The 30 Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

These vegan Thanksgiving recipes will satisfy everyone at your table! This list includes 30 vegan Thanksgiving sides, desserts and main dishes.

The 30 Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Okay before we dig in here, can we take a minute to acknowledge that it’s somehow almost the end of the year? I mean how is it possible that I’m posting a roundup of vegan Thanksgiving recipes? Was it not just summer like two minutes ago?

Apparently not, so here I am, sharing a list of the 30 best vegan Thanksgiving recipes you should try out this year! Whether you’re planning an entirely plant-based menu, looking for some vegan Thanksgiving dishes to add the table for guests who might be vegan or vegetarian, or just looking to branch out, you’ll find everything you need to plan a delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal, including sides, mains, salads and desserts.

This list of 30 Thanksgiving Recipes has all classics like vegan green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, to fun new dishes to add to the table this year that everyone will enjoy.

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dish Ideas

Time to scoot the turkey over a little bit and make room for one of these vegan Thanksgiving main dish recipes! From stuffed butternut squash, to cozy sweet potato shepherd’s pie and a beautiful vegan galette, all of your guests will want to try these plant-based dishes.

1. Savory Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash

butternut squashes that have been filled with a grain and vegan sausage filling

2. Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

a slice of sweet potato and lentil shepherd's pie

3. Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice and Tempeh

acorn squashes filled with a tempeh and wild rice stuffing topped with pomegranate seeds and tahini

4. Thanksgiving Baked Tempeh by The Live-In Kitchen

blocks of roasted tempeh topped with sage

5. Vegan Mushroom Wellington by Delicious Everyday

puff pastry filled with portobello mushrooms

6. Vegan Thanksgiving Meatballs by Delish Knowledge

a bowl of mashed potatoes topped with gravy and served with vegan meatballs

7. Cozy Vegan Pot Pie by Connoisseurus Veg

a vegan pot pie that has had a scoop removed to reveal the vegetable filling

8. Vegan Butternut Galette with Apples, Shallots & Black Pepper Crust by The First Mess

a squash galette with a black pepper pastry


Vegan Thanksgiving Sides 

Okay can we all just agree that sides are the best part of Thanksgiving? Hands down. I mean come on – green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, cornbread, stuffing, the list goes on. This list of vegan Thanksgiving sides has plant-based takes of all the classics, plus a few fun new ideas to try!

9. Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Garlicky Kale

a bowl filled with mashed potatoes and kale

10. Roasted Root Vegetables with Carrot Top Chimichurri

a sheet trap of sliced root vegetables topped with a carrot top chimichurri

11. Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread

a stack of three slices of pumpkin cornbread

12. Maple Curry Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Apples

a sheet tray of roasted vegetables including brussels sprouts, squash, apples and pecans

13. The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese

a bowl of vegan macaroni and cheese

14. Easy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes by Minimalist Baker

a cast iron skillet of scalloped potatoes

15. Vegan Stuffing by Love and Lemons

a sheet tray of vegan stuffing topped with sage leaves

16. Farro Risotto with Walnut Cream and Roasted Butternut Squash by Naturally Ella

a pan filled with a farro risotto including butternut squash

17. Vegan Green Bean Casserole by Nora Cooks

a skillet of green bean casserole

18. Easy Vegan Gravy by A Couple Cooks

a boat of vegan gravy being poured over mashed potatoes


Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Adding a salad to the Thanksgiving table is a great way to add some freshness to your plate. Plus, fall produce is the best – squash, Brussels sprouts, pomegranate and apples are all so good in salads! All of these Thanksgiving salad recipes are simple to make, inspired by all your favorite fall flavors and completely plant-based!

19. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

a quinoa salad including brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, and squash

20. Fall Harvest Salad by Running on Real Food

a kale salad topped with apples, squash and a tahini dressing

21. Vegan Fennel Salad with Walnut Dressing by Lazy Cat Kitchen

a salad with radishes and fennel

22. Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Kale, Apples and Maple Pecans by Feasting at Home

a salad topped with apples and delicata squash

23. Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad by Food By Maria

a vegan panzanella salad featuring squash, croutons, herbs and vegan mozzarella


Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

It’s Thanksgiving, so we can’t forget dessert! I’ve rounded up the best pies and vegan Thanksgiving desserts that anyone, vegan or not, will love. Side note – do you top your pie with whipped cream?

24. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

a slice of vegan pumpkin cheesecake sitting in front of the whole cheesecake

25. Vegan Pecan Pie

a slice of pecan pie

26. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

salted caramel apple pie bars that have been cut into squares sitting next to a bowl of salted caramel and a half of an apple

27. Vegan Pear Cake by My Vegan Minimalist

a slice being removed from a pear cake

28. Vegan Sweet Potato Pie by The Almond Eater

a whole vegan pumpkin pie with two pre-cut slices

29. Vegan Pumpkin Roll by Crumbs and Caramel

a whole pumpkin swiss roll that has had three slices cut

30. Vegan Cranberry Tart by My Quiet Kitchen

a cranberry tart toped with chopped hazelnuts