Vegan Holiday Meal Plan

This vegan holiday meal plan is bursting with delicious vegan recipes you can use for your next holiday dinner! Having tasty vegan recipes for your Thanksgiving and holiday dinners is important. You’ll find healthy, delicious, and even easy vegan holiday meals!

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Vegan Vegan Holiday Meal Plan

Every year I make a full Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Menu for our family. I have recreated vegan versions of our favorite classic Thanksgiving dishes. You probably know those classics, like seven layer salad, sweet potato casserole, and more! I decided this year to share our menu you with via this Vegan Holiday Meal Plan.


Your holiday dinner has to start out with something special. That’s why these starters are perfect for your next get together:

Veggies and Vegan Yogurt Ranch Dip

Set out a tray of your favorite veggies with this vegan yogurt ranch dip nearby and everyone will get the day started with a health kick. Sure, you’re going to end this day with pie, but at least you can say you started it healthy!

A bowl of healthy vegan yogurt ranch dip next to cut up veggies and leaf lettuce.

Banana Nut Bread

One thing I love about this Vegan Banana Nut Bread is that you can make it ahead and freeze it. That way when it’s show-time you can set it out in the morning and it should be thawed out by dinner. If not, you can always give it a little help in the oven.

A loaf of vegan banana nut bread with a slice cut off sits next to bananas and walnuts.

Vegan Bacon Ricotta Crostini

There’s no doubt these Vegan Bacon Ricotta Crostini look like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. But it’s actually a quick recipe to put together and your family will be impressed.

Maple syrup is being drizzled over a slice of vegan ricotta bacon crostini.

Vegan Main Dish Holiday Recipes

Look, if you want to, there’s no shame in going with a Tofurkey or Field Roast for your holiday dinner. We do this often and we enjoy it! The Tofurkey has taken a lot of jokes over the years, but they have improved the recipe from those early days. Follow the package directions on either and you’ll do fine!

Cranberry Stuffing Lentil Loaf

My vegan holiday meal plan includes this Lentil Loaf made with all the holiday flavors you would expect and yearn for, like stuffing and cranberries. It’s a perfect vegan main dish!

A vegan holiday lentil loaf has a twig of rosemary on the top and more cranberries in the background.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

I like for people to have options, that’s why I love sharing a couple of main dish options for my guests. This vegan shepherd’s pie combines a savory vegetable stew with mounds of mashed potatoes. I mean, we go overboard with the mashed potatoes…which is why it’s SO good! 🙂

A white casserole dish holds vegan shepherd's pie with sprigs of parsley.

Holiday Veggies and Side Dishes

No Vegan Holiday Meal Plan is complete without some tasty veggies and sides. You’ll find a variety of dishes here to complement your entire spread!

Vegan Seven Layer Salad

My mom made this salad every single Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I couldn’t wait for the day after the holiday dinner so I could have the leftovers (if there was any) all to myself! So, once we went vegan I just HAD to veganize it. And I think it’s better than the original! And guess what? My mom agrees!

A pyrex bowl holds vegan seven layer salad with extra dressing in a bowl beside it and a bowl of peas behind it.

Vegan Stuffing

Our holiday dinners require some delicious stuffing. I love my mom’s cooking, but her stuffing was really more like a loaf. It’s rich and dense, but also very flavorful. So, I took all that flavor and turned it into something a little easier to make…and vegan too!

A white casserole dish holds easy vegan stuffing with some white, crusty bread behind it.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

You’ll notice something different about our mashed potatoes. First, we include the skins, because that’s where most of the health benefits come from! Second, we add a little bit of garlic to the mix. Well, I guess there’s a third, because we don’t use dairy in our mashed potatoes. The results? Perfection!

A bowl of vegan garlic mashed potatoes sits beside red potatoes and vegan gravy behind it.

Vegan Cheesy Corn Casserole

Whenever I have mashed potatoes, I need to have corn. They just seem to go hand-in-hand. That’s one reason I love this vegan cheesy corn casserole, loaded with buttery corn and oozing with cheese!

A spoon holds a bite of easy vegan corn casserole over the serving dish with more corn behind it.

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe is golden and something we love to make for our holiday dinner feast. I love sweet potato casserole, but I oftentimes think people serve it way too sweet. So we reduced the amount of sugar and added some crunchy, caramelized nuts to the top as well.

A casserole holds sweet potato casserole and a spoon has dished out some of it.
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
This easy Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole uses caramelized pecans to create a crunchy topping over mashed, savory sweet potatoes.
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
A casserole holds sweet potato casserole and a spoon has dished out some of it.

Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Ranch Dressing

I made this salad recently and think it’s a perfect addition to any holiday dinner table. It’s such a dramatic, delicious dish and meets the needs of a variety of dinner guests, including gluten-free eaters, vegetarian eaters, and even the ever-more rare omnivore!

Pouring creamy vegan pumpkin ranch dressing over this vegan harvest salad.

