing Balls
Get creative with your side dishes this year! These tempeh stuffing balls are very easy to make and offer authentic holiday flavors using fresh sage and chestnuts.
You can even add some cranberries! Just mix all ingredients in a processor, roll into balls and bake for half an hour before serving with your other sides.
Mashed Mushroom and Kale Cauliflower
Not to talk down on regular mashed potatoes (which we totally love), but have you ever tried mashed cauliflower?
A simple and delicious way to offer more vegetables in the form of a comforting side dish, these flavorful mashed cauliflower crowns offer pretty much the same texture as potatoes would.
You can add in some sautéed kale, garlic, mushroom and onion mixture as suggested in this recipe or omit if you’re dealing with picky eaters.
Green Bean Casserole with Cashew Cream
No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a green bean casserole! This incredibly delicious recipe is a true winner with vegans and non-vegans alike.
Made with fresh green beans, homemade cashew cream of mushroom soup, and crunchy sourdough croutons, it’s sure to be a star amongst your holiday spread!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Another classic plant-based Thanksgiving recipe is cranberry sauce! It’s oftentimes already vegan and if you want to make something easy from scratch instead of buying it canned, go for this sweet and juicy sauce.
It’s made with simple ingredients, such as dried cranberries, and is ready in only 11 minutes total.
Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
You won’t regret adding these soft and fluffy pumpkin dinner rolls to your Thanksgiving spread! You'll need only 6 key ingredients for this simple recipe, such as flour, pumpkin puree, dairy-free milk and butter, dried yeast and some spices.
Enjoy the rolls warm and keep any leftovers for up to 3 days.
Vegan Beyond Sausage Stuffing
This delicious vegan stuffing recipe brimming with the most wonderful holiday flavors from vegetables, sage and rosemary, is the only stuffing recipe you need.
Featuring the popular Beyond Sausage, it’s perfect for mixed-diet families and just pure comfort food on every level.
Creamy Curried Pumpkin Soup
Enjoy all the delicious seasonal flavors on Thanksgiving by making this creamy curried pumpkin soup!
Featuring carrots, onion, cauliflower, pumpkin, garlic, onion and yellow curry paste, you can garnish this plant-based soup with coconut milk and toasted pumpkin seeds for a simple yet beautiful holiday side.
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Only 3 ingredients are required to make this super easy vegan mashed potatoes side dish — and it’s even oil-free and lighter!
Let it shine on its own or top with a simple 5-minute plant-based gravy as a classic and delicious combination.
Spicy Roasted Carrot Salad
Put together in 30 minutes total, this beautiful side dish features a good amount of lentils, leafy greens of choice, roasted carrots and a creamy tahini-balsamic vinaigrette.
Sprinkled with pomegranate seeds, it’s a healthy and satisfying recipe during fall and winter.
These main dishes cover classics such as Shepherd’s pie or veggie pot pies while adding a vegan twist on the traditional meatloaf (which we make with lentils instead) or a whole butternut squash roast!
And if you just plan on having a humble dinner by yourself or with your partner, we added some festive and easy Thanksgiving bowl options.
Hearty Vegan Lentil Loaf
We’re excited to present the perfect centerpiece for your “Thanksliving” table! Staying true to the compassionate message around this holiday, why not swap the beautiful animals for a much healthier, easier and cheaper version of a meatloaf?
Each serving of this lentil loaf offers 19 grams of plant-strong protein, 10 grams of fiber, double the omega-3 that you need for the whole day – and a whole lot of savory, chewy, flavorful goodness.
Winter Rainbow Buddha Bowl
If you want to keep this year's Thanksgiving more intimate and don't cook a whole menu, why not make this colorful rainbow Buddha bowl?
It features all of the delicious fall goodness from roasted red cabbage and sweet potato to spinach, orange and a creamy tahini dressing.
Healthy Lentil Shepherd's Pie
This classic fall dish needs a place on your Thanksgiving table! A savory and flavorful lentil shepherd’s pie loaded with legumes and veggies cooked in red wine, topped with creamy mashed potatoes and baked to perfection in just 15 minutes.
