Choosing a yummy, plant-powered menu for your ThanksLIVING celebration can be challenging! Here, I take the guess-work out of organizing an enticing vegan menu that will satiate vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. This “mix n’ match” list of recipes has several delectable choices for each course of your festive meal.

Wishing everyone a healthy and delicious vegan Thanksgiving!


Lemony-Turmeric Hummus
A pop of turmeric adds jazz to this flavorful, creamy and easy-to-prepare Lemony-Turmeric Hummus.
Guacamole Mini-Peppers
These simple nibbles will be a hit at your holiday party!
Easy Vegan Antipasto
This Vegan Antipasto can be served on the side in place of a leafy green salad, or offer it for a first course or appetizer platter for a holiday party. I like to roast the peppers and asparagus in advance, then serve them chilled in this simple-to-prepare, but flavorful antipasto.
Carrot-Chickpea Dip in Mini-Tortilla Cups
This dip makes a tasty appetizer spread served with flatbread or crackers, or scooped into Cute Little Tortilla Bowls.
Sweet and Salty Almonds
Super yummy, these roasted Sweet and Salty Almonds make a jazzylicious appetizer or snack!

Soups and Salads

Butternut Squash Soup with Quick Cashew “Cream”
This simple-to-prepare soup is rich in taste and creamy in texture, without the use of dairy. A quick cashew “cream” (no pre-soaking of the cashews required) adds a touch of elegance to this impressive soup.
Kale, Lime and Almond Salad
A zingy punch of freshly squeezed lime juice adds freshness to this unique salad. This lively combination is sure to please when you’re looking to serve up your daily greens with a piquant flair.
Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Celery Chowder
Hearty Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Celery Chowder is filling and delicious!
Mixed Baby Greens Salad with Cranberries
This is my “go-to” green salad with a jazzy holiday twist! The cranberries add a seasonal flair, complemented by the sweet and tangy balsamic dressing. For a hearty first course, serve warm crusty bread or mini-muffins on the side.
Festive Kale Salad
This colorful and nutritious salad makes an inviting start to any holiday meal.
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
I like to serve this easy and impressive soup during the winter holidays, but it is wonderful to serve any time of year. An extra pop of cinnamon and some sweet maple syrup both add zing to this smooth and flavorful potage.
Spinach and Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing
This tasty salad blends baby spinach, pumpkin seeds and crisp apples topped with a tangy oil-free dressing.

Butternut Bisque
This pretty bisque presents a holiday soup with a smooth texture and rich flavor.
Baby Greens, Carrot and Cranberry Salad
I like to serve a green salad with nuts and dried cranberries during the winter holidays. This festive salad celebrates the season with healthy ingredients, vibrant colors, tantalizing textures and delicious flavors!


Quick Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
This marvelous, eight-ingredient recipe for stuffed Portobello mushrooms tastes great and presents well, too!
Pecan Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Here’s an easy and delicious stuffed zucchini entrée to serve for a festive Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration. Pecans add crunch and red bell peppers add a colorful flair.
Stuffed Butternut Squash with Apples and Cranberries
Stuffed squash presents a filling, colorful, and tasty recipe that’s a fancy entrée to serve for Thanksgiving. (Easy to prepare, too!)
Yummy Pecan, Sunflower Seed, and Zucchini Loaf
When you need a tasty and satisfying vegan meatless loaf, this easy-to-prepare loaf will truly please! It has quite a few steps, but is very tasty and well-worth the extra time.
Festive Stuffed Peppers
These delightful stuffed peppers highlight quinoa, pecans, spinach, and other nutritious ingredients to create a tasty and easy entrée that’s perfect to serve for a casual family supper or celebratory dinner.
Laura’s Hearty Vegan Meatloaf
This hearty vegan meatless loaf is easy and delicious! The white beans and pecans add a meaty texture, while the marinara sauce and spices add flavor. Serve this loaf at any holiday meal to rave reviews, guaranteed! Serve this lovely loaf with Cauliflower, Potato, and Spinach Mash-Up on the side!
Walnut and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These meaty-tasting mushrooms are filled to the brim with hearty quinoa, walnuts, sweet red peppers and fresh basil, making them a colorful, crowd-pleasing entrée. Bonus: They are gluten-free and soy-free, ideal when entertaining guests with these common dietary restrictions.
Holiday Stuffing Casserole
The star of a traditionally inspired menu is this Holiday Stuffing Casserole.

