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31 Vegan Recipes for Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-vegan-PICMMaybe you are planning an all-vegan feast, or perhaps you’d simply like to add a few delicious vegan dishes to your Thanksgiving table. Here are 15 Vegan Recipes for Thanksgiving to get you started. From creative recipes like pumpkin croquettes and cashew pumpkin spice cheese dip to classics like sweet potato medallions and hearty holiday stuffing — these vegan recipes are sure to inspire you this Thanksgiving!


  • Glazed Cocktail Meatless Balls 1 of 31
    Glazed Cocktail Meatless Balls
    This easy vegan appetizer is ready in just five minutes to serve as a spicy-sweet pre-meal bite. Pineapple glazed meatless balls are warm and satisfying, perfect paired with a Thanksgiving cocktail. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make vegan glazed meatballs
  • Citrus Dijon Seitan Loaf 2 of 31
    Citrus Dijon Seitan Loaf
    This centerpiece-worthy dish is simple homemade seitan, accented with holiday citrus flavor, spicy Dijon mustard too. If you want to skip the Tofurkey, try a homemade seitan loaf! photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Citrus Dijon Seitan
  • Cranberry Carrot Pita Stuffing 3 of 31
    Cranberry Carrot Pita Stuffing
    This crowd-pleasing vegan stuffing is made using pita bread! Although, any bread will work. Studded with sweet tart cranberries and colorful carrots. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make vegan pita stuffing
  • Pumpkin Pie Cookies 4 of 31
    Pumpkin Pie Cookies
    Tender pumpkin pie cookies are made using nutty, buttery pecans, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree. A powdery layer of organic powdered sugar and coconut on top. Perfect paired with holiday tea or coffee. Wonderful alternative dessert for those who may not like pie, but still crave pumpkin. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Pumpkin Pie Cookies
  • Egg Free Pumpkin Pie Ingredients 5 of 31
    Egg Free Pumpkin Pie Ingredients
    It is true! Pumpkin pie is easy and delicious to make without using eggs. Here are five easy ingredients that help you replace the eggs in a classic pumpkin pie recipe. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Get 5 Ingredients for egg-free pumpkin pie
  • Coconut Pumpkin Pie 6 of 31
    Coconut Pumpkin Pie
    This no-bake pumpkin pie recipe is infused with tropical coconut flavors and made using the power of coconut oil. Put an exotic spin on your Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with this delicious vegan recipe. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Coconut Pumpkin Pie
  • Glazed Sweet Potato Medallions 7 of 31
    Glazed Sweet Potato Medallions
    Most sweet potato dishes are loaded with butter, sugar and sweet marshmallows. Well this recipe allows the natural sweetness of the potato to shine by adding light accents of maple, brown sugar, citrus, spices and a hint of vegan butter.
    Make glazed sweet potato medallions
  • Vegan Holiday Salad Recipes 8 of 31
    Vegan Holiday Salad Recipes
    Save plenty of room on your holiday table for a salad. Or two or three! These twenty vegan recipes will inspire the 'salad' portion of your Thanksgiving feast!
    Get 20 Vegan Holiday Salads Recipes
  • Country-Fried Cutlets with Gravy 9 of 31
    Country-Fried Cutlets with Gravy
    These country-style vegan cultets are breaded for crispy-cravable edges. These gravy-slathered bites are a worthy Turkey replacement for a meatless feast. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Country Fried Cutlets
  • Skinny Pumpkin Pie Shake 10 of 31
    Skinny Pumpkin Pie Shake
    Craving pumpkin pie, but want to stay on the skinnier side of dessert time? Try this frosty pumpkin pie shake on for size. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make a Skinny Pumpkin Pie Shake
  • Cran-Chestnut Pumpkin Stuffing 11 of 31
    Cran-Chestnut Pumpkin Stuffing
    This moist and delicious stuffing recipe is infused with cranberries, chestnuts, pumpkin and even vegan apple-sage sausage. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Cranberry Chestnut Stuffing
  • Concord Cranberry Sauce 12 of 31
    Concord Cranberry Sauce
    This spin on classic cranberry sauce adds in a bit of deep purple concord grape juice. Bold and sassy, made from whole organic cranberries.
    Make concord cranberry sauce
  • Peanut Butter Choco Chip Cheesecake 13 of 31
    Peanut Butter Choco Chip Cheesecake
    Some people just do not like pumpkin pie, but still crave a sweet slice of something after their Thanksgiving meal. Try this crowd-pleasing vegan cheesecake flavored with chocolate chips and rich peanut butter. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
  • Fizzy Pomegranate Lime Cocktail 14 of 31
    Fizzy Pomegranate Lime Cocktail
    Start your Thanksgiving feast off with this fizzy pomegranate cocktail. Zesty lime juice and prosecco mingle with tart Pom juice.
    Make a fizzy pomegranate lime cocktail
  • 5 Alternatives to Tofurkey 15 of 31
    5 Alternatives to Tofurkey
    If you are celebrating Thanksgiving meat-free, but not really into the whole "Tofurkey" thing, you will want to check out these other plant-based options for a wow-worthy centerpiece entree. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Get 5 Alternatives to Tofurkey
  • Pumpkin Squash Ginger Sage Soup 16 of 31
    Pumpkin Squash Ginger Sage Soup
    This soup is super creamy, velvety, and filled with pumpkin and butternut squash flavor. The flavors of ginger and sage are what really set this soup apart.
