Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (2024)


Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (1)

It’s here! Thanksgiving week has arrived and I’m so excited to share my round-up of recipes to make your day delicious.

I cover all the bases: Appetizers + Snacks, Sides, Mains, Desserts, and Drinks. If you’d like some breakfast inspiration, check out last year’s guide or our Breakfast section on the blog. Let’s dig in!

Appetizers & Snacks //

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1. Roasted Beet Hummus // 2. Spicy Vegan Cheese Ball // 3. // 4. Chickpea Shawarma Dip // 5. Kale + White Bean Artichoke Dip // 6. Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip // 7. Butternut Squash Hummus // 8. Mediterranean Lentil Dip // 9. // 10. Moroccan Spiced Nuts(Cookbook recipe!)

Sides //

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1. // 2.Pear Salad with Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts// 3. Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas// 4. // 5. Vegan Green Bean Casserole// 6. (Cookbook recipe!) // 7. Best Damn Vegan Biscuits // 8. Parmesan Green Beans (Cookbook recipe!) // 9. Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli // 10. (Cookbook recipe!) // 11. (Cookbook recipe!) // 12. Warm Butternut Squash + Pecan Salad // 13. // 14. Best Vegan Gluten Free Cornbread // 15. (Cookbook recipe!) // 16. Easy Garlic + Herb Flatbread // 17. Vegan ZucchiniGratin // 18. Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes // 19. Pesto Pasta Salad // 20. Fluffy Vegan Dinner Rolls // 21. Fall Slaw // 22. // 23. White Bean Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing// 24. Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas // 25. // 26. Curried Butternut Squash Soup // 27. Simple Pumpkin Soup // 28. // 29. // 30. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes (Cookbook recipe!) // 31. // 32. Simple Vegan Stuffing with Lentils // 33. Delicata Squash Bake // 34. Pumpkin Sage Biscuits

Mains //

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1.Sweet Potato Lasagna // 2. Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza // 3. Easy Lentil Meatballs // 4. Chickpea Fesenjan (Cookbook recipe!) // 5. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes // 6. Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps // 7. 1-Pot Red Lentil Chili // 8. Creamy Mushroom + Asparagus Pasta // 9. Thyme + White Bean Pot Pie // 10. Sweet Potato Sage Ravioli(Cookbook recipe!)// 11. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie // 12. 1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies // 13. 8-Ingredient Zucchini Lasagna // 14. Creamy Fall Soup in Acorn Squash Bowls

Dessert //

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1. Vegan Banana Cream Pie // 2. Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie // 3. Apple GingerbreadCake // 4. 1-Bowl Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake // 5. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake // 6. Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake // 7. Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies // 8. Best Vegan Apple Crisp // 9. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies // 10. Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfaits // 11. Apple Pie Crumble Bars // 12. Tahini Bombs // 13. Blender Sweet Potato Pie (Cookbook recipe!) // 14. Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie // 15. Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars // 16. Vegan Pumpkin Roll (GF) // 17. Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream // 18. 2-Ingredient Dark ChocolateTruffles

Drinks //

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1. Vegan Chai Lattes // 2. Vegan Pumpkin Chai Lattes (Cookbook recipe!) // 3. Spicy DIYApple Cider (from scratch) (Cookbook recipe!) // 4. St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers // 5. Easy Traditional Red Sangria // 6. Winter Bourbon Smash // 7. Apple Cider Rooibos Hot Toddy

That does it! We hope you guys have adelicious spread on your table this Thanksgiving and are surrounded by people you love. We’re so grateful for you guys and all of your encouragement and support. We couldn’t do this thing without you.

Hope you havea great holiday week, friends. Cheers!

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  1. LachLannae says

    Just another vote to please make the pic’s ckickable, or at least labeled, or do pic then link, something.

    Love the recipes and appreciate the round up! Have you ever thought of doing a holiday meal plan round-up? I mean, something so that you can reuse the same ingredients across dishes or like the online book with like a “buy these groceries and you can make all the things!” Also would be really helpful.

    P.S. bought your book and loved it!!!


    • Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (12)Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Great suggestions! Will consider those for next year!


  2. Ellie says

    Thank you for all the holiday gatherings cooking suggestions ! Love this post!


  3. Barbara McBlain says

    Thank you! Will you be coming out with a new cookbook soon? I have your Everyday Cooking but it doesn’t have the Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars or the Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes in it. I would love another cookbook from you. Thanks again!


    • Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (13)Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks Barbara! We do plan to work on another, yes!


  4. Susi Pentico says

    Would love to get recipe of that Beet Humus Recipe. WE have allergies and beets is something a family member can eat. Blessed Thanksgiving. Love all your information. Recipes are as bad as Genealogy for me.


