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This collection of our best side dishes features seasonal fall produce, and are full of healing nutrients our bodies crave -perfect for the holiday table, fall gatherings or everyday meals and meal-prepping. Whether you are looking for vegan side dishes, vegetarian side dishes, beautiful fall salads or baked good for the holiday table- we have you covered!
VEGAN Side Dishes
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
A simple recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with garlic and balsamic- tender, caramelized and full of toasty deep flavor. An easy vegan side dish ready in 30 minutes!
Blistered Green Beans
Green Beans with Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette, a simple, delicious vegan side dish that will enhance almost any meal. Vegan and Gluten-free.
Pan Seared Turnips with Miso Glaze A simple and addicting appetizer or side dish. Vegan and GF.
Roasted Delicata Squash
This Roasted Delicata Squash with shallots and hazelnuts is the perfect healthy Side Dish -elegant, flavorful and unique, it’s beautiful too. Vegan!
Our Favorite Broccoli
15- Minute Broccoli with Garlic, Lemon Zest and Chili flakes is our “go-to” broccoli recipe -simple, yet full of amazing flavor! Vegan, healthy can be made in 15 minutes!
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Simple Sautéed Greens with garlic, shallots and lemon should be on every Thanksgiving Table! It is probably the most used recipe in our household– this healthy side dish recipe is quick and easy, vegan, low carb and packed full of healthy nutrients!
Hazelnut Green Beans
These Hazelnut Green beans with lemon zest and truffle oil – are a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving table. Lemony and bright, with earthy notes of toasted Hazelnuts, the truffle oil elevates!
Maple Roasted Yams with Pecans – an easy vegan side dish that is simple to make, and full of delicious flavor! Perfect for the Thanksgiving table.
Coconut Creamed Spinach
Coconut Creamed Spinach – Rich and luscious Coconut Creamed Spinach has a silky melt-in-your-mouth texture. Simple to put together and makes an easy delicious side dish. Vegan and Gluten-Free!
Roasted Parsnips with Romesco Sauce, a flavorful vegan side dish that is perfect for Sunday suppers or the holiday table!
This recipe for Simple Braised French Lentils is nourishing and comforting and a delicious healthy vegan side dish, that will pair well with your thanksgiving offerings.
Simple Roasted Vegeables
Simple Roasted Veggies – a healthy side dish that comes out perfect every time. Use any veggies you like! Add sweet onions or red onions and a splash of balsamic vinegar if you like. Easy, healthy, delicious! Vegan and Gluten-free.
Melting Slow Braised Cabbage – cooked low and slow in the oven until meltingly tender, then topped with Gremolata. This vegan side dish is totally delectable, almost hearty enough to serve as a main over creamy mashed potatoes. A beautiful vegan side dish, deserving of your Thanksgiving dinner.
Moroccan Roasted Carrots
Roasted Moroccan Carrots with Citrus a tasty, flavorful vegetable side dish that would be delicious on your thanksgiving tables.
Moroccan Roasted Beets with Pomegranate Seeds – a festive Thanksgiving side dish!
Rosemary Garlic Hasselback Potatoes-These tasty potatoes are a departure from traditional, but are so much fun! A nice addition to your holiday table.
Roasted Butternut Squash
Miso Roasted Butternut Squash- a savory Thanksgiving side dish full of umami flavor.
Orange Maple Cranberry Sauce with fresh apple is a bright and healthy addition to your holiday feast! Easy, fast, and can be made ahead. Maple-sweetened, and free of refined sugar, vegan and gluten-free
Cozy Vegetarian Side Dishes
These vegetarian side dishes are cozy and hearty and full of fall flavors- perfect for special gatherings and the holiday table.
Butternut Squash Gratin
Butternut Squash Gratin with Leeks, Sage and Walnuts – a delicious Thanksgiving side dish, highlighting the best of fall flavors, worthy of your holiday table.
Wild Mushroom Stuffing with fennel and leeks – a tasty vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Dish that is full of depth and flavor flavors.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes – a cozy Thanksgiving side dish that can be made in under 30 minutes. Sweet potatoes are full of so many nutrients! One of my favorite recipes because it goes so well with so many things!
Leek Bread Pudding
Savory Leek Bread Pudding with Gruyere and Thyme – a delicious, decadent Thanksgiving side dish, perfect for the holiday table.
Parsnip Gratin with Gruyère and Thyme One of my personal favorites, this Parsnip Gratin sings of fall. It’s delicious and luxurious, the perfect Thanksgiving Side dish!
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Our favorite Mashed potatoes with a whisper of horseradish- a flavorful, lightened-up version of mashed potatoes that is vegan adaptable- with an optional horseradish kick, perfect for Thanksgiving.
An easy recipe for Mushroom Gravy that is vegetarian (vegan-adaptable) healthy and full of depth and flavor.
Cauliflower Gratin with Garlic and Sage a cozy, rich comforting side dish featuring our favorite fall veggie- cauliflower! Keep it vegetarian!
Mashed Cauliflower with Brown Butter & Roasted Garlic- a keto version of mashed potatoes, this Creamy Mashed cauliflower is divine.
The easiest recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – creamy fluffy and light, these can be made in just 20 minutes! Vegan adaptable!
Breads and Rolls
How to make the best Popovers from scratch that are light and airy on the inside and golden and crispy on the outside. An easy recipe that requires only 15 minutes of hands-on time!
Golden Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls are flecked with rosemary and completely irresistible. Roasted squash cooked into the roll ensures that they are soft and full of flavor with just a hint of sweetness.
A simple delicious recipe for Savory Leek Bread , a delicious addition to your holiday spread.
Savory Sourdough Biscuits
An easy recipe for Sourdough Biscuits with scallions using leftover sourdough starter (or discard). This buttery biscuit can be made in 45 minutes!
