I thought it was just going to be my husband and me for Thanksgiving this year, but then my sister said she and her partner wanted to come over. And since they were coming, my husband invited one of his buddies. And since we were hosting a gathering, I invited my neighbor Anna and my blogger buddy, Ivonne.
This means that I’m cooking my first ever Thanksgiving this year. What’s worse is that all of our guests, except Ivonne, are omnivores. Oh the pressure! I’m considering lots of recipes and will try several over the next three weeks (my hubby’s looking forward to this!).
Today I’m sharing some of the side dishes I’m considering. The only one I’ve tried so far is the Spiced Coconut Spinach and that’s a definite maybe! It was easy to prepare, healthy and delicious. I want to try more dishes before finalizing my menu, however. So if you have any easy, healthy, delicious and vegan Thanksgiving recipes, feel free to share.
10 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes
1. Spiced Coconut Spinach from 101 Cookbooks
As a plant-based foodie, I’ve got to serve greens at Thanksgiving! This Spiced Coconut Spinach is a great way to dress up the greens for the holiday. I’ve tried this and give it two thumbs up!
2. Blue Hokkaido Pumpkin Stuffed with Mushrooms and “Cream” by Girl Eats Greens
I’ve never heard of a Blue Hokkaido Pumpkin, but if I can find one this dish is gonna grace my Thanksgiving table for sure!
3. Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup by Luminous Vegans
Soup is a welcoming first dish for a chilly Thanksgiving meal and this Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup looks warming and comforting.
4. Pumpkin Bread and Tempeh Stuffing by Vegan Richa
I didn’t think stuffing could get better, but making it with pumpkin bread just may take it to another level. This is a must-try recipe!
5. Maple Pecan Smashed Sweet Potatoes by GMO Free Girl
I used to make my sweet potatoes with marshmallows, but these Maple Pecan Smashed Sweet Potatoes are more enticing and healthier! I won’t be making this recipe this year, however; since Ivonne told me she’s bringing vegan candied sweet potatoes with a secret ingredient (I’m dying to know what it is!). I decided to include the recipe, however; because it looks so good!
6. Roasted Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts by Once Upon a Chef
This Roasted Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts is lighter and more fresh that the traditional cream of mushroom soup green bean casserole.
7. Ginger Cranberry Sauce by Healthy Blender Recipes
I love the combo of dried cherries and ginger in this recipe. Just might have to give this one a go!
8. Red Cabbage and Peas with Cumin and Mustard Seeds by Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen
What a great pop of color this Red Cabbage and Peas dish will add to my table! I also love that it’s super quick to put together.
9. Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by Krista Lawhon
Who doesn’t love mushrooms? Actually, I know a couple of people who don’t, but most guests will drool over these stuffed portobello mushrooms.
10. Raw Vegan Mashed Potatoes by Raw Vegan Power
I didn’t think it was possible to make raw mashed potatoes, but it looks like I was wrong! This dish, that I should note is made from cauliflower instead of potatoes, would certainly be healthy.
Here’s a few more delicious recipes suggested by readers!
Blackberry and Fig sweet and Spicy Compote/Chutney by Simply Vegetarian 777
When Sonal told me about this dish, I had to check it out. Yum – this looks amazing!!!
Vegan Stuffed Shells by Eat, Live, Burp
Pasta is my Italian hubby’s favorite food, so I know he’d love these Vegan Stuffed Shells.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Compassionate Tummies
Ivonne is already bringing candied sweet potatoes to the gathering, but if she wasn’t, I’d consider making these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.
Chestnut Stuffing by Vegan Monologue
I love the ease of this recipe!