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Thanksgiving Recipes

Are you looking for some super yummy vegan Thanksgiving recipes to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table? We have Thanksgiving recipes from vegan chefs and vegan restaurants that are sure to delight your family and friends!


Yummy Plants has created a special vegan Thanksgiving Recipes section to share vegan versions of old favorites like Pumpkin PieHerb Stuffing, and Whipped Potatoes with Gravy, as well some exciting new dishes like Kamut Berries with Porcini Mushrooms and Butternut Squash. We wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Apples and Cranberries

Thanks to Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, for this awesome vegan Thanksgiving entrée idea! Laura says, “Choosing a fabulous star entrée for a vegan Thanksgiving menu can be challenging. This colorful recipe features one of my favorite fall foods - Stuffed Butternut Squash.  In this satisfying dish, hearty squash quarters are filled to the brim with nutty tasting [...]

Pumpkin Pie Gluten-Free AND Vegan

Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore shares her vegan and wheat-free pumpkin pie recipe topped with homemade vanilla whipped “cream!” Laura says, “Pumpkin pie was always a favorite, every Thanksgiving when I was a girl. I adore this delicious, veganized version, serve up with a jazzy twist — it’s wheat-free! The sweet, crisp crust is based in dates, [...]

Savory Seitan Loaf

This savory seitan loaf is a vegan’s “wheatloaf.” It’s yummy served alone or with mashed potatoes and gravy :) Thanks so much to Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, for sharing this hearty and delicious vegan recipe with us! For more veganized homestyle classics, check out Laura’s cookbook, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics!

The Ultimate Vegan Thanksgiving Menus

I absolutely love Thanksgiving—a holiday centered on delicious fall food—yes, please. If you’re new to vegan eating or have vegetarian/vegan friends coming over for dinner, have no fear. You don’t have to nibble on carrots while everyone else feasts. There are tons of vegan simple side dishes, enticing entrees, and yummy desserts out there. You [...]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale with Pecans and Cranberries

Streaked with the colors of autumn, this dish made with roasted sweet potatoes and kale tastes as good as it looks. It makes a perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving table. Recipe by Robin Robertson used with permission. Thanks so much to Robin Robertson for sharing this vegan Thanksgiving recipe with the Yummy Plants community! [...]

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Inspired by the fabled Cinderella and her pumpkin, Morselicious Mo created this fabulous, “creamy,” dairy-free pumpkin soup recipe. YUM!  It makes a great dish for a vegan Thanksgiving table. And it’s part of our vegan Thanksgiving recipes section.

Herb Stuffing

Our herb stuffing is a vegan version of traditional Thanksgiving favorite.   It’s dairy-free and is delicious topped with our quick vegan gravy.  Try serving with along with beets or our green beans topped with sauce amandine for a colorful holiday dish.

Whipped Potatoes

Whipped potatoes are a delicious treat anytime!  If you’re planning to add them to your vegan Thanksgiving table, consider dressing them up a bit with chopped chives and fresh parsley.

Seitan “Chick’n” Strips

Alexandra Jamieson of Delicious Vitality shared this fun party recipe from her cookbook Vegan Cooking for Dummies.  These faux chicken treats are super delish and they only take a minute to cook!  Try with our Horseradish Dip or your favorite sweet and sour sauce. Note: we think this is a great recipe for a vegan superbowl party or [...]

Horseradish Dip/ Sauce

This is a great recipe for a vegan party dip.  It’s a versatile tangy, tasty sauce for cooked and raw veggies, veggie burgers, and roasted or fried seitan.  And it just takes a few minutes to make! Note: shown with Alex Jamieson’s Seitan “Chicken” Strips from her Vegan Cooking for Dummies cookbook.

Apple Compote

This easy vegan dessert can be served with or without vegan ice cream.  It’s great for Thanksgiving or as a special treat.  Try topping it with our raw vegan ice cream or one of your favorite brands.  If you have leftovers, the compote is delicious hot or cold. Recipe may be doubled or tripled.

Gluten-Free AND Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Whether you’re searching for vegan Halloween or vegan Thanksgiving recipes that are also gluten-free, we’ve got a delicious recipe for you.   Thanks to Alexandra Jamieson of Delicious Vitality for providing us with this vegan AND gluten-free recipe for pumpkin muffins!  Alex is the author of Vegan Cooking for Dummies, and she knows how to [...]

Mismash Salad with Orange Cashew Dressing

Thank you to Dr. Joel Fuhrman of DiseaseProof.com for sharing this super yummy raw vegan recipe with us.  The orange cashew dressing adds an exotic flair to a normal salad.  This is a great recipe to start with if you are in transition to a vegan diet.  Visit Dr. Fuhrman’s blog to read vegan health tips and explore a [...]

Tofu Lentil Terrine

A huge thank you for this vegan Thanksgiving recipe to Chef Charlie Ayers former Executive Chef of Google and Owner of Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto. We LOVE your food Chef Charlie! Thank you for bringing healthy and delicious food to everyone :)

Kamut Berries with Porcini Mushrooms and Butternut Squash

Thanksgiving will be here soon! And this is one of my favorite recipes. It’s super easy to make, and I can set the table and prepare the rest of the meal while the kamut is cooking. Also, if pressed for time, it’s possible to make this dish a day in advance and heat up right before company comes. Just wait to garnish with the fresh herbs until serving. Bon appetit!
If you’re following the Ornish diet or another fat-free diet, just omit the oil from this recipe.

Meuniere Sauce or Fancy Vegan Butter

Have you been looking for a fancy vegan butter for holidays and parties?  You’ve found it!  This quick and easy vegan recipe is absolutely fabulous.  It’s a vegan variation of a traditional rustic French butter sauce.  You can spread it directly on rolls or melt as a fancy vegan butter sauce for vegetables.  Enjoy!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pie with “Live” Macadamia Nut Crust

What a fabulous way to get your protein for the day. This “cream” pie is made with firm tofu and melted dairy-free chocolate chips. 100% wheat and dairy-free and 100% YUM! If you’re looking for a holiday treat, or a party-approved vegan, gluten-free dessert, this vegan dessert recipe is a winner!

Candied Yams

Delicious at Thanksgiving or anytime, this candied yam recipe adds a sweet treat to any meal.  We made a vegan version this traditional Thanksgiving recipe.  But truth be told, we like to eat this recipe all year round!

Cranberry Sauce

Although we think of Cranberry Sauce as a traditional Thanksgiving recipe, cranberries add a sweet tang to any dish… they’re not just for Thanksgiving!

Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Rice

Our vegan baked squash recipe is easy to prepare and looks beautiful for company.  The natural shape of the acorn squash makes a fancy “dish” for any type of filling!  You can use traditional stuffing for thanksgiving, rice or another grain, or fill with sauteed veggies.  You can bake the squash and prepare the filling [...]