Whether you’re a long-term vegan or are looking for ways to add more plant-based meals to your rotation, these easy vegan turkey recipes will help you do just that. While not a staple for most, vegan turkey substitutes are easy to make at home and can be used in many recipes where you want to replace meat. Here are some of our favorite vegan turkey recipes.
Homemade Vegan Turkey-Style Burgers by Plantfully Based
When you’re looking to make your own vegan turkey burgers, you don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of ingredients that you may or may not use again. With these simple ingredients, you can make your own protein-packed vegan turkey-style burgers in minutes!
These veggie burgers are made with textured vegetable protein, sauteed vegetables (onion and bell peppers), and a chickpea flower binder—and they taste great! Grill these flavorful vegan burgers before sliding them onto a bun.
Vegan ‘Turkey’ Wellington With Walnut Gravy by Exceedingly Vega
This vegan turkey Wellington with walnut gravy recipe uses both jackfruit and tofu to create an easy, satisfying alternative to the traditional poultry dish. The jackfruit mimics the texture of turkey in this dish, while the tofu gives it a rich flavor that’s similar to meat.
The faux turkey is packed full of protein, so you can feel good about eating your fill. Wrap all that deliciousness in puff pastry so it has a satisfying flaky texture. Then pour on the delicious and easy-to-make walnut gravy that surprisingly, does not taste like walnuts.
There’s nothing like a good panini, especially when it’s made with Italian-inspired ingredients. This vegan version is packed with basil pesto and grilled vegetables like onions, zucchini, and red pepper. The melty vegan mozzarella cheese makes it that much more delicious. You’ll be able to make this sandwich in just 15 minutes!
Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast and Vegan Mushroom Gravy by Vegan American Princess
Field Roast makes vegetarian grain meat stuffed with Field Roast sausages, ginger, cranberries, and apples, wrapped in puff pastry. For those who prefer a more traditional holiday dinner, Field Roast also offers a recipe for vegan gravy that’s available at the grocery store. If you’re feeling adventurous, though, we’ve got an even better idea: make your gravy! Making homemade gravy is easy and will use up some of those delicious leftovers from last night’s feast.
To make this vegan mushroom gravy, start by chopping onions and wild mushrooms. Then add them to a pot along with vegan bouillon cubes, tamari sauce, and some merlot.
Vegan Turkey Leg by Avocados and Ales
We know the Renaissance Faire is an eventful time, with a whirlwind of color, music, and delicious food. If you’re going to be there this year, don’t miss out on the vegan turkey leg! Sure, it might not be meat—but the authentic flavor of real turkey is in every bite. The crisp exterior gives way to a chewy interior. This vegan version is just as juicy as any other turkey leg you have had before – and what better way to celebrate the day than by eating something off of a stick?
To make a DIY yuba wrap for “skin,” mix soy milk and coconut oil in a pan until it creates a film. Several layers will give you a realistic outer texture and crunch for your turkey leg.
Beer-Basted Tofurky Roast by PETA
If you want an easy way to make a Sunday dinner extra special – this is it. This roast is perfect for the holidays and has everything you could want: potatoes, carrots, onion, brown sugar, cayenne—and vegan beer.
All you need to do is put your tofurky roast in a deep dish with the veggies and brown sugar. Cover it with a can of vegan beer (or just enough to cover the base of your pan) and pop it in the oven. You’ll have a delicious meal ready in no time!
Slow Cooker Tofurky With Maple Herb Vegan Gravy by Healthy Slow Cooking
The great thing about cooking tofurky in your slow cooker is that you can make it ahead of time and just keep it warm until you’re ready to eat it. It’s perfect for potlucks, family gatherings, and holiday meals.
Tofurky has high protein and fiber content, which makes it great for any vegetarian or vegan diet. And since it only takes 7-9 hours in the slow cooker, you can make your stuffing mix at home instead of using one that comes packaged with your turkey.
