80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes + Sample Menu (2024)

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80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes Appetizers Vegan Charcuterie Board Carrots in a Blanket Vegan Deviled Egg Crostini Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Smoky Tempeh Filling Sweet Potato + Avocado Bites Vegan Sausage Stuffed Italian Rice Balls Sriracha Sweet Potato Hummus 5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins Instant Pot Stuffed Squash Soups Vegan Pumpkin Soup Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup Butternut Squash Almond Bisque Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Vegan Mushroom and Tempeh Gumbo Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup Curried Cauliflower Soup Veggie Side Dishes Garlic Pepper Skillet Green Beans Smoky Southern-style Slow Cooker Vegan Collard Greens Smoky Roasted Vegan Brussels Sprouts Vegan Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Easy Balsamic Sauteed Kale and Onions Holiday Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing Vegan Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free) Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Vegan Mashed Cauliflower Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables Potatoes Maple Roasted Small Potatoes Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes in 20 Minutes Easy Turmeric Potatoes Roasted Potatoes with Green Beans and Carrots Healthy Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Hearty Vegan Lentil Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing The Best Vegan Stuffing Recipe Vegan Chicken Nugget & Apple Stuffing Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing (Gluten Free) Easy Vegan Gluten Free Stuffing Vegan Stuffing with Chestnuts Easy Vegan Stuffing Recipe Sweet and Savory Cornbread Stuffing (Gluten Free) Individual Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins Bread Easy One Hour Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls Vegan Pumpkin Dairy Free Cornbread (Oil Free) Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits with Sage & Thyme Lagana Bread (Greek Lenten Flatbread) Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes Vegan Turkey The Best Vegan Turkey Roast Vegan Lentil Meatloaf Lentil Mushroom Loaf (Gluten Free) Vegan Lentil Meatloaf Muffins Vegan Holiday Chickpea Veggie Loaf (Gluten Free) Vegan Nut Roast (Gluten Free) Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Paprika Vegan Crispy Black Pepper Cauliflower Steaks Vegan Mushroom Seitan Roast Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf (Gluten Free) Vegan Holiday Pie with Hot Water Pastry Vegan Mushroom Wellington Vegan Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash Seitan Roast Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms Vegan Thanksgiving Sauces and Gravy Homemade Cranberry Sauce (Instant Pot or Stovetop) 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Butter Vegan Shiitake Mushroom Gravy (Gluten-Free) 911 Vegan Gravy (Oil-Free, Gluten-Free) Garlicky Vegan Gravy Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts Homemade Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free) Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake The Best Vegan Pecan Pie Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free) Vegan No-Bake Mini Pecan Pie Tarts Vegan Apple Meringue Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Vegan Pear Crisp (Gluten Free, Oil Free) Vegan Hazelnut Apple Crisp The Best Vegan Apple Crisp 80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes Ingredients Instructions Follow Vegan Runner Eats on Pinterest for more recipes! References
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‘Tis the season to start pulling together ideas for that perfect vegan Thanksgiving table! Today I’m sharing a list of over 80 delicious vegan Thanksgiving dinner recipes to help you plan all aspects of the upcoming celebration.

From delicious vegan appetizers and side dishes to creamy soups, flavorful stuffing, mouthwatering main course and decadent dessert (with lots of gluten free options), I’ve put together a collection of the best plant-based recipes to cover all your vegan Thanksgiving menu needs.

Besides, you’ll find a sample vegan Thanksgiving menu featuring all of these recipe categories at the end of this post.

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A SIDENOTE: this post originally included 50 recipes when it was first published, but I’ve added a lot more since then. If you got to this page from “50 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes” pins on Pinterest, please don’t get confused – you’re in the right place!

Thanksgiving is one holiday that can be puzzling both for vegans (“What the heck are we going to eat?!”) and non-vegans (“What the heck are we going to serve our vegan guests?!”).

The search for vegan Thanksgiving dishes and recipes heats up on the internet in the weeks leading to the biggest meal of the year.

Luckily, the vegan blogosphere has plenty of ideas for every part of a good Thanksgiving meal. My list of 80+ vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes (vegan actually) from a variety of vegan or vegan-friendly websites will save you time and effort as you get ready to prep your perfect vegan holiday feast.

Believe it or not, looking for recipes for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu doesn’t have to be hard. Below you’ll find a lot of easy recipes to guarantee a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner that all of your family members will enjoy, vegan or not.

