30+ Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes (Mains, Sides, Dessert, and More!)

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Get ready for the holiday season with these 30+ delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes! This list includes everything you’ll need for the perfect Thanksgiving table: apps, sides, mains, and (of course) dessert! Just a warning, your mouth will likely start to water when you see these delicious recipes!

❓Quick FAQ

What can replace turkey as the main dish?

There are many alternatives, such as a stuffed acorn squash, lentil loaf, or a vegan roast made from seitan or soy. These options can be just as flavorful and satisfying. See below under “Mains” for all the inspiration!

What’s the best way to accommodate various dietary preferences at the same table?

It’s always a good idea to communicate with your guests beforehand and ask about any dietary restrictions. Plan a diverse menu that includes vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous options so that everyone can enjoy a satisfying meal.

Are there vegan alternatives for traditional sides like stuffing and mashed potatoes?

Absolutely! For stuffing, you can use vegetable broth and load it with veggies, nuts, and herbs (see recipe below). Mashed potatoes can be made with plant-based milk and vegan butter for a creamy texture (see recipe below).


Turkey Fruit Tray

Your family and guests will love this this cute fruit turkey tray at your holiday buffet table. It’s filled with fresh fruit such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, orange slices, apples, bananas, and a juicy pear half. This edible centerpiece will be a hit amongst adults and kids!

Total Time: 30 minutes

Outrageously Good Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip in a bread bowl will be a guest favorite as an app before Thanksgiving. It’s creamy, cheesy, gooey, and so good!

Total Time: 50 minutes

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

Cozy up this fall season with the perfect dip! This creamy pumpkin hummus will satisfy all your fall cravings with spices like cinnamon and cumin blended with creamy pumpkin and chickpeas. You’ll fall in love with this hummus with each savory & sweet bite!

Total Time: 10 minutes

pumpkin hummus in a bowl with a hand dipping pita into it.

Mushroom Crostini

This vegan mushroom crostini recipe is an easy and impressive appetizer perfect for holidays with a crunchy baguette topped with vegan mozzarella, sweet caramelized onions, and mushrooms.

Total Time: 1 hour

Vegan Cheese Board

Learn how to build a vegan cheese board that is a fun appetizer guests will love! This guide includes suggestions for the best vegan cheeses and other festive touches to your board.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

These savory vegan stuffed mushrooms are a perfect appetizer for the holiday season with a cheesy ricotta, spinach, garlic, and vegan parmesan topping.

Total Time: 40 minutes

Creamy Cranberry Jalopeño Dip

This Cranberry Jalapeno Dip is creamy, sweet, tangy, a little spicy and a new fan-favorite holiday appetizer or snack! Serve it up with tortilla chips or whole grain crackers.

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


The Best Vegan Stuffing

Dive into a comforting bowl of the best vegan stuffing! This is great for Thanksgiving or Christmas with healthy, wholesome ingredients and tastes amazing!

Total Time: 50 minutes

Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes

This is the best dairy-free scalloped potatoes recipe with a rich and creamy cheesy flavour (without any cheese or dairy!)

Total Time: 50 minutes

Roasted Pesto Potatoes

These flavorful oven roasted pesto potatoes only require 3 ingredients and are filled with flavor. These pair well with many main dishes and will be a fan-favorite at the dinner table.

Hint: Make sure to choose dairy-free pesto if vegan

Total Time: 30 minutes

Vegan and Gluten-Free Cornbread

This easy vegan gluten free cornbread has a soft, delicious texture with a crisp outer crumb, and flavorful corn kernels. This is the perfect for pairing with many different main dishes at Thanksgiving.

Total Time: 35 minutes

Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli (Broccolini)

Roasted tenderstem broccoli (also known as broccolini or baby broccoli) is a delicious, crisp side dish that requires only a few simple ingredients to make.

Total Time: 27 minutes

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Caramelized Pecans

This vegan sweet potato casserole with caramelized pecans will be the star of the show at your Thanksgiving gathering! Each bite of the creamy sweet potatoes with the crunchy, melt-in-your mouth caramelized pecan topping will have you seeking out seconds before they’re gone.

Total Time: ~1 hour

the vegan sweet potato casserole in a large casserole dish with a spoon scooping into it.

Fall Farro Salad with Butternut Squash

Dive into the cozy fall season with this fall farro salad that is a flavorful lunch or side dish for the holidays. The chewy farro with caramelized butternut squash marry perfectly with crumbly feta, sweet cranberries, and crunchy nuts.

