50 Vegan & Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

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!

A montage of vegan thanksgiving recipes with text.

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!

BREAKFAST

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola

Close up of pumpkin granola on a wood spoon.

Pumpkin Waffles

Overhead view of waffles on square white plates.

Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

A portion of french toast casserole being drizzled with syrup.

Pumpkin French Toast

A stack of pumpkin french toast, drizzled with syrup.

Pumpkin Pancakes

A stack of pumpkin pancakes, drizzled with syrup.

Apple Pie Pancakes

Apple pie pancakes drizzled with syrup.

 

MAINS

Vegan Meatloaf

Vegan meatloaf, sliced, on parchment paper.

Pot Pies (Vegan)

Vegan pot pies in white ramekins on a sheet pan.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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!!

A portion of vegan shepherd's pie on a plate.

Butternut Squash Casserole

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!

A spoon scooping out some butternut squash casserole form a baking dish.

 

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Four quinoa stuffed peppers in a white baking dish.

Coconut Chickpea Curry

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.

Overhead view of coconut chickpea curry in a black skillet.

 

SALADS

Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Sauce

Peanut dressing poured over cashew thai quinoa salad.

Chickpea Panzanella Salad

Overhead view of chickpea panzanella salad on a long white plate with a salad fork on the side.

Roasted Beet Feta Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Overhead view of roasted beet salad in a green bowl.

 

Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa and Apple Salad with Sweet Orange Vinaigrette

Pouring vinaigrette onto shaved brussels sprouts, quinoa and apple salad.

 

15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean chickpea salad with a gold fork on the side.

Kale Apple and Chickpea Salad with Vegan Feta

Overhead shot of chickpea salad on a long blue plate.

 

SIDES

Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans

Close up of candied pecans on a baking sheet.

Green Bean Casserole

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!
 
Green bean casserole on a plate and in a baking dish.
 

Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping

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.
 
Spoon scooping out sweet potato casserole from a baking dish.
 

Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Caramelised Onions

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.
 
Spoon scooping out mashed potatoes form a white bowl.

Fluffy Biscuits

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!
 
A batch of vegan biscuits on a striped cloth.
 

Cornbread Stuffing

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.
 
Gluten free cornbread stuffing in a white baking dish with a gold spoon on the side.
 

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

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.
Loaded sweet potatoes on a grey dish.
 

Easy Cheesy Cornbread Skillet

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.
 
Overhead view of cornbread in a skillet with a slice on a plate.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Onions & Apples

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.
 
Roasted brussels sprouts in a white ramekin.

Cranberry Orange Sauce

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.
 
Top down shot of cranberry orange sauce in a jar.

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread in muffin portion? Perfect. Great for sharing with your guests and it’s the perfect excuse to take more.
 
A stack of cornbread muffins being drizzled with syrup.
 

Stuffed Mushrooms with Coconut Bacon 

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.
 
Overhead view of stuffed mushrooms in a baking dish.
 

Garlic Butter Roasted Potatoes

Butter + garlic + potatoes? Yesssss. No need to see much more for this – they are crispy, buttery and come together so quickly!!
Garlic butter potatoes being stirred with a wood spoon.
 

Maple Garlic Roasted Carrots

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.
 
Overhead view of roasted carrots on a baking sheet.

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

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!
 
Mushroom gravy over a biscuit with a gold fork on the side.
 

Baked Mac and Cheese

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.
 
Baked vegan mac & cheese in a skillet and in bowls.

 

 

DESSERTS

Pumpkin Pie

Slices of pumpkin pie on a glass dish.

Vegan Cranberry Orange Scones

Close up of a vegan scone on a wood board.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry apple crisp in an orange bowl.

Apple Pie Bars

A stack of apple pie bars drizzled in caramel sauce.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Overhead view of pumpkin cheesecake swirl brownies.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Slices of chocolate chip pumpkin bread on a striped cloth.

Baked Apples Stuffed with Oat Crisp

A baked apple topped with ice cream and a gold spoon on the side.

 

3-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce 

Vegan caramel sauce being poured into a glass jar.

Gluten Free Pie Crust

Gluten free pie crust in a glass pie dish with a rolling pin on the side.

Cinnamon Baked Pears

Two cinnamon baked pears on a white plate.

 

White Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin mousse in a round glass with a spoon on the side.

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Top down view of pumpkin sugar cookies on a plate and a wire rack.

 

Streusel Filled Orange Cranberry Swirl Muffins

Close up of a muffin on a napkin.

 

Drinks

Red Wine Apple Cider Fall Sangria

Red wine being poured into a jug of sangria.

Warm Spiced Apple Cider

Two glass mugs of warm apple cider.

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3 comments

  1. Alma Vorrei says:

    Wow, look at all those eye-popping recipes! Excited to check a bunch of these out! Great round up!

  2. cc says:

    I’m not cooking this year but it makes me very happy to see your beautiful photos and grateful that you made it so easy for me. ❤️

  3. I’m looking forward to making some of these recipes in upcoming weeks for dinner..

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