These 11 easy gluten and dairy-free Thanksgiving sides will infuse a traditional holiday with some unexpected and delicious flavors.
Out of all holidays, Thanksgiving may just be my favorite. I know, I know, Christmas people are booing me right now. Christmas is a close second. So is Halloween. But neither is about food…unless of course, you consider candy food, which I don’t.
Thanksgiving, though – that’s where I get to have all the fun…because, well, it involves food. Lots of food. And I’m mainly in it for the sides. Thanksgiving may as well be called the holiday of side dishes, because, honestly, that’s all I want to eat. Sure Turkey or Tofurkey is well and good, but what would Thanksgiving be without the glorious side dishes?
Also, while traditional sides are great, it’s 2020, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, everything is crazy and you won’t find a trace of traditional here. Instead, you can expect some tasty concoctions that may just surprise you. So here you go – 11 Easy Gluten and Dairy-Free Thanksgiving sides, I hope you will enjoy.
Additional Dietary Considerations
Because I try to make most recipes in mind with those struggling with gut issues, in addition to all recipes being 100% gluten and dairy-free, you will find the majority are paleo and whole 30 compliant, with 90% of them vegan as well. And to make your life easier, I’ve listed out which ones are compliant.
11 Easy Gluten and Dairy-Free Thanksgiving sides
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Crispy Chickpeas – Vegan (Skip chickpeas for Paleo, Whole 30)
Maple Dijon Roasted Vegetables – Vegan, Paleo
Roasted Carrots with Orange Tahini Sauce and Pomegranate – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
Easy Paleo Cauliflower Cranberry Sage Stuffing – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
Simple Roasted Root Vegetables – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
Butternut Squash Hummus – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Ginger, Cumin, and Coriander – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries – Paleo, Whole 30 (Vegan Option)
Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Caramelized Onions – Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30
11 Easy Gluten and Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Sides
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Crispy Chickpeas
Maple Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Carrots with Orange Tahini Sauce and Pomegranate
These roasted carrots with orange tahini sauce will add flavor and beauty to any table.
Easy Paleo Cauliflower Cranberry Sage Stuffing
This Easy Cauliflower Cranberry Sage Stuffing is an easy grain-free and healthy alternative to traditional stuffing. It’s also paleo and whole 30.
Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries
Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash is a delicious quick and flavorful side, perfect for your Thanksgiving table or any time of the year!
Simple Roasted Root Vegetables
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Ginger, Cumin and Coriander
Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries
This simple Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Dried Cherries is perfect for cooler weather. It’s delicious, crunchy, sweet, and salty.
Butternut Squash Hummus
Butternut squash hummus makes a nice side dish or dip and is perfect for those looking for a traditional hummus alternative.
Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese
Serve it as a salad or side dish, this apple and beet salad with candied walnuts and cashew cheese, is sure to brighten your meal.
Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Caramelized Onions
All you need to create this wonderful, delicious side dish are sweet potatoes, kale and onions. It’s a perfect side dish with your favorite meat, fish or simply topped with a tasty over-easy egg.