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Thanksgiving’s 5 Best Vegan Side Dishes

Thanksgiving’s 5 Best Vegan Side Dishes

The central part of your Thanksgiving feast is excellent, but it’s nothing without some fantastic side dishes! We’ve created a list of the most delicious vegan substitutions for your family’s favorite Thanksgiving Day side dishes. So grab your knife and fork and dig in! If you don’t want to deal with cooking, check out our Thanksgiving catering menu guide or contact Jam Cakery for your vegan catering needs. 

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is 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 Potatoes

It turns out that Martha Stewart has quite a few vegan-friendly recipes on her website. For example, Vegan Mashed Potatoes are just as yummy and fluffy as their cream-based cousin! 

Vegan Stuffing

Stuffing from scratch can change how you think about this old-fashioned side. Opting for fresh sage instead of dry sage is always better to bring out the maximum herbal flavor when making this dish. Also, use fresh whole-wheat bread to bring a new heartiness to this traditional dish.

Vegan Sweet 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 returning for seconds. And thirds. This vegan, gluten-free recipe will knock your socks off.

Vegan Gravy

Mashed Potatoes without gravy are not the same! Mashed potatoes are delicious in all scenarios, but drizzling some creamy, tasty, warm gravy is like the icing on a cake. I put this gravy on everything. To make it vegan, use vegan butter instead of dairy butter.


Make a gorgeous (see what we did there) dish out of squash! We even have a yummy recipe for you to follow!

Brussel Sprouts

This vegetable can be caramelized, chopped, and cooked to your heart’s light! Here’s a recipe to help you make the most fun out of sprouts!

There are even more yummy food options to give your holiday food spread a healthier twist! Want more vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options even after the holidays? We got you covered!


Updated November 10th, 2022

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