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58 BEST Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for some new vegan Thanksgiving recipes? I’ve got you covered! This post contains over 55 interesting dishes to try, including appetizers, sides, mains, desserts, and more.

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It’s that time of year again! It’s officially September now which means I’m beginning to put together my ‘vegan holiday recipes’ posts. And what better post to start with than this vegan Thanksgiving menu with over 55 recipes?!

I’ve teamed up with some talented US bloggers to give you this list of the very best, authentic-tasting mains, side dishes, appetizers, and desserts. For even more sweet stuff, make sure to check out my Thanksgiving desserts post.

I’ve divided the post into categories: vegan Thanksgiving appetizers & entrees, sauces, sides, main dishes, and desserts. You can use the table of contents below to skip straight to any section you like.

Appetizers & entrees

First off, let’s start with the vegan Thanksgiving appetizers and entrees.

1. Turkey veggie tray

Combine your favorite veggies and dip to make this fun and creative dish. Great for kids and adults.

Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable Tray

2. Pumpkin soup

This pumpkin soup is creamy and comforting, making the perfect start to your Thanksgiving dinner.

3. Butternut squash soup

This butternut squash soup is made with just 3 simple ingredients and takes less than an hour to make.

4. Miso sweet potato soup

Silky smooth sweet potato soup with a burst of umami flavor and a touch of warming ginger. This makes a delicious, healthy appetizer and it’s so easy to customize to your preference.


Next, we have the sauces. These are must-have recipes for any vegan Thanksgiving menu.

5. Brown gravy

Hearty brown gravy with a rich, savory flavor. A must-try recipe for the holidays.

Brown Gravy

6. Mushroom gravy

This mushroom gravy is sure to be a hit with both vegans and meat-eaters. It’s rich and creamy, packed with mushroom flavor.

7. Applesauce

This applesauce is an essential addition to your collection of vegan holiday recipes! You’ll only need 4 ingredients to make it!

8. Cranberry sauce

Once you try this cranberry sauce, you’ll never want to go back to the canned stuff again! This recipe is naturally sweetened and gluten-free, making it suitable for the whole family.

Vegan Cranberry Sauce

9. Cranberry jalapeno relish

Sweet, tangy relish with a slight kick of spice. This is one of the best vegan Thanksgiving recipes to serve with crackers or as a side to your main meal.


Next up are the sides. There are almost 20 recipes to choose from in this section so you’re sure to find something new to try.

10. Crispy stuffed potato balls

Mashed potatoes, panko, and a super tasty maple mustard jackfruit filling come together to make these crispy mashed potato balls. They’re fun to make and are great for kids helping in the kitchen.

11. Pumpkin dinner rolls

These light and fluffy pumpkin dinner rolls can be made with a bread machine or stand mixer. Serve them alongside soup or your main meal for this year’s vegan Thanksgiving menu.

12. Pumpkin sourdough bread

How impressive does this pumpkin sourdough bread look?! It’s just like the traditional kind of sourdough but shaped like a pumpkin (!) and with a little pumpkin puree added for extra flavor.

Vegan Pumpkin Sourdough Bread For Thanksgiving

13. Stuffing

No one will ever guess that this savory stuffing is completely vegan! It’s made with onion, celery, and fresh herbs for an authentic flavor.

14. Stuffing casserole

This stuffing casserole is bursting with fall flavors and uses simple, wholesome ingredients. If you’re looking for new vegan Thanksgiving recipes to try this year, this is a great option.

15. Mashed sweet potatoes

This sweet potato mash gets its silky texture from coconut milk and coconut cream instead of dairy. This is a quick and easy recipe with just 5 ingredients.

16. Mashed potatoes

These are the creamiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes you’ll ever try! Made with cashew cream, garlic and chives, these are bursting with flavor.

Mashed Potatoes

17. Cornbread

Classic cornbread made vegan, oil-free and healthy! Made from start to finish in just 30 minutes, making it a super easy vegan Thanksgiving menu addition.

