Need a little inspiration for Thanksgiving this year? From starters to soups to savories to sweets - here are 40+ favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes from our kitchen to yours. Happy Holidays from The Carrot Underground! 🥕
Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday for enjoying the goodness of vegan living.
Being vegan doesn't mean giving up your favorite traditional family recipes. By swapping out animal derived ingredients with plant-based, you can still enjoy the delicious dishes you've always loved, like homemade Thanksgiving stuffing, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie.
Making new traditions
We're thankful for all our precious family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. During the last 30 years, my husband, daughter and I have had the best time updating and elevating many of them with all vegan ingredients while maintaining the wonderful flavors and textures that made each one so special.
In the process, we have created new traditions while honoring the love and attention that our parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents devoted to feeding their families while creating their treasured recipes. From our table to yours, we hope you enjoy these 40 favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes.
Table of Contents
- 40 Favorite Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
- 🥕STARTERS & SOUPS
- Cranberry Cheese Bites
- Easy Cheesy Pepper Poppers
- Fiesta Pinwheels
- Crushed Potatoes
- Easy Lentil Veggie Soup
- Cream of Tomato Soup
- Congressional Bean Soup
- Rustic Vegetable Soup
- Creamy Broccoli Soup
- 🥕MAIN DISHES
- Mushroom Seitan Wellington
- Simple Savory Herbed Tofu
- Zucchini Ravioli (without pasta)
- Vegan Chicken Fillets
- Shepherd's Pie (Gardener's Pie)
- Veggie Pot Pie with Tofu
- Broccoli Cheese Pot Pie
- 🥕SIDE DISHES
- Simple Homemade Stuffing
- Easy Mashed Potatoes
- Homemade Mushroom Gravy
- Scalloped Potatoes with Cabbage
- Orange Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Classic Green Bean Casserole
- Maple Cranberry Yams (sweet potatoes)
- Twice Baked Yams (sweet potatoes)
- Garden Zucchini Squash Casserole
- Easy Vegan Mac & Cheese
- Roasted Root Veggies
- Israeli Couscous Salad
- Simple Sautéed Vegetables
- Maple Cornbread (with whole corn)
- 🥕CRANBERRY DISHES
- Simple Cranberry Orange Sauce
- Fresh Cranberry Pineapple Relish
- Easy Homemade Cranberry Applesauce
- Vegan Retro Jello Cranberry Salad
- Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
- Easy Pumpkin Mousse Dessert
- Mom's Apple Pie
- Simple Zucchini Bread
- Best Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- Easy Berry Crumble
- Homemade Pumpkin Bread
- Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
- Cranberry Orange Bread
- Food Safety
May you find that special recipe that becomes a new tradition for you!🧡
40 Favorite Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
🥕STARTERS & SOUPS
Cranberry Cheese Bites
Vegan Cranberry Cheese Bites 🌱 Deliciously festive bite-size appetizers baked in puff pastry with vegan cream cheese and topped with cranberry orange sauce and fresh herbs.
Easy Cheesy Pepper Poppers
Easy Cheesy Vegan Pepper Poppers 🌶 Get the party started with these tasty, toasty, spicy, cheese-filled mini sweet bell peppers.
Easy Vegan Fiesta Pinwheels 🌶 Festive & tasty tortilla rolls filled with plant-based cheeses, veggies, peppers & herbs. Celebrate everyday!
Vegan Cuban Crushed Potatoes 🌱 These roasted & crispy mini potatoes are the perfect savory party starter, side dish or snack. Dress them up as much or as a little as you like. You’ll have fun with this easy, healthy & gluten-free vegan recipe.
Easy Lentil Veggie Soup
Easy Vegan Lentil Veggie Soup 🌱 A simply delicious & satisfying one-pot soup made of lentils, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and celery simmered in vegetable broth. Oil-free and GF.
Cream of Tomato Soup
🍅 Enjoy a comforting bowl of the most deliciously smooth and creamy vegan tomato soup made with all plant-based, dairy-free ingredients.
Congressional Bean Soup
Congressional Bean Soup (Vegan) 🇺🇸 A hearty and delicious bean soup inspired by the famous House Bean Soup and Senate Bean Soup served at the U.S. Capitol since the 1800's.
