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For everyone who stacks their thanksgiving plate to the ceiling you know that during Thanksgiving, the main course is not the main attraction. With so many delicious side dishes just waiting to be paired, it’s no surprise why the Thanksgiving holiday is known for a plethora of foods, not one.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the best of the rest, those scrumptious side dishes that make it impossible to put down your fork. Sit back, relax, and move your belt down a buckle, because we’re diving headfirst into Thanksgiving sides, courtesy of our Food Monster App.

Mashed Potatoes and Veggies

Mashed potatoes side dish

Source: Rosemary Potatoes

We begin with Mashed Potatoes, the loadstone of every Thanksgiving feast. If you’re in a creamy mood, try Lisa Lott’s Creamy Scalloped Potatoes With Thyme. Courtney West‘s Roasted Shiitake With Celeriac Potato Purée gives some excellent color and fall flavor to the table. The Rosemary Potatoes by Rene Barker is a classic take on thanksgiving potatoes that’s easy to amend and make your own. Jordan and Clark Cord‘s Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes fills a similar role with the addition of cauliflower. Jessica Gavin‘s Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes With Swiss Chard gives cauliflower the center stage to give your Thanksgiving plate a delicious crunch.


Roasted Beets and Kale Salad Side Dish

Source: Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema and Hazelnuts 

Viktoria Radichkova’s Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema and Hazelnuts adds a spicy-sweet salad to your table. Warm Butternut, Red Cabbage, Quinoa and Almond Salad by Rachel Hanawalt will pair with things like stuffing and protein.  Spinach Salad With Barley Bacon by Zsu Dever provides a refreshing plant-based take on a classic. for a more refreshing, post-meal dish, try Nancy Partington‘s Beet and Lentil Salad With Beet Greens fits the bill. For the opposite, try  Danielle Clark‘s Rosemary Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad.

Roasted Veggies

Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts [Vegan]

Source: Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts 

Courtney West‘s Roasted Shiitake With Celeriac Potato Purée fills the roasted vegetable slot just as well as the salad slot. Robin Runner’s Moroccan Roasted Carrots With Harissa will add some delicious and spicy crunch. Healing Spice Roasted Autumn Vegetables With Maple-Tahini Dressing by Christina Bedetta gives some delicious creamy flavor. Viktoria Radichkova’s Sesame-Roasted Maple Chipotle Delicata Squash is a mix of the two, with sweetness, spice, and creamy texture for a huge flavor diversity. Maria Llamas‘s Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts gives some added savory-sweetness to your table.


Go Nuts With These Nutty Dishes

Source: Chestnut Mushroom Stuffing 

Cathy Elton‘s Chestnut Mushroom Stuffing gives your stuffing that classic, fluffy feel. Daniela Modesto‘s Cauliflower Cranberry Sage Stuffing can be used for a more tangy flavor. Jessica Sepel‘s Almond and Herb-Stuffed Mushrooms could be included with any main entree. Gretchen Price‘s Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms is a veggie take on a splendidly delicious Thanksgiving classic.

Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Dips

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Source: Slow-Cooked Spiced Apple Butter

Larice Feuerstein‘s Slow-Cooked Spiced Apple Butter is perfect to lather on to any savory dish. For a Thanksgiving essential, try the Festive Cranberry Sauce by Alenoosh MatakupanPeffe Stahl‘s Sunflower Seeds and Brussels Sprouts Pesto adds some excellent color to your table. Camille David’Savory Hazelnut Chestnut Spread can be spread onto any food for some buttery flavor on any Thanksgiving food. Alenoosh Matakupan‘s Oil-Free Gravy will let you bathe any of your selections is savory gravy. Yum.

Still need more Thanksgiving ideas? We’ve got plenty! Check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide for all the plant-based Thanksgiving recipes you could hope for, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. With the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes also on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Chestnut Mushroom Stuffing 

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