21 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes (2024)

Savor Thanksgiving this year by sticking to these relatively "stress-less" dishes. We have everything you need for a plant-based vegan Thanksgiving dinner, including appetizers, salads, cranberry sauces, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, desserts - there are plenty of options for the entire feast! These recipes are relatively quick to make and satisfy whole food plant-based lifestyles.

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How about reducing your stress this Thanksgiving? Sure, you could make complicated holiday dishes that takes up to two hours to prep and three hours to cook, and it would be totally worth it and delicious.But if "quick & easy Thanksgiving" sounds like a relief to you, you're in the right place. This entire list is compiled of recipes that are easy to make, with pretty basic ingredients, and with little prep time.In fact, I've included the amount of time it takes to make each dish, so you can base your decisions on the amount of time you wish to spend.There are only a couple recipes that take about 20 minutes prep; the rest are under that.

You'll find the estimated prep time included for each recipe, along with the link and author. Cook times can be found through the recipe links.

Let someone else make those time-consuming pies this year, or just serve the cookies below and call it good.Go ahead,take more time to laugh with Aunt Jean or play cards with Grandpa Joe.These Thanksgiving moments are special and only happen once each year.Let's savor them.

Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Spiced Pumpkin Hummus Dip
by Savory Tooth • 15 minute prep

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip with Cashew Cream
by Glue & Glitter • 10 minute prep

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Brazil Nut Cheese Log
by Beautiful Ingredient • 10 minute prep

Delicata Dippers
by Beautiful Ingredient • 5 minute prep

Thanksgiving Dinner

Cranberry Sauce & Relish

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Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce
by Veggie Inspired • 5 Minute prep

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Cranberry Apple Relish Sweetened with Date
by Veggies Save the Day • 15 minute prep


by Beautiful Ingredient • 10 minute prep

Salad

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  • autumn

Salad with Persimmons & Delicata Squash
by Cadry's Kitchen • 10 minute prep

Stuffing

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  • air fryer

Simple Baked Sourdough Stuffing with Fresh Herbs
by Beautiful Ingredient • 15 minute prep

Greens

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Potatoes

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Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
by V Nutrition • 15 minute prep

No Drain Instant Pot Vegan Mashed Potatoes
by Veggies Save the Day • 10 minute prep

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  • winter

Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley
by Vegan in the Freezer • 5 minute prep

Gravy

  • water flavors
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Easy Vegan Mushroom Gravy
by Beautiful Ingredient • 20 minutes

Sweet Potatoes

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Maple Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes
by Fried Dandelions • 10 minutes prep

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  • co*cktails • mocktails

Kale & Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
by Green Evi • 20 minutes

Mac & Cheese

  • gluten-free
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Vegan Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
by V Nutrition • 15 minute prep

Dessert

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No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with Pecans & Coconut
by Vegetarian Gastronomy • 10 minute prep

Baked Pumpkin Donuts
by Beautiful Ingredient • 10 minute prep

More holiday

  • Blood Orange Flavored Ice Cubes
  • Simple Baked Sourdough Stuffing with Fresh Herbs (vegan)
  • Vegan Caramel Steamer
  • Vegan Caramel Latte (refined sugar-free)

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  1. jenn@veggieinspired.com

    What a delicious roundup! Thank you so much for including my Cranberry Sauce!

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    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Thanks for your fabulous recipe!

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  2. jenn@veggieinspired.com

    What a delicious roundup! Thank you so much for including my Cranberry Sauce!

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    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Thanks for your fabulous recipe!

      Reply

  3. Jenn

    What a delicious roundup! Thank you so much for including my Cranberry Sauce!

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    • Kari

      Thanks for your fabulous recipe!

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  4. veggiessavetheday@gmail.com

    What a beautiful collection of recipes! Thank you for including a couple of mine. And I absolutely love your napkins!

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    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Thanks so much, Amy! I'm finally seeing this - sorry it took me so long. 'Tis a very busy season! I'm so glad you enjoy the napkins - I love hearing that. 🙂

      Reply

  5. veggiessavetheday@gmail.com

    What a beautiful collection of recipes! Thank you for including a couple of mine. And I absolutely love your napkins!

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    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Thanks so much, Amy! I'm finally seeing this - sorry it took me so long. 'Tis a very busy season! I'm so glad you enjoy the napkins - I love hearing that. 🙂

      Reply

  6. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day

    What a beautiful collection of recipes! Thank you for including a couple of mine. And I absolutely love your napkins!

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    • Kari

      Thanks so much, Amy! I'm finally seeing this - sorry it took me so long. 'Tis a very busy season! I'm so glad you enjoy the napkins - I love hearing that. 🙂

      Reply

  7. cadryskitchen@gmail.com

    What a gorgeous line-up! There are so many beautiful options here for Thanksgiving. Thank you for including my delicata squash salad in the mix.

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    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Cadry, I have to tell you - I made your salad for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! So very Thanksgiving-y. Thanks so much for your great recipe!

      Reply

  8. cadryskitchen@gmail.com

    What a gorgeous line-up! There are so many beautiful options here for Thanksgiving. Thank you for including my delicata squash salad in the mix.

