26 Last Minute Vegan & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes (Mostly Nut-Free Too!)

Any last minute planners out there?  If so, I’ve got you completely covered with these quick and easy last-minute Thanksgiving recipes that are tried and true crowd pleasers.  Most importantly, these recipes are quick to pull together with simple ingredients.  This list includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, a cocktail and a mocktail!

  

  

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Even though we are just hours away from the big meal, you can still pull off an impressive and memorable last minute dish or meal.  So let’s get right into it because we don’t have time to waste! Let’s feast!

All of these Thanksgiving recipes are gluten-free and vegan (egg-free, dairy-free and animal-free).  I indicated which are nut-free next to the recipe title on each.  These types of recipes are great for serving to large crowds with varying dietary restrictions.

Appetizers

Super Seed Crackers (nut-free)
Garlic Pumpkin Hummus (nut-free)
Simplified Israeli-Style Hummus (nut-free)
Sweet & Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (oil free) (nut-free)
Dijon Chickpea Fritters (nut-free)

Soups

Instant Pot Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
Instant Pot Vegan Butternut Squash Soup (+ Stove Top & Slow Cooker Instructions)
Easy Blender Pumpkin Soup (nut-free)

Salads

Thanksgiving Kale Salad with Maple-Lemon Tahini Dressing
Pecan Encrusted Delicata Squash and Quinoa Kale Salad with Creamy Maple-Garlic Tahini Dressing
Raw Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sides

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (nut-free)
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash (nut-free)
Instant Pot Whipped Sweet Potatoes (savory and sweet) (nut-free)
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole with Crumble Topping (nut-free)
Roasted Root Vegetables with Fresh Herbs (nut-free)
Garlic & Chive Roasted Vegetables (nut-free)
Pumpkin Risotto (nut-free)

Entrees (or Side)

Pecan-Cranberry Quinoa with Garlic-Maple Dressing
Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry Pecan Quinoa

Dessert

No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies (nut-free)
Soft-Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (nut-free)
Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Gingerbread Spiced Poached Pears (nut-free)

Drinks

Grapefruit Vodka Tonics (nut-free)


NEW! Pomegranate Spritzer Mocktail (or Cocktail) (nut-free) – No blog post for this, simply divide a can of sparkling water into two glasses.  Add 3 tablespoons of 100% pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds.  I like to also add 1 teaspoon agave (stir well to combine).  Serve with ice.  I sometimes add freshly peeled ginger to the drink as well which is yummy.  You can also add a sprig of rosemary to garnish it.  Add vodka to make it a cocktail.  See picture below.

I hope you find these recipes helpful or at the very least inspirational in these final hours.  Wishing everyone a fabulous Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

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