Before you know it, your belly will be just as full after this big holiday meal. The best part? If you’re the host, your guests might even forget that the whole spread was vegan!

I firmly believe that making your favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes can be a great way to show our non-vegan friends and family members that vegan food can be delicious.

Case in point.

This is going to be the tenth Thanksgiving that I’ll be celebrating as a vegan. In my first year of being vegan, I didn’t feel 100% confident planning our first ever vegan Thanksgiving menu (I’m sure every new vegan goes through that 😄).

That year we were visiting our friends who were meat eaters. I knew I had a lot to prove both to them and to myself.

To my (and probably everyone else’s) surprise, I managed to put together a vegan Thanksgiving feast to rival any non-vegan ones I’d had before. The food had tons of flavor, and every dish got rave reviews from our friends.

(Our friends did make a few non-vegan dishes for themselves, but I was cool with that – it was their house after all).

That first vegan Thanksgiving proved to me that nobody needs to use animal products to celebrate the holiday season. If you or your friends are in doubt, just check out all the delicious recipes below.

Happy Thanksgiving!

(Please note that not all websites linked in my list are 100% vegan – however, all recipes below are vegan.)

For more vegan holiday fun, check out my other recipe roundups:

  • 45 show-stopping vegan main course recipes for Christmas dinner
  • 30 best vegan Valentine’s Day dinner recipes
  • 25 vegan recipes for a memorable Mother’s Day brunch
  • 40 vegan summer recipes for Memorial day, 4th of July, Labor Day, etc.
  • 53 vegan Halloween recipes for the spookiest party ever

And if you’re already in the mood to start looking for holiday gifts for your friends and family (vegan or not), check out my collection of 40+ vegan Christmas gifts that nobody else has!

80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Get ready for the ultimate vegan celebration with these mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner recipes: vegan appetizers, soups, veggie side dishes, potatoes, vegan Thanksgiving stuffing, bread, vegan Thanksgiving main dishes, sauces and gravy, and of course desserts.

Appetizers

The best vegan Thanksgiving appetizers for a fantastic cruelty free celebration.

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Vegan Charcuterie Board

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Charcuterie boards are a must-have at every holiday gathering. This gorgeous vegan charcuterie board will help you entertain in style!

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Carrots in a Blanket

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Carrots make a much healthier and lighter substitution for sausages in these vegan carrots in a blanket. Use store-bought "accidentally vegan" puff pastry to save time and effort.

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Vegan Deviled Egg Crostini

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Instead of the traditional deviled egg look, these vegan deviled egg crostini use a creamy, "eggy" tofu scramble to top crispy crostini pieces. No need to boil and peel eggs!

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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Smoky Tempeh Filling

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These decadent vegan stuffed mushrooms have a deliciously smoky filling made with tempeh and vegan cream cheese. Bet they'll be one of your first appetizers to disappear!

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Sweet Potato + Avocado Bites

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A healthy and colorful "finger food" option for your vegan Thanksgiving appetizer spread. Roasted sweet potato rounds are topped with mashed seasoned avocado, tomatoes, and radish sprouts.

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Vegan Sausage Stuffed Italian Rice Balls

These vegan stuffed rice balls with sausage filling are a veganized version of my mother-in-law's sausage-stuffed rice balls - a must-have treat at every holiday dinner in my husband's family. I veganized them a few years ago and never looked back!

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Sriracha Sweet Potato Hummus

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The addition of sriracha and roasted sweet potato adds a lovely sweet flavor with a spicy kick. Use more or less sriracha to adjust the spiciness to your taste.

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5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage

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This savory vegan pumpkin hummus is a wholesome fall-inspired alternative to the traditional hummus. Made from just a handful of ingredients in 5 minutes or less!

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Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

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These lovely stuffed mini pumpkins have a deliciously savory vegan filling made with quinoa, mushrooms, leeks, and a fall-inspired combination of spices. A festive vegan addition to any Thanksgiving table!

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Instant Pot Stuffed Squash

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Another delicious and festive stuffed squash option for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner. Sweet dumpling or acorn squash is cooked in the Instant Pot, then stuffed with a sweet and savory combination of cauliflower rice, cranberries, pomegranate seeds, and pecans.

Soups

Delicious vegan soups for Thanksgiving that will set the mood for a perfect celebratory meal.

