104 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

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Lentil Shepherd's Pie to represent one of our 104 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Friends! Thanksgiving week is upon us. (Did that happen fast or is it just me?)

If you’re in need of some holiday meal inspiration, look no further. We’ve got you covered with 104 easy vegan recipes, including everything from appetizers to sides, mains and (obviously) dessert. Let’s feast!

Homemade candied nuts to represent one of our 16 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizer ideas

Here are 16 Easy Vegan Appetizers to spice up your Thanksgiving menu this year. These simple dishes will help you save time and make the lead up to mealtime absolutely delicious. 

Dipping a slice of pita bread into a bowl of our Pumpkin Hummus recipe
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White Bean Pumpkin Hummus
Fluffy, savory, 10-minute white bean hummus infused with pumpkin, lemon, and crispy garlic and sage! A perfectly spiced, hearty, and wholesome dip or snack for fall! 
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Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad
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Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad
Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.
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Bowl of Mediterranean Lentil Dip topped with kalamata olives and freshly chopped parsley
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Mediterranean Lentil Dip
Creamy, Mediterranean-inspired Lentil dip with sautéed garlic and shallots, and a 2-minute garlic-dill sauce. A protein-packed, vegan and gluten-free appetizer or side dish.
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Plate of sliced cucumbers, pita, and a bowl of Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
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Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
9-ingredient savory eggplant dip with smoked paprika and spicy harissa paste. A subtly-spiced dip loaded with flavor and nutrients. The perfect side dish or appetizer.
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Bowl of vibrant pink Roasted Beet Hummus surrounded by carrot and cucumber slices
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Roasted Beet Hummus
Super creamy roasted beet hummus featuring a whole roasted beet, lemon, and plenty of garlic flavor. Perfect with chips, pita, or veggies or as a sandwich spread.
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Quick and easy Vegan Crudite with Macadamia Nut Herb Cheese and goodies for dipping
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5-Minute Macadamia Cheese + Vegan Crudité!
Creamy macadamia nut cheese and hummus served with roasted and fresh vegetables! The perfect 30-minute plant-based snack or appetizer.
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Bowl of Golden Goddess Turmeric Hummus surrounded by carrot sticks
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Golden Goddess (Turmeric) Hummus
10-minute golden hummus infused with anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric! Creamy, flavorful, and protein-packed!
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of Vegan GF Rosemary Crackers
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten Free Crackers
Crispy, thin, gluten-free crackers reminiscent of Wheat Thins! Just 7 ingredients and 1 bowl required for these delicious snacks. Perfect for dipping in hummus, nut butters, and more!
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Plate with crackers, celery sticks, and a Spicy Vegan Cheese Ball
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Spicy Vegan Pimento Cheese Ball
10-ingredient spicy vegan cheeseball with pimento peppers and nutritional yeast! Creamy, simple to make, and incredibly flavorful! The perfect holiday dip!
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Dill Garlic Vegan Cheese Wheel on a wood cutting board with crackers
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Easy Garlic & Herb Vegan Cheese
EASY, creamy vegan cheese infused with lemon, garlic and dill, and nutritional yeast for that extra cheesy flavor. Soft, spreadable, delicious.
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Skillet of Vegan GF Spinach and Artichoke Dip
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Kale & White Bean Artichoke Dip
A creamy, savory artichoke dip with sautéed kale, white beans, and nutritional yeast for a cheesy kick. A protein-rich plant-based appetizer that requires just 10 ingredients!
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Bowl of Creamy Red Pepper Tomato Soup with fresh dill, roasted cherry tomatoes, and coconut milk
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Creamy roasted red pepper tomato soup made in 30 minutes! Savory, flavorful, and so easy to make. The perfect side to sandwiches, salads, and more!
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Top down shot of a big bowl of Butternut Squash Hummus with olive oil and pine nuts
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Butternut Squash Hummus
Savory, 10-ingredient Butternut Squash with garlic, parsley, and cumin. A creamy, flavorful dip that’s perfect for fall.
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Baking sheet with a scoop of coconut sugar and batch of Candied Spiced Nuts
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15-Minute Candied Spiced Nuts (1 Pan!)
Amazing 15-minute roasted candied nuts made all on 1 pan! No bowl required, so spicy-sweet. The perfect holiday snack or homemade gift!
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Platter of Shawarma Dip made with chickpeas and fresh vegetables
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Chickpea Shawarma Dip
Amazing, 30-minute shawarma dip with baked chickpeas, parsley-tomato salad, and an easy 4-ingredient garlic dill sauce!
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Large plate of Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
Amazing, flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels that come together in 15 minutes with 8 ingredients. The perfect crowd-pleasing, summer appetizer.
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Platter of salad to represent our post featuring 42 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

Don’t get stuck bringing a boring salad to Thanksgiving this year (again)! Try one of these exciting 42 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Sides that will have people digging in for seconds.

