Turkey, gravy, mac n’ cheese, and stuffing- all the best parts of Thanksgiving… unless you’re vegan. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for delicious food and a loving family, but the holiday meal isn’t ideal for plant-based eaters. If you’re the only plant-based eater in your family, your food options are probably limited to green beans and cranberry sauce. Yeah, that definitely won’t get you in the Thanksgiving spirit.
Luckily, 2019 is the year of veganism, and there’s a plant-based alternative for basically every recipe out there. So push aside the green beans and make room for these delicious Thanksgiving sides you won’t even realize are vegan:
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
A Thanksgiving staple, the dinner table isn’t complete without mashed potatoes. And this vegan recipe tastes almost exactly like the real one. Click here for the full recipe.
Vegan Dinner Rolls
Soft, buttery, and smooth- without any dairy. These vegan dinner rolls are going to be gone before you know it. Click here for the full recipe.
Pumpkin soup is a universally loved Thanksgiving appetizer, and this vegan recipe is simple to make and absolutely delicious. Click here for the full recipe.
Stuffing might sound plant-based in itself, but in reality, it is often made with chicken stock. But this cornbread stuffing recipe uses vegetable broth and adds a cranberry twist. Click here for the full recipe.
Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Bake
Arguably everyone’s favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner- broccoli casserole. How is this creamy, cheesy casserole vegan, you ask? Nutritional yeast and vegan parmesan. Click here for the full recipe.
Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
Okay, I lied. Mac and cheese is tied with broccoli casserole for the best Thanksgiving side. This vegan mac puts a spin on the traditional dish by using sweet potato to make it extra creamy. Click here for the full recipe.
Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Growing up, my favorite Thanksgiving dish was mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top (maybe still my favorite), but this recipe is dairy-free and still amazing. Click here for the full recipe.
Last, but certainly not least, pumpkin pie is the dessert we wait all year for. This vegan recipe perfectly mimics the classic pumpkin pie we all know and love. Click here for the full recipe.