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Vegan Pumpkin Soup

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This delicious fall-inspired vegan pumpkin soup is infused with the warmth of ginger and thyme, and finished with a touch of coconut cream. Top with toasted pumpkin seeds for a lovely crunch.

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Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup

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You'll be pleasantly surprised by the vibrant flavor of this soup achieved by combining roasted pumpkin, apples, and garlic.

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Butternut Squash Almond Bisque

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The comforting warmth of butternut squash is taken to the next level with the addition of creamy almond butter in this delicious butternut squash almond bisque. For a nut-free version, use sunflower seed butter.

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

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A classic version of creamy butternut squash soup for Thanksgiving - or any time you're craving the sweet warmth of roasted butternut squash.

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Vegan Mushroom and Tempeh Gumbo

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This vegan mushroom and tempeh gumbo is one of my personal favorite soups of all time. I could eat it any time of the year! Mushrooms and tempeh add a nice touch to the texture of this soup, and the mix of Cajun-inspired spices infuse the flavor with unparalleled warmth.

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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Another fall-inspired comfort food soup that makes a nice alternative to pumpkin and butternut squash soups. This vegan cream of mushroom soup has a delicate flavor, and the best part - it doesn't contain any cream (not even its vegan coconut or cashew substitutes)!

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Curried Cauliflower Soup

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This curried cauliflower soup has all the warmth of traditional fall soups, yet it's made without fall staples like pumpkin or butternut squash. To make this soup vegan, use coconut oil or vegan butter instead of dairy butter or ghee.

Veggie Side Dishes

The best vegan veggie side dishes for Thanksgiving, form super healthy to decadent.

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Garlic Pepper Skillet Green Beans

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These simple skillet green beans are made with just 5 ingredients (+ water), yet they're full of crunchy deliciousness. A perfect easy vegan Thanksgiving side dish that comes together in no time.

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Smoky Southern-style Slow Cooker Vegan Collard Greens

No comfort food dinner in the fall can happen without collard greens! These deliciously smoky Southern-style vegan collard greens are made in a slow cooker, saving you lots of time (and a stovetop burner!) when you're getting a Thanksgiving meal ready.

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Smoky Roasted Vegan Brussels Sprouts

These smoky brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside, nice and tender on the inside thanks to using a special roasting method I swear by. Even brussels sprout haters have enjoyed them!

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Vegan Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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These vegan balsamic brussels sprouts are infused with delicious flavors we know and love about Thanksgiving. Maple balsamic glaze adds a touch of sweetness, dried cranberries bring a slight tang, and pecans add a nice crunch.

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Easy Balsamic Sauteed Kale and Onions

Don't let the simplicity of this recipe fool you: these easy balsamic sauteed kale and onions pack A LOT of flavor! An easy vegan Thanksgiving side dish that will wow your guests.

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Holiday Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing

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This wholesome holiday kale salad looks festive thanks to the combination of yellow butternut squash, red pomegranate seeds, and green kale. A creamy maple-mustard dressing brings all the flavors together.

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole (Gluten Free)

If you've always ignored green bean casserole at Thanksgiving, you really should try this made-from-scratch vegan version. This delicious vegan green bean casserole tastes totally decadent, yet it's made from healthy-ish whole food plant based ingredients. Dairy free + gluten free.

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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Sometimes you just need a simple side dish to mellow out all the complicated offerings at your vegan Thanksgiving table. This is when this simple roasted butternut squash comes in handy. Offer it as is (seasoned Italian or Indian-style), or use it as a base for a number of recipes that call for butternut squash.

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Vegan Mashed Cauliflower

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If you're looking for a lighter substitution to traditional mashed potatoes, this vegan mashed cauliflower is what you need. This easy vegan side dish is light, creamy, and just as satisfying as mashed potatoes.

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Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables

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These delicious roasted vegetables make an easy all-purpose side dish perfect for the fall. If you're too busy to make lots of separate veggie side dishes for your vegan Thanksgiving table, just roast your favorite seasonal vegetables following this recipe.

Potatoes

Delicious and satisfying vegan potato side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast.

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Maple Roasted Small Potatoes

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These lovely maple roasted small potatoes will be a hit at your Thanksgiving table. A flavorful, easy to make, and versatile potato side dish that'll go great with your vegan Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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One bite into these saucy, cheesy vegan scalloped potatoes, and you'll be in total bliss. Your guests won't believe that this dish is dairy-free!

