Here is a fun roundup of my favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes to try! I hope you find them helpful when planning the menu. 

Thanksgiving is such a joyful, fun time, but it can be a lot of work – these recipes are all pretty simple, and I hope you’ll have a great time making them. 

Vegan Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

Here are a couple of ideas for Thanksgiving morning.

Pumpkin Pancakes stacked on a white plate with Vegan Pumpkin Cream

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes 

What can be better than starting the day with a stack of warm, cozy pumpkin pancakes on Thanksgiving? This recipe will get you in the holiday mood. My vegan pancakes are light and fluffy, with a pretty golden glow from the pumpkin puree in the recipe. 

Pumpkin Scones on a Cooking Rack

Vegan Pumpkin Scones 

This recipe delivers the perfect light, flaky, gently spiced pumpkin scones that the whole family will love. It is just as delicious as my vegan peach scones, except it is loaded with holiday flavors. They get topped off with sweet glaze!

Easy Vegan Spicy Sausages in a Cast Iron Pan

Easy Vegan Sausages

Are you looking for a hot breakfast idea? Serve these homemade vegan sausages with some roasted tomatoes and grilled mushrooms. This is perfect for those who love a hot, savory breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. 

Pumpkin Oatmeal in a bowl with Maple Syrup

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

Serve up bowls of steaming pumpkin oats. This is the perfect choice if you don’t have much time and its healthy. This recipe will take you back to your childhood with all its dreamy flavors. Cook it on the stovetop or in a pressure cooker.

Perfect Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Vegan appetizers don’t need to be complicated or intimidating – try these fun recipes.

Vegan spinach artichoke dip

Vegan Artichoke and Spinach Dip

This is my healthy and light version of a creamy, classic holiday artichoke and spinach dip. What a treat to enjoy a rich, cheesy-flavored dip without any of the saturated fat! My recipe is made with cashew nuts (for creaminess), herbs, and nutritional yeast for a delicious, savory experience. 

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms served on a white plate

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms 

These bite-sized umami-filled bites will be a treat at your holiday party. These stuffed mushrooms are well-balanced with a little heat from the crushed red pepper. 

Green or Black Olive Tapenade served in a bowl with Crackers

Olive Tapenade

Serving homemade olive tapenade is sure to make your guests feel special. There is something exquisite about a bowl of tapenade alongside slices of toasted baguette rounds. It’s also super quick to make; you can make it the day before!

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip in Wonton Cups

This little appetizer doesn’t last long. Warm and creamy in its savory center, surrounded by crispy pastry. It’s delicious! Garnish the Wonton cups with fresh herbs, and they will be the star of the show.

The Best Vegan Side Dishes for Thanksgiving 

From fresh and light to rich and decadent – here are my favorites.

Pear Pecan Salad

Pear Pecan Green Salad

Pear and pecan is a classic combination, especially in the cooler Holiday months. Try this vegan version of this much-loved salad. This recipe has a pretty, colorful dressing that makes the whole salad come alive!

Butternut Squash Soup in a two bowls

Butternut Squash Soup with Pine Nuts and Sage

This is a lovely soup to pair with the salad mentioned above! Sage and butternut are a delicious flavor combination. The pine nuts give it a distinct taste. Serve this butternut squash soup in pretty bowls or festive mugs.

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Dressing 

This salad will dress up your table with its pretty colors. Bright pops of citrus flavor, pomegranates, and light dressing make this a healthy, light salad. This citrus salad is a great way to break through the richness of the rest of the meal.

Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Fresh Cranberry and Pomegranate Relish Served on a White Plate

Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Fresh Cranberry and Pomegranate Relish

This easy side dish is beautiful and loaded with delicious holiday flavors. You’ll love the hints of fresh ginger and mint! The orange adds a real zing, and the pomegranates deliver a wonderful texture and tartness.

Roasted Garlicky Brussel Sprouts in a white Bowl

Roasted Garlicky Brussels Sprouts 

This is one of my favorite ways to serve Brussels sprouts. Garlic adds a delicious savory balance to Brussels sprouts, making them way more delicious. This easy side dish goes beautifully with my vegan turkey.

Roasted Carrots with Spicy Maple Glaze and Pistachios on a White Platter

Roasted Carrots with Spicy Maple Glaze 

Every holiday spread is complete with the humble glazed carrot. Take this side to another level with my spicy maple glaze!

Dinner Roll Wreath with Fresh Rosemary and Cranberries

Festive Dinner Rolls 

This wreath of festive dinner rolls will be the center of attention at your Thanksgiving table. I love how pretty the wreath looks; there are so many fun ways to decorate it!

Vegan Garlic Knots 

Delicious garlicky rolls are so good – here is my easy recipe for vegan versions. These rolls will fill your home with their rich aroma!

