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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!

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.

Candied Yams

Here’s a yummy recipe from the Yummy Plants vegan Thanksgiving recipes section: Delicious for Thanksgiving or anytime, this candied yam recipe adds a sweet treat to any meal. Perfect for potlucks… your guests will simply tell you it’s delicious – no questions asked :) These are for sure some yummy plants! For more Thanksgiving recipe [...]

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 [...]

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!

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! [...]

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 [...]

Basic Gravy

This quick and easy vegan gravy recipe is perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving dinner or anytime at all! You can use gluten-free flour as well to make a gluten-free gravy recipe. Add 1/2 cup of cooked mushrooms or peppers to vary the recipe. It’s perfect to top our vegan whipped potatoes or stuffing recipes.

Vegan French Cooking: Sauce Amandine (Almond Sauce)

Like our creamy Dairy-free Tomato Sauce, this recipe for vegan Sauce Amandine is a variation from an old French recipe.  It’s a super easy vegan sauce to make, and you can use it over any veggies that you like.  Add it to your holiday table over top of green beans or asparagus. Reprinted with permission [...]

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!

Whipped Butternut Squash with Cloves and Pecans

This sweet plant-based side dish is a yummy addition to any meal.  It’s sweet, creamy and absolutely satisfying.  It makes a great dish for your vegan Thanksgiving menu too!  It’s a snap to make and you can prepare the rest of the meal while the squash is roasting.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a delicious treat anytime!  If you’re planning to serve these dairy-free mashed potatoes at your vegan Thanksgiving dinner, pair them with our quick and easy vegan gravy 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!

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.

Spicy Apple Cider

This spicy apple cider recipe is a perfect treat to warm up a cold winter evening.  I love the fragrance of the fresh cinnamon stick as it mulls.  It’s a great recipe to serve guests for the holidays!

Pumpkin Pie Gluten-Free AND Vegan

Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore shares her vegan and gluten-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, [...]

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.

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 :)

Pumpkin Pie “Cheesecake”

Thanks to Chef Russell Svoboda, of Great Sage in Clarksville, MD for making a vegan pumpkin pie dessert!   It’s a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime you’re craving a delicious dessert! YUM!  Check out other great Thanksgiving recipes in our vegan Thanksgiving recipes section. Editor’s note: Top with our Creamy Whipped Topping or another [...]

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 [...]

Butternut Squash Risotto with Mushrooms and Spinach

Thanks to Caryn Dugan from STL Veg Girl for sharing this tried and true Thanksgiving recipe! Caryn says, “Inspired by the holiday season upon us, this butternut squash risotto is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.  Let’s be real, you can add this to any table, any time of the year.  By switching out the squash for [...]