28 Crowd-Pleasing Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

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If you are new to a vegan diet, or have vegan friends and family members coming over for a Thanksgiving dinner, I’ve got you covered! The Vegan Thanksgiving recipes below are all dairy-free and egg-free, and they’re always a hit with both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

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What Do Vegans Eat on Thanksgiving?

Turkey isn’t the only dish we look forward to on Thanksgiving. With a few simple swaps, it’s easy to make most of your favorite side dishes, like mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, and your favorite desserts, vegan-friendly. Your guests can build their own meal with all of the options below!

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Vegetarian Alternatives to Turkey (Main Courses)

If you need a vegan main course to serve at Thanksgiving, try one of the recipes below.

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Vegan Meatloaf (Easy Lentil Loaf)

1 hour
This Vegan Meatloaf is a delicious vegetarian main entrée that will impress your guests! Made with lentils, walnuts, and oats, it's hearty & filling. You'll love how this recipe doesn't get soggy in the middle.
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baked portobello mushrooms recipe as a vegetarian main course

Baked Portobello Mushrooms (An Easy Vegetarian Dinner!)

45 minutes
These Baked Portobello Mushrooms are marinated in an easy gluten-free sauce and are oven roasted in just 30 minutes. Perfect as a vegan or vegetarian Thanksgiving main course!
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butternut squash pasta in black bowl

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

20 minutes
This Butternut Squash Pasta is the ultimate Fall comfort food. It's creamy and comforting, while being entirely dairy-free, and takes less than 30 minutes to get on the table for an easy meal.
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stuffed acorn squash makes a great vegetarian dinner

Stuffed Acorn Squash (Vegetarian!)

55 minutes
This Stuffed Squash recipe makes a great vegan or vegetarian dinner. It's stuffed with a protein-packed quinoa stuffing, which can be made in advance for an easier holiday meal.
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Vegan Tuscan Pumpkin Pasta Sauce in skillet with tongs

Vegan Tuscan Pumpkin Pasta

15 minutes
This Fall-inspired pasta sauce marries pumpkin and tomato sauce, for an unexpectedly delicious combination! Don't be surprised when you want to lick your bowl clean. Dairy-free & ultra-tasty!
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vegetable stew in white bowl

Best Vegetable Stew (Vegan!)

45 minutes
This Vegetable Stew is a comforting way to eat more veggies and clean out your fridge! It has a meat-like texture, thanks to jackfruit, and tastes like a vegetarian version of my mom's classic beef stew.
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Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

These healthy side dishes are all dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free, but you won’t miss out on any flavor!

vegan mac n cheese recipe with cashew sauce

The BEST Vegan Mac and Cheese (A Fan Favorite!)

40 minutes
This Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe is tossed in a quick & easy cashew "cheese" sauce, and is as fast to prepare as the boxed version. With over 200 reviews, it's become a fan favorite!
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glazed sweet potatoes in glass dish

Glazed Sweet Potatoes (in 1 pan!)

1 hour 10 minutes
Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes are an easy holiday side dish, made with just 5 ingredients! You'll only have 1 dish to clean later, and they are vegan & Paleo friendly, for those on special diets.
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instant pot mashed potatoes in black bowl

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain!)

30 minutes
These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are quick and easy to prepare, with an 8-minute pressure cooking cycle. I love that you don't have to drain them after cooking!
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vegan green bean casserole with spoon inside

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

45 minutes
This Vegan Green Bean Casserole is fast & easy, made with a creamy white bean sauce. I love the crispy walnut topping, for a gluten-free & dairy-free casserole.
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vegan gravy ladled over potatoes

Best Vegan Gravy (Gluten-free!)

20 minutes
This is the best Vegan Gravy recipe you'll ever taste! It's naturally gluten-free and low-fat, and all you need is a few simple ingredients to get started. It's made entirely out of vegetables!
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Wild Rice & Mushroom Stuffing

1 hour
This Wild Rice Stuffing is loaded with flavor, and is a great way to sneak a few more vegetables in your holiday meal. It has all the taste you love, without using bread, so it's gluten-free.
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skillet vegan cornbread

Vegan Skillet “Cornbread”

40 minutes
This Vegan Cornbread isn't actually made with corn, but it sure tastes like it is! Millet gives this bread a signature yellow color, and it tastes like the box mix my mom used to make.
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square of Vegan Corn Casserole

