30 Tasty Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes (Main Dish & Sides)

These Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes are crazy delicious and festive at the same time. Make them and you will surely impress everyone around the table.

See my vegan Thanksgiving desserts roundup, too!


Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

These are the best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for your Fall holiday menu! Truly delicious and festive main and side dishes that go beyond green bean casserole. | The Green Loot


When you are vegan, or have vegan relatives/friends, you have to create/make unique dishes, that are appropriate.

Have you been struggling to find awesome recipes to impress? Well good news, you can stop searching. These meals are perfect to serve anyone at the table. Meat eaters and vegans alike will be satisfied with the yummy food you made.


1. Portobello Steaks with Lemon Basil Aioli

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Photo: Making Thyme for Health

These meaty portobello mushroom steaks have a twofold secret — the balsamic and tamari marinade, both sweet and salty, and the creamy basil, lemon and garlic aioli which is added at the end. Both highlight the mushrooms’ natural umami.


2. Stuffing-Muffins with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Stuffing-Muffins with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Photo: The Colorful Kitchen

Could you even have Thanksgiving without stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy? This is the vegan and gluten-free version which cooks up in a muffin tin for pre-portioned serving at its finest.


3. Maple Glazed Carrots with Lemon Cashew Cream

Maple Glazed Carrots with Lemon Cashew Cream
Photo: Eye Candy Popper

Bring these heirloom carrots to your holiday table and watch their jaws drop. By the end of the meal, everyone will be fighting about which is better, the taste or the presentation.


4. Thansgiving Pithiviers

Thansgiving Pithiviers
Photo: Lazy Cat Kitchen

This version of a pithivier has the warm flavors of Thanksgiving layered inside a flaky vegan puff pastry crust. Any guest who cuts into one of these impressive little pies will be in awe of your culinary genius.


5. Fall Panzanella

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Photo: Well Vegan

All of the colors, textures and flavors of this seasonal bread salad will delight the palate while being a feast for the eyes. Enjoy it as a lunch or a light dinner.


6. Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes
Photo: Elephantastic Vegan

Here’s a promise — if you put a basket of these potato croquettes on your Thanksgiving table, you will indeed be celebrated. Golden and crispy, they look so inviting and will make a perfect addition to an already crowded plate.


7. Truffle Ricotta and Mushroom Lasagna Roll Ups

Truffle Ricotta and Mushroom Lasagna Roll Ups
Photo: Rabbit and Wolves

When the elegant truffle meets an unpretentious lasagna noodle, worlds collide in the most delicious way. These roll-ups are a garlic mushroom extravaganza that come together in no time and are a little something different for the dinner table.


8. Autumn Crunch Pasta Salad

Autumn Crunch Pasta Salad
Photo: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

It’s crunch time for salad lovers. Think tart Granny Smith apples, crisp celery and coarsely chopped pecans all tossed with spinach and citrus and al dente pasta. This autumn salad bursts with fresh, seasonal flavors.


9. Butternut Squash Shepherds Pie (gluten-free)

Butternut Squash Shepherds Pie (gluten-free)
Photo: Will Frolic for Food

Here’s a new take on an old classic — shepherd’s pie reimagined for a newer, healthier generation. Its bottom layer is creamy lentils. Then there’s a wild toss of carrots and mushrooms. The final layer is a luscious coconut butternut squash.


10. Fall Quinoa Salad

Fall Quinoa Salad
Photo: The Plant Philosophy

In this pretty Autumn dish, the orange balsamic glaze provides the vim while the quinoa adds the vigor. The two together make a hearty side dish or a light lunch meal.


11. Festive Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip

Festive Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip
Photo: Vegan Heaven

Falafel, that old vegan standard, has just gotten a holiday makeover. Adding a decadent pear and cranberry dip on the side makes it a sweet and savory celebration, just in time for Thanksgiving.


12. Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash

Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash
Photo: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Ladies and gentleman, I give you a vegan holiday centerpiece — a stuffed, roasted butternut squash. It’s fit for a king’s feast and tastes of sage, wild rice, nuts and little pops of cranberry.


13. Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Garlic Roasted Green Beans
Photo: Greedy Gourmet

Need a last minute, easy peasy side for the holiday table? Roasted green beans with garlic can be prepped in only five minutes and will cook in 15 minutes. Fresh and delicious! Don’t forget a sprinkle of finishing salt.


14. Cornbread Stuffing (gluten-free)

Cornbread Stuffing (gluten-free)
Photo: The Pretty Bee

Y’all, what would Thanksgiving be without a heaping helping of cornbread stuffing? It just wouldn’t be right. So here’s a recipe that has all the textures and flavors without any of the gluten or the guilt.


15. Minestrone with Butternut Squash

Minestrone with Butternut Squash
Photo: Grateful Grazer

This stew doesn’t play. A bowl of this chunky, hearty minestrone stew is a meal-and-a-half of veggie, bean and pasta love.


