Thanksgiving is quickly approaching – it’s time to whip out that notepad to build a hefty Plant-Based Thanksgiving Side Dishes list that everyone can enjoy.
If you want something light for Thanksgiving, check out our fall soup recipes.
We have Thanksgiving classics here, with a few cool ones thrown into the mix. Either way, everything on this list is plant-based and vegan-friendly.
Meaning, you won’t see any dairy, meat, eggs, or animal byproducts in these dishes. See a swirl of butter in that dish of mashed potatoes?
Yeah, that’s plant-based too.
How Many Sides Should You Have?
How many sides you choose to have for Thanksgiving dinner is up to you. I like to make a mix of carb-heavy, leafy, vibrant, and light Thanksgiving side dishes show up on the dinner table.
If I am not having a potluck and I am the sole cook, I try to have around 6-8 Thanksgiving side dishes.
If you’re looking for a moist, chocolate cake that’s great for a party of four to six, check out this devil’s food cake recipe. It’s out-of-this-world good.
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Replacement
However, you choose how many you want to have. You can have just three or twenty-five. Just consider how many people will be showing up, what their food preferences are, and if there are any dietary restrictions.
Most Thanksgiving sides can be recreated to be plant-based. But what about the main dishes?
We might not have turkey, but we can have tofu – and that’s still delicious. This quick, pan-fried tofu “chicken” is a great main to have at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
You just need a handful of ingredients and a few minutes.
Additionally, there are plenty of other meatless mains showing up at grocery stores.
Here are pre-made vegetarian, Thanksgiving mains to consider:
Did you try any of the recipes on the list?