Celebrating Thanksgiving as a kid is much different than celebrating as an adult.
As a kid, Thanksgiving meant no school, and hours watching Nickelodeon cartoon marathons in my bedroom. It meant Thanksgiving dinner precisely at noon, my mom extremely irritable from having to shuffle to the kitchen at 4 am that morning to start roasting the turkey. It meant eating turkey sandwiches and leftovers before it was even dark out, while a high volume of football droned on in the background.
And it meant as many servings of pie as I could take, before I’d collapse in my bed from a food coma.
“Don’t wake me I’m digesting!”
Now, as an adult (and as a vegan), I don’t have to repeat my moms Thanksgiving boot camp.
Instead, I can sleep in, have coffee with whipped topping by 9 am, and begin our annual Friends marathon in which we watch all the Thanksgiving episodes back to back. Because watching Monica and Ross fight over a football is the perfect way to start the holiday.
But even though it can be liberating to be in charge of Thanksgiving dinner, it also means that now YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF THANKSGIVING DINNER.
And if you’re not prepared, this can cause panic and anxiety in the days leading up to the holiday.
That’s why I’ve pulled together a list of 30 Vegan Thanksgiving side dishes, to help wow your guests while helping you keep your sanity. It’s the Thanksgiving everyone will love.
You can then watch Joey borrow Phoebe’s maternity pants to eat Thanksgiving turkey in peace.
Or as Joey would say, “These are my Thanksgiving pants!”.
30 Delicious Vegan Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Below you’ll find 30 amazing side dishes that are sure to add that wow factor to any Thanksgiving dinner! From stuffing to baked veggies to cranberry sauce, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
I’ve divided the recipes up into “traditional favorites” and “new favorites”; you’ll find the links to the recipes below each picture collage, starting from the top left square and moving to the right.
Traditional Thanksgiving Favorites:
New Thanksgiving Favorites:
Delicious Dessert Sides:
I hope you get a chance to make some of these amazing vegan Thanksgiving side dishes! If you do, make sure to share your creation with me on Instagram by tagging me @bohemian.vegan.kitchen + using the hashtag #bohemianvegankitchen.
Thank you for taking the time to invest in your health and happiness!