    Reply

    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Cadry, I have to tell you - I made your salad for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! So very Thanksgiving-y. Thanks so much for your great recipe!

      Reply

  9. Cadry

    What a gorgeous line-up! There are so many beautiful options here for Thanksgiving. Thank you for including my delicata squash salad in the mix.

    Reply

    • Kari

      Cadry, I have to tell you - I made your salad for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! So very Thanksgiving-y. Thanks so much for your great recipe!

      Reply

  10. letty@lettyskitchen.com

    Thank you Kari for including my Garlicky Kale recipe in this fun stress-free roundup!

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    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Letty, I so appreciate your sharing this recipe with my readers to help them have a stress-free holiday. Thank you!

      Reply

  11. letty@lettyskitchen.com

    Thank you Kari for including my Garlicky Kale recipe in this fun stress-free roundup!

    Reply

    • kari@beautifulingredient.com

      Letty, I so appreciate your sharing this recipe with my readers to help them have a stress-free holiday. Thank you!

      Reply

  12. Letty | Letty's Kitchen

    Thank you Kari for including my Garlicky Kale recipe in this fun stress-free roundup!

    Reply

    • Kari

      Letty, I so appreciate your sharing this recipe with my readers to help them have a stress-free holiday. Thank you!

      Reply

21 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes (2024)

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What is a good alternative Thanksgiving dinner? ›

Alternatives could be:
  • Baked Stuffed Shrimp dinner or any seafood, saffron herbed rice, seasonal vegetables.
  • Beef Crown Rib Roast dinner with Potatoes Gratin Dauphinoise and asparagus.
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What to eat for Thanksgiving if you don't like turkey? ›

Whatever the reason, here are 20 Thanksgiving recipes for a turkey-free table.
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Nov 10, 2022

What do vegans think about Thanksgiving? ›

And while Thanksgiving is supposed to signify gratitude and abundance—the holiday centers around the autumn harvest—for many, it's the opposite. “It's all about eating and the murder of these birds or other animals,” Patty Shenker, a 30-year vegan told the LA Times.

What is the least favorite dish for Thanksgiving? ›

"For the third year in a row, cranberry sauce takes first place as the most disliked traditional Thanksgiving food. Over 31% of respondents, 82 million American adults, do not want cranberry sauce for their Thanksgiving dinner.

What are 4 commonly consumed foods at Thanksgiving other than turkey? ›

The typical white American family eats white bread rolls with butter, mashed potatoes, roast beef or baked chicken, and peas for dinner, with milk on the side.

What is the most popular alternative to having a turkey? ›

Other poultry candidates include rich and fatty duck or roasted chicken, both of which will stand in seamlessly and pair perfectly with classic Thanksgiving sides. There are also cuts of beef to consider such as prime rib, beef tenderloin, brisket or pot roast.

What is America's favorite Thanksgiving side dish? ›

What is America's favorite Thanksgiving side? Mashed potatoes took home the top spot for this year's favorite side. The top five most popular holiday side dishes include: Mashed potatoes.

What is surprisingly not vegan? ›

Candy. Candy includes many possible non-vegan ingredients, including sugar, honey, carmine, gelatin, shellac, and dairy. Most of these ingredients should sound familiar. Shellac is a “confectioner's glaze” and a varnish, the same as used on floors.

What does God say about vegans? ›

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb-bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food." In the second chapter of Genesis (2:16-17) vegetarianism is re-affirmed as people's spiritually proper diet.

What do vegans struggle with the most? ›

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  • Vitamin D. Who isn't a little bit deficient in the 'Sunshine Vitamin'? ...
  • Protein. 'This nutrient is not an issue in most people's diets especially those who eat meat, fish and eggs,' says Hobson.
Dec 22, 2022

What do most people eat the night before Thanksgiving? ›

If any night is the most critical, it's the night before, when many Americans will bake pies and prepare reheatable dishes, like casseroles and soups, so that Thursday morning doesn't dissolve into chaos.

What to cook the night before Thanksgiving? ›

Casseroles are another great option for making ahead, because you can assemble them, then put them directly into the oven to bake the next day. Get a head start on all the classics—like green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and corn casserole—so you can breathe easier on the big day.

How do you simplify Thanksgiving dinner? ›

Tips To Simplify Thanksgiving Entertaining
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  2. Brine your bird. Turkey is the centerpiece of the feast, so give it every opportunity to shine. ...
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  5. Create simple centerpieces.
Nov 1, 2023

What are 4 other traditional Thanksgiving foods? ›

The classic Thanksgiving dinner includes old-time favorites that never change: turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and pie. But the way these dishes are made or added to is everchanging because of food trends and different dietary requirements.

How to have a cheap Thanksgiving dinner? ›

Yummly's budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner for 8
  1. Braised Turkey Legs With Roasted Garlic Gravy.
  2. Greens and Beans Casserole.
  3. Apple-Pecan Tart.
  4. Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Feast Platter.
  5. Roast Chicken and Shallots.
  6. Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, and Bread Stuffing with Apples.
  7. Easy "Boxes and Cans" Corn Casserole.

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