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

These literally are the perfect dinner rolls to serve for your holiday dinner! But don’t stop there. These buttery, fluffy dinner rolls can be served any time of year!

Brushing vegan butter over a pan of vegan sweet potato dinner rolls.

If sweet potato is not your thing, these Easy Vegan Dinner Rolls are a go-to favorite!

Easy Vegan Dinner Rolls

Soft, tender, buttery, these easy vegan dinner rolls are a perfect and easy recipe to add something extra to your next family dinner.

Perfect Holiday Vegan Desserts

Here comes my favorite part…vegan desserts!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Look, we have to begin with the primo holiday dessert, the vegan pumpkin pie. One bite, and I’m sure you’ll agree that the flaky crust and flavorful filling are perfection.

A slice of vegan pumpkin pie with cream over the top.

Vegan Pecan Pie

I believe this is one of the best vegan pecan pie recipes out there. That must be why it’s one of our most popular posts, especially this time of year. From the crispy crust, to the tender sweet filling, this vegan pecan pie is the best!

Vegan pecan pie sits in a glass pie pan and one slice has been removed.

Vegan Chocolate Meringue Pie

I had to show off at least one of my meringue pie recipes. You have so many to choose from on this site, but chocolate is definitely one of our favorites!

Vegan chocolate meringue pie in a glass pie pan with a slice removed.

Vegan Carrot Cake

This vegan carrot cake is relatively easy to make and offers layers of sweet, nutty, cake, topped with a vegan cream cheese frosting. It’s perfection in every bite!

A slice of vegan carrot cake in front of the rest of the cake.

Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

If you want the flavors of the season combined with chocolate and coconut, you’ll love these Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars.

A stack of vegan pumpkin magic bars shows melty chocolate on the top.
Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars
You may call them 7 layer bars, we call these Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars ooey, gooey, and full of magical flavor! A vegan version of a classic recipe!
Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars Recipe
Take a bite out of these crazy delicious Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars. Vegan never tasted so good. Perfect for your holiday dessert table!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Get festive and creative with these tasty Christmas Tree Cupcakes! Everyone loves the colors and you’ll wow them with this amazing vegan recipe!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes for your holiday baking enjoyment and your festive party platters!
Vegan Christmas Tree Cupcakes
These Vegan Christmas Tree Cupcakes may look difficult, but they’re surprisingly easy to make with some accidentally vegan ingredients…and fun to eat!
Vegan Christmas Tree Cupcakes Recipe
Christmas Tree Cupcakes for your holiday baking enjoyment and your festive party platters!

Bonus Dessert tip: How to Make Vegan Whipped Coconut Cream. This is perfect to have handy to top your vegan pies!

Bonus Dinner Tip: I shared this guide on How to Make a Super Simple Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner!

There you have it! My Vegan Holiday Dinner Meal Plan, with lots of delicious recipes to share with everyone!

To make your big day even easier, here’s a shopping list that includes ingredients for the recipes above:

Shopping List

Here is a list of groceries you’ll need for the ingredients in this vegan holiday meal plan. Of course, you may not make each item on this list, but just in case you do, you’ll have everything handy!

Grocery List:

  • Vegan Yogurt, plain not flavored
  • Green Onions
  • Fresh Basil (optional)
  • Ripe Bananas
  • Vegan Butter (I use Earth Balance)
  • Plant-Based Milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • Walnuts
  • Baguette
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Vegan Bacon
  • Raw Cashews
  • Mild Miso Paste
  • Maple Syrup
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Orange
  • Agave Nectar
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Dairy-free cornbread stuffing mix
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Fresh Carrots
  • Tomato Paste
  • White Wine
  • No Beef Bouillon
  • Bay Leaves
  • Veggie Crumbles
  • Frozen Corn
  • Frozen Peas
  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Mrs. Dash Garlic Herb Seasoning
  • Mixed Greens
  • Vegan Cheddar Shreds
  • Vegan Mayo
  • Canned or Frozen Corn
  • Canned Cream Style Corn
  • Vegan Corn Muffin Mix
  • Vegan Sour Cream
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pecans
  • Canned Chickpeas (save the liquid from the can!)
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Soy Sauce (or tamari if gluten free)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Apple
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Gingersnap Cookies
  • Coconut oil
  • Silken Tofu (firm or extra firm)
  • Hazelnut Dairy-free Creamer
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Carrots
  • Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Dairy-free Chocolate Chips

There are other ingredients you’ll need which are part of your every-day pantry.

Pantry Staples:

  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Dill
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Ground Sage
  • Dried Thyme Leaves
  • Dried Ginger
  • Dried Cinnamon
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Brown Sugar
  • Refined Sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ground Flax Seeds
  • Cornstarch
  • All-purpose, unbleached Flour
  • Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Rum

That’s the end of my shopping list for your vegan holiday meal plan. I’m going to love my time in the kitchen over the next several days. I hope you will too! ❤️

Health + Happiness,

Marly Signature

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