Turkey & Cheese Enchiladas by Natures Emporium
These Turkey & Cheese Enchiladas are a great way to spice up your meal routine. They’ve got the classic Mexican flavors your taste buds are craving, but with a vegan twist to keep things interesting.
Hickory Smoked Tofurky Slices and vegan cheddar and mozzarella shreds pack these enchiladas with protein, fiber, and vitamins. Plus, a special sauce makes the dish even more delicious than ever before! Top each enchilada with cilantro and Tofutti sour cream for a meal that will leave your mouth watering.
Easy Vegan Turkey-less Roast by Vegan Recipe Club
Did you know that Vital gluten flour has 75g of protein per 100g? That’s more than chicken! If you’re looking for a tasty, healthy roast that only takes 90 minutes to prepare, this recipe is perfect. Use firm tofu and chickpeas to create seitan. Then wrap it in spongy bean curd yuba skin.
This easy vegan turkey-less roast is so good that everyone will ask for seconds—and thirds! The best part is that it’s made with all-natural ingredients, so there’s nothing artificial about it. Serve this dish with roast potatoes and your friends will be begging for more!
Savory, Delicious Turkey-less Vegan Pot Pie by Unchained TV
This pot pie uses Gardein plant-based meat, which has a texture and flavor similar to turkey. The frozen pie crust gives it a nice flaky top.
The filling includes potatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, and corn—and you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. If you don’t have any of those ingredients in your pantry, just substitute whatever veggies you do have!
Vegan Turkey Recipe (Whole Vegan Turkey Roast) by The Edgy Veg
This recipe is a fun way to bring the spirit of the holiday season into your home. The body of your roast will be made of seitan (vital wheat gluten), tofu, jackfruit, seasoning, and rice paper. Fill your roast with vegan stuffing and place it in your pressure cooker for 45 minutes.
To keep things simple and consistent, find some wooden skewers found at your local grocery store and use those as “bones” to connect all of your pieces. You can also use them in place of toothpicks when it comes time for roasting!
Vegan Turkey (Tofu and Vital Wheat Gluten) by Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen
For this vegan turkey, you will use vital wheat gluten. Vital wheat gluten is a protein found in wheat flour. It’s often used as a substitute for meat in vegetarian recipes, and it can also be used to make seitan, a protein-rich food made from gluten.
To make vegan turkey, start by gathering a few ingredients like tofu, vegetable broth, Lipton onion soup mix, and vital wheat gluten.
Blend them in a food processor until they’re nice and smooth. Top your turkey loaf with seasoning, like Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Tofu Turkey (Stuffed ‘Turkey’) by All Recipes
We all know that tofu is a versatile alternative to meat. But what if the tofu was shaped like a turkey? This tofu turkey is a fun, creative way to bring veganism to your table. The tofu is broiled and pressed into the shape of a bowl or cullender, and then savory stuffing is added to it. Once the hollowed-out tofu is lined with miso seasoning, the stuffing is packed inside. Finally, it’s brushed with oil-tamari to give it that juicy taste.
Vegan Turkey Roast (Shreddable Seitan With Skin) by My Quiet Kitchen
The secret to this vegan turkey roast is the herb-rubbed skin. It’s made with seitan, which shreds just like meat, so you can use it in sandwiches and sautees. The smooth outer seitan “skin” is made with additional vital wheat gluten and is perfect for roasting!
This recipe includes a spice rub to give the roast a rich, savory flavor perfect for stuffing into sandwiches or making gravy. The tofu, wheat gluten, and seasonings form a dough that can be made in your food processor and then kneaded by hand to get the right consistency.
Best Soy Free Vegan Turkey (White Beans) by Bohemian Vegan Kitchen
Imagine the flavor of tofurky but with a texture that’s moist and easily sliceable. That’s what you get when you make this version of vegan turkey! This dish is cheaper, too—you’ll have more portions if you make it yourself, and it tastes amazing with creamy vegan cranberry sauce and vegan southern gravy.
To start, use a food processor or blender to make the base from white beans. You can use Great Northern beans, cannellini beans, or garbanzo beans—whatever you have on hand will work fine!
