42 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

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Don’t get stuck bringing a boring salad to Thanksgiving this year (again)! Try one of these exciting 42 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Sides that will have people digging in for seconds. Enjoy!

Sprinkling vegan parmesan cheese onto a skillet of Zucchini Gratin
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Vegan Zucchini Gratin
10-ingredient vegan, gluten-free gratin loaded with zucchini, asparagus, and onion. So easy, quick, and delicious.
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Fork resting on a plate of Vegan 7-Layer Salad
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Vegan 7-Layer Salad
A modern twist on a classic salad. Veganized 7-layer salad with fresh vegetables, crunchy coconut bacon, and vegan mayonnaise dressing!
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Using a fork to cut a corner off of a slice of Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread
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The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread
The BEST vegan gluten-free cornbread made with 10 ingredients! Fluffy, crumbly, perfectly sweet, SO delicious! Pair with chili for the ultimate fall and winter treat.
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Wood bowl filled with a bowl of The Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes
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The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes
5-ingredient vegan mashed potatoes that are fluffy, creamy, buttery, and loaded with roasted garlic and chives. Perfect as is, with gravy, or with a giant scoop of vegan butter.
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
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Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
A hearty 1-pot winter soup that’s brothy and tomato-infused and chock full of hearty veggies like squash, kale, and potatoes. White beans provide extra protein and a buttery finish. The perfect healthy lunch or dinner for colder months.
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Wooden spoon in a glass baking dish filled with our Easy Vegan Stuffing recipe
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Simple Vegan Stuffing
My family’s prized stuffing recipe veganized! A hearty, healthy side dish that requires just 9 ingredients and is loaded with protein and fiber from lentils and whole-grain bread!
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Bowls of our Simple Pumpkin Soup recipe with a Sesame Kale Topping
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Simple Pumpkin Soup
A simple, 8-ingredient pumpkin soup that’s savory and made completely from scratch! Healthy, satisfying, and perfect for chillier weather.
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Glass bowl filled with Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
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Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
A warm salad made with roasted butternut squash, cranberries, spinach and candied pecans. Healthy, filling and a perfect take-along lunch or side at fall and holiday gatherings.
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Batch of homemade Dinner Rolls with one having vegan butter and jam in the middle
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Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls
7-ingredient vegan dinner rolls that are fluffy, buttery, and so simple to make. Perfect for weeknight meals and holiday gatherings! No one would guess they’re dairy-free.
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Tray of our Sweet and Spicy Roasted Squash Salad topped with Cinnamon Sugar Pecans
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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Squash & Pecan Salad
A sweet and savory squash + sweet potato salad with coconut sugar pecans and pomegranate molasses dressing! A simple but impressive 9-ingredient side dish that’s perfect for the holiday season.
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Baking dish filled with stuffing for a gluten-free vegan thanksgiving
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Vegan Cornbread Stuffing (GF optional)
Savory, flavorful, tender cornbread stuffing with roasted cranberries, sautéed leeks and onions, and pecans. A healthier plant-based side for any occasion.
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Pouring dressing into a glass bowl of our Vegan Potato Salad recipe
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Simple Vegan Potato Salad
Creamy, vegan potato salad made with tender potatoes, crispy vegetables, and a zesty, garlic-herb cashew sauce! Undetectably dairy-free and so delicious! A hearty, versatile, plant-based side dish.
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Big plate of Creamy Kale Salad made with Chickpeas & Shallots
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Creamy Kale Salad with Chickpeas, Beets, & Dukkah
Insanely delicious kale salad crispy chickpeas, pan-fried shallot, and a creamy tahini dressing. Just 30 minutes required for this vegan, gluten free meal!
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Baking sheet with six freshly baked Vegan Biscuits
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The Best Damn Vegan Biscuits
Fluffy, buttery vegan biscuits that require just 30 minutes, 7 ingredients, and 1 bowl! Perfect for breakfast as is or smothered with jam!
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Bowl and tray of Fluffy Vegan Spelt Rolls topped with oats
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Fluffy Vegan Spelt Rolls
Easy-to-make, 7-ingredient vegan dinner rolls made with 100% spelt flour and rolled oats! Wholesome, fluffy, tender, and perfect for the holidays!
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Batch of Pumpkin Sage Biscuits on a white towel on a cutting board
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Pumpkin Sage Biscuits
Savory vegan pumpkin sage biscuits made in 1 bowl in just 30 minutes. Fluffy with a subtle pumpkin-sage flavor, and perfect for fall and holiday gatherings.
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Stack of homemade Vegan Flatbreads
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Garlic Herb Flatbread
1-Bowl, 8-ingredient flatbread infused with fresh garlic and minced herbs. Pillowy, soft, tender, and perfect for wraps or dipping.