Using salad tongs to grab a scoop of Roasted Squash Salad with Nut Cheese and Balsamic Reduction
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Roasted Squash Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot and Balsamic Reduction
An incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minute and 10 ingredients required!
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Stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits on a tray
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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits
Fluffy, tender, vegan, gluten-free biscuits! Just 1 bowl and 9 simple ingredients required! The perfect vegan, gluten-free biscuit for any occasion!
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Bowls of Everyday Vegan Lentil Soup beside a tray of vegetables
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1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup
An easy, everyday recipe for lentil soup with potatoes, carrots, kale, and simple herbs and seasonings. The perfect plant-based main or side that requires just 10 ingredients, 1 pot, and about 30 minutes to make.
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Sprinkling vegan parmesan cheese onto a skillet of Zucchini Gratin
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Vegan Zucchini Gratin
10-ingredient vegan, gluten-free gratin loaded with zucchini, asparagus, and onion. So easy, quick, and delicious.
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Fork resting on a plate of Vegan 7-Layer Salad
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Vegan 7-Layer Salad
A modern twist on a classic salad. Veganized 7-layer salad with fresh vegetables, crunchy coconut bacon, and vegan mayonnaise dressing!
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Platter filled with our French-Style Potato Salad recipe
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Simple French-Style Potato Salad
A simple take on potato salad with fresh herbs, onion, and a light mustard vinaigrette. The perfect plant-based side for cookouts, sandwiches, and more!
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Using a fork to cut a corner off of a slice of Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread
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The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread
The BEST vegan gluten-free cornbread made with 10 ingredients! Fluffy, crumbly, perfectly sweet, SO delicious! Pair with chili for the ultimate fall and winter treat.
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Wood bowl filled with a bowl of The Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes
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The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes
5-ingredient vegan mashed potatoes that are fluffy, creamy, buttery, and loaded with roasted garlic and chives. Perfect as is, with gravy, or with a giant scoop of vegan butter.
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
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Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
A hearty 1-pot winter soup that’s brothy and tomato-infused and chock full of hearty veggies like squash, kale, and potatoes. White beans provide extra protein and a buttery finish. The perfect healthy lunch or dinner for colder months.
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Wooden spoon in a glass baking dish filled with our Easy Vegan Stuffing recipe
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Simple Vegan Stuffing
My family’s prized stuffing recipe veganized! A hearty, healthy side dish that requires just 9 ingredients and is loaded with protein and fiber from lentils and whole-grain bread!
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Bowls of our Simple Pumpkin Soup recipe with a Sesame Kale Topping
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Simple Pumpkin Soup
A simple, 8-ingredient pumpkin soup that’s savory and made completely from scratch! Healthy, satisfying, and perfect for chillier weather.
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Glass bowl filled with Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
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Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
A warm salad made with roasted butternut squash, cranberries, spinach and candied pecans. Healthy, filling and a perfect take-along lunch or side at fall and holiday gatherings.
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Batch of homemade Dinner Rolls with one having vegan butter and jam in the middle
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Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls
7-ingredient vegan dinner rolls that are fluffy, buttery, and so simple to make. Perfect for weeknight meals and holiday gatherings! No one would guess they’re dairy-free.
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Tray of our Sweet and Spicy Roasted Squash Salad topped with Cinnamon Sugar Pecans
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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Squash & Pecan Salad
A sweet and savory squash + sweet potato salad with coconut sugar pecans and pomegranate molasses dressing! A simple but impressive 9-ingredient side dish that’s perfect for the holiday season.
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Baking dish filled with stuffing for a gluten-free vegan thanksgiving
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Vegan Cornbread Stuffing (GF optional)
Savory, flavorful, tender cornbread stuffing with roasted cranberries, sautéed leeks and onions, and pecans. A healthier plant-based side for any occasion.
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Pouring dressing into a glass bowl of our Vegan Potato Salad recipe
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Simple Vegan Potato Salad
Creamy, vegan potato salad made with tender potatoes, crispy vegetables, and a zesty, garlic-herb cashew sauce! Undetectably dairy-free and so delicious! A hearty, versatile, plant-based side dish.
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Big plate of Creamy Kale Salad made with Chickpeas & Shallots
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Creamy Kale Salad with Chickpeas, Beets, & Dukkah
Insanely delicious kale salad crispy chickpeas, pan-fried shallot, and a creamy tahini dressing. Just 30 minutes required for this vegan, gluten free meal!
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Baking sheet with six freshly baked Vegan Biscuits
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The Best Damn Vegan Biscuits
Fluffy, buttery vegan biscuits that require just 30 minutes, 7 ingredients, and 1 bowl! Perfect for breakfast as is or smothered with jam!
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Bowl and tray of Fluffy Vegan Spelt Rolls topped with oats
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Fluffy Vegan Spelt Rolls
Easy-to-make, 7-ingredient vegan dinner rolls made with 100% spelt flour and rolled oats! Wholesome, fluffy, tender, and perfect for the holidays!
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Batch of Pumpkin Sage Biscuits on a white towel on a cutting board
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Pumpkin Sage Biscuits
Savory vegan pumpkin sage biscuits made in 1 bowl in just 30 minutes. Fluffy with a subtle pumpkin-sage flavor, and perfect for fall and holiday gatherings.
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Stack of homemade Vegan Flatbreads
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Garlic Herb Flatbread
1-Bowl, 8-ingredient flatbread infused with fresh garlic and minced herbs. Pillowy, soft, tender, and perfect for wraps or dipping.
