Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes from Ellen's Chef Roberto Martin

Chef Roberto Martin and Ellen DeGeneres
Chef Roberto Martin and Ellen DeGeneres
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I wanted to share another great video to help with your Thanksgiving meal planning. In this video from the Ellen Show, Ellen DeGeneres's Chef Roberto Martin shows how to create your own vegan turkey-less roast and some ideas for side dishes. I have put links to some Thanksgiving recipes from Ellen's website below the video. I found her website to be a little difficult to navigate if you are specifically trying to find Thanksgiving recipes so here you'll have them all in one place.


Quinoa and Cranberry Salad (This is a great recipe to bring to Thanksgiving when you are the only vegetarian and you want a healthful, protein-rich food that you can eat and share with the omnivores at your gathering)

Grilled Apple and Pear Salad

Mixed Greens with Grilled Persimmons, Pomegranate Reduction and Toasted Hazelnuts

Main Dishes:

Turkey-less Roast

Quick Mushroom Gravy (not a main dish, but it goes with the roast)

Vegan Pot Pie (This recipe uses a vegan chicken substitute. If this bothers you, just replace the vegan chicken with extra vegetables and you have a main dish that doesn't try to mock a meat dish in any way)



Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Yams

Roasted Carrots and Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Butternut Squash and Yams with Caramelized Leeks

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Sicilian Collard Greens with Pine Nuts and Raisins


Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

Mixed Berry Cheesecake

Oven Roasted Banana Rum Cheesecake with Spiced Pecan Crust and Maple Rum Sauce


  1. Salads sound superb especially with the grilled persimmons! I want some vegan hot pie, I shall take a look at the recipe! I love all of these sides! Mmmm, banana rum cheesecake?! Please!?

    1. It all just sounds so delicious! I wish I had time to make it all! I started really craving pot pie after reading your comment!

  2. Delicious! Thanks for sharing the links for yummy vegan recipes.