In the past, following a plant-based or vegan diet may have meant your choices were limited at holiday meals, even beyond the turkey: Mashed potatoes are made with buttermilk, there are eggs in rolls and green bean casserole is usually made with bacon — so many Thanksgiving dishes off-limits. As an increasing number of people choose a plant-based or vegan diet for personal or health reasons, there are more and more recipes created for vegan Thanksgiving recipes. Drop that tofurkey and instead make one of these vegan Thanksgiving sides that are so yummy, you won’t feel like you’re missing out.
1. Stuffing-Muffins With Mashed Potatoes and Gravy: The best part of Thanksgiving is mixing all of the foods on your plate together — this just makes the process all the faster. (via The Colorful Kitchen)
2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash With Dried Cranberries and Dijon Vinaigrette: Crispy, caramelized and slightly bitter Brussels sprouts pair with sweet and creamy butternut squash, tart and sweet dried cranberries and a little hint of spiciness from the Dijon vinaigrette. This dish is epic. (via Blogging Over Thyme)
6. Spicy Sweet Potato Soup With Coconut Cream & Sriracha: Swap out the usual pumpkin soup for another seasonal flavor: sweet potato. (via Sew French)
13. Red Curry Mashed Potatoes: This dish uses coconut milk instead of buttermilk, and can be made ahead the day before to help free up a little time to prepare your other Thanksgiving dishes. (via Cooking Curries)
15. Protein Packed Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy: There’s sneaky hidden cauliflower and silken tofu in this recipe, but you won’t taste anything other than garlicky, cheesy vegan mashed potatoes. (via Eat Within Your Means)
18. Cumin Roasted Cauliflower With Black Lentils: Thinking of a healthy Thanksgiving dinner side dish that isn’t a potato? This cumin roasted cauliflower with black lentils is just what you need! (via The Awesome Green)
19. Roasted Cinnamon Little Potatoes and Pumpkin: These roasted baby potatoes are not your average spud. They’re crispy, sweet and perfectly seasoned, so you’ll probably want to make extra. (via Noshing With the Nolands)
Are you serving any vegan dishes at your Thanksgiving meal this year? Let us know what they are in the comments.