Savory Cheddar Scones with caramelized onions and caraway seeds, made with optional rye flour. Very easy and delicious with soups and stews!
Festive Holiday Salads
This Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Vanilla Fig Dressing is the perfect side for a fall gathering or the Thanksgiving table. Juicy ripe pears, arugula, spiced nuts, pomegranate seeds, dried currants and gorgonzola are all tossed in a flavorful Vanilla Fig Dressing to create the most delicious balance of flavors.
Winter Happiness Salad! This Kale & Quinoa Salad with Apples, Chickpeas and Currants is perfect for fall- hearty vegan side or salad that can be made ahead- perfect for potlucks, gatherings or midweek lunches!
Roasted Broccoli Salad
Easy Roasted Broccoli Salad with toasted almonds, kalamata olives, and lemon zest, drizzled with delicious Mustard Seed Maple Dressing. Amazingly simple, yet filled with so much vibrant flavor.
Roasted Pumpkin Salad
This delicious Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Kale, Apples and Wild Rice is topped with Maple-glazed Pecans, dried cranberries, and a scrumptious, healthy, Allspice Vinaigrette. A tasty vegan side, perfect for the Thanksgiving table.
A simple, festive Radicchio Salad with Asian pears, walnuts, basil, shaved pecorino and pomegranate seeds in a simple vinaigrette dressing. Make ahead and toss before serving.
Fig and Arugula Salad
Here’s one of our all-time favorite fall salads- Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans and Basil tossed in a simple Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Roasted Vegetable Salad
A Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad with roasted Delicata squash, parsnips, sweet potatoes dressed with a delicious Maple Curry Vinaigrette on a bed of shredded kale and Brussels sprouts. Vegan and GF.
Holiday Crunch Salad
Holiday Crunch Salad with Quinoa, Pomegranate Seeds, avocado, parsley and toasted Almonds…a healthy vegan gluten -free salad to your holiday table!
BrusselS Sprout Salad
Brussel Sprout Salad with Hazelnuts and Dates This easy healthy vegan salad has a delicious combination of flavors and can be made ahead! Substitute dried cranberries for the dates for the Thanksgiving table!
A bright and cheery Persimmon Salad with shaved fennel, pomegranate, butter lettuce and tasty citrus vinaigrette.
Hope you enjoy these tasty side dishes.
Let us know your favorites in the comments below.
Vegan & Vegetarian Side Dishes
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 3 cups 1x
- Category: side dishes
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: american
- Diet: Vegan
Here are our favorite holiday side dishes- vegan side dishes, vegetarian side dishes, fall salads and beautiful baked goods for the holiday table. Cranberry Sauce:
- 4 cups cranberries, washed
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 orange, zested, then peeled and cut very small avoiding big parts of the membrane
- 1 small apple, diced
- pinch of salt
- In a pot, cook cranberries, maple syrup and a pinch of salt over medium heat, until lightly simmering and cranberries begin to pop, about 8 minutes. It is okay if cranberries are in different stages of breaking down. Some will be popped, some will still be whole.
- Remove cranberries from heat. Add diced apples, orange zest and chopped orange. Mix to combine. It will thicken as it cools.
- Refrigerate until serving. This will keep 3 days in the fridge.
This will keep 3 days in the fridge.
- Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
- Calories: 57
- Sugar: 11.4 g
- Sodium: 12.1 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.8 g
- Fiber: 1.2 g
- Protein: 0.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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It looks so super I would like to try these receipes and keto lifestyle is also good for the health.
I just want to let you know that I love your plant based recipes…well the ones that I have chosen to make have been an incredible tasty treat. I am going to try some of these side dishes this Thanksgiving. Can’t wait.
I am so glad to find you and keep doing what you are doing. You are truly a find. Thank you! Denise
🥰 Awww, thanks Denise!
This looks really good. I am going to try this on my family that is half vegan and half southern cooking. Should be fun and interesting. My husband and i are leaning more to the healthy part.
Thanks Debra- Many of the recipes can be adapted to vegan. And if you need help with any specific recipes, just ask!
I’m in Australia and don’t do thanksgiving but would start just to have a reason to make these recipes. This has to be some of the best healthy food I’ve seen. Just love receiving your emails with such beautifully presented food. Thank you Sylvia.
🥰 Awwww thanks Justine!
What a wonderful collection! The side dishes are elegant and festive for the Holidays, but I can see them fit for a weeknight dinner, too. Thanks so much, Sylvia!
I have discovered this site and already loving the recipes.
I cannot wait to get cooking.
Some beautiful sounding and looking recipes here. I can’t wait to try some of them. Thank you!
I just stumbled on this page and want to say THANK YOU in advance! Every one of these recipes sound and look so tasty! I can’t wait to try some. I’m making the Moroccan beets this weekend for a late holiday celebration. Super excited.
Thanks so much Danielle!
As someone who always wanted to cook I was scared to get near the oven cus of a incident where I burned myself but I’m willing to face my fears and I’m gonna start cooking thanks
You can do this! Proud of you!
I’m looking forward to trying the green bean and cauliflower gratin this year.
Thank you so much for posting these side dish recipes. It’s incredibly helpful! Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. One of the many things I am thankful for is you and your awesome blog full of delicious recipes!
Awwww. thanks! I’m thankful for you too. 😉
It looks so yummy ! I would like to try these receipes .
Love these ideas….thanks!
Sylvia, your food is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
LesWil- A northern California admirer.
Thanks, very. Sweet. 😉
it was really good
J’ai envie de toute la page. Que de belles idées. Merci à tous deux,et bisous d’une fidèle lectrice. Chris 06
Translated -I want the whole page. What beautiful ideas. Thank you both, and kisses from a faithful reader. Chris 06