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Canadian Thanksgiving has flown by already but American Thanksgiving is coming up, and I’m sure, not everyone is as obsessed with meal prep as me so you may be scrambling to not only find the best thanksgiving recipes for your family dinner or Friendsgiving but the best vegan thanksgiving recipes which can make it a little bit more challenging. Well look no further, I have 50 vegan thanksgiving recipes that are easy, impressive, and perfect for the holiday season.
The holiday season is all about spending time with your friends and family, and slaving in the kitchen or stressing out about what you’re going to feed everyone can really take a toll on your mental health. It’s important to remember that it isn’t always about serving the best gourmet food ever, but about spending time with your family and sharing a meal. These vegan thanksgiving recipes will bring your family together and aren’t going to be incredibly demanding of your time. That way you don’t need to worry about not having enough hours in the day!

Here are the best vegan Thanksgiving recipes:

Bagel Bites & Vegan Garlic Herb Cream Cheese

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

What would a bagel be without cream cheese!? This vegan garlic herb cream cheese is so smooth and rich, it is perfect for spreading over your favourite bagels or making into a cute little quick and easy appetizer for any party or potluck. For sure one of my go-to vegan Thanksgiving recipes!

Easy Cranberry & Sage Vegan Stuffing

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

Just like the real thing, this vegan stuffing is super fragrant and loaded with flavour. Stuffing is often people’s highlight of a holiday dinner and this one pairs great with a roast. I love to top this vegan stuffing recipe with gravy and mash potatoes!

Simple Holiday Stuffing 

Another twist on a holiday fav, this simple holiday stuffing is perfect for your vegan thanksgiving recipes. It’s vegan and made with yummy pecans that add that amazing crunch to this tasty recipe.

The Best Garlic Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

This roasted brussels sprouts recipe is perfect for a side dish, a main dish, or whatever you want. I love brussels sprouts because they’re packed with nutrients and they taste amazing, especially when cooked right. This recipe is blasted with flavor from the garlic and lemon. Yum!
Nothing says comforting Thanksgiving and holiday food than creamed corn. I love corn, but why make a boring dish of canned corn kernels when you can make a creamy, cheesy, creamed corn recipe. 

Vegan Potatoes Au Gratin

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

No matter how you serve them, potatoes have long been a staple in the North American diet. They are easy to grow, keep well in the pantry, and have so many different uses. This vegan spin to classic thanksgiving recipes is the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner and it tastes good leftover too!

Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

This casserole dish is great as a side dish or main dish for the vegans in the fam! All you need is some trusty Triscuits to add the crunch and this dish, full of immune-boosting antioxidants is one of my fav!
Mashed potatoes are a staple at this time of year, however, they can be a bit boring, and full of carbs. Sometimes you just want a nice, healthier, spin on a classic dish that you (and your family) can’t live without. This vegan mashed cauliflower recipe is just what you need. It’s delicious, keto-friendly, and vegan.

Warm Kale Sale in a Lemony Mustard Thyme Dressing

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

You’ve probably never heard anyone describe a salad as cozy, but after enjoying this Warm Kale Salad drizzled with a Lemony Mustard Thyme dressing you’ll be adding it to more than for your thanksgiving dinner. This super healthy salad is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or if you’re in charge of the healthy side dish for the dinner party.

Easy Pumpkin Hummus with Roasted Garlic

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

Charcuterie boards are such a good way to whip together easy munchies for those nights that you’re staying in with friends or family or have to bring a snack to an event or pot luck. Charcuterie boards are also a beautiful centrepiece. They are so simple but you can fill them with colour, texture, and so many different treats to snack on. This hummus makes a great addition to any charcuterie board, whether a vegan-friendly one or for the meat-eaters.

Vegan Bean Lentil Chili 

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

Ne good thing about colder weather is cuddling up to a warming bowl of vegan chili. Chili is such an easy and budget-friendly meal to make for the whole family. Plus, it can easily be made ahead and put in the freezer for a quick holiday meal. This dish is full of protein and will fill you up without the meat that thanksgiving usually comes along with!

Caramelized Onion Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

Is there anything better than smooth and creamy mashed potatoes? Nothing says the holiday season more than mashed potatoes and this dish will impress everyone around the dinner table. It’s easy and full of flavour with the onion, garlic and thyme. This is definitely one of my go-to dishes all year round!


