Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

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You're going to love this collection of 25 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes—from beverages to mains to desserts. You'll find some traditional recipes and some with a fall twist. Your table will be complete with colorful, flavorful, and peaceful food to celebrate this wonderful holiday.

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Thinking about hosting a Vegan Thanksgiving this year but not sure where to start? Sometimes it can be overwhelming especially if you have omnivore guests coming, too.

Well, don't worry, because this scrumptious selection of Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes will prepare you for the chow down and make everyone happy. Eatingvegan food on Thanksgiving doesn't mean that we have to missout. We just have to veganize some classics and bring some love to the table.

So yes, we can have savory stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, creamy green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. It's all delicious, satisfying,and cruelty-free!

Let's show our omni friends that we don't have to eat kale and tofu (which are both delicious) to celebrate the holiday. So, leave that ToFurkey at the store, and let's get down to business!

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Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizers

When your guests arrive, it's a good idea to have a few small bites out. It helps break the ice and gives you more time to prepare dinner. Here are some ideas:

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Cups

It's everyone's favorite dip but in a bite-size version. Just make the filling, then stuff it in phyllo shells, and bake for 10 minutes. So easy and so good!

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Vegan Cheddar Cheese

This Vegan Cheddar Cheese is smoky, sharp, and sliceable. It's a great choice for a snack board that includes sliced vegan meat such as vegan pepperoni along with crackers, nuts, veggies, fresh herbs, olives, or fruit.

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Crabless Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

These Crabless Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms are simple to make and are totally delicious! The filling has a crab-like texture and an ocean-like flavor that will wow your guests!

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Vegan Thanksgiving Soups

Fall-inspired soups are so cozy and perfect for your vegan Thanksgiving celebration. Serve as a starter or along with the other side dishes.

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect way to celebrate fall! It's warm-spiced, hearty, and oh-so-cozy!

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Vegan Potato Leek Soup

This version is made in an Instant Pot which is great because it will help free up space on your stove and it will keep the soup warm. You can even serve it right from the Instant Pot. If you don't have one, you can make my vegan potato leek soup stovetop version. You can make it the night before and just heat it up when you're ready.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

Traditional Thanksgivingsidessuch as mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and green bean casserole can all be veganized. Here's a list of my plant-based versions and some non-traditionalsides to choose from.

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Vegan Cornbread Stuffing

This Vegan Cornbread Stuffing is chock-full of autumn flavors and it'll be a hit at your holiday table. The combination of sautéed aromatics, savory vegan sausage, tart cranberries, and rustic cornbread will have them going back for seconds.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole is a must-have classic for your holiday table. It's warm-spiced, subtly sweet, and a real crowd favorite!

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

This Vegan Green Bean Casserole is a must for your holiday table. The tender veggies are wrapped in a savory mushroom sauce, topped with crispy fried onions, then baked until hot and bubbly.

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Vegan Miso Glazed Carrots

These Miso Glazed Carrots will liven up your holiday meal with the tastiest flavor combination. They come out of the oven perfectly roasted with a caramelized glaze that is zesty, subtly sweet, and filled with umami flavor!

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Apple Cranberry Sauce

This Apple Cranberry Sauce is bursting with mouth-watering flavors and has the perfect balance of sweet & tart. Your taste buds won't even know what hit 'em.

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Vegan Cornbread

Make your Thanksgiving meal complete with a warm batch of this delicious Vegan Cornbread. It's easy to make and bakes to golden perfection in just 20 minutes!

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Vegan Sourdoughbread Stuffing

This Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing tastes just like a classic stuffing recipe, but with a subtle zing in every bite. It's the perfect addition to your holiday table.

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Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole

This veggie-loaded Vegan Cauliflower Casserole is layered with ooey-gooey cheese, topped with buttery breadcrumbs and then baked to perfection. It's easy and delicious!

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy

Bring on the Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy! This traditional holiday goodness is so easy to make, super creamy, and comforting.

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Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

This Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food! It's loaded with rich, cheesy, and buttery goodness that'll have you coming back for seconds. It's perfect for holiday entertaining.

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No-Knead Artisan Bread

I'm not exactly sure if this Artisan Bread is considered a side, but it certainly fits in the must-make category. The crust is golden and crackly, while the inside is soft and fluffy. Plus, there's no kneading required and you can easily make this ahead.

