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43 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

43 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes [Gluten-Free]

It’s the time of the year when everyone is looking for vegan Thanksgiving recipes that would please the whole family. Choose between 43 delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes including appetizers, main dishes, sides, and desserts.

43 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

I’m sure you’ll have no problem putting together a delicious and healthy vegan Thanksgiving menu when you can choose between those scrumptious whole food recipes. Now, pick an appetizer, main dish, side and dessert for a wonderful vegan Thanksgiving dinner.

Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizers

Choose between healthy vegan Thanksgiving appetizers that don’t lack of flavour. Sip on beautiful and colourful puree soups or have hummus with raw veggies, crackers, bread or gluten-free buns. Also, I personally don’t make a strict distinction between appetizers and sides, so feel free to swap the recipes that fall under those categories.

Black Bean Hummus with Veggies

Let’s start with oil-free black bean hummus with oven-baked carrots and summer squash that has proved to be a real crowd pleaser.

Oil-free black bean hummus with oven-roasted veggies

Potato and Cauliflower Stuffed Parathas

Next come my beloved healthy gluten-free stuffed flatbread. Another thing that makes people happy – I should really make them more often!

Parathas, Potato-Cauliflower Stuffed Flatbread

Hummus with Potatoes and Bell Pepper

As you can see, I’m not done with hummus recipes. This hummus has a really vibrant orange colour. It already gives pleasure just laying your eyes on it. And it’s even better when you get the taste of it!

Hummus, Chickpea-Potato-Bell Pepper, Oil-Free

Buckwheat Crackers

And what’s hummus without crackers, right? The selection of crackers or crisp bread with seeds at organic shops is quite wide – buckwheat, spelt rye; you name it! However they’re all made with oil. So, I took the matter into my own hands and created plant-based or vegan, oil-free, flourless, gluten-free and yeast-free buckwheat crackers. Enjoy!

Crackers, Buckwheat, Oilfree

Beet and Red Bean Hummus

I’d say there is always room for another hummus recipe 🙂 This vibrant and oil-free hummus is made of beet and red beans. Think, how beautifully colourful Thanksgiving table you can create with all those hummuses!

Oil-Free Beet-Red Bean Hummus

Beetroot Soup with Chickpeas

Now, it can also be that you want something light as an appetizer. After all, you’ll have many more courses to try! If so, try some of my soups.

Beetroot Soup with Chickpeas

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Next soup is especially creamy and I absolutely love it!

Carrot-Sweet Potato Puree Soup

Creamy Soup with Peas, Broccoli and Kale

The last soup is for all the green lovers out there. It cannot get any greener than that 🙂

Creamy Vegan Soup with Peas, Broccoli and Kale

No Yeast Gluten-Free Buns

And finally buns! I think there can always be buns – especially if they are gluten-free and made with no yeast.

Gluten Free Yeast Free Buns

Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dish

I must admit I’m so glad that vegan Thanksgiving main dish does not bring any suffering and despair! You’ll definitely find a suitable option from the following hearty and delicious recipes: casseroles, quiches, burgers, stews/curries, rice dishes, and vegan roasts.

Oh-So-Good Squash Casserole

This vegan squash casserole recipe is a perfect comfort food that will enrich your Thanksgiving dinner. In my vegan casserole the sweetness of butternut squash and lightness of zucchini meet in a perfect combination with flavourful tomato sauce and hearty cashew cheese.

Vegan Squash Casserole with Cashew Cheese

Black Bean Burgers with Mushrooms

Next, these vegan black bean burgers combine the delightful flavours of mushrooms and fresh herbs leaving a heavenly scent floating in your kitchen.

Black Bean Mushroom Burger

Tofu and Beet Quiche

This quiche is like eating a savoury cake – the combination of rosemary, tofu, beet, greens and carrots is just perfect!

Vegan Quiche Recipe with Tofu and Beet

Grilled Vegan Portobello Burger

Juicy black bean and beet patties between Potobello mushroom is just so heavenly and scrumptious! Add the beautifully yellow chickpea hummus, some greens and you’d be munching like the world had stopped.

Vegan Portobello Burger with Black Bean-Beet Patty and Hummus

Lentil-Potato-Nut Roast

This vegan roast turned out to be a real crowd pleaser last year. I’m confident that this year will be no different!


Squash-Chickpea Stew

Next dishes are for those into stews and curries! This butternut squash and chickpea stew is so sweet and hearty that it could even count as dessert 🙂 Have it with rice, quinoa, or pasta and lots of greens.

Stew, Squash-Chickpea

Lentil Stew with Corn and Green Peas

And another stew recipe that will blow you away! It has it all – the heartiness of lentils and peas, the crunch of carrot and the sweetness of corn.

