Here are our most popular Thanksgiving Side dishes!
Whether you are looking for traditional Thanksgiving side dishes, healthy, plant-based, vegetable side dishes, Thanksgiving Salads or Thanksgiving Desserts you’ll find our readers’ favorites here.
Most of these healthy side dish recipes are quick and easy, lean and healthy, vegan-adaptable, and 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 Thanksgiving side dishes. 🙂
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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.
This Roasted Delicata Squash with shallots and hazelnuts is the perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish -elegant, flavorful and unique, it’s beautiful too. Vegan!
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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!
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!
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!
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.
Thanksgiving 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.
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.
Fig Bruschetta with Cambozola and Sage Honey– a simple delicious appetizer highlighting fresh figs that comes together in minutes, perfect for fall gatherings and special events.
One-bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with hazelnuts and chocolate chips are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and accented with fresh ginger. These cookies are healthy, delicious, gluten-free and can be made in 30 minutes!
This recipe for Easy Apple Pie is made with spiced roasted apples and “pie crust” cookies. A fun quick way to make apple pie with all the comforting flavors and a guaranteed flakey crispy crust.
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tart– Silky smooth, chocolaty hazelnut filling with a crisp hazelnut crust- a deceptively decadent recipe that is both vegan and gluten-free!
Rustic Pear Galette with Walnut Crust – a cozy fall dessert that is easy to make- perfect for fall gatherings, holidays and parties. A delicious rustic tart that can be made ahead.
Get festive with a Pear Tree Cocktail. Perfumed pear, backed by evergreen notes of rosemary and juniper – a cocktail that is both unique and utterly evocative of the winter holidays!
Blood Orange Negroni – a slight twist on the classic, with a splash of festive blood orange juice.
Berry Naughty -A holiday cocktail made with Rye whiskey, cranberry, lemon, and 2 liqueurs, topped with a dash of celery bitters – and whichever garnish you feel is merited this year.
Hope you enjoy these Thanksgiving side dishes, appetizers, salads, desserts and cocktails.
Let us know your favorites in the comments below.
Here are our favorite Thanksgiving 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.
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