The holiday season is quickly approaching. To help your plant-based holiday feast go off without a hitch, these vegan Thanksgiving recipes include entrees, side dishes, desserts and more!
Wether you are vegan or not, with more and more people following a more plant-based or vegan lifestyle it's always good to be prepared. Which is why I've created a whole collection of vegan Thanksgiving recipes to choose from. From recipes like turmeric hummus to air fryer apple crisp I can promise you that these are all recipes the entire family will be raving about for years to come (they might not even know their vegan!).
Below you will find sixteen vegan Thanksgiving recipes created by either myself or other notable Registered Dietitians in the foodie space! I hope you have fun looking through them and trying them out for yourself. If one makes its way onto your Thanksgiving table, don't forget to share it with me on my Instagram - @nourishedbynic or by leaving a comment below!
Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
The perfect appetizer to tide anyone over! Plus these chickpea and vegetable fritters are the perfect way to get even the pickest of eaters to love veggies!
Turmeric Hummus- Lindsay Schoenfeld, RDN from the 'To Taste' Blog
LOOK how gorgeous this colour is! Packed with flavour and filled with protein and fibre, this turmeric hummus is the ultimate dip for your next gluten free vegan Thanksgiving.
Roasted Pumpkin Beetroot Salad - Nicole Stevens, RD, Creator of Lettuce Veg Out
Roasted pumpkin, beetroot, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts all tossed together in a maple dijon dressing... thi sis the perfect fall salad!
My famous air fryer asparagus is PERFECT for thanksgiving (there is also an oven option). This spicy garlic asparagus is so good, you may not even want to share!
The ultimate quinoa salad. Packed with fresh vegetables, fluffy quinoa and lentils, tossed in a lemon vinagrette this is a non-boring Thanksgiving salad everyone will love!
I promise even if you aren't a brussel sprout fan you will LOVE these spicy balsamic air fryer brussel sprouts (there is also an oven version)!
Lemon parmesan zucchini is truly the only way to go when it comes to making a side dish everyone will love! These zucchini sticks are such a great way to spice up boring zucchini.
Cranberry Sauce - Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, FAND, creator of The Healthy Epicurean
A lower sugar cranberry sauce? Yes please! This cranberry sauce is made with fresh orange juice and zest and is the perfect mix between sweet and tart! It's sure to be a hit on your Thanksgivign table this year.
Vegan Sausage Gravy - Amy Gorin, RDN- Creator of Plant Based with Amy
In this vegan sausage gravy, the gravy is made from a simple combination of plant-based milk, cornstarch, vegan butter, and vegetable broth. You still get the creaminess of regular gravy, without the extra saturated fat it's the perfect vegan Thanksgiving alternative!
Lentil Loaf- Nicole Stevens, RD, Creator of Lettuce Veg Out
This vegan lentil loaf recipe is made with walnuts, mushrooms and loads of other delicious ingredients. It’s an easy recipe to prepare and absolutely packed with nutrition!
This easy hidden veggie tomato soup is the ultimate vegan soup- it’s thick, creamy and packed with nutrition! Roasted tomatoes, onions and cauliflower, blended with spiced chickpeas this high protein tomato soup is sure to hit the spot.
These air fryer stuffed peppers are the perfect 30 minute meal! Tender bell peppers packed with plant based protein, cheese and vegetables they’re so good the whole family will enjoy them (there is also an easy oven option)!
This individual apple crisp can be made in less than 15 minutes, has all your classic cozy apple crisp flavours and is sweetened using only maple syrup- it's the perfect gluten free vegan thanksgiving treat. Feel free to double this recipe for an even large portion!
Pumpkin Pie Parfait - Rachael Hartley, RD, author of Gentle Nutrition
Coconut milk, pumpkin puree, and all the cozy spices create the perfect vegan pumpkin pie parfait. This is a recipe that is sure to impress all of your guests!
Samoas - Colleen Wysocki-Woods, MS, RDN, CLC and owner of ZEST Nutrition
Not only are these home-made Samoas gluten-free and vegan, these cookies are made from date sweetened homemade caramel making them the perfect option for a plant based thanksgiving!
A thick gooey salted caramel, layered on a gluten free shortbread crust, topped with chocolate and sea salt. These easy vegan caramel slice bars are about to be your new favourite treat when you’re craving something sweet.