This satisfying and low-fat option can be made ahead of time and stores well in the fridge.
Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing Wreath
This plant-based thanksgiving stuffing wreath will wow your holiday guests with its taste and presentation! Like traditional stuffing, it is tender and moist yet a little crunchy.
The main ingredients for this beautiful centerpiece include mushrooms, leeks, garlic, white wine, sage, rosemary, thyme and French bread. Only 20 minutes of prep time are needed!
Easy Vegan Chickpea Meatloaf
This healthy vegan chickpea meatloaf is so easy to make, protein-packed and really crowd-pleasing!
It's a great meatless main during the holidays, budget-friendly and only 10 minutes of prep time are needed to make this recipe.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Looking for a super healthy and easy-to-make plant-based Thanksgiving main dish? This stunning holiday centerpiece is rubbed and marinated with olive oil, mustard, lemon, garlic, salt and Italian seasonings, which makes it really flavorful.
The best part? This whole roasted cauliflower takes only 10 minutes of hands-on time.
Cheesy Layered Nut Roast
Nut roasts are the perfect plant-based alternative to traditional Thanksgiving mains! This particular recipe is jam-packed with flavor and protein, and even features a gooey cheese layer that is out of this world.
Made with simple ingredients such as cashews, breadcrumbs, spinach and onion, it’s ready in under an hour total and sure to impress.
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Add more color to your plant-based Thanksgiving spread by making this flavorful stuffed butternut squash!
Featuring a delicious stuffing made of lentils, mushrooms, kale, cranberry and lots of herbs, it allows for such a beautiful presentation during the holidays. Vegan or not, everyone will love this dish!
Vegan Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
This easy vegan pot pie recipe is perfect during winter and a great recipe for any holiday gathering.
A flaky puff pastry crust sits atop mixed veggies and non-dairy gravy, resulting in a wonderfully filling meal that’s bursting with delicious herby flavor!
Tempeh Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
If this year’s holidays call for more convenience in the kitchen, look no further! This roasted veggie and tempeh dish requires minimal prep, one mixing bowl and a single sheet pan.
You’ve got roasted carrots, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and leeks together with savory crumbled tempeh! All the goodness you could want during fall, marinated in a maple-soy glaze.
Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Bowl
Make this delicious vegan Thanksgiving dinner bowl using the most delicious parts of your holiday feast!
Creamy mashed potatoes meet hearty chickpea loaf, crispy roasted Brussels sprouts and homemade gravy. Ready in 30 minutes and endlessly customizable!
Hearty Mushroom Wellington
This mushroom wellington combines flaky pastry, succulent mushrooms and lots of flavors! It's surprisingly easy to make and is a real showstopper for your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Wow your guests with the delicious filling made from mushrooms, garlic, onion, sage and soy sauce — the secret to savory flavors in plant-based recipes.
Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Offering a healthy and festive twist on traditional baked Mac and Cheese dishes, this vegan pumpkin version is so rich and satisfying you won’t believe there’s not a single animal product in it!
Perfect for kids in particular, the familiar creamy base mainly consists of butternut squash, cashews and nutritional yeast – disguised veggies and whole foods even during the holidays. Oh, and you really don’t want to skip the crumble topping!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad
Looking to add some more fresh food to your festive menu? This filling winter salad can be put together in 30 minutes, offers lots of texture and comes with a sweet orange vinaigrette.
The delicious and colorful components include shaved Brussels sprouts, cooked quinoa, dried cranberries and chopped walnuts.
Festive Butternut Roast
This beautiful main dish is a perfect example of a meatless roast and centerpiece of the table. No worries, you can prepare it 1-2 days ahead of time, store in the fridge and simply heat it up for 15 minutes before serving the roast! Still simple enough in our books.
The lentil-cranberry-spinach filling is incredibly satisfying and offers the right balance between sweet and savory.
Vegan Thanksgiving Power Bowl
Are you looking for a versatile and healthy plant-based Thanksgiving meal in just one bowl?
This recipe has got you covered. It’s the perfect mix of all the things that are so good about fall and winter – lentils, rice, carrots, sweet potatoes and some cranberry sauce. Humble last-minute dinner that’s still festive!