    Get the recipe from Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Cranberry Glazed Tempeh 17 of 31
    Cranberry Glazed Tempeh
    If you are a fan of vegan soy tempeh, you may want to add this cramberry-glazed tempeh logs recipe to your cruelty-free feast. You can make these logs with fresh cranberry sauce, or leftover cranberry sauce as a "leftovers" recipe. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Cranberry Glazed Tempeh
  • Homemade Seitan Tutorial 18 of 31
    Homemade Seitan Tutorial
    It is fun and satisfying to make your Thanksgiving entree from scratch, so give homemade seitan a try. Made from just a few ingredients like vital wheat gluten flour, liquid and spices, it is easier than you think! photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Learn how-to make homemade seitan
  • Spice Maple Pumpkin Porridge 19 of 31
    Spice Maple Pumpkin Porridge
    This pumpkin maple spice rice porridge is soothing, sweet and creamy. Serve this dish as a holiday breakfast bowl or as a dessert option. Healthy enough to warm up and enjoy all holiday long. photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Pumpkin Porridge
  • Garlicky Hemp Mashed Potatoes 20 of 31
    Garlicky Hemp Mashed Potatoes
    Quick mashed potatoes infused with bold garlic and healthy hemp seeds. The secret ingredient is the savory nutritional yeast — perfect for making mashed potatoes taste cheesy while keeping them dairy-free!
    Make garlicky hemp mashed potatoes
  • Four-ingredient Pumpkin Pie 21 of 31
    Four-ingredient Pumpkin Pie
    This vegan pumpkin pie couldn't get any easier. It only takes four ingredients to make, so you'll be able to zip in and out of the kitchen in a flash. The secret ingredient to this minimalist pie: soaked raw cashews.
    Get the recipe from Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 22 of 31
    Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
    If you simply cannot wait to dive into your Thanksgiving dessert, serve up some healthy pumpkin pie oatmeal as a holiday breakfast. Soy cream on top! photo: Kathy Patalsky
    Make Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
  • Sugar Snap Pea Maple Nut Salad 23 of 31
    Sugar Snap Pea Maple Nut Salad
    This zesty, crunchy snap pea salad is the perfect light veggie dish to complement the savory, rich dishes of Thanksgiving. Sweet citrus, perky snap peas, pecans and a light drizzle of caramel-colored maple syrup to sharpen the zippy flavors.
    Get the recipe from Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip 24 of 31
    Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip
    Cashew cheese is a fun side dish or appetizer to show off at any dinner party. Your guests will be amazed that you can make a creamy dip from raw cashews. Pumpkin spice flavors make this Thanksgiving-approved.
    Make pumpkin spice cashew cheese dip
  • Vegan Stuffing 25 of 31
    Vegan Stuffing
    Stuffing is a classic dish for Thanksgiving — and it is easy to veganize! This Squash Tangerine Pecan Stuffing is rich and bold, made with vegan butter and seasonings.
    Get the recipe and two more stuffing recipes from Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Pumpkin Chickpea Croquettes 26 of 31
    Pumpkin Chickpea Croquettes
    These "cheesy" pumpkin chickpea croquettes make a savory appetizer or side dish for hungry guests. Garnish with fresh greens like mache.
    Make pumpkin chickpea croquettes
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits 27 of 31
    Sweet Potato Biscuits
    You can never have too many sweet potato recipes for Thanksgiving, right? Well these tender, flaky, vegan buttery biscuits are a lovely side for your feast.
    Make sweet potato biscuits
  • Seared Tofu Steaks 28 of 31
    Seared Tofu Steaks
    A platter of beautifully seared tofu steaks is a lovely centerpiece protein for your table. Add any spices or flavors you'd like. I even enjoy searing the tofu in a few spoonfuls of cranberry sauce for sticky-sweet cranberry tofu.
    Make seared tofu steaks
  • Ginger Pear Shooters 29 of 31
    Ginger Pear Shooters
    With so many flavors during this holiday feast, it can be nice to cleanse your palate and settle your stomach. This bold ginger pear juice will do the trick! Serve mid-meal or as your guests arrive.
    Get the recipe from Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Spicy Lasagna Verde 30 of 31
    Spicy Lasagna Verde
    Sure, you could grab a vegan Tofurky as your centerpiece dish, or you could go way off the board and start a new tradition at your vegan table. This grandly layered Lasagna Verde is infused with pesto instead of tomato sauce — so it mingles quite nicely with the flavors of Thanksgiving.
    Make spicy lasagna verde
  • Five-ingredient Pumpkin Cheesecake 31 of 31
    Five-ingredient Pumpkin Cheesecake
    This easy pumpkin-infused vegan cheesecake is a delicious dessert to offer your guests. Swirl some coconut whip on top with a maraschino cherry for an elegant presentation that looks just like "classic" cheesecake. Your guests won't believe it is dairy-free!
    Make five-ingredient pumpkin cheesecake

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