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80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes + Sample Menu

‘Tis the season to start pulling together ideas for that perfect vegan Thanksgiving table! Today I’m sharing a list of over 80 delicious vegan Thanksgiving dinner recipes to help you plan all aspects of the upcoming celebration.

From delicious vegan appetizers and side dishes to creamy soups, flavorful stuffing, mouthwatering main course and decadent dessert (with lots of gluten free options), I’ve put together a collection of the best plant-based recipes to cover all your vegan Thanksgiving menu needs.

Besides, you’ll find a sample vegan Thanksgiving menu featuring all of these recipe categories at the end of this post.

Photos courtesy (top left to bottom right): Simple Seasonal; Fat Free Vegan; Vegan Runner Eats; Texan Erin

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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 meal. My list of 80+ vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes (vegan actually) from a variety of vegan or vegan-friendly websites will save you time and effort as you get ready to prep your perfect vegan holiday feast.

Believe it or not, looking for recipes for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu doesn’t have to be hard. Below you’ll find a lot of easy recipes to guarantee a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner that all of your family members will enjoy, vegan or not.

Before you know it, your belly will be just as full after this big holiday meal. The best part? If you’re the host, your guests might even forget that the whole spread was vegan!

I firmly believe that making your favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes can be a great way to show our non-vegan friends and family members that vegan food can be delicious.

Case in point.

This is going to be the tenth Thanksgiving that I’ll be celebrating as a vegan. In my first year of being vegan, I didn’t feel 100% confident planning our first ever vegan Thanksgiving menu (I’m sure every new vegan goes through that ?).

That year we were visiting our friends who were meat eaters. I knew I had a lot to prove both to them and to myself.

To my (and probably everyone else’s) surprise, I managed to put together a vegan Thanksgiving feast to rival any non-vegan ones I’d had before. The food had tons of flavor, and every dish got rave reviews from our friends.

(Our friends did make a few non-vegan dishes for themselves, but I was cool with that – it was their house after all).

That first vegan Thanksgiving proved to me that nobody needs to use animal products to celebrate the holiday season. If you or your friends are in doubt, just check out all the delicious recipes below.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

And if you’re already in the mood 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!

80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Get ready for the ultimate vegan celebration with these mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner recipes: vegan appetizers, soups, veggie side dishes, potatoes, vegan Thanksgiving stuffing, bread, vegan Thanksgiving main dishes, sauces and gravy, and of course desserts.


The best vegan Thanksgiving appetizers for a fantastic cruelty free celebration.


Delicious vegan soups for Thanksgiving that will set the mood for a perfect celebratory meal.

Veggie Side Dishes

The best vegan veggie side dishes for Thanksgiving, form super healthy to decadent.


Delicious and satisfying vegan potato side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast.

Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without stuffing. Select yours from this list of delicious vegan stuffing recipes!


Tasty plant-based bread (rolls, cornbread, etc.) for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner.

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Every Thanksgiving table needs a centerpiece, and vegan Thanksgiving is no exception. Enjoy this selection of delicious vegan main courses for your celebration!

For more vegan holiday main course ideas, check out my post with 45 vegan Christmas dinner main course recipes.

Vegan Thanksgiving Sauces and Gravy

Delicious vegan sauces and gravy recipes to "tie together" your Thanksgiving feast.

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Hope you saved some room for dessert! Enjoy this collection of delicious vegan Thanksgiving desserts, from classic pumpkin pie to apple crisp and beyond.

Yield: 10 servings

80+ Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

80 best vegan Thanksgiving dinner recipes

When you have 80+ best vegan Thanksgiving recipes to choose from, you can create an amazing vegan holiday dinner menu that both your vegan and omnivore guests will enjoy! This is a sample vegan Thanksgiving menu that uses recipes mentioned in this post.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • Appetizer: Savory Mushroom and Quinoa-stuffed Mini Pumpkins
  • Soup: Butternut Squash Almond Bisque
  • Veggie side dish: Smoky Roasted Vegan Brussels Sprouts
  • Potato side dish: Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing: Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing
  • Main dish: Mushroom Seitan Roast
  • Sauces: 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • Dessert: Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake


  1. Make Savory Mushroom and Quinoa-stuffed Mini Pumpkins following the recipe instructions.
  2. Make Butternut Squash Almond Bisque following the recipe instructions.
  3. Make Smoky Roasted Vegan Brussels Sprouts following the recipe instructions.
  4. Make Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Mashed Potatoes following the recipe instructions.
  5. Make Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing following the recipe instructions.
  6. Make Mushroom Seitan Roast following the recipe instructions.
  7. Make 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce following the recipe instructions.
  8. Make Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake following the recipe instructions.
  9. Prepare to wow your guests with all of these prepared dishes at your vegan Thanksgiving dinner!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 platter

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g

These numbers are approximate. Please refer to each recipe separately for the most accurate nutrition information.

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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 vegan Thanksgiving dinner!

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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.


Saturday 18th of July 2020

All the recipes look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Saturday 18th of July 2020

You're welcome Deeksha!


Thursday 2nd of April 2020

such a nice collection of recipes. loved it

Jones LeFae

Monday 4th of November 2019

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

Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Monday 4th of November 2019

Thank you!

Camilla Hawkins

Friday 14th of December 2018

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

Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Friday 14th of December 2018

Thank you Camilla, your roast looks delicious!

Camilla Hawkins

Thursday 8th of November 2018

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

Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Friday 9th of November 2018

You're welcome Camilla, thank you for your recipe!

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