Winter Vegetable Pasta with Pumpkin Pesto
Who says pasta isn’t a holiday dish? This creamy goodness can make any cold day a bit brighter and it’s a delicious addition to any Thanksgiving menu.
All the best fall components, from pumpkin to mushrooms, kale, turmeric and ginger have a place in this winter vegetable pasta. Topped with an oil-free homemade pumpkin seed pesto, it’s really something different!
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Garlicky Beans
We love this stuffed squash recipe because of its minimal prep time, simplicity and room for customization!
Choose your preferred legumes and leafy greens, sauté them while the squash is roasting in the oven (try sautéing with some vegetable broth or even wine for more flavor and to make the dish oil-free), then put everything together in just 5 minutes.
Winter Bean and Pumpkin Chili
Another easy-to-make meal, this nourishing pumpkin chili isn’t just bursting with color and flavor, it’s also high in beneficial nutrients and so comforting.
You can add your favorite legumes alongside the butternut squash, mushrooms and kale to this chili! With a hint of both cinnamon and cayenne, it offers a nice mix of warming, hot and spicy flavors.
Let's round this wonderful plant-based feast up with some delicious Thanksgiving dessert options. We're positive that even devout non-vegans will love these!
No matter if you’re looking for an impressive and more fancy recipe or just want a quick and healthy option, we’re covering all the different routes here.
Fudgy Vegan Pumpkin Brownies
Everyone around the Thanksgiving table will love these beautiful vegan pumpkin brownies with their fall leaves swirl! They are moist, fudgy, completely grain-free and made with everyday ingredients. A crowd-pleasing and healthy seasonal treat!
Cozily Spiced Apple Crumble
This classic fall recipe is a must during the holidays! Made with apples, banana and warming spices, the filling is warm, soft and gooey – and not at all overpowered by the delicious gluten-free crunchy oat topping.
Serve it fresh from the oven topped with some vegan ice cream or date caramel!
Carrot Cake with Cashew Frosting
This carrot cake is the perfect combination of moist, dense and crumbly, offering a hint of caramel while being loaded with sweet cinnamon and carrots!
The creamy homemade cashew buttercream frosting adds a touch of decadence that makes this plant-based dessert totally suitable for the holidays while still eating healthier foods.
Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
For a little twist on the standard pumpkin pies, we thought we should share these gorgeous parfaits. They are made of only 10 ingredients which include pumpkin butter, coconut whipped cream, cinnamon-maple granola and pecans!
If you’re short on time, just use store-bought granola and get these beautiful treats on the table anyway.
Vegan Caramel Gingerbread Tart
Perfect for the festive season thanks to the gingerbread shortbread crust, this vegan caramel tart is sure to be a hit with the whole family!
With a dreamy caramel filling and homemade 1-ingredient coconut whipped cream, this Thanksgiving dessert is so delicious and surprisingly easy to make.
Plant-Based Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet potato casserole is a must-have classic for your holiday table! It's warm-spiced, subtly sweet and a real crowd favorite!
It features a simple gluten-free pecan crumble and is ready to be enjoyed within only 45 minutes total.
Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Truffles
These little creamy and fluffy balls full of delicious fall flavor only require 6 ingredients and are made in 20 minutes.
Naturally gluten-free and sugar-free, they are a healthy yet really satisfying treat after a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. These chocolate truffles are best stored in the fridge or freezer before serving them.
Upside-Down Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake
We’re taking pumpkin cakes to the next level with this rich pecan praline version! It’s an incredibly aromatic Thanksgiving dessert that just oozes with deliciousness.
The texture on the bottom of the cake with the pecans peeking through is just too beautiful not to show off — so the cake is flipped upside down! It’s also gluten-free and relatively low in added sugar.
Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
Even if this tasty vegan pumpkin cheesecake may look very fancy (which it does), it actually requires no more than 10 minutes of hands-on preparation.
It’s very dense and nourishing, making it a perfectly healthy treat during the holidays! Since the recipe is fully plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free, you’ll probably make every guest happy serving it.
