Crafting a vegan Thanksgiving menu that will impress your guests doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, with our collection of the best vegan Thanksgiving recipes, you can create a feast that will have everyone asking for seconds. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan cook or just looking to accommodate a vegan friend or family member, we’ve got you covered with delicious alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving dishes. From savory sides to irresistible desserts, our recipes will show you that a plant-based Thanksgiving can be just as joyous and satisfying as the traditional feast. So, get ready to wow your guests and create a memorable Thanksgiving celebration with our mouthwatering vegan recipes.
Flavourful Smoked Asparagus
Try this flavourful smoked asparagus on a Traeger grill or pellet smoker and you’re sure to be impressed. Asparagus is always delicious and it’s a versatile vegetable, suiting anything from stir-fries to soups and side dishes. The following smoked vegetable recipe is simple to make and boasts a buttery, lemon flavour as well as the wonderful smokiness.
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Spiked Pineapple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Spiked pineapple bourbon cranberry sauce perfectly accompanies a brie and cranberry wreath. Cranberry is the star flavor in this cranberry bourbon relish. The sweetness of pineapple, maple syrup, and brown sugar contrasts with the tangy cranberry flavor and kick of bourbon. If you’re a cranberry fan, make this spiked cranberry sauce recipe!
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Make this Asian zucchini noodle salad recipe, and you can enjoy a healthy, nutritious dish that boasts incredible flavour in every mouthful. You need to dice and spiralize some vegetables and combine tangy Asian dressing ingredients to make the best Asian zucchini noodle salad you ever had.
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Cranberry Orange Prosecco Punch
Cranberry orange prosecco punch is a fun Fall or Thanksgiving cocktail. The orange and cranberry flavours make it festive and fruity, while the prosecco gives it a wonderful amount of fizz. Thanksgiving punch is a great festive drink to serve to guests or you could simply make a pitcher to enjoy over the Thanksgiving period.
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Elevate your pasta game with this delicious and flavorful mushroom ragu vegan pasta sauce made with garlic, wine, herbs, and various fresh vegetables. This homemade spaghetti sauce is perfect for vegans or anyone who loves a hearty and healthy meal and is sure to become your new favorite meatless ragu recipe.
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Gingerbread Apple Cake
This gluten free and vegan gingerbread apple cake tastes so good. You’ll want to go back for seconds and thirds? It exists, and I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with you! With only a few simple ingredients, anyone can make this delicious cake for themselves or as a baked gift when visiting a friend’s house.
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Acorn Squash Soup With Turmeric
This delicious acorn squash soup is a heartwarming treat that will surely become a staple on your menu during winter months. Brimming with the goodness of acorn squash and a medley of other nutritious ingredients, it’s a bowlful of comfort that’s not just delicious but also gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free!
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Sweet Potato Casserole
Need a delicious Thanksgiving side dish? This Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole will not disappoint. It’s filled with creamy mashed sweet potatoes and topped with a sweet, crunchy oatmeal topping. Drizzle it with maple syrup and you have a winning side dish.
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Fall Wild Rice Salad
This Fall Wild Rice Salad will be the colorful hit of your holiday (or Wednesday night) dinner. It’s full of roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, and sweet grapes.
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Three Ingredient Cranberry Relish
It’s hard to believe how easy this Cranberry Relish is to make! It’s made with three simple ingredients; fresh cranberries, blood oranges and coconut sugar.
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Fresh, Olive Oil & Garlic Air Fryer Green Beans
Fresh Air Fryer Green Beans – vibrant, plump green beans fresh from the farm tossed in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper then air fried creating a crackly exterior while maintaining a crisp juice inside resulting in an irresistible side dish or snack.
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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are made with petite medley potatoes, olive oil, and the perfect blend of seasonings to make this the perfect air fryer side dish. If you’re looking for an easy appetizer or side dish to make in the air fryer, look no further than this air fryer baby potatoes recipe.
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Vegan Pot Pie
Ready in an hour, this flavor-packed and aromatic vegan pot pie is a convenient one-pot meal the whole family will love. Loaded with six different vegetables and tender king oyster mushrooms instead of chicken, it is an easy-to-make comfort food that will fill you up without weighing you down!
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The Best Vegan Stuffing
The best Vegan Stuffing! Made with homemade tempeh sausage, sautéed vegetables, and sourdough bread. This stuffing is a must make for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
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The Best Roasted Vegetable Salad
Add a few simple veggies to a sheet pan with some oil and spices to make the best, easy roasted veggie salad. This is a great side, but is so tasty you could totally make a meal of it.
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Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
This Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake tastes so decadent, you’d never know it’s made without any refined sugar, dairy or gluten! It’s assembled entirely in a blender or food processor and not baked, so it’s also infinitely easier than a traditional cheesecake.
