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” pretty much everything is vegan except a few 5 recipes, than can easily be made vegan! LOTS of variety for a full vegan spread here.

BREAKFAST

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Waffles

Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole

This Overnight French Toast Casserole is always a complete hit! It's vegan, takes 15 minutes of prep and each bite is loaded with deliciousness! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin Pancakes

Apple Pie Pancakes

 

MAINS

Vegan Meatloaf

Pot Pies (Vegan)

This Vegan Pot Pie are gluten free and are done in less than an hour! They are loaded with only healthy, delicious and filling ingredients! https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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!!

This Vegan Shepherd's Pie is the ultimate healthy comfort dish! It's made with mushrooms and lentils, is very filling and is so incredibly easy to make! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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!

 

Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Easy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are made Tex-Mex Style! They are very filling, nutritious, and perfect for quick weeknight dinners! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.

 

SALADS

Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Sauce

This Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad is loaded with Thai inspired ingredients and dressed with a divine peanut ginger sauce!! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Chickpea Panzanella Salad

This Chickpea Panzanella Salad is made with only ingredients and is SO addictive! It's perfect for any get togethers, parties or even a delicious lunch or dinner! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Roasted Beet Feta Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

 

Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

 

15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Apple and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

 

SIDES

Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans

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!
This Vegan Green Bean Casserole takes only 30 minutes! It's easy, creamy, completely delicious and gluten free! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.

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.

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!
These Vegan Biscuits are made with only 7 ingredients! They are made with coconut oil, are gluten free and are fluffy and delicious! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.
This Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing will be a star at your Thanksgiving dinner! It's a healthier side dish that is deliciously simple, loaded with lots of flavour and is vegan! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.

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.
This Easy Cheesy Cornbread Skillet (Vegan & Gluten Free) has the best cornbread crust ever! It's so fluffy, loaded with so much flavour and is so addictive! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.

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.

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread in muffin portion? Perfect. Great for sharing with your guests and it’s the perfect excuse to take more.
These Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins are moist and tender and made with jalapeños! They have a delicious spicy kick, are vegan and are made with healthier ingredients!

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.

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!!

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.

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!

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.
This Creamy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese is undeniably divine! Made with an amazing, cashew based 'cheese' sauce, it's the perfect addition to any meal!

 

 

DESSERTS

Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Apple Crisp

This Cranberry Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for holidays!! It’s the perfect mix of sweet apples, tangy cranberries and is perfect with ice cream! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Apple Pie Bars

These Vegan Apple Pie Bars are absolutely decadent! They're drizzled with homemade salted caramel, topped with a divine crumb topping and are gluten free! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

These Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies will amaze your tastebuds and your guests!! They taste fantastic and are so easy to make! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Baked Apples Stuffed with Oat Crisp

These Baked Apples are perfect for fall and anytime you want a delicious and easy dessert! It's stuffed with a warm, crunchy yet soft cinnamon oat crisp! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

 

3-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce 

This Vegan Caramel Sauce is made with only 3 ingredients! Healthier, all natural ingredients, and goes perfectly with everything you pour it over!! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Gluten Free Pie Crust

Cinnamon Baked Pears

White Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These soft batch Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are BEYOND divine! They are made in just one bowl, are deliciously soft, slightly chewy and loaded with chocolate in every bite! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are soft batch baked! They are an easy healthier festive cookie, vegan and gluten free, and are topped with an irresistible coconut butter frosting! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Streusel Filled Orange Cranberry Swirl Muffins

 

Drinks

Red Wine Apple Cider Fall Sangria

This Red Wine Apple Cider Fall Sangria is perfect for all your holiday parties and events! The flavours are so reminiscent of fall and it tastes amazing! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Warm Spiced 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. Alex says:

    Some amazing recipes. Can’t wait to try them out!

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  3. 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. ❤️

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