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Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These vegan Thanksgiving side dishes are sure to satisfy everyone at your holiday dinner table! From easy soups, salads and sides that will steal the show these classic dishes made over to be vegan will help you craft the perfect menu.

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I love Thanksgiving side dishes. They complement the main dish and sometimes they can even be the main dish! This is a huge reason I absolutely love this best of vegan Thanksgiving sides recipe roundup. It features all vegan soups, salads and sides perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving dinner.  

For after dinner, vegan thanksgiving desserts is sure to satisfy all guests! The holiday season is here and there will many tables filled with delicious food now until the end of the year.


So, get ready to wow both your carnivore and plant based friends alike with these delicious classic creations that are all vegan!

The Best Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

Creamy Coconut Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Warm spice and coconut milk make this creamy soup addicting yet still dairy free!
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butternut squash curried soup-5
Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad
Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad – the perfect salad for autumn and winter. It’s vegan, gluten-free and very quick and easy to prepare too!
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Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
This easy, delicious, vegan roasted butternut squash soup sums up the taste of the holidays in one spoon. Rosemary, sage and thyme, need I say more? | aheadofthyme.com
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad
This citrus & cinnamon infused Brussels Sprout Salad is hearty, warming & packed with flavour & texture. Perfect for your fall & winter entertaining!
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Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad
Easy Pumpkin Soup with Millet in Pumpkin Bowls • Happy Kitchen
Easy pumpkin soup with millet served in pumpkin bowls is nourishing and comforting while being gluten-free and vegan! This recipe doesn’t require a blender!
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Easy Pumpkin Soup with Millet in Pumpkin Bowls • Happy Kitchen
Kale & Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Packed with flavor and texture, this Kale & Cranberry Quinoa Salad will knock your socks off! Quinoa is elevated to the next level when it’s mixed with cranberries, walnuts, kale and – drumroll please – apple
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Kale & Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Warm Winter Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing
Healthy and simple this warm winter salad is the perfect way to stay warm during colder months! With hearty roasted vegetables, toasted pecans, cranberries and a maple dijon dressing over crisp greens this is the best way to eat more veggies!
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Warm winter salad in a bowl with roasted vegetables.
Crispy Vegan Mashed Potato Balls
Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, mashed potato balls are a comforting side dish!
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The BEST Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad – Simply Quinoa
This shaved brussels sprout salad is easy and tasty! A great side, but can also be topped with your favorite protein for a heartier meal. Vegan and GF too!
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The BEST Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad - Simply Quinoa
Simple Vegan Stuffing
If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I’m trying to load you guys up with some awesome vegan options for Thanksgiving, Christmas and beyond. I know it can
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Simple Vegan Stuffing
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
How oh how have I never posted a from scratch mashed potato recipe before? Well I love mashed potatoes. And they are so easy to make vegan! I love them mashed with the skins left on because you add more nutrients and fiber to each bite. But you can peel if desired. I have four…
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Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Easy Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce ~ Veggie Inspired
Maple, cinnamon, ginger and juicy orange come together in this Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce that will have you hooked from the first bite! Quick and Easy!
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Easy Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce ~ Veggie Inspired
Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese {GF}
This Baked Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is so creamy and delicious. It’s the perfect comfort food for fall and a great dish for the holidays.
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Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese {GF}
Roasted Delicata Squash – Love and Lemons
Sweet, creamy roasted delicata squash is a delicious fall side dish! The squash has a thin, edible skin, so it’s super easy to cook. No peeling needed!
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Roasted Delicata Squash - Love and Lemons
Sweet potato salad with pomegranate, pecans and barley – Quite Good Food
Perfect for the festive season, this hearty sweet potato salad with pomegranate, pecans and barley is served with a punchy herb dressing.
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Sweet potato salad with pomegranate, pecans and barley - Quite Good Food
Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts, Lemons and Parsley {GF, Vegan}
This vegan wild rice salad with walnuts, lemons, parsley and nutritional yeast makes for the perfect dinner side dish or even full entree. Gluten Free too.
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Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts, Lemons and Parsley {GF, Vegan}
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Twice Baked Potatoes
Comfort food to the max! These potatoes are full of flavor and make for a special weeknight or holiday meatless main.
