These vegetarian side dish recipes are quick and easy, healthy-ish and most are vegan-adaptable. Full of healing nutrients our bodies crave -perfect for everyday meals and meal-prepping. And some are a little more decadent, intended for special occasions, or “once a year” dinners – perfect for the holidays.
Vegetable Side Dishes
A simple recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with garlic and balsamic- tender, caramelized and full of toasty deep flavor. An easy vegan vegetable side dish ready in 30 minutes!
Green Beans with Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette, a simple, delicious side dish that will enhance almost any meal. Vegan and Gluten-free.
Pan Seared Turnips with Miso Glaze Pan-seared Hakurei Turnips, tossed with a flavorful ginger miso glaze. A simple and addicting appetizer or side dish. Vegan and GF.
This Roasted Delicata Squash with shallots and hazelnuts is the perfect healthy Side Dish -elegant, flavorful and unique, it’s beautiful too. Vegan!
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!
15-Minute Broccoli Video
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 – 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!
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!
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!
Savory Leek Bread Pudding with Gruyere and Thyme – a delicious decadent Thanksgiving side dish, perfect for the holiday table.
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!
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 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.
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.
Cauliflower Gratin with Garlic and Sage a cozy, rich comforting side dish featuring our favorite fall veggie- cauliflower! Keep it vegetarian!
Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic- a keto version of mashed potatoes, this Creamy Mashed cauliflower is divine.
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.
The easiest recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – creamy fluffy and light, these can be made in just 20 minutes! Vegan adaptable!
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.
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.
Miso Roasted Butternut Squash- a savory Thanksgiving side dish full of umami flavor.
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!
A simple delicious recipe for Savory Leek Bread , a delicious addition to your holiday spread.
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!
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.
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.
Here are our favorite holiday side dishes- appetizers, salads, sides, desserts and drinks- PLUS the recipe for the BEST Cranberry Sauce, sweetened with Maple Syrup!
- 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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