75+ Plant Based Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes to Please a Crowd

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‘Tis the season to start pulling together ideas for that perfect plant based Thanksgiving dinner! Today I’m sharing a list of over 75 delicious vegan Thanksgiving dishes to help you plan all aspects of the upcoming celebration. From vegan appetizers and side dishes to soups, stuffing, main course and desserts (a lot of them gluten-free), this ultimate collection of vegan holiday recipes has all your needs covered.

If you want to see a particular recipe category without having to scroll the entire post, please use the Table of Contents below.

75 best recipes for vegan Thanksgiving dinner with gluten free options (scrollable table of contents!)

A SIDENOTE: this post originally included 50 recipes when it was first published, but I’ve added a lot more since then. If you got to this page from “50 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes” pins on Pinterest, please don’t get confused – you’re in the right place!

Thanksgiving is one holiday that can be puzzling both for vegans (“What the heck are we going to eat?!”) and non-vegans (“What the heck are we going to serve our vegan guests?!”).

The search for vegan Thanksgiving dishes and recipes heats up on the internet in the weeks leading to the biggest meal of the year.

Luckily, the vegan blogosphere has plenty of ideas for every part of a good Thanksgiving dinner. My list of 50+ vegan Thanksgiving recipes from a variety of vegan or vegan-friendly websites will save you time and effort prepping your perfect vegan holiday feast.

This is going to be the sixth Thanksgiving that I’ll be celebrating as a vegan, so I am confident to say that a vegan Thanksgiving table can be just as abundant and delicious as a non-vegan one.

Before you know it, your belly will be just as full after this big holiday meal – and if you’re the host, your guests might even forget that the whole spread was vegan!

(Please note that not all websites linked in my list are 100% vegan – however, all recipes below are vegan.)

Table of Contents

Click each category to go straight to the part of the post with corresponding recipes:

APPETIZERS

SOUPS

VEGGIE SIDE DISHES

POTATOES

STUFFING

BREAD

MAIN COURSE

SAUCES & GRAVIES

DESSERT

For more vegan holiday fun, check out my other recipe roundups:

And if you’re already in the mode to start looking for holiday gifts for your friends and family (vegan or not), check out my collection of 40+ vegan Christmas gifts that nobody else has!

Appetizers

Vegan Carrots in a Blanket from Vegan Sandra

Vegan Sausage-Stuffed Italian Rice Balls from Vegan Runner Eats

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes: savory mushroom-quinoa stuffed mini pumpkins from Simple Seasonal

Savory Mushroom and Quinoa-Stuffed Mini Pumpkins (pictured above) from Simple Seasonal

Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash from Recipes From a Pantry

5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Sage from Two Healthy Kitchens

Sriracha Sweet Potato Hummus from Hello Spoonful

Best vegan Thanksgiving recipes: vegan deviled egg crostini from No Sweat Vegan

Vegan Deviled Egg Crostini from No Sweat Vegan

Sweet Potato + Avocado Bites from Blissful Basil

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Tempeh Bacon from Connoisseurus Veg

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Soups

Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup from As Easy As Apple Pie

Butternut Squash Almond Bisque from The Curious Chickpea

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup from Cook With Manali

mushroom-tempeh-gumbo from Fat Free Vegan

Mushroom and Tempeh Gumbo (pictured above) from Fat Free Vegan

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup from Euphoric Vegan

Curried Cauliflower Soup from What a Girl Eats

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Veggie Side Dishes

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash, Curried or Italian-style from Vegan Runner Eats

Garlic Pepper Skillet Green Beans from Whole Food Bellies

Vegan side dish: Smoky vegan Brussels sprouts

Smoky Roasted Vegan Brussels Sprouts (pictured above) from Vegan Runner Eats

Slow Cooker Vegan Southern Collard Greens from Vegan Runner Eats

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

Sauteed balsamic kale with garlic and shallots in a bowl against light grey background

Easy Sauteed Kale and Onions with Balsamic Reduction (pictured above) from Vegan Runner Eats

Vegan Mashed Cauliflower from Simply Stacie

I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan Green Bean Casserole from The Kitchen Girl

