15 Thanksgiving Vegan Recipes (Delicious Ideas)

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There are a few approaches: the host offers a vegan main, a side, and a dessert; guests make a couple too. Whichever strategy you choose, a vegan Thanksgiving is easier and tastier than you may think.

These amazing vegan recipe dishes seem to have a lot of flavors and the perfect texture. Plant-based recipes that will impress everyone this Thanksgiving.

These vegan recipes can easily be for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other special event.

I can’t wait to try some of these vegan main course recipes for Thanksgiving this year! Which one is your favorite?

This post is all about Thanksgiving vegan recipe ideas.



Best Thanksgiving Vegan Recipes (delicious ideas)


What if I don’t have time to cook a plant-based meal?

No problem, have you seen that Whole Foods every year offers prepared vegan meals that you can pick up? This is what I have done for the last three years and the dishes are amazing. It doesn’t cost a lot, and it brings around five or six different plant-based dishes.

This year the prepared vegan meal includes:

  • Cremini Mushroom Roast (V)
  • Mushroom Gravy (V)
  • Miso Creamed Greens (V)
  • Coconut Sweet Potato Casserole (V)
  • Jalapeño Cornbread Dressing (V)
  • Pumpkin Curry Soup (V)

You can pre-order your vegan meal from Whole Foods here and look for “Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Meal”.


Vegan recipe ideas on the Whole Foods site…

You can also check out “A Vegan Thanksgiving Feast” on the Whole Foods main site where they share various Thanksgiving recipes for a complete meal.



This simple, healthy vegan stuffing recipe is easy to make with basic ingredients and makes a wonderful addition to Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and other holiday meals. Oil-free, no butter, can be gluten-free. #thanksgiving #veganrecipes #veganstuffing #healthythanksgiving


Easy Vegan Stuffing 

“This simple, healthy vegan stuffing recipe is easy to make with basic ingredients and makes a wonderful addition to Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and other holiday meals. Oil-free, no butter, can be gluten-free.




How to make vegan stuffing for Thanksgiving

“This amazing vegan stuffing recipe is packed full of flavor and the perfect texture! A plant based recipe that is guaranteed to impress everyone this Thanksgiving. Simply substitute a loaf of your favorite gluten free bread and this stuffing is both gluten and dairy free!” 




Easy Quinoa Stuffing

“A gluten-free, vegan QUINOA Stuffing recipe! Quinoa makes a healthy alternative to traditional stuffing. This easy homemade recipe is great for serving your families or a crowd at Thanksgiving or the holidays!”




Vegan Lentil Meatloaf 

“This easy veggie-filled vegetarian and vegan lentil loaf is even better than the classic meatloaf! Be sure to use green or brown lentils, not red.”




Vegan Lentil Loaf With Gravy

“I’ve always loved meat loafs, so I decided to make a vegan version that uses cooked lentils instead of ground meat. It’s really easy to make, it’s high in fiber and protein, and most of all it’s incredibly DELICIOUS!!”




Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

“These Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish. With only 8 ingredients required, these creamy mashed potatoes made with vegan butter and coconut milk are sure to be a new favorite. Check out the recipe for over 6 tips on how to make perfect homemade mashed potatoes every time plus tips on how to make easy caramelized onions.”



Fluffy, buttery vegan mashed potatoes seasoned with garlic. This is an excellent side dish for pretty much any dinner, but especially holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas! #veganthanksgiving #dairyfree #veganrecipes


Fluffy Vegan Mashed Potatoes 

“These easy vegan mashed potatoes are so fluffy, buttery, and flavorful! Make them as a side dish to any meal that the whole family will love.”




Best Ever Vegan Gravy (Gluten-Free) 

“This Vegan Gravy is AMAZING! It’s entirely vegetable based, and tastes better than the traditional version. Perfect for a healthy Thanksgiving, and SO EASY to make.”




Herb Crusted Baked Tofu

“This easy herb crusted tofu recipe is the perfect vegan entrée! It’s packed with flavor, is super simple to make, but also feels a little special at the same time. It’s a great option for the holidays too!”



Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce. Grilled or Baked Marinated Portabella Mushrooms served with creamy gravy. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Recipe #veganricha | VeganRicha.com


Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce

“These Grilled Portobellos come together quickly, and are super delicious with the garlic soy marinade. The Deep caramelized flavor works wonderfully with the garlic sauce and basil and makes for an impressive meal. Serve with a side salad, and some biscuits/mashed potatoes for serving more of the garlic gravy!”



