These absolutely delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving recipes are a collection of my favorite recipes. Some of them like my cranberry ground cherry sauce, tofu turkey, and sweet potato pie are gluten-free, vegan variations of Traditional classics that will blow your mind.
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It was 10 years ago that I embarked on this journey and it has been one of the most rewarding, life-changing paths. I’m thankful for my readers who have supported me on this journey, allowing me to share my love for cooking.
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Now with so many unprecedented events, I remembered the days of supervising catering events to now spending my time working full-time in providing new recipes daily for my readers worldwide. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading my blog, writing your encouraging feedback, and for all your support. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Vegan Thanksgiving recipes:
These gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving recipes are so delicious and full of flavor. I included some updated older recipes, as well as some of your favorite recipes. I’m so delighted because all the recipes are not only vegan and gluten-free, but also so delicious that no one will miss the meat or dairy.
These flavorful Lentil Meatballs (Vegan, Gluten-Free) are smothered in a creamy cashew gravy will surely be a big hit at your dinner table especially during the holidays!
I knew I found a winner of vegan meatballs when I serve them and my husband couldn’t stop saying how much he loves them and that they are definitely a keeper! They remind me of Swedish Meatballs, the kind you find at Ikea.
Vegan Lentil Loaf
This Vegan Lentil Loaf is simply amazing! This is the perfect main dish for your holiday menu, it is hearty, flavorful and topped with a delicious homemade ketchup glaze.
This Vegan Lentil Loaf recipe is so easy to prepare, it is incredibly delicious, it is the perfect Thanksgiving and Christmas main, as a matter of fact, I have made it so many times already and it’s not even Thanksgiving as yet.
Smothered Tofu Chicken
This Smothered Vegan Fried Chicken (Tofu) is my latest creation that has me coming back for more. It is the ultimate Southern comfort dish, made with crispy seasoned tofu cubes, lightly fried or baked, then smothered in a flavorful homemade gravy.
My Smothered Vegan Fried Chicken Tofu is one of those comfort dishes that is a keeper. It is perfect for bringing that home-cooked flavor to all your special meals! The inspiration to create a vegan version came to me when I saw a photo of a smothered chicken recipe, and right away I wanted to recreate it for the holiday season. I know a lot of my readers who have transitioned to a plant-based diet are missing dishes like this one that they ate and enjoyed all their life.
This is the best Vegan and Gluten-Free Tofu Turkey! It is so flavorful, tofu is seasoned with herbs and spices, stuffed with cornbread stuffing, marinated, and baked to perfection.
Ever since a reader asked what replacement could one have for Tofurky that is gluten-free and vegan, I have been experimenting on this recipe and I’m happy to finally share it with my readers in time for Thanksgiving.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
I love this seriously flavorful Vegan Shepherd’s Pie, made with seasoned lentils, cooked with carrot and peas in a delicious sauce, and topped with creamy and fluffy garlic mashed potatoes. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or just a weeknight dinner.
I substituted the ground beef with lentils and vegetables, and I must say my spice blend makes the most delicious vegetarian shepherd’s pie recipe.
This fabulous vegan cornbread stuffing gluten-free, vegan is not only flavorful but it is also gluten-free. If you have never tried cornbread stuffing, also known as cornbread dressing, then you should, you are in for a pleasant treat!
This Vegan Cornbread Stuffing Recipe has only 11 ingredients, it is so easy to prepare and tastes amazing! You can make the cornbread from scratch but remember to make two cornbread recipes so you can serve one sliced.
Cornbread and carrots seasoned with onion, celery, sage, thyme, and rosemary will make this homemade cornbread stuffing recipe a huge hit at your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot)
These easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot version) are creamy, fluffy and flavorful. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are vegan, gluten-free, and delicious served with gravy.
I can’t exaggerate enough how easy it is to make mashed potatoes in my Instant Pot. My Vegan Mashed Potatoes (Instant Pot) version, turned out to be so moist and fluffy that I will be making them like this from now on. No need to boil a large pot of water! All it takes is 1 cup of vegetable broth to cook 2 pounds of potatoes in 4 minutes.
Vegan Mac and Cheese
Vegan Mac and Cheese is incredibly delicious, this recipe is the only one you will need. When you are hungry and looking for the perfect comfort dish, my creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese is just the answer! Made from gluten-free vegan pasta smothered in a creamy, velvety homemade cashew cheese sauce.
