28 Plant-Based and Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

A group of people eating a vegan, plant-based Thanksgiving meal.
  • Nov 3, 2023

Did you know plant-based eating has significant environmental benefits? Whether you’re fully vegan or a full-blown carnivore, these tasty recipes can jazz up your Thanksgiving meal—and make it a lot more eco-friendly. Here are some delicious plant-based recipes to try this Thanksgiving: 

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes and Meatless Swaps

1. Stuffed Holiday Roast

This simple plant-based roast with a zesty glaze makes the perfect Thanksgiving main dish. Find the recipe here

2. Holiday Roast with Squash and Mushroom Filling

This festive seitan roast is stuffed with a savory filling of vegetables and herbs. Find the recipe here.

3. Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf

This meatless meatloaf is moist, hearty, and flavorful and makes for a great Thanksgiving entree. Find the recipe here.

4. Mushroom Lentil Loaf with Cranberries

Another great meatless loaf, this Thanksgiving main dish has a delicious and festive cranberry topping. Find the recipe here.

5. Thanksgiving Pot Pie

Try mixing things up this year by serving this savory plant-based pot pie as a main dish. Find the recipe here.

6. Mushroom, Lentil, and Nut Wellington

This delicious twist on beef wellington would make for a delicious and unique Thanksgiving entree. Find the recipe here.

7. Beyond Sausage Stuffing

Who needs real sausage stuffing when you can have Beyond Sausage stuffing? Find the recipe here.

8. Mushroom Stuffing

This traditional, meatless stuffing is packed with mushrooms, celery, and lots of herbs. Find the recipe here.

9. Vegan Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

These clever “Thanksgiving cupcakes” combine three of the holiday’s staples! Find the recipe here.

Vegan Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Vegan Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (find the recipe here).

10. Easy Vegan Gravy

You only need 5 minutes and 6 ingredients to make this plant-based gravy. Find the recipe here.

Vegan Thanksgiving Sides and Appetizers

11. Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving won’t be complete without these dairy-free mashed potatoes. Find the recipe here.

12. Sweet Potato Casserole

This casserole features a crunchy, buttery pecan topping and can be prepared ahead of time. Find the recipe here.

13. Macaroni and Cheese

This “mind-blowing” vegan mac and cheese is the perfect creamy Thanksgiving side dish. Find the recipe here.

14. 5-Minute Creamed Corn

Even creamed corn can be made plant-based! Find the recipe here.

15. Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Everyone will love this casserole, with its creamy mushroom sauce and crispy fried onions. Find the recipe here.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan Green Bean Casserole (find the recipe here).

16. Stuffed Butternut Squash Roast

This stuffed squash mimics a stuffed turkey roast in the most adorable (and eco-friendly) way! Find the recipe here.

17. Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate

These stuffed winter squashes could end up being the most fun and festive dish on your Thanksgiving table. Find the recipe here.

18. Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

These sweet potatoes are sweet, savory, and perfectly caramelized. Find the recipe here.

19. Wild Rice and Cider Cranberry Pilaf

Mix things up this Thanksgiving with this autumn-inspired side dish. Find the recipe here.

20. Harvest Salad with Miso-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

This salad is a great way to kick off your fabulous plant-based Thanksgiving feast. Find the recipe here.

21. Butternut Squash Soup

This creamy, cozy soup can be made with a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or stovetop. Find the recipe here

22. Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls

Try these fluffy, 7-ingredient dinner rolls—made without milk, eggs, or butter. Find the recipe here.

23. Orange-Apricot Cranberry Sauce

Spice up your Thanksgiving plate with this sweet and zesty cranberry sauce. Find the recipe here.

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

24. Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Try this fully plant-based twist on a Thanksgiving staple. Find the recipe here

25. Apple Pie

Enjoy the apple spice flavors and flaky crust of these vegan apple pie. Find the recipe here.

26. Pecan Pie

You would never believe this 9-ingredient pecan pie is fully plant-based! Find the recipe here.

27. Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Tarts

These delectable treats are easy to serve and are also gluten-free. Find the recipe here.

28. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll

This fluffy dessert is filled with a coconut cream cheese filling and can be made in just one bowl. Find the recipe here.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll (find the recipe here).

If you want to enjoy a delicious plant-based Thanksgiving meal without all the prep work, try one of these store-bought, plant-based roasts from brands such as Tofurky, Gardein, and even Trader Joe’s. You can also find more Thanksgiving ideas and recipes on our Pinterest and more fall-inspired recipes in this blog post!

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