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Main Dish Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Below, you'll find a delicious list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes that would be perfect to serve as the main course. They are all full-flavored, satisfying, andbeautiful!

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Vegan Holiday Roast

Make your festive dinner complete with this succulent Vegan Holiday Roast. It's filled with savory flavors and finished with a mouth-watering glaze.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Stuffed Acorn Squash is a great addition to your lineup of vegan Thanksgiving recipes. It's an all-in-one meal that's bursting with fall flavors. The savory goodness comes from sautéed onions, celery, mushrooms, and warm spices. Then it's balanced out with subtly sweet and tart flavors from apples and cranberries. The quinoa gives it a nice texture and lots of added protein. It's heavenly!

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Vegan Wellington

Impress your guests with this gorgeous Vegan Wellington! The filling is meaty, satisfying, and ever-so-tasty! It's surprisingly easy to make too!

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Vegan Meatless Loaf

This Mushroom-Walnut Meatless Loaf w/ Ketchup Glaze is hearty, meaty, and full of savory flavor. It will keep the vegans and non-vegans at the table together.

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Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta

This Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta is the ultimate comfort food with its rich, silky-smooth sauce and crispy sage topping. It tastes like fall!

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This Stuffed Butternut Squash is an all-in-one meal that is hearty and bursting with flavors. The stuffing is filled with savory vegan sausage, rice, crisp apples, tart cranberries, and warm fall spices. It's a beautiful main dish which also makes it perfect for a holiday dinner.

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Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Your vegan Thanksgiving festivities wouldn't be complete without something sweet! Below, you'll find a few of my favorite easy and deliciousdesserts to try. If you want something non-traditionalyou can choose from my list of vegan dessertrecipes.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie – A silky, warm-spiced filling nestled in a buttery flaky crust that's baked to golden perfection! You won't believe how easy it is, and they won't even know it's vegan. It's a must for your holiday table!

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Vegan Apple Crisp

This Vegan Apple Crisp is a fall-weather must! It's brimming with warm cinnamon apples and topped with a buttery-crisp topping that is oh-so-good! Plus, it's so easy to make and requires minimal prep.

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Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This Vegan Pumpkin Bread is perfect for the fall season or any time of year. It's warm-spiced, with a tender crumb, and it's loaded with pumpkin flavor. Plus, it's easy to make and calls for simple ingredients.

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If you're interested in a gluten-free version for your guests, here is a delicious vegan gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe by Zardy Plants. It looks fabulous!

I hope you enjoyed this delicious lineup of Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes and you find something to make for your family and friends. Have a happy holiday and feast to your heart's content!

More Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

  • Vegan Eggnog
  • Mulled Apple Cider
  • Easy Vegan Cornbread
  • Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

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I’m Melissa Huggins – the creator of Vegan Huggs. I started this blog to share delicious vegan recipes that everyone will love. Yep, that includes carnivores, too! Read more...

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  1. mhuggs

    Thank you, Cadry! Vegans can totally feast on the big day 🙂


  2. Donna

    What a beautiful round-up to inspire vegans and non-vegans alike! Thanks so much for sharing my seasonal apple cider - definitely a favorite around here 🙂


    • mhuggs

      Thank you, Donna. That cider looks delicious! Had to share it 🙂


  3. audrey @ unconventional baker

    Mmmm... yummy! Thanks Melissa -- these all look so good 🙂


    • mhuggs

      Thank you, Audrey!


  4. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day

    This is great, Melissa! I love Thanksgiving. 🙂


    • mhuggs

      Thank you, Amy! Me too!


  5. Demeter | Beaming Baker

    What an awesome roundup of recipes! This totally gets me excited for Thanksgiving preparations. 🙂 Thanks so much for including me, Melissa. <3 Pinning and sharing, of course!


    • mhuggs

      Thank you, Demeter! I absolutely love those apple tartlets. I can't wait to make them 🙂


  6. Jenn

    Mmmmmm, can't wait for Thanksgiving and all of the delicious foods! Thank you for including a couple of my recipes! Sharing!


    • mhuggs

      So many great ones to choose from. I'm definitely making those maple cornbread muffins soon. They look fabulous! 🙂


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