18 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Mains

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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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If you give any of these Thanksgiving main dishes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

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