Whether you're a vegetarian yourself or inviting over some vegetarian friends and family this Thanksgiving, you'll want to be sure that there are some yummy options for Thanksgiving dinner that are meatless and made without animal products. Luckily, these vegetarian Thanksgiving side dish recipes are some of the best vegetarian recipes I've seen floating around online, and they'll appeal to everyone at the dinner table (vegetarian or not!). If you're vegetarian, there's no reason you can't enjoy some serious delicious eats on Thanksgiving, and if you try out any of these recipes on Nov. 24, you'll know exactly what I mean.
So many U.S. holidays have a traditional menu that is filled with meat-inspired main courses and dairy-product side dishes, and Thanksgiving is one of them. But you know what? Just because tradition calls for something doesn't mean you have to stick with it. After all, it's your celebration, you can do what you want! I would beg to argue that even meat-eaters would love any one of these 12 side dishes below. For some of them, including a vegetarian mac and cheese and cheesy scalloped potatoes, I bet many people wouldn't even realize that the dishes are dairy-free. Don't believe me? Try out some of these delicious recipes on Thanksgiving day.
1. Vegan Smokey Mac And Greens
2. Autumn Kale Salad
3. Roasted Fennel And Cauliflower With Chickpeas
4. Sweet Potato Casserole With A Crunch Nut Crumble
5. Lemony Roasted Asparagus
6. Rosemary Potato Biscuits
7. Vegan Meatballs
8. Roasted Red Pepper Soup
9. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes And Brussels Sprouts With Rosemary and Garlic
Potatoes and Brussels sprouts... who knew they'd make such a great combo? Oh She Glows did! Check out her Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary and Garlic recipe.
10. Mediterranean Pasta Salad With Raw Squash And Feta
Looking for a filling side salad recipe? Cookie + Kate's Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Raw Squash and Feta is a must-try.
11. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
12. Romanesco Black Lentil Pilaf
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