If you’ve recently gone plant based and wondering what you’ll eat this Thanksgiving, I’ve got the very BEST vegan Thanksgiving recipes for you! Whether you’re a vegan newbie or veteran, there’s something here for everyone!
This Plant Based Thanksgiving recipe collection was originally published in October 2019. It has been updated to include more recipes, additional content and photos.
Cooking a vegan Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be stressful. This list of delicious plant based Thanksgiving recipes has everything you’ll need from soups, main dishes, sides, and of course, dessert.
What do people eat for Thanksgiving?
Traditionally, a Thanksgiving lunch or dinner includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cornbread, gravy, cranberry sauce, PIE and all things pumpkin!
And I’ve got GREAT news! I have vegan recipes to replace ALL of these favourites! Woohoo!
What is vegan turkey?
Of course turkey is not actually vegan. I know many disagree with calling plant based foods by their traditional non-vegan names.
I get it…but here me out.
Think back to when you first starting exploring plant based foods and trying to figure out what to eat and make. I know I can’t be the only one who’s searched the web for “vegan chicken burgers“, “vegan meatballs” or “vegan orange chicken“.
Am I right?
So vegan turkey?
You’ve got store bought options, often made from soy or wheat gluten and shaped like a roast.
BUT, if you’re looking for homemade (which is probably what led you here to the BEST vegan Thanksgiving recipes), you’ve come to the right place.
What you’ll find here
- Plant based recipes that are PERFECT for Thanksgiving.
- All are vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, and many are gluten free and oil free, too.
Make sure you’ve got soup on your vegan Thanksgiving menu. A nice warm bowl to start your meal, filled with autumn flavours.
Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Carrot Cauliflower Soup w/ Dill & Sage
Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Roasted Beet Soup w/ Dill
Now for the filling and satisfying main course. Who says it’s not Thanksgiving without turkey? These options are not only filling and satisfying, but flavourful, and delicious! Check them out.
“Turkey” Roast with Mushrooms [Seitan]
Chickpea Meatloaf w/ Smoky Maple Glaze
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
The BEST Vegan Lasagna
Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese
Holiday Roast by Seven Roses
Stove Top Stuffing
Sides + Gravies
Compliment your main dish with some of these incredible vegan thanksgiving recipes that make perfect accompaniments.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes [NO Drain!]
Oil Free Cornbread
Maple Garlic Baby Carrots
Air Fryer Carrots [Two Ways!]
Miso Gravy [in 10 mins!]
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Cranberry Broccoli Salad w/ Poppy Seed Dressing
Sweet Potato Cubes [Two Ways]
Air Fryer Butternut Squash [Two Ways]
Now, what you’ve all been waiting for! Some of the best desserts perfect for a plant based Thanksgiving. The perfect end, to a perfect meal.
Pumpkin Spice Dessert Hummus
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthier Vegan Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Vegan Pumpkin Donuts
Pecan Butter Cookies
Vegan Pumpkin Pie by Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Pumpkin Nice Cream [Tastes like pumpkin pie!]
Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Hope you’ve found tons of new recipes to try that are absolutely perfect for a plant based Thanksgiving.
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