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 is everything you’ll need from appetizers, soups, mains, sides, and of course, desserts.
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 recipes to replace ALL of these things! Woo Hoo!
Okay, hold up, I think I know what you’re thinking now…
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, truly I do. But here me out.
Think back to when you just starting exploring plant based foods. When you were trying to figure out what to eat and what to 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 back to the question, what is a vegan turkey?
Store bought options are usually made from soy or wheat gluten and comes in a loaf or round shape, like a roast.
But of course, if you’re not down for store bought options (which is probably what led you here to the BEST plant based 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, all are dairy free, and many are gluten free and oil free, too.
Ready for this?
On to the recipes!
To get the recipe for anything pictured here, just click the image or link below it. Enjoy! 🙂
Appetizers and Dips
Start off your plant based Thanksgiving with a delicious dip or savoury autumn snack.
Pumpkin Spice Hummus
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Oil Free Cornbread
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
Now for the filling and satisfying main dishes. Who says it’s not Thanksgiving without turkey? These options are not only filling and satisfying, but flavourful, and darn delish! Check them out.
Chickpea Meatless Meatloaf w/ Smoky Maple Glaze
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese
Vegan Holiday Roast by Seven Roses
Vegan Stuffing by Strength and Sunshine
Compliment your main dish with some of these incredible vegan thanksgiving recipes that make perfect side dishes.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes NO Drain!
Vegan Onion Gravy
Vegan Creamed Corn
Air Fryer Carrots [Two Ways!]
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts Salad by A Virtual Vegan
Whisky Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes by Healthy Midwestern Girl
Now, what you’ve all been waiting for! Some of the best vegan desserts perfect for a plant based Thanksgiving. The perfect end, to a perfect meal.
Vegan Apple Bread
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Vegan Chocolate Pudding Pie by Sweet Vegan Sara
Vegan Pumpkin Pie by Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Hope you find tons of new recipes to try that are absolutely perfect for a plant based Thanksgiving.
If you can’t wait, just try them now!
I mean, these dishes are so good, they really do deserve to be enjoyed asap!
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