My Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

My complete vegetarian thanksgiving menu  with recipes. Your guide to making a vegetarian thanksgiving dinner that everyone will love!

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - Gluten free sweet potato casserole with pecan crumble. This tastes incredible and everyone loves it! #sweetpotatocasserole #thanksgiving #pecans #glutenfree #vegetarian
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It’s almost time for Thanksgiving! I don’t know about you but it snuck up on me this year. This weekend I started my planning and grocery list, and I decided to write out my full menu in this post.

Not only will this help me get prepared, but I hope it helps someone visualize what a vegetarian thanksgiving menu can look like! Whether it’s your first vegetarian thanksgiving or you are a seasoned veteran, I hope you read along and let me know if you have any tips for me too!

Vegetarian thanksgiving menu

I have already shared a post including 17 of the best vegetarian thanksgiving recipes, but today I am sharing what is actually on my menu this year!

This is a full list, and I am including all of the links to the recipes I use, as well as a few others that we include every year. I hope you find some vegetarian thanksgiving inspiration! If you have a family favorite recipe, please share it in the comments below!

The Best Vegetarian Gravy

I do not joke when I say this is the BEST gravy you will ever taste! Thanksgiving would not be the same without this generously over mashed potatoes, stuffing, and more!

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - How to make vegetarian gravy - this is the BEST gravy I have ever had, with or without meat! Seriously incredible and everyone will be wanting some at Thanksgiving! #gravy #vegetarian #mushroomgravy #vegan #vegetarianthanksgiving

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Last year, I made my mac and cheese on the stove, then transferred to a slow cooker to keep warm. It was delicious but took a long time to make and added even more cleanup. This year I am making this instant pot mac and cheese which is ready in less than 15 minutes and cooks itself.

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - Instant pot mac and cheese recipe – make homemade insanely creamy mac and cheese in just 10 minutes! I’m never making mac and cheese another way again! #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #instantpotmacandcheese #macandcheese #dinner #easyrecipe

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a big scoop of this sweet potato casserole with salty sweet pecan crumble. Time saving tip: boil your sweet potatoes the day before, then store in the fridge until you are ready to make your casserole on Thanksgiving day.

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - Sweet potato casserole with pecan topping - This tastes incredible and everyone loves it! #sweetpotatocasserole #thanksgiving #pecans #glutenfree #vegetarian

3 ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a must have, and it doesn’t get any easier or more delicious than this homemade recipe! I make this the day before to save on time!

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - Healthy cranberry sauce recipe (vegan). Only 3 ingredients and low sugar. The best cranberry sauce I have ever had! We make this every year. #cranberrysauce #thanksgiving #vegan #vegetarian #healthycranberrysauce #freshcranberries

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Buttery, vegan mashed potatoes with fresh garlic and onion puree (<— big flavor!) If you don’t need to worry about dairy, just use real butter!

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - best vegan mashed potatoes recipe with almond milk. This is so easy and tastes amazing! We make this recipe every year. #thanksgiving #vegan #vegetarian #mashedpotatoes #veganthanksgiving #thanksgivingrecipe #veganmashedpotatoes

The Best Vegan Stuffing Recipe

The best stuffing you will ever eat – vegan or not! I created this recipe four years ago and have made it every year since. Even omnivores ask me for the recipe, and it’s the perfect texture (not soggy!)

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - Vegan Stuffing for Thanksgiving - #vegan #stuffing #thanksgiving #veganrecipe #vegetarian #thanksgivingstuffing #glutenfree

Quorn Turk’y Roast

After trying several vegetarian “turkey” options (some so bad we could not even eat them), we found the perfect one! I have found it at Kroger and Walmart. My husband loves having this as a meat for Thanksgiving, even though we definitely focus more on the sides!

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - vegetarian thanksgiving main dish - this is the BEST vegan turkey roast I have ever tasted! (gluten free too)

Pineapple Casserole

No photo for this one, as it’s an old family recipe on my husband’s side. I had never heard of it myself, but now I love it! We make it every year. Basically canned pineapple chunks, topped with cheddar cheese and crushed ritz crackers with melted butter. Have you tried it?! I love hearing other people’s traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

Best Skillet Corn Recipe

Corn might not sound like a Thanksgiving tradition, but it is for me. Right now I’m craving a big bite of skillet corn mixed with stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes!

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - Best skillet corn recipe –the BEST side dish and even corn haters will love it. you will never make corn a different way after you try this! #skilletcorn #sidedish #dinner #dinnerrecipe #glutenfree #corn #easysidedish

I started this tradition last year, and I’m going to keep it around! I love pecans around the holidays, so these chocolate pecan cookie bars are a fun and yummy untraditional Thanksgiving dessert! Anyone who doesn’t like pie would appreciate having these as a choice.

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

Vegetable and Rice Casserole

This is not a recipe I make for my own Thanksgiving, but I make it every year for my extended family’s Thanksgiving dinner. This casserole is a fantastic dish to bring to ensure your vegetarian guests have something filling to eat (and everyone else will love it too!)

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - vegetable rice casserole

Green Bean Casserole

We love making this every year! My version features a few homemade twists to really bring the flavor to the next level!

taking a scoop of green bean casserole from the dish

Cranberry Blueberry Crisp

Another favorite dessert! I make this each year for the extended family Thanksgiving dinner. Gluten free, vegan, and tastes incredible.

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - This Cranberry Blueberry Crisp recipe is packed full of flavor and ready for the oven in less than 15 minutes! Gluten free and vegan. #cranberryblueberrycrisp #cranberry #dessert #vegan #glutenfree


Rolls are a necessity at Thanksgiving, but I don’t make them myself. My favorite is Sister Schubert’s brand, either the big individual ones, or the pan of mini rolls. Homemade rolls would be undoubtedly more delicious, but I have never tried making them!

Pecan Pie (Without Corn Syrup)

Love pecan pie but want it without corn syrup? This easy delicious pecan pie recipe uses pure maple syrup instead.

slice of pecan pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

It isn’t a proper Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie, and I make mine gluten free so that my gluten free guest can eat it. Everyone else can enjoy it too!

vegetarian thanksgiving menu - This gluten free pumpkin pie recipe is the only one you'll ever need. Easy to make and melt in your mouth delicious! #ad #MIDELicious #glutenfree #pumpkinpie #dessert

That’s it for my vegetarian thanksgiving menu!

That’s everything I have planned this year! I would love to hear from you guys. What is on your Thanksgiving menu this year? Will you be celebrating at home or with family out of town? Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

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