19 Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

If you’re preparing a dairy-free Thanksgiving meal, there are plenty of ways to make your sides full of flavor without using milk or cheese. Some are healthy, vegan updates on potato gratin and green bean casserole, while others–like the Kasha and Squash Pilaf, or Thanksgiving Tzimmes (below)–are Jewish-inspired dishes that beg to be served alongside turkey and gravy.

Green Beans
Green Beans with Honey Tahini Glaze
Green Bean Casserole from Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Thanksgiving Tzimmes (below)
Sweet Potato Kishke and Gravy
Vegan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes from The Food Network
Dairy-Free Saffron Scalloped Potatoes from Tori Avey
Make-Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Topping from Pickles n Honey
Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel from Meghan Telpner

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Salads and Greens
Kale with Currants, Lemon, and Olives from Food and Wine
Hearty Kale Salad with Kobocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, and Toasted Hazelnuts from Food 52
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake Bacon from Olives for Dinner

Grain-Based Side Dishes
Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese from Oh My Veggies
Kasha with Squash and Pomegranate from The New York Times
Wild Rice Pilaf from Ina Garten (use olive oil instead of butter)
Turkey-Shaped Challah

Stuffing and Gravy

Turkey Gravy from The Kitchn
Cornbread Stuffing with Mushrooms from The Forward
The Best Vegan Stuffing Recipe from Serious Eats
Slow Cooker Sourdough and Fresh Herbs Casserole from Kitchen Treaty

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