62 Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes 4

62 Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes

62 plant-based Thanksgiving recipes from me and my favorite bloggers around the web. Because 61 just won’t cut it.

Everything from appetizers to soups, from mains to desserts. I’ve got you covered!


As I was working on this post, I thought to myself, I’m BLOWN AWAY by the number of incredible plant-based / vegan bloggers out there. Recipe hunters are lucky nowadays. When I first started food blogging in 2009, there wasn’t a massive amount of choices – never mind plant-based or vegan.


Now we’ve got PinterestFinding Vegan, or you can search Google for “Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes”, “Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes” or “Thanksgiving Vegetable” and watch what comes up. 


The problem is, we’ve got lots of newbie bloggers out there that want to build a name for themselves and when it comes to Thanksgiving Ideas, we want tried and true. 


Have I got some Thanksgiving ideas for you!


I spent hours sifting through hundreds of options to bring you the very best, most flavorful and healthful (or, at least, more healthful) recipes. And originally I had photos of every recipe, but unfortunately, it was taking about a minute for the page to load so I had to take some of the photos out. (Insert crying emoji here).


Plant-based Thanksgiving Mains:

The center of attention at the vegan Thanksgiving dinner table is always a challenge. Whether you miss turkey or ham, or not, the main’s gotta be the star of the show. 

If you’re new to a plant-based diet, you might be a little nervous and be wondering what to expect. Food is extremely wrapped up in emotions. Will the lack of turkey ruin Thanksgiving? No! I learned early on, it’s not the bird, it’s the flavors and seasonings of Thanksgiving that give us that comforting feeling. Family is there, we’re focused on gratitude and you’re gonna feel incredible afterwards. No turkey hangover! 

1. Tender Roast Tofurkey with Balsamic Caramelized Onions and Tart Dried Cherries.

Tender Roast Tofurkey with Balsamic Caramelized Onions and Tart Dried Cherries – for the Perfect Vegan Thanksgiving!

2. Meatless Roasted Vegetable Loaf

3. Thanksgiving Bean Burger

4. 1 Hour Vegan Pot Pies

5. Turkey Tempeh

6. Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

7. Seitan En Croute

Plant-based Thanksgiving Appetizers:

8. Stuffed Mushrooms with Arugula, Walnuts and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

9. Marinated Olives

10. Stuffed Butternut Squash

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Cranberries and Kale

11. Vegan Sweet Potato Coconut Milk Roasted Chili Ravioli

12. White Bean Spread

Plant-based Thanksgiving Sides:

We all know the real meaning behind Thanksgiving is having gratitude. But a close second is all the incredible sides at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Rich, filling and comforting – I chose the best of the best across the web.

13. Roasted Brussels with Creamy Mustard Sauce

14. Roasted Calabaza, Kale, Pine Nuts and Dried Cherries

Want Delicious Recipes for Squash? Try my Roasted Calabaza with Toasted Pine Nuts, Walnuts and Dried Cherries.

15. Simple Vegan Stuffing

16. Cheesy Baked Kale And Mushroom Stuffed Pumpkin

Cheesy, Baked Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe – Healthy and Delicious

17. Kale and Sweet Potato Bake

18. One Pot Winter Squash and Brussels Panzanella

19. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Aioli

20. Thanksgiving Style Smashed Potatoes

21. Green Bean Casserole – from scratch!

22. Apple, Mushroom Stuffing Hash

23. Curry Pear, Sweet Potato and Walnut Salad

24. Butternut, Pecan and Sweet Potato Casserole

25. Two Unique Twists On Cranberry Sauce – Moroccan And Cuban

Two Unique Twists on Cranberry Sauce – Moroccan and Cuban

26. Macro Acorn Squash Bowl

27. Delicata Squash Bake With Tahini Sauce

28. Vegan Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes With Garlic Chives

Plant-based Thanksgiving Breads and Biscuits:

I’m not a huge Thanksgiving bread eater, but I know lots of people like a roll or biscuit with dinner.

29. Best Damn Vegan Biscuits

30. Vegan Roasted Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls Recipe

Vegan Roasted Garlic & Herb Dinner Rolls

31. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Biscuits

Plant-based Thanksgiving Soups and Chilis:

32. Rachel Ray’s Pumpkin Soup With Chili Cran Apple Relish

Rachael Ray’s Pumpkin Soup with Chili-Cran Relish changed my life. I’d never cooked anything so complicated to my newbie self, yet incredibly delicious.  Now I find it to be fairly simple! Perspective changes with experience, I suppose. I looked back through my posts and realized I’d never shared my version. I promise to do so! In the mean time – let me share the link with my variations.

  • Sub coconut oil for butter.
  • Sub veggie stock for chicken stock.
  • Sub full fat coconut milk for heavy cream.
  • Sub agave or maple syrup for honey if you’re vegan. 

33. Autumn Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Lentil Soup With Fresh Sage

Autumn Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Lentil Soup with Aromatic Fresh Sage

34. Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

35. Pumpkin Chili Mole

36. Broccoli Cheeze Soup

Plant-based Thanksgiving Salads:

Adding a mix of fresh and roasted vegetables is a great way to start the meal. 

37. Quinoa and Black Bean Salad With Apricot Lime Vinaigrette

38. Roasted Kohlrabi and Daikon Radish Salad

39. Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Carrot Salad

Turmeric Roasted Chickpea Carrot Salad with Apple Cider Tahini Dressing {Vegan}

40. Vegan Caesar Kale Salad (one of my all-time fav salads!)

41. Butternut Squash Potato Salad

42. Chickpea Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

43. Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Plant-based Thanksgiving Sauces and Dressings:

44. Vegan Gravy

45. Vegan Porcini Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Porcini Mushroom Gravy

45. Lemon Citrus Dressing

Plant-based Thanksgiving Desserts:

Still have room? Ok, desserts it is!!

46. Sweet Potato Split

Sweet Potato Nice Cream Split

47. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles

48. No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie

49. Spiced Salted Pumpkin Pie Minis

50. Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake

51. Warm Cinnamon Skillet Apples

52. No Bake Samoa Cookies

53. Pumpkin Chocolate Bars

54. Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes

55. Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Streusel Bars

56. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes

Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes

Plant-based Thanksgiving Leftovers:

We can’t forget leftovers! Some consider this the best eating of Thanksgiving.

I’ll never forget when I decided to forgo stuffing myself in lieu of my favorite part of Thanksgiving. The leftovers. I packaged all the Thanksgiving leftovers and got them into the fridge within the required two hours of serving. Mind you, I was pregnant at the time. The next day I called my parents. The keepers of the sacred leftovers. My dad uttered the fateful words. “I threw them all away.” The free-range turkey (at the time I was eating turkey), stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potato pie. EVERYTHING. Did I mention I was pregnant? I’ll spare you the expletives. I’m sure you can use your imagination. Very un-Thanksgiving-like of me.

57. Cranberry Bowl With Sauteed Spinach, Black Eyed Peas and Couscous

Cranberry Bowl with Sauteed Spinach, Black Eyed Peas and Couscous

58. Bean Burger, Avocado and Sweet Potato Stacks

59. Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps

60. Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowl

61. Vegan, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

62. Scrambled Tofu 

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