If you're looking for some delicious vegan side dishes for Thanksgiving, you're in luck! From classic green bean casseroles to vegan butter spread, there are so many ways to put tasty vegan dishes on your holiday table.
A lot of the classic Thanksgiving side dishes we are used to will have ingredients like heavy cream or cheeses, but that doesn't mean you can't do it with a vegan twist! You can use vegan alternatives and still bring lots of flavors!
In fact, I find that many of these rich dishes taste even better with extra flavor and a healthy recipe when you choose to make vegan versions of them.
Remember to add some Thanksgiving-flavored punch and a colorful autumn fruit salad to your meal.
And now, join me as we take a look at some vegan side dishes for Thanksgiving.
Vegan Side Dishes For Thanksgiving
Who says you need meat to enjoy your holiday dinner? These vegan Thanksgiving sides include everything you need to create a plant-based holiday feast your family will love.
You won't miss your usual gravy: this vegan version is uniquely delicious! You'll be pleasantly surprised with this combination of roasted spaghetti squash, peas, and gingerly buttercup soup. YUM!
Cute little tostadas with beans, guacamole, salsa, and vegan cheese (optional) that each person can construct right at the table. How fun, and not to mention delicious!
This Roasted Corn Chowder (Vegan and Gluten-Free) is a hearty, super tasty soup for a dreary, rainy day! Also perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving treat 😉
Spiced Apples & Sweet Potatoes are a sweet addition to any meal. A simple recipe that takes less than 30 minutes, and a trick that you need to know to prepare this delicious side dish.
Crispy Saut� Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary
These perfectly Crispy Sauté Potatoes with Garlic are the perfect accompaniment to steak, fish, meatballs, or any creamy dishes. It takes less than half an hour to make and is full of flavor thanks to garlic
and rosemary. You can serve them as a side dish or have them as a snack. The leftovers are perfect for making an egg casserole for breakfast.
Mediterranean mashed potatoes (vegan, whole30)
These vegan mashed potatoes are perfectly rich and easy to make. This recipe makes the best side dish with a Mediterranean twist for Thanksgiving.
Yaprak Sarma - Dolma (Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves)
Yaprak Sarma (or Dolma) is an authentic Turkish dish made from Grape Leaves Stuffed with aromatic rice, fresh Mediterranean herbs, and spices. It is the most popular dish in Turkey that is prepared especially for special occasions or guests. Same as my Biber Dolmasi |Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers, you can serve these delicious bite-sized appetizers as a part of a mezze platter or warm as a main meal.
The BEST Saksuka (Turkish Vegetable Meze)
Saksuka (Turkish Vegetable Meze) is a very much loved vegetarian/vegan dish made of shallow-fried vegetables and a simple tomato sauce. It is such a great versatile dish that can be served as a part of a mezze spread, as a side dish, or as an appetizer.
Whole Roasted Baby Potatoes
These Whole Roasted Baby Potatoes with Polenta will become one of your favourite side dishes. They are quickly and easily made and go with almost every main dish. It takes just a few minutes to prepare them and get them in the oven, leaving you free to get on with the rest of your meal.
Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
This vegan slow cooker sweet potato casserole is a classic for Thanksgiving, baked with simple, delicious, and plant-based ingredients right in your slow cooker! Instead of marshmallows, the flavorful sweet potato
foundation is complete with a beautiful pecan-oat topping. Enjoy!
Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These vegan mashed sweet potatoes are a delicious way to spice up your Thanksgiving side dishes! They are the perfect combination of sweet and savory and are sure to please a crowd of any size.
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
A twist on a classic Thanksgiving recipe; a delicious spiced and citrusy cranberry sauce, super easy to make and great to pair your holiday’s main dishes.
