Saturday, November 19, 2022

10 Vegan and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Sides

This a traditional Tzimmis when baked melts together for a chunky delicious mix of fall flavors.

sweet potato, tzimmis, apples, prunes
The photo is before it was baked. It becomes creamy and delicious when baked.

A healthier choice for yam casserole with apricots and apples adding to the sweetness for a wonderful yam bake.

Thanksgiving yam bake, apples, Yams, vegan
Before Baking

The perfectly healthy cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving using fresh cranberries with sweet apples spiced with interesting flavors.

Thanksgiving cranberry chutney - vegan

One of my favorite salads. It's sweet and crunchy and perfect for Thanksgiving since it is best to make it the night before to give the incredible flavors a chance to mingle and the carrots a chance to relax.

Grated carrot salad with nuts and cranberries

Enjoy this rich vegan gravy over dairy free mashed potatoes. A real comfort food without the heavy fats and calories.

mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy-vegan

A simple but delicious combination of two complementary vegetables. 

roasted asparagus and roasted cherry tomatoes

Roasted vegetables are perfect for Thanksgiving because they can be served hot or at room temperature so they can be made in advance. It's all in the presentation. Make a variety of vegetables in advance and arrange on a platter. 

beautiful roasted vegetable platter

A wonderful quinoa side that is both flavorful and delicious. Your guests will keep coming back for more. 

Asian Quinoa vegetable slaw, GF

Green Bean

A healthier alternative to the more traditional high fat green bean casserole in a mushroom cream sauce.

Roasting is the tastiest way to cook Brussels sprouts. They are crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Even Brussels sprouts haters are swayed by this recipe.

Roasted Brussels sprouts

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  1. So much to love about this post. Great recipes! Thank you!

  2. What a great selection! We have one vegetarian at our Thanksgiving dinner. She also has allergies, but some of these recipes could be useful! Thanks, and have a great holiday.

    best… mae at

  3. These all sound like wonderful side dishes!!

  4. Great ideas for Thanksgiving!......Abrazotes, Marcela

  5. I'd love to try them all! Yumm!

    Happy Monday, Judee!

  6. What a lovely and seasonal selection of sides! The Tzimmis and Apple, Yam, and Dried Apricot Casserole look especially good (I have a sweet 🦷). I know your Thanksgiving table will be a thing of beauty and color!


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