If you’re looking for the best vegan recipes for Thanksgiving Day, look no further. We have a collection of traditional recipes, modern dishes, and adaptations we’ve perfected over the years. Our recipes are packed with the rich and delicious flavors of the season.
Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States. It is celebrated in November with a family dinner to give thanks for the year’s blessings.
In the 17th century, after a rough winter and multiple unsuccessful harvests, the Plymouth colony governor held a feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest with the Wampanoag, Native Americans. This occasion is now recognized as the first Thanksgiving and has become an age-old tradition.
Growing up in Mexico, my husband and I did not celebrate Thanksgiving. However, after living in the United States for almost a decade, it has become a beloved tradition that we cherish as a family. Despite not having grown up with the holiday, I must confess that it has become one of my favorites.
WHAT IS THE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING FOOD?
As Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates the abundance of food, there is always a lot of food on the menu, and it requires some planning. Hence, every year, my kids and I create a menu that includes everything we want to eat or crave.
Our Thanksgiving menu includes traditional, modern, and Latin-inspired dishes and a vegan option. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner consists of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, baked sweet potato with marshmallows, green beans casserole with cream of mushroom, baked butternut squash, cornbread, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie for dessert.
VEGAN RECIPES FOR THANKSGIVING DAY
Air Fryer green beans with crunchy lemony topping
Healthy and delicious air-fried beans with a crunchy, lemony, and garlicky topping are the perfect side dish you can serve at any meal.
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Pasta! This delightful dish combines the rich, earthy flavors of pumpkin with heavy cream, creating a mouthwatering pasta sauce that's both comforting and entirely plant-based. Whether you're a seasoned vegan or simply looking for a new pasta recipe, this Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Pasta will quickly become a favorite in your repertoire.
Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup
This kabocha soup is creamy and full of delicious flavors and textures, making it a perfect way to include a variety of vegetables into our diet.
Mezcal Apple cider cocktail
This delicious apple cider cocktail is perfect for fall! Made with apple cider and mezcal and served with cinnamon. It’s the ideal way to enjoy the season!
Hibiscus Sangria Bar, something for everyone
Hibiscus Sangria is a fruity, delicious drink that is great for parties. I made a hibiscus sangria bar with many options to cater to my guests; different tastes. Learn how to create this tasty drink here.
Easy Mulled wine recipe
This recipe for mulled wine is so full of flavor and festive. It is delicious and effortless to prepare. During wintertime, I love to drink mulled wine; I even crave it! The warm, sweet wine filled with spices and the orange’s fresh citrus notes with every sip; it is a dream.
Vegan Pumpkin MOUSSE WITH pecan granola clusters
A delicious recipe for vegan pumpkin pie parfait with pecan granola clusters. You can decide if you’ll eat it for breakfast or dessert.
Potato tart with red onion and sweet potato
This potato torte with purple onion and sweet potato is one of the easiest recipes. I love it because it serves as a side dish, and it is also perfect for lunch if you serve it with a good salad.
BAKED GREEN BEANS WITH AIOLI
Baked green beans with vegan aioli. These green beans are crispy, delicious, and super easy to make, and the vegan aioli is the perfect pairing.
Maple chipotle salad dressing with Brussels sprouts
Winter salad perfection: chipotle chili and maple dressing on shaved Brussels sprouts with citrus wedges, pepitas, and chopped fresh cilantro. You have to try it, believe me.
Vegan Apple Galette
This vegan apple galette recipe is delicious and so easy to make. It’s an easy dessert, and it always looks good.
Vegan Butternut squash soup with grilled cheese croutons
This recipe for butternut squash with vegan grilled cheese croutons soup is to die for. Creamy, flavorful, and perfect for a cozy night.
Creamy vegan mushroom soup
This creamy vegan mushroom soup is the perfect way to enjoy mushrooms and get all their healthy benefits. This soup is easy to prepare and delicious to serve during rainy days.
Vegan stuffing with leeks and kale
This recipe for vegan stuffing with kale and leeks is delicious. It is creamy, flavorful, and crunchy, almost like a crouton-like bread topping.
The tastiest mashed cauliflower recipe
This pureed cauliflower recipe is vegan, keto, and tastes impressively good. It is creamy, it is pure light, and perfect to accompany any dish.
Easy vegan instant pot mashed potatoes
This instant pot mashed potato is super easy and always looks good. This mashed potato has no milk or butter and is creamy and perfect.
potato and sweet potato mash with vegan chipotle queso
This mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes recipe with vegan chipotle queso is delicious and easy to prepare. It is creamy, spicy, and very flavorful. Perfect side dish for the Holidays or any weeknight dinner.
Apple salad with brussels sprouts
This apple salad with Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, and an epic maple-balsamic vinaigrette is delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare.
Kale and Brussel sprouts salad with sliced apple and pomegranate seeds
This kale salad, apples, and pomegranate recipe is perfect as a side dish or as the main one. It is filling, flavorful, and super healthy.