100 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

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The BEST vegan Thanksgiving recipes - a roundup of 100 Thanksgiving recipes to serve at your next holiday meal. From appetizers to desserts, you'll find exactly what you need right here. 100% plant-based!

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This post was originally published on 11/8/2016.

Happy November, friends!

With so much to be thankful for I want to honor this holiday the best way I know how: with food! Lots and lots of it.

I’ve rounded up 100 vegan Thanksgiving recipes to help you serve the most incredible plant-based holiday meal. I've broken down the round-up into 10 categories: Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Condiments, Bread, Vegetables, Stuffing, Potatoes & Yams, Main Dishes, and Desserts.

With recipes from my favorite bloggers, I am certain you'll find everything you need to create the perfect plant-based holiday meal.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizers

Any good Thanksgiving meal should start with appetizers. When I think about Thanksgiving appetizers, I think about decadent dips and spreads, plant-based cheeses, and olive plates. Celebrate the harvest with these simple starters.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Salads

Thanksgiving is all about harvest and harvest starts with salad! Make sure to get your fresh greens this holiday season with spinach salads and kale salads topped with seasonal fruits and veggies, a variety of nuts, and the perfect homemade salad dressing.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving salads.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Soups

When it comes to your Thanksgiving meal, you can't forget about the soup! Soups are a great way to celebrate the harvest by adding a ton of vegetables. Purées, chilis, and bean soups all make great accompaniments to your Thanksgiving feast.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving soups.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Condiments

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without your condiments. Make sure to fill your table with homemade cranberry sauce, vegan gravy, mushroom pate, and pumpkin butter.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving condiments.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Breads

Perhaps the best part of any holiday meal is the bread! Warm homemade rolls, buttery biscuits, pumpkin muffins...so good! And of course, any complete table must have a loaf of sweet and gooey monkey bread.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving breads.

Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffings & Dressings

Who doesn't love stuffing? Bread tossed with nuts, vegetables, and spices and baked together in perfect harmony. And the best part, these stuffing recipes are cooked without a turkey! Just fresh wholesome ingredients straight from the oven.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving stuffing and dressing recipes.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Vegetables

Harvest is all about the vegetables! Make sure to get your greens this holiday season with a variety of seasonal vegetables. Fill your table with Brussels sprouts, green beans, and roasted carrots. Learn how to roast any vegetable to add to your table this year.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving vegetable sides.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Potatoes & Yams

My favorite part of any holiday meal is the potatoes. And there are so many ways to serve them. Sweet potato casserole, classic mashed potatoes, or for a low carb option, mashed cauliflower "potatoes". Wanna try something really impressive? Check out these Maple Pecan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes!

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving potato recipes.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Now it's time to chose our main dish! Once you skip the turkey, you'll realize you don't even miss it! Fill up on plant-based entrées instead. From lentil loaf to portobello steaks to stuffed acorn squash, there are endless vegan entrée options.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving entrées.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

We've finally arrived at the best park. Thanksgiving dessert! From pies to cheesecakes to cobblers, there is something for everyone! No matter what else you eat, make sure to save room for dessert!

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts.

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Where do I get my holiday groceries?

This time of year is crazy and when it comes to holiday shopping, I like to avoid crowds. This is why I like to do all my holiday shopping (for non-perishables) at Thrive Market (<<affiliate link).

Thrive Market is an entirely zero waste company so you don't have to feel bad about stocking up on your holiday essentials. Thrive Market sells all organic, non-GMO products at 25-50% off retail price Better yet? With every member who joins Thrive Market, they sponsor a free membership to a low income family, public school teacher, military veteran, or first responder. Save money and do good! Now that's some holiday cheer.

When shopping, you can filter your search to “vegan” items only and you’ve got your own online vegan grocery store. Thrive Market has saved me a ton of money and time and I HIGHLY recommend checking it out.

Use my link and choose a FREE gift (up to $24 in value)with your order + a FREE 30-day trial to Thrive Market. (<<affiliate link)

There you have it! Make sure to check out my Thanksgiving menu + shopping list and scheduler as well!

Written by Sarah McMinn

If you give one of these recipes recipe a try, snap a photo and share it on Instagram. Make sure to tag @mydarlingvegan so I can see your creations!

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How do vegans celebrate Thanksgiving? ›

Seasonal vegetables like squash, beets, and mushrooms are key to making vegan-friendly dishes that are festive for Thanksgiving. Add quinoa, nuts, and beans (like chickpeas or lentils) to create satisfying entrées that everyone at the table will want to try.

