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Published on November 12th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe


Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

eating veganVegan Thanksgiving: Curry-Stuffed Squash

photo by Kate Sears

From what I hear, Tanya is working on an epic series about eating vegan for Thanksgiving, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a yummy, sample vegan Thanksgiving menu!

I love cooking for a crowd, but unfortunately our house isn’t big enough to host the 16-18 people who descend on Atlanta for Thanksgiving each year, and we end up eating out for Thanksgiving. Since I don’t get to cook on the big day, ogling and collecting vegan Thanksgiving recipes is how I vicariously have the home-cooked Thanksgiving feast of my dreams. If I were able to host Thanksgiving, here’s what I’d be serving up:

Appetizers and Sides

Main Courses

All three of these might be overkill, depending on how big a crowd you’re expecting, but I’m having a hard time choosing just one!


  • Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding – Pumpkin is such a perfect fall flavor, and Manifest Vegan’s rice pudding is just perfect. Pie schmie, I say!
  • Cherry Pie – OK, I know that I just said pie, schmie, but come on. Everyone loves pie! Since pumpkin’s represented in the pudding, I thought a cherry pie would be a nice way to wrap things up!

Do you guys have a vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving menu in the works? I’d love to hear what you’re making! Let me live vicariously through your cooking adventures!

If you’re looking for more vegan recipes for your Thanksgiving menu, also keep an eye on our sister site, Vibrant Wellness Journal. Andrea is working on her Thanksgiving menu, and it’s going to be a great one!

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

6 Responses to Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Justine says:

    This is still in the works, but so far we have:
    Butternut Squash Hummus with Fresh Pita
    Green Beans with Pine Nuts
    Greek Salad
    Apricot-glazed Sweet Potatoes
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Tofu Kebabs

    Not sure what we should have for dessert yet. Maybe a traditional pumpkin pie or perhaps a pistachio baklava (we have pecan and walnut allergies among the guests.)

  2. We also stuff squash for the holidays – it’s such a beautiful presentation, and quite easy! Festive Chickpea Tart, Pureed Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Rosemary Gravy, and Pumpkin Pie Custards are part of our menu! The full line-up is here:

    I LOVE the idea of that Ginger Vanilla Pear Sauce – that could work for savory and sweet dishes … making note of that one. This is a great list, thanks!

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