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Bowl of Pear and Candied Walnut Salad for a healthy fall salad
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Pear Balsamic Salad with Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts
Incredibly flavorful, 30-minute pear balsamic salad with dried cherries and easy candied walnuts! A sweet and savory plant-based side or entrée.
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Glass bowl filled with our Vegan Gluten-Free Penne Pasta Salad recipe
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Penne Pasta Salad (30 minutes!)
Wholesome and delicious classic pasta salad made with creamy pesto dressing and roasted tomatoes. Made with just 9 ingredients in 30 minutes! The perfect quick + easy side dish.
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Plate of Creamy Vegan Green Bean Casserole topped with crispy onions
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
10-ingredient, 30-minute green bean casserole from scratch! Creamy, flavorful, delicious, and entirely vegan. Perfect for the holidays and beyond.
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Stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits on a tray
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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits
Fluffy, tender, vegan, gluten-free biscuits! Just 1 bowl and 9 simple ingredients required! The perfect vegan, gluten-free biscuit for any occasion!
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Platter of Oil-Free Roasted Vegetables with a bowl of tahini and a lemon half
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Oil-Free Roasted Vegetables
A guide for easy, delicious, oil-free roasted vegetables with tips on starchy and non-starchy vegetables as well seasoning and garnish recommendations!
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Platter of our Pesto Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Almond Ricotta
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Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Green Salad
Quick-and-easy salad with mixed greens, almond ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, chickpeas, and pesto dressing! A 30-minute plant-based meal!
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Pan of Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Mash topped with pecans
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Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Mash
A healthier sweet potato casserole with butternut squash, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped with toasted, lightly-sweetened pecans. The perfect side dish for fall and holiday gatherings.
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Bowl of Vegan Sriracha Aioli and stack of bowls filled with Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli
Crispy, faux-fried garlic Brussels sprouts with a creamy, vegan Sriracha aioli. Less than 30 minutes required and entirely vegan and gluten-free! The perfect healthier appetizer or side dish.
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Platter of Brussels Sprout Slaw topped with Coconut Bacon
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Brussels Sprout Slaw with Coconut Bacon
A warm side dish perfect for fall or winter. Brussels sprouts, pecans, and coconut bacon are tossed in a tangy mustard dressing! 30 minutes and 100% plant-based.
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Platter filled with Vegan Smashed Potatoes topped with pesto
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Pesto
Tender potatoes smashed, roasted until crispy, then topped with a creamy garlic-herb pesto! A delicious vegan and gluten-free appetizer or snack!
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Wood platter filled with Roasted Vegetable Salad drizzled with chimichurri
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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri
30-minute, colorful roasted vegetable salad over greens with macadamia nut cheese and chimichurri dressing! A satisfying plant-based meal or side!
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Gold fork resting on a plate of Vegan White Bean Kale Salad
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White Bean Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
A 30-minute kale salad with lemon-herb white beans, garlic croutons, and a creamy tahini dressing. A hearty, flavorful, plant-based side or entree.
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Big plate of Garlicky Kale Salad with Tandoori Spiced Chickpeas
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Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
SUPER flavorful, 30-minute Kale Salad with a creamy roasted garlic tahini dressing and crispy tandoori roasted chickpeas!
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Big bowl of our Simple Fall Slaw with sunflower seeds
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Simple Fall Slaw
A healthy slaw loaded with fall veggies and fruits and a tahini-apple cider dressing! Crisp, refreshing, and comes together in 30 minutes.
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Baking pan filled with our recipe for Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce
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Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce
Simple, 30-minute delicata squash bake with toasted hazelnuts, pomegranates, and a maple-tahini sauce! The perfect plant-based Thanksgiving side dish.
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Big bowl of Gluten-Free Vegan Pea Pesto Pasta made with sun-dried tomatoes and arugula
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Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Arugula (Vegan + GF)
Amazing, 30-minute pea pesto pasta that’s vegan, gluten free, and tossed with arugula and sun-dried tomatoes. A hearty, flavorful plant-based meal or side.
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Bowls of Curried Butternut Squash Soup topped with pepitas and a coconut milk drizzle
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Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months.
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Broccoli Bake in a baking dish for a comforting plant-based dish
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli Bake
Savory, cheesy cauliflower rice and broccoli bake with just 10 ingredients required! The perfect healthy, comforting side dish for holidays and every day!
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Bowl of Curried Beet Soup topped with Tandoori Chickpeas and cilantro
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Curried Beet Soup with Tandoori Chickpeas
Creamy, 30-minute curried beet soup with coconut milk, curry spices, and tandoori-roasted chickpeas! A hearty and healthy winter soup.
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