Roasted Sweet And Spicy Brussels Sprouts
Sweet & Spicy Brussels Sprouts Are Oven Roasted With A Sweet And Spicy Kick. These Oven Roasted Or Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts Are The Perfect Side Dish For Dinner Or The Holidays
Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme
Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme is one of my favorite side dishes to serve at a dinner party or a cozy dinner at home. Not only is this dish flavorful and delicious, but it makes for a beautiful presentation as well.
Four Bean Salad
This quick and easy four-bean salad is simple and delicious. With a tangy vinaigrette, it's perfect for a bbq, bring a potluck, or a picnic. And why not, for Thanksgiving dinner?
Vegan Corn Casserole (Gluten-Free)
This super easy Vegan Corn Casserole is just 5 ingredients and a homemade gluten-free copycat of the classic Jiffy recipe! Just stir the ingredients together and bake in the oven for a simple comforting side
dish everyone in the family will love! This dairy-free old-fashioned Southern casserole is like a moist and eggless cornbread soufflé! Perfect for the holidays and feeding a crowd!
Turkish Artichoke Bottoms Recipe With Veggies
These stuffed artichoke bottoms are not only vegan but packed with nutrients and most importantly, flavor! What's even better is that they are extremely easy and quick to make!
The Best Vegan Sweet Potatoes
The most amazing sweet potatoes! Buttery, sticky and caramelized, and just perfect for pairing with your holiday meals!
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes (Dairy-Free & Gluten Free)
We veganized the classic scalloped potatoes recipe and trust us when we say you won’t miss the dairy. This recipe is easy to make; so creamy and cheesy.
Healthy Asian Brussel Sprouts Without Oil (Big on Flavor!)
These sticky and sweet healthy Asian Brussels sprouts without oil are made with chili, garlic, ginger, and maple syrup sauce on the stovetop. They are huge on flavor and can be enjoyed on their own or make a delicious side.
Mashed sweet potatoes (AIP, paleo, whole30)
These mashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk are very easy to make and very simple. They make a delicious Thanksgiving side dish.
The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing
Thanksgiving is never complete without some of The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing! Impress your guests with this essential side dish recipe that's safe for all food allergies, loved by all, and may just become the new star of the show!
Vegan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic
Crispy, crunchy, roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic are the perfect anytime side dish. Just 3 ingredients, and ready in 35 minutes!
Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Soft and fluffy pumpkin dinner rolls which are vegan, eggless and so easy to make! You'll need only 6 key ingredients for this simple recipe.
Roasted mini potatoes
These roasted mini potatoes are quick and easy to throw together. The perfect side for when you need some roasted carby goodness.
Creamy Vegan Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard [no mayo!]
Try the best easy, homemade Vegan Potato Salad! Without mayo, eggs, or any dairy products it's made creamy the traditional French way with a Dijon mustard dressing - which makes it naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
Air Fryer Eggplant (Begun Bhaja)
Air fryer eggplant is an easy and delicious side dish made with just 4 ingredients. They are ready in less than 15 minutes and pair very well with your meals.
Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots
Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots are an easy and flavorful way to serve up your carrots! These make an excellent side dish for your dinner and are impressive enough to serve for special dinner occasions!
Easy Roasted Air Fryer Carrots Recipe
This easy roasted air fryer carrots recipe is the perfect healthy and delicious side dish for busy evenings. Here’s how to make it for your family!
Homemade Guacamole Recipe
Homemade guacamole is a super-dip made from avocado that's naturally vegan, gluten-free, and healthy. You only need 10 minutes to prep this tasty dip that does double duty as a sauce.
Air Fryer Butternut Squash (only 3 ingredients!) - Texanerin Baking
Air Fryer Butternut Squash is a super way to get an amazing, healthy side dish with minimal effort. With just 4 ingredients, cooking this butternut squash in the air fryer makes a simple dish that is seasonal, colorful, and flavorful.
Fennel and Orange Salad
Fennel Orange Salad is an exciting mix of sweet and spicy flavors. It's a simple, fresh winter salad perfect for any meal.