Homemade Takeaway Curry Sauce & Chips

This quick homemade french fry dish reminds me of England which I love because that’s where Andrew is from. The holiday season is all about comfort food and making people feel at home so I love whipping this up for a quick snack or appetizer during thanksgiving.

Creamy Vegan Vegetable Soup

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

I love a good, warm bowl of vegan soup before a thanksgiving dinner. It makes for the perfect healthy appetizer and it’s so easy to load it with vegetables and flavours that everyone will love. It’s also a really easy thing to make vegan in your thanksgiving meal! This creamy veggie soup is not only a thanksgiving staple but also a fall/winter staple!

Plant-Based Cauliflower Soup

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

While we’re talking about soups, here is another option for those that love cauliflower as much as me! Add this to your vegan thanksgiving recipes because I promise you’ll want to make it a thanksgiving collection.

Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

This is a great salad to incorporate all your favourite roasted vegetables of the season, plus use up any of that extra bread you have that may go bad. Great for a quick lunch over the holiday weekend, or as a side dish!

Breakfast Burrito

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

Hosting family all weekend and need a quick and easy breakfast to feed them in the morning? I feel yah! This recipe is actually one my regular breakfasts I have all year round and is super easy and healthy to whip together for your family!

The Best Vegan Cream of Mushroom Pot Pie

Yummy vegan thanksgiving recipes

The best part of this mushroom pot pie recipe is that even if you aren’t a mushroom fan, you can easily substitute the mushrooms in this recipe for your fav vegetable like broccoli, leeks, or cauliflower. This is the ultimate comfort recipe. So tasty and a great dish to make over thanksgiving.
Holy moly these cookies are dang delicious! Who doesn’t love vegan ginger snap cookies? They scream Christmas and are so dang flavorful. These cookies are perfect to bake up for the holiday season, or really at anytime of year. 

Simple Spring Cranberry Apple Crisp

Okay, you can’t forget about dessert at thanksgiving! It’s one of my fav parts! This simple recipe should be added to your fav vegan thanksgiving recipes is so easy and you’re using in-season fruit (apples) which is even better!
This Brown Butter Vegan Meatballs Recipe with Mashed Potatoes is so good and seriously the ultimate comfort food for the fall and winter. 
This no-bake vegan cheesecake recipe has a delicious cranberry raspberry center, and is perfect for the holiday season and beyond. It’s easy to whip together and has the creaminess you love in cheesecake, without all the cream cheese. 
A yummy twist to a typical Thanksgiving main course. This mac and cheese uses seasonal pumpkin and is so darn comforting.
This creamy recipe is a great side dish or main dish to serve for your plant-based friends or family this Thanksgiving. 
The perfect chocolatey dessert for Thanksgiving topped with seasonal cranberries. 

Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of stew? Especially in the cold winter months. Stew is definitely the ultimate comfort food and it can be so easy and tasty to make.

Plant-Based Crispy Roasted Potatoes

For this recipe, I made Crispy Roasted Potatoes which are so crunchy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside. It has taken me years to try and figure this out, and I finally found the trick to really nailing that perfect potato consistency. 

Gooey Perfect Cinnamon Buns

This is perfect for a Thanksgiving brunch or even for dessert. They will make your whole house smell like heaven. 

Easy Vegan Sausage Pasta

Looking for a yummy main course for the vegans in your family? This is the perfect substitute instead of turkey. It’s so yummy and comforting. 

Vegan Gravy

Don’t live through a Thanksgiving dinner without gravy ever again!

Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash

A yummy side dish or main course. This roasted squash is so darn delicious. It’s perfect for a warming, comforting Thanksgiving dish.

Vegan Gluten-Free Stuffing

Another great stuffing recipe. This bad boy is vegan and gluten-free.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Cookies from my Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe scattered on white countertop.

This chocolate crinkle cookie recipe will make you drool. It’s so dang delicious, chocolatey, and perfect for your holiday baking.

Vegan Vanilla Chai Cinnamon Buns

A yummy twist to the classic cinnamon buns. Infused with the warming flavors of chai and vanilla. These are delicious!

Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this vegan gingerbread loaf is so delightful! Okay, picture me singing that in your head while you bake up this amazing Starbucks dupe this holiday season. 