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Roasted Root Vegetables
These colorful, honey-glazed, oven-roasted root vegetables with golden beets, carrots, and parsnips are an easy, healthy, and naturally gluten-free side dish that is perfect for the holidays or with any weeknight meal!
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Classic Plant-Based Stuffing
This classic plant-based stuffing recipe is perfect for your holiday feast, whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas! It’s made with wholesome ingredients and tastes delicious!
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Simple Roasted Buttercup Squash
Buttercup squash is an often overlooked member of the fall squash family. Learn the best ways to cook it including this simple method for roasting in the oven until sweet and caramelized.
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Cranberry Sauce With Dried Cranberries
If you’re looking to use up some dried cranberries or can’t find fresh ones, this cranberry sauce with dried cranberries is sure to impress your guests. It’s flavorful, holds its shape, and can be made year-round.
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Experience the delightful combination of vegetables and aromatic pesto sauce in our pesto vegetables recipe. This culinary fusion is sure to satisfy. Prepare to savor the vibrant flavors and enticing aromas as roasted veggies are perfectly paired with a flavorful pesto sauce!
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No Bake Pecan Pie Cheesecake
This easy (but delectable!) 5 ingredient no bake pecan pie cheesecake can be made with just 30 minutes of active prep time. Vegan version also included!
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Balsamic Roasted Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes
A simple recipe for Roasted Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes is taken to another level with quick Balsamic reduction and a sprinkling of vegan Parmesan cheese. An easy side dish that goes with any meal.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
This warming roasted butternut squash soup recipe is made with carrots and roasted garlic. Creamy, satisfying and easy vegan soup, full of nutrients and exquisite fall flavors!
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Bisquick Apple Cobbler
This delicious Bisquick apple cobbler is the perfect combination of tart apples, sweet cinnamon and buttery Bisquick. It’s easy to make, full of flavor and comes together in under an hour – a classic Fall dessert that will have your guests begging for more!
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Vegan cornbread is the warm, moist, and tender side you’ve been missing out on! It has a subtle sweetness balanced by savory notes, and the skillet method results in a perfectly crispy, golden-brown crust. Pair it with vegan chilis or stews, or serve it as a holiday side dish at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Savory Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole (+Grated Crumbles!)
This vegan sweet potato casserole puts a plant-based spin on a classic comfort food. It features a creamy sweet potato filling, savory caramelized onions, and crispy herby crumbles, making it a dish that will surely be a hit at any get-together. It is entirely egg-free but still light, fluffy, and downright delicious.
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Caramel Apple Crisp Pie (Vegan)
The juicy caramel apple filling is complemented perfectly by the satisfying crunch of the crisp topping. This vegan apple crisp pie tastes and smells heavenly. For an extra treat, consider adding a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce to enhance the overall indulgence.
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Garlic Roasted Broccoli
This crispy & delicious Garlic Roasted Broccoli will be your new favorite side! It’s healthy and vegan and is done in 25 minutes together with just a little bit of prep.
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Creamy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes (No Cashew)
This delicious vegan scalloped potatoes recipe will give you thinly sliced potatoes baked in rich, creamy, garlicky sour cream-based white sauce. The best part is you do not need any cashews or tofu to make it the creamiest potato casserole, but it is packed with flavor.
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Vegan Shepherd’S Pie (No Lentils!)
This easy vegan shepherd’s pie is a plant-based twist on the traditional comfort food dish. And it is packed with flavor. I am sure it will satisfy all your cravings for a warm, comforting meal. This is the perfect dish for those cozy nights when you want something filling and super delicious yet vegan.
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Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This delicious Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes is an absolutely must-try for the holidays! It’s naturally sweet, incredibly creamy, and absolutely satisfying. In just 30 minutes, you can have it ready using only six ingredients.
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Vegan Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars
Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars, Vegan and Gluten-Free! You are going to love these clean eating bars! Pecan Pie crust with dairy-free, no bake cheesecake filling.
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Easy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
This creamy and one-pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. It’s the ultimate comfort dish that gets along nicely with mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta. What’s even better? It’s easy to make with everyday ingredients.
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Vegan Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Vegan Shaved Brussel Sprouts Recipe With Mustard Sauce – you’re gonna love this easy dairy-free and gluten-free side dish prepared in one skillet and in less than 30 minutes. It’s super creamy, flavorful and perfect for any occasion.
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Creamed spinach is a delicious side dish recipe. This vegan creamed spinach is so delicious, you’d never believe it was dairy-free!
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars with Pecan Crust
Now you don’t have to choose between pumpkin or pecan pie! Have both with these healthy vegan pumpkin pie bars with a pecan crust.
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