65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (2024)

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Plan the perfect gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving for your friends and family! Main dishes, soup, sides, and desserts that are perfect for holiday meals and that the whole family will love!

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  • Overwhelmed with making a gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving meal?
  • Vegan, gluten-free, allergies, picky eaters
  • Breakfast/ Brunch Ideas
  • Gluten-Free Vegan Appetizers
  • Gluten-Free Vegan Main Dishes
  • Thanksgiving Classic Sides
  • Thanksgiving Side Dishes with a Twist
  • Gluten-Free Vegan Salads
  • Gluten-Free Vegan Soups
  • Desserts
  • Dessert toppings

Overwhelmed with making a gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving meal?

When I celebrated my first Thanksgiving as a vegan, I was kind of excited. There seemed to be enough options like Tofurkey, stuffing, and rolls to still have a great meal. Then, when our family needed to go gluten-free as well, it got very difficult!

This will be our 18th year having a vegan Thanksgiving and our 9th year doing a gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving. We've tried many things over the years and these are some of our favorites!

Vegan, gluten-free, allergies, picky eaters

How do you please all your guests and use ingredients that accommodate allergies and special diets?

Our extended family has about as many food restrictions, allergies, and food aversions as there are people, so it makes big family meals challenging. You're probably in the same boat, but don't worry, I've got you covered.

I compiled all of my family's favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes along with the best recipes from other specialty bloggers to give you a complete list of options from breakfast to dessert, and everything in between!

Breakfast/ Brunch Ideas

For those of you that do an early Thanksgiving brunch-type meal or simply want a fancier breakfast than you would typically have, I have included some breakfast ideas. Many of these things you can make the day before and have ready to eat in the morning when you are busy with other things.

  1. Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Muffins-The Hidden Veggies
  2. Vegan Smoked Carrots (Vegan Smoked Salmon)- Veetcookbake
  3. Baked Pumpkin in Oatmeal– Spabettie
  4. Vegan Egg Muffins - The Hidden Veggies
  5. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze– Allergy Awesomeness
  6. Mini Vegan Quiche Muffins-The Hidden Veggies
  7. Cranberry Orange Muffins-The Hidden Veggies
  8. Vegan Breakfast Casserole - The Hidden Veggies
  9. Baked Oats with Apples - The Hidden Veggies
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Gluten-Free Vegan Appetizers

Since Thanksgiving is such a big long meal, you probably don't have to go crazy over the appetizers, but having a few special things out to snack on is nice to have.

  1. Quinoa Stuffed Squash Rings– Rhubarbarians
  2. Vegan Clam Dip-The Hidden Veggies
  3. Homemade Vegan Cheese-The Hidden Veggies
  4. Vegan Spinach Balls -The Hidden Veggies
  5. Pumpkin Hummus– Rhian’s Recipes
  6. Mushroom Pate - The Hidden Veggies
  7. Spicy Carrot Dip- Flavours Treat
  8. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms - The Hidden Veggies
  9. Homemade Quinoa Crackers- The Hidden Veggies
  10. Vegan Sausage Rolls with GF Puff Pastry - The Hidden Veggies
  11. Vegan Goat Cheese - The Hidden Veggies
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Gluten-Free Vegan Main Dishes

The main dish when you are both vegan and gluten-free is not easy. My family loves my "chicken" a la King or we sometimes do a loaf or a Wellington. (Note: Schar's brand now sells a gluten-free vegan pastry puff that you can use to make wellingtons! I tried it this weekend and it was delicious)!

  1. Tofu Turkey - The Hidden Veggies
  2. Harvest Veggie Loaf- Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  3. Vegan "Chicken" A la King-The Hidden Veggies
  4. Lentil Loaf – The Hidden Veggies
  5. Lentil Meatloaf Muffins– Veggies Save the Day
  6. Vegan Tofurkey with Mushroom Gravy– Epicurious
  7. Vegan Shepard’s Pie– The Hidden Veggies
  8. Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese– Vnutrition
  9. Sweet Potato Seed Loaf Roast- Trinity's Conscious Kitchen
  10. Lentil and Brazil Nut Roast with Sage and Onion Stuffing– Tin and Thyme
  11. Tofu Wellington with GF Pastry Puff - The Hidden Veggies
  12. Squash and Chickpea Curry - The Hidden Veggies
  13. Whole Roasted Cauliflower - The Hidden Veggies
  14. Vegan Chicken Pot Pie - The Hidden Veggies
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Thanksgiving Classic Sides

These are the sides that you would think of with any traditional Thanksgiving meal.

