Thanksgiving’s 5 Best Vegan Side Dishes

I look forward to the side dishes of Thanksgiving much more than the main course. In fact, I haven’t had turkey in years and I don’t miss it one bit. Why? Because these 5 recipes below are so scrumptious, so yummy and so delightful that I don’t have room for anything else!

cranberry-sauceCranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is such a staple to a Thanksgiving meal and one of my favorites. I always use fresh cranberries and replace the sugar with Maple Syrup like this Pioneer Woman recipe


vegan-mashed-potatoesVegan Mashed Potatoes

It turns out that Martha Stewart has quite a few vegan friendly recipes on her website

Vegan Mashed Potatoes are just as yummy and fluffy as their cream based cousin!  Take a look here.




Vegan Stuffing

Stuffing from scratch can change how you think about this old fashioned side. When making this dish, it is always better to opt for fresh sage as opposed to dry sage to bring out the maximum herbal flavor. Use whole-wheat fresh bread to bring out a whole new level of heartiness to this traditional dish. The Minimalist Baker Vegan Stuffing


sweet-potato-casseroleSweet Potato Casserole

It’s time to replace the marshmallows on this holiday favorite with something much more wholesome and nutritious. Adding pecans and rolled oats gives you a crispy flavorful top layer that will leave you going back for seconds. And thirds. This vegan, gluten-free recipe will knock your socks off.

OhSheGlows Sweet Potato Crumble Casserole


Mashed Potatoes without gravy is just not the same! Sure, mashed potatoes are delicious in all scenarios, but drizzling some creamy, tasty, warm gravy on top is like the icing on a cake. I put this gravy on everything. To make it vegan be sure to use vegan butter as opposed to dairy butter. Umami Girl’s Gravy Recipe.