While the turkey is usually the main event of Thanksgiving dinner, for vegans and people with gluten sensitivity/allergies the side dishes are usually the best part. There are many delicious fall foods your family can make while sticking to a vegan or gluten-free diet. I’d like to share with you 10 vegan and gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes for families to enjoy.
Five Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Leslie Durso
This can be served as a side dish but it also has enough protein to make this a main entree. View Recipe.
2. Walnut Apple Stuffing by Veg Kitchen
This stuffing doesn’t have to be baked inside the turkey in order to taste good! View Recipe.
3. Gingered Butternut Squash Soup by Dean Fearing, chef at Fearing’s in Dallas
You can top this soup with a dollop of cream and add pecans for a bit of crunch. View recipe.
4. Vegan Creamed Spinach by Veggie Quest
This side dish is super quick to make and has a velvety texture with a hint of nutmeg. View Recipe.
5. No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake by Laura Friendly
This cheesecake is easy to make and requires no baking. Tastes best the day after you make it. View Recipe.
Five Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
1. High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Oh She Glows
These potatoes have plenty of protein to include them in your dinner as a main dish. View Recipe.
2. Cornbread Stuffing with Maple Roasted Acorn Squash by Gluten Free Goddess
This elegant side dish looks super pretty on a plate. View Recipe.
3. Whole Roasted Carrots with Fresh Ginger by Grace Parisi / Food and Wine
These carrots bring gorgeous color to your table. View Recipe.
4. Green Bean Casserole by Irvin Lin / Eat the Love
This casserole incorporates nuts and mushrooms that play well with the flavor of the green beans. View Recipe.
5. Maple Pumpkin Custard by Danielle Walker / Against All Grain
This is a light pumpkin custard that tastes just like pumpkin pie but without the heavy crust. View Recipe.
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