Side Dishes

Holiday Rosemary Smashed Potatoes
These snazzy spuds are a fun and flavorful way to present potatoes. The inside pulp stays nice and tender while the outside gets crispy. Serve these on the side for any party meal, even breakfast!
Maple Sweet Potatoes
This dish pairs well with many entrées (like my Pecan Stuffed Zucchini Boats, shown here) and it makes a great addition to any holiday meal. As a bonus, it can be ready in thirty minutes or less.
Chili Roasted Broccoli and Mushrooms
Chili Roasted Broccoli and Mushrooms are dressed up with a bit of chili powder and chili oil for spice, resulting in a zesty side dish that pairs well with a holiday supper.

Red Potato and Cauliflower Mash
This mash-up is an easy recipe to serve as a hearty side dish for any festive supper. “Steam-boiling” the vegetables makes it easy to mash them right in the pot, saving on clean up time.
Steamed Kale with Walnut “Cream” Sauce
Flavorful Kale with Creamy Walnut Sauce is a tasty way to serve this leafy green for a Thanksgiving meal.
Cauliflower, Potato, and Spinach Mash-Up
This colorful veggie combo is a fun way to change up mashed spuds, and it’s a great way to sneak cauliflower and spinach into your family’s meals!
Maple Baked Acorn Squash
Maple Baked Acorn Squash adds a touch of sweet to a festive holiday or family meal.
Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce These tender, flavorful and tiny spuds are baked in the oven with a zingy mustard sauce, making a festive side dish for any supper.
Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Orange Sauce
The refreshing citrus notes of the orange juice enhance this colorful Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Orange Sauce recipe.


Maple-Sweet Potato Mini-Pies
Sweet potatoes become a yummy dessert when combined with a bit of cinnamon and maple syrup and baked in a crisp cookie crust. These Maple-Sweet Potato Mini-Pies are a wonderful way to change up your Thanksgiving dessert in place of pumpkin pie, and they’re so easy to prepare, too!
Happy Apple Cake
Here’s a moist and delicious quick cake to serve for dessert, mid-morning coffee break, or sweet breakfast treat! Serve it with some vegan whipped topping on the side for a festive holiday treat. If you would like this cake to be gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oat flour.
Maple-Chocolate Pots de Crème
Here’s a maple-y vegan variation of my original rendition (based on my grandma’s chocolaty recipe)! This rich tasting pudding is so creamy, your guests will not believe that it’s based in (shhhh) tofu! Bonus: it takes only 10 minutes to prep!
Pumpkin Pie with Date-Nut Crust
Pumpkin Pie with Date-Nut Crust is a classic dessert with a jazzy twist. Serve with Vegan Bourbon Vanilla Whipped “Cream” Topping for a festive flair!
Orange Creamy, Dreamy Pie with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust
This dreamy vegan pie features orange juice to provide zing to a cashew cream based pie that’s cradled in a thick, crisp, chocolaty cookie crumb crust.
Maple-Raisin-Date Truffles
These tasty truffles are pretty too, making an excellent healthy dessert or snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: Impressive to serve for the holidays!
Royal Apple Tart
Fit for a king or queen, this beautiful tart showcases tender apple slices displayed on a flavorful, very moist crust.
Pumpkin Spice Cheeze Cake A fan favorite, this delicate yet rich-tasting Pumpkin Spice Cheeze-Cake makes the perfect dessert for your festive Thanksgiving table or any winter holiday event. Creamy, smooth and oh-so-pumpkiny, this pie will surely become a tradition, year after year!
Date-Nut Snowballs
These quick-to-prepare, Date-Nut Snowballs are fun to serve at holiday time. A cross between a soft cookie and a truffle, I like to arrange them on a colorful plate, set them in the center of the table, and watch ‘em disappear!
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