Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

A complete Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu including a protein-packed main dish, side dishes, and dessert! This post includes a printable grocery list to get all of your thanksgiving dinner supplies, and six delicious vegetarian recipes.

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Although Thanksgiving traditionally centers around a big old turkey, there are so many delicious ways you can pull together a completely Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

I’ve put together a plan for you with a delicious and protein-packed main dish that’s worthy of the place of honour on your table, several delicious vegetarian side dishes, and, of course, dessert.

This post includes a printable grocery list to make things even easier for you. You’ll find it at the bottom of the post, so you can take it with you to the store and get things done! 

Many, if not all, of the recipes on this Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu can be prepared in advance, which will make thanksgiving dinner a breeze. You can either pull together a totally vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner, or, pick and choose the vegetarian recipes to add to a traditional feast. That way, everyone wins. 

Without further ado, here is your Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu!

Vegan Lentil Loaf

Personally, I’m alllll about the sides when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s always nice to have a vegetarian main dish on the table as well.

This Vegan Lentil Loaf can be prepped in advance and served warm or at room temperature. Leftovers freeze brilliantly, which is just another reason to add this delicious main dish to your Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu. 

vegan lentil loaf sliced on a blue platter

Vegan Lentil Loaf
This easy Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe is the perfect main dish to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter. It's a healthy vegetarian meatloaf that's packed with veggies and plant-based protein. Easy to make and freezer friendly, you'll come back to this lentil loaf again and again!
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sliced vegan lentil loaf on a blue platter

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes 

You can hardly have Thanksgiving dinner without a big bowl of mashers on the table. These Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes are lighter than your average mash since we’re replacing much of the butter with yogurt, but are still packed with flavour and are incredibly creamy. 

greek yogurt mashed potatoes in a wooden bowl on top of a dark grey tea towel

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes
Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes are an easy, healthy, and deliciously creamy mashed potatoes recipe you can easily make ahead. Learn why I love to leave the skin on for an extra nutritious side dish! 
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greek yogurt mashed potatoes in a wooden bowl with small bowls of yogurt and chives to the side

Amazing Vegan Gravy

Of course you’ll need something delicious to smother those potatoes with, and there’s truly nothing better than this Amazing Vegan Gravy. Pro tip: you can make the gravy in advance – you can even freeze it – and simply re-heat when it’s time for Thanksgiving dinner. 

A plate of mashed potatoes topped with vegan gravy with a gravy boat in the background

Amazing Vegan Gravy
Amazing Vegan Gravy is the vegetarian gravy recipe you've been waiting for! Made with nutritional yeast and marmite for a ton of flavour, this vegan brown gravy is perfect with mashed potatoes, poutine, or as part of your Thanksgiving table. This healthy gravy recipe is made from scratch and it's super simple!
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a blue plate of mashed potatoes topped with vegan gravy

Hasselback Butternut Squash

If you’re looking for a show-stopper of a side dish, this is the one! This Hasselback Butternut Squash is simple to make but looks beautiful and impressive. You can prepare this one in advance and heat it up when dinner time rolls around. 

Hasselback Butternut Squash
Hasselback Butternut Squash is a beautiful and delicious vegetarian side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This Hasselback squash recipe is half roasted for easy slicing, then basted with maple sage brown butter and roasted again. It's fairly simple to make, but is impressive looking enough for the high holidays!
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hasselback butternut squash in a white casserole dish

Miso Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

You’ve got to have something green on your vegetarian Thanksgiving menu (nutritionist’s orders!), and these Miso Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts are easy and delicious! 

A blue plate of maple roasted brussels sprouts with a silver fork and a bowl of roasted sprouts in the background

Miso Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Miso Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts are an easy vegan side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This healthy recipe is a cinch to make in your oven. Just roast the sprouts on a sheet pan, drizzle with miso maple dressing, and you're done! 
Check out this recipe
Miso Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts on a blue plate with a white tea towel to the side

Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Pie

Last but certainly not least, dessert. This Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Pie is always on my vegetarian Thanksgiving menu. It’s easy to make, delicious to eat, and there’s nary a granule of refined sugar in sight. 

three slices of naturally sweetened pumpkin pie on blue plates

Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Pie
Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Pie is an easy recipe made from scratch using real pumpkin, maple syrup, and dates to sweeten. It's a healthy, homemade pumpkin pie with a wholegrain crust that's even better than the classic! Best of all, it's simple to make!
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naturally sweetened pumpkin pie with a wholegrain crust on a blue plate with a pie in the background

Grocery List

To make things easier, I’ve put together a printable grocery list for your Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu. You can print the grocery list by clicking the image below, or click here to access the print file. 

vegetarian thanksgiving grocery list



 

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