Rustic Vegetable Soup
Vegan Rustic Vegetable Soup 🥕 A delicious, nutritious one-pot soup abundant with a bounty of hearty, healthy veggies & flavor. Absolutely delicious, easy to prepare & oh so satisfying. Oil-free option. GF
Creamy Broccoli Soup
Best Vegan Creamy Broccoli Soup 🌱 You’ll feel so good indulging in this healthy delicious & nutritious whole-food plant-based creamy soup. Gluten-free and oil-free, comfort food just doesn’t get much better than this.
Mushroom Seitan Wellington
5 Star Vegan Mushroom Seitan Wellington 🌱 An exceptionally delicious plant-based roast made of fresh mushrooms, artichoke hearts, cannellini beans, herbs and vital wheat gluten flour surrounded with a rich and savory mushroom paté baked in a delicate pastry crust.
Simple Savory Herbed Tofu
Simple Savory Herbed Tofu 🌱 An easy and delicious vegan recipe for preparing beautifully seasoned seared tofu as an entree or hearty addition to any meal. Perfect for sandwiches made with Thanksgiving dinner leftovers!
Zucchini Ravioli (without pasta)
Best Vegan Zucchini Ravioli 🌱 Get ready for the most delicious ravioli you’ve ever tasted. Thin slices of garden fresh zucchini wrapped around a rich filling of spinach, mushrooms, vegan sausage & plant-based cheese then topped with your favorite marinara. You won’t miss the pasta with this inspired vegan twist on a classic dish!
Vegan Chicken Fillets
Vegan Chicken Fillets 🌱 An easy and delicious recipe for preparing the best homemade plant-based chicken substitute including seitan (made with wheat gluten), tofu, nutritional yeast, and seasonings. Perfect for everyday and special occasions, like Thanksgiving!
Shepherd's Pie (Gardener's Pie)
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (Gardener's Pie) 🌱 A deliciously elevated plant-based version of a classic comfort dish. Filled with mushrooms, lentils, onions, carrots & peas in a rich gravy and topped with mashed potatoes and cauliflower. Hearty, healthy & so satisfying!
Veggie Pot Pie with Tofu
Homemade Vegan Pot Pie with Tofu 🌱 A cozy combo of carrots, potatoes, veggies and tofu baked in a savory sauce surrounded by a buttery & flaky crust.
Broccoli Cheese Pot Pie
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Pot Pie 🥦 Broccoli, potatoes and carrots baked with a rich & creamy vegan cheddar cheese sauce nestled in a buttery flaky crust. Comfort food just got cozier!
Simple Homemade Stuffing
Simple Vegan Homemade Stuffing 🌱 Celebrating holiday traditions just became a lot easier & more delicious with this simple vegan stuffing/dressing recipe.
Easy Mashed Potatoes
Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes 🌱 Every home cook should know the basics for making perfectly fluffy and delicious mashed potatoes.
Homemade Mushroom Gravy
Vegan Homemade Mushroom Gravy 🌱 This rich savory gravy made with fresh mushrooms, herbs, veggie broth and a splash of wine is simply divine!
Scalloped Potatoes with Cabbage
Easy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes 🌱 An easy & delicious vegan twist on a classic side dish. Created with thinly sliced potatoes layered between tender leaves of cabbage, creamy plant-based cheese and baked to perfection
Orange Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Orange Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts 🌱 Beautifully roasted and tossed in a deliciously sweet, sour & savory vegan orange sauce. Brussels sprouts have never tasted or looked so good!
Classic Green Bean Casserole
Vegan Classic Green Bean Casserole 🌱 A favorite traditional holiday recipe made even better with all plant-based ingredients! Tasty green beans & crispy onions baked with a savory cream of mushroom gravy. Enjoy this delish vegan side dish any time of year!
Maple Cranberry Yams (sweet potatoes)
Simple Maple Cranberry Yams 🌱 A simply delicious vegan version of a favorite Thanksgiving holiday candied yam side dish. Made with sweet potatoes (yams) and vibrant fresh cranberries baked with a citrusy orange and maple glaze.
Twice Baked Yams (sweet potatoes)
Vegan Twice-Baked Yams 🌱 The simple yam (or sweet potato) just doubled its deliciousness! Wait until you take a bite of one of these hot from the oven. They’re easy to make, yummy yammy goodness!