Baked Sweet Potato & Asparagus Fries

Who would have thought that you could add a healthy spin to the classic French fry that everyone loves? These sweet potatoes and asparagus fries are exactly what you need in your life. They make a great side dish to a burger or sandwich, or an awesome snack to eat on their own. They’re so crispy and delicious.

Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundle

These puff pastry bundles are the perfect appetizer for the upcoming holiday season or just for any time of the year. They combine the salty flavor of feta with delicious, fresh asparagus, and sundried tomatoes. All bundled up in the perfect little puff that you ever did see. 

Whipped Feta with Roasted Garlic, Peppers, and Chili Olives

Have you ever had whipped feta before? If not, then you’re seriously missing out. As someone who is Greek, feta is obviously one of my fav cheeses. It also can be used in so many different ways in recipes, which is why I love it so much. This whipped feta with roasted garlic, red pepper, and chili olives is so flavorful and the perfect appetizer for your holiday party or gathering. 

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

This easy, flavorful shaved brussel sprout salad is the perfect quick lunch. It’ll only take you 20-minutes to prep and you can personalize it with whatever veggies you have on hand.

Molten Brownie Pie

Oh, chocolate. Why are you so fantastic and amazing? There is nothing I love more than a rich, chocolate recipe that can cure any sweet tooth you could possibly have. This molten brownie pie is no different. It is TOO. DIE. FOR. Seriously though. 

Roasted Cheesy Spaghetti Squash 

There is nothing better than squash season! Fall is so good for a warming squash dish and this stuffed spaghetti squash is so perfect for just that. The cheese, the squash, the fresh thyme on top, it’s just so yum. 

Brown Butter Dinner Roll Recipe

Fresh, warm brown butter dinner rolls are perfect to pair with any dish. This dinner roll recipe is comforting and a classic one you’ll make again and make.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

A creamy, decadent pecan pie cheesecake recipe that’ll replace a traditional pecan pie and knock the socks off your guests at your holiday dinner table.

Savory Bread Pudding

This delicious savory bread pudding is a savory twist to a classic recipe and the ultimate comfort dish for the upcoming holiday season.

Amazing & Easy Vegan Biscuits

This easy, delicious recipe for French onion soup-inspired vegan biscuits is my go-to to pair with soups and stews this fall!

The Best Mushroom Gravy

This creamy gravy is so flavorful and the perfect sauce to pour over your fav veggies or meat substitute. So let me teach you how to make mushroom gravy. You’re going to love it!

Baked Sweet Potato with Walnut Crumble

This delicious baked sweet potato recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving or the holiday season. It’ll please the vegetarians in your fam, and everyone else because it’s so darn good!

Loaded Holiday Smashed Potatoes

This loaded smashed potatoes recipe is seriously your new holiday favorite. It combines potatoes and stuffing into one amazing dish (also perfect to use up thanksgiving leftovers).

Homemade Apple Pie

This warming homemade apple pie is everything you’ve ever loved about apple pie. It’s comforting, will make your house smell like heaven, and is perfect for the holidays.

Apple Fritters

Warming, comforting apple fritters that are perfect for fall. They’ll please your entire family and all your friends because they’re so delicious!

No-Knead Bread Recipe

This easy 4-ingredient no-knead bread recipe tastes so delicious, will make your home smell amazing while it bakes, and is perfect to eat on its own or as a side.

What are your favorite vegan thanksgiving recipes? Do you have any favs you make year after year? Share below in the comments!
Kathi Houtcooper

Oh my can’t wait to start planning my holiday meals…I wonder if I have enough holidays to try all of this. 😊

Maria Koutsogiannis

yess!!!! make the time!!! so excited for you!

Nisha / Rainbow Plant Life

This is such an incredible lineup of Thanksgiving dishes! I think you should spend Thanksgiving in the US next year so we can cook and eat together 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

You are the sweetest, thanks Nisha! I should absolutely come to the US next year and we can cook up a beautiful thanksgiving feast!

Hannah | Two Spoons

Oh my goodness Maria. It all looks SO tasty! Those mashed potatoes are perfection, and I’m drooling over your salad. Thanks for sharing such a great guide!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re so welcome Hannah! I hope you find this helpful!

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