Thanksgiving is quickly approaching – it’s time to whip out that notepad to build a hefty vegan Thanksgiving side dishes list that everyone can enjoy.
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 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes 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. You can even keep it cute and go for chocolate mug cakes.
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:
Or, you can go with the homemade route and consider main dishes including Puerto Rican vegan Pastelón and mushroom pernil.
Fluffy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
10-Ingredient Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese
Dairy-Free Coconut Creamed Corn
Vegan Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)
Oil-Free Mushroom Gravy
Mushroom Lentil Loaf
3-Ingredient Plant-Based Applesauce
Mashed Carrots With Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
Air Fryer Red Potatoes
Zucchini Stuffing Casserole
Vegan Creamy Red Potato Salad
Gluten-Free Onion Gravy
Arroz Con Gandules (Puerto Rican Yellow Rice)
Did you try any of the recipes on the list?
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