Thanksgiving dinner is easily the best meal of the year. Sure, the warmth of family helps makes it extra special, but the comfort of holiday food is undeniable. Granny’s sausage stuffing? Yes please. Homemade turkey gravy? Pour it on. Cranberry sauce in the shape of a can? Delicious. Still, food allergies abound in nearly every family, and it IS possible to make this meal one that everyone can enjoy together.
Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, including a few vegan and dairy-free recipes.
First up, sweet potato casserole. It’s warm, perfectly spiced, and is sure to fill your belly with happiness. JoyFoodSunshine has a vegan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe that is sweetened naturally with apple sauce. You won’t miss the sugar or butter, we promise.
Then there’s everyone’s guilty pleasure, the green bean casserole. What if we told you that this can be made without canned soup? It’s true! And so delicious. Check out this Vegan Green Bean Casserole from Minimalist Baker, featuring crisp green beans and fresh mushrooms.
Don’t overlook the potential of a beautiful Thanksgiving salad. We loved adding color, and we really love adding squash, which is perfect for the season. If you wanna WOW your guests, try this Delicata Squash Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette from The Nourish Exchange.
Don’t worry, we would never, ever forget about dessert. There’s nothing that says “Happy Thanksgiving” quite like a pumpkin pie. Here’s a dairy-free recipe from The Spruce Eats that has a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth crust thanks to coconut oil.
Wherever you go, and whatever you’re eating, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.