  5. Ben Swan says

    I love and appreciate your work. Your recipes are easy, fun to do and best of all the end product is delicious. Thanks for making a vegan lifestyle so easy and fun.


  6. Alice says

    Thank you Dana and John!
    What a wonderful roundup of recipes.
    Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day together.

    P.S. When we finally get our kitchen in the house we are living in and totally remodeling together, my husband and I will be able to make more of your recipes together. :)


  7. Ruth Morrison says

    Thank you for this amazing selection, it all looks delicious.


  8. sarah says

    What a help this has been! I have been searching for some great vegan side dishes to bring to Thanksgiving. Thanks for the carefully curated list!

    XOXO – Sarah


  9. Julia says

    Holy Moly!! This is totally amazing. You have really provided such a wonderful selection here. I can hardly wait to try them all. Thank you so much.


  10. Jessica Gavin says

    That is a serious list! Now to make some hard decisions… :)


  11. Lisa says

    Thank you for posting all of this! My thanksgiving consists mainly of your recipes. Can’t wait to eat tomorrow. Have a good one!


  12. Lyla says

    Thank you do much for this list! I’m cooking 7 dishes today-all from your blog and cookbook! Looking at this list I’m wondering if I don’t have time for a couple more. Everything is always delicious, so I know whatever I make it will be a hit. Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (14)Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      So great! Thanks Lyla! xoxo


  13. Sara @ Last Night's Feast says

    Thank you for sharing!


  14. Ashlyn says

    This roundup is absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing Dana!


  15. Shaz says

    Thanks for this! I wish the pictures were clickable links because it gets tough to remember all the numbers..


    • Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (15)Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      thanks for the feedback. next time!


    • j says

      Ditto!! (or at least have the pix labeled — even if just while hovering with the mouse — so it’s easier to know when looking at them what they are.) Keep up the great work and happy Thanksgiving!


    • Dawn says

      I read your comment quickly and thought that it said “lickable” at first! LOL


Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up (2024)


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10 Main Course Alternatives to Turkey for Christmas
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  • Chicken. While chicken might not be the fanciest bird around, it can be a real crowd-pleaser and simple to prepare in a pinch. ...
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How to be vegetarian on Thanksgiving? ›

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dishes
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  2. Spicy Roasted Mushrooms With Polenta. ...
  3. Ombré Gratin. ...
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  6. Broccoli Cheese Casserole. ...
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What is a vegan substitute for turkey on Thanksgiving? ›

Here are some popular options:
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What is cheaper than turkey for Thanksgiving? ›

Roast chicken is less expensive, easy to roast, delicious, and has less portions than a large turkey, so it is perfect for a single, couple, or small family celebration. A simple chicken stuffed with mirepoix, lemons, fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary, sage) and roasted whole is a great alternative to a large turkey."

What is healthier than turkey for Thanksgiving? ›

Try it out on Thanksgiving by substituting tofu for your turkey. Tofu can be cooked in a variety of flavorful ways and comes with a ton of nutritional benefits including a lot of calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin B, and protein.

What is a good alternative to traditional Thanksgiving dinner? ›

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Do vegans eat turkey on Thanksgiving? ›

And no, vegans do not eat chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, or even cheese, though they are often asked. But keeping a vegan happy on Thanksgiving is not difficult. Plenty of traditional dishes are (almost) vegan anyway, and the oven is on for baking special treats.

What does vegetarians eat on Thanksgiving? ›

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dishes
  • Vegetarian Mushroom Wellington. Alexa Weibel. ...
  • Spicy Roasted Mushrooms With Polenta. ...
  • Ombré Gratin. ...
  • Baked Brie and Caramelized Vegetable Pie. ...
  • One-Pot Vegetable Biryani. ...
  • Broccoli Cheese Casserole. ...
  • Butternut Squash and Fondue Pie With Pickled Red Chiles. ...
  • Roasted Mushrooms in Ata Din Din.

What is a silent vegetarian? ›

Acronym for silent vegetarian option, a dish to be substituted at the request of guests, but not explicitly offered to everyone.

What meat is healthier than turkey? ›

Beef has more iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, which are nutrients that promote healthy blood, immunity, and nervous system health, than turkey.

What poultry is an alternative to turkey? ›

Guinea fowl, pheasant, duck and quail – even a good old roast chicken will do the job. Here we're sharing general guidance on cooking game birds and chicken, plus a selection of recipes to try.

What is an alternative to chicken or turkey? ›

GOOSE. Goose is actually the original festive bird, and has a gorgeously rich flavour, tasting like a cross between chicken and duck. It's beautiful when flavoured with spices, and Jamie's Spiced roast goose recipe ensures great results every time.

What meat is cheaper than turkey? ›

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