20 Vegan Recipes to Make this Thanksgiving

A holiday with the nickname “turkey day” doesn’t sound vegan-friendly right off the bat! But plant-based eaters don’t have to skimp out on the most glutenous holiday of the year! Whether you are attempting an all-vegan spread or accommodating a fellow vegan in the friend circle or family, this list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes is sure to give you some inspiration!

When I think about a vegan Thanksgiving, the first thought that comes to mind is “how do you substitute a turkey?”

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because of the FOOD! Don’t sacrifice a good feast on the account of not eating animal products.

This list offers plenty of main dish options – as well as delicious sides and desserts to complete the vegan Thanksgiving.

I’ve organized this list from appetizers to desserts just in case your brain organizes food like that too 😉

pumpkin basil pinwheels by Elephantastic Vegan for vegan Thanksgiving appetizer recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels by Elephantastic Vegan

These adorable pinwheels are filled with pumpkin and make the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving

veagn charcuterie board by Plant Philosophy for Thanksgiving appetizer recipe

Vegan Charcuterie Board by Plant Philosophy

Keep your friends and family munching with this charcuterie board. Loaded with veggies, fruit, nuts, vegan cheeses, crackers, and spreads.

vegan scalloped potatoes by Nora Cooks for a Thanksgiving side dish recipe

Scalloped Potatoes by Nora Cooks

Potatoes are an all-around crowd pleaser for Thanksgiving and these scalloped potatoes are no exception! This is the perfect dish to play the “I can’t believe this is vegan” game.

butternut squash au gratin by Food With Feeling for Thanksgiving side dish

Butternut Squash Au Gratin by Food With Feeling

This side dish recipe is a great way to use butternut squash. Plus, who doesn’t love a dish baked with breadcrumbs?!

spicy bourbon glazed carrots by the Chunky Chef for a vegan Thanksgiving side dish

Spicy Bourbon Glazed Carrots by The Chunky Chef

Simply substitute the butter for a vegan brand (such as Earth Balance) and you have yourself a super bougie side dish!

vegan sweet potato casserole with maple pecan crumble

Sweet Potato Casserole by The Mindful Avocado

Baked sweet potatoes topped with a sugary, cinnamony pecan topping? Sign me up!

Green bean casserole by Hummusapien for vegan Thanksgiving side dish recipe

Green Bean Casserole by Hummusapian

Green bean casserole is one of my top favs for the holidays. I love this vegan version!

Vegan stuffing recipe by Minimalist Baker for Thanksgiving

Simple Vegan Stuffing by Minimalist Baker

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without stuffing just like a vegan feast wouldn’t be complete without a Minimalist Baker recipe.

bowl of vegan garlic mashed potatoes with red skins

Vegan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Mindful Avocado

These mashed potatoes feature chunky red potatoes and tons of roasted garlic. YUM!

Vegan Gravy by Mindful Avocado

Because mashed potatoes wouldn’t be complete without a vegan gravy.

closeup of vegan biscuit topped with fresh rosemary

Vegan Rosemary Biscuits by Mindful Avocado

These biscuits have all the buttery, flaky flavor of a biscuit while still holding it’s dairy-free status.

vegan lentil shephard's pie by Delish Knowledge for Thanksgiving main entree recipe

Vegan Lentil Shephard’s Pie by Delish Knowledge

This comfort English classic makes the perfect Thanksgiving main dish

cheezy tofu loaf by Woman in Real Life for vegan Thanksgiving main dish

Easy Cheezy Tofu Loaf by Woman in Real Life

Move over Tofurkey, we got a homemade tofu dish that’s perfect for the Holidays.

Stuffed acorn squash by Running With A Skirt for Thanksgiving main dish recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash by Running With a Skirt

Loaded with farro, cranberries, and walnuts this dish just tastes like Thanksgiving.

vegan butternut squash stuffed shells by Love & Lemons for Thanksgiving main dish recipe

Vegan Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells by Love & Lemons

Pasta as a main dish for Thanksgiving? Yes, Please! These squash stuffed shells are perfect for Fall dinner.

Vegetarian Wellington by Food with Feeling

This recipe looks like all my favorite things rolled PUFF PASTRY! Perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving entrée

vegan pecan pie

Vegan Pecan Pie by Mindful Avocado

There’s something about pecan pie that is so comforting and this vegan version looks like the perfect dessert recipe for Thanksgiving.

vegan apple spice cake with maple buttercream by Hot for Food for vegan Thanksgiving dessert

Vegan Apple Spice Cake with Maple Buttercream by Hot For Food

I think it’s in the name how insane this cake recipe is!

closeup of vegan mini pumpkin pies topped with whipped cream

Mini Pumpkin Pies by Mindful Avocado

These perfect bite-sized desserts are the best for a delicious vegan dessert. Plus, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without pumpkin pie!

cinnamon baked pears by Jessica in the Kitchen for vegan Thanksgiving dessert

Cinnamon Baked Pears by Jessica in the Kitchen

These baked pears look divine and are the best way to end a Thanksgiving feast!

There you have it! 20 recipes to inspire you this Thanksgiving

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Let me know in the comments below!

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