Saturday, October 15, 2022

VEGAN Thanksgiving Recipes for Health and Happiness

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup


I'm happy to present festive vegan Thanksgiving recipes that are easy to make. Each is healthier than a conventional one. When you look at the Whole Food Plant-based (WFPB) ingredients, you're sure to see they are so delicious and healthful you will jump for joy. 

Post Updated 10/23/2023

Prepare a few of these celebratory dishes for regular weeknight dinners, and they're bound to delight everyone around the table!


Keep on reading and discover how well these recipes come together to create a taste-tempting Vegan Thanksgiving meal, one that's pleasing to people, turkeys, and the planet.

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes for Health and Happiness


First post up is  "How to Make Scrumptious Hummus,a recipe roundup post from this blogger, yours truly. The recipes will entice both holiday or weekday eaters and get any meal off to a running start. 

Hummus Recipe Roundup

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Next up is Amy Chung, one of three talented bloggers at The Devil Wears Salad. She shares a fresh crunchy salad recipe, "Vegan Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries."  

Photo Credit Amy Chung at the Devil Wears Salad

Check out Simply Quinoa (SQ), an online destination created by Alyssa. She's a certified Holistic Nutritionist who presents "Anti-Inflammatory Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup" for your Thanksgiving gathering.

Photo Credit Alyssa at SQ

See how easy it is to prepare "Fresh Cranberry Pineapple Relish (With Maple Syrup)," a recipe designed by Connie Edwards McGaughy at The Carrot Underground.


             Photo Credit, Connie at The Carrot Underground

Let's add this creamy, cozy one pot dish "Vegan Pumpkin Risottoto our Thanksgiving menu. The recipe is created by Liz Mads, the blogger at ZardyPlants. This risotto dish can be served as an entrée, makes a fabulous side, and is quick and handy for a meatless Monday meal.

Photo Credit Paul at ZardyPlants

Next up is a hearty dish from This Noshtalgic Life. "Easy Instant Pot Mujadara (Lentils and Rice)" is an original from blogger Heather Kasvinsky. This attractive, tasty dish can be served as an entrée or a side.

Photo Credit Heather at The Noshtalgic Life

Get ready for a treat with "How to Make the Best Lentil Loaf (Plant-based, Hearty, and Filling)." It features savory, "umami" flavors, and is topped off with a colorful tangy glaze. Mitch and Justine from Broke Bank Vegan are the bloggers who authored it.

Photo Credit Mitch and Justine at Broke Back Vegan

"Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries with Pecans and Balsamic Vinegar" is a colorful, flavorful side dish perfect for any holiday, special occasion, or weekday meal. Angela Campos is the fit blogger from Marathons and Motivation who shares it.

Photo Credit Angela at Marathons and Motivation

When you fancy fresh "Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Mint" assemble this side dish. It goes well with the lentil loaf, Mujadara, or risotto dish

It's a fuss-free, colorful dish, topped with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds. Jillian Jankowski Wade is the blogger at Posh Plate who created it. 

Photo Credit Jillian Jankowski Wade at Posh Plate

I believe holiday meals are more festive when we serve "Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower." It's an easy recipe/side dish from yours truly that's packed with flavor.

Garlicky Vegan Cauliflower Recipe

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 Gravy" is served up by Amy Katz, the food blogger at Veggies Save the Day. 

Ready in just 20 minutes, use this gravy to top your favorite comfort foods like the mashed cauliflower above or serve on Thanksgiving, New Years, and to make any meal more special.

Photo Credit Amy Katz at Veggies Save the Day

For those of us who have enough room for dessert, here's a recipe for "Healthy Peanut Butter Cups" from Rich Delish, the blog of Or Cohen. Much better than the commercial brand candy, this 5 ingredient offering is vegan, keto, low sugar, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Photo Credit Or Cohen at Rich Delish

Put together and serve a simple fruit bowl and savor the delicious flavors of crunchy in-season fall apples and juicy grapes.

WFPB Recipe Roundup at Colors 4 Health

Photo Credit Nancy Andres at Colors 4 Health

Last but not least is "3-Ingredient Vegan Pecan Pie" from Sarah McMinn, author and recipe developer at My Darling Vegan.

I love the idea of serving tartlets. These pecan wonders are so much easier to serve than slicing and dishing up cake or pie. Get in line for this sweet yet wholesome holiday dessert.

Photo Credit Sarah at My Darling Vegan

Hope "Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes for Health and Happiness" inspired you to try out at least a few of the recipes. 

Eating whole food plant-based meals (WFPB) is a tasty way to prevent disease, enhance health, and increase our sense of wellbeing. 

Which recipes piqued your interest?

Please comment below. We love to get feedback.

When you try any of the recipes, we'd appreciate it if you'd let my fellow bloggers and me know about it. 

I read and appreciate every comment, but will not publish those that contain links. 

Sending love and my best wishes for health, happiness, and harmony at Thanksgiving and throughout all your years.

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  1. Thanks for sharing these. I will pass them on to my daughter.

  2. Nancy, You have done some great research to find this amazing collection of recipes that could be part of a WFPB Thanksgiving dinner. All of these recipes and photos look delicious. I'll be keeping them in mind for Thanksgiving. Thanks for getting this post out nice and early to give us enough time to plan!

    1. Thanks Judee for your comment. I did make a big effort to get it out early so people will have plenty of time to plan. Also, family and friends can read the recipes and chip in to make a dish or two. Have a beautiful day.

    2. Everything looks over the top delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    3. Thanks Beth for mentioning that everything looks over the top delicious. I agree. Have a beautiful day and Happy Nov.

  3. What a great variety of dishes that are perfect for Thanksgiving!

  4. Thanksgiving is really all about friends and family -- you can celebrate the occasion with vegan recipes. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 40.

    1. You're so right Carol about Thanksgiving being about friends and family. In my house it's also about the delicious, healthy food too. Have a lovely day and be well.

  5. Thanks for posting at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party! Hope to see you at the new party this week!

    1. Thanks Helen for the comment and visit. Look forward to hopping aboard Share the Wealth blog party again. Have a fabulous day.

  6. Thank you so much for all these wonderful and awesome vegan recipes and links. I will for sure take another look at them
    Thank you for sharing your links with us at #284 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

  7. Great round up! I want to try the Pumpkin Risotto and the Peanut Butter Cups, thanks!

    1. Thanks f or the isit and comment. Wonderful that you're going to try those recipes. Let me know how they turn out. Wishing you a beautiful day and be well.

  8. ohh - I love the cranberries in the Brussels sprouts! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party.

    1. Me too (loving cranberries in the Brussels sprouts), and thanks again for hosting What's for Dinner Sunday. LOVE your fabulous blog party.