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Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes! Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes. Especially for us non-meat eaters, who gleefully load up our plates high with heaping piles of wild-rice stuffing, mashed potatoes, kale salad, green beans, sweet potatoes and so much more. ‘Tis the season of the veggie and whole foods!
These vegan thanksgiving side dishes are packed full of amazing Fall vegetables like squash, butternut, carrots, and sweet potato. Whether you’re looking for a simple side salad recipe or a substantial side dish to fill those plates, this round-up of 50 vegan Thanksgiving side dishes has you covered.
The whole family will enjoy these vegan Thanksgiving sides. Pair them with any main course, like my Thanksgiving meatballs or Roasted Thanksgiving Bowl, or your favorite holiday classics.
Thanksgiving side dishes are perfect to make ahead of time whenever you are trying to spend less time in the kitchen. Not only can you make these recipes ahead of time, but most of these side dishes are freezer-friendly, too!
This list is perfect for both vegetarians and vegans who are looking for some new and exciting Thanksgiving side dishes to try at home. Flavorful, comforting, seasonal, and nutrient-dense!
These delicious oven-roasted herb potatoes are tender and full of flavor! Easy to make and perfect as a simple side dish.
This vegan stuffing recipe is made with tempeh sausage, sourdough bread, veggies, and delicious spices and herbs! Perfectly moist and crispy at the same time, this stuffing is a must this year.
Tender potatoes are perfectly seasoned and tossed with fresh arugula and protein-rich white beans. The dressing is tangy and light!
This recipe for pumpkin cornbread muffins is moist, sweet, and so soft! Perfect with dairy-free butter, gravy, mashed potatoes, and soup!
Serve a bowl of warm and creamy mashed potatoes that are filled with texture and flavor. Made in the Instant Pot with the skins on, these fluffy and delicious mashed potatoes are the ultimate side dish and taste yummy with gravy.
Creamy and cheesy dairy-free sweet potato mac and cheese is the perfect side dish! Comforting and a true classic, this vegan macaroni and cheese recipe has plenty of creaminess!
This flavorful and colorful salad is made with butternut squash, garlic, pomegranate seeds, lemon, pistachios, and more which makes this one of the best salads out there. Fluffy farro is full of nutrients and a pantry staple that is perfect in soups and salads!
This easy side dish is made with roasted garlic, red pepper flakes, swiss chard, walnuts, spelt, and more for a textural and bold recipe!
Prepare these easy garlic slow cooker potatoes in the slow cooker to make dinner easy! This is the addition to your list of vegan Thanksgiving side dishes this year! Perfectly seasoned and so easy to bite into.
Crispy and soft, these easy smashed potatoes are made in the oven and drizzled with a creamy homemade chimichurri. Bold, fresh, and delicious!
This fresh green bean casserole is crunchy and savory and completely made from scratch! Easy to make in one dish and definitely a crowd-pleaser!
Roasted broccoli is the ultimate side dish recipe! Serve perfectly cooked broccoli with a homemade curry dipping sauce for extra flavor.
Soft and sweet cranberry corn muffins are easy to make and delicious with other Thanksgiving foods. Serve these muffins warm with dairy-free butter and dip them in soups and gravy.
Baked with a golden crunchy topping, this easy vegan baked macaroni and cheese recipe is a holiday staple! Creamy, cheesy, savory, and full of comfort!
Cook this asparagus four different ways: roasted, steamed, blanched, and sautéed. Asparagus is crunchy and flavorful and accents so many different types of dishes!
Use dairy-free butter and milk for these sweet potatoes to make sure they are vegan! Sweet with a crunchy topping, these fluffy sweet potatoes taste just like candy and are so yummy!
Fruity, nutty, and savory, this rice pilaf recipe tastes good with so many different types of recipes and is easy to make, too! Made with prunes, almonds, onions, and different spices, this fragrant rice is a must!
Crispy and savory, these potato stacks are made with fresh herbs, salt, pepper, and topped with grated vegan parmesan cheese! Enjoy this simple side dish with different types of foods and holidays.