Whole cauliflower head rubbed with garlic, cilantro, lime and spice mixture and baked in the oven to perfection. This exotic looking dish on the dinner table is a perfect crowd pleaser.


Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower With Garlic And Herb

“Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower with garlic and herb is the easiest and delicious way of preparing cauliflower for a meatless party or holiday dinner. Moreover, it is healthy without any added butter, cream or sugar, etc.”



A healthy take on traditional sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan topping. It's absolutely delicious, vegan and gluten-free! #healthythanksgiving #sweetpotatocasserole #sweetpotato #vegan #glutenfree #cleaneating #healthyrecipe


Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

“Everyone loves this healthy sweet potato casserole with a crunchy oatmeal pecan topping. It’s lighter in sugar, absolutely delicious, vegan and gluten-free!”



Jackfruit Pot Roast- you're going to absolutely love this vegan pot roast recipe. It's perfect as a vegan main dish for thanksgiving and holidays! #vegan #jackfruit #vegetarian #thanksgivingrecipe


Jackfruit Pot Roast

“I hope you’re ready for an easy and DELICIOUS vegan holiday meal that’s a mimic of classic pot roast and something that even meat eaters will love.”




Vegan Pecan Pie

“This is the BEST EVER Vegan Pecan Pie recipe! Imagine a flaky crust with a richly flavored, gooey filing FULL of pecans! This is a simple but delicious eggless pecan pie that tastes SO GOOD!”




Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

“Rich and decadent vegan pumpkin cheesecake packed with flavor and topped with a caramel sauce and crushed pecans!”



Gardein Lightly Breaded Plant-Based Turk’y Cutlets

“Gardein Lightly Breaded Turk’y Cutlets are crispy, tender vegan cutlets that make for a homestyle classic.  Served with a generous portion of delicious gravy, this meatless turk’y option is ready in just 8 minutes”

I had to order vegetarian “meat” because all these pandemic panic buyers bought all the meat. These are actually really good! They remind me of chicken nuggets I ate as a kid. My husband said if he didn’t know they were vegetarian he couldn’t tell the difference. Had them with sweet potatoes, good combo. Just wish these companies would use non soy protein because I’m sensitive to eating too much soy regularly. – Amazon Review



Gardein Savory Stuffed Plant-Based Turk’y

“Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk’y is a perfect meatless alternative for the holidays or a unique main course for every day. This vegan turk’y is breaded and stuffed with breadcrumbs, cranberries, celery, and onions”

I developed allergies to certain meats in my 30s. It can be difficult because I know what meat is supposed to taste like and substitutes don’t really get it quite right. The in-laws try but aren’t quite good at making foods that I can eat. They make “vegetarian” stuffing by leaving it out of the turkey but then adding chicken broth. Their “vegetarian” soup only has a little bit of bacon. It’s gotten to the point where I need to just bring my own food to holiday dinners if I don’t want to be sick later. So I bought this to take as my portion to Thanksgiving dinner not knowing what to expect. This stuff is delicious. I could eat it for every meal and not get sick of it. It both tastes like turkey and has a turkey texture. 10/10 will buy it for more than just holiday meals. – Amazon Review





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  • Amary November 16, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    I can see myself adding some of these onto my christmas list of options to try before then. I hope they asre as dellicious as they look.

  • Serena H November 16, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    I am attempting vegan mac this year. These recipes look delish. Onion mashed potatoes is one of my number ones.

  • Cristina Petrini November 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    Actually imagining a vegan Thanksgiving is strange but I think the recipe ideas you gave are brilliant!

  • Melissa cushing November 16, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    I am loving all of these delicious looking vegan recipe is ideas and I am especially loving that pecan pie recipe. Definitely pinning that one and am bookmarking this page to come back for more,

  • Heather November 16, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Even though I’m not a vegan anymore, I would love to try a number of these dishes!

  • Mayuri November 17, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    Thanks for sharing Vegan recipes for Thanksgiving. I am going to share it with my friend who has turned into a vegan recently and keeps looking for vegan recipes.

  • Yeah Lifestyle November 17, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    OMG you have made me feel hungry again and I just had dinner and I am not a vegan as well. Bookmarked the vegan lentil loaf, hoping to make this for the family next

  • Melanie williams November 18, 2020 at 5:38 AM

    Oh my gosh there are some amazing ideas here for sure!! I will deffo be trying a few of these out, as I don’t eat meat so this is great x

  • Marysa November 19, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    So many great vegan ideas! These all sound delicious, and it is nice to have some different ideas when it comes to a Thanksgiving menu.

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