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.
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.
Next come my beloved healthy gluten-free stuffed flatbread. Another thing that makes people happy – I should really make them more often!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Next soup is especially creamy and I absolutely love it!
The last soup is for all the green lovers out there. It cannot get any greener than that 🙂
And finally buns! I think there can always be buns – especially if they are gluten-free and made with no yeast.
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.
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.
Next, these vegan black bean burgers combine the delightful flavours of mushrooms and fresh herbs leaving a heavenly scent floating in your kitchen.
This quiche is like eating a savoury cake – the combination of rosemary, tofu, beet, greens and carrots is just perfect!
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.
This vegan roast turned out to be a real crowd pleaser last year. I’m confident that this year will be no different!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
This is a low-fat salad dressing, perfect for those trying to keep the fats at bay.
Those healthy vegan oven waffles would also make a prefect appetizer or breakfast.
This vegan gravy goes extremely well with potatoes, rice or pasta.
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!