September 1, 2023
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You’re going to love this collection of 25 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes—from beverages to mains to desserts. You’ll find some traditional recipes and some with a fall twist. Your table will be complete with colorful, flavorful, and peaceful food to celebrate this wonderful holiday.

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Thinking about hosting a Vegan Thanksgiving this year but not sure where to start? Sometimes it can be overwhelming especially if you have omnivore guests coming, too.

Well, don’t worry, because this scrumptious selection of Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes will prepare you for the chow down and make everyone happy. Eating vegan food on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean that we have to miss out. We just have to veganize some classics and bring some love to the table.

So yes, we can have savory stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, creamy green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. It’s all delicious, satisfying, and cruelty-free!

Let’s show our omni friends that we don’t have to eat kale and tofu (which are both delicious) to celebrate the holiday. So, leave that ToFurkey at the store, and let’s get down to business!

Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizers

When your guests arrive, it’s a good idea to have a few small bites out. It helps break the ice and gives you more time to prepare dinner. Here are some ideas:

spinach artichoke cups on a silver platter.

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Cups

It’s everyone’s favorite dip but in a bite-size version. Just make the filling, then stuff it in phyllo shells, and bake for 10 minutes. So easy and so good!

A cheese board with crackers and fruit would be a great addition to your vegan thanksgiving recipes.

Vegan Cheddar Cheese

This Vegan Cheddar Cheese is smoky, sharp, and sliceable. It’s a great choice for a snack board that includes sliced vegan meat such as vegan pepperoni along with crackers, nuts, veggies, fresh herbs, olives, or fruit.

Stuffed mushrooms on a plate.

Crabless Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

These Crabless Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms are simple to make and are totally delicious! The filling has a crab-like texture and an ocean-like flavor that will wow your guests!

Vegan Thanksgiving Soups

Fall-inspired soups are so cozy and perfect for your vegan Thanksgiving celebration. Serve as a starter or along with the other side dishes.

Bowl of butternut squash soup on a table.

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect way to celebrate fall! It’s warm-spiced, hearty, and oh-so-cozy!

Potato leek soup in a black bowl.

Vegan Potato Leek Soup

This version is made in an Instant Pot which is great because it will help free up space on your stove and it will keep the soup warm. You can even serve it right from the Instant Pot. If you don’t have one, you can make my vegan potato leek soup stovetop version. You can make it the night before and just heat it up when you’re ready.

Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

Traditional Thanksgiving sides such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and green bean casserole can all be veganized. Here’s a list of my plant-based versions and some non-traditional sides to choose from.

vegan stuffing in a casserole dish.

Vegan Cornbread Stuffing

This Vegan Cornbread Stuffing is chock-full of autumn flavors and it’ll be a hit at your holiday table. The combination of sautéed aromatics, savory vegan sausage, tart cranberries, and rustic cornbread will have them going back for seconds.

Sweet potato casserole in a white serving dish.

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole is a must-have classic for your holiday table. It’s warm-spiced, subtly sweet, and a real crowd favorite!

Green bean casserole on two plates with forks in the middle.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

This Vegan Green Bean Casserole is a must for your holiday table. The tender veggies are wrapped in a savory mushroom sauce, topped with crispy fried onions, then baked until hot and bubbly.

Glazed carrots on a serving dish.

Vegan Miso Glazed Carrots

These Miso Glazed Carrots will liven up your holiday meal with the tastiest flavor combination. They come out of the oven perfectly roasted with a caramelized glaze that is zesty, subtly sweet, and filled with umami flavor!

vegan cranberry sauce in a white dish with mint on the side.

Apple Cranberry Sauce

This Apple Cranberry Sauce is bursting with mouth-watering flavors and has the perfect balance of sweet & tart. Your taste buds won’t even know what hit ’em.

two pieces of vegan cornbread on a white plate

Vegan Cornbread

Make your Thanksgiving meal complete with a warm batch of this delicious Vegan Cornbread. It’s easy to make and bakes to golden perfection in just 20 minutes!

vegan stuffing in a blue casserole dish.

