Thanksgiving dinner is the greatest feast of the year! You get to sit around a table with all your family and friends expressing gratitude for them and your life, and eating amazing food. But planning the menu can be quite tough on the cooks, especially if it all falls to just one person. Are you taking on the Thanksgiving feast all by yourself or just want to contribute and bring something to the party you’re attending? Either way we’ve got you covered with this vegan Thanksgiving menu from start to finish. That’s right, the whole thing!
We’ve searched through and through to find appetizers, sides, entrees, desserts, and pies because pie is simply a must-have at Thanksgiving!
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App – with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy!
Also, don’t forget to check out our ultimate guide to plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving and our Vegan Thanksgiving Menu From Start To Finish from 2018!
1. Homemade Dinner Rolls
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This Homemade Dinner Roll recipe by Mireille Aikman is not only super tasty but also super easy to make. Soft, pillowy with just a hint of garlic. So what are you waiting for? You can’t get better dinner rolls than this. So are you ready to learn how you can make homemade dinner rolls? Let’s get started!
2. Kale Caesar Salad With Oil-Free Croutons
This delicious vegan Kale Caesar Salad With Oil-Free Croutons by Marina Yanay-Triner would be the perfect salad to serve as an appetizer this Thanksgiving! It is easy to pack in a container and take with you to work. Plus, it tastes so good that you won’t get sick of it! The dressing takes minutes to blend up. Then just add it to the kale with the croutons and you’re good to go! What is great about kale is that the longer it is mixed with dressing, the softer it gets, the more delicious it tastes.
3. Creamy Pumpkin Spinach Soup
Source: Creamy Pumpkin Spinach Soup
Pumpkin is the ingredient of fall. Cookies, lattes, breads, and soups––it’s so versatile. If you’re looking for the perfect cozy autumn recipe to kick off your Thanksgiving meal, try out this vegan Creamy Pumpkin Spinach Soup by Wendy Irene! It will make your house smell amazing! Plus, it is so comforting! This recipe also includes how to create your own pumpkin bowl. It makes eating this vegan pumpkin soup a thousand times more fun!
We also think you’d enjoy this Lemon Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash Soup by Teri Macovei, this Turmeric Flatbread by Gabrielle St. Claire, or these Turkish Spelt Pretzels With Sesame Seeds by Deniz Kilic.
1. Simple Lentil Loaf
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This gluten-free Simple Lentil Loaf by Nele Liivlaid is simple, easy, and delicious! It’s great for entertaining meat-eaters because it’s so hearty and flavorful! It would be delicious for Thanksgiving dinner! Or make a big batch and freeze the slices for a quick dinner on busy days. This lentil loaf is a great dinner––you have to try it! Plus, with thyme, sage, and rosemary, your kitchen will smell absolutely amazing!
2. Stuffed Risotto Squash
Source: Stuffed Risotto Squash
This Stuffed Risotto Squash by Julia Verkuil & Ellen Landman is a perfect dish to take to Thanksgiving dinner. It’ll be the star at the table. You can make it in advance and just pop it in the oven to get warm and slightly brown. It is delicious!
3. Mushroom Wellington
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This Mushroom Wellington from Fraiche Food is packed with goodness, is super hearty, and absolutely craveable, and is a win, plant-based or not. Make this for your next party and it’ll wow your guests, To top it off, the filling can be prepared a day in advance. It is as close to perfect as they come.
Some other delicious and gorgeous entrees you should check out before finalizing your menu are this Whole Roasted Cauliflower by Helyn Dunn, this Sheet Pan Cauliflower With Crispy Onions and Caper-Parsley Vinaigrette from Umami Bomb, and this Tofu Sheet Pan Meal With “Cheezy” Miso Tahini Sauce by Lauren Kirchmaier.
2. Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
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Nothing goes better with mushroom gravy than a big ole bowl of vegan Rosemary Mashed Potatoes. Perfect for any holiday family gathering or just as a dish to go with your dinner tonight. Even though these vegan mashed potatoes by Kennedy Kitchings are oil and butter-free they are still extremely creamy and delicious. Yum!
3. Mushroom and Sage Stuffing
Source: Mushroom and Sage Stuffing
This Vegan Mushroom and Sage Stuffing by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez tastes like Thanksgiving. The recipe uses two pounds of sautéed mushrooms which are deeply spiced with fragrant sage, tossed with soft pieces of whole wheat bread, and complemented by tender-crisp slices of celery. Common brown or white mushrooms (also called cremini) are full of flavor and work perfectly here. These rich ingredients are brightened with handfuls of fresh parsley, a chopped onion, a little salt and pepper, and poultry seasoning. Everyone at the table will love this vegan mushroom stuffing. It’s a show stopper!
Having a really big Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t worry we’ve got plenty more sides you can add to your Thanksgiving menu! Check out this James Wythe, this by Kennedy Kitchings, and Spicy Maple Roasted Carrots by Angelina Papanikolaou.by
1. Pumpkin Sheet Cake
Source: Pumpkin Sheet Cake
This Pumpkin Sheet Cake by Gabrielle St. Claire needs no pitch, because it’s just all that and more! It’s easy, has minimal ingredients, affordable, packs tons of pumpkin, has aesthetic appeal, perf for fall, such a breeze compared to icing a full cake, and will have you reaching for a slice again and again!
2. Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars With Date Caramel
Vegan dessert bars are the perfect sweet treat for any time of year! They are fun to make and so tasty! These Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars With Date Caramel by Taylor Kiser are the ultimate level of yum in your tum. They’re almost like toffee! Crunchy, maple crust, a chewy date caramel center, and a sweet, sticky topping of pecans and ooey-gooey chocolate. It’s vegan dessert bar bliss. In addition to being vegan, they’re paleo and gluten-free! With these chocolate pecan pie bars, you get to have your cake (or vegan dessert bar that is) and eat it too!
3. Rustic Apple Galette
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This Rustic Apple Galette by Lena Novak is the perfect dessert for autumn and a perfect way to use up your fresh apples! This dessert is not only delicious, but looks gorgeous at the center of the table.
1. Super Simple Apple Pie
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Apple pie is a classic at the Thanksgiving table. You’re going to need a go-to apple pie recipe to whip up for healthy but delicious desserts – and look no further than this Super Simple Apple Pie by Amanda Froelich.
2. Plum Pie
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Unless you have a big family, this vegan Plum Pie by Nele Liivlaid will last for at least 3-4 days. Imagine how nice it will be to grab a piece from the fridge in the afternoon, top it with coconut cream or vegan ice cream, and enjoy every bite with a good cup of tea or coffee! A light and crumby crust is topped with warm plums that are mixed with autumnal spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger. Strangely enough, plums get quite sour when heated, so sweetener(s) need to be added. Since there will be quite a bit of plum juices flowing, psyllium husk powder soaks in the excess liquids. This vegan plum pie is perfect for holiday parties or midnight snacks. It’s quite healthy and super delicious!
3. Pumpkin Pie With Coconut Whip and Candied Pecans
This Pumpkin Pie With Coconut Whip and Candied Pecans by Gabrielle St. Claire is super easy and only requires a handful of ingredients, the most expensive one being coconut milk and pecans. It may take time to throw together, but you can make more than one at a time. This recipe is perfect for fall and has multiple textures from the pumpkin pecans and cinnamon coconut whip. It will instantly become a family favorite! If you love all things pumpkin or need a classic vegan alternative this year, try this unique vegan pumpkin pie!
A really amazing Thanksgiving menu would have more than one pie! You might also like these Chocolate Mud Pies from Bake Vegan Stuff or this Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie by Melanie Sorrentino.
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