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Bowl of Pear and Candied Walnut Salad for a healthy fall salad
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Pear Balsamic Salad with Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts
Incredibly flavorful, 30-minute pear balsamic salad with dried cherries and easy candied walnuts! A sweet and savory plant-based side or entrée.
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Glass bowl filled with our Vegan Gluten-Free Penne Pasta Salad recipe
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Penne Pasta Salad (30 minutes!)
Wholesome and delicious classic pasta salad made with creamy pesto dressing and roasted tomatoes. Made with just 9 ingredients in 30 minutes! The perfect quick + easy side dish.
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Plate of Creamy Vegan Green Bean Casserole topped with crispy onions
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
10-ingredient, 30-minute green bean casserole from scratch! Creamy, flavorful, delicious, and entirely vegan. Perfect for the holidays and beyond.
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Stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits on a tray
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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits
Fluffy, tender, vegan, gluten-free biscuits! Just 1 bowl and 9 simple ingredients required! The perfect vegan, gluten-free biscuit for any occasion!
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Tray of sliced carrots, beets, radishes, and sweet potatoes for roasting
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How to Roast Vegetables!
A step-by-step visual tutorial on how to roast vegetables of all kinds (with and without oil), plus 6 delicious ways to put them to use!
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Platter of Oil-Free Roasted Vegetables with a bowl of tahini and a lemon half
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Oil-Free Roasted Vegetables
A guide for easy, delicious, oil-free roasted vegetables with tips on starchy and non-starchy vegetables as well seasoning and garnish recommendations!
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Platter of our Pesto Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Almond Ricotta
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Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Green Salad
Quick-and-easy salad with mixed greens, almond ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, chickpeas, and pesto dressing! A 30-minute plant-based meal!
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Pan of Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Mash topped with pecans
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Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Mash
A healthier sweet potato casserole with butternut squash, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped with toasted, lightly-sweetened pecans. The perfect side dish for fall and holiday gatherings.
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Bowl of Vegan Sriracha Aioli and stack of bowls filled with Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli
Crispy, faux-fried garlic Brussels sprouts with a creamy, vegan Sriracha aioli. Less than 30 minutes required and entirely vegan and gluten-free! The perfect healthier appetizer or side dish.
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Platter of Brussels Sprout Slaw topped with Coconut Bacon
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Brussels Sprout Slaw with Coconut Bacon
A warm side dish perfect for fall or winter. Brussels sprouts, pecans, and coconut bacon are tossed in a tangy mustard dressing! 30 minutes and 100% plant-based.
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Platter filled with Vegan Smashed Potatoes topped with pesto
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto
Tender potatoes smashed, roasted until crispy, then topped with a creamy garlic-herb pesto! A delicious vegan and gluten-free appetizer or snack!
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Wood platter filled with Roasted Vegetable Salad drizzled with chimichurri
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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri
30-minute, colorful roasted vegetable salad over greens with macadamia nut cheese and chimichurri dressing! A satisfying plant-based meal or side!
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Gold fork resting on a plate of Vegan White Bean Kale Salad
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White Bean Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
A 30-minute kale salad with lemon-herb white beans, garlic croutons, and a creamy tahini dressing. A hearty, flavorful, plant-based side or entree.
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Big plate of Garlicky Kale Salad with Tandoori Spiced Chickpeas
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Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
SUPER flavorful, 30-minute Kale Salad with a creamy roasted garlic tahini dressing and crispy tandoori roasted chickpeas!
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Big bowl of our Simple Fall Slaw with sunflower seeds
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Simple Fall Slaw
A healthy slaw loaded with fall veggies and fruits and a tahini-apple cider dressing! Crisp, refreshing, and comes together in 30 minutes.
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Baking pan filled with our recipe for Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce
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Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce
Simple, 30-minute delicata squash bake with toasted hazelnuts, pomegranates, and a maple-tahini sauce! The perfect plant-based Thanksgiving side dish.
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Big bowl of Gluten-Free Vegan Pea Pesto Pasta made with sun-dried tomatoes and arugula
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Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Arugula (Vegan + GF)
Amazing, 30-minute pea pesto pasta that’s vegan, gluten free, and tossed with arugula and sun-dried tomatoes. A hearty, flavorful plant-based meal or side.
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Big bowl of our delicious Vegan Cole Slaw
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Easy Vegan Coleslaw
A vegan take on classic coleslaw salad made with 10 simple ingredients! Easy, crunchy, fresh, tangy, and the perfect side for BBQs, sandwiches, and more!
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Bowls of Curried Butternut Squash Soup topped with pepitas and a coconut milk drizzle
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Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months.
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Broccoli Bake in a baking dish for a comforting plant-based dish
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli Bake
Savory, cheesy cauliflower rice and broccoli bake with just 10 ingredients required! The perfect healthy, comforting side dish for holidays and every day!
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Bowl of Curried Beet Soup topped with Tandoori Chickpeas and cilantro
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Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas
Creamy, 30-minute curried beet soup with coconut milk, curry spices, and tandoori-roasted chickpeas! A hearty and healthy winter soup.
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Photo of our Lentil Nut Loaf to represent our 18 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dish recipes