Stew, Brown Lentil-Corn-Green Peas

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

You can always go the extra mile and cook something really exquisite! After all, who wouldn’t crave for a nice and comfy meal like this whole roasted cauliflower at holidays?

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Hearty Chickpea and Red Bean Stew with Corn

I hope you’re not tired of stews 🙂 This is one of my favourites – a really hearty and scrumptious dish with chickpeas, beans, carrot and corn.

Chickpea-Red Bean Stew

Cheesy Veggie-Lentil Casserole

Next up is one of my first casseroles that is a vegan version of my all time favourite Italian mozzarella-zucchini casserole. Of course, no mozzarella in this one!

Cheesy Veggie-Lentil Casserole with Tomato Sauce

Tortilla Bowls with Rice-Lentil-Veggie Filling

Whoever is up to a more challenging Thanksgiving main dish, try those tortilla bowls! Of course you can skip the bowl part and simply make wraps. It’s up to you!

Hearty Pumpkin-Lentil Risotto

Looking for a really hearty vegan Thanksgiving recipe? You’ve found it 🙂 This dish consists of only hearty and filling ingredients – rice, pumpkin and lentils.

Pumpkin-Lentil Risotto

Festive Potato-Leek Quiche

Finally another vegan quiche recipe that has already pleased so many people. You really can’t go wrong with serving this delicious potato-leek quiche as part of your vegan Thanksgiving dinner.

Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

Here I give you 8 vegan Thanksgiving sides that will compliment the main dish, but would also be suitable as appetizer. You’ll find recipes for simple veggie stir-fry, tomato pasta sauce, dressings and gravy, spinach dip, savoury waffles and salad. Take a pick!

Simple Veggie Stir-Fry with Mushrooms

This easy veggie stir fry with mushrooms is a perfect quick fix for healthy lunch or dinner. You’ll need 15 minutes and a large skillet for my vegetable stir-fry recipe.

Quick and Easy Veggie Stir Fry with Mushrooms

Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

This simple homemade tomato pasta sauce only requires 7 ingredients, one pot and 15 minutes of active prep time. It is perfect over freshly cooked pasta or even on a salad bowl.

Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

Creamy Spinach Dip

This creamy vegan spinach dip combines the simple, but divine flavours of onions and garlic with the subtle sweetness of coconut and saltiness of spinach. It’s an easy vegan side dish that is ready in less than 15 minutes. Eat as appetizer or side!

Creamy Vegan Spinach Dip

Salad Bowl with Roasted Veggies

Here’a a salad bowl that would also make a tasty appetizer. It’s an easy vegan salad with well-known ingredients that require minimum cooking skills.

Vegan Salad with Roasted Veggies and Tahini Dressing

Tahini-Chickpea Salad Dressing

Here’s an easy and quick oil-free vegan salad dressing with tahini and chickpeas that effortlessly makes your meals complete. You just need a blender and 10 minutes of your time!

Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressing with Tahini and Chickpeas

Salad Dressing with Oven-Roasted Veggies

This is a low-fat salad dressing, perfect for those trying to keep the fats at bay.

Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressing

Pizza Flavoured Oven Waffles

Those healthy vegan oven waffles would also make a prefect appetizer or breakfast.

Vegan Gluten-Free Potato Waffles, Pizza Flavored

Chanterelle Gravy

This vegan gravy goes extremely well with potatoes, rice or pasta.

Vegan Chanterelle Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

After feasting on all those delicious vegan Thanksgiving recipes, you’ll still have some room left for dessert, right? 🙂 If you’re very full, have a small chocolate candy, a chocolate chip cookie or a bite of my peanut butter cups. Should you have saved a bigger space for dessert, indulge in a slice of baked or raw cheesecake, rustic apple pie or pumpkin pie, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, chocolaty chocolate cake, or an insanely delicious cinnamon roll. Alternatively, leave your dessert for breakfast – my chocolate chip blondies, paleo brownies and pumpkin-chia pudding would all make an excellent and nutritious breakfast. All up to you!

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut butter cups

Rustic Apple Pie

Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Pie

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten-Free No Yeast Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Tofu and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Soft Oaty Chocolate Candies

Homemade Vegan Chocolate Candies

Butternut Squash Pie


Cauliflower and Tahini Cheesecake


Chocolaty Chocolate Cake

Cake, Chocolate

Vegan Paleo Brownies

Vegan Paleo Brownies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Gluten Free Vegan Blondies with chocolate chips
Could I have that piece please?!

Spiced Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
43 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
17 Vegan Thanksgiving Sides and Appetizers
13 Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes
13 Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

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