Look no further, this is by far the best vegan mac and cheese recipe, it is so reminiscent of my mom’s mac and cheese recipe. This vegan macaroni and cheese recipe is so creamy and flavorful.
Vegan Gravy Recipe
My flavorful and easy to make Vegan Gravy Recipe, made with aromatic herbs and spices, is perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Try it over mashed potatoes or baked tofu, and it will be a huge hit with your friends and family!
This is absolutely best tasting vegan gravy ever! It is very easy to make and your family and friends will be amazed by how delicious it tastes when you serve it.
Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
This quick and easy Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes recipe is creamy and fluffy with the all the flavors for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday feast.
In my family we love garlic, I know some people can’t take the smell of garlic, this would be a problem if one of my family members didn’t love it but I’m so happy that we all do. So this recipe is perfect for garlic lovers like me.
Instant Pot Candied Yams
Indulgent Instant Pot Candied Yams are so easy to prepare and delicious, vibrant orange yams cooked in a vegan caramel sauce with just the right amount of spice, perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving feast.
You can literally have delicious candied yams ready in minutes when you use your Instant Pot. An Instant Pot is such a handy time-saving kitchen tool for the modern cook. You can create delicious, healthy meals, so you can get more time to spend with your family and friends.
Green Bean Casserole
Amazing vegan green bean casserole topped with homemade crispy French fried onions is absolutely flavorful. Now you can enjoy this vegan and gluten-free version of the American Classic for your Thanksgiving and Christmas feast.
If you have been skipping green bean casserole, then you no longer have to because this green bean casserole is vegan, gluten-free, and delicious.
It is so easy to prepare your own green bean casserole from scratch and is by far the best green bean casserole I have eaten.
Brussels Sprouts Casserole
Fall in love with Brussel sprouts with my Vegan Brussels Sprouts Casserole recipe. These yummy Brussels sprouts are baked in a cheesy creamy vegan sauce, one of the easiest dishes you will prepare!
This is an easy and delicious way to make your Brussels Sprouts that all will enjoy. Most of you may be full of disbelief when you hear this, but these are super yummy. During my recipe testing, my family enjoyed this dish so much that there were hardly any leftovers. I hope you will try this delicious dish, from my family to yours!
Crispy Roasted Potatoes
Crispy Roast potatoes are delicious and fragrant with fresh thyme, oregano, and rosemary. These roast potatoes pair perfectly with everything on your Thanksgiving and Christmas menu.
Although I am still a big fan of traditional mashed potatoes, one of the best things about this baked variant is that you can make them ahead of time and bake them later. That way, you don’t have to worry about putting together yet another dish in addition to the gravy, creamed onions, carrots, and peas, and so on.
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Casserole
A healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Broccoli Cheese Casserole that is so creamy, cheesy, and flavorful without the guilt. This Vegan Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a healthy version that is a must-try and it is also oil-free.
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows is an amazing recipe for Thanksgiving, fluffy baked sweet potatoes, mixed with spices and topped with pillowy soft mini marshmallows and crunchy pecans.
My recipe turned out insanely delicious, I served it as dessert. My hubby who is not a fan of sweet potatoes had seconds.
Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread
This Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread is so amazing. It will be the only gluten-free, vegan cornbread recipe that you will ever need! It is made from scratch, moist, sweet and easy to prepare. Served your cornbread alone or as a side for the holiday feast.
Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread is a staple in our home, I love to make it because it goes well with savory or sweet dishes.
It is made with simple ingredients, comes together and tastes just like traditional cornbread, if not better! No one can tell that it is healthy cornbread, it is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
Cranberry Ground Cherry Sauce
An amazing take on Cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This Cranberry Ground Cherry Sauce is so flavorful, a great combination of sweet and tart with a hint of spice. Cranberries, ground cherries, maple syrup, apple juice, cinnamon stick.
This maple cranberry sauce is much healthier than the refined sugar version and it is delicious, adjust maple syrup to your liking, you can substitute the apple juice for orange juice or just use plain water.
Vegan Southern-Style Collard Greens
These authentic vegan collard greens are cooked in the Southern tradition of low and slow. This dish contains simple everyday ingredients ,which are then transformed into arguably the best way to cook vegan collard greens.
