Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner (Vegetarians Welcome!)

Whole wheat and wild rice-stuffed butternut recipe 2

Here’s your premier source for vegan Thanksgiving recipes and menus to create a memorable dinner—suitable for any vegetarian guests as well! Create mix-and match menus from the following recipes, from soup to dessert, complete with vegan stuffings and main dishes—all the holiday traditions you adore, updated for a compassionate plant-based feast.

Vegan holiday kitchen by Nava Atlas - coverFor even more recipes and menus for Thanksgiving and other major holidays, see Nava’s book, Vegan Holiday Kitchen). Enjoy, and share the blessings! Too many choices? Here are our absolute favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky (with the exception of the quinoa pilaf, by Susan Voisin).


SOUPS AND BREADS

Whole wheat and wild rice-stuffed butternut recipe 2
MAIN DISH OPTIONS

Cranberry wild rice stuffing recipe
VEGAN STUFFINGS

Spinach, orange, and red cabbage salad recipe

SEASONAL SALADS

Red quinoa pilaf with kale and corn

SIDE DISHES

Cranberry-orange sauce recipe

SAUCES

Easy vegan pumpkin pie

DESSERTS

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18 comments on “Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner (Vegetarians Welcome!)

  1. Crosby M.

    Have been looking for an ultimate resource for vegan holidays! Tired of just eating boring standard side dishes at my family’s Thanksgiving. Love that there are lots of ideas with flavor profiles that fit in with traditional Thanksgiving flavors!

  2. Nikita

    I always feel like my youngest sister and her family get left out at TG because they are the only ones in the fam whom are vegans. when I ran across your website and your delicious recipes, I knew that TG dinner would never be the same in our family!

  3. Nava Post author

    Thanks, everyone; that’s what VegKitchen is here for — to make Thanksgiving (and everyday) meals easy, tasty, and compassionate!

  4. erica gold

    man this Thanksgiving menu looks a million times better than the traditional meat infested ones, no comparison!! cant wait to make it this year!! thanks so much for posting all the recipes :)

  5. Kate

    What a wonderful list, thank you. Many Orthodox Christians start fasting on Nov 15 until Christmas Day. It’s so hard to celebrate Thanksgiving and yet keep the fast! This list will help!

  6. Karen

    Any ideas for main dishes that aren’t loaded with carbohydrates? I’m hypoglycemic, and can’t handle a meal based on pumpkin, potatoes, and wild rice. Something heavy on lentils, mushrooms, and/or nuts might work. I’m not trying to complain about the recipes here–they look quite tasty. I’m just frustrated with the general carb-loadedness of all the vegan holiday recipes I’m finding.

  7. Nava Post author

    Karen, you’re right that Thanksgiving is a very carb-heavy holiday! Take a look under the main dishes at Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie (you can replace the potato layer with soft polenta if need be) or Pueblo Corn Pie. Tempeh Stew with Wine and Shiitake Mushrooms might work, too. Under Side Dishes, see Red Quinoa Pilaf with Kale and Corn. With added black beans, that would be a good main dish as well. I hope that helps!

  8. Angela

    Hi.
    Thanks so much. I wanted to try something different. I’m vegan & eating with traditional families. I’m making the Jicama salad with Orange slices & Watercress & Wine-Glazed Brussels Sprouts. It sounds yummy! I’ve never used Jicama before so I’m glad to try something new. I’ve tried the faux Turkey & not a fan of the texture of faux meat. It makes me think I’m eating the real thing. Weird, but I’m a veggie-girl all the way. So, thank you again for this post!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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