  1. Rosemary Roast Potatoes– Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen
  2. Gluten-Free Vegan Green Bean Casserole-The Hidden Veggies
  3. Vegan Potato Bake - The Hidden Veggies
  4. Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Casserole - The Hidden Veggies
  5. Mama Easy Dairy-Free Mashed Potato Recipe- Go Dairy Free
  6. Gluten-Free Stuffing- Gluten-Free Jules
  7. Cranberry Sauce– The Hidden Veggies
  8. Gluten-Free Bread Sticks-The Hidden Veggies
  9. Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot– Delightful Adventures
  10. Gluten-Free Vegan Cheddar Bay Biscuits-The Hidden Veggies
  11. Jellied Cranberry Sauce - The Hidden Veggies
  12. Sweet Potato Casserole - The Banana Diaries
  13. Twice Baked Potatoes - The Hidden Veggies
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Thanksgiving Side Dishes with a Twist

These are things that pair perfectly with your holiday meal, yet may be a little different from the typical sides.

  1. Stove Top Rainbow Carrots with Caramelized Onions– The Baking Fairy
  2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes - The Hidden Veggies
  3. Lentil Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf- Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  4. Roasted Root Vegetables - The Hidden Veggies
  5. Cabbage Steaks -The Hidden Veggies
  6. Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce- Veggie Inspired
  7. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes- Vnutrition
  8. Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto-The Hidden Veggies
  9. Paleo Mashed Cauliflower Kale– Tasting Page
  10. Balsamic Roasted Vegetables - The Hidden Veggies
  11. Quinoa Stuffed Squash– Diane’s Vegan Kitchen
  12. Cauliflower Stuffing-The Hidden Veggies
  13. Roasted Maple Balsamic Veggies-The Hidden Veggies
  14. Crispy Maple Mustard Stuffed Potato Balls- Spabettie
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Gluten-Free Vegan Salads

For those who want a lighter side of your Thanksgiving meal with some fresh and healthy salads.

  1. Wild Rice Salad with Apples and Pomegranate– Veggies Save the Day
  2. Harvest Salad– Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  3. Vegan Broccoli Salad with Cranberries-The Hidden Veggies
  4. Vegan Kale Salad with Cranberries-The Hidden Veggies
  5. Molasses, Miso & Maple Candied Vegan Sweet Potatoes– Go Dairy Free
  6. Broccoli and Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad- Veggie Inspired
  7. Classic Tasting Vegan Caesar Salad - The Hidden Veggies
  8. Green Salad with Apples - The Hidden Veggies
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Gluten-Free Vegan Soups

Some creamy warming soups are great to have if you have people coming and going on Thanksgiving. You can just keep a pot warm on the stove or in the crockpot for people who stop by or serve it with the main meal.

  1. Creamy Smokey Butternut Squash Soup– Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  2. Roasted Squash with Smoky Chili- The Vegan Larger
  3. Red Lentil Pumpkin Soup- The Hidden Veggies
  4. Pumpkin Curry Soup- Rhian's Recipes
  5. Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup-The Hidden Veggies
  6. Pumpkin Bean Soup- The Hidden Veggies
  7. Acorn Squash Soup - Making Thyme for Health
  8. Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup - The Hidden Veggies
  9. Vegan Pozole - The Hidden Veggies
  10. Smoky Potato Corn Chowder - The Hidden Veggies


It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without desserts! Use my classic-tasting vegan gluten-free pie crust, vegan gluten-free graham cracker crust, or vegan crumble topping along with your favorite pie filling, or try one of the following desserts...