Air Fryer Eggplant with garlic and parsley
A delicious vegan eggplant recipe made quickly in the air fryer. Cut into small quarters and flavored with garlic and paprika, this is one the whole family will love.
Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing
This Vegan Sourdough Bread Stuffing tastes just like a classic stuffing recipe, but with a subtle zing in every bite.
The Best Easy Spanish Rice (Mexican Rice)
This recipe makes tender, fluffy, and foolproof Spanish rice every time. With a flavorful blend of garlic, tomato, onion, and broth – this one-pan Spanish rice tastes exactly like the one you get at your favorite restaurant.
The Best Fried Cabbage Recipe is a simple six-ingredient recipe that brings cabbage, and onions together cooked in butter and bacon drippings. This low carb easy side dish is so full of flavor, low in calories, and loaded with fiber.
Easy Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic and Soy Sauce
These oven-roasted mushrooms with garlic & soy sauce make the perfect side dish for any meal! Vegan, low carb, keto-friendly & ready in 20 minutes!
Rosemary Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are the perfect easy side dish! This paleo, Whole30, gluten-free & vegan veggie recipe is easy to make & loaded with flavor!
Gluten-free Tabouli Salad | Easy keto Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh salad (also spelled tabouli or tabbouli), which is popular throughout the Middle East, has its origins in Lebanese cuisine. It's naturally vegan, easy to make, & full of deliciously fresh flavors and textures!
Vegan Stuffing Recipe with Cranberries
Try our vegan stuffing recipe, with crunchy bread, juicy cranberries, and wholesome herbs. It’s the perfect plant-based side for your Holiday meal!
Roasted Beet and Orange Salad
This vegan roasted beet and orange salad features roasted beets and fresh oranges on a bed of mixed greens. The dish will look beautiful on your Thanksgiving dinner table
Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic + Rosemary
An easy recipe for making Hasselback potatoes. Halfway between a crispy roast and creamy baked potato, this recipe makes a tasty side dish or main meal.
Vegan Gravy with Mushrooms
This vegan gravy is made of mushrooms, vegetable broth, garlic, and onions. It's thickened with flour and goes great with biscuits or roasted veggies!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Let’s share some homemade cranberry sauce! Our recipe “levels up” classic cranberry sauce with persimmon, orange, spices, and more! Happy Holidays!
Recipe For Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed sweet potatoes are simple and delicious. They’re easy to make in one pot which is perfect for easy clean up.
10-Minute Broccoletti In a Pan
Boost your veggies intake this Thanksgiving with this 10-minute broccoletti fit for a huge celebration! Topped off with rich sesame, goes with almost any dish, and is tried & tested to perfection.
Polenta Cauliflower Vegan Stuffing with Pine Nuts -
This stuffing is vegan and uses polenta instead of bread. A great twist on the usual stuffing.
Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash
This Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash is delicious, easy to make, and makes a great healthy family meal! These stuffed squash are aromatic and filled with cooked kale, quinoa, cranberries, and chickpeas. This butternut squash recipe is packed with nutrients and flavor and it is a must-try meal idea!
Air Frying Carrots With Thyme- GF/DF, Vegan, Top 8 Free
Air-fried carrots are a fantastic vegan side dish for any large gathering. Quick and easily made and suitable for many different diets including gluten-free and top 8 allergen-free.
As you can see, there are so many amazing ways to put delicious vegan foods on your holiday table. Try some of these recipes, top them off with some fresh sage, and you're good to go!
I love vegan recipes and I love making vegan versions of the classic foods I grew up with on Thanksgiving and other holidays. In fact, these vegan Thanksgiving sides are so tasty, that even meat-eaters will enjoy them! You don't need to sacrifice flavor or the foods you love just because you want to eat vegan.
Your holiday guests can enjoy these side dishes and you'll be happy about the vegan side dishes you've made with just a few simple ingredients. If you want to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal without lapsing from your vegan diet, these recipes were made for you.
Need more ideas? Check out this book: Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner & Pies
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