The Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m so excited guys. I LOVE Thanksgiving. Fun times with family and such a focus on food – it’s really the perfect holiday. If you’re vegan – or cooking for someone who is – it can get kind of overwhelming to try to find dishes that will please everyone. With such a focus on meat at this holiday meal, avoiding it can seem difficult…

A collage of photos showing different types of vegan Thanksgiving recipes.

But it’s really not! It’s actually SO easy. We all know that, at Thanksgiving, the sides are where it’s at. GIVE ME ALL THE SIDES! And making sides vegan is so easy, not to mention delicious.

But don’t worry – I’ve included appetizers, salads, main dishes, and amazing desserts, too! Here you’ll find 29 awesome vegan recipes you can make for this Thanksgiving meal.

Be sure to let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Snacks & Appetizers:

1. Navy Bean Sweet Potato Dip from Green Healthy Cooking

Nave Sweet Potato Dip

2. Butternut Squash Mac ’n Cheese from Blissful Basil

Butternut Squash Mac ’n Cheese

3. Roasted Garlic & Herb Dinner Rolls from Foodal!

Top down view of six knot shaped vegan-friendly roasted garlic and herb dinner rolls sitting on a blackened baking pan.

4. Spicy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Healthy Nibbles & Bits

Spicy Spinach Artichoke Dip

5. Sweet Potato & Sage Corn Muffins from Sweet Miscellany

Sweet Potato & Sage Corn Muffins

6. Deep-Fried Vegan Jalapeno Poppers from Foodal!

Vertical image of a white platter with fried pepper chips with a white dish of white sauce.



1. Roasted Garlic Quinoa & Kale Salad with Cranberries from Wendi Polisi

Roasted Garlic Quinoa & Kale Salad with Cranberries

2. Shaved Brussel Sprout & Kale Salad with Lemon Maple Dressing from The Full Helping

Shaved Brussel Sprout & Kale Salad with Lemon Maple Dressing

3. Quinoa and Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cauliflower, Avocado and Pomegranate from Floating Kitchen

Quinoa and Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cauliflower, Avocado and Pomegranate

Side Dishes:

1. The Creamiest Vegan Mashed Potatoes from Foodal!

Vertical close-up image of a black bowl of mashed potatoes with a shallot garnish on a wooden surface under a towel.

2. Green Bean Casserole from Oh My Veggies

Green Bean Casserole

3. Sesame Sage Roasted Veggies with Barley from me!

Overhead vertical shot of a rustic ceramic serving bowl of roasted vegetables and barley, garnished with pomegranate arils and fresh sage, on a folded off-white cloth napkin, with a glass carafe of dressing and a serving spoon, on a brown wood surface.


4. Honey Orange Glazed Brusels Sprouts with Butternut Squash from Jessica GavinHoney Orange Glazed Brusels Sprouts with Butternut Squash

5. The Easiest Vegan Stuffing from Foodal!

Vertical top-down image of a casserole dish filled with stuffing and vegetables.


6. Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce from Foodal!

Oblique view of a pomegranate cranberry sauce in a white, porcelain serving dish on a weathered, wooden surface.


7. Jellied Cranberry Sauce from Rhubarbarians

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

8. Dijon Mustard and Sage Roasted Squash from me!

Dijon mustard and sage flavored roasted butternut squash in a pan in the foreground and pomegranate cranberry sauce in a white, porcelain, oblong serving dish in the background. Oblique angle with containers sitting on a rustic wooden surface.


9. Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts from me!

Close up and top down view of a batch of Brussels sprouts that were prepared in a toaster oven and then layered over prepared quinoa for a healthy meal or side dish.



1. Sweet Potato & Lentil Shepard’s Pie from The Full Helping

Sweet Potato & Lentil Shepard’s Pie

2. Roasted Vegetable Skillet Bake from Eat Within Your Means

Roasted Vegetable Skillet Bake

3. Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash from Simple Seasonal

Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash from Simple Seasonal


4. Vegetables Wellington from Serious Eats

Vegetables Wellington

5. Nutty Curry Stuffed Squash from Insteading

Nutty Curry Stuffed Squash



1. Ginger & Pecan Tart with Maple-Pecan Crust from Oh, Ladycakes

Ginger & Pecan Tart with Maple-Pecan Crust

2. Pumpkin Pie Parfaits from Minimalist Baker

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits


3. Gingersnap Chocolate Cream Pie with Bourbon Pecan Crumble from Kale & Caramel

Gingersnap Chocolate Cream Pie with Bourbon Pecan Crumble

4. Pecan Pie from Namely Marly

Pecan Pie

5. 5-Minute Miracle Self-Sauced Chocolate Pudding from The Dessert Spoon

5-Minute Miracle Self-Sauced Chocolate Pudding

6. Super Creamy Hot Chocolate from Chocolate Codex

Super Creamy Hot Chocolate
I may have one more recipe for you this week. Stay tuned!

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About Raquel Smith

Raquel is a whole foods enthusiast, an avid mountain biker, and a dog lover. She works by day at Food Blogger Pro and formerly maintained her food blog "My California Roots" (now merged into Foodal).

2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving”

  1. Thanks for spreading the vegan chocolate cream pie love, Raquel! It’s such a dream, and would be particularly AMAZING following all these other dreamy dishes.


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