Vegan Sourdoughbread Stuffing

This Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing tastes just like a classic stuffing recipe, but with a subtle zing in every bite. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday table.

cauliflower casserole in a blue serving dish.

Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole

This veggie-loaded Vegan Cauliflower Casserole is layered with ooey-gooey cheese, topped with buttery breadcrumbs and then baked to perfection. It’s easy and delicious!

mashed potatoes topped with gravy on white plate.

Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy

Bring on the Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy! This traditional holiday goodness is so easy to make, super creamy, and comforting.

Overhead view of baked mac and cheese in a casserole dish.

Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

This Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food! It’s loaded with rich, cheesy, and buttery goodness that’ll have you coming back for seconds. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining.

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No-Knead Artisan Bread

I’m not exactly sure if this Artisan Bread is considered a side, but it certainly fits in the must-make category. The crust is golden and crackly, while the inside is soft and fluffy. Plus, there’s no kneading required and you can easily make this ahead.

Main Dish Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Below, you’ll find a delicious list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes that would be perfect to serve as the main course. They are all full-flavored, satisfying, and beautiful! 

two slices of vegan holiday roast on a white plate.

Vegan Holiday Roast

Make your festive dinner complete with this succulent Vegan Holiday Roast. It’s filled with savory flavors and finished with a mouth-watering glaze.

Fully baked stuffed acorn squash on a white serving dish.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Stuffed Acorn Squash is a great addition to your lineup of vegan Thanksgiving recipes. It’s an all-in-one meal that’s bursting with fall flavors. The savory goodness comes from sautéed onions, celery, mushrooms, and warm spices. Then it’s balanced out with subtly sweet and tart flavors from apples and cranberries. The quinoa gives it a nice texture and lots of added protein. It’s heavenly!

Fully assembled and baked vegan wellington on a white platter.

Vegan Wellington

Impress your guests with this gorgeous Vegan Wellington! The filling is meaty, satisfying, and ever-so-tasty! It’s surprisingly easy to make too!

Slice of vegan meatloaf on a white plate.

Vegan Meatless Loaf

This Mushroom-Walnut Meatless Loaf w/ Ketchup Glaze is hearty, meaty, and full of savory flavor. It will keep the vegans and non-vegans at the table together.

Overhead shot of butternut squash pasta in a white bowl, topped with sage

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta

This Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta is the ultimate comfort food with its rich, silky-smooth sauce and crispy sage topping. It tastes like fall!

overhead view of stuffed butternut squash on a white serving platter and sage on the side.

This Stuffed Butternut Squash is an all-in-one meal that is hearty and bursting with flavors. The stuffing is filled with savory vegan sausage, rice, crisp apples, tart cranberries, and warm fall spices. It’s a beautiful main dish which also makes it perfect for a holiday dinner.

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Your vegan Thanksgiving festivities wouldn’t be complete without something sweet! Below, you’ll find a few of my favorite easy and delicious desserts to try. If you want something non-traditional you can choose from my list of vegan dessert recipes.

A slice of pumpkin pie on a white plate.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie – A silky, warm-spiced filling nestled in a buttery flaky crust that’s baked to golden perfection! You won’t believe how easy it is, and they won’t even know it’s vegan. It’s a must for your holiday table!

vegan apple crisp in a bowl with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Vegan Apple Crisp

This Vegan Apple Crisp is a fall-weather must! It’s brimming with warm cinnamon apples and topped with a buttery-crisp topping that is oh-so-good! Plus, it’s so easy to make and requires minimal prep.

Sliced pumpkin bread on a cooling rack for roundup post of vegan thanksgiving recipes.

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This Vegan Pumpkin Bread is perfect for the fall season or any time of year. It’s warm-spiced, with a tender crumb, and it’s loaded with pumpkin flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make and calls for simple ingredients.

If you’re interested in a gluten-free version for your guests, here is a delicious vegan gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe by Zardy Plants. It looks fabulous!

I hope you enjoyed this delicious lineup of Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes and you find something to make for your family and friends. Have a happy holiday and feast to your heart’s content!