We’re back this year with 18 Easy Vegan Mains for your Thanksgiving meal! These dishes will help you save you time and make it a memorable Thanksgiving meal! 

Plate of Lentil Mushroom Stew Over Mashed Potatoes
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Lentil Mushroom Stew over Mashed Potatoes
Crazy delicious and hearty mushroom lentil stew gravy over mashed potatoes! Entirely vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free. A delicious and easy-to-make 10-ingredient meal or side!
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Tray with three Thanksgiving Wraps tied with parchment paper and twine
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Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps
Healthy, hearty, 30-minute Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps with roasted sweet potatoes, crispy chickpeas, and garlic-dill sauce, tucked inside homemade Garlic Herb Flatbreads!
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower on a metal platter with a side of chimichurri
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The Best Whole Roasted Cauliflower (5 Ingredients!)
The secrets to a perfect whole roasted cauliflower with two spice options, easy-to-follow methods, and serving ideas! A flavorful, wholesome alternative entrée or festive appetizer. Just 5 ingredients required!
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Cutting board with Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza made with chickpeas and broccolini
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Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza
10-ingredient pizza that’s perfect for late summer and fall. Butternut squash sauce adds a colorful, savory-sweet base, while broccolini, chickpeas, and onion add texture, fiber, and protein. A healthy, plant-based meal the whole family will enjoy.
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Wooden spoon in a skillet of Creamy Vegan Mushroom Asparagus Pasta
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Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Pasta (GF)
Creamy mushroom and asparagus pasta that’s entirely gluten-free and requires just 30 minutes to prepare! A hearty, quick, and flavorful plant-based meal.
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Using a wooden spoon to stir a pan of our delicious Vegan Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
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Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
Easy-to-make vegan risotto infused with sautéed shallot and caramelized shiitake mushrooms! Hearty, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying.
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Vegan Lentil Meatloaf partially sliced on a cutting board
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Vegan Lentil Nut “Meat” Loaf
Incredible vegan lentil “meatloaf” with wholesome, whole-food ingredients like lentils, nuts, sweet potato, and mushrooms! Just 10 ingredients required for this flavorful, comforting entrée.
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Big plate of Vegan Cashew Alfredo made with zucchini noodles
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30-Minute Cashew Alfredo
Creamy, saucy cashew alfredo in 30 minutes! The perfect plant-based sauce for all your pasta night needs.
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Baking sheet of Acorn Squash Bowls filled with creamy fall soup
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Creamy Fall Soup in Acorn Squash Bowls
10-ingredient creamy fall soup with carrots and butternut squash in roasted acorn squash bowls. The ultimate healthy comfort food this fall and winter.
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Pan of Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie with a spoonful removed
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Lentil & Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
A colorful take on classic shepherd’s pie with lentils, vegetables, and a fluffy sweet potato topping. You’ll love this 10-ingredient plant-based meal!
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Big bowls of Red Lentil Chili garnished with sliced jalapeno, cilantro, and red onion
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1-Pot Red Lentil Chili
Hearty red lentil chili made in 1 pot with simple ingredients! A smoky, flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich plant-based meal perfect for cold nights and feeding a crowd.
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Big bowl of carrot ribbons with marinara and Easy Lentil Meatballs
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Easy Lentil Meatballs
Lentil meatballs made with just 10 ingredients in 30 minutes! Savory, tender, flavorful, and perfect atop gluten-free pasta or carrot noodles!
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Pan and plates of Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna
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8-Ingredient Zucchini Lasagna (GF)
Healthy, 8-ingredient lasagna made with zucchini noodles, organic red sauce, and macadamia nut ricotta "cheese"! Hearty, wholesome, and so delicious.
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Bowl of Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes for a simple and healthy vegan meal
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Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
Simple, 30-minute baked sweet potatoes topped with roasted chickpeas, a simple garlic-herb sauce and a parsley-tomato salad. Delicious, fresh, healthy, and naturally vegan and gluten free.
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Glass baking dish of Vegan Shepherds Pie with a couple servings removed
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1-Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
A hearty, 9-ingredient Vegan Shepherd’s Pie that’s loaded with veggies and savory lentils and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes. So flavorful and satisfying that you won’t miss the meat!
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Baking pan filled with homemade Sweet Potato Lasagna drizzled with basil pesto
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Sweet Potato Lasagna
Simple, 9-ingredient sweet potato lasagna with tofu ricotta and a pesto drizzle. Entirely plant-based and so delicious!
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Bowls of homemade 1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies
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1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies
Easy, 1-hour vegan pot pies loaded with veggies and topped with flaky, from-scratch vegan biscuits!
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Four ramekins of White Bean & Thyme Mini Vegan Pot Pies on a baking sheet
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Thyme & White Bean Pot Pies
10-ingredient vegan pot pies infused with white wine and fresh thyme. Flaky pie crust covers a savory, vegetable-white-bean filling. A hearty plant-based meal that’s especially comforting in the winter months.
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Freshly baked and glazed ginger cookies to represent our 28 easy vegan Thanksgiving Dessert recipes

