22 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes


During the holidays, eating a vegan diet can be extra challenging. If you’re hosting a meal, the first question is  – what can you make if most of your family’s traditional recipes aren’t vegan friendly?

I’m very excited to share with you some of my favorite dishes that I hope will inspire and give you ideas for every course! I’ve also
included breakfast because it’s so much fun to have a special breakfast with your family while visiting for the holidays.

What do you do if you’re the guest at a holiday meal?

Although I’m fortunate to have family and friends that are very understanding, when I go to gatherings, I usually offer to bring along a
vegan dish so that it isn’t stressful for the host. In my experience, as much as I don’t want to come across as a pain, it’s much better to let the host know
ahead of time that you eat a vegan diet, rather showing up and turning down every dish that is offered.

The only time I might not say anything is if it is a big gathering with lots of people, in which case I’ll have a snack ahead of time
and then search for vegan-friendly options such as fruit or vegetables.

What about tradition?

The first Thanksgiving after I switched to a vegan diet, I was concerned that the holidays wouldn’t be the same, because I love food and
tradition. But I was happy to find that creating new traditions was every bit as special.

It is wonderful to adapt old favorite recipes and make them your own. It’s not about what you’re making so much as it is spending time in the kitchen creating a special meal, listening
to your favorite holiday music and enjoying the moment. All I have to do is turn on Santa Claus and Popcorn by Merle Haggard, and it no longer matters if I’m making my Grandmother’s traditional recipe, she’s right there singing along with me.

Whether you’re looking for some healthier options for your Thanksgiving meal, you have a guest that is vegan, or you plan on hosting an
entire vegan Thanksgiving dinner, I hope you enjoy these recipes that are close to my heart.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo Wendy


1. Vegetable Pot Pie

Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe

2. Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

This recipe, which is one of my holiday favorites, comes from Angela Liddon of OhShewGlows.com. Check it out on her website here.


3. Holiday Carrots

Carrot Side Dish Recipe

4. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

5. Pumpkin-Shaped Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin-Shaped Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

6. Curried Carrots With Pistachios

Curried Carrots With Pistachios Recipe

7. Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad Recipe


8. Curried Cashews

Curried Cashews Recipe

9. Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe


10. Apple Butternut Squash Soup

Apple Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

11. Creamy Pumpkin Spinach Soup Served In A Pumpkin Bowl

Pumpkin Spinach Soup Recipe

12. Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup Recipe


13. Gluten-Free Cornbread

Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe

14. Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe


15. Vegan Apple Pie

Vegan Apple Pie Recipe

16. Pumpkin Gingerbread With Spiced Buttercream

This is another great recipe from Angela Liddon of OhShewGlows.com. Check it out on her website here.

17. Homemade Caramel Apples

Homemade Caramel Apples Recipe

18. Mini Chocolate Cupcakes With Pumpkin Coconut Frosting

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe


19. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

20. Cinnamon French Toast

This breakfast idea comes from Kelly of KellyNaturally.com. I love this French toast, you should try making it sourdough! Check out the recipe here.

21. Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

22. Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake With Lemon Glaze

Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake Recipe



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