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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
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Citrus Dijon Seitan Loaf 2 of 31
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!

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Cranberry Carrot Pita Stuffing 3 of 31
This crowd-pleasing vegan stuffing is made using pita bread! Although, any bread will work. Studded with sweet tart cranberries and colorful carrots.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Pumpkin Pie Cookies 4 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Egg Free Pumpkin Pie Ingredients 5 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Coconut Pumpkin Pie 6 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Glazed Sweet Potato Medallions 7 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Vegan Holiday Salad Recipes 8 of 31
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!

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Country-Fried Cutlets with Gravy 9 of 31
These country-style vegan cultets are breaded for crispy-cravable edges. These gravy-slathered bites are a worthy Turkey replacement for a meatless feast.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Shake 10 of 31
Craving pumpkin pie, but want to stay on the skinnier side of dessert time? Try this frosty pumpkin pie shake on for size.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Cran-Chestnut Pumpkin Stuffing 11 of 31
This moist and delicious stuffing recipe is infused with cranberries, chestnuts, pumpkin and even vegan apple-sage sausage.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Concord Cranberry Sauce 12 of 31
This spin on classic cranberry sauce adds in a bit of deep purple concord grape juice. Bold and sassy, made from whole organic cranberries.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Peanut Butter Choco Chip Cheesecake 13 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Fizzy Pomegranate Lime Cocktail 14 of 31
Start your Thanksgiving feast off with this fizzy pomegranate cocktail. Zesty lime juice and prosecco mingle with tart Pom juice.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
5 Alternatives to Tofurkey 15 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Pumpkin Squash Ginger Sage Soup 16 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Cranberry Glazed Tempeh 17 of 31
If you are a fan of vegan soy tempeh, you may want to add this cranberry-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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Homemade Seitan Tutorial 18 of 31
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!

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Spice Maple Pumpkin Porridge 19 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Garlicky Hemp Mashed Potatoes 20 of 31
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!

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Four-ingredient Pumpkin Pie 21 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 22 of 31
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!

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Sugar Snap Pea Maple Nut Salad 23 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip 24 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Vegan Stuffing 25 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Pumpkin Chickpea Croquettes 26 of 31
These "cheesy" pumpkin chickpea croquettes make a savory appetizer or side dish for hungry guests. Garnish with fresh greens like mache.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Sweet Potato Biscuits 27 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Seared Tofu Steaks 28 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Ginger Pear Shooters 29 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Spicy Lasagna Verde 30 of 31
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.

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
Five-ingredient Pumpkin Cheesecake 31 of 31
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!

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Photo: Kathy Patalsky
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More on Family Kitchen:

* 20 Vegan Salads for your Thanksgiving Table

* 10 Vegan Apple-Infused Goodies for Fall

* Pecan Pumpkin Pie Cookies

* 5 Ways to Make Tofu Fancy for the Holidays

* Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

* Skinny Vegan Pumpkin Pie Shake

Meatless Main Courses: 10 turkey alternatives for Thanksgiving

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