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vegan shepherds pie twice baked potatoes-7
Best Healthy Green Bean Casserole (shockingly dairy free!)
This Healthy Green Bean Casserole is the absolute best! It tastes just like the classic and you’d never guess it’s dairy free!
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Best Healthy Green Bean Casserole (shockingly dairy free!)
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe with Vegan Mushroom Gravy – Serving Realness
Don’t make bland cauliflower mashed potatoes this season! Ramp up the flavor with roasted garlic and a homemade vegan mushroom gravy!
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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe with Vegan Mushroom Gravy - Serving Realness
Festive Vegan Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip
These festive vegan falafel with cranberry pear dip make the perfect appetizer for Christmas! Healthy, super easy to make, and so delicious!
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Festive Vegan Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip
Romaine and Pear Salad
Romaine Pear Salad is fancy and sufficient to please guests or family for any fall or winter gathering. Made by combining fresh pears and romaine lettuce, it is a blend of textures and flavors with added crunch from cashews, a touch of salt and drizzle of poppy seed vinaigrette.
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Romaine pear salad in a glass bowl with serving spoon.
Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes with Asparagus
Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes with Asparagus
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Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes with Asparagus
Vegan Stuffing (Low-Fat + Gluten-Free + Oil-Free)
You will love this super simple Vegan Stuffing! It is so easy to make and totally healthy. It’s oil-free, low-fat & gluten-free optional, making it the perfect vegan Thanksgiving side dish.
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Vegan Stuffing (Low-Fat + Gluten-Free + Oil-Free)
Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe + Video | Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan Thanksgiving recipe: Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash with smoked tofu bits and mushrooms. Serve with a homemade Cranberry Sauce!
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Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe + Video | Elephantastic Vegan
Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary Sage White Bean Puree
A yummy side dish full of flavor!
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Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary Sage White Bean Puree
Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Pie | The Hungry Herbivores
A delicious combination of the British Shepard’s pie and the American Sweet Potato casserole. Tomato, vegan mince filling with sweet potato and maple pecans
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Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Pie | The Hungry Herbivores
Stuffed Acorn Squash | Vegan Holiday Dinner – Abbey’s Kitchen
This delicious Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice, Apples and Caramelized Onions recipe is a perfect gluten-free, plant-based Thanksgiving recipe.
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Stuffed Acorn Squash | Vegan Holiday Dinner - Abbey’s Kitchen
Kale and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes • Green Evi
This recipe for vegan kale and cranberry stuffed sweet potatoes makes the perfect holiday side or even main.
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Kale and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes • Green Evi
Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts are a sweet and savory vegan side dish perfect for your next holiday dinner. They are perfectly tender roasted and tossed together with roasted hazelnuts and rosemary.
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Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Fritters {Paleo, Vegan} — Tasting Page
Jump into festive fall flavors with these gluten free and vegan sweet potato pumpkin fritters. Top with my hemp lime cream for a healthy side any time of day.
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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Fritters {Paleo, Vegan} — Tasting Page
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Butter Sauce
Whole roasted cauliflower with butter sauce infused with fresh lemon is baked in the oven with baby potatoes and carrots for a wholesome and impressive dish!
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Whole roasted cauliflower in a cast iron skillet with carrots and potatoes.

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Best Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

This vegan Thanksgiving side dish is a favorite with roasted beets and butternut squash in savory seasonings!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Irresistible Whole Food Plant Based Meals, Main Dish, Mouthwatering Main Dish Recipes, Vegan, Vegetable
Keyword: roasted beets and butternut squash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups beets , peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cups butternut squash , peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups fennel bulb , thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon herbs de provence
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , divided
  • 1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil , divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper or .
  • Place butternut squash in a bowl, toss ½ Tablespoon olive oil and 1 tsp herbs de provence and ¼  salt. Place on the prepared pan.
  • Place your thinly sliced fennel and onion next to the squash in the pan.
  • Place chopped beets in a bowl, toss with remaining olive oil, herbs de provence and salt. Transfer beets to the pan.
  • Roast for 50-60 minutes until tender. Stir halfway through.

Notes

  • Serve atop kale or hearty salad greens with sliced avocado. Add in optional walnuts, almonds or roasted chickpeas.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 11262IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg

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