Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
These Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes will make planning your vegan Thanksgiving menu SO much easier! With recipes for appetizers, side dishes, meat-free main dishes, and everything else you’ll want on your vegan table, this Thanksgiving menu is going to simplify your holidays.
I’m so excited to share my Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Menu with you!! I’ve been making variations on these recipes for about four years now, and my whole family loves them. The gluten-free vegans who eat like me (hi, sister!), and the “regular” eaters alike.
Being vegan (AND gluten-free, in my case) on Thanksgiving may feel like a difficult time, and some folks may feel left out. We NEVER want that to be the goal, and with these recipes, you won’t be missing out at all. This collection of vegan Thanksgiving recipes includes appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, sauces, and of course – lots of healthier Thanksgiving desserts that are perfect for celebrating!
My goal on Thanksgiving is always to make the day as enjoyable as possible, so I can spend time with my family instead of running wildly around the kitchen. That usually means prepping a lot of the dishes ahead of time – at least as much as I can manage. Most of these recipes provide make-ahead options so you can just bake and serve on Thanksgiving day. I hope you have a wonderful and delicious holiday!!
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- Classic Vegan Thanksgiving Dishes
- Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes
- Thanksgiving Sauces
- Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
Classic Vegan Thanksgiving Dishes
Autumn Kale Harvest Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
This Autumn Kale Harvest Salad brings together the best of fall’s produce into a beautiful salad. It’s made with thinly sliced kale, pomegranate seeds, Honeycrisp apple slices, candied almond slices, and tossed in a lusciously sweet and tangy Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
These Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms are the most delicious vegan appetizer! Made with vegan cream cheese and fresh herbs, you’ll adore these easy mushroom bites. They’re the perfect vegan holiday appetizer and easily made gluten-free!
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Gluten-Free Pecan Crumble
This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble recipe is the best sweet potato casserole ever! It’s made with fresh yams and coconut sugar for a subtle sweetness that pairs perfectly with the rest of your holiday meal. With a crispy gluten-free pecan crumble topping, you’ll definitely be serving yourself in seconds. It’s easy to make the day of or can be prepared in advance for an easy make-ahead holiday side dish.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate & Pecans
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate & Pecans are a healthy, flavorful, and colorful side dish that will brighten up your table and turn anyone into a brussels sprouts lover!
Vegan Mushroom Stuffing (Gluten-Free)
This Vegan Mushroom Stuffing is loaded with wild mushrooms, onions, sage, and thyme, for a fantastic holiday side dish that your whole family will love. This easy stuffing recipe can easily be made into a gluten-free stuffing, as well.
Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes
The best creamy vegan mashed potatoes made with plant-based butter, fresh garlic, and healthy ingredients! These mashed potatoes are so simple to make and perfect served with homemade gravy for Thanksgiving dinner.
Vegan Broccoli Gratin (Gluten Free + Paleo)
This Vegan Broccoli Gratin has a deliciously rich and “cheesy” sauce and is baked until golden brown on top. It’s the perfect gluten-free and paleo side dish to serve with your Thanksgiving feast, or to enjoy any night of the week.
Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread
This Gluten Free + Vegan Cornbread is fluffy and light with an amazing texture from the cornmeal! It’s perfect served with soup or chili, served as a side or snack, or just topped with a little bit of butter or spread.
Fluffy Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls
These fluffy and delicious Gluten-Free Sourdough Rolls are made with roasted garlic and rosemary for amazing flavor. They’re the perfect roll to mop up your Thanksgiving plate!
Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes
Mushroom & Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash (Gluten Free + Vegan)
This Mushroom & Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash is filled with caramelized onions, cauliflower florets, spinach, dried cranberries, and pecans. It’s served with a drizzle of lemon tahini sauce. This comforting and colorful dish has a variety of texture, tons of flavor, and makes the perfect hearty dinner or side dish.
Honeynut Squash Soup
This Easy Honeynut Squash Soup is super simple to make – just roast the vegetables until golden and blend! This blender soup recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30-friendly. Only 8 ingredients!
