Thanksgiving Sides + Desserts

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Last Updated on November 20, 2022

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and I’m rounding up some of my favorite Thanksgiving sides and desserts to bring to your holiday table. Whether you’re celebrating with a small crowd or large, these recipes are perfect for your holiday meal.

These recipes may not all be traditional holiday recipes, but they’re simple to make, and a perfect way to add some nutritious flavor to your holiday. From roasted veggies, to wild rice salads to pumpkin bars, there’s something for everyone at the table!

Thanksgiving Sides

1. Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

These simple maple dijon roasted carrots are sweet and savory, and a delicious way to eat more veggies.

maple roasted carrots

2. Za’atar Smashed Potatoes

Za’atar smashed potatoes are crispy, zesty, and have the perfect middle eastern touch. These may not be a traditional thanksgiving side, but they’re so good with a homemade chipotle tahini.

3. Arugula Farro Salad

Arugula Farro Salad is the perfect side salad topped with lentils, sweet potatoes, green apples, and tossed in a delicious citrus vinaigrette.

farro salad

4. Paprika Roasted Carrot Fries

Paprika Roasted Carrot Fries are made with a few simple spices then roasted until crispy. Top them off with pomegranate seeds, optional feta cheese and fresh herbs!

Carrot Fries

5. Tricolor Roasted Potatoes

These sliced roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving! Lightly seasoned with a few simple spices and baked until golden and tender. 

sliced roasted potatoes

6. Wild Rice Salad

A colorful wild rice salad loaded with all the delicious flavors! Wild rice, crunchy walnuts, roasted sweet potatoes and the creamiest green goddess tahini dressing come together to form this delicious dish. 

green tahini sauce

7. Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

This Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce is filled with veggies! It’s dairy-free and made from coconut milk, pumpkin puree, roasted veggies and delicious spices.

8. Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts! The delicious miso marinade adds the perfect sweet and salty kick to these brussels sprouts, and comes together so easily.

miso roasted brussels sprouts

9. Chili Garlic Green Beans

Spicy Chili Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dishes! They’re lightly pan-fried then tossed in a spicy chili sauce, then garnished with green onions, sesame seeds and slivered almonds for an added crunch.

chili garlic green beans

10. Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Flavorful Whole Roasted Cauliflower seasoned with a few simple spices and topped with the most delicious turmeric tahini sauce. It’s the perfect side dish to serve to your family and friends!

11. Kale & Pear Salad

Fall-inspired Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Sliced Pears. This salad is loaded with feel-good ingredients, and can even be made a couple of days in advance for an easy meal prep!

kale salad

Thanksgiving Desserts

1. Spelt Flour Carrot Cake

Spelt Flour Carrot Cake is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup, and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting that can be made dairy-free!

2. Apple Walnut Loaf

Gluten-free Apple Walnut Loaf is made with almond and oat flour, lightly sweetened with coconut sugar, and packed with walnuts in every bite.

3. Vegan Chocolate Tart

This delicious vegan chocolate tart is the perfect plant-based dessert! It’s made with a walnut date crust and has the creamiest four ingredient chocolate filing.

vegan chocolate tart

4. Apple Crumb Cake

The perfect Apple Crumb Cake that’s moist, sweet, and filled with chunks of fresh apples. It’s gluten and dairy-free, and makes for the perfect sweet treat.

apple crumb cake

5. Flourless Tahini Brownies

These rich and decadent Gluten-Free Tahini Brownies are the perfect chocolate dessert! They’re dairy-free, protein rich, and have the fudgiest chocolate texture.

Tahini Brownies

6. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Bars

These gluten-free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars are the perfect fall treat. They’re made with oat flour and almond flour, and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar.

7. S’mores Fudge Bars

Gluten-free S’mores Oatmeal Fudge Bars have a simple oat based crumble with a dairy-free chocolate fudge center. Each bite is filled with gooey marshmallows, and truly melts in your mouth.

8. Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie Bars

Last but not least, my newest obsession: Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie Bars! They’re made with a flakey, shortbread crust and a sweet pumpkin filling.

I hope you all love these recipes as much as I do. I always love seeing your remakes, so be sure to tag me on Instagram if you try any of my recipes this holiday!

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