18. Maple cranberry yams

This dish makes a great alternative to candied yams. It’s bursting with holiday flavors and can be enjoyed alongside other vegan Thanksgiving recipes.

19. Creamed corn

This creamed corn is a low-effort but delicious side dish and it can be made with just 6 ingredients. It’s sweet and savory with a hint of spice.

Vegan Creamed Corn Thanksgiving Dish

20. Roasted sprouts with maple and balsamic

These balsamic maple sprouts might just become one of your new favorite vegan holiday recipes! A simple dish that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

21. Scalloped potatoes

If you’re looking for a creamy, comforting Thanksgiving dish, this is the one for you! It’s great for sharing with friends and family.

22. Garlic & rosemary maple-glazed carrots

You can’t have a holiday dinner without carrots! These maple garlic & rosemary carrots make a great addition.

23. Maple roasted pumpkin

A simple dish that brings together lots of delicious flavors and colors. It’s sweet, fragrant, fresh and crunchy.

Maple Roasted Pumpkin

24. Braised red cabbage

Rich braised red cabbage with a touch of warming spices. Perfect for serving alongside your main course.

25. Green beans

Fresh green beans, shallots, tomatoes, basil and pine nuts combined together in one delicious recipe. This serves up to 6 people so is great for dishing out at holiday dinners.

26. Roasted onions with thyme

These roasted onions are sweet and full of flavor. Drizzle on some balsamic glaze just before serving to take the dish to the next level!

27. Pumpkin ricotta stuffed shells

A pasta dish that’s cheesy, creamy and garlicky- what more could you want?! This is a classic, comforting recipe and makes the perfect side dish.

28. Mac and cheese

This mac and cheese is nut-free and gluten-free, yet is still as creamy and indulgent as you’d expect. It’s super quick and easy too- this vegan Thanksgiving recipe comes together in just 20 minutes.

Vegan Mac And Cheese


Now for the mains. Whether you prefer meat substitutes or plant-based, veggie-filled options, there is a whole bunch of vegan holiday recipes for you here!

29. Seitan roast beef

This roast ‘beef’ is so good that it’ll impress even the meat-eaters at this year’s vegan Thanksgiving dinner. It’s high in protein and is packed with flavor.

30. Stew and dumplings

No-fail stew and dumplings! This is a great recipe to choose if you want to prepare in advance as it lasts for up to 3 days in the fridge!

31. Thanksgiving dinner cake

All the best components of a holiday dinner- made into an impressive savory cake! Made with marinated tofu, stuffing, sprouts, mashed potatoes and gravy.

32. Vegan turkey

This vegan turkey can be parbaked ahead of time to make your vegan Thanksgiving menu run as smoothly as possible. It’s tender on the inside with a crispy, herby outside.

Vegan Turkey

33. Cauliflower steak

Cauliflower steak makes a great main dish for the veggies and vegans in the family and it can be dressed up with any flavor you like.

34. Tater tot casserole

This Tater Tot casserole is creamy and gooey on the inside and crispy on top. It requires just 3-4 ingredients and is great for both adults and kids.

35. Pumpkin risotto

Rich, creamy, and cheesy risotto with hints of pumpkin, cinnamon and sage. It’s gluten and dairy-free so can be enjoyed by all, regardless of dietary requirements.

36. Vegan ham

This vegan ham is sticky, smoky, sweet and juicy. It’s complete with maple brown sugar glaze and makes the ultimate vegan Thanksgiving main meal!

Vegan Thanksgiving Ham Recipe

37. Fried ‘chicken’

This crispy chicken is brined in a tangy buttermilk marinade and fried in a Southern-style batter. It’s crunchy, ‘meaty’ and bursting with flavor.

38. Air fryer pot pies

Layers of crispy puff pastry filled with veggies and creamy sauce. These mini pies are made in the air fryer which is great if you’re cooking for a smaller group.

39. Lentil loaf

This lentil loaf is rich, moist and juicy, and even better, it’s easy to make! It makes a great vegan main option for those who don’t like meat substitutes.