Garden Zucchini Squash Casserole
Garden Zucchini Squash Casserole 🌱 Fresh zucchini, yellow squash, and ripe red tomatoes topped with toasted Italian breadcrumbs create this easy, healthy & colorfully delicious dish! GF and oil-free options.
Easy Vegan Mac & Cheese
Easy Vegan Mac & Cheese 🌱 Comfort food made even better with your favorite pasta covered in a delicious and nutritious creamy homemade plant-based cheddar cheese sauce.
Roasted Root Veggies
Vegan Roasted Root Veggies 🥕 It’s time to get back to your roots, starting with these delicious, nutritious caramelized roasted carrots and beets.
Israeli Couscous Salad
Vegan Israeli Couscous Salad 🌱A delicious and nourishing blend of traditional Israeli couscous, nuts and fruits that feeds the body & soul.
Simple Sautéed Vegetables
Simple Sautéed Vegetables 🌱 Everything you need to know to prepare this healthy & delicious recipe for easy vegan sautéed vegetables. GF. Oil-free option.
Maple Cornbread (with whole corn)
Easy Vegan Cornbread 🌽 A lightly sweet and fluffy classic quick bread made with 100% plant-based ingredients. Moist and delicious with whole corn kernels & maple syrup. Yum!
Simple Cranberry Orange Sauce
Simple Cranberry Orange Sauce 🍊 This easy vegan cranberry sauce recipe will be a welcomed addition to your Thanksgiving or holiday table. A delicious combo of whole cranberries and fresh orange sweetened with maple syrup and a hint of spice. How nice!
Fresh Cranberry Pineapple Relish
Fresh Cranberry Pineapple Relish 🌱 A bright & tangy melange of fresh cranberries, pineapple, oranges & apples lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and a pinch of holiday spice.
Easy Homemade Cranberry Applesauce
Easy Homemade Cranberry Applesauce 🍏 A simply bright & delicious recipe for preparing the best applesauce you’ve ever had! Fresh apples, cranberries, lemon juice, maple syrup & cinnamon are all you need to create this classic comfort food favorite.
Vegan Retro Jello Cranberry Salad
Vegan Retro Jello Cranberry Salad 🌱 Experience a blast to the past with this all vegan version of a classic Thanksgiving Jello Cranberry Wobbler salad. Created with a colorful combo of fresh cranberries, oranges, walnuts and spices in a citrusy-sweet plant-based gelatin.
Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
Vegan Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake 🍏 We’ve updated a beloved family recipe by creating the perfect marriage of apples, spice and everything nice using all vegan ingredients in this scrumptiously moist & delicious cake.
Easy Pumpkin Mousse Dessert
Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mousse 🎃 A light and luscious no-bake dessert made with pumpkin puree, coconut cream, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice layered with Biscoff cookies crumbles and non-dairy whipped cream.
Mom's Apple Pie
Mom’s Easy Vegan Apple Pie 🍏 A simply delicious homemade apple pie made with fresh apples, cinnamon, pure maple syrup and a splash of lemon juice.
Simple Zucchini Bread
Simple Vegan Zucchini Bread 🌱 a delicious & easy recipe for baking a lightly spicy and sweet homemade quick bread with fresh zucchini, cinnamon, vanilla, walnuts, and a few basic ingredients.
Best Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Best Homemade Vegan Pumpkin Pie 🎃 Enjoy the fall flavors of pumpkin & spice with this scrumptious plant-based pumpkin pie recipe.
Easy Berry Crumble
Easy Vegan Berry Crumble 🌱 A simply scrumptious old fashioned baked dessert made with juicy berries and a buttery toasted sweet crumble topping.
Homemade Pumpkin Bread
Easy Homemade Vegan Pumpkin Bread 🎃 This simply scrumptious recipe captures all the cozy colors and flavors of fall baked into perfectly sweet & tasty loaves. Do you smell the pumpkin spice?
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
Easy Vegan Old Fashioned Apple Crisp 🍎 A simply sweet & scrumptious 100% vegan version of a classic apple dessert made even tastier with a splash of orange juice, a sprinkle of tart cranberries and a crispy caramelized oat topping. Oh my, it’s easier than pie!
Cranberry Orange Bread
Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread 🍊 Awaken your senses with the inviting aroma and flavors of fresh orange & cranberries in this delicious, easy to make vegan quick bread.
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