50+ 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 50 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.

50+ best plant based Thanksgiving dinner recipes to please a crowd: vegan appetizers, side dishes, soups, salads, stuffing, main course and desserts - a lot of them gluten-free! | Vegan Runner Eats

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.)

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!


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

Sweet Potato + Avocado Bites from Blissful Basil

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Tempeh Bacon from Connoisseurus Veg


Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup from As Easy As Apple Pie

Butternut Squash Almond Bisque from The Curious Chickpea

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

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup from Cook With Manali

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

Lemony Brussels and Kale Chiffonade Salad from Spabettie

Slow Cooker Vegan Southern Collard Greens from Vegan Runner Eats

Simple Roasted Radishes from Salt and Lavender

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

Vegan Mashed Cauliflower from Simply Stacie

crowd_pleasing_roasted_vegetables from The Roasted Root

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

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


Maple Roasted Small Potatoes from Whole Food Bellies

Hearty Lentil Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Savory Nothings

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole from Joy Food Sunshine

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

Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes Ready in 20 Minutes (pictured above) from Vegan Runner Eats

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes from Delightful Adventures


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


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

Main Course

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

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

50 best vegan Thanksgiving recipes: Mushroom Seitan Roast from Fat Free Vegan

Mushroom Seitan Roast (pictured above) from Fat Free Vegan

Whole Roasted Cauliflower from Jamie Oliver

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

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

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

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


Vegan Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from Fat Free Vegan

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with a Teff Flour Pecan Crust (gluten-free) from Healthy Slow Cooking

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

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

Vegan Maple Pecan Pie from Holy Cow Vegan

The Best Vegan Apple Crisp from Minimalist Baker

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes: Vegan Apple Crumble from Occasionally Eggs

Hazelnut Apple Crumble (pictured above) from Occasionally Eggs

No-Bake Pecan Pie Mini Tarts from Evolving Table

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

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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About Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Alina first made a switch to a vegan diet in 2013 to optimize her athletic performance as a marathon runner. Eventually she embraced veganism as a way to be kinder to fellow living beings and the environment. Alina hopes that this blog helps its readers on their path to becoming vegan and making this world a better place.

9 Responses to 50+ Plant Based Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes to Please a Crowd

  1. Samantha says:

    This is awesome! We are working on compiling vegan thanksgiving options here: http://bit.ly/2OwrydM. Ok if we link to this list?

  2. Totally drooling over all these delicious vegan treats! Thanks for sharing my Nut Roast!

  3. Loving all these vegan Christmas dishes! Thank you for including my Nut Roast:-)

  4. Jones LeFae says:

    What a fantastic collection of recipes! I am definitely going to try several of these!

  5. Riya says:

    such a nice collection of recipes.
    loved it

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