Ready for Thanksgiving? Who is? But here, to smooth things a bit, are some of my favorite recipes, for breakfast, dinner, sides, and desserts.
There are old favorites here, like my Mushroom Pot Pie and Vegan Tater Tot Casserole, that so many of you have made over the years and loved. And new favorites like the perfect stuffing to please everyone, and the creamiest mushroom gravy to pour over the best whipped, mashed potatoes you ever ate. An easy green bean dish you can pull together in 15 minutes, and a vegan apple tart that’s easy as pie.
There’s lots more, so take a look. I hope you’ll find something here you’ll love and include in your Thanksgiving meal.
Bonus: all recipes are kid-certified and approved, so you’ll have everyone covered.
I couldn’t include everything here — there are almost 900 recipes in the archives — but if you’re looking for something specific, search for it, or send me a message.
I am grateful this Thanksgiving, as always, for all of you wonderful readers out there who make this blog a joy to write, almost exactly 11 years since I first started out with no idea of what I was doing. All I knew was that I wanted to share my vegan recipes with others looking to eat animal-free. Some of you have been with me for the entire duration of this journey, and know that I love you and the support you have given me.
The holidays, which are basically a miserable time for animals, especially those poor turkeys, is a wonderful time to practice compassion, as you do. Happy Thanksgiving, all, and hope yours is filled with friends and family!
Any time is a good time for this delicious vegan pumpkin bread pudding made with wholegrain bread, but Thanksgiving is perfect! Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves add a festive touch. You can make this recipe with gluten-free bread.
A fun breakfast to make and pull apart with friends and family, especially over the holidays!
Looking for something that’ll get everyone out of bed and raring to go? Serve these — the most delicious Vegan Cinnamon Rolls you’ve ever baked or eaten. They are soft, warm and fluffy with addictive notes of cinnamon and vanilla, making them the perfect breakfast food. A soy-free recipe.
Delicately flavored with oranges and almond, with a tender crumb that is more cake than bread, but it works for breakfast too. And everyone is guaranteed to love it.
A vegan Cranberry Breakfast Bread is the perfect way to start a holiday with family and friends. The tender crumb has tiny bursts of tart, juicy cranberries and nutty pecans. You can also bake this into muffins. A vegan, soy-free recipe, can be nut-free.
A creamy Vegan Sausage Breakfast Lasagna is the perfect start to a day. It’s layered with veggies like spinach, leeks and scallions, and all of this goodness is smothered in a dreamy bechamel sauce.
For those with a savory breakfast tooth. Rich, cheesy, packed with protein and great for you. This is the perfect breakfast to give Thanksgiving Day a power start.
This Savory Leek Sourdough Pudding has the fresh flavor of leeks, the pungent sass of thyme, and the unmistakable depth of flavor that sourdough bread adds to just about anything. A vegan, soy-free recipe, can be nut-free.
This one-pot vegan Tater Tot Casserole with a creamy, savory filling of veggies and vegan sausage covered by a golden, crispy layer of tater tots is easy and fun to make, and it could just as easily be your main course as a side. Gluten-free and soy-free.
These spuds are mashed, then whipped until they are fluffy and soft as clouds. They taste rich and decadent, exactly as the best mashed potatoes should. Vegan, soy-free and gluten-free.
This vegan Mushroom Gravy is thick, creamy, rich and it enhances just about any dish you pour it on, from mashed potatoes to meatballs to a meatless loaf. At your Thanksgiving table, it’s sure to become a star. Vegan, nut-free, can be gluten-free.
These vegan Creamy Chipotle Green Beans come together in under 15 minutes and need just five ingredients. But they are so delicious, you’ll be licking the bowl. Soy-free and gluten-free recipe and you’ll look like a genius at Thanksgiving.
The secret to my perfect vegan Thanksgiving stuffing is crunchy, crispy tater tots. This traditional holiday staple gets a fresh, fun makeover in this recipe. Nut-free, soy-free and can be gluten-free.
A great way to sneak in some healthfulness and protein into your vegan Thanksgiving meal, these mashed “potatoes” are made with lima beans and are totally tasty!
One of our favorite sides/appetizers, these crispy sweet potato skins are drizzled with an addictive, Indian-spiced cashew cream.
This is the perfect Thanksgiving side, and gorgeous to look at! Hints of nutmeg and orange compliment the silky sweet potato and crunchy pecans. Vegan, soy-free and can be nut-free and gluten-free.
Garlicky, scented with rosemary, and drowned in a creamy bechamel sauce, these potatoes are as delicious as they are gorgeous.
A beautiful squash makes a beautiful side. Everyone will love your presentation and the delicious flavor of this delightful squash.
No one who ever ate a roasted Brussels sprout can ever hate this power veggie. Make yours even more delicious with garlic and rosemary.
An easy-as-pie recipe that looks as gorgeous as it is easy to make. Puff pastry adds crunchy golden layers on top of a luscious mushroom and veggie gravy.
This gorgeous Vegan Wellington with Mushrooms and Lentils will have everyone gawking — and gorging — at your holiday table. It tastes just as good as it looks, with meaty lentils and mushrooms tied together by a mirepoix of onions, carrots and celery and infused with fresh herbs. A vegan, nut-free recipe.
An elegant and delicious vegan Wild Mushroom Lasagna with an assortment of wild mushrooms layered with a creamy white bechamel sauce and jewel-green leeks. A vegan, soy-free recipe. Can be nut-free.
Delicate leeks baked into a cheesy tofu-cashew base. Enough said.
A creamy, delectable lasagna with delicious layers of pumpkin cream and spinach. You — and your guests — will be asking for more.
An exotic take on a traditional favorite, this Tikka Masala Pot Pie is packed with a spicy veggie curry.
If you’re looking for something a little offbeat at your dinner table, why not try this tasty and spicy Pumpkin Biryani studded with pumpkin seeds and sweet-tart cranberries?
A tasty, oniony tart that is sure to please, and it has a gluten-free crust!
Can dessert get any better, especially when it’s so pretty and naturally sweetened? With a gluten-free crust, so everyone’s covered.
An elegant and easy vegan French Apple Tart that looks deceptively complex, but comes together in less than 20 minutes with just five ingredients. Sliced apples are arranged on a golden puff pastry base and all of this deliciousness is amped up with an apricot glaze. A vegan, soy-free and nut-free recipe.
A vegan spin on a traditional favorite. This lattice-topped cherry pie tastes as good as it looks.
If you don’t have the time — or equipment — for an elaborate pie, try this fun, rustic, and totally delicious crostata instead. Apples and cranberries add a festive touch perfect for Thanksgiving.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? And when it’s a salted chocolate tart with caramel, it’s a win-win for all.
This traditional vegan Skillet Apple Pie is golden and delicious and it makes enough pie to feed a crowd. The vegan crust is flaky and tender, and the perfectly sweet and silky filling of velvety apples spiced with cinnamon and ginger will have your guests begging for more. Soy-free and nut-free recipe.
With chai spices and pumpkin in a tender crumb, who can possibly not fall in love with this seasonal and delicious cake?
The goodness of three kinds of berries and peaches is encased in a golden, vegan crust. A nut-free and soy-free recipe.
A star-studded, golden, red, and delicious vegan Strawberry Pie made with frozen strawberries and very little effort.