One of the most difficult parts of being vegan during the holidays is deciding what to serve as your main dish instead of turkey. I know how hard it can be to decide so I’ve rounded up TWELVE of my favorite Vegan Thanksgiving Main Dishes for you! I know you’ll find something here that’s sure to impress (while also being delicious).

collage image. image on top: jackfruit pot roast surrounded by veggies and fresh herbs. Middle text reads: 12 vegan thanksgiving main dishes. bottom image: vegan wellington surrounded by herbs, cranberries and orange slices

I’ve already had so many of you asking what you can serve as your Thanksgiving main dish instead of turkey. I obviously have so many ideas for you and figured that I would put together an easily referenced list!

TA DA! It’s here!

There are SO so many amazing vegetarian thanksgiving main dishes here that I think are all WAY better than turkey :D

To get to any of these recipes, simply click on the title OR the image. Let me know which of these you can’t wait to make AND if you do make any of them, please be sure to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling!

  1. Vegan Wellington
    vegetarian wellington on a large plater surrounded by rosemary, fresh cranberries, and orange slices.

  2. Jackfruit Pot Roast

    casserole dish filled with jackfruit "pot roast" in the middle and roast veggies and herbs around the edges

  3. Chickpea Vegan Pot Pie
    slice of chickpea pot pie filled with chickpeas and veggies with the full pie in the background

  4. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

    veggie shepherd's pie topped with mashed potatoes. a scoop full being pulled out of the purple skillet

  5. Vegan Lentil Meatloaf

    plate with slices of vegan meatloaf on it sprinkled with fresh herbs

  6. Holiday Wreath Taco Ring

    wreath of crescent rolls filled with taco fillings including veggies and beans. bowl of guacamole in the middle with fresh cilantro around the base of the bowl

  7. Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

    acorn squash cut in half and stuffed with quinoa nad black beans. topped with avocado and herbs

  8. Vegan Tater Tot Casserole

    white skillet filled with tater tot casserole with the tater tots on the top in a circular pattern

  9. Loaded Vegan Chili
    bowl of vegan chili topped with avocado on a wood table with a napkin

  10. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

    bowl filled with sweet potato gnocchi and fresh sage

  11. Vegan Stuffed Peppers

  12. Easy Vegan Meatballs
    white skillet filled with vegan meatballs and sprinkled with vegan parmesan and fresh parsley