Let’s be honest. We’re all really here for the sides (and desserts, of course)! If you’re looking to keep your Thanksgiving menu healthyish this year, you’ll love this list of Healthy Thanksgiving Sides. They’re yummy, indulgent, comforting, and perfect for the big day! Whether you’re looking for an easy casserole, a hearty salad, a side veggie or good ol’ mashed potatoes, you’ll find lots of options here. Cheers to the best Thanksgiving yet!
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What You Need For Serving The Best Thanksgiving Sides
- A beautiful casserole dish if you’re hosting.
- This on-the-go casserole dish that stays warm if you’re heading out!
- Serving spoons.
- A programmable slow cooker.
- Thrive market for healthy side dish ingredients!
Healthy Thanksgiving Sides
1. Veggie Casserole
We love serving this easy to make Vegetable Casserole at Thanksgiving! It only takes about 20 minutes to throw together and bake, so it’s perfect for a busy cooking schedule.
2. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
These delicious Creamy Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes are sure to be a hit with your guests this holiday season!
3. Winter Spiced Chickpeas
Looking for an easy veggie side? These Winter Spiced Chickpeas (with roasted sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, and pepitas) are a great option!
4. Green Bean Casserole
We’re adding a twist to this traditional side dish! Goodbye boring casserole, hello delicious Vegan Green Bean Casserole w/ Rosemary Garlic Mushrooms!
5. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with a Cranberry Mushroom Sauce that’s heavenly! Your guests will LOVE this easy recipe.
6. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with goat cheese, cranberries, and walnuts that makes for the perfect healthy Thanksgiving side!
7. Sweet Potato Soup
Creamy with the perfect balance of savory and sweet. This Sweet Potato Soup can be made in 25 minutes or less!
8. Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Bring the ultimate salad side with this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with dried cranberries, crunchy almond slices, and creamy goat cheese!
9. Vegan Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes loaded with sautéed mushrooms, carrots, and spinach. This Thanksgiving side dish is perfect for impressing your guests in an easy and delicious way!
10. Roasted Pumpkin Salad
Roasted Pumpkin Salad with chopped spinach, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate arils, creamy blue cheese, and drizzled with a savory olive oil dressing. This delicious and easy recipe is a Thanksgiving favorite!
11. Roasted Beets & Sweet Potato Salad
Sheet pan roasted beets and sweet potatoes with chopped lettuce, quinoa, and goat cheese. It doesn’t get much better than this classic Roasted Beets & Sweet Potato Salad!
12. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
Creamy, delicious, and with all the goodness of regular ol’ mac & cheese. This lightened-up Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese is one of the best Thanksgiving sides!
13. Pumpkin Curry Soup
Make your Thanksgiving table extra cozy with this delicious, creamy Pumpkin Curry Soup!
14. Harissa Veggies
It doesn’t get much easier than roasted veggies topped with the delicious flavors of harissa and a creamy tahini sauce!
15. Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad
With only 5 ingredients, your guests will love this delicious Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad on Thanksgiving!
16. Fall-Inspired Cheese Board
This Fall-Inspired Cheese Board will impress your guests! Not only is it delicious and perfect as a pre-dinner appetizer, but it’s also beautiful as a table centerpiece. This cheese board is one of our favorites!
17. Pomegranate Pecan Salad
The perfect balance of sweet, savory, crunchy, and all things fall. This Pomegranate Pecan Salad w/ Cinnamon Apples is one of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes!
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