The real secret within this Vegan Southern-Style Collard Greens is the addition of bold, smoky flavors which boost the flavor of the greens above any other.
Chopped onions and garlic are sauteed for an aromatic base then the collard greens are slowly braised in juicy tomatoes, fragrant herbs, and deep spices.
Instant Pot Chili Mac And Cheese
This Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese is the best one-pot comfort dish ever. It is warming and flavorful, elbow pasta, kidney beans, onion, garlic, bell pepper, spices cooked in a flavorful broth. Then, it is finished off with vegan shredded cheese. So hearty and satisfying!
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
The perfect colorful side dish never existed before, but maple roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes turned the table. It is a classic Thanksgiving dish that will add taste to your menu.
Roasting vegetables is one of the best ways to enjoy them especially if you are serving people who hate eating vegetables.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are so easy to make. The maple syrup and smoked paprika add a delicious sweet, nutty, crunchy, and smoky flavor. Prepare these maple roasted Brussel Sprouts for the holidays and watch your guests being so impressed!
Sweet Potato Pie
This flavorful vegan sweet potato pie recipe tastes just like the Southern classic, without the dairy, eggs, or gluten.
This amazing recipe is so easy to make using a store-bought crust or my gluten-free vegan pie crust. Making your own pie is such a piece of cake. With the right ingredients, you can easily prepare this mouthwatering pie.
Vegan Pecan Pie
This is a deliciously decadently rich vegan pecan pie that will be perfect for the holidays, birthdays, cookouts, and any other occasion. Or for no reason at all!
This vegan pecan pie recipe is ridiculously easy to make. It is made without corn syrup, and it can be made using probably whatever sugar or syrup you have around. I have successfully used agave nectar, maple syrup, cane sugar, turbinado sugar, and coconut sugar.
Apple Pie with Crumb Topping
This holiday season I have been in the mood to bake. I wanted to make something with apples, so I decided to prepare this apple pie with crumb topping.
If you haven’t made apple pie, it is very easy to make. You can use my recipe for your crust, or use a store-bought one.
You can also use a variety of tart apples, such as Jonagold, Melrose or Winesap; and sweet apples, such as Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Braeburn in the recipe. I used a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. However, you can substitute a blend of cardamom and coriander for the cinnamon.
Vegan Cranberry Fluff
Vegan cranberry fluff also called, cranberry salad, millionaire’s salad, is the perfect Thanksgiving holiday side. It is made with chopped fresh cranberries, crushed pineapple, chopped apples, grapes, pecans, vegan mini marshmallows, and coconut whipped cream. Now you can enjoy this vegan version of your favorite classic cranberry fluff salad, the perfect blend of sweet, tangy and creamy.
This creamy cranberry salad reminds me so much of the amazing ambrosia salad that I had weekly at church potluck many years ago. A cranberry salad recipe should be on every Thanksgiving or Christmas feast! Personally, I treat it like dessert even though it is traditionally served as a holiday side.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This amazing vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie is unbelievable flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness and spice. This vegan pumpkin pie will definitely be a hit at your Thanksgiving table.
Pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and coconut milk, with spices, give this pie a rich, creamy and perfectly pumpkin spiced flavor, that will be loved by non-vegans.
More of my best vegan recipes:
- Vegan Pumpkin Recipes
- Best Cranberry Recipes
- Best Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipes
- Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes
- Best Pumpkin Soup Recipes
- Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes
- Vegan Soup Recipes
- Best Roasted Vegetables
- Best Vegan Casseroles
- My Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes
- My Best Vegan Tofu Recipes
- Jamaican Vegan Recipes
- My Best Jamaican Desserts
- My Best Lentil Recipes
- Vegan Curry Recipes
- My Best Cauliflower Vegan Recipes
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Great recipes for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes.
amazing recipe for thanksgiving
I made the Vegan green bean casserole for Thanksgiving. It was great. I got a lot of compliments on the dish, which was surprising. I’m the only Vegan in my family.
That’s wonderful Karen, I’m so happy it was a hit. Thank you for sharing your feedback.
I love your recipes, they are always so delicious. I’m making many of them for Thanksgiving.
Thank you Karen for your feedback. I’m so happy you love my recipes, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.