28 Vegan Thanksgiving Sides You Need to Try
These vegan Thanksgiving sides prove you don't need meat or dairy to add festive flavor to your holiday dinner.
Crusty Homemade Bread
Crackling homemade bread makes an average day extraordinary. Enjoy this beautiful crusty bread recipe as is, or stir in a few favorites like cheese, garlic, herbs and dried fruits. Pair it with your favorite vegan turkey alternative. —Megumi Garcia, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Vegan Green Bean CasseroleNow everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole, but no one will taste the difference! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Bring on the cranberry sauce! This vegan version is just what you need on your vegan-friendly Thanksgiving table. Plus, this recipe can be made on the stovetop or in your trusty Instant Pot.
Mushroom and Sweet Potato PotpieThe last time I was in the U.S., I had an amazing mushroom and beer pot pie at a small brewpub. It was so rich and comforting. I tried numerous versions when I got home and I think I’ve come pretty close! — Iben Ravn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Filled with fresh bread, onion, celery and carrots, Running on Real Food’s vegan stuffing recipe will leave you, well, stuffed. If you’re looking for even more festive flavor, she recommends throwing cranberries, chopped nuts, diced apples or chopped mushrooms into the mix.
Pomegranate Persimmon SaladTo bring some sunshine to the table, I toss up a bright salad of persimmons and pomegranate seeds, dressed with a puckery vinaigrette. —Linda Tambunan, Dublin, California
Vegans, rejoice! You can now savor in the sweet, flaky goodness of cornbread—without the eggs and butter. Save a serving of this vegan cornbread recipe to enjoy alongside your Thanksgiving leftover meal the next day (you’ll thank me later).