100+ Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

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by Sil Pancho

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11.03.2021


Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Looking for some vegan deliciousness for your feast? This amazing collection of over 100(!) vegan Thanksgiving recipes has everything you need for an amazing plant-based holiday meal.

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

November is here and the holidays are right around the corner. Have you started planning your dinner yet? I’m here to help, with this massive collection of vegan Thanksgiving recipes.

I’ve got more on the way, and I’ll continue to add them as the holiday approaches, so check back from time to time as you put your menu together. And after Thanksgiving is over and you’re ready to start thinking about the big year-end holidays, be sure to check out my collection of delicious vegan holiday recipes!

And to make this list easy to navigate, here’s an index! Click on any of the headings in the index to jump right to that section of the round-up.

And on to the list!

Appetizers

It wouldn’t be a party without some pre-dinner snacks! Keep your guests happy before the big meal with any of these vegan dips, cheeses and finger foods.

Vegan Dips & Cheeses

Dips are always a crowd-pleaser! Keep it simple with some hummus, or go adventurous with a vegan cheese and some crackers or bread.

Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball

Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball on a Plate with Crackers and Rosemary

Caramelized Onion Hummus

Vegan Swiss Cheese Fondue

Cashew Camembert

Vegan Mushroom Pâté

Sweet, Smoky and Savory Butternut Squash Hummus

Finger Foods

These little nibbles are just as cute as they are delicious.

Vegan Spinach Puffs

Vegan Spinach Puffs in a Muffin Tin

Tempeh Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Vegan Stuffed Phyllo Cigars

Vegan Mini Spinach Quiches

Mushroom Crostini with Herbed Cashew Cheese

Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiked Apple Sauce

Soups

A warm and cozy bowl of soup is the perfect way to start a meal when it’s cold outside. Go traditional with a squash or veggie-based soup, or really impress your guests with one of the super-decadent creamy soups lower down on the list.

Squash Soups

Squash soups get their very own category when it comes to vegan Thanksgiving recipes.

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Bowl of Vegan Butternut Squash Soup on a Wooden Surface with Bread on the Side.

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Soup

Red Lentil Butternut Squash Soup with Curry Croutons

Miso Kabocha Squash Soup with Maple Roasted Walnuts

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Bisque with Maple Cinnamon Tempeh Croutons

Veggie Soups

I really like starting my Thanksgiving dinner with a veggie-packed soup. It helps to get something nutritious into my belly and prevents me from overdoing it later on when the main meal is served.

Quinoa & Lentil Cabbage Roll Soup

Vegan Cabbage Roll Soup in a Pot with Serving Spoon

Rosemary, Red Bean & Kale Soup

Chai-Spiced Apple Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Soups

Since Thanksgiving is in fact a once a year meal, it’s totally understandable that you may want to indulge in a thick and creamy bowl of soup. The good news is that all of these are made without dairy! Most are cashew-based, but if you’re looking for a nut-free soup try the Creamy Mushroom & Wild Rice or the Roasted Garlic Potato Leek Soup.

Creamy Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Wild Rice Soup in a Bowl with Water Glass and Spoon

Creamy Kale Soup with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Creamy Vegan Mushroom & Barley Soup

Roasted Garlic Potato Leek Soup

Vegan Cheddar Beer Soup

Classic Vegan Potato Soup

Creamy Vegan Tomato Bisque

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Rosemary White Bean Soup

Creamy Vegan Potato Soup with Kale and Smoked Almonds

Blackened Cauliflower Soup

Main Dishes

Savory Pies

What’s the best way to ensure zero complaints about serving a meatless main dish? Put it in a pie! Seriously, have you ever heard anyone complain about having to eat pie? I didn’t think so!

