Thanksgiving dinner is hard enough without having complicated sides to make too. Easy side dishes for Thanksgiving are key to making the dinner way less stressful.
These are all vegetarian, and can either be made ahead or only need 15 minutes (or less!) of prep. And they're all big on flavor!
Updated September 20, 2022
This roundup of easy side dishes for Thanksgiving consists of 6 of my favorites that I make over and over. They include a carrots recipe that was published on Food Network when I did some work with them a few years ago. And don't miss my Boozy Cranberry Sauce that was published in Parade Magazine!
There's no fancy ingredients, and take little prep time. Or, if they take a little more trouble, they can be completely made ahead of time, and simply warmed up in time for your big feast!
#1. Maple Candied Carrots with Currants
VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE < 5 INGREDIENTS 15-MINUTE PREP
Get the recipe - Maple Candied Carrots with Currants
#2. Spiralized Sweet Potatoes and Apples in Citrus Butter
EASILY MADE VEGAN READY IN 30 MINUTES MAKE AHEAD
Get the recipe here - Spiralized Sweet Potatoes and Apples in Citrus Butter
#3. Easy Buttermilk Cornbread
15 MINUTE PREP MAKE AHEAD
Get the recipe here - Easy Buttermilk Cornbread
#4. Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
GLUTEN-FREE READY IN 15 MINUTES
Get the recipe here - Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
#5. Boozy Cranberry Sauce with Pears and Raisins
VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE MAKE AHEAD 15-MINUTE PREP
Get the recipe here - Boozy Cranberry Sauce with pears and Raisins
#6. Spinach Madeline
Get the recipe here - Spinach Madeline
If you try any of these easy side dishes, I’d love to hear about it. And if you’re on Instagram, snap a photo and post it there. Just don’t forget to tag me @wimpyvegetarian!!
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