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31 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

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!

The 31 BEST Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes out there -- everything from casseroles, mashes, salads and even flakey biscuits!

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!

APPETIZERS & BREADS

5-ingredient Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters - pan seared with healthy coconut oil | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters from Simply Quinoa

 

Sweet potato hummus recipe. With yams, chipotle in adobo and chickpeas. Delicious, creamy and perfect for veggie dipping

Chipotle Sweet Potato Hummus from iFOODreal

 

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites with hummus and crispy chickpeas -- a perfect appetizer that's easy, healthy and packed full of protein! [vegan + gluten-free]

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites with Hummus & Chickpeas
from Simply Quinoa

 

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread made in just ONE BOWL and less than 10 ingredients!

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread from Simply Quinoa

 

Vegan Biscuits from Minimalist Baker

Best Damn Vegan Biscuits* from Minimalist Baker

*substitute gf flour

SALAD RECIPES

fall quinoa salad with roasted butternut squash and apples

Fall Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Apples
from Simply Quinoa

 

Autumn Glow Salad with a lemon herb dressing -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Autumn Glow Salad from Pinch of Yum

 

Shredded brussels sprouts, quinoa and cranberries make this EPIC fall salad!! -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Brussels Sprouts & Cranberry Quinoa Salad
from Gimme Some Oven

 

Fall Slaw Recipe Minimalist Baker

Simple Fall Slaw from Minimalist Baker

 

The ULTIMATE potato salad >> using roasted new potatoes, red quinoa and tossed in a shallot-caper dressing

Roasted Potato & Red Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa

 

MUSHROOM QUINOA...healthy, easy and ready in just 10 minutes! This makes for a great side dish or can be bulked up with your favorite protein! [vegan]

10-Minute Mushrom & Herb Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

Fall Salad with beluga lentils, grapes and roasted pumpkin!! -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Beluga Lentil Fall Salad with Grapes & Pumpkin
from The Awesome Green

 

green bean and almond quinoa salad with only simple ingredients

Green Bean & Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa

 

Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad with pomegranates and toasted walnuts -- quick, easy and perfect for detoxing during the holidays!

Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

Root Vegetable + Quinoa Salad -- hearty, cozy and perfect for winter. PLUS check out these other winter quinoa salad recipes -- they're amazing!

Root Vegetable + Quinoa Salad from Camille Styles

 

Looking for a healthy Thanksgiving recipe? Give this Easy Quinoa Stuffing a try! Simple to make, packed with flavor and naturally GF & vegan!

Easy Quinoa Stuffing from Simply Quinoa

 

VEGGIE SIDES

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Shallots -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Simply Recipes

 

Maple Roasted Cardamom Spice Carrots -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Maple Roasted Cardamom Spice Carrots
from Vanilla and Bean

 

Cinnamon & Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Cinnamon & Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash
from Damn Delicious

 

Cranberry & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Cranberry & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
from Tasteful Venture

 

Garlic & Herb Hasselback Sweet Potatoes -- the perfect side dish for you vegan Thanksgiving!

Garlic & Herb Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
from My Fussy Eater

 

MASHES, SOUPS & CASSEROLES

Hands down THE CREAMIEST vegan mashed potatoes ever!! -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

The Creamiest Vegan Mashed Potatoes
from My California Roots

 

Creamy Kabocha Squash Mash with coconut milk!! -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Creamy Kabocha Squash Mash from The Roasted Root

 

Slow Cooker Garlic & Herb Mashed Cauliflower -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Garlic & Herb Mashed Cauliflower from Wicked Spatula

 

Easy Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Easy Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Hot For Food

 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH & APPLE SOUP with roasted fennel and garlic...plus a new way to make soup that adds tons of flavor AND saves time!

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup from Simply Quinoa

 

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder - ready in 30 minutes and PACKED with plant-based protein (vegan + GF)

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder from Simply Quinoa

 

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole -- the perfect side dish for you vegan Thanksgiving!

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole from Well Plated

 

vegan mushroom quinoa risotto with spinach

Creamy Mushroom Quinoa Risotto from Simply Quinoa

 

Vegan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with a creamy cauliflower alfredo sauce -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Vegan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from Food Faith Fitness

 

Vegan Green Bean Casserole -- PLUS 30 other thanksgiving side dish recipes for your holiday

Vegan Green Bean Casserole from Hummusapien

 

 

 

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  1. 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!!!

  2. 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).

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