Whether you’re planning an all meatless or vegan menu from soup to nuts or just want to find a recipe for amazingly creamy dairy-free mashed potatoes, do we have options for you. And not only are these plant-based Thanksgiving dishes delicious, they’re easy to prepare, too! No defrosting, basting, or spatchcocking necessary (whatever that means). We have all the tools you need to create an ultimate meatless and dairy-free Thanksgiving feast that your whole family will love. Go ahead and gobble gobble up! 

Meatless Main CoursesHow to Build Your First Menu When Learning to Cook Without Meat

Source: Stuffed Seitan Roast

Thanksgiving is all about the main meal. Sure the rolls and side dishes are important, but the main dish is what makes it. And do we have options for you! If Tofurky roasts aren’t your jam, here are some Vegetables that Can Substitute for Meat and check out this Ultimate Guide to Vegan Meats and Meat Substitutes. For a non-traditional (but still delicious) approach, you could also have a casserole, risotto, savory pie, or veggie bake as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table. Still looking for more? Here are some to choose from!

Appetizers and Salads

Source: Mushroom Stew With Herbs

Every part of a Thanksgiving meal is important, but it all begins with the appetizers and starters. Whether you’re building a spectacular dairy-free cheese platter, tossing up a fresh and hearty salad, or passing around a platter of stuffed mushrooms, you’ll want to start your epic feast on a high note. Need inspiration on how to do that? We’ve got you covered.


Source: Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Sure, main dishes are impressive, but the sides really give a Thanksgiving meal its personality. From green bean casserole to those yummy sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows, our collection of Thanksgiving sides will provide every variety of side dish you could ever imagine.



Source: Thanksgiving Cornbread Stuffing With Gravy

Stuff a bell pepper, not a bird this Thanksgiving! From cornbread to quinoa, here are some amazing options for meat, dairy, and egg-free stuffings that should grace your holiday table.


Mmm … bread. Give your Thanksgiving feast a healthy dose of comfort carbs with our treasure trove of dairy and egg-free bread recipes! You’ll definitely need something to sop up your gravy and cranberry sauce with. Might we suggest a biscuit, roll, or artisan loaf for the job?


Apple Crumble Pie

Source: Apple Crumble Pie

Let’s be real – this is everyone’s favorite part of Thanksgiving. Pie!! Aside from your classic pies (apple, pumpkin, pecan), we’ve got a plethora of other pies that are sure to please. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself!

All Desserts 

Source: Currant and Berry Tart with Date Caramel

If you want to switch up your Thanksgiving dessert game a little (or if you don’t like pie … who doesn’t like pie?), here are some non-pie options you can share with everyone you love. If you want to veganize a family recipe, you can also learn how what the Healthiest Egg Substitutions for Holiday Baking are! Your grandma’s triple-layer cinnamon cream cheesecake will never see it coming.

Special Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole 7

Source: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole

Complete a Thanksgiving meal from start to finish with one of these themed menus. Whether you want to go the traditional route, mix it up with Southern-style dishes, or need to stick within a budget, we’ve got you covered.

Allergy-Friendly and Healthy Thanksgiving  

Source: Stuffed Acorn Squash

You don’t need gluten to have a delicious and satisfying Thanksgiving meal. In fact, you don’t need soy, refined sugar, or refined oils either! If you want to chow down on a healthier feast without sacrificing taste, first learn How To Make Any Dish Gluten-Free, then check out these other pro tips for a healthier Thanksgiving below!

More Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 

lentil loaf with smoked paprika glaze

Source: Lentil Loaf

If you’re in need of even more amazing ideas for your harvest feast, don’t miss our vast collection of Vegan Thanksgiving recipes for new dishes to try each and every year!

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