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43 Mouth-Watering Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
Shifting the way we view meals and the composition of food on our plate is a big change when switching from the standard american diet(SAD) to a plant-based one. We’re so used to meat being the center of the meal while “side dishes” and vegetables (hopefully at least some) make an appearances only as accents to it. So it’s no wonder that when many people think of a vegan Thanksgiving plate they picture Tofurkey as being the only option. But these people would be sadly mistaken – and totally missing out!

That’s why I wanted to put together this list of amazingly creative – and compassionate – vegan Thanksgiving recipes that will make anyone’s mouth water. I’ve gathered recipes for everything “side dishes” to desserts to main courses (yes, vegan main courses DO exist). Also check out my list of must-have ingredients for Thanksgiving.

And if haven’t heard of the vegducken phenomenon, please google it right now! Or check out this article which is one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a while.

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes:

Main Course

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Course Recipes
Stuffed Delicata Squash
Roasted Root Vegetable Tamales
Cajun Deep Fried Tofurky with Okra Giblet Gravy
Walnut Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Vegan Kale Pierogi with Sweet Potato Filling
Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower (use vegan yogurt)


Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
Butternut Tots with Spicy Maple Mustard
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffing Poppers
Zucchini and Carrot Fritters (oil-free)

“Side” Dishes

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes - Sides
Vegan Stuffing/Dressing
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Vegan Candied Yams
Vegan Creamed Corn
Quinoa, Broccoli, and Vegan Cheese Casserole
Butternut Squash Mac N’ Cheese (use olive oil or vegan butter)
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Butternut Squash with Sage
Potato Portobello Mushroom Gratin
Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans

Breads and Rolls

vegan thanksgiving recipes bread and rolls
Hot Pretzel Challah Bread
Vegan Maple Dinner Rolls
Vegan Cornbread
Vegan Pumpkin Sage Biscuits

Dessert & Baked Goods

Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Squashducken (use vegan margarine or coconut oil instead of butter)
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars
Raw Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding
Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toppings & Garnishes

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes For Toppings and Garnishes
Homemade Vegan Butter!!!
Vegan Mushroom Gravy
Caramelized Onion Gravy (use vegan butter or olive oil)
French Fried Onions (use plant-based milk)
Cinnamon and Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Vegan Caramel Sauce (add to pretty much anything sweet…)
Homemade Vegan Marshmallows (or buy them here)
Vegan Whipped Cream


vegan thanksgiving recipes - beverages
Coconut Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
Pumpkin Spice Latte with Salted Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Hot Buttered Rum

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  • TomH

    It’s a good collection, but could you please remove the recipes that list non-vegan ingredients without listing a specific substitution? Such as the vegetable wellington one, which lists 1 egg and goat cheese. If someone is trying to accommodate a vegan at their meal and comes across these recipes, they may unknowingly serve eggs and dairy to vegans.

    • I found that recipe and so wanted to include it because it looked delicious. I had decided not to bother but somehow it ended up in there. Thanks for letting me know – I removed it!

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Slow Cooker Soy Chorizo Chili from @veggie__chick. Perfect falltime dinner, super easy and delish! Topped with organic corn chips (because organic means they're healthy right?! 😂)
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1/2 frozen banana
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The #vegan breakfast platter from the local diner. Pancakes, tofu scramble with queso and breakfast sausages #WhatVegansEat