16. Leek & Mushroom Couscous Stuffed Squash

Leek & Mushroom Couscous Stuffed Squash
Photo: I Love Vegan

This couscous stuffed acorn squash is a showcase of Fall ingredients. It’s also customizable, so clean out that veggie drawer and go to town. Easy to prepare, and it can be enjoyed as a main or a side.


17. Butternut Squash and Pear Pizza

Butternut Squash and Pear Pizza
Photo: Short Girl Tall Order

The problem with this vegan pear pizza is that you’ll have to share it. They’ll smell the roasting pears and squash, toasty crust and garlic cashew sauce and they’ll all come running. Pity. It’d make a fine meal for one.


18. Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy

Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy
Photo: Vegan Huggs

No Thanksgiving meal would be complete without offering your guests a piping-hot bowl of fluffy mashed potatoes. The mushroom gravy ups the ante and turns this standard into a vegan-friendly must.


19. Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate

Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate
Photo: Nirvana Cakery

There is something so fun about everyone at the table getting their own individual quinoa stuffed mini squash. It’s also a hearty side dish that really delivers in the flavor department.


20. Chive & Garlic Duchess Potatoes

Chive & Garlic Duchess Potatoes
Photo: I Love Vegan

Get ready for gasps of wonder when you present a tray of these chive and garlic duchess potatoes. Using a piping bag is the key to making these beauties look so elegant and it’s easier than you may think.


21. Roasted Thanksgiving Bowls

Roasted Thanksgiving Bowls
Photo: I Love Vegan

Bowls are all the rage right now, so a Thanksgiving bowl seems like a total no brainer. All of those comforting flavors — roasted acorn squash, carrots, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, mashed potatoes and gravy — mingled together in one go? Perfection.


22. Smoky Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf

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Photo: Veganosity

Being vegan doesn’t mean giving up comfort food favorites. This meatless meatloaf topped with barbecue sauce not only looks like the real thing but it’s so packed with flavor that you won’t miss the old, boring meatloaf for a minute.


23. Sugar-free Cranberry Sauce (Low Carb, Paleo, Gluten-free)

Sugar-free Cranberry Sauce (Low Carb, Paleo, Gluten-free)
Photo: Wholesome Yum

Fact — no Thanksgiving would be complete without cranberry sauce. This version is a super easy four-ingredient recipe that tastes sensational and has no sugar. It’s also low in carbs and paleo friendly, so don’t hold back.


24. Roasted Red Pepper & Squash Soup

Roasted Red Pepper & Squash Soup
Photo: Eat The Gains

When roasted red peppers and acorn squash get together, it’s magic. This creamy soup has just a little spice from the fresh ginger and takes about an hour to develop all of its yummy layers of flavor.


25. Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
Photo: My Quiet Kitchen

They’re a side dish. No, they’re a breakfast. No way, they’re a side dish! Calm down everyone. They’re jalapeño cornbread muffins and they can be a side dish and a quick grab-and-go leftover breakfast.


26. Seitan “Turkey” Roast

Seitan "Turkey" Roast
Photo: My Vegan Cookbook

Vegans shouldn’t miss out on that dramatic moment when someone carves the Thanksgiving turkey. Now they don’t have to with this stuffed seitan turkey roast. It’s totally legal and essential for a Turkey Day celebration.


27. Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Green Bean Casserole
Photo: Hummusapien

Grandma’s green bean casserole has been given a modern makeover and now it’s healthy! Don’t worry, it still has that flavor and creaminess you remember — thank you, cashews — but now you can have a second helping without feeling overindulgent.


28. Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuits

Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuits
Photo: I Love Vegan

Here’s a dish that could be a mid-week family dinner or have a coveted spot on the Thanksgiving table. Golden brown scratch-made biscuits atop a rich veggie stew equals nothing short of comfort food bliss.


29. Sweet Potato Ravioli with Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Mushrooms
Photo: Zestful Kitchen

Ah, it’s like Autumn on a plate. Homemade pasta dough stuffed with cashew cream, sweet potato puree and fresh thyme. Sprinkle sautéed mushrooms and shallots across your raviolis and you’ve created a restaurant-quality meal.


30. The Best Vegan Cornbread

The Best Vegan Cornbread
Photo: The Pretty Bee

Hey, someone pass me the cornbread. Oh, you mean that light and fluffy, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan cornbread? That’s right. It’s got just a hint of sweetness and all of the cornbread flavor that everyone adores.


What else to serve for Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner:


Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes


Healthy Vegan Fall Recipes for Dinner


vegan pumpkin recipes


vegan butternut squash recipes


What are *your* favorite Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes?

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30 Tasty Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes (Main Dish & Sides)

These are the best Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for your 2020 Fall holiday menu! Delicious main and side dishes that go beyond green bean casserole.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, main dish, recipes, sides, Thanksgiving, vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 650kcal
Author Kate @ The Green Loot


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  • roasted green beans
  • mushroom gravy
  • cornbread stuffing
  • glazed carrots
  • mashed potatoes
  • butternut squash


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