Top-10 fall-inspired Vegan Main Dishes are guaranteed to be the star of your holiday vegan table! Spectacular-looking festive vegan loaves and roasts made of familiar ingredients are perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas vegan menu!
I know that this post was highly expected by some of you because, let’s face it, vegan main dishes are not easy. You can easily throw together a quick vegan salad, even soup but how are you supposed to replace the turkey? I know, frustrating.
But I have some really great news for you, because I prepared a list of vegan Thanksgiving main dishes for you that are:
- approved by non-vegans;
- created by my food blogger friends!
If you are looking for festive recipes that will certainly steal the show, check out these 10 best vegan main dishes for Thanksgiving. From vegan pot pie to vegan holiday roasts and loaves, choose the one that fits you best!
I’m always on the hunt for vegan comfort food recipes that are carnivore-approved, filling and delicious. Bonus points if they are easy to make and don’t require a ton of ingredients.
These vegan main dishes for Thanksgiving use simple seasonal produce and no fancy ingredients, just good old mushrooms, pumpkins, lentils, cauliflower and other fall veggies.
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I hope you enjoy these vegan Thanksgiving main dishes and find a perfect recipe to serve at your Thanksgiving table! Let me know which one you like best in the comments down below!
Vegan Thanksgiving Pies
1. Vegan Pot Pie with Filo Crust by Happy Kitchen.Rocks
This vegan “chicken” pot pie is the perfect comfort food on a chilly fall or winter day. Instead of classic chicken, colorful broccoli, leek, mushrooms and carrots are simmered in a smooth and nutty vegan béchamel sauce and enveloped in a flaky phyllo crust. One of the most well-loved vegetarian Thanksgiving main dishes that is super easy to make!
2. Vegan Holiday Pie with Hot Water Pastry by Occasionally Eggs
This vegan holiday pie with lentils, vegetables, and a vegan hot water pastry was inspired by traditional British pastries, and it’s a gorgeous centrepiece for a vegetarian or vegan table. Not just potatoes and cheese, it’ll please meat eaters and veggies alike during the holiday season.
3. Portobello and Wild Mushroom and Ale Pie by The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen
Combining seasonal mushrooms with freshly harvested celery, carrots and leeks, this gorgeous portobello and wild mushroom pie is rich in flavour and deeply satisfying. Perfect to serve as a vegan holiday main dish!
Vegan Thanksgiving Loaves
4. Mushroom Lentil Loaf with Cranberries by A Virtual Vegan
A fresh take on a Vegan Lentil Loaf for you! It’s made with a delicious blend of lentils, mushrooms and walnuts and has a beautifully festive cranberry topping. Those pops of juicy cranberry in every bite are so good, plus they make it look pretty impressive. It would make a great centrepiece on your holiday table!
5. Smoky Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf by Veganosity
This Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf has a wonderful smoky flavor and it’s made with whole foods that are good for you. This delicious meatloaf made of black beans and chickpeas with a tangy BBQ top is one of those vegan dishes for Thanksgiving that meat eaters will love for sure!
6. Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf by Strength & Sunshine
A hearty plant-based dinner idea that will satisfy even meat-eaters! A Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf that mimics the classic meatloaf with no meat, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free! Get all your protein and veggies in this healthy recipe!
Vegan Thanksgiving Roasts
7. Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower by Watch What You Eat
Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower with garlic and herb is the easiest and delicious way of preparing cauliflower for a meatless party or holiday dinner. Moreover, it is healthy without any added butter, cream or sugar and makes for one of the most impressive vegan main dishes for Thanksgiving!
8. Vegan Holiday roast by Seven Roses
A 1-inexpensive-ingredient Vegan Holiday Roast that will please Vegans and meat-lovers. Just add a little magic blend of herbs and condiments… The smell of this Vegan Holiday Roast will make everybody rush to your holiday table!
Other Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes
9. Stuffed Pumpkins with Wild Rice Stuffing by Vegan Guide To The Galaxy
These stuffed pumpkins are super easy to make and are a guaranteed showstopper at any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. The hearty wild rice stuffing is savory with a touch of sweetness from the cranberries, while the shiitake mushrooms add a nice meaty texture to the dish!
10. Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce by Vegan Richa
Grilled or baked marinated Portabello mushrooms served with creamy garlic gravy come together quickly, and are super delicious. The deep caramelized flavor works wonderfully with the garlic sauce and makes for an impressive vegan recipe for Thanksgiving. Serve them with a fall harvest salad, and some biscuits/mashed potatoes.
I can’t wait to try some of these vegan main dishes for Thanksgiving this year! Which one is your favorite?