I’ve collected my BEST vegan recipes for Thanksgiving. You’ll find appetizers, main dishes, sides and dessert options. Pick and choose your favorites and have a wonderful very vegan Thanksgiving!

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I guarantee if you use any of these recipes you will impress all your non-vegan guests! In fact, I’m sure they will be surprised to learn these recipes are vegan and free from animal products. They really are THAT good, and they are all tried and true tasty recipes.

You can print the recipes you want to make so you have them all in one place and ready to go, or save them to a Pinterest board for easy organization!

Whatever recipes you choose, I hope you have an absolutely wonderful holiday! And don’t miss my tips for a smooth Thanksgiving day below the recipes.

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Appetizers

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Vegan Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

vegan spinach artichoke dip with a piece of bread dipped into it

The Best & Easiest Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Vegan Cheese Ball

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Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

 

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

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Lemon Dill Hummus

Main Dishes

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Vegan Turkey Roast

vegan meatloaf on a wooden board with parsley

The Best Vegan Meatloaf – hold the ketchup topping and use easy vegan gravy instead, if desired.

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Vegan Lentil Loaf

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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Vegan Pot Pie

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Biscuit Topped Chickpea Pot Pie

Stuffed jumbo shells with cashew tofu ricotta and spinach.

Vegan Stuffed Jumbo Shells

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The Best Vegan Lasagna

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Vegan Baked Ziti

risotto with squash and spinach on a white plate

Vegan Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash

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Pumpkin Pasta Bake with Almond Ricotta

 

Sides

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Best Dang Vegan Mashed Potatoes

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Best Vegan Stuffing

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Vegan Cornbread

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The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese

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Vegan Cornbread Stuffing

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

 

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Sweet Potato Casserole

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Green Bean Casserole

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Festive Kale Salad

easy vegan gravy over mashed potatoes

Easy Vegan Gravy

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Vegan Caesar Salad

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Desserts

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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

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Vegan Pumpkin Roll

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Double Layer Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Vegan Pumpkin Cake Bars

cut in pan vegan apple cake

1 Bowl Vegan Apple Cake with Caramel

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Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Pecan Frosting

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Vegan Apple Crisp

Tips for a Smooth Vegan Thanksgiving

  • Make what you can the day before. All of the appetizers can be made a day in advance, as well as the desserts. Depending on what main dish and sides you choose, some of the ingredients can be prepped the day before (such as cooking the lentils for the lasagna, chopping vegetables, making the salad dressing for Caesar Salad, make the pie crusts for pot pie, etc).
  • Cook items that are best served straight from the oven last. This includes the Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, and Vegan Gravy. Luckily the sweet potato casserole and green bean casserole cook at the same temperature, so that makes things easier.
  • Make the main dish earlier in the day and re-warm near meal time. The Vegan Meatloaf, Vegan Turkey Roast, Lentil Loaf, Pot Pies, Lasagna and Stuffed Shells all can be made earlier in the day and then re-warmed before the big meal.
  • If you have an Instant Pot, use it to make the mashed potatoes. I love how it keeps them nice and warm until dinner time!

Happy Holidays! xoxo Nora

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