Mmmmmmmm… the season of eating is upon us! Whether you’re a frazzled host, looking for ideas for what to serve to your vegan guests, or you’re scrambling to find something delicious and cruelty-free to bring to dinner, I’ve got you covered. These vegan Thanksgiving dishes prove that we don’t need no stinkin’ meat this holiday season, and many are also gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free, so you can accommodate a variety of diets. Gather around and give thanks for these 30 amazing vegan recipes.
VEGAN THANKSGIVING MAIN DISHES
This Thanksgiving-worthy main dish has a delicious balsamic onion gravy that pairs perfectly with the lentil loaf.
This vegan crockpot recipe is super convenient. It only takes a few minutes of prep, and then you can leave it alone to cook itself!
A different twist on the vegan veggie loaf, this high-protein chickpea loaf has a spicy barbeque glaze!
This vegan take on shepherd’s pie is a warm and comforting addition to any Thanksgiving table.
VEGAN THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES
This vegan dish is a healthier take on the classic cheesy broccoli and rice casserole.
The search is over! This fluffy, sweet vegan cornbread is the perfect side you’ve been looking for.
This creamy fall soup is beautifully served in edible acorn squash bowls. Fancy!
If you’re going to have a salad on the table for Thanksgiving, make it this one! The hearty rice, cashews, and cranberries will leaf you much more satisfied than plain old lettuce!
It’s hard to go wrong with mashed potatoes, but this extra creamy vegan mashed potato recipe definitely does everyone’s favorite side dish RIGHT.
This sweet and earthy soup is easy to prepare and looks beautiful!
This recipe is like two side dishes in one! Pan fried potato cakes are stuffed with a savory mushroom and herb filling.
These vegan stuffing cakes make a great little side, and you can fry up the leftovers the next morning for breakfast!
This healthy vegan gravy is perfect for topping just about everything on your plate at Thanksgiving!
Mac and cheese, please! This vegan butternut mac and cheese is a comforting autumn twist on the old classic.
You might want to make a double batch of these impressive looking vegan garlic knots – everyone is going to want seconds!
These bite-sized wonders have a little Thanksgiving in every bite!
Can’t get enough cranberries? This sweet and savory stuffing is what you’ve been craving.
This pumpkin hummus is the perfect thing to snack on while you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner, watching the game, chatting with your family, or browsing Black Friday Deals.
What would Thanksgiving dinner be without green bean casserole? And this healthier vegan version doesn’t skimp on flavor!
Sweet potato lovers rejoice! This scalloped sweet potato recipe is the ultimate comfort food.
Vegan. Cheesy. Cornbread. Casserole. I mean, do I really need to say more?
These savory little stuffing muffins might just be the most adorable Thanksgiving dish I’ve ever seen. Be prepared for lots of ooohs and aaaahs when you put these on the table.
VEGAN THANKSGIVING DRINKS
This alcohol-free recipe for pomegranate soda recipe is a refreshing alternative to sparkling cider!
No need to leave vegans out when it comes to eggnog! This creamy vegan version is perfect for sipping by the fire.
Maybe my favorite holiday drink – mulled wine! Just be mindful when selecting a red wine for this recipe, not all of them are vegan, so it’s worth doing a little research before you start.
VEGAN THANKSGIVING DESSERTS
You know the phrase “easy as pie”? Well these are even easier! They only take about an hour to make and you won’t be disappointed with the results!
Pumpkin pie. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it, right? These pumpkin pie bars are sweet, creamy, and yep, vegan.
Okay, maybe you’re not all about pies at Thanksgiving (who ARE you?) but you can still get your fill of pumpkiny goodness with this vegan pumpkin bread.
Cranberry cake? Yes please! This sticky sweet dessert may just start a new Thanksgiving tradition.
Get your cookie tins and dump out those old sewing supplies! You’re going to want to load up on enough of these Vegan Danish Butter Cookies to get you through to the new year!
I’m soooo looking forward to eating some of these tasty dishes this year, but I’m especially excited about mashed potatoes and gravy. Well, and pumpkin pie! Do you have a favorite go-to vegan dish for Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments. And happy holidays!
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By Kelsi Eldredge