32 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.

Say goodbye to boring vegan sides and hello to tasty and just as comforting vegan Thanksgiving sides. We have everything from Brussels sprout ideas to side dishes for veggie lovers. Rest assured, these recipes aren’t overly complicated—they are easy to prep and make (just like these easy Thanksgiving sides). Get ready to have the best Thanksgiving dinner yet!

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Crusty Homemade Bread

Crackling homemade bread is always a huge hit. Dip into olive oil for a gourmet experience.
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is such a classic holiday dish. Trust us, no one will be able to taste the difference.
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Cranberry Sauce

Bring on the stunning and delicious cranberry sauce! This vegan version is just what you need on your vegan-friendly Thanksgiving table.

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Mushroom and Sweet Potato Potpie

This mushroom and sweet potato pot pie is rich and comforting. Instead of beer, you can use a dry red wine as an alternative.
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Vegan Stuffing

Filled with fresh bread, onion, celery and carrots, this dish will leave you feeling satisfied and happy. Fresh herbs and savory mushrooms make this flavorful vegan stuffing recipe a crowd-pleaser.

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Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

This bright salad bursts of flavor thanks to the persimmons and pomegranate seeds. The tangy vinaigrette is the cherry on top.
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Vegan Cornbread

Now, vegans can savor the sweet, flaky goodness of cornbread—without the eggs and butter.

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Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

With a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze, this squash is sweet as can be. This is comfort food—and it’s easy to prepare.
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Roasted Carrots & Fennel

This addictive vegetable combo is a fresh and simple recipe that is great paired with leafy greens.
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Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes

Mix up a classic with this divine Mediterranean-inspired mashed potatoes. It tastes great on its own or drizzled with tahini sauce.
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Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

The combination of roasted Brussels sprouts and pumpkin results in a savory and sweet side dish you won’t be able to get enough of.
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Citrus Sweet Potatoes

In this dish, the stunning orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through. The nutty topping adds a needed crunch.
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Garlic-Herb Fried Patty Pan Squash

This air-fried dish tastes like fall in a bowl. The thyme and parsley add a wonderful, earthy flavor.
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Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

This nutritious rice dish is a vegan’s dream. The apple and raisins add a light sweetness.
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Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

This simple sauce is made up of sweet red peppers, almonds and parsley. It’s also great on top of salads.
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Grilled Cauliflower Wedges

This side dish is incredibly easy, yet is packed with a smoky flavor from the grill. The red pepper flakes add some heat.
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Beets in Orange Sauce

Top your beets with a stunning orange glaze. Now all your family members will be able to get their veggies in.
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Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a great side dish option. With shredded ginger and minced garlic, this recipe takes Brussels sprouts to another level.
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Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

This air-fryer cauliflower side is easy to prep, and only uses a handful of ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a kick to this dish.
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Warm, Tasty Greens with Garlic

This tasty dish uses kale, tomatoes and garlic to create a delicious and healthy side. It’s a great recipe to make, especially if you have a bunch of kale.
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Cider Baked Squash

With ingredients like apple cider and ground cinnamon, you’re in for a sweet treat.
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Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans

This recipe is a contest winner for a good reason. Sweet potatoes loaded with black beans, peppers and onions gives this dish a southwestern flair. The peanut butter adds a wonderful nutty touch.
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Air-Fryer Roasted Green Beans

In only twenty minutes, this recipe will give you perfectly crispy green beans that are packed with flavor. The addition of mushrooms and onion adds a sweet and earthy touch to the dish.
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Oven-Roasted Spiced Carrots

If you’ve never had oven-roasted carrots, you are in for a treat. Warm cinnamon notes as well as some spice from the paprika and chili powder make these carrots delectable.
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Air-Fryer Red Potatoes

One of the best way to use up fall vegetables is by roasting them. The rosemary in this dish gives these air-fryer red potatoes a distinctive but subtle taste. It’s a wonderful addition to any menu.
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Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

This sweet potato dish is topped with dried cherries and walnuts. The cherries add a hint of tartness, while the walnuts add a much needed crunch.
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Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is full of hearty vegetables and pasta. It’s colorful as can be.
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My Underground Vegetable Salad

These oven-roasted root vegetables are earthy and subtly sweet. Feel free to add even more vegetables.
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Garden Vegetable & Herb Soup

This soup is hearty, soothing and just plain good. The vegetables and herbs come together to create fall in a bowl.
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Lemon Mushroom Orzo

This dish is something to write home about. With earthy mushrooms and bright lemons, this orzo recipe comes together easily and will make your stomach happy.
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Herb-Roasted Olives & Tomatoes

Eat these roasted tomatoes and olives with fresh bread or crackers.
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Roasted Balsamic Red Potatoes

Italian seasonings and balsamic vinegar make these potatoes extra special. The vinegar gives this dish a wonderful tanginess that you won’t be able to resist.

Lauren Jarvis-Gibson
Lauren has spent more than eight years writing lifestyle, health and wellness content for publishers like Allure, Teen Vogue and Thought Catalog. As Taste of Home's assistant editor, she ran the Holiday, Healthy and Desserts newsletters, and wrote and edited everything from recipe tutorials to healthy eating tips. After work hours, you can find Lauren trying out new pasta recipes, obsessing over her dog, Andre, and working on her third book of poetry.