The perfect vegan Thanksgiving menu takes serious planning. Fortunately, my guide can help. Find out how to cook Thanksgiving dinner vegan-style. Here you have your choice of appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and most importantly, dessert. All recipes are WFPB and completely oil-free. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Looking for recipes that will impress your non-vegan guests? Me neither because I could care less what they think.
But the fact is you will more than likely be attending a gathering with many non-vegans. So, with that being said, here are some amazing recipes. And, I can pretty guarantee they’ll be surprised to find out they’re actually plant-based.
Don’t feel like you have to make everything, I can assure you I’m not making everything on this list. Pick out a few of your favorites, print them out, and then save them so they’re ready to go.
I’m pretty certain you’ll have a very happy Thanksgiving with any of these amazing recipes.
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Vegan Spinach Artichoke dip is creamy, cheesy, warm, and SO delicious! 8 simple ingredients and 30 minutes are all you need to make the best vegan version of this classic crowd-pleasing dip. Dairy-free and gluten-free.
This Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip is absolutely incredible! Rich, creamy, delicious, & healthy. Perfect for holidays, game days, family gatherings, or any other day that ends in “y.” Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, & packed with protein.
Vegan French Onion Dip is so easy to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Made with homemade dry onion soup mix and creamy Cashew Sour Cream, it’s perfect for the holidays, gatherings, and snacking. Serve it with crackers, chips, or fresh veggies.
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are absolutely the BEST! Soft, crispy, and spicy all at once. Serve these with my Vegan Ranch Dressing to make one incredible party food, appetizer, or snack! Vegan and oil-free.
Maple Glazed Vegan Ham is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect main for your holiday table. It’s smoky, sweet, savory, meaty, and makes the best vegan ham sandwiches!
Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping is a delicious and hearty main dish for any holiday table.
Easy Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is the best you will ever make! Protein-packed lentils cooked with healthy veggies in a delicious tangy gravy sauce, topped with mashed potatoes, and baked to golden brown perfection. A hearty and wholesome meal that’s the definition of comfort food.
Stuffed Acorn Squash is a delicious main dish full of Fall flavors. It’s healthy, oil-free, gluten-free, and easy to make.
This Vegan Holiday Roast is loaded with savory Fall flavor and is absolutely delicious. This holiday seitan roast will leave you feeling stuffed and satisfied.
A delicious vegan meatloaf made with chickpeas and covered with a homemade maple bbq sauce. It’s so EASY to make and is absolutely delicious.
This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with maple pecan topping is the BEST, ever! Perfect for Thanksgiving, this classic side dish is a must-have for your holiday table.
This Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese is so creamy, cheesy, and easy to make. Topped with a crunchy panko breadcrumb topping and baked to golden brown perfection, this recipe is a guaranteed family favorite!
Roasted Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish for Christmas or Thanksgiving and are so easy to make. Roasted then seared to perfection, this sweet-tangy-savory recipe requires just 6 simple ingredients. Oil-free and delicious!
These Maple Roasted Carrots are sweet, a little salty, and so easy to make. All you need are 7 simple ingredients to make a delicious side dish even kids will love! Vegan, oil-free, and healthy.
The BEST Vegan Mashed Potatoes recipe! Creamy, smooth, rich, tangy, and healthy. Whip these taters up in no time.
Easy Vegan Brown Gravy is the perfect topping for my Creamy Homemade Vegan Mashed Potatoes. It’s low-fat, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.
Delicious, rich, and creamy Homemade Vegan Creamed Corn recipe. Plant-based, vegan, low-fat, and ready in as little as 20 minutes.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! It’s amazingly creamy, naturally sweetened, and full of flavor. A hint of autumn spices makes this soup the ultimate Fall comfort food!
The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe is creamy, delicious, and so easy to make. Made with just 8 simple ingredients then baked in a whole food plant-based homemade pie crust, it’s perfect for the holidays and sure to be a family favorite.
The perfect vegan Sweet Potato Pie recipe! Made with a homemade oil-free crust and cooked sweet potatoes, it’s sweetened solely with pure maple syrup, lightly spiced, and is a true Southern favorite. Rich, creamy, and absolutely delicious!
This Cranberry Apple Crisp is the perfect easy dessert recipe for the holidays. Made with fresh tart cranberries, crisp sweet apples, and covered with a crunchy oat crumble that’s naturally sweetened and spiced with cinnamon. It’s vegan, healthy, gluten-free, and so delicious!
This is the best Vegan Apple Crisp and it’s so easy to make and uses simple wholesome ingredients! Delicious and tender caramelized apples under a crunchy sweet, oat-nut topping. The perfect spring, summer, or fall dessert.
This vegan whipped cream recipe is made with canned coconut milk and is so easy to make. Perfect for topping all your non-dairy and vegan desserts, 1 bowl with 3 ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need.
Tips For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving
- 2 Days Before Thanksgiving: Go shopping and buy all your perishables like produce, etc. And, BE SURE TO GET ICE! It’s the one thing that’s always needed but always forgotten until it’s too late.
- The Day Before Thanksgiving: Cook a ton! It seems daunting, but you’ll be glad you did. Almost everything except the gravy can be cooked.
- The Night Before Thanksgiving: You’ve got everything ready to go and it’s getting late. Now, take a few extra moments before you go to bed and set the table. It’s one less thing to worry about tomorrow morning.
- Thanksgiving Day: Wake up and have a few moments to yourself. Have a nice hot cup of my Cashew Coffee or tea and a good breakfast. Finish any dishes you weren’t able to cook beforehand. 30 minutes before mealtime, make the gravy.
Have a great Thanksgiving,