Easy 30-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes (Plant-Based!)

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Assortment of easy plant-based Thanksgiving recipes

If you didn’t already know…Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Scrambling to collect your menu ideas, still? (Don’t worry, we’ve been there!)

To help you out, we’re sharing 34 delicious plant-based recipes for your tables that come together in just 30 minutes or less! You’ll have everyone thinking you’ve been planning your menu for weeks (wink, wink). Ready to take on this holiday? Find a few recipes you love and let’s get cooking, friends! Happy Thanksgiving!

(Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

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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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 hummus with garlic, parsley, and cumin. A creamy, flavorful dip that's perfect 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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Tossing a shaved brussel sprout kale salad with dressing
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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Dates
Crunchy, sweet, and savory shaved Brussels sprout salad with apples, dates, and hazelnuts! Oh-so-versatile and super fresh. Just 10 ingredients and 20 minutes required!
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Big plate of Apple Pecan Arugula Salad for a healthy vegan side dish
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Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
A healthy, hearty fall salad with peppery arugula, crisp apples, and toasted pecans. Dressed in a simple, vibrant lemon vinaigrette, it makes the perfect light-yet-satisfying plant-based meal or side.
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Big plate of Kale Kumquat Salad for a healthy vegan dinner
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Kumquat Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
30-minute kale salad with kumquats, toasted bread crumbs, chia seeds, and a creamy tahini-maple dressing! A healthy, quick plant-based side dish.
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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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Vintage spoon in a bowl of Instant Pot mashed potatoes
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain, 20 Minutes!)
Incredibly fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes made entirely in the Instant Pot in just 20 minutes! Just 3 ingredients required for these fuss-free mashed potatoes, perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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Using a serving spoon to scoop Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from a tray
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Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Move over mashed potatoes — there's a new side in town! Try our 6-ingredient, 30-minute whipped cauliflower that's creamy, comforting, salty, garlicky, buttery, and SO easy to make! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free 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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Cubed butternut squash on a parchment-lined baking sheet
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Roasted Butternut Squash
Easy roasted butternut squash with instructions on how to peel, chop, season, and roast to perfection. Optional seasonings included for more flavor. Perfect for adding to salads, bowls, wraps, and more! Just 30 minutes required.
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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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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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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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Flipping a sweet potato fritter in a skillet
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Kale & Sweet Potato Fritters
Super flavorful sweet potato fritters with kale, onion, and garam masala. Plant-based, gluten-free, and SO delicious! Just 7 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 30 minutes required!
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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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Spoonful of jam, slab of vegan butter, and stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits
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Fluffy Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits
Fluffy vegan biscuits made with the perfect blend of gluten-free flours for the ultimate tender, buttery biscuit! Just 30 minutes and 1 bowl required!
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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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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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INCREDIBLE 30-minute White Wine + Garlic Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Quickly becoming a fan favorite for good reason! #vegan #glutenfree #pasta #recipe #plantbased
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Garlic and White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts
Flavorful, insanely delicious pasta with white wine and garlic white sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!
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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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Pan of garlicky vegan alfredo spaghetti squash pasta
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Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Garlicky Alfredo Sauce
This unbelievably creamy, 5-ingredient alfredo sauce marries perfectly with tender spaghetti squash for the ultimate comfort meal that’s deceptively healthy and simple. Just 8 ingredients required!
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Platter of Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with a measuring cup of chimichurri
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Quinoa & Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Quinoa, black bean, and vegetable stuffed portobello mushrooms with magic green sauce! A hearty, wholesome 30-minute plant-based meal.
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Vintage spoon in a pot of easy vegan mac and cheese
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20-Minute Mac and Cheese (Vegan)
EASY homemade vegan mac and cheese. Creamy, cheesy, and SO comforting! Ready in 20 minutes with 9 simple whole food ingredients. Gluten-free optional.
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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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Close up shot of a pumpkin spice energy bite
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Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites (No-Bake!)
Classic pumpkin spice flavors in decadent and dreamy energy bite form. Perfect for everyday snacking or adding some fun to a holiday table. Just 10 ingredients required!
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Mini cast-iron skillet filled with cooked apples, ice cream, and pecans
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Apple Pie Sundaes (30 minutes!)
Easy, stovetop caramelized apples over cinnamon-sugar pecans and vanilla bean coconut ice cream! A naturally sweetened, 30-minute dessert for fall!
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Baking dish filled with cinnamon baked pears with vegan ice cream
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Easy Baked Pears
Easy baked pears made in one dish with simple ingredients. Serve with vanilla yogurt or ice cream for the ultimate elegant dessert perfect for the holidays and beyond. Just 30 minutes and 1 pan required.
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Baking sheet filled with pieces of Quinoa Brittle
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Quinoa Brittle
7-ingredient Quinoa Brittle naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar, and it's butter-free! Crispy, crunchy, nutritious — a healthier dessert or snack!
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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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We’re grateful for you all — thank you for being a part of this community. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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  1. Twinki says

    I promise you, I am going to make all of these dishes and post them. They are all amazing and look so delicous and easy to make if u can read and follow directions, which I can. So get ready for the holidays, cause I’m baking nuthin but oooh’s, aaaws, and Girl u r too much! Really…

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