55+ Best Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes

by Alena

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.

Do you love the holiday season as much as we do? With this hand-selected list of healthier plant-based 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. 

We made sure that our list of plant-based 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!

If you want to learn more about being vegan around the holidays, check out these articles:

We also have a vegan holiday survival guide on our website that goes beyond just food as well as some everyday vegan winter recipes.

Don’t miss out on our printable recipe for your plant-based Thanksgiving leftovers at the end of this article!

Plant-Based Thanksgiving Appetizer

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.

Vegan Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

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!

Plant-Based Thanksgiving Dinner

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.

Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

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.

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collage of four plant-based Thanksgiving recipes for dinner including vegan wellington, roasted carrots, stuffed squash and pumpkin parfaits

55+ Fantastic Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Reheat your leftover gravy and sliced vegan roast or tempeh using a microwave or stove.
  2. 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.
  3. Drizzle the potato layer with warm gravy, then add 2 slices of vegan roast on each tortilla.
  4. Now add some roasted or fresh veggies from Thanksgiving, this can be a mixed fall salad or maple carrots etc.
  5. 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.
  6. Cut in half and enjoy!

Notes

  • 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!

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Alena sitting in a cafe with a bowl of fresh plant-based food and a glass of coffee in front of her

About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

9 thoughts on “55+ Best Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes”

  1. 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.

    Reply
    • 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,
      Alena

      Reply
  2. 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
    Theresa Harris
    Bella Vista, AR

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  3. 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

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