Gluten-Free Vegan Turkey (Pea Protein) by One Green Planet
With this recipe, you can make a vegan turkey that is gluten-free, so no one will have to miss out on the taste and texture of their favorite holiday meal.
Start with a vegan poultry seasoning mix. Then add rolled oats, pea protein, soy flour, and amaranth flour. Flax seed adds a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Once your cutlets or log roast are formed, steam your dish for 20 minutes.
Faux Turkey Cutlets (Vital Wheat Gluten and Soy Flour) by Just A Pinch
This recipe is the perfect way to get a delicious, cruelty-free turkey dinner on the table in just a few hours. The cutlets are made from vital wheat gluten, soy flour, and vegan Worcestershire sauce. If you want to make this dish for a later date, these vegan cutlets can be prepared up to three days in advance!
Once you’ve mixed up your ingredients and shaped your cutlets, they just need to be baked. Serve them with mashed cauliflower and sage gravy—they’ll be so juicy and flavorful that no one will believe they don’t contain any meat!
Vegan Gobbler Slices (Navy Beans) by Go Dairy Free
This recipe is one of our favorites because it’s so versatile: you can cut the slices thicker, like a traditional turkey slice, or thinner, like sandwich meat. Either way, they’re delicious and filling!
The base of the recipe is navy beans mashed with vital wheat gluten and nutritional yeast to give it that salty taste that you’d expect from seasoned turkey. It’s super simple to make and comes together quickly. What could be better than a healthy alternative to your traditional holiday meal?
Turkey(less) Roast (Pea Protein Isolate and Tapioca) by A Veg Taste From A to Z
The secret ingredient is pea protein isolate, which is made from peas that have been processed into a powder form. This powder is one of the primary ingredients in our Turkey(less) Roast.
The other key ingredient is tapioca flour, which gives it the meaty texture we all know and love while also making it gluten and soy free! This roast is perfect with red wine, onion, and shiitake gravy. You can also use leftovers for stir fry!
Faux-Turkey and ‘Cheese’ Roll-Up by PETA
Want to make a roll-up that’s so easy you can do it while you’re watching Netflix? We’ve got you. This faux turkey and cheese roll-up is made with vegan mayonnaise, peppered Tofurky Deli Slices, or other Tofurky Deli Slices of your choice. Add your favorite vegan cheese and a handful of spinach. It all comes together in less than 5 minutes!
Hot Open-Faced Vegan Turkey & Gravy Sandwiches by Connoisseurs Veg
The key to these sandwiches is seitan. Seitan is made of wheat gluten, so it’s a great alternative to meat—and it has a similar texture and mouthfeel when cooked. It’s also high in protein and low in calories, so it’s an excellent option if you’re trying to get healthy this season.
If you want to make your own seitan roast (or even chicken-style seitan), cook your seitan in large chunks and slice with a knife once cooked through. This will give you plenty of slices for stuffing into sandwiches later. Or if you’d rather not do all the work yourself, just buy some pre-made seitan and slice it thin with a mandolin slicer.
Jackfruit ‘Turkey’ Sandwich by BOSH!
This jackfruit “turkey” sandwich recipe is the perfect way to bring some Thanksgiving flavors into your life without the hassle of making a whole bird.
We recommend using canned jackfruit in water for this turkey dupe, which you can find at most grocery stores. Add plant-based red onion and sage sausages, topped with crispy onions, and serve with salt and vinegar chips!
Ultimate Air Fryer Sandwich With Thanksgiving Leftovers by World Of Vegan
Vegan deli turkey meets mashed potatoes, and vegan gravy on air-fried bread on this ultimate vegan air fryer sandwich! This recipe is a delicious way to make open-faced sandwiches or add a salad to your meal. The bread soaks up the gravy and turkey making it even more flavorful.
Layer your vegan deli turkey over the mashed potatoes, then add peas and carrots to the top. Once assembled, drop it into your air fryer for comfort food in moments!