Dairy-free and perfectly creamy, this vegan creamed spinach recipe is a healthy option for those who are wanting to keep things balanced! This recipe is made with silken tofu, cashews, nutmeg, shallots, and more to create an experience that is favorable and memorable!
Sweet, savory, spicy, and with depth, these Instant Pot baked beans are a great option for whenever you’re wanting lots of protein. With classic BBQ flavors, these beans are perfect with mashed potatoes, veggies, and other types of flavorful recipes!
This fresh and crispy shaved asparagus salad is bright, tangy, and delicious. Crunchy asparagus and radishes are tossed with lemon juice, couscous, and olive oil to create a bright and bold salad that is a great option for a side dish.
Bright and zesty, these potatoes are pan-fried with citrus and topped with a nutty and fresh chive pesto that creates the perfect balance!
Roasted delicata squash is roasted with a pomegranate maple dressing that is sweet, rich, and filled with bold flavors. Tender, nutty, savory, and enjoyable!
Gluten-free and tossed with an herb dressing, this fresh and delicious tabbouleh salad is the best! Made with fluffy quinoa, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and cucumbers for a blend of fresh flavors.
Enjoy this creamy and savory vegan mushroom gravy over a bed of mashed potatoes, fluffy stuffing, and much more. Rich, smooth, and delicious all thanks to a mix of dried and fresh mushrooms.
Robust, aromatic, savory, and creamy, this tomato soup made in the slow cooker is delicious served alongside your favorite meals. Made with cashew cream, garlic, basil, plump tomatoes, and more–you will fall in love with this vegan soup.
Dip your favorite vegetables, chips, crackers, or bread in this protein-rich bean dip. Creamy, bright, and easy to make! A great appetizer for before Thanksgiving.
This house salad is made with plenty of greens, nuts, dried fruits, avocado, garlic, and a mouthwatering homemade dressing that brings it all together. We eat this salad all the time alongside so many meals!
Blacked crispy tofu is mixed with a smooth and creamy Caesar dressing that coats fresh kale. Savory, crunchy, and fresh, this salad recipe is a great option for whenever you’re wanting some salad as a side dish.
Serve this classic bread recipe whenever you’re in the mood for fresh and fragrant bread! Serve this bread warm with vegan butter and maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
This lemon potato salad is made with bright citrus, parsley, scallions, and olive oil for a bold fresh salad.
Tossed with fresh herbs and a citrus dressing to create a bright lentil salad. Lentils are rich in fiber and protein and great for this recipe! Delicious with tomatoes and radishes!
Enjoy an array of roasted fresh veggies prepared with tofu and a zesty orange sauce that is made with sugar and cranberries. This bowl is sweet and savory at the same time and features squash, Brussels sprouts, herbs, and more.
This recipe is so good and perfectly tender! These easy meatballs are delicious with gravy and more.
Moist, tender, and filled with aromatic spices, this lentil loaf recipe is a great option for Thanksgiving! This recipe is full of protein and best served warm!
This creamy vegetable pot pie is made with a shallot-lined crust that is crispy and savory. Delicious and made with a variety of vegetables such as peas, carrots, broccoli, and more!
Enjoy this creamy herbed cashew cheese with fresh veggies, crackers, chips, bread, and more! This dip is easy to make, dairy-free, and tastes so good, too!
This smooth, creamy, and rich cauliflower soup is so nourishing as a side with salad. This savory soup is a great addition to the Thanksgiving table!
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Just a mention that some recipes are using butter, therefore not actually vegan.
Hi Verna, I like Earth Balance vegan butter for any recipes calling for butter.
So many delicious side dishes here – thanks for including mine! Thank you for sharing! can’t wait to try it all at home and report back with my results!
Wow, so many good ideas. I’m going to start with those garlic potatoes. I haven’t made garlic potatoes for years and yet they used to be my favorite! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for all the good recipes.
Thanks for the shout-out for my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans. That’s been a huge hit in my family!