Vegan Corn Casserole

50 minutes
This Vegan Corn Casserole, also called spoon bread, is made with whole food ingredients. It tastes like the version made with Jiffy corn mix, only this version is gluten-free and dairy-free.
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sweet potato casserole with pecans on top

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

50 minutes
This Sweet Potato Casserole is topped with a cruncy pecan topping instead of marshmallows, for a healthy side dish. It's dairy-free and vegan-friendly, without using refined sugar!
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spoonful of healthy green bean casserole

Healthy Green Bean Casserole (Vegan & Paleo)

1 hour 10 minutes
This Healthy Green Bean Casserole is an easy recipe made entirely out of vegetables! It's gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and totally delicious. Perfect for those on special diets, like vegan & Paleo protocols.
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vegan creamed spinach recipe

Vegan Creamed Spinach

15 minutes
This healthy Creamed Spinach recipe is made with a creamy garlic cashew sauce to keep it dairy-free. It has all the flavor you love, without the cheese. This also works well with kale!
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homemade cranberry sauce in a glass jar

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

20 minutes
Lightly sweetened with maple syrup and bursting with Fall spice, this Spiced Cranberry Sauce is sure to be a favorite at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Only 5 ingredients!
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Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

These vegan dessert recipes are all dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free, but they definitely taste as delicious as their traditional counterparts. Make them ahead of time for an easier holiday!

vegan pumpkin pie slice topped with coconut whipped cream

Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Soy-free!)

1 hour
This Vegan Pumpkin Pie is the best recipe I've ever tasted! All you need is a handful of ingredients and a blender to whip it up. Date-sweetened and ultra-delicious.
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slice of pie lifted up from pan

Vegan French Silk Pie (Dairy-Free & Soy-Free!)

25 minutes
This Vegan French Silk Pie recipe is made with simple ingredients, and tastes like the real thing! It's naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, and is naturally sweetened with coconut sugar.
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vegan chocolate tart sliced in pan

Vegan Chocolate Tart (No Soy!)

40 minutes
This Vegan Chocolate Tart is a decadent dessert, made with a crisp hazelnut crust. It's dairy-free and gluten-free, with a rich chocolate filling, with a hint of Nutella flavor.
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vegan sweet potato pie sliced to serve

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

1 hour 15 minutes
This Vegan Sweet Potato Pie is a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie! This easy holiday dessert is naturally sweetened, while being dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars (No Bake!)

20 minutes
These Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars taste like pecan pie, with a rich dark chocolate layer in the middle. This holiday dessert is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.
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vegan pecan pie overhead with slice

Vegan Pecan Pie (with NO corn syrup!)

55 minutes
This easy Vegan Pecan Pie is naturally sweetened and has a remarkably similar taste and texture to the original, without using eggs or corn syrup! Only 5 ingredients needed.
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small pumpkin tarts overhead on black plate

Vegan Pumpkin Tarts (Frozen Dessert!)

20 minutes
These Vegan Pumpkin Tarts are a healthy dessert, packed with Fall flavor! Just blend the ingredients together and pop them in your freezer for a fast, perfectly portioned treat.
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baked apples served with spoons

Easy Baked Apples

1 hour
Baked apples are a fast & easy dessert, made with just 7 ingredients. This healthy recipe has the flavor of pie, without the work! Naturally gluten-free & dairy-free, and perfect for holidays.
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pumpkin spice latte recipe in a white mug

Pumpkin Spice Latte

5 minutes
This Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe takes just 5 minutes to make, using home-brewed coffee. It's a great homemade alternative to the popular Fall drink, and is naturally sweetened.
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healthy hot chocolate in mug overhead

Healthy Hot Chocolate

5 minutes
This healthy hot chocolate recipe requires only 4 ingredients and is dairy-free and naturally sweetened. It's the perfect sweet treat for a cold day; ready in just minutes!
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I hope these vegan Thanksgiving recipes will be a hit at your holiday meal! Tag @detoxinista or #detoxinista on social media, so I can see what you make!

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Sandra

All these recipes sound delicius. Thank you for sharing! I’m not vegan, but like to eat vegetarian food!

    Megan Gilmore

    I’m not vegan either, Sandra, but I love eating these types of recipes, too. Hope you’ll enjoy them!

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