Vegan Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows 

Is it a side dish? Is it a dessert? Who cares? It’s the most mouth-watering recipe, and you cannot skip it! The little marshmallows are such a treat. 

Simple Vegan Duchess Potatoes with Herbs

Simple Vegan Duchess Potatoes 

Effortless elegance – that’s how I’d describe this vegan Thanksgiving side dish. Crispy on the outside and creamy and herby in the center. You won’t have a single Duchess potato left, that’s for sure.

Maple Pecan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes served in a baking dish

Maple Pecan Hasselback Potatoes 

These sweet potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. The maple and pecan flavors lean heavily into Thanksgiving – these are easy to serve as a simple yet elevated side dish. Perfect with vegan roasts and other warm sides listed here.

Amazing Vegan Main Courses for Thanksgiving

You will love these cozy and satisfying main courses.  

Slicing vegan turkey roast

Vegan Roast Turkey 

This is such a fun dish to make and will impress your friends and family. Vegan roast turkey will take center stage. It’s easier than you think to make and perfect when served with my sweet carrots, garlicky Brussels sprouts, and duchess potatoes!

Pouring vegan gravy over vegan turkey roast

Vegan Gravy

Following perfectly on from roast vegan turkey, here is my recipe for vegan gravy. This versatile gravy will become your go-to at Thanksgiving. It’s easy to make, well-seasoned and flavored and adds a creamy sauciness to most vegan roasts.

Mashed potatoes and vegan gravy

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Here is my favorite way to make mashed potatoes. These are a must to have on your holiday table. Great with gravy and a vegan roast!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce served in a red bowl

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This make-ahead homemade cranberry sauce has bright, fruity flavors. I like to serve mine warm, but it’s great cold, too. It can be made in a few minutes and is way more delicious than store-bought.

Plant-Based Meatballs in Gravy

Vegan Holiday Meatballs in Gravy

This is the kind of dish you crave. You won’t stop thinking about this meatball in gravy dish – ideal with mashed potatoes. 

Holiday Roast served on a plate with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce

Vegan Holiday Roast 

This tender and totally delicious recipe will be your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Check out my recipe, as there is also an option to cook it in pastry!

Gluten-Free Roast Roast and Holiday Served on two Plates

Gluten-free Holiday Roast

Another deliciously flavored roast to try this season! I love making this roast (without the stuffing) and using it as a sandwich filling. 

Vegan Holiday Roast

Homemade stuffing

A good stuffing recipe becomes a family tradition – passed along through the generations. This is my favorite way to make a vegan stuffing that everyone will love.

Roasted Butternut Squash Vegan Stuffed Shells served on two plates

Roasted Butternut Stuffed Shells

If you’re looking for a pasta-based main course, this one must be on the list!

Baked Mac & Cheese

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? This baked recipe has a crunchy topping that will bring you back for seconds.

Thanksgiving Sandwich with Kale and Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Sandwich

If you have leftover vegan roast – here is what to do with it! These are the perfect “day-after” sandwiches. 

Decadent Vegan Dessert Recipes for Thanksgiving 

A good vegan Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without a sweet treat – here are a few vegan options.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bites served on a wooden platter

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bites 

Pretty-as-a-picture. I love to serve these on a board or pretty platter.

Baked Apples with Vegan Ice cream and maple syrup

Gourmet Baked Apples

This is a super healthy dessert option – I love serving these baked apples at Thanksgiving – aside from how yummy they are, they also look so good!

Apple Almond Cake on a cake stand

Apple Almond Cake 

This festive cake has a moist, tender crumb. It is also gluten-free and made from ground almonds, fresh apples, and ground flax seeds. You will love its crunchy topping, and so will your guests!

Stacked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze 

They are baked, not fried! These tasty donuts are bright orange, thanks to the pumpkin puree included. 

Homemade pumpkin cookies with maple drizzle

Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are the perfect treat with your favorite hot drink on Thanksgiving – give them a go!

Vegan Apple Tart with sliced apples and almonds

Vegan Apple Tart

This apple tart recipe is one of my most popular recipes, and for good reason. It has rich apple, almond, and vanilla flavors and a buttery but vegan pastry.

Vegan Pie Crust

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Are you looking for an easy pumpkin pie recipe that is also vegan? Here’s my favorite way to make pumpkin pie from scratch.

Apple Hand Pies placed in a pink towel

Mini Apple Hand Pies

I love serving these as a sweet treat after my Thanksgiving meal. They’re also lovely packed up in a pretty container and offered as a gift.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake 

The ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon flavors are just so delicious in these little cakes. They make the perfect festive gift, wrapped up.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy all of these Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes. May God bless you and your family!

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