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The Ultimate List of Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

. 3 min read . Written by Jennifer
The Ultimate List of Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Everyone says the tofurkey is the star at the Thanksgiving table, but let's be honest -- Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes.

From wild mushroom-bacon stuffing to baked mash potatoes and creamed corn, we've put together the ultimate list of Thanksgiving side dishes to stuff your face with. Plus, each side dish recipe is so easy to make, anyone can pull this together - even if it's their first time peeling potatoes.

Wild Mushroom-Bacon Sourdough Stuffing

Turn crispy sourdough bread into a savory mushroom and bacon stuffing, then smother in lots of buttery goodness (and don't stop there - add some more). This stuffing recipe is so good and savory, everyone will just want to dive right in.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

There's no reason to wait until dessert for something sweet. Candied sweet potatoes are a lighter alternative to a heavier sweet potato casserole, but comforting enough to grab your attention. Pro tip: top with toasted marshmallows or caramelized pecans!

Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Is there anything more comforting than a heaping bowl of mashed potatoes? If your secret ingredient is drizzling this with brown butter, your secret is safe with us. Pro tip: topped with chives and bread crumbs for some color and crunch!

Baked Mac and Cheese

Serve us a bowl of homemade macaroni and cheese with ooey-gooey bubbly vegan cheese and we'll be so happy. A classic version always works, this recipe one has cauliflower baked inside! Pro tip: switch it up and use cheddar, parmesan, and mozzarella

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Brussel sprouts and bacon are meant to be together and this recipe is dedicated to anyone who is convinced otherwise. Pro tip: Add more bacon, drizzle on cranberry sauce, or throw on fried onions.

Creamed Corn

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Honestly, this side dish should just be considered a main because cream corn gets eaten down so quickly! Luckily, you can make a big batch of creamed corn that can be prepared ahead, then heated on the stovetop or prepared in a slow cooker on the morning of.

Complete your Thanksgiving dinner with dinner rolls, buttermilk biscuits, cornbread, muffins, and other carb-filled items to the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day. Get all your Thanksgiving essentials here!

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