Vegan & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Guide: 60+ Recipes

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This Vegan & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving guide has over 60 recipes for appetizers, sides, mains, and dessert! Whether you’re plant-based or plant-curious, there’s something here for you.

Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or your fabulous self this year, there’s no need to miss out on Thanksgiving as a vegan. This guide contains over 60 recipes to make this year’s feast your best one yet ???? We’ve got soups, salads, sides, mains, and dessert! 

One little side note: whether this is your first vegan thanksgiving or your 50th, remember to enjoy yourself. While food is great, this holiday is more about spending time with loved ones. It can certainly hard to be “that vegan”, but my advice? Come with a big smile, let the little things go, and don’t forget to bring a plant-based dish to wow your crowd ????

Now, on to the recipes! 

collage of various thanksgiving recipes including muffins, soup, pie, and casseroles

APPS & SNACKS

hand dipping cracker into vegan spinach and artichoke dipbuffalo chicken dip with celery and carrotsBest Ever Vegan Spinach Dip - Easy Healthy Holiday Party Appetizervegan french onion dip with parsley and black pepper in white speckled bowlbaked vegan crab dip in white serving dish with pretzel chips, bread, and celery sticks

Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip // Healthy Buffalo “Chicken” Dip // Vegan Spinach Dip // Vegan French Onion Dip // Stovetop Candied Pecans // Vegan Crab Dip

 

SOUPS & SALADS

white bowl of butternut squash and apple soup with coconut milk swirl on wooden cutting boardwhite bowl of sweet potato and lentil soup topped with black pepperbowl of red lentil soup topped with cilantro and black pepper with side of lemons on grey backgroundThis Vegan Tomato & Red Pepper Soup is an easy weeknight dinner and perfect for meal prep! #vegan #mealprep #plantbased #tomatosoup #glutenfree #oilfreevegan chili in white bowl topped with vegan sour cream and green onionsbowl of pumpkin chili topped with avocado, thyme, and chives with spoon and half an avocado on the sidewinter kale salad on small speckled white plate on textured blue backgroundkale salad in large white bowl with lemon wedges and slivered almonds on the sideGreen Bean, Cranberry, Quinoa Salad - Easy and Healthy Vegan Holiday Recipecurried kale salad in grey bowl with wood tongs on white backgroundFall Vegetable Salad with Smoky Tempeh - Easy Vegan & Gluten Free Recipe

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup // Sweet Potato, Chipotle, & Pumpkin Soup // Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup // Smoky Sweet Potato Soup // Feel-Good Red Lentil Soup // Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup // Easy Vegan Chili // Cozy Pumpkin Chili // Winter Kale Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette  // Curried Lentil Salad with Roasted Cauliflower // Everyday Kale Salad // Green Bean, Quinoa, and Cranberry Salad // Curry Kale Salad with Chickpeas // Simple Harvest Salad with Miso Dressing // Roasted Vegetable Salad with Smoky Tempeh

 

SIDE DISHES

sweet potato cassrole in white casserole dish with marshmallows pecans and serving spoonbaked vegan mac and cheese in white dishEasy Vegan Stovetop Stuffing - Healthy & Fast Holiday Recipeclose up photo of smashed potatoes on white speckled plate with side of romesco saucegreen bean and mushroom casserole on white plate with marble backgrounddark brown bowl of mashed potatoes with tahini gravy being poured over the top

Close-up photo of baked pumpkin mac & cheese in white casserole dish with a wooden spoons scooping the pastaClose-up overhead photo of baked gratin garnished with fresh thyme

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole // Vegan Green Bean Casserole // Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese
Roasted Vegetable Casserole // Vegan Stovetop Stuffing // Easy Vegan Cornbread
Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins // Crispy Romesco Smashed Potatoes // Sweet Potato Rosemary Casserole
Mushroom & Green Bean Casserole with Wild Rice // Easy Cranberry Sauce // Tahini Gravy
Vegan Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
// Sweet Potato Gratin // No-Boil Vegan Mac & Cheese

 

PLANT-BASED MAINS

 Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Lentil, Rice, Mushroom Stuffing - Easy Holiday Recipe #vegan #plantbasedbowl of chickpea noodle casserole next to white casserole dish on marble backgroundwhite speckled bowl with 2 pieces of tempeh and vegetables from pot roast with bowl of gravy on the sidevegan stuffed shells topped with fresh basil in white casserole dish with metal serving spoonmushroom risotto with fresh asparagus and roasted mushroom caps on white plate on wood cutting boardplate of pumpkin risotto garnished with oil, fried sage, and pumpkin seedsstuffed pepper topped with toasted cashews on small white plate with fork

Homemade Vegan Holiday Roast // Vegan Lentil Loaf // Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
Chickpea Pot Pie //  No-Boil Chickpea Noodle Casserole // Slow Cooker Tempeh Pot Roast
Vegan Jackfruit Pernil // The Best Vegan Stuffed Shells // Vegetable Lasagna with White Sauce
Hearty Mushroom Risotto // Creamy Pumpkin Risotto // Curried Lentil Stuffed Peppers
One Pot Mushroom Stroganoff
// Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms

 

DESSERT

silver spatula holding sweet potato pie bar topped with coco whip and pecans on white cutting boardPecan & Pumpkin Custard Pie - Healthy Holiday Vegan Dessert Recipeslice of salted caramel apple tart on small white plate with black striped napkinhand reaching for apple cider donut on plate with glass of apple cider and fresh apple on the sidehand grabbing chocolate peanut butter brownie off of white serving traystack of 3 pumpkin apple muffins on countertop with apple and plate of muffins in the backgroundcross section of snickers bars with dates and peanut butter jarpumpkin spice cake pops on white serving tray with pieces of hazelnuts

Close up photo of apple cake with slice cut out of it. A slice of the cake also rests on a gold pie serverStovetop candied sweet potatoes in grey pan with navy spatula scooping some of them up

Vegan Pecan Pie // Sweet Potato Pie Bars // Pecan & Pumpkin Custard Pie
Salted Caramel Apple Tart // Baked Snickers Cheesecake // Baked Apple Cider Donuts
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie // No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Tart // Peanut Butter Brownies
Pumpkin Truffles // Pumpkin Apple Muffins // No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars
Cranberry Orange Crumble Bars // Healthy Snickers Bars // Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops
Wholesome Vegan Apple Cake // Pumpkin Chai Spiced Donuts // Stovetop Candied Sweet Potatoes

About the Author

Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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