Thanksgiving 2022 Recipe Ideas

Top 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Whether you’re planning out-hostessing Martha, or bringing a holy-cow-this-doesn’t-have-butter side dish, I’m sure your Thanksgiving and holiday party planning is in full swing. Consider adding these vegan Thanksgiving recipes to your table this holiday season:

Caramel Apple Pie

apple pie

Only way you can make an apple pie sweeter is if it’s gluten-free too. Sweet caramel blends with local tart apples for pie perfection.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Coconut Bacon

roasted brussel sprouts

There’s nothing like (plant-based) bacon to make Brussels sprouts so delicious even cruciferous haters will have to ask for seconds.

Gluten-free Chickpea Cutlets

chickpea cutlets

No one will miss the meat with these chickpea (not chicken) cutlets.

Hazelnut Pomegranate Stuffing


This plant-based stuffing is super delicious. It’s wild rice-based, instead of bread-based, so if you’re gluten-free, rejoice!

Mashed Potato Cakes

thanksgiving leftover recipes

Leftovers are so hot right now. Pre-make your mashed potatoes a day ahead of Thanksgiving to save you time in the kitchen Thursday. Simple roll leftover potatoes into bite-sized balls, and fry for a side that goes great with cranberry sauce.

Squash, Pomegranate, Kale Salad


A plant-based meal without a salad seems like a shame, don’t you think? This salad is full of nutrient dense seasonal vegetables, tied together with a lovely Maple Orange Vinaigrette.

Maca Chocolate Pumpkin Bars

pumpkin bars

Pretty soon, you’ll lack additional reasons to eat all the pumpkin things. So a pumpkiny dessert should definitely have its place on your holiday table. These dessert bars by The Vegan Project are to be celebrated.

Sweet Potato Pie


Save your leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving and make a sweet potato pie to enjoy over the long weekend.

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

It always seems like 3× the amount of bags of frozen cranberries that are needed end up in your shopping cart (and then freezer). Rather than turning them into ice packs, make these high-protein muffins for breakfast the day of Thanksgiving.

Vegan Quesadilla


Put those leftover sweet potatoes to a savory re-use by making a vegan quesadilla. Keep it seasonal by whipping up a quick cranberry salsa to go alongside.

What’s on your Thanksgiving table? Tag @VegaPlantNutrition on Instagram to show us your feast!