How do you host a vegan Thanksgiving? ›

Traditional Sides Made Vegan
  1. Green Bean Casserole.
  2. Scalloped Potatoes.
  3. Vegan Gravy.
  4. Mashed Potatoes.
  5. Vegan Stuffing.
  6. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole.
  7. Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese.
  8. Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits.
Aug 30, 2022

What to eat for Thanksgiving if you don't like turkey? ›

Whatever the reason, here are 20 Thanksgiving recipes for a turkey-free table.
  • Roast Chicken With Maple Butter and Rosemary. Image. ...
  • Beef Wellington. Image. ...
  • Ombré Gratin. Image. ...
  • Skillet Pork Chops and Apples With Miso Caramel. Image. ...
  • Samosa Pie. Image. ...
  • Maple-Baked Salmon. Image. ...
  • Lasagna. Image. ...
  • Ina Garten's Make-Ahead Coquilles St.
Nov 10, 2022

What do vegans eat instead of turkey on Thanksgiving? ›

by Gardein

Other protein-filled vegan options that could replace turkey in your vegan Thanksgiving table are tempeh, tofu and seitan.

What does Christianity say about vegans? ›

Genesis 1 identifies human beings as uniquely images of God and grants them dominion over other animals, but the end of the chapter prescribes a vegan diet for humans, so this original dominion does not include permission to kill animals for food.

What can I serve to vegan guests? ›

Vegan dinner party recipes
  • Courgette curry. A star rating of 4.8 out of 5. ...
  • Beetroot & red onion tarte tatin. ...
  • Beetroot hummus party platter. ...
  • Italian-style roast cabbage wedges with tomato lentils. ...
  • App onlyWhole-roasted curried cauliflower & chickpeas. ...
  • Refried beans. ...
  • Vegan pie. ...
  • App onlyCreamy vegan wild mushroom risotto.

What is turkey like for vegans? ›

Staples like beans and rice are easy to find in most small shops, as well as in the big supermarkets, and they're cheap. Bulgar wheat is big in Turkey if you're into that, and oats are easy to find too. As I said, the fresh fruits and veggies are so good.

Do hospitals cater for vegans? ›

If you know that you're going into hospital, you can ring ahead to find out about their vegan offering. Call the switchboard, and ask for the catering department. Once you've made contact, find out the following information: The best member of ward staff to speak to about catering, such as the housekeeper.

What is the most unpopular Thanksgiving food? ›

The Most Disliked Traditional Thanksgiving Foods
  • Ham — 25.57%
  • Coleslaw — 25.57%
  • Pumpkin Pie — 24.28%
  • Mashed Potatoes — 18.66%
  • Macaroni and Cheese — 17.47%
  • Carrots — 16.98%
  • Apple Pie — 16.29%
  • Corn — 15.50%
Nov 21, 2023

What is the least liked Thanksgiving dish? ›

"For the third year in a row, cranberry sauce takes first place as the most disliked traditional Thanksgiving food. Over 31% of respondents, 82 million American adults, do not want cranberry sauce for their Thanksgiving dinner.

What is the most wanted alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving? ›

Cornish game hen, goose, duck, ham, beef, salmon, and mushroom recipes make worthy centerpieces for holiday meals.

How many sides should a Thanksgiving dinner have? ›

How many dishes should I serve with the turkey? For 4 people, choose 1-2 appetizers and 3 sides. For 8 people, choose 1-3 appetizers and 3 sides. For 16 people, choose 2-3 appetizers and 3 or more sides.

How to survive Thanksgiving as a vegan? ›

Eating Plant Based on Thanksgiving: A Survival Guide
  1. Give Your Host a Heads Up. ...
  2. Make a List of Thanksgiving Dishes You Can't Live Without. ...
  3. Bring Enough For Yourself and Everyone Else. ...
  4. You Don't have to Tell People it's Vegan. ...
  5. Keep Your Cool. ...
  6. Remember, It's Dinner, Not a Debate.
Nov 20, 2022

Why is November 1 vegan day? ›

History: World Vegan Day began on November 1, 1994, when 'The Vegan Society' was founded to encourage veganism and a plant-based diet by a vegan animal rights activist Louise Wallis when she was searching for a fitting venue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vegan Society, according to vegan-day.org.

How do vegans accommodate at a dinner party? ›

Make sure you're aware of any allergies ahead of time, so you can prepare dishes suitable for your guests' needs. Speak to your guests a few weeks before the event, and where possible create dishes that are suitable for all, so you avoid having to create different recipes for each person.


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