What’s Thanksgiving dinner without dessert?

Here you’ll find 28 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts. Expect everything from classic Pumpkin Pie to perfectly tender Chocolate Zucchini Bread. 

Slice of Vegan GF Pumpkin Pie topped with coconut whipped cream
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Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
THE best Pumpkin Pie that requires just 10 ingredients and is both vegan and gluten-free! Crisp crust, flavorful pumpkin center – the perfect pumpkin pie for your holiday meals.
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Partially eaten slice of Raw Carrot Cake resting beside the rest of the cake
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Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
Raw vegan carrot cake made with 10 wholesome ingredients! Tender, 30 minutes to make, and topped with an optional cashew cream cheese frosting! 
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Covering a batch of Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls with icing
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Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Amazing fluffy and tender vegan, gluten-free cinnamon rolls! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required for these insanely flavorful and delicious rolls!
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Bowl with a serving of the best Vegan Apple Crisp with a Pecan-Oat Topping
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The Best Vegan Apple Crisp
The best vegan apple crisp, naturally sweetened and made in 1 bowl! Tender, caramelized apples under a crispy, pecan-oat topping. Fall dessert perfection.
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1 bowl ginger cookies square
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1-Bowl Ginger Cookies (V/GF)
Tender, spicy, perfectly sweet ginger cookies made entirely in 1 bowl! The perfect vegan, gluten-free cookie for your holiday spread.
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Plate of five Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with two unfrosted
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Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Tender, fluffy, vegan pumpkin sugar cookies that require just 1 bowl! Super fluffy, simple preparation, and perfect for fall!
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Plate with a slice of Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie topped with vegan whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice
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Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Pie
8 ingredient vegan apple pie with subtle pumpkin flavor from both pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin butter (or puree). The perfect simple fall dessert.
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Tahini Stuffed Dates coated in dark chocolate
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Tahini-Stuffed Dates (aka Tahini Bombs!)
A decadent yet healthy 30-minute vegan dessert! Fresh dates stuffed with tahini, dipped in DIY 4-ingredient chocolate, and sprinkled with coconut and sesame seeds.
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Cutting board filled with Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (V/GF)
Easy 1-Bowl Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms! Tender, salty-sweet, gluten-free, and perfect for the holidays!
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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
An amazing 10-ingredient Vegan Cheesecake Tart with an oat-almond crust, creamy cashew-coconut center, and caramelized apples! The perfect easy, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened holiday dessert.
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Two Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Pie Crumble Bars on a large plate
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Apple Pie Crumble Bars (Vegan + GF)
Tender, crumbly apple pie bars with an almond-oat crust, baked cinnamon apples, and a crumble oat topping! Finish with a simple powdered sugar glaze for the ultimate fall treat that’s vegan, gluten free, vegan butter free, and refined sugar free!
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Slice of Vegan Apple Gingerbread Cake on a small plate
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1 Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake
A hearty, 1-bowl vegan apple cake infused with gingerbread flavors and rolled oats. A healthier cake perfect for holiday gatherings and cozy afternoons alongside tea.
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Beautifully decorated gluten-free vegan Pumpkin Cake for an autumn dessert
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1-Bowl Pumpkin Cake (Vegan + GF)
Wholesome, naturally sweetened pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting! Vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for fall!
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Holding up a slice of Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake topped with lemon and raspberries
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Easy Baked Cheesecake (Vegan + GF)
Amazing baked vegan cheesecake with a simple oat-almond crust that tastes like graham crackers! Easy to prepare, requiring just 1 blender! The closest thing to “real” cheesecake I’ve ever tasted.
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Tray with slices of our Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll recipe
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Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll
