11 Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Make Your Holiday Feast Compassionately Delicious
Have a compassionate holiday feast. | Oh My Veggies

American holiday Thanksgiving is traditionally about sharing feelings of love, friendship, kindness, gratitude — and food. Turkeys are often the centerpiece of the dinner table, but there are plenty of options to choose from for a vegan feast. The same goes for classic sides — you can make vegan Thanksgiving side dishes like dinner rolls, green bean casserole, gravy, and mashed potatoes.

11 Vegan Sides for a Compassionate Thanksgiving Feast

Here are 11 recipes for vegan Thanksgiving sides that you’ll want to make even when the holiday is over.

Remember to bring stuffing. | Oh My Veggies

1. Vegan Stuffing

Is it really Thanksgiving without stuffing? This recipe from chef Isa Chandra’s “Superfun Times Holiday Vegan Cookbook” is what stuffing should be — savory and there to soak up every last bit of gravy.

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Eat your veggies. | A Beautiful Plate

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Squash

This beautiful plate of roasted veggies is the best way to enjoy winter produce. A medley of crispy Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and cranberries tossed in Dijon mustard vinaigrette.

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Every table needs mashed potatoes. | Connoisseurus Veg

3. Vegan Garlic Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Buttery, cheesy, and 100 percent dairy-free. These vegan mashed potatoes are infused with plenty of garlic and a few sprigs of fresh dill.

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Mashed potatoes’ perfect companion. | Ela Vegan

4. Vegan Gravy

Gravy that you can drown your veggies in is a winner. This recipe skips the beef base in favor of mushrooms, which delivers a similarly meaty taste.

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Simple and delicious. | Cruelty Free Family

5. Vegan Creamed Pearl Onions

These creamed pearl onions are completely dairy-free. Baby onions are cooked in a buttery sauce infused with parsley and thyme.

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Buttery, without dairy. | Pies and Tacos

6. Vegan Dinner Rolls

Nothing quite beats the aroma of a homemade batch of bread. Savor the light, fluffy, melt-in-mouth buttery deliciousness of these rolls.

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Creamy sweet potatoes and crunchy pecans. | Choosing Chia

7. Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

Make room on the table for this vegan sweet potato casserole. Fluffy mashed sweet potatoes are topped with crunchy candied pecans. Add a layer of vegan marshmallows for good measure.

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Make way for potatoes. | Simply Whisked

8. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Making vegan versions of traditionally dairy-heavy dishes is easy with dairy-free milk and butter. It never hurts to have multiple dishes featuring potatoes.

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Green beans in a delightful mushroom sauce. | A Virtual Vegan

9. Vegan Green Bean Casserole

A necessary component of any Thanksgiving table, this classic side features green beans in a creamy, dairy-free mushroom sauce covered with crispy fried onions.

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How to have vegan salad for the holidays. | Budget Bytes

10. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

Your guests will thank you for this flavorful salad packed with roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, arugula, and a creamy, lemony dressing.

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Pair it with everything. | A Clean Bake

11. Vegan Cranberry Sauce

It would be remiss to leave cranberry sauce out of the equation. This homemade cranberry sauce calls for only four ingredients and 15 minutes of your time.

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