40. Lentil meatloaf muffins

This lentil meatloaf comes in handy muffin form! Topped with a balsamic ketchup glaze, these are bursting with flavor.

41. Stuffed acorn squash

An all-in-one meal that’s full of warm spices, and sweet and savory flavors. It’s full of wholesome ingredients and makes a vibrant addition to any vegan Thanksgiving menu.

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe

42. Corn casserole

A homemade, gluten-free, and vegan copycat of the classic Jiffy recipe. This recipe contains just 5 ingredients and is great for feeding a crowd.

43. Nut roast

This is nothing like the bland nut roasts you might be imagining! It’s super flavorful, packed with protein, and has a gooey vegan cheese layer in the middle. Yum!

44. Green bean casserole

This ‘vegan Thanksgiving recipes’ post wouldn’t be complete without green bean casserole. A dairy-free green bean casserole that’s rich and indulgent. It’s made with fresh green beans, homemade cream of mushroom soup and crunchy croutons.

Green Bean Casserole

45. Squash and chickpea casserole

A delicious crowd-pleaser for any holiday dinner. It’s made in one pan, packed full of veggies, protein, and fiber.

46. Lentil Wellington

This lentil Wellington is stunning to look at and scrumptious to eat. A savory lentil loaf wrapped in flaky puff pastry.


Last but not least are the desserts. These sweet vegan holiday recipes include everything from pies and cakes to cookies and cheesecake.

47. Apple crumble pie

Can’t decide between apple pie and apple crumble? Enjoy both with this Dutch apple pie! A shortcrust pastry base, sweetly-spiced apple pie filling, and a crunchy streusel topping.

Slice Of Dairy Free Apple Crumble Pie On A Plate

48. Pumpkin crumble pie

If apples are not your thing, try this pumpkin version instead. A gingersnap cookie crust, soft pumpkin filling, and a crispy crumble topping.

49. Pecan pie

You just can’t have vegan Thanksgiving dessert without pecan pie! This pie melts in your mouth and can be made with store-bought or homemade pie crust.

50. Pecan cream pie

Made with coconut cream and naturally sweetened, this pecan cream pie is a wholesome dessert that can be enjoyed by all.

51. Sweet potato cake

This sweet potato cake is filled with warming spices and drizzled with golden syrup. It’s a sweet, indulgent, elegant dessert that makes a great alternative to pie.

Vegan Sweet Potato Cake

52. Candied yams with marshmallows & pecans

This candied yam casserole is a great vegan Thanksgiving recipe for sharing. Made with canned yams or sweet potatoes, brown sugar, pecans, and marshmallows.

53. Chocolate pumpkin pie

A classic holiday recipe but with a chocolatey twist. A ‘buttery’ pie crust filled with chocolate-swirled creamy pumpkin filling.

54. Pumpkin cake

If you’re looking for a gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert, give this pumpkin cake a go. It’s topped with dairy-free cream cheese frosting, for an extra touch of indulgence.

55. Pecan pie cookies

These pecan pie cookies are a beginner baker-friendly alternative to homemade pie. Chewy cinnamon cookies filled with pecan pie filling.

Pecan Pie Cookies For Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

56. Peanut butter pie

This peanut butter pie makes an easy, no-bake dessert- just blend, pour and freeze! It’s rich, smooth, creamy and pudding-like.

57. Sweet potato pie

This sweet potato pie is gluten-free, nut-free and of course, vegan. It has a creamy texture and delicious flavor that is sure to impress.

58. Baked pumpkin cheesecake

This is a truly festive dessert to enjoy after your holiday dinner. The filling is made with just 6 wholesome ingredients and the whole recipe is oil-free.

Baked Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

That’s all for now. I hope you like these vegan Thanksgiving recipes. If you find this post useful, please give it a share using the share buttons on this page. Enjoy! xo

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55+ BEST Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes (Appetizers, Mains, Sides & Desserts)

A selection of tasty recipes for this year's holidays. The perfect vegan Thanksgiving menu.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, vegan
Keyword vegan thanksgiving recipes
Servings 58 recipes
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