Savory Lentil Mushroom Vegan Hand Pies

Lentil Mushroom Hand Pies on a Plate with Rosemary and Gravy Bowl in the Background

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan French Onion Pot Pie

Creamy Cauliflower Cobbler

Chickpea Ragout Pot Pie

Vegan Cheese & Onion Pie

Spinach & Mushroom Vegan Puff Pastry Quiches

Vegan Chicken Pot Pie

Vegan Potato Leek Quiche

Vegan Loaves

I only have a few loaf recipes (so far), but they’re all pretty killer. For something traditional(ish) try the (Almost) Classic Chickpea Meatloaf. The Mushroom Dill Red Lentil Roast is perfect if you’d like something adventurous.

(Almost) Classic Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf

Overhead View of a Partially Sliced Vegan Chickpea Meatloaf

Mushroom Dill Red Lentil Roast

Savory Vegan Nut Roast

Italian-Style Vegan Meatloaf Muffins

Holiday-Worthy Pastas

What makes a pasta dish holiday-worthy? It has to be super hearty, with cheesy (vegan) filling or creamy sauce, and bold flavors. All of these pastas fit the bill!

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff in a Skillet with Serving Spoon

Vegan Stuffed Shells Florentine

Pea Pesto Stuffed Shells

Vegan Manicotti with Blush Sauce and Kale

Vegan Gnocchi with Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Lasagna

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Walnuts & Kale

Fried Gnocchi with Mushrooms

Vegan Lasagna Primavera with Pesto Cashew Cream Sauce

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

Stews

Stews aren’t exactly traditional as Thanksgiving main dishes, but then again, neither is just about anything vegan. It just so happens that savory stews make perfect holiday main dishes.

Eggplant Bourguignon

Eggplant Bourguignon in a Bowl with Water Glass and Spoon

Wild Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Polenta

Vegan Rosemary Chicklins & Dumplings Stew

Portobello Mushroom Beef Stew

Veggie-Based Mains

The trick to creating a perfect vegan holiday main dish around vegetables? Use super hearty veggies like portobello mushrooms, winter squash, eggplant and cauliflower!

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash on a Plate with Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Sauce

Whiskey Peppercorn Portobello Steaks

Walnut and Wild Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Quinoa & Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Vegan Eggplant Moussaka

Garlic & Herb Crusted Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes That Defy Categorization

I have a few dishes that just don’t fit in any of the main dish categories I listed above, but I couldn’t possibly leave them out.

Vegan Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

Crispy Tofu Steaks with Caramelized Onion Gravy

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Risotto

Vegan Vegetable Wellington

Butternut Squash Risotto

Sides

Sides are such an important part of a vegan Thanksgiving feast! After all, most of us have had the experience of creating a meal entirely of sides at some point or another, right? And that’s not so bad, as long as the sides are delicious!

Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes

These vegan potato and sweet potato dishes are super delicious and decadent — you’ll never, ever miss the dairy!

Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Bowl of Vegan Mashed Potatoes on a Wooden Surface

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Vegan Cornflake Potato Casserole​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble Topping

Vegan Roasted Garlic & Dill Mashed Red Potatoes

Vegan Candied Yams

Marshmallow Topped Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

Truffled Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Brûléed Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Gravy

For years I ate naked mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, and that’s just wrong. Especially since vegan gravy is so easy to make! I’ve just got two recipes at this point, but both are easy and scrumptious enough to please vegans and omnivores alike.

Super Simple Vegan Gravy

Vegan Gravy Being Poured on a Mound of Mashed Potatoes

Whiskey Mushroom Gravy

Veggies

You’ve got to at least include some veggies in your feast. Serve the Dijon Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and they just might be the first thing on the table to disappear.

Vegan Creamed Corn

Bowl of Vegan Creamed Corn with Napkin in the Background

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Dijon Brussels Sprouts

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Coconut Bacon

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Casserole​​​​​​​

Vegan Creamed Spinach

Apple Cider Tahini Slaw

Roasted Brussels Sprouts (4 Ways!)

Creamy Vegan Kale

Cranberries

It’s time to ditch the canned cranberry sauce. These vegan cranberry dishes are easy and a thousand times more delicious.

