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 😉
Vegan Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels
These adorable pinwheels are filled with pumpkin and make the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving
Name something more comforting than a spinach artichoke dip?!
It's so easy to whip up a batch of homemade hummus. Perfect pairing with fresh veggies or pita chips.
Vegan Cheese Ball
A good cheese ball is practically mandatory for any festivity. So amazing that this recipe is vegan!
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
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
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
Simply substitute the butter for a vegan brand (such as Earth Balance) and you have yourself a super bougie side dish!
Baked sweet potatoes topped with a sugary, cinnamony pecan topping? Sign me up!
Simple Vegan Stuffing
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without stuffing!
These mashed potatoes feature chunky red potatoes and tons of roasted garlic. YUM!
Because mashed potatoes wouldn’t be complete without a vegan gravy.
These biscuits have all the buttery, flaky flavor of a biscuit while still holding it’s dairy-free status.
A classic shepherd's pie, but vegan! This makes a great entree for any Thanksgiving table.
Pot pies loaded with fresh veggies in a creamy sauce and topped with a layer of perfectly flaky pie crust. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Stuffed Squash with a wild rice filling makes a show-stopping Thanksgiving centerpiece that everyone will love!
Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells
Pasta as a main dish for Thanksgiving? Yes, Please! These squash stuffed shells are perfect for Fall dinner.
This recipe looks like all my favorite things rolled PUFF PASTRY! Perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving entrée
A classic pumpkin pie, but vegan! Plus, the flakey crust is to die for!
These bites are almost too cute to eat!
Foolproof Vegan Applesauce Spice Cake
This cake is so easy to make and is FULL of all the aromatic spices.
Cinnamon Baked Pears
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