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
Table of Contents
  1. Appetizers & Snacks
  2. Soups & Salads
  3. Side Dishes
  4. Plant-Based Mains
  5. Dessert

Appetizers & Snacks

Crostini in baked vegan spinach and artichoke dip in white serving dish
buffalo chicken dip with celery and carrots
Best Ever Vegan Spinach Dip - Easy Healthy Holiday Party Appetizer
candied pecans on parchment paper with coconut sugar sprinkled on top

Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip // Buffalo “Chicken” Dip // Vegan Spinach Dip 
Vegan French Onion Dip // Stovetop Candied Pecans // Mushroom Pinwheels

Soups & Salads

bowl of chipotle, sweet potato, and pumpkin soup in white speckled bowl with croutons
close up photo of pot of sweet potato and lentil soup topped with freshly ground black pepper
bowl of red lentil soup on wood serving board on grey background
This Vegan Tomato & Red Pepper Soup is an easy weeknight dinner and perfect for meal prep! #vegan #mealprep #plantbased #tomatosoup #glutenfree #oilfree
bowl of pumpkin chili topped with avocado, fresh thyme, and chives
salad ingredients in large glass bowl tossed with wood tongs
kale salad in large white bowl with lemon wedges and slivered almonds on the side
This simple vegan Kale Salad is studded with dried cranberries, crunchy pecans, and shallot. The simple Tahini Cider Dressing takes it to the top!
fall farro salad in serving dish with wooden tongs
Fall 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 // Kale Cranberry Salad with Tahini Dressing // Fall Farro Salad // Kale Apple Walnut Salad // Roasted Vegetable Salad with Smoky Tempeh

Side Dishes

vegan mushroom gravy in serving bowl
Easy Vegan Stovetop Stuffing - Healthy & Fast Holiday Recipe
Stovetop candied sweet potatoes in grey pan with navy spatula scooping some of them up
baked green bean casserole with serving spoon scooping a serving out of white casserole dish
cooked green beans in speckled white serving tray
baked vegan mac and cheese in white dish
Close-up photo of baked pumpkin mac & cheese in white casserole dish with a wooden spoons scooping the pasta
green bean and mushroom casserole on white plate on marble background with striped linen
Bowl of cranberry sauce with gold serving spoon on wooden serving board surrounded by orange sliced and cinnamon sticks

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

Plant-Based Mains

two slices of lentil loaf topped with gravy
overhead shot of baked chickpea pot pie with fresh thyme with slice taken out
cooked no boil chickpea noodle casserole in white casserole dish topped with black pepper
close up picture of tempeh and vegetables for pot roast in slow cooker before cooking
close up photo of cooked jackfruit pernil to show texture
vegan stuffed shells topped with fresh basil in white casserole dish with metal serving spoon
white plate of mushroom risotto with roasted mushrooms and asparagus on wood serving board
plate of pumpkin risotto garnished with oil, fried sage, and pumpkin seeds
hands holding white bowl of mushroom stroganoff topped with parsley and black pepper

Homemade Vegan Holiday Roast // Vegan Lentil Loaf // 
Chickpea Pot Pie //  No-Boil Chickpea Noodle Casserole // Slow Cooker Tempeh Roast
Vegan Jackfruit Pernil // Vegan Stuffed Shells // Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells // Veggie Lasagna with White Sauce
Hearty Mushroom Risotto // Creamy Pumpkin Risotto // 
One Pot Mushroom Stroganoff // Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms // Vegan Pumpkin Vodka Sauce


overhead photo of baked vegan pecan pie in grey pie tin with light grey serving towel
silver spatula holding sweet potato pie bar topped with coco whip and pecans on white cutting board
close up photo of sliced peanut butter brownies in baking tray
piece of snickers cheesecake on white speckles plate with bite taken out of it on marble background
chocolate covered pumpkin truffles on white speckled plate
stack of 3 pumpkin apple muffins on countertop with apple and plate of muffins in the background

Vegan Pecan Pie // Sweet Potato Pie Bars // Pecan & Pumpkin Custard Pie
Salted Caramel Apple Tart // Vegan Apple Turnovers //  Baked Apple Cider Donuts
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie // PB Brownies // Baked Snickers Cheesecake
Pumpkin Truffles // Pumpkin Apple Muffins // Pumpkin Chai Spiced Donuts // No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars
Cranberry Orange Crumble Bars // Pumpkin Bread 

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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