Vegan Pot Pie (Gluten-Free & Paleo)
This Vegan Pot Pie has a scrumptious flaky gluten-free & paleo crust and the creamy filling is absolutely loaded with vegetables! This hearty, filling meal is perfect for chilly days and freezes well.
Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese
Easy and quick to make, this Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! It’s made with just 8 whole ingredients – no processed vegan cheeses here. This recipe comes together quickly for an easy dinner and is easily made gluten-free.
Vegan Creamed Spinach & White Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash
This Creamed Spinach & White Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash is a plant-based dinner that you’ll dream about! It’s filling, with tons of vegetables, and loaded with plant-based protein from the white beans. This easy recipe comes together quickly and is super satisfying.
Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Sauce Recipes
Healthy Paleo Cranberry Sauce
This Paleo Cranberry Sauce is simple to make, delicious, and sweetened with maple syrup to keep it refined sugar-free. Orange zest and warm spices give this cranberry sauce incredible flavor, and it’s done in 15 minutes.
Vegan Mushroom Gravy
This Vegan Mushroom Gravy is quick and simple to make. It’s the perfect pairing for your mashed potatoes, or to pour over your holiday meal!
Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp
This Gluten-Free Vegan Caramel Apple Crisp will have you serving yourself seconds! With a luscious caramel apple filling and oatmeal crumble topping, this vegan holiday dessert is irresistible.
No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart
This No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart is made with 8 simple ingredients and is perfect for holiday entertaining! No baking is required for this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan tart.
Paleo Apple Pie (with Vegan Option)
This Gluten-Free Apple Pie has a flaky gluten-free lattice crust with a delicious spiced apple filling! This healthier apple pie recipe is the perfect paleo Thanksgiving dessert. This recipe has a vegan option.
Vegan Apple Cheesecake with Gluten-Free Oatmeal Crust
This Vegan Apple Cheesecake is a creamy and irresistible baked vegan cheesecake that is perfect for the holidays or for any apple pie lovers! Made with an oatmeal almond flour crust, this gluten-free cheesecake is topped with a scrumptious apple pie filling.
Baked Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
This Baked Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake will wow you with its rich texture, spices, and gluten-free graham cracker-style crust. It’s the perfect vegan Thanksgiving dessert.
25+ Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
These Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts will be a hit with the whole family! With everything from vegan cheesecakes to flaky gluten-free pies and simple dessert bars, there’s something for every taste. These delicious holiday dessert recipes are my family’s holiday favorites. The holidays can be a stressful time of year for people who have food allergies or
The BEST Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole to serve for Thanksgiving! Plus, lots of Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes to make planning your vegan Thanksgiving menu SO much easier! With recipes for everything you’ll want on the table, this Thanksgiving menu is going to simplify your holidays.
For the Sweet Potato Mash
- About 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 flax eggs (see Notes)
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup vegan butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
For the Pecan Topping
For the Sweet Potato Mash
- Add your sweet potatoes to a large pot and just barely cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until fork-tender, about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of your cut potatoes.
- Once they’re tender, drain the potatoes and add them into a large mixing bowl.
- Let cool slightly, and then mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
- Add in the flax eggs, coconut sugar, vegan butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until well combined, mashed to your liking, and the butter has fully melted and incorporated.
- Spread the sweet potato mash into a lightly greased casserole dish. Mine was around 8″x11″, but anything around that size will work well. Set aside while you prepare the pecan crumble topping.
For the Pecan Topping
- In a mixing bowl, combine the pecans, flour, coconut sugar, vegan butter, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together until well combined and crumbly.
- If it doesn’t seem crumbly enough, place it in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to firm up the butter.
- Sprinkle evenly on top of the sweet potato mash.
- Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes until the top is crispy and browned.
For the flax eggs: combine two tablespoons flax meal with ⅓ cup water. Whisk together and let gel for 5 to 10 minutes until thickened before using.
To make ahead: Prepare the dish right up until baking, and then cover with foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to bake, remove the foil and bake as directed above. It’s perfect to make ahead of time to reduce stress on Thanksgiving!
To store leftovers: Keep tightly wrapped in foil in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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