50 Vegan & Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes for the best Thanksgiving Day ever! We’ve got you covered from breakfast to mains to sides to desserts to even drinks!
The roundup you’ve been waiting for is FINALLY here!! 50 Vegan & Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes for your Thanksgiving Day! Happy Thanksgiving friends! When it comes, of course. I’ve got everything you’ll need for the big day – breakfasts, sides, mains, salads, desserts and even drinks. You can prepare a lot of them the day or even two days before to lighten the load. If you want a proper guide on that, let me know and I’ll add it in for sure, but general guideline is that you can pretty prep everything on this list before handing, and then add their relative toppings/toppers and then bake! I wanted to make it as easy as possible for you. Enjoy and eat up!
P.S. even though it says “vegan and vegetarian” everything has been updating to vegan recipes!
Probably the best reaction I’ve ever gotten for this pie was from my aunt who was so shocked there was no meat, and then wanted seconds!!
This pasta bake is more of a casserole, and is loaded with roasted butternut squash, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. They’re all roasted to perfection, then the butternut squash is turned into a puree to pour over the pasta with some cheese. Add in some kale and it’s a complete creamy meal!
I never thought of my Coconut Chickpea Curry as a main dish for Thanksgiving until a lot of readers last year let me know that they made it and absolutely loved it for their Thanksgiving meal! It makes perfect sense because it has a lot of sauce too that would be beautifully over mashed potatoes.
What’s Thanksgiving without Green Bean Casserole though?! I loved this casserole so much because it’s made 100% from scratch and is so creamy. You’re going to love the oven fried onions on top too!
This recipe has always been my #1 thanksgiving side dish recipe amongst readers! It’s perfect for enjoying sweet potato casserole with SO much flavour and without all those extra calories. That maple pecan topping is out of this world.
I love love love these mashed potatoes!! They are so incredibly creamy, and well, mashed potatoes always goes perfectly with basically about every single thing. Also, you need to make it with the caramelised onions – it is GOLDEN.
These biscuits are also gluten free! Actually all these recipes are :). You can make them with regular flour too, but the point is BISCUITS!! They are so good and so easy to whip up!! Add all the butter!
When I made this cornbread stuffing it made my whole week. It’s made with homemade cornbread (or you can buy some) and has so much amazing flavours in it. It’s just like your traditional cornbread stuffing for sure.
If you’re a regular here then you know I LOVE these sweet potato skins! If you’re new, you NEED to make this!! The sweet potato skins are stuffed back with the sweet potato filling plus a tex mex filling and topped with coconut bacon too! So. Good.
Uh, YUM!! This cheesy cornbread skillet is just like your favourite cornbread except THAT CRUST THO. The melted butter + got cast iron skillet + the cornbread batter makes the crust so much more uh, crusty, and so buttery. I also added cheese, corn and and jalapeños in the cornbread so it’s extra amazing. Prepare to wow your guests.
This is an oldie but a REAL goodie! If you love Brussels sprouts you’ll LOVE this, and anyone you know who doesn’t love Brussels sprouts will love them after this for sure. The roasted apples and onions go so perfectly with it too.
Okay, so not technically a side but it goes perfectly on every thing for Thanksgiving that this is an ESSENTIAL. I make mine with orange juice which adds so much flavour too.
Cornbread in muffin portion? Perfect. Great for sharing with your guests and it’s the perfect excuse to take more.
LOVE this recipe! It’s loaded with everything in traditional mushrooms, and are perfect for even appetisers! That coconut bacon on top is so essential, by the way. You’ll def put it on everything when you make it.
Butter + garlic + potatoes? Yesssss. No need to see much more for this – they are crispy, buttery and come together so quickly!!
Oh I need to make these this Thanksgiving again!! These carrots are maple glazed, with garlic so they have a sweet, caramel-y flavour and are so soft. They’re then topped with a carrot greens chimichurri that is out of this world. If you can find multi-coloured carrots then they would be even prettier.
Also not a technical side dish, but kind of and sooo necessary. This gravy is so creamy and has SO MUCH FLAVOUR. Perfect on mashed potatoes of course and you can make it ahead of time!
Finally, you neeeed a baked mac and cheese at your thanksgiving dinner for sure! This one is SO good (how many times have I said that so far?). I love the flavour the sauce gives this and the topping works so well with it.