Vegan Turkey Reuben Sandwich by Camila
This peppered tofu turkey is the perfect replacement for the traditional turkey sandwich. The smoked gouda “cheese” takes this sandwich to a whole new level of deliciousness. The rye bread provides a natural sweetness that pairs perfectly with the smoky flavor of the gouda, and the portobello mushrooms offset the richness of the cheese. Sauerkraut adds a crunchy texture to balance the richness of the cheese in this mouthwatering sandwich.
Vegan Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry and Stuffing by Yum Vegan Lunch Ideas
When you’re craving a savory, delicious sandwich, you shouldn’t have to compromise your dietary needs. Instead try this vegan turkey sandwich with cranberry and stuffing.
Sandwiches are perfect for lunch on the go or dinner when you’re in a hurry. This savory sandwich is packed with protein and flavor. The stuffing is made with a vegan meat substitute, sage and onion stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, and activated chia seeds to hold everything together in a delicious way.
The Ultimate Vegan Club Sandwich by Supper in the Suburbs
The ultimate vegan club is here, and it’s everything you need in a sandwich—and more! This sandwich has all the components of your classic club sandwich: juicy tomatoes, crunchy salad leaves, creamy cheese, and rich turkey.
But instead of using animal products, they’ve substituted them with vegan versions that are just as delicious. The result? A sandwich to satisfy even the pickiest eaters and make them want to come back for more!
Loaded Holiday Panini by Vegan Yack Attack
This Loaded Holiday Panini is perfect for any family gathering and it’s seasoned with all the flavors of Fall. Roasted sweet potatoes are cooked in coconut oil; Brussels sprouts are seared with coconut bacon, and garlicky herb butter tops garlic bread.
The star of this show are the Gardein Turk’y cutlets. These vegan turkey-style patties are seasoned with sage and rosemary, which gives them a savory flavor that will make everyone ask for more.
You can make this sandwich year-round—just swap out the sweet potatoes for roasted butternut squash or acorn squash, or use asparagus instead of Brussels sprouts. Not into Thanksgiving flavors? Just switch the turkey for chickpeas or black beans!
This recipe is a little bit of a twist on traditional stuffed apples—it uses butternut squash and cauliflower rice, which makes it lighter and more flavorful than traditional stuffing. The pecans and currants in the stuffing also add a nice crunchy texture. The vegan turkey cutlets are perfect for a holiday meal, but they travel well for potlucks too!
Christmas Leftover Pockets by Two Market Girls
Make good use of Christmas leftovers! Start with Pillsbury Grands Crescent rolls and stuff them full of vegan turkey cutlets, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. While your perfect pockets bake, warm up your gravy and use it as a dip.
Turk’y Cutlets With Fall Festival Couscous by The Fit Fork
This fall-inspired dish is a delicious way to get your protein fix healthily. The Gardein Turk’y Cutlets are made with 100% plant-based ingredients, packing 22 grams of protein per serving. The Israeli couscous with dried cranberries, pistachios, and sweet potatoes is also a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals!
Maple Mustard Marinated ‘Turkey’ Tempeh by Party In My Plants
If you’re looking for a delicious alternative to turkey this Thanksgiving, look no further. Tempeh is a meaty, chewy soybean cake that is easy to cook and makes great stand-in for turkey in any recipe.
First, cut the tempeh into cubes and marinate them in olive oil, garlic powder, mustard, maple syrup, lime juice, and tamari. You can use as much or as little of each ingredient as you want—the key is to make sure your marinade is well-lubricated with oil so that it will stick to the tempeh. Let the tempeh sit in the mixture for about 10 minutes to marinate before baking.
Easy Vegan Turkey Recipes, Final Thoughts
These easy vegan turkey recipes are just some ways you can create tasty renditions of your favorite meatless meals effortlessly. With so many ways to use meat-alternative products in your home cooking you can enjoy these dishes any time of year and for any occasion. Whether you make a hearty dinner or serve up a snack platter with your favorite appetizers, these recipes provide lots of versatility and help expand your vegan dining options.