Granola Stuffed Baked Apples
This dessert is just about as autumn-y as it gets! Stuffed with granola and some pieces of chocolate, these baked apples offer a fruity taste and moist texture along with a nice crunch.
Overall, the combination of the fruit and chocolate together with the granola filling makes for a perfectly satisfying Thanksgiving dessert.
Glazed Pecan Sweet Potato Rounds
In the spirit of all the orange foods, we had to feature this genius yet simple dessert option. You could also serve these glazed pecan sweet potato rounds as a Thanksgiving side dish, but we thought why not have them as a treat after the main occasion?
The oil-free roasted sweet potatoes offer a creamy center that goes along perfectly with the crunchy pecan topping.
Homemade Spiced Sugared Cranberries
If you'd like to stay on the fruity side for dessert, you can make these little red candies. Not only are they both sweet and tart, but they are also so easy to make – and add some sparkling fun to the holiday table.
The cinnamon and anise-infused syrup definitely adds to the festive experience!
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55+ Fantastic Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes
These festive plant-based Thanksgiving recipes are so delicious and sure to impress everyone around the table! From beautiful centerpieces to easy sides and scrumptious desserts, this collection has it all. And for the day after Thanksgiving, why not turn your leftovers into a delicious wrap? Find the easy and customizable recipe below.
Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Wraps
- 2 tortillas of choice
- 4 slices of vegan holiday roast or baked tempeh
- 4 tablespoons vegan gravy
- ½ cup mashed potatoes (125 g)
- 1 handful mixed Fall salad (leafy greens, roasted carrots, red cabbage, etc.)
- 2-3 tablespoons cranberry sauce
- Reheat your leftover gravy and sliced vegan roast or tempeh using a microwave or stove.
- Divide the leftover mashed potatoes between two tortillas and spread them evenly on the bottom ⅓ of each wrap, leaving some room at the bottom edge.
- Drizzle the potato layer with warm gravy, then add 2 slices of vegan roast on each tortilla.
- Now add some roasted or fresh veggies from Thanksgiving, this can be a mixed fall salad or maple carrots etc.
- Top with cranberry sauce, then fold each tortilla tightly, tucking in all of the veggies with the first roll then rolling firmly to the end.
- Cut in half and enjoy!
- Other delicious add-ins include dried cranberries, yogurt garlic sauce, cashew mayo, chickpeas, baked sweet potatoes, beet hummus and toasted pumpkin seeds.
- Feel free to use gluten-free tortillas if needed. You can also make vegan Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches using the same add-ins if you like!
- Find 55+ fantastic plant-based Thanksgiving recipes in the article above and make extra-large portions for these delicious leftover wraps.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 534mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!
9 thoughts on “55+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes”
I’m not vegan but our granddaughters are and their brother is vegetarian. I’m the only one of their relatives that makes food specifically for them. I was looking for an entree for them and have decided on the Stuffed Butternut Roast. I make almost all the sides vegan friendly. For their dessert I plan on making the Upside Down Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake. I think these will be a hit.
Wow, Barbara! You’re an amazing grandmother and your family is so lucky :)
Thank you very much for sharing, all of this sounds wonderful and will be tasty to everyone on the table I’m sure!
Best wishes to you and your grandkids,
What an inspiring round up! These all look delicious!
Thanks so much, dear! Hope you’re having a fantastic December :)
YES! ALL of them! My husband and I have changed our eating habits to plant based. No sugar (because my husband has cancer. He is not doing chemo or radiation). He had 2 kinds of cancer which are in remission because of his diet of plant based eating however he has still eaten chicken. We are trying to go vegan all the way. No meat!
I look forward to getting these recipes
Bella Vista, AR
I wanted to do the stuffed roast but I cannot open the link. We are going to my parents for thanksgiving and I need to bring my own food if I wish to eat. Is there another link for the recipe. Thanks
I can’t wait to try all of these!!! Thank you for the beautiful spread ❤️
Thank you SO much for including our Apple Crumble on the list Alena! xx
the pleasure is mine, thank you for creating such beautiful content :)