Friendsgiving: It’s simply a Thanksgiving dinner celebration but with your friends. So serving your friends other friends (that is, animals) while celebrating Friendsgiving …
… not OK. But don’t fret. There are so many delicious vegan Thanksgiving side dishes to choose from that the hard part won’t be bringing a vegan dish—it’ll be choosing only one to bring.
What Should I Bring to Friendsgiving?
A vegan side dish, of course—here are some great options you might consider:
1. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
For a healthy and delicious take on the typical mashed potato side dish, consider making vegan garlic mashed cauliflower.
2. Thanksgiving Stuffing
There are so many different ways to make vegan stuffing. For any recipe, make sure that your bread is egg– and dairy-free, that your butter is vegan, and that your broth or stock is made from vegetables.
3. Mac and ‘Cheese’
Blow your friends’ socks off with a vegan baked mac and cheese dish.
4. Dinner Rolls
Is it really Thanksgiving Friendsgiving without some dinner rolls? For pull-apart ones that’ll rival grandma’s, watch below:
5. Cranberry Sauce
All you’ll need is cranberries, orange juice, agave syrup, and chia seeds!
6. Green Bean Casserole
What’s a Friendsgiving celebration without a green bean casserole to cut into? Try this easy vegan and gluten-free recipe:
7. Sweet Potato Casserole
Speaking of casseroles, you can’t forget the sweet potato kind! Thrive Market has everything you need to make this one—just add sweet potatoes:
8. Brussels Sprouts
For a recipe that’s sure to tantalize even the pickiest of eaters, try our Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Cranberry Wild Rice:
9. Stuffed Acorn Squash
For something a little fancier, consider bringing a stuffed acorn squash side dish. This one with vegan sausage, green apple, and walnuts is a surefire crowd-pleaser:
10. Glazed Carrots
No Friendsgiving table would be complete without some sort of yummy carrot dish. These balsamic glazed carrots look almost too good to eat:
Animals are friends, not food. They don’t belong on serving platters, whether it’s a holiday celebration or a random Tuesday night dinner.
Give your friends—all your friends—something to be truly thankful for.
Bringing a vegan Thanksgiving side dish to your Friendsgiving potluck is a win-win situation: You and your friends will eat healthier, and you’ll save animals’ lives. Step up your game by bringing a few vegan starter kits with you to Friendsgiving to pass out: