35 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes


Thanksgiving is fast approaching so we’ve rounded up our favourite vegan Thanksgiving recipes for Breakfast, Appetizers, Mains, All-in-Ones, Sides, and Dessert! On this list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes you’ll find tons of classics like mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple crisp, and stuffing. You’ll also find some fun & modern recipes like our Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowl (perfect for couples and singles!) and our Vegan Holiday Burgers (all the goodness of post-Thanksgiving sandwiches without waiting for leftovers!)

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Cooking! ♥

Breakfast

CARAMEL APPLE SMOOTHIE BOWL

A creamy, lightly-spiced smoothie bowl topped with chewy date caramel, Love Crunch Apple Chia Crumble Granola, sliced apple, and cinnamon! Serves 1. Get the recipe →

SPICED APPLE BREAKFAST BOWL

A hearty, warming bowl of oatmeal full of chunky apple bits, raisins, pecans, and flax seeds. Get the recipe →

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Easy vegan pancakes loaded with all the flavours of carrot cake! Get the recipe →

Appetizers

THANKSGIVING-STYLE SMASHED POTATOES

Crispy smashed Creamer potatoes topped with savoury mushroom gravy, a touch of tangy-sweet cranberry sauce, and a pretty little sprig of thyme. Makes approx. 30 smashed potatoes. Get the recipe →

VEGGIE CROQUETTES

These vegetable potato croquettes are delicious baked or fried. They’re crispy on the outside, soft and potato-ey on the inside, and full of veggies! Serve with mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce for a Thanksgiving appetizer or side dish. Get the recipe →

Mains

HOW TO COOK A TOFURKY ROAST

This Tofurky “how to” guide will help you get the most out of your roast. This post covers how to cook a Tofurky Roast (thawed or frozen), make vegan gravy from the “drippings”, serve the roast, and how to heat and use up leftovers. Get the recipe →

THE ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING LOAF WITH CRANBERRY GLAZE

One of our most popular Thanksgiving recipes! This loaf offers the perfect savoury-sweet contrast of the tart-but-sweet cranberry glaze and the hearty loaf. This holiday loaf is vegan, gluten-free, soy free, and can be easily made nut free by omitting the walnuts. Get the recipe →

VEGAN POT PIES

Pot pies are the ultimate comfort food, and this vegan recipe is full of familiar flavours. The flaky top crust hides a filling of vegan cream sauce, Creamer potatoes, vegetables, and seasoned tofu. Get the recipe →

VEGETABLE POT PIE WITH VEGAN BISCUITS

This hearty vegetable pot pie is loaded with seasoned tofu, potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery and onion. The foolproof biscuit topping makes this classic comfort food fuss-free! Get the recipe →

LEEK & MUSHROOM COUSCOUS STUFFED SQUASH

A hearty autumn stuffed squash recipe that makes a great side or main course. Get the recipe →

HOLIDAY SHEPHERD’S PIE

Use up your holiday leftovers to make this easy vegan twist on shepherd’s pie. Get the recipe →

All-in-Ones

THE ROASTED VEGAN THANKSGIVING BOWL

Our most popular Thanksgiving recipe! Easy peasy vegan Thanksgiving in a bowl! Roasted veggies, toasty pecans, mashed potatoes, and easy vegan gravy, all in 1 bowl and ready in less than 1 hour. Serves 2-3. Get the recipe →

THE VEGAN HOLIDAY BURGER

Sandwiches made with holiday leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving or Christmas. But why wait for leftovers to enjoy holiday sandwiches? The patty is adapted from one of our most popular holiday recipes, our Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Loaf with Cranberry Glaze. Get the recipe →

ROASTED FALL VEGETABLE BOWL

This all-in-1 bowl is perfect for holidays and cozy nights at home. Sweet and savoury roasted vegetables on a bed of wild and brown rice with a topping of vegan herb gravy and maple-maca cashews. This fall bowl is full of flavours and textures. Get the recipe →

Sides

Sage & Garlic Pecan Roasted Vegetables

A chic and simple side dish of roasted potatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and pecans in a sage-y garlic butter. Get the recipe →

Vegan Chive & Garlic Duchess Potatoes

These crispy mashed mountains get an extra kick of flavour from garlic and chives. Get the recipe →

VEGAN POTATOES AU GRATIN

These easy vegan scalloped potatoes au gratin make for a comforting side dish all year round! Less than 30 minutes of active time. Freezer-friendly. Gluten-free substitution in notes. Get the recipe →

PECAN BUTTER BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Brussels sprouts browned in a crunchy, toasted pecan butter make for a simple yet sophisticated side dish! Get the recipe →

DATE CANDIED SWEET POTATOES

Soft, tender sweet potatoes topped with a sweet, cinnamon and vanilla date caramel and crunchy pecans. A lovely naturally sweetened twist on sweet potato and toasted marshmallow casserole! Get the recipe →

TRADITIONAL VEGETABLE WALNUT STUFFING

An easy recipe for classic veganized stuffing with a deliciously crisp golden-brown top and a perfectly soft center. Finely chopped walnuts, nutritional yeast and mushrooms add depth and create a hearty, flavourful side dish. Get the recipe →

CHEESY POTATO & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

Layers of cheesy vegan béchamel sauce, thin sliced Creamer potatoes, and sliced broccoli florets, all topped off with a toasty, herb and garlic bread crumb topping. Perfect for holiday potlucks and entertaining! Get the recipe →

HERB ROASTED POTATOES

A classic and incredibly simple side dish that’s always delicious! Get the recipe →

AQUAFABA MARSHMALLOW TOPPED SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

Sweetened and spiced mashed sweet potatoes topped with a toasty “marshmallow” topping. Get the recipe →

DILL MASHED POTATOES

Soft, fluffy, and 100% vegan dill mashed potatoes. The perfect side for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Get the recipe →

BROCCOLI ALMONDINE

This is a great side dish that’s easy to prepare for holiday feasts and simple weeknight dinners all year round. Steamed broccoli has never been fancier! Get the recipe →

SAUCES

VEGAN MUSHROOM GRAVY

This vegan mushroom gravy is deep, flavourful, and luscious. Sliced cremini mushrooms, minced onion and garlic, vegetable broth, soy sauce, and miso make this vegan gravy hearty and robust. Check out our Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowl or our Tofurky Tutorial for a mushroom-free vegan gravy. Get the recipe →

CRANBERRY SAUCE

Tangy-sweet cranberry sauce is a holiday essential! Homemade cranberry sauce tastes so much better than store-bought and takes just 15 minutes and 3 ingredients to make. Get the recipe →

Desserts

Vegan Apple Crisp (Apple Crumble)

This Vegan Apple Crisp is a decadent dessert made with lightly-spiced apples and lots of pecan crumble topping. Serve this Vegan Apple Crisp with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe →

CARAMEL APPLE CINNAMON ROLLS

Decadent caramel drizzled cinnamon rolls loaded with tender apple bits and pecans. Get the recipe →

PUMPKIN PIE WITH CARAMEL WALNUT SAUCE

Classic pumpkin pie, veganized! Serve this vegan pumpkin pie with caramel walnut sauce or coconut whip. Get the recipe →

VEGAN PIE CRUST TUTORIAL

Step-by-step instructions for making vegan pie crust. Get the recipe →

HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE PARFAITS WITH COCONUT WHIP

This frosty parfait contains layers of thick and luxurious pumpkin pie smoothie, fluffy coconut cream, and crunchy granola. Get the recipe →

OAT CRISP PUMPKIN PIE

A decadent veganized version of pumpkin pie served with and oat crisp crust and luxurious coconut whipped cream! Get the recipe →

Vegan Molasses Cookies

Rich and spicy vegan cookies brimming with deep molasses flavour. Get the recipe →

Perfect Vegan Cinnamon Buns

Intensely decadent pecan raisin cinnamon buns complete with a sticky glaze and a creamy cashew drizzle. 100% vegan and delicious! Get the recipe →

Will you be adding any of these recipes to your Thanksgiving menu? We sure hope so! Happy Thanksgiving from I Love Vegan!

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