  1. Lemon Meringue Pie-The Hidden Veggies
  2. The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie -The Hidden Veggies
  3. Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie– Delightful Adventures
  4. Vegan Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars– A Whisk and Two Wands
  5. No-Bake Cheese Cake-The Hidden Veggies
  6. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake – The Hidden Veggies
  7. Cast Iron Cranberry Crisp- A Whisk and Two Wands
  8. Vegan Cranberry Meringue Pie - The Hidden Veggies
  9. Pumpkin Apple Pie Cake– Go Dairy Free
  10. The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Pie-The Hidden Veggies
  11. Pumpkin Pie Peanut Brittle Pudding Cups– A Whisk and Two Wands
  12. Vegan Pudding -The Hidden Veggies
  13. Vegan Jello -The Hidden Veggies
  14. Vegan Jello Shots -The Hidden Veggies
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Dessert toppings

  • Top it all off with some homemadeaquafaba whipped creamor vegan whipped cream frosting-The Hidden Veggies!
  • Or give your desserts a drizzle of somevegan salted caramel sauce, vegan butterscotch sauce, or easy peanut butter caramel -The Hidden Veggies!

Most of us go vegan by choice, but let's face it, few of us go gluten-free by choice! I felt totally overwhelmed by the idea of gluten-free holiday meals in the beginning, so I wanted to give you a comprehensive list of awesome recipes to choose from to plan your holiday meal from start to finish! I hope you have found it helpful and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

If you are just looking for vegan holiday recipes that don't need to be gluten-free, check out my Vegan Thanksgiving Menu or sign up to get a full vegan Thanksgiving planner below.

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  1. 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (11)Kay says

    Thank you so much for making a separate gluten free list, I really appreciate it! 🙂
    While the family isn't vegan, with allergies including dairy, eggs, gluten, and more, we do eat mostly vegan anyhow. With the majority needing gluten free also, combing vegan sites and recipes looking for ones that will be safe for most it can be very frustrating, since gluten is vegan, and not all will mark the top of their recipe pages with a gf or a not gf. Thank you. I'm sure this list will be helpful. 🙂


    • 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (13)Monica says

      Thanks so much! Hope it helps you plan your vegan Thanksgiving! 🙂


  2. 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (14)Erin Dee says

    What a fantastic collection of gluten free and vegan recipes for Thanksgiving! Thanks for putting this collection together! Everything looks so delicious. Saving this!


    • 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (15)Monica says

      Thanks Erin! Hope it helps you plan what you will be having!


  3. 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (16)Sarah says

    So many delicious options not sure you can go wrong with any of them! The lemon pie looks so good and would be a great ending. We always have pies, lots of pies, but never lemon. Hoping to make that Butternut Squash Soup and many other recipes soon, they aren't just for Thanksgiving!
    Thank you for including a couple of my recipes in this fabulous round up!!


    • 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (17)Monica says

      You're welcome Sarah! Thanks for being a part of it! I'll be making the lemon meringue pie for Thanksgiving this year too! 🙂


  4. 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (18)Ameera and Robin says

    Thank you so much for including our recipes in this amazing Thanksgiving Round-Up! Everything looks delicious 🙂


    • 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (19)Monica says

      You're welcome! Thanks for being a part of it and for your absolutely beautiful photography!


  5. 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (20)Choclette says

    Love this. It's always useful to have a handy reference for interesting and delicious dishes to make for Christmas. Thanks for including one of mine.


    • 65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (21)Monica says

      Thanks! So happy that you participated!


65 of the Best Gluten Free Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes! (2024)


What can gluten-free people eat for Thanksgiving? ›

Here's a list of foods that are usually gluten-free:
  • Turkey (check with the producer to ensure that wheat-based gravy or stuffing hasn't been added to the turkey.)
  • Cranberries and cranberry sauce.
  • Sweet Potatoes.
  • White Potatoes.
  • Fresh, roasted, or steamed vegetables without sauce (sauces often contain wheat)

How do vegans celebrate Thanksgiving? ›

Seasonal vegetables like squash, beets, and mushrooms are key to making vegan-friendly dishes that are festive for Thanksgiving. Add quinoa, nuts, and beans (like chickpeas or lentils) to create satisfying entrées that everyone at the table will want to try.