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Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes in 20 Minutes

No proper Thanksgiving table can exist without a bowl of mashed potatoes. These fluffy and light 5-ingredient vegan mashed potatoes are full of delicious, garlicky flavor, and are easy to make in just 20 minutes!

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Easy Turmeric Potatoes

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These melt-in-your-mouth vegan turmeric potatoes are so good, you'll be eating them up straight from the baking tray! The delicious flavors of turmeric and coriander work surprisingly well with the traditional Thanksgiving foods.

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Roasted Potatoes with Green Beans and Carrots

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This simple dish of roasted potatoes, green beans, and carrots goes really well with just about any vegan Thanksgiving main course. Everything is baked on a single sheet pan, so the cleanup will be a breeze!

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Healthy Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

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This yummy vegan sweet potato casserole is full of heartwarming flavor, yet it's much healthier than the traditional, sugar-loaded sweet potato casserole. The only sweetener used is applesauce! Dairy free, gluten free, and paleo.

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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

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Task your Instant Pot to easily make another simple and delicious vegan Thanksgiving potato dish! These easy Instant Pot sweet potatoes come out perfectly fluffy and creamy, plus they cook much quicker than in the oven.

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Hearty Vegan Lentil Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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If you don't feel like cooking up a storm but still want all of the Thanksgiving flavors in a single dish, look no further than these hearty vegan stuffed sweet potatoes with savory lentil-walnut filling. Make the filling in the Instant Pot, then spoon it into cooked sweet potatoes.

Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without stuffing. Select yours from this list of delicious vegan stuffing recipes!

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The Best Vegan Stuffing Recipe

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This simple vegan Thanksgiving stuffing will delight you with the familiar flavors and textures, yet it's made without meat or dairy. Recipe includes a gluten free option.

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Vegan Chicken Nugget & Apple Stuffing

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This stuffing uses vegan chicken nuggets as a "meaty" component, and chopped apple for a touch of sweetness.

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Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing

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This deliciously seasoned vegan Thanksgiving stuffing uses sourdough bread cubes as its base, adding a subtle zing to each bite.

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Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing (Gluten Free)

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This delicious plant-based stuffing features wild rice as its base instead of traditionally used bread. A flavorful gluten-free option for your Thanksgiving table.

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Easy Vegan Gluten Free Stuffing

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Another simple vegan Thanksgiving stuffing recipe that's also vegan and allergy-friendly.

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Vegan Stuffing with Chestnuts

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Make your vegan stuffing all fancied-up by adding chopped cooked chestnuts! They'll add a nice texture and flavor to this traditional Thanksgiving side dish.

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Easy Vegan Stuffing Recipe

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This easy vegan holiday stuffing has only a handful of ingredients, and is perfect for new cooks. An heirloom recipe from the recipe author's grandma.

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Sweet and Savory Cornbread Stuffing (Gluten Free)

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This sweet and savory vegan stuffing gets its unique texture and flavor from gluten free cornbread used as a base.

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Individual Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins

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Not in the mood to make a whole casserole of stuffing? These single-serve vegan Thanksgiving stuffing muffins are a great alternative! Full of familiar flavors yet much easier and quicker to make.

Bread

Tasty plant-based bread (rolls, cornbread, etc.) for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner.

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Easy One Hour Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls

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There might be a lot of food options at your Thanksgiving table, but no one will ever say no to these fluffy, buttery vegan pull-apart garlic rolls. The best part? They come together from start to finish in just 1 hour!

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Vegan Pumpkin Dairy Free Cornbread (Oil Free)

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The yummy comfort food staple gets a fall-flavored makeover in this vegan pumpkin cornbread. It works well with savory dishes, as well as a standalone snack with a cup of coffee.

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Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

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Usually 100% whole wheat bread comes out dense and tough, but that's not the case with these fluffy, soft vegan whole wheat rolls. Made without any white flour, these rolls use a secret ingredient to achieve their lovely, soft texture.

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Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits with Sage & Thyme

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These buttery, flaky vegan pumpkin biscuits are moist on the inside, and crisp on the outside. The addition of sage and thyme makes them a perfect fall treat.

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Lagana Bread (Greek Lenten Flatbread)

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Lagana bread is a traditional Greek flatbread served on the first day of Lent. It uses simple ingredients, and is easy to make even if you aren't very familiar with yeast. Cut it into rectangles, and serve at your Thanksgiving table as a tasty side.

