Need some last minute recipes for Thanksgiving? Here are 9 easy-to-make and delicious vegan recipes that will surely share the spotlight on your Thanksgiving dinner table!
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the United States! Today is the day you whip out those creative cooking talents and make some magic in the kitchen. What better way is there to celebrate Thanksgiving than have a DELICIOUS Thanksgiving meal?! I’m hoping that this year you can keep the animals off your plate and enjoy some delicious vegan dishes.
I know 2020 has been a challenge for the whole world and unfortunately not all of us will be able to spend time with our loved ones this holiday season. I hope you can still find a way to connect with your friends and family during this time and still have yourself a delicious meal with whomever you can! Even if it’s just by yourself – why shouldn’t you treat yourself to a yummy dinner?
Some of you may still be scrambling around for some last-minute menu ideas that you’d like to try this year, so I put together this list for you!
Here, you’ll find recipes for mains, sides/snacks, and desserts (FOUR of each!). All are vegan, delicious, and guaranteed to be a show stopper! (I made some of these to share with my non-vegan friends, and they absolutely LOVED IT!
Excited to get to these recipes? Simply scroll down to read the list and click on the corresponding recipe links! Enjoy!
VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPES: MAINS
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
Tired of your usual vegan mac n cheese every year? Switch it up by adding in some pumpkin puree and coconut milk and you have this Creamy Pumpkin Pasta become a hit in no time! The best part? It’s super minimal and only takes 10 minutes to make!
Vegan Nut & Lentil Roast
The perfect vegan substitute for meatloaf! I always LOVE making a vegan roast during this time of year – it takes a little bit of work but it’s so worth it. This Vegan Nut & Lentil Roast is even soy-free, making it a great choice if you’re allergic to soy. Not only that — you can easily make this gluten- or oil-free if you like!
Lentil Meatball Recipe
When you’re craving for some good ol’ classic spaghetti, it always feels incomplete when they’re not paired with some vegan meatballs! This recipe uses lentils again, and can be either air-fried, pan-fried, or baked!
Vegan Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta
Comforting, satisfying, flavourful, and delicious! What makes this unique is that it uses tofu ricotta (homemade using firm tofu and a couple of magic spices – it’s so good, you’ll be shocked). That way, you won’t have to buy tons of vegan cheeses (although you can still use some for topping!)
VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPES: SIDES/SNACKS
Crispy Tofu Bites with Vegan Honey Mustard
Perfect as an appetizer or as a side dish! These tofu bites are savoury, and are dipped in a delectable concoction of vegan mayo and maple syrup. I swear to you, these will be gone in minutes!
Easy Pizza Rolls Recipe
Don’t worry, you won’t be spending lots of time making those croissants! Instead, this recipe uses ready-made croissants (Pillsbury — if using another brand, make sure it’s vegan) and marinara sauce. Plus, you have the option of either using store-bought vegan cheese or making your own!
Creamy Broccoli & Cranberry Salad
Let us allow our friend the vegan caesar salad to take a break by opting for a different salad this time! This uses broccoli and cranberry — an unlikely combination but one that you’ll be happy discovering as it adds a truly refreshing taste to your Thanksgiving dinner!
Creamy Pumpkin Fries
Any recipe that includes potato fries dipped in a savoury, creamy sauce is a winner, but this one adds a taste of autumn to your dishes by using pumpkin puree! Perfect for introducing new flavours! It’s a bit unconventional but it’s oh-so-comforting.
VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPES: DESSERTS
If you love pecans, you’ll love this, too! The cheesecake itself is made of cashews, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, and maple syrup! Who knew you could make cheesecake vegan? (well, I knew but maybe you didn’t, LOL)
Soft Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Another vegan dessert that has pumpkin! These are your classic vegan chocolate chip cookies mixed with some pumpkin puree and you’re all set! Not too complicated but you get a delicious, sweet dessert in return!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
If you’re too lazy to bake in the oven, all you need to do is make this recipe as you will only need to freeze this for 3-4 hours (proooobably not as quick as baking but at least you got the oven reserved for the must-roast food!). Delicious, easy to make, and definitely satisfies the sweet tooth!