20 Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

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So Thanksgiving is tomorrow and you’re not sure what to make? Don’t sweat it!

We’ve got you covered with 20 easy, plant-based, last-minute Thanksgiving recipe ideas. Plus, they’re so delicious that you’re the only one whose going to know they’re last minute. Shh!

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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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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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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Pouring dressing over a massaged kale salad
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Easy Massaged Kale Salad (15 Minutes!)
Everything you need to know about massaged kale salads, plus a delicious, fast, and easy recipe for our go-to kale salad with tahini dressing! 15 minutes, 6 ingredients required.
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Bowl of Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots with slices of vegan butter
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Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
Incredibly vibrant mashed sweet potatoes and carrots whipped with turmeric, ginger, fresh garlic, and dairy-free butter. The ultimate salty-sweet side!
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Spoon resting on a plate of Roasted Potatoes with a bowl of ketchup
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Perfect Roasted Potatoes
Perfect roasted potatoes every time! No boiling required, 1 pan, 30 minutes, perfectly crisp edges, and tender inside. The ultimate brunch side!
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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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Baking sheet filled with Sweet Potato Casserole Boats for Thanksgiving
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Sweet Potato Casserole Boats
An EASY approach to sweet potato casserole made with 1 pan! Twice-baked, halved sweet potatoes cook FAST and are topped with cinnamon, coconut sugar, and pecans!
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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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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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Pan of Garlicky Green Beans with Almonds
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1-Pan Garlicky Green Beans with Slivered Almonds
Easy, delicious green beans made in 1 pan with 6 simple ingredients! Big flavor, infused with garlic, and garnished with toasted almonds. Perfect for Thanksgiving and beyond!
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Skillet of Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Miso Glaze
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Miso-Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Quick and delicious roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic and a savory-sweet miso glaze. Crispy edges, tender center, and BIG flavor! Just 30 minutes and 8 ingredients required.
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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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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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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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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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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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Stirring a batch of our Easy Vegan Gravy recipe
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Easy Vegan Gravy
Easy-to-make 15-minute vegan gravy! Saucy, hearty, flavorful, customizable, and perfect for holidays, topping mashed potatoes, and more!
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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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Biting into a slice of our 1-Bowl Pumpkin Pie recipe
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1-Bowl Pumpkin Pie (Vegan + GF)
Easy, 1-bowl pumpkin pie with a salted cashew-oat crust and naturally sweetened, perfectly spiced pumpkin filling. Perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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If you give any of these recipes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram.

Wishing everyone a lovely Thanksgiving filled with delicious food!

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  1. Margaret Norriss. says

    And greetings right back at you. We are coming out of winter, & the weather is beautiful, blue skies etc. thanks for those wonderful recipes, I can’t wait to try them. 😍😍

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