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Every Thanksgiving table needs a centerpiece, and vegan Thanksgiving is no exception. Enjoy this selection of delicious vegan main courses for your celebration!

For more vegan holiday main course ideas, check out my post with 45 vegan Christmas dinner main course recipes.

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Vegan Turkey

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If you can't imagine your Thanksgiving table without turkey, this vegan turkey recipe is for you! Infused with traditional Thanksgiving dinner flavors, it needs to be prepared 24 hours in advance to allow the flavors to blend.

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The Best Vegan Turkey Roast

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Turn up the drama at your vegan Thanksgiving table by serving this show-stopping vegan turkey roast! Made with chickpeas and seitan, this is an easy, delicious recipe that comes together in under 2 hours.

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Vegan Lentil Meatloaf

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This classic vegan lentil loaf has a texture similar to traditional, meat-based meatloaves. Loaded with flavor, plant-based protein and fiber for an ultimate Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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Lentil Mushroom Loaf (Gluten Free)

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Another lovely vegan Thanksgiving loaf: this lentil mushroom meatloaf has the familiar flavors and textures of a meat-based meatloaf, but is completely plant-based. Great topped with tomato glaze (pictured) or with your favorite BBQ sauce.

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Vegan Lentil Meatloaf Muffins

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If a whole-sized meatloaf sounds like too much for you, these muffin-sized mini veggie meatloaves are just what you need! Loaded with lentils and veggies, finished with a delicious balsamic ketchup glaze.

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Vegan Holiday Chickpea Veggie Loaf (Gluten Free)

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If lentils aren't your thing, this vegan holiday chickpea loaf is worth a try. Packed with veggies, chickpeas, and traditional Thanksgiving spices, this veggie meatloaf is naturally gluten free and nut free.

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Vegan Nut Roast (Gluten Free)

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Another stellar gluten free Thanksgiving veggie loaf: this delicious vegan nut roast uses a combination of nuts to add some crunch, and sun-dried tomatoes for some extra depth of flavor.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Paprika

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This dramatic whole roasted cauliflower makes a great alternative to veggie loaves as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Just rub it with spices and oil, roast in the oven, and you're done!

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Vegan Crispy Black Pepper Cauliflower Steaks

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Smothered in a delicious mushroom gravy, these crispy vegan black pepper cauliflower steaks make a great Thanksgiving entree if you want to make individually portioned servings for your guests.

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Vegan Mushroom Seitan Roast

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This classic Thanksgiving seitan roast is infused with mushrooms for a delicious flavor and texture. It makes amazing leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches too!

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Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf (Gluten Free)

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This delicious vegan Thanksgiving meatless loaf is made without lentils. Instead, it uses cooked sweet potato, beans and tofu as a base. Cooked on a baking sheet instead of a loaf pan, it develops a lovely crust all over as it bakes.

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Vegan Holiday Pie with Hot Water Pastry

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This dramatic vegan holiday pie makes a beautiful centerpiece at any Thanksgiving of Christmas table. It may be a bit involved to make, but definitely worth the effort.

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Vegan Mushroom Wellington

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This dramatic vegan mushroom Wellington will make a show-stopping centerpiece at your Thanksgiving dinner! Whole portobello mushrooms are enveloped in caramelized onions and spinach, then wrapped in flaky vegan puff pastry.

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Vegan Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash

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This gorgeous stuffed roasted butternut squash is a vegan take on the famous turducken. Roasted butternut squash halves are stuffed with a delicious wild rice-based filling, then tied together and baked to perfection.

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Seitan Roast Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms

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This delicious vegan seitan roast is full of Thanksgiving-inspired flavors. The veggie filling is made with mushrooms, walnuts, dried cranberries, infused with aromatic sage and thyme.

Vegan Thanksgiving Sauces and Gravy

Delicious vegan sauces and gravy recipes to "tie together" your Thanksgiving feast.

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

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If you've always loved store-bought cranberry sauce, you'll love this homemade version even more! This cranberry sauce can be made with fresh or frozen berries in 15 minutes or less.

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3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce

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A citrus-y spin on the traditional cranberry sauce: this cranberry orange sauce has a perfect balance of sweet and tart. It goes really well with just about any Thanksgiving dish.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Butter

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Use your slow cooker to make this 4-ingredient cranberry apple butter, and save yourself time and effort when whipping up your vegan Thanksgiving feast.

