best healthy vegan thanksgiving recipes
best healthy vegan thanksgiving recipes

18 Tastiest Vegan and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is not about sharing a turkey together, it’s about coming together as a family and appreciating the people and things that you already have in your life. However, having a delicious five course meal certainly helps to lighten everyone’s spirits! Whether it’s gluten-free, vegan or both, food doesn’t have to be boring. It can look great, taste great and make you feel great. Here’s some of my favorite gluten-free/vegan Thanksgiving recipes. I’ll be updating the list as it gets closer to Thanksgiving so keep checking back.

sweet potato hasselback thanksgiving recipe

1. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Sweet potatoes are a must for any Thanksgiving table! They are stomach-calming, immune-boosting, nutrient-full packages of sweet goodness. Hasselback is a term used for potatoes that are sliced thinly, covered in herbs and breadcrumbs and slowly roasted.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins & Stuffing Recipe

2. Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins & Stuffing

When those who are gluten-free typically hear anything that ends or starts with “bread” it’s usually a signal to run the opposite way. But not this Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving you can enjoy a healthy, vegan and gluten-free cornbread muffins and stuffing.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Quinoa Sweet Potato Stuffed Shrooms Recipe

 3. Quinoa & Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms 

Now if you love mushrooms as much as I do, this one is a no-brainer for your thanksgiving dinner. Quinoa also adds not only a great taste but helps with digestion, maintaining a healthy heart and reduces blood pressure. And we know, we can use a little of all of that on Thanksgiving.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Red Potato Slices with Lemon and Olives Recipe

4. Red Potato Slices With Lemon and Olives,

Looking for an elegant snack for your Thanksgiving party? Check out this gluten-free red potato slices recipe. Parsley, lemon, and potatoes are surprisingly a super delicious combination.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

garlic- oasted butternut squash pomegranate salad recipe

 5. Garlic-Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Pomegranate

Cranberries are not the only thing allowed in your salads this Thanksgiving. So if you are tired of the same ol’ cranberries, check out this pomegranate salad. It’s full of nutritious ingredients including squash, garlic and kale. Kale is rich in Vitamin K, Iron, and it increases your metabolism. It will help you get out of your Thanksgiving hibernation sooner.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

quinoa stuffed acorn squash rings recipe

6. Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings

When it comes to food, presentation is half the job. If you truly want to impress your family and friends with something that looks amazing, try these delicous star shaped rings. They do contain butter, but you can easily replace it with coconut spread or something similar.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

7. Pumpkin Pie with Praline and Coconut-Pecan Crust

What’s a thanksgiving without some pumpkin pie? If your guests are craving sweets, this will certainly hit the spot. A delicious combination of pumpkin, coconut, cashew cream, and more. Coconuts provide vital electrolytes, minerals and vitamins to your body.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy in Moderation, ✓Dairy-Free

Gluten Free Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe

8. Pecan Pie Bars

If you happen to not be human and enjoy pie, or you simply want something that is a bit easier to make, try out these gluten-free, vegan and refined-sugar free pecan pie bars. They are a bit simpler to make than the pumpkin pie, and they make a delicious dessert. You may be losing your mind in this hectic time before thanksgiving, but don’t worry, pecans help improve your brain health.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy in Moderation, ✓Dairy-Free

Chickpea Pumpkin Fritters Thanksgiving Recipe

9. Toasty Pumpkin Chickpea Fritters

Who knew that chickpeas made such an amazing combination with pumpkin? They could make a great veggie burger or can be served by themselves along a salad. They also contain hemp seeds which are rich in complete protein and vitamin E.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

 10. Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Now if there’s one thing that stuffed mushrooms are known for, it’s being delicious. Spinach, parsley and pepper make a “deadly” delicious combination. These will be gone before your Thanksgiving dinner even begins.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Vegan Meatloaf Recipe

11. Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

This is a great twist on the classic meatloaf dish. Lentils, carrots, sweet apple and raisins may seem like a strange combination, but once your taste buds get a hold of it, all questions will be answered.  This recipe does contain breadcrumbs, but you can replace them with gluten-free ones if you need to.

Features: ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

12. Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash

This recipe screams Thanksgiving, It looks and tastes like it’s supposed to around this time of year. The best part about this recipe is you can add your favorite ingredients in the stuffing to make it unique and adhere to your individual taste buds.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Chanterelle Mushroom Kale Salad Recipe

13. Chanterelle Mushroom and Kale Salad With Lime Tahinie Sauce

Just look at it. I haven’t tried this one, but if it tastes how it looks, count me in. Not many recipes call for chanterelle mushrooms, so it’s a great opportunity to try out this unique combination.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Gluten Free Apple Pie Recipe

14. Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Legend has it that such thing does exist – gluten-free apple pie. The crust is absolutely tasty. While its a bit of a challenging recipe, in the end, it will be totally worth it. Top it off with some almond ice cream and you may experience the closest thing to heaven.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy in Moderation, ✓Dairy-Free

Mashed Potatoes Muffins Recipe

15. Thanksgiving Stuffing-Muffins Topped with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

It’s muffins Thanksgiving style! These gluten-free muffins will be the show of the party. They look amazing and include everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving ingredients. Did I mention they are super easy to make?

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Stuffed Onions Recipe


16. Stuffed Onions with Curried Black Quinoa

You have have had stuffed mushrooms, stuffed potatoes, but you may have never tried stuffed onions! This gluten-free recipe uses black Quinoa which is known for maintaining a healthy heart, improving sleep and aiding in digestion. It’s a real head turned, and it’s fun to eat out of.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

 17. Over-stuffed Sweet Potatoes

If you’d much rather have yourself stuffed potatoes instead, try this gluten-free + vegan stuffed potatoes recipe. It includes the “fully loaded” and “skinny” versions. It’s a must try for sweet potato lovers.

Features: ✓Gluten-free, ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy, ✓Dairy-Free

Vegan Mac n Cheese Recipe

18. Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese

What is the one thing kids can’t get enough of? Mac n’ cheese. Using some alternative options this recipe makes a delicious (vegan & dairy-free) Thanksgiving themed mac n’ cheese. It does use pasta so it’s not gluten-free, but with a little creativity you can make it GF.

Features: ✓Vegan, ✓Healthy in Moderation ✓Dairy-Free