It’s the week of Thanksgiving break for Americans (WOOHOO!) and we are celebrating it by EATING! (Of course!!!)

Like most holidays here in the south, we like to gather together for a wonderful meal (or several), count our blessings, and stuff our faces.


 Today, I’ve gathered for you a collection of 15 rather traditional Thanksgiving recipes that have been VEGAN-IZED.

(Vegans don’t eat just salads, you know!!!)

Lucky for me, my friends and family are usually wonderful about trying to make something special that I can eat whenever we get together (because I’m vegan an ethical eater). This year though, I’d like to make it easy on them and just bring a dish myself!

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Do you have a friend or relative that follows a vegan lifestyle and want them to feel included? Or are you a vegetarian who needs inspiration for a suitable dish to bring to your family get together?  Say no more! Any of the recipes collected below would be a fine addition to any meal. And all together, you could actually make your entire Thanksgiving cruelty-free!


First things first: The Main Dish

Obviously, if you’re going the animal-free route, a turkey won’t be on the menu. And contrary to what a hilarious YouTube skit depicted in the past, vegans don’t mold together berries and twigs into a vegan “turkey” and call it “roughage”. (Does anyone remember that video??? I can’t find it anywhere online!)

So here are a couple options for ya if you don’t want to skip a main dish entirely.


If you want to learn how to use a store-bought faux-turkey option ~

Tofurky Roast

from I Love Vegan


Or if you prefer making it from scratch

Smoky Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf

by Veganosity


Now on to the side dishes

You can’t forget gravy 

Best Ever Vegan Mushroom Gravy

from Barbara Cooks


Potatoes are a Thanksgiving Staple 

The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes

by the Minimalist Baker


And who could pass up stuffing!

Crockpot Vegetarian Stuffing

from Show Me the Yummy

My personal favorite 

The Best Green Bean Casserole

by The Novice Chef


Something special for the kiddos 

Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

by Vegan Yumminess


A healthy side dish 

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Apples and Caramelized Onions

by Cardy’s Kitchen


Incorporating cranberries 

Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

by Carlsbad Cravings


Or if you’d like to bring an appetizer 

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

by Cook with Manali


Another staple: BREAD!

Vegan Roasted Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls

by My California Roots


Or if you’d rather try something other than the usual rolls 

Vegan Pretzel Bites

by Hot for Food


 Lastly, and perhaps the best part of Thanksgiving dinners


And what dessert is more traditional for fall than PIE??


Vegan Apple Pie

by Fried Dandelions


Vegan Pecan Pie

by Namely Marly


Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie

by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken


Lest we forget, perhaps one of the most vital components of a perfect Thanksgiving meal—

Something many can’t live without when they’re around so many relatives (or people in general, if you’re an introvert like me)—

The quickest and easiest recipe you’ll find—


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 🙂

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4 Responses

  1. Linda and Alex @ Veganosity

    Thank you for sharing my smoky Southern “meatloaf” in this lovely and delicious roundup! Sharing everywhere. 🙂 Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Amanda

      No problem! I just love how “meaty” it looks haha. Even though my vegan journey started nearly 4 years ago, I only recently discovered meatless meatloaf. I’m definitely trying your recipe with my family soon!

  2. showmetheyummy

    Thanks for including my stuffing recipe!!! These all look SO delicious!!

    • Amanda

      Thank you for creating it 🙂 I love that it’s made in a crockpot ~ just another way to make preparing a huge meal easier!


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