Orange Cranberry Crisp

Orange Cranberry Crisp on a Plate with Fork, Spoon and Water Glass

Spicy Cranberry Apple Sauce

Spiced Wine Cranberry Sauce

Other Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Stuffing, muffins, biscuits, bread, and rice! If your meal still doesn’t seem complete, round it out with one or two of these.

Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms & Pecans

A Bowl of Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Pecans with Serving Spoon

Butternut Squash Jeweled Rice

Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits​​​​​​​

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Risotto

Whole Wheat Olive Oil Beer Bread

Olive Rosemary Focaccia

Tempeh Sausage & Kale Stuffing

Vegan Corn Muffins

Classic Vegan Mac & Cheese

Vegan Cornbread

Rosemary Pumpkin Biscuits

Perfect Vegan Stuffing

Vegan Corny Corn Muffins

Desserts

Dessert is my favorite course to wow everyone with. There so many vegan sweets that are super decadent and nobody would ever guess they were made without eggs or dairy! For a traditional feast, choose one of the pie recipes, or for something different serve up some Thanksgiving doughnuts.

Vegan Pies

Everyone craves pie on Thanksgiving, so I highly recommend putting at least one of these on the menu. I even have a homemade vegan pie crust recipe that works with any of these pies.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Slice of Vegan Pumpkin Pie Topped with Whipped Topping and Cinnamon.

Chai-Spiced Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Vegan Chocolate Pecan Pie

Vegan Apple Pie

Vegan Pecan Pie

Vegan Custard Pie

Festive (and Delicious!) Vegan Cakes

If pie is the number one traditional Thanksgiving dessert, cake has to come in a close second. These are a few of my most festive cake recipes on the blog, so they’re perfect for holiday celebrations.

Vegan Mocha Layer Cake

Hand With Fork Scooping out a Bit of Vegan Mocha Layer Cake

Vegan Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan Spice Cake

Mulled Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Ganache Frosting

Rosemary Lemon Vegan Pound Cake

The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Vegan Cheesecakes

Dairy-free cheesecake is a thing, and I’ve used it to fool many non-vegans. These vegan cheesecakes will have everyone at your table asking for the recipe.

Vegan Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

Two Slices of Vegan Mocha Swirl Cheesecake on Plates with a Coffee Cup

Caramel Apple Vegan No-Bake Cheesecake

Mini Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crusts

Doughnuts

Yup, I made a doughnuts category on my Thanksgiving page! I realized I was accumulating quite a few fall-inspired doughnut recipes that work perfectly for the holiday meal.

Vegan Apple Crumble Doughnuts

Stack of Vegan Apple Crumble Doughnuts with Coffee Cup and Apples in the Background

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

Chai Golden Milk Doughnuts

Vegan Gingerbread Doughnuts with Apple Cider Glaze

Other Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

I couldn’t leave out the Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies or the Pumpkin Gingersnap Tiramisu, so I gave them their own category. I’ll keep adding a new oddball vegan Thanksgiving desserts to this one as they come up.

Vegan Apple Crisp

Bowl of Vegan Apple Crisp and Ice Cream with Apples and Baking Dish in the Background

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Vegan Pumpkin Gingersnap Tiramisu

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Leftovers

With all that vegan food you just cooked, you’re bound to have more leftovers than you know what to do with. Hopefully this will help!

Hot Open-Faced Vegan Turkey & Gravy Sandwich on a Plate with Fork and Water Glass

Hot Open-Faced Vegan Turkey Sandwiches

Cheesy Vegan Mashed Potato Pancakes

Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Mashed Potato Enchiladas

Video!

Check out my video showing you how to prepare 4 of my favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes: Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball, Vegan Chickpea Meatloaf, Whiskey Mushroom Gravy, and Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pie!

Vegan Thanksgiving Menus

Need some help finding the winning combination of vegan Thanksgiving dishes? I can help! I put together 4 delicious vegan Thanksgiving menus.

Like these recipes? If so, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, or subscribe to my newsletter. And please stop back and leave me a review and rating below if you make any of them!





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