Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes: Sexy Fit Vegan-Approved!

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Top Healthy, Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Picks!

Can you believe it’s time to plan your Thanksgiving meal already? As I do every year, I have scoured the internet for the top plant-based vegan recipes that meet all my criteria. Recipes must first of all be easy-to-follow and not contain hard-to-find ingredients to make my recommendation list. The recipe must also be on the healthy side. I say “healthy side” because it is a special occasion so I give some leeway for ingredients not ideal for eating on a daily basis, but that are still not bad for you and are still as nutrient dense as possible for the type of dish. I have included both traditional-style dishes and dishes with different twists for fun. I’ve also included some of the top vegan turkey swaps available on the market this year. (I unfortunately have not tried them all yet, but I listed them in the order that I would buy them to try, based on the brand.) The goal of this post… for everyone to finish their meal feeling happy and satisfied without the guilt that can come along with a traditional, unhealthy Thanksgiving dinner.

I want to share how thankful I am for everyone who have created the recipes on my list. I’m also grateful to YOU for being open to trying new recipes that are vegan and healthy as part of your journey. We are collectively changing our own lives, the lives of animals, and the state of the planet, all for the better! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!


Vegan Spinach Dip by Kathy (Healthy. Happy. Life.)

Brussels Sprouts Sliders by Marla Rose

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus  by Jaymi Heimbuch

Stuffing & Casserole

Southern-Style Vegetarian Stuffing Recipe by Heather Barnett

Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffing by Jolinda Hackett

Vegan Green Bean Casserole by Susan Voicin (FatFree Vegan Kitchen)

Soup  & Salad

Insanely Cream Vegan Corn Chowder by Brooke (Cheeky Kitchen)

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup by the Blender Girl

Kale Slaw with Curried Almond Dressing by Dreena Burton (Plant-Powered Kitchen)

Apple Harvest Salad by Natalie (Life Made Simple)


Gorge Yourself Ginger Cranberry Sauce  by the Blender Girl

Herb Roasted Winter Veggies by Vegetarian Times

Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes by Cara, Fork & Beans and Mushroom Gravy by Kaitlin (the Garden Grazer)

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli by Oh She Glows!

Red Quinoa Pilaf with Kale and Corn by Nava Atlas (VegKitchen)

Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf with Pumpkin Seeds by Jolinda Hackett

Main Dishes

Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf by Susan (Fat Free Vegan)

Portobello Steak by Ricki Heller

Vegan Creamy Broccoli and Chick’un” Casserole byLeanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Store Bought Turkey Substitutes

Savory Stuffed Turk’y, Holiday Roast, & Turk’y Cutlets by Gardein

Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy by Trader Joe’s

Tofurky Roasts, Feasts, and Gravy

Vegan Whole Turkey by Vegetarian Plus

Vegetarian Brown Gravy by Hain

Vegetarian Brown Gravy by Simply Organic

 Gluten Free Quick Gravy by Road’s End Organics


Gluten-Free Pie Crust and Apple-Of-My-Eye Pie by Dreena Burton (Plant Powered Kitchen)

Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake by Oh She Glows!

Pumpkin Chia Pudding by Deena Burton (Plant-Powered Kitchen)

Maple Nut Cake (gluten free) by Amy (Fragrant Vanilla Cake)

Check out my top ice cream swap HERE


Five-Minute High Raw, Vegan Eggnog by Gena Hamshaw (Choosing Raw)


Nog, Coconut by So Delicious

Soy Nog by Earth Balance