Total Time: 35 minutes

fall farro salad in a bowl with a large brown spoon.

Spiced Brandied Cranberry Sauce

This spiced brandied cranberry sauce is bursting with warm spices, lively fresh orange, dark brown sugar, and hints of boozy brandy. This will be a fan favorite on your holiday table that you will want to make each year!

Total Time: 35 minutes

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

These vegan mashed potatoes are a fan-favorite side dish. They are soft and fluffy and pair perfectly with other main dishes. And the great part- no one will be able to tell its vegan!

Total Time: 35 minutes

Kale Butternut Squash Salad

This vibrant kale butternut squash salad is the perfect fall side dish for the holidays. Kale is tossed with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, and feta for a hearty salad.

Hint: Substitute regular feta with vegan feta in the recipe.

Total Time: 40 minutes

Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese (No Cashews)

This vegan mac and cheese will be the star on your Thanksgiving table with a rich and creamy vegan cheese sauce. No need for cashews or fancy expensive vegan cheeses! This recipe uses veggies to create a dreamy sauce that’s so good you will want to lick the bowl!

Total Time: 40 minutes

This is a photo of a spoonful of mac and cheese.

Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts are a crunchy, insanely flavorful side dish that will have everyone going up for seconds! With a deep caramelization from roasting and the tangy sweetness of balsamic reduction, this dish is filled with so much flavor.

Total Time: 25 minutes

Vegan Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

These vegan Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed shells are cheesy, creamy, chewy, and garlicky. Made with a homemade vegan ricotta spread, pumpkin, and the best garlic béchamel sauce!

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash filled with quinoa stuffing flavored with cranberries and pecans and makes for a great side dish at your Thanksgiving table.

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Easy Vegan Gravy(Oil-Free)

This vegan gravy recipe is rich and creamy and super savory. It’s a great addition to your holiday meals!

Total Time: 10 minutes


Vegan Mushroom Wellington

This flavorful vegan mushroom Wellington is a tasty plant-based twist on the classic Wellington with mushrooms, herbs, and a flaky pastry crust!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Vegan Shepards Pie

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie is a cozy and comforting dish made with lentils, mushrooms and a creamy vegan mashed potato topping.

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Impossible Meatloaf

This Impossible Meatloaf is a twist on the classic meatloaf, but made with Impossible Burger Meat! It’s high in protein and will be the most realistic Vegan Meatloaf you’ve ever made!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Seitan Turkey

This home cooked Seitan Turkey is packed with flavor and has an awesome meaty texture. This is the perfect holiday centerpiece and is a great substitute for the classic turkey!

Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Cauliflower Lentil Loaf

This Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf mimics the classic meatloaf with no meat, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free. Even meat eaters will be impressed!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Holiday Vegan Roast

A delicious, hearty, festive vegan roast with a meaty texture and filled with spices and herbs.

Total Time: 45 minutes


Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake

This moist, fluffy, decadent pumpkin spice cake is great during the fall season! You will love the flavorful cream cheese frosting (and so will your guests!)

Total Time: 45 minutes

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

This Vegan Pumpkin Pie is a must-have on holiday dessert table! This is an easy recipe that everyone will love. All you have to do is blend up the filling, pour into your crust, bake, chill till set, and enjoy!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Vegan Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This fall-inspired pumpkin bread pudding is made with a delicious pumpkin coconut pudding base and is a popular holiday brunch or dessert recipe. You can even make it ahead of time and pop in the oven right before!

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Apple Crumble Cheesecake

This fluffy baked apple crumble cheesecake is crowned with a mouthwatering layer of spiced apple crumble perfection. Your guests will fall in love with this cheesecake, and definitely be asking for the recipe!

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Classic Vegan Apple Pie

This incredible vegan apple pie will be a classic favorite at your Thanksgiving table. Sweet spiced apples in a buttery, flaky crust…this is a slice of heaven!

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake is packed with pumpkin flavor and spices, has a crunchy ginger cookie crust and optional caramel pecan topping. This is perfect for the fall season!

Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes (Most of it is resting time)

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Vegan sweet potato pie is a delicious treat for the holidays! It’s smooth a sweet with a spiced sweet potato filled and a homemade buttery crust.

Total Time: 55 minutes

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