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Vegan Shiitake Mushroom Gravy (Gluten-Free)

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This flavorful vegan mushroom gravy is made with a combination of shiitake mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and aromatic fall herbs. If available, use fresh herbs to maximize the flavor.

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911 Vegan Gravy (Oil-Free, Gluten-Free)

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If you aren't a big fan of mushrooms but still want a delicious gravy at your vegan Thanksgiving table, make a note of this quick 5-ingredient vegan gravy recipe. Made without the usual gravy staples (mushrooms, onions, garlic) but still loaded with flavor.

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Garlicky Vegan Gravy

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Another delicious vegan gravy for your Thanksgiving table. This garlicky vegan gravy is made without mushrooms, yet has a beautifully deep color thanks to the use of soy sauce.

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Hope you saved some room for dessert! Enjoy this collection of delicious vegan Thanksgiving desserts, from classic pumpkin pie to apple crisp and beyond.

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Homemade Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

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This delicious vegan pumpkin pie is made with just 9 ingredients, has a rich, smooth texture, and is naturally gluten-free. Both vegans and omnivores will enjoy!

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

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The classic Southern dessert gets a vegan makeover: this vegan sweet potato pie is as delicious as its traditional version, yet it's made with no eggs or dairy.

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Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

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This delicious vegan double layer pumpkin cheesecake has a layer of classic cheesecake on the bottom, and a pumpkin-spiced layer on top.

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The Best Vegan Pecan Pie

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This stunning vegan pecan pie has a delicious, caramel-like filling mixed with oven-toasted pecans, and a flaky golden crust that'll send all of your Thanksgiving dinner guests for seconds!

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Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free)

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If you like chocolate but want to keep your vegan Thanksgiving dessert seasonal, you'll love this vegan chocolate pumpkin pie. It's deliciously rich and chocolatey, plus it's gluten free!

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Vegan No-Bake Mini Pecan Pie Tarts

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These no-bake vegan mini pecan pie tarts will save lots of time and effort If baking a whole pecan pie sounds like too much work. Better yet, they're refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.

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Vegan Apple Meringue

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This vegan apple meringue combines flavorful stewed apples with light, airy whipped aquafaba topping for a delicious and light dessert for your vegan Thanksgiving. Gluten free, dairy free, egg free.

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Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

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This gorgeous vegan no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is guaranteed to wow your guests at your vegan Thanksgiving party. This recipe is grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.

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Vegan Pear Crisp (Gluten Free, Oil Free)

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Tender, sweet baked pears are topped with crunchy oat and nut-based topping in this delicious vegan pear crisp. Perfect for the holidays or any time of the year. Vegan, gluten free, oil free.

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Vegan Hazelnut Apple Crisp

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This date-sweetened, refined sugar free vegan apple crisp uses hazelnuts in the topping to add a rich flavor and crunchy texture. Made with just 10 ingredients!

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The Best Vegan Apple Crisp

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This absolutely decadent vegan apple crisp tastes like caramel apples thanks to the use of coconut sugar. Made in just one bowl!

Yield: 10 servings

80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

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When you have 80+ best vegan Thanksgiving recipes to choose from, you can create an amazing vegan holiday dinner menu that both your vegan and omnivore guests will enjoy! This is a sample vegan Thanksgiving menu that uses recipes mentioned in this post.

Prep Time45 minutes

Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Appetizer: Savory Mushroom and Quinoa-stuffed Mini Pumpkins
  • Soup: Butternut Squash Almond Bisque
  • Veggie side dish: Smoky Roasted Vegan Brussels Sprouts
  • Potato side dish: Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing: Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing
  • Main dish: Mushroom Seitan Roast
  • Sauces: 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • Dessert: Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Instructions

  1. Make Savory Mushroom and Quinoa-stuffed Mini Pumpkins following the recipe instructions.
  2. Make Butternut Squash Almond Bisque following the recipe instructions.
  3. Make Smoky Roasted Vegan Brussels Sprouts following the recipe instructions.
  4. Make Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Mashed Potatoes following the recipe instructions.
  5. Make Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing following the recipe instructions.
  6. Make Mushroom Seitan Roast following the recipe instructions.
  7. Make 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce following the recipe instructions.
  8. Make Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake following the recipe instructions.
  9. Prepare to wow your guests with all of these prepared dishes at your vegan Thanksgiving dinner!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 platter

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 293Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g

These numbers are approximate. Please refer to each recipe separately for the most accurate nutrition information.

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