Planning a vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving dinner or just want to have plenty of healthy vegetables and side dishes for everyone at your table? Browse through these recipes to get inspired by plenty of potato and sweet potato recipes, fall-themed vegetable side dishes, maple-sweetened squash, green bean casserole and more.
01 of 07
Green bean casserole is, for some reason or another, a traditional Thanksgiving side dish all over the United States. There's no reason you can't have something a little different though. Here's a few ways to prepare green beans for your Thanksgiving dinner.
02 of 07
You definitely need at least one potato dish on your Thanksgiving table, and if you are hosting a larger celebration, then you'll probably want to choose one potato dish and one sweet potato dish. Mashed potatoes with a vegetarian gravy and a sweet potato casserole are perhaps the most traditional Thanksgiving side dishes, but the variations on potato dishes are endless. Here's a few to try, all of which are vegetarian, and most are vegan as well.
Vegan... Mashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs (Pictured)
03 of 07
Sweet potatoes or yams are a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition, in just about any form. You can make whipped sweet potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, oven-roasted, or in a casserole. Here's plenty of vegetarian and vegan sweet potato side dishes for Thanksgiving.
04 of 07
Cranberries, in one form or another, are practically a requirement at any Thanksgiving table, and, cooking them from fresh or frozen doesn't need to take too much time or energy. Don't believe me? Check out how simple some of these cranberry sauce recipes are:
Cranberry Sauce with Blueberries (pictured)Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Why are Brussels sprouts popular at Thanksgiving? I can't tell you, but I like them, so I tend to eat them much more often than just once a year. Here's a few simple ways to prepare Brussels sprouts as a vegetarian and vegan side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner:
Easy Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts (pictured)
06 of 07
For something simple and familiar as a Thanksgiving side dish, carrots are a popular choice. Whether simply roasted, or glazed with sugar or maple syrup, carrots will add some color and nutrition to your plate.
07 of 07
There's a wide variety of regional traditions when it comes to side dishes across these United States. This list of vegetable dishes and side dishes for vegetarians and vegan is by no means comprehensive, but it is a good place to start. Here's even more miscellaneous side dish ideas for your Thanksgiving table:
Sweet Crockpot Butternut Squash (pictured)