Simple Roasted Radishes from Salt and Lavender

crowd_pleasing_roasted_vegetables from The Roasted Root

Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables (pictured above) from The Roasted Root

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Potatoes

Maple Roasted Small Potatoes from Whole Food Bellies

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes from Plant Well

Healthy and easy vegan mashed potatoes ready in 20 minutes or less

Easy 5-Ingredient Mashed Potatoes (pictured above) from Vegan Runner Eats

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole from Joy Food Sunshine

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes from Delightful Adventures

Hearty Lentil Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Savory Nothings

Stuffing

Easy Vegan Stuffing from Build Your Bite

Vegan Chicken Nugget and Apple Stuffing from Arts & Crackers

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes: Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing from Vegan Huggs

Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing (pictured above) from Vegan Huggs

Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing from Petite Allergy Treats

Vegan Stuffing with Chestnuts from Cadry’s Kitchen

Bread

Easy One Hour Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls from Ruchi’s Kitchen

Gluten-Free Brazilian Un-Cheese Rolls from Gluten-Free Easily

Pumpkin Maple Vegan Cornbread (oil-free) from Veggie Inspired

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes: Soft Whole Wheat Rolls from The Curious Chickpea

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls (pictured above) from The Curious Chickpea

Vegan Pumpkin Biscuits with Sage and Thyme from Vegan Richa

Lagana Bread (Greek Lenten Flatbread) from My Cooking Journey

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Main Course

Lentil Meatloaf Muffins (gluten-free) from Veggies Save The Day

Holiday Chickpea Veggie Loaf (gluten-free) by Watch Learn Eat

60+ best vegan Thanksgiving recipes: whole roasted cauliflower by Veggie Desserts blog

Garlic and Smoked Paprika Whole Roasted Cauliflower (pictured above) by Veggie Desserts

Mushroom Seitan Roast from Fat Free Vegan

Vegan Nut Roast (gluten-free) from Fab Food 4 All

Holiday Veggie Pie with Hot Water Pastry from Occasionally Eggs

Vegan Thanksgiving Turkey by Instant Veg blog - Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Vegan Thanksgiving Turkey (pictured above) from Instant Veg

Lentil Mushroom Loaf (glunen-free) from Zardyplants

Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf from Fat Free Vegan

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes:: Vegetarian Mushroom Wellington from Delicious Everyday

Mushroom Wellington (pictured above) from Delicious Everyday

Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Seitan Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, and Mushrooms from Fat Free Vegan

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Sauces & Gravies

3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce from The Seasoned Mom

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Butter from Build Your Bite

Apple Chutney from Cadry’s Kitchen

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes: Shiitake Mushroom Gravy from V Nutrition and Wellness

Shiitake Mushroom Gravy (pictured above) from V Nutrition and Wellness

911 Gravy (gluten-free) from Fat Free Vegan

Vegan Gravy with Onion and Garlic from Loving It Vegan

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Dessert

Vegan Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from Fat Free Vegan

Vegan Maple Pecan Pie from Holy Cow Vegan

Vegan Cranberry-Orange Cookies from This Wife Cooks

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes: Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Recipe from Delightful Adventures

Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie (gluten-free) (pictured above) from Delightful Adventures

No-Bake Pecan Pie Mini Tarts from Evolving Table

Vegan Apple Meringue (gluten-free) from Fab Food 4 All

Easy Vegan Peach Crumble (oven or Instant Pot) from Profusion Curry

Pumpkin cheecake from Texan Erin blog

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake – gluten-free, grain-free (pictured above) by Texan Erin

Vegan Gluten-free Pear Crisp from Watch Learn Eat

Hazelnut Apple Crumble from Occasionally Eggs

The Best Vegan Apple Crisp from Minimalist Baker

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75 delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes - appetizers, main dishes, veggie sides, stuffing, gravy, desserts

Question for you: What vegan Thanksgiving dishes are going to make an appearance on your holiday table?

A number of images in this post are courtesy of websites featured in this recipe roundup.

With all this vegan deliciousness, I hope you’ve found plenty of recipe inspiration for your perfect plant-based Thanksgiving dinner!

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