Everyone loves Thanksgiving. It’s one of the few holidays where it’s socially acceptable to eat so much that you’re ready to knock out after. But if you’re vegan, the choices at the dinner table can be…… scarce, for a lack of a better word.

If it’s your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner this year, or you just wanna bring a vegan-friendly dish to the potluck, why not wow your guests with some delicious, healthy, and filling vegan Thanksgiving recipes? We promise that these dishes are so good, everyone will be reaching for seconds.

There are appetizers, sides, mains, stuffing options, and even desserts! With this list, you can have an entirely vegan (and yummy) Thanksgiving feast without the turkey.

Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizers

Eggplant Caponata

This recipe is tart, sweet, and a super refreshing way to start off your Thanksgiving dinner.

5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage

If you’re pressed for time or you’re just feeling lazy, this pumpkin hummus is the perfect fall-themed appetizer.

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com
Source: Two Healthy Kitchens

Vegan Cheese Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms

It might not have real cheese, but even your non-vegan friends will love this dish.

Vegan Daiya Cheese and Garlic Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Source: Mary’s Test Kitchen

Thanksgiving Vegetable Crescent Roll Ring

This dish might be a bit more labor intensive, but it’s so Instagrammable and delicious that we think it’s worth it. Your guests will agree.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Crescent Roll Ring >> Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
Source: Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Vegan Mushroom & Walnut Pâté

Make this dish with our eggplant caponata and you can set up your own bruschetta station!

Vegan Mushroom & Walnut Pâté is the perfect party appetizer. Quick and easy to make, can be made ahead of time, full of flavour, a total crowd pleaser. Perfect for the holidays or Thanksgiving. #itdoesnttastelikechicken
Source: itdoesnttastelikechicken.com

Ultimate Vegan Seven Layer Dip

This dip is so yummy and simple. Plus, all you need to buy is some chips and you have one of the easiest side dishes ever!

The Ultimate Vegan Seven Layer Dip
Source: From My Bowl

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Fall Vegetarian Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Bowls

This dish uses cranberries, sweet potatoes, and pecans – it tastes just like fall in one bowl. While this recipe does use goat cheese, you can just exclude it or use a vegan substitute!

Vegan Thanksgiving ‘Meatballs’

If you have family members that are fans of the traditional turkey dinner, try making these meatballs for them. They’re just as delicious and filling.

Vegan Thanksgiving 'Meatballs'- hearty, satisfying and packed full of umami flavor, these vegan 'meatballs' are gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free.  They're so delicious even the meat eaters will be gobbling them up!
Source: Making Thyme for Health

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a Thanksgiving classic – here’s a vegan version that’s just a little healthier, but still just as tasty.

Vegan Shepherd's Pie_hot for food
Source: Hot for Food

Deep South Homemade Vegan Meatloaf

Meat lovers, rejoice – this vegan version of deep South meatloaf tastes just like the real thing.

Deep South Homemade Vegan Meatloaf
Source: Shane and Simple

Vegan Pumpkin Lentil Curry with Spinach

Pumpkin curry is the perfect fall dish, and it makes a great main for Thanksgiving. Add some vegan roti on the side and you’ll have a delicious and unique main this holiday.

Pumpkin Lentil Curry in two bowls with napkin
Source: Marisa Moore

Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

While mayonnaise isn’t usually vegan, you can just use a vegan version for this recipe! We promise it’ll be just as good.

cauliflower low carb potato salad

Super Simple Vegan Mac and Cheese

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without some mac and cheese on the side. Luckily, this dish can easily be turned vegan.

bowls of vegan mac and cheese ready to eat
Source: Fit Foodie Finds

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are just as creamy and buttery without all the dairy.

Vegan Mashed Potatoes - No cream, no butter, just 100% vegan - mashed potatoes ready to eat #no cream #quick | hurrythefoodup.com
Source: Hurry the Food Up

Creamy Butternut Pasta Bake

This butternut pasta bake is the ultimate vegan-friendly comfort food for Thanksgiving.

Creamy Butternut Pasta Bake recipe - Whole wheat penne drenched in velvety butternut squash sauce, topped with herbed panko breadcrumbs, and then baked until bubbly and golden-brown. Vegan recipe with gluten-free option.
Source: Kitchen Treaty

Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables

Roasted veggies are a Thanksgiving tried and true favorite. They’re already vegan friendly as it is!

Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables - a basic recipe with lots of room for adaptations! This vegan and vegetarian side dish is perfect for serving guests!
Source: The Roasted Root

Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Quinoa “Stuffing” With Butternut Squash, Cranberries and Pistachios

This stuffing recipe uses healthier carbs and is filled to the brim with fruits and veggies. Plus, it tastes amazing.

Quinoa 'Stuffing' (Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pistachios) | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan
Source: Gimme Some Oven

Savory Vegetable Stuffing

If you’re looking for a more traditional stuffing, don’t worry. We got you covered. This tastes just like the traditional stuffing you had growing up.

Front view of a bowl of Savory Vegetable Stuffing with a gold fork
Source: Budget Bytes

Vegan Stuffing with Apples and Hazelnuts

This stuffing option is sweet AND savory, and has an amazing texture from the crunch.

Vegan Stuffing
Source: My Darling Vegan

Vegan Sausage Stuffing Casserole

This stuffing recipe is hearty, seasoned, and moist. What else do you really need from a good stuffing?

Vegan Sausage Stuffing Casserole s a treat and it's made with cornbread stuffing.
Source: Vegan in the Freezer

Traditional French Bread Vegan Stuffing 

Here’s another super traditional stuffing recipe that’s been made vegan-friendly.

This Traditional French Bread Vegan Stuffing is easy to make and has all of the holiday flavors you've grown up loving but vegan-ized | ThisSavoryVegan.com #vegan #thanksgiving #veganthanksgiving
Source: This Savory Vegan

Vegan Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing

This cornbread dish uses mushrooms instead of meat to give that hearty, smoky flavor that makes stuffing so delicious.

Southern-Style Vegan Cornbread Dressing
Source: FatFreeVegan.com

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

All you need to do is throw your ingredients in, mix everything, and bake to have some super delicious desserts.

Source: Oh She Glows

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

This version of sweet potato casserole is made with a ton of whole foods, only requires 10 ingredients, and tastes just like it did when you were young.

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole on plate with fork.
Source: Shane and Simple

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds

This is the ultimate pumpkin bread recipe. It’s sweet, soft, and filled with amazing things.

vegan pumpkin bread sliced and buttered
Source: A Virtual Vegan

Vegan/Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Bars

You only need 10 ingredients and 1 hour to make some delicious and fun-to-eat apple crumb bars! Plus, they’re vegan and gluten-free. How much better can it get?

Two squares of wholesome gluten-free vegan apple pie crumble bars made with oat-almond crust

Vegan Pumpkin Praline Tart

This pumpkin tart uses almond flour and a praline topping to create an extraordinary vegan Thanksgiving dessert.

Vegan Pumpkin Praline Tart, gluten-free with no added fats. HolyCowVegan.net
Source: Holy Cow Vegan

Perfect Vegan Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns are an essential fall/Thanksgiving dish. You can have a delicious, moist and soft version without all the eggs!

Perfect Vegan Cinnamon Buns - ilovevegan.com
Source: ilovevegan.com
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