Amazingly moist, flavorful, pumpkin roll that’s made in one bowl and entirely vegan and gluten free! The perfect plant-based dessert for the holiday season.
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AMAZING Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread! 1 bowl, naturally sweetened, SO delicious! #chocolate #zucchini #recipe #vegan #glutenfree #minimalistbaker
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1-Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Fluffy, tender, insanely delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread! Made in just 1 bowl, naturally sweetened, SO delicious!
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Distressed white wood board topped with Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars
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Creamy Pumpkin Pie Bars (V + GF)
Crazy-delicious Pumpkin Pie Bars made entirely in the blender with 10 ingredients! Plus, naturally sweetened and a no-fuss crust. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free dessert for fall!
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Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies on a bright yellow background
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Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies
Easy, 10-ingredient mini vegan pumpkin pies with coconut oil crust! Naturally sweetened, simple to make, and so flaky and delicious! The perfect dessert for fall, especially Thanksgiving.
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Two bowls and a baking pan of Grain-Free Berry Crisp served with vegan ice cream
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Grain-Free Berry Crisp
Vegan berry crisp with 3 types of berries. It's naturally sweetened with crispy, grain-free topping! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free summer dessert!
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Three small jars of our Pumpkin Pie Parfaits recipe with orange and white layers
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Pumpkin Pie Parfaits (Vegan + GF)
Easy, 10-ingredient Pumpkin Pie Parfaits with pumpkin butter, coconut whipped cream, and cinnamon-maple granola and pecans!
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Wood board with three Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecakes topped with coconut whip and pecans
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Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
Amazing vegan pumpkin cheesecake made with just 10 ingredients! Creamy, rich, perfectly sweet, and perfect for fall and holiday gatherings!
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Holding up a waffle cone with two scoops of homemade Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Creamy 10-ingredient vegan pumpkin pie ice cream with tons of creamy pumpkin puree. Simple to make, perfectly sweetened, and subtly spiced.
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Spoons in a pan of Cinnamon Baked Apples topped with vegan ice cream
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Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples
Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples requiring simple ingredients, 1 bowl, plus naturally sweetened! The perfect grain- and gluten-free plant-based dessert for the holidays and beyond!
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Taking a bite of vegan and gluten-free Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
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Vegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
Creamy, decadent vegan cheesecake made with a date-walnut crust and cashew-coconut-yogurt filling for the ultimate tangy-sweet treat. Just 10 ingredients required, no bake, and entirely vegan and gluten-free.
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Vegan GF Banana Cream Pie topped with freshly sliced bananas
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Banana Cream Pie (Vegan + GF)
Absolutely delicious, 10-ingredient vegan banana cream pie! Crispy gluten-free crust, fluffy and silky cream center, and layered with 3 whole bananas!
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Holding up a White Chocolate Truffle above a plate of more truffles
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5-Ingredient White Chocolate Truffles
Creamy, perfectly sweet, vegan white chocolate truffles made with 5 ingredients! Low sugar, easy to make, and entirely plant-based!
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Tray with a stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts
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Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Cider Baked Donuts
Fluffy, apple-cider-infused vegan, gluten-free donuts! Naturally sweetened, about 30 minutes from start to finish, and perfect for fall!
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Half eaten Dark Chocolate Vegan Truffle stacked atop more truffles
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2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Truffles
Vegan, gluten-free dark chocolate truffles made with just 2 ingredients and simple methods! So easy, creamy, delectable and sinfully rich.
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We hope you’re able to spend this week with loved ones, enjoying delicious food, giving thanks, and taking a pause in the midst of what can be such a busy time of year. Know that we’re incredibly grateful for each and every one of you. We wake up every day and get to do what we love because of your support. Thank you so much for such an incredible gift.