What foods are dairy Thanksgiving? ›

Traditional side dishes that might have dairy or gluten include:
  • Mashed potatoes (milk, butter)
  • Stuffing (bread and mixes contain gluten and/or dairy)
  • Macaroni & cheese (cheese, milk, bread crumbs)
  • Green bean casserole (cream, fried onions)
  • Gravy (flour, butter)
  • Pies (butter and flour in crusts, cream in pumpkin pie)
Nov 15, 2023

What do gluten-free people eat instead of bread? ›

Bread-Free Alternatives
  • Tortilla wraps – Try this coconut flour recipe from against all grain. ...
  • Blanched collard greens – (dip in boiling water until softened) Use the green just like a tortilla or large lettuce leaf.
  • Romaine Lettuce Spears.
Feb 28, 2022

What kind of bread do gluten-free people eat? ›

Breads made from rice, sorghum, teff, millet, cassava, buckwheat, amaranth, oat, almonds, and pure corn lack gluten. Hence, their flour can be incorporated into baking gluten-free breads. You can identify whether the bread is gluten-free by checking the ingredients on the product's label.

What happens when you go vegan and gluten-free? ›

You can be on a gluten-free vegan diet, where you are eliminating animal protein, eggs, dairy, and fish, as you would as a vegan, but you'd also have to get rid of gluten-containing grains, such as wheat and rye, as well as some oats (you need to check labels to make sure they say gluten-free, as some oats can have ...

Are potatoes gluten-free? ›

The simple answer is yes — potatoes are gluten-free. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains. Potatoes aren't grains, they're a type of starchy vegetable. That's good news for people who can't tolerate gluten because they have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

How to live vegan and gluten-free? ›

Whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, herbs and spices are gluten-free and vegan, so can be eaten in abundance in their endless mouth-watering combinations, including spicy coconut dahls, hearty bean stews and sweet, creamy vegan desserts.

What do vegans eat instead of turkey on Thanksgiving? ›

Here are some popular options:
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash: - Roast acorn squash halves and fill them with a flavorful stuffing made with grains, nuts, dried fruits, and herbs.
  • Vegan Roast: - Many brands offer pre-made vegan roasts made from plant-based ingredients like seitan, tofu, or tempeh. ...
  • Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms:
Nov 17, 2021

What does Christianity say about vegans? ›

Genesis 1 identifies human beings as uniquely images of God and grants them dominion over other animals, but the end of the chapter prescribes a vegan diet for humans, so this original dominion does not include permission to kill animals for food.

What is the vegan version of turkey? ›

Other protein-filled vegan options that could replace turkey in your vegan Thanksgiving table are tempeh, tofu and seitan. Choose one of these plant-based turkey alternatives, or combine more than one in your table, complimenting with veggies, rice, salads, or any other plant-based whole foods ingredients you want.

What is the purple Thanksgiving food? ›

Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

The vibrant color comes from using the less common purple sweet potato; they make for a healthy, tasty, and pretty side dish for any meal!

What is yellow Thanksgiving food? ›

Yellow is the corn. Brown is the turkey with stuffing to adorn. Red are the cranberries. Green are the beans.

How do you avoid gluten on Thanksgiving? ›

A Registered Dietician's Guide to a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving
  1. Tip #1: Pass on the stuffed turkeys. ...
  2. Tip #2: Use gluten-free flour to thicken gravy. ...
  3. Tip #3: Use gluten-free bread and broth to make stuffing. ...
  4. Tip #4: Whip up casseroles & vegetable dishes with gluten-free, cream soups.
Nov 21, 2017

Can a gluten-free person eat a stuffed turkey? ›

Stuffing the turkey with gluten-containing bread will contaminate the turkey itself making it unsafe to eat if you are celiac or have a gluten disorder. Instead, make your stuffing using gluten-free bread or in a separate dish to ensure no cross-contamination occurs.

What common meals are gluten-free? ›

  • Classic Stuffed Peppers. ...
  • Cacio E Pepe Sweet Potato Noodles. ...
  • Lemony Chicken & Potatoes With Feta. ...
  • Feta & Herb-Crusted Salmon. ...
  • Creamy Gochujang White Chicken Chili. ...
  • Chili Cheese Sweet Potato Casserole. ...
  • Instant Pot Pork Puttanesca. ...
  • Best-Ever Gluten-Free Pasta.
Feb 22, 2023

What is the best food for gluten-free guests? ›

Grains, starches or flours that can be part of a gluten-free diet include:
  • Amaranth.
  • Arrowroot.
  • Buckwheat.
  • Corn — cornmeal, grits and polenta labeled gluten-free.
  • Flax.
  • Gluten-free flours — rice, soy, corn, potato and bean flours.
  • Hominy (corn)
  • Millet.

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