November 24, 2020

by Alyssa

31 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

A collection of the 31 best vegan Thanksgiving side dishes that the whole family will love. Serve these healthy recipes to make complete this year's spread!

31 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

My Thanksgiving looks a heck of a lot different than they used to. For starters, I don't eat turkey. And then throw in that I also don't eat gluten or dairy, and from our typical Thanksgiving spread, I'm pretty much left with green salad.

But I won't settle for that because I know there are hundreds of healthy, delicious, gluten-free, vegan Thanksgiving recipes out there that even my “regular diet” family members would love.

Seeing as though Thanksgiving is swiftly approaching, and I know many of you also have similar dietary restrictions as me, I thought I would make this year's menu planning a little bit simpler. I've scoured the web and found 31 of my FAVORITE vegan Thanksgiving side dishes, many of which are just a healthy spin on the classics. So fill your plate with deliciousness, my friends. This Thanksgiving is going to be a FEAST!

31 Amazing Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

So to help give you some Thanksgiving inspiration, we've pulled together a list of some incredible vegan thanksgiving side dishes. We're starting with appetizers – which I think most Thanksgiving celebrations need – then moving onto salads, veggie sides, potatoes + mashes and finishing off with grain dishes.

There's sure to be something for everyone on this list! Make sure to pin and save this post so you can come back to it over and over again!

Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters -- all you need is just 5 ingredients |

Thanksgiving Appetizers

First, let's chat about healthy Thanksgiving appetizers! Usually, dinner is for us is around 2 or 3, so we do need some snacks while we wait. you don't want things that are too heavy, but you also want them to feel special. Here are some amazing ones to try!

Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe with Roasted Vegetables

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Now let's talk about salads. We typically have at least one healthy salad dish to give our fam some greens. If greens aren't really your thing, we've also included some grain salads too!

Thanksgiving Veggie Sides

Next on our list of healthy vegan Thanksgiving sides is all about VEGGIES! I think it's important to have a mix of veggie options for people to enjoy. It's a simple way to make your Thanksgiving meal just a bit healthier!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Vegan

Thanksgiving Potato + Mash Recipes

While technically these are vegetable sides, potatoes need their own category when it comes to Thanksgiving. So we've got some of our favorite potato and veggie mash recipes. I may be biased, but if you only choose one, the first one on the list is absolutely incredible!!

Creamy Mushroom Quinoa Recipe

Thanksgiving Casseroles + Grain Dishes

Last but not least, we're focusing on cozy casseroles and grain dishes. These are things like stuffing, green bean casserole, and more. All 100% vegan!

How to Roast Vegetables


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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. Where is the stuffed mushroom recipe (from the title image)? I can only see 30 recipes and that’s the one that drew me here, lol.

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  9. Beautiful. Just beautiful! Just wait til all the meat eaters of the world see how far vegetable cooking has come and how stunning our food is!!!

  10. Hi there, love the list.. keep the vegan recipes coming. Only thing is that the 5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters is not vegan (it could easily be made vegan but the recipe doesn’t start that way).

    • That’s true, thanks for pointing it out! I have another one that uses a flax egg, so I’ll make a note in the recipe 🙂


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