Happy Thanksgiving from Dana and the Minimalist Baker team!

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  1. Elizabeth Lowell says

    Hi there!

    There is a recipe in this post for a vegan lentil nut “meatloaf” that I would really love to try…but the link isn’t working :/ Could you possibly re-post?

    PS: love ALL your recipes – you are my go-to! My mom is currently under-going treatment for breast cancer and I have been bringing my folks dinner a few times a week, and they LOVE every meal I make from your blog. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      That is really kind of you to be bringing dinner to your folks home. I hope they enjoy our vegan lentil nut “meatloaf” recipe, Elizabeth. The link should be working now!

  2. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    Happy Holidays, Dana! I know Thanksgiving is over, but that doesn’t mean these recipes aren’t suitable for Christmas. That carrot cake, the sweet potato shepherd’s pie, apple gingerbread cake, apple pie crumble bars, vegan meatloaf, vegan spelt rolls, oil free roasted vegetables, butternut squash hummus, and vegan pinwheels look stunning! Well, they all do. But I’m sure you get that compliment ALL the time. ;) Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  3. Jan says

    Hi Dana, this is amazing, thank you! I’m in the UK so don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but this is a wonderful collection of recipes for any celebration! I will be referring to this all over Christmas. With much appreciation to you and the team Xx

  4. Heather says

    I’ve been looking for some mushroom soup recipes for Thanksgiving and realized you don’t have any. Can I request a creamy, savory, yummy mushroom soup? I’ll be making your biscuits, gravy, and squash/sweet potato casserole as they have become Thanksgiving staples.

    I forgot about the gingerbread apple cake and I can’t wait to try that too.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Heather! Thanks so much for the recipe request, we will be sure to add it to our list of requests and if we feel it is a great fit for the site you may see it’s in upcoming months. Happy cooking!

  5. loh says

    Hey Dana,
    When you make such a compilation, aren’t you quite amazed at how many stellar recipes you have developed over the years? I know I am!

    Europe here, so we don’t do Thanksgiving, but if I were celebrating it one of the things to be grateful for is having found your site some years ago. Many of your recipes are on frequent rotation here and absolutely love the stuff you come up with! (except anything cauliflower – that vegetable is just a crime against humanity.)