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40+ Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for Thanksgiving inspiration? These recipes will make sure your holiday dinner table is overflowing and your guests are happy!

grid of thanksgiving dishes

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means! We’re about to spend more time in our kitchens than we do all year. Have no fear! I’m here to help you decide which recipes are worth your time. This round-up highlights my favorite June Table recipes that are perfect for the holidays. This way you can focus on your loved ones without food worries. Let’s dive in!

Thanksgiving Breakfast

I am not one of those people who will tell you to skip breakfast in order to “save room” for the big meal. First of all, that’s a restrictive and disordered way of thinking and we don’t do that here. Second of all, it makes the entire day revolve around a meal that lasts for 30 minutes, max. Who wants to be hangry and irritable with your loved ones all day? Not me. Start your day off right with a satiating and delicious breakfast before the fam gets to work in the kitchen!

Brown Butter Apple Pancakes (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

stack of brown butter apple pancakes topped with apple pieces on plate

Pumpkin Harvest Loaf with Lemon Glaze (Vegetarian)

pumpkin harvest loaf being cut into slices

Overnight Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole (Vegan)

overhead shot of French toast casserole on several plates

Broccoli and Cheese Quiche with Tater Tot Crust (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

quiche slices on several plates

Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oatmeal with Strawberry Glaze (Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan)

baked oatmeal slice on a plate with glaze

Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese Frosting (Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan)

cranberry orange baked oatmeal on serving plates with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon garnish

Arugula Goat Cheese Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

frittata in casserole dish next to one slice of frittata in bowl

Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Bread (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free; Easily Dairy-Free)

brown butter cinnamon apple bread loaf with a couple of slices on a cooling rack with bread knife

Tahini Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

banana bread baked oatmeal sliced into 9 pieces in casserole dish with one slice on plate next to it

Tahini Pumpkin Muffins (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

tahini pumpkin muffins on cooling rack and in basket with blue towel

Olive Oil Lemon Bread (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free; Easily Dairy-Free)

loaf of meyer lemon bread on a cutting board garnished with powdered sugar next to a bowl of lemons

Peanut Butter Banana Bread (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

peanut butter banana bread slices on parchment paper and plates

Thanksgiving Sides and Appetizers

Let’s be real. The turkey’s good and all, but the sides are the main event. I live for the mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and deliciously warm bread. I especially love serving some light appetizers, like dips and cheeses, a couple hours before the main meal, so I’ve included some options for that as well.

Roasted Carrot Pistachio White Bean Dip (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

zoomed in shot of dip in bowl with pita chips and cucumbers

Healthier Caramelized French Onion Dip (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

french onion dip in wooden bowl surrounded by potato chips

Healthier Jalapeño Poppers (Vegetarian and Easily Gluten-Free)

jalapeño poppers on a plate with chive garnish

The Best Vegan Queso (Gluten-Free)

queso in a bowl with tortilla chips and pepper slices surrounding the bowl

The Best Cranberry Sauce of Your Life (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

overhead shot of cranberry sauce in bowl topped with orange zest

Incredible Garlic Bread Stuffing (Vegetarian)

zoomed in shot of garlic bread stuffing

The Best Pumpkin Mac and Cheese (Vegetarian and Easily Gluten-Free)

pumpkin mac and cheese in a white bowl with serving spoon

Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

mashed potatoes in large pink bowl with serving spoon and chive garnish

Easy Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup (Gluten-Free)

tomato soup in bowl with vegan parmesan and grilled cheese dunked

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Gremolata (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

butternut squash soup in wooden bowl

Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

overhead shot of cauliflower soup in bowls

Brussels Sprouts Pear Salad with Pumpkin Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan)

brussels sprouts pear salad in large bowl with pumpkin vinaigrette drizzled on top with salad tongs on the right side

Roasted Squash Apple Salad with Tahini Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan)

squash apple salad in large wooden bowl

Delectable Grape Arugula Salad with Farro (Easily Vegan and Gluten-Free)

grape arugula salad in pink bowl

The Year Round Kale Salad with Almond Butter Vinaigrette (Gluten-Free and Easily Vegan)

overhead shot of sweet potato kale salad

Japanese-Inspired Miso Green Beans (Vegan and Easily Gluten-Free)

miso green beans on a platter with serving fork

Crispy Parmesan Dijon Brussels Sprouts (Vegetarian and Easily Gluten-Free)

overhead shot of crispy brussels sprouts on sheet pan

Garlicky Brown Butter Sugar Snap Peas (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

sugar snap peas in a white bowl with gold serving spoon

The Very Best Vegan Garlic Bread (Easily Gluten-Free)

vegan garlic bread sliced on cutting board

Pumpkin Beer Bread (Easily Vegan)

pumpkin beer bread on wooden cutting board

Amazing Cinnamon Pumpkin Cornbread (Vegetarian and Easily Dairy-Free)

three pumpkin cornbread slices stacked on top of each other


Maybe I spoke too soon. Maybe it’s actually the dessert that’s the main event. Or, you know what? Why should we have to choose? I love sides and desserts equally and I refuse to pick a favorite. You’ll find more classic options, such as pumpkin pie, alongside some fun less traditional ideas as well.

Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Pretzel Graham Cracker Crust (Vegetarian and Easily Gluten-Free)

overhead shot of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream

Apple Oatmeal Cream Pies (Vegan and Easily Gluten-Free)

apple oatmeal cream pies stacked on top of one another

Vegan Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Easily Gluten-Free)

vegan cheesecake bars cut into slices on plates

Incredible 5-Ingredient Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

mousse in a variety of bowls with raspberry and whipped cream garnish

5-Ingredient Chocolate Strawberry Truffles (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

strawberry truffles on parchment paper and plate

Olive Oil Brownies (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free)

brownies sliced into 9 squares and garnished with flaky salt

Decadent Brown Butter Sugar Cookies (Vegetarian)

sugar cookies on blue cloth napkin surrounded by glasses of milk

Orange Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

orange walnut chocolate chip cookies piled high on a cloth napkin with orange wedges nearby

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

chocolate chip caramel pretzel cookies piled on plates

Oreo Pie (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

oreo pie cut into 8 slices with chocolate shavings as garnish

My Very Favorite Hot Chocolate (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

hot chocolate in two mugs with whipped topping next to sugar cookies

The Easiest Homemade Whipped Cream (Vegetarian and Gluten-Free)

whipped cream in a bowl with gold serving spoon next to blue cloth napkin

If you make any of these recipes for Thanksgiving, be sure to leave a rating, review, question, or concern! This encourages others to give it a try and helps enormously with Google rankings. You can also find me on Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok. It truly makes my day to hear from you. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

Photography by Hope Agresti

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