This recipe roundup includes 27 healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipes to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
27 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
This is a roundup of recipes featuring healthy side dishes to serve at Thanksgiving dinner. Celebrate with family while enjoying healthy and delicious food. Eating healthy during the holiday season can still be delicious as you’ll see with the following recipes. There is a variety of dishes here, including low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, weight watchers friendly, keto, dairy-free, paleo, or vegetarian.
Moroccan Carrots - Kid-Friendly, Vegan, Gluten-Free & Whole30
These Moroccan Carrots are the spiced just right and are the perfect easy side dish for Thanksgiving as well as year round. Seasoned with cumin, coriander, parsley, in a warm vinaigrette, they're a lovely colorful vegetable side that the whole family will love.
Simple Maple Herb Roasted Carrots - Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
A simple side dish that will have everyone eating their veggies! A touch of sweet and savory and goes perfectly with your holiday spread.
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole - Gluten-Free
This gluten-free vegan sweet potato casserole is the perfect side for Thanksgiving. It’s easy to make and so delicious.
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oatmeal Streusel - Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Light on sugar but heavy on flavor, this Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oatmeal Streusel is sure to become a holiday favorite. Roasted sweet potatoes are blended with creamy vanilla yogurt and topped with an irresistible cinnamon pecan oatmeal.
Whole30 Mashed Potatoes - Dairy-Free, Paleo
These are the best homemade Whole30 Mashed Potatoes ever! This easy recipe for delicious garlic mash is easy to make ahead of time. You’ll never even believe they are dairy-free and can be made in the Instant Pot!
Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Delicious salads do exist! This roasted butternut squash and kale salad features all of the best produce and ingredients for Fall. Fluffy quinoa, tangy pomegranate, crisp pumpkin seeds, and a light and fresh vinaigrette you will drown everything in.
Roasted Delicata Squash - Vegan
This easy recipe requires only four ingredients and 10 minutes of prep to create an easy side dish with a subtle sweet flavor.
Harvest Squash Casserole - Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto
This Harvest Squash Casserole is a delicious blend of autumn vegetables, garlic, Parmesan and fresh thyme.
Low Carb Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole Recipe - Keto
Low Carb Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole Recipe is a great side dish for a holiday meal (it’s a Thanksgiving classic!), roast chicken dinner, or even grilled steak.
Instant Pot Keto Green Bean Casserole - Low-Carb, Gluten-Free
This Instant Pot green bean casserole is super easy to make and requires no canned soup!
Sheetpan Maple Balsamic Roasted Vegetables -Vegan, Gluten-Free
These maple balsamic roasted vegetables are a healthy vegan and gluten-free side dish for your holiday meal!
Veggie Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving - Vegan, Low Carb, Gluten-Free
Delicious and light vegan vegetable stuffing isn’t just good for Thanksgiving. A stuffing combined with the sweetness of cranberries and sweet potato, the hearty brussel sprouts, the hearty flavor of leeks and the right selection of matching spices make this vegan and low-carb vegetable filling a must for your next Thanksgiving.
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF, Keto, Vegan
Garlic mashed cauliflower is a made from scratch healthy side dish to accompany any meal. Garlic and herbs give this dish a pop of flavor.
Ginger Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Ginger Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes — oven-roasted sweet potatoes whipped with butter, ginger, maple syrup, and a touch of brown sugar.
Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
This Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with tahini-lemon cream sauce is quick, easy, and off-the-charts delicious and goes well with any savory main dishes!
Easy Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Casserole - Keto
Are you looking for an easy low-carb side dish? The bacon, cheese, and sour cream make this Easy Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Casserole a delicious alternative to potatoes!
Cauliflower Au Gratin Easy Low Carb Side Dish
This Cauliflower Au Gratin is low carb and filled with flavor. It's an easy recipe that is the perfect substitute for mashed potatoes.
Instant Pot Cauliflower Mac And Cheese - Low-Carb, Keto
Give this Instant Pot cauliflower "Mac" and cheese a space at your Thanksgiving table! It's gluten free and made with wholesome ingredients!
Soft, fluffy and buttery, these Gluten-Free Rolls are EASY to make and perfect for any occasion! These dinner rolls are made with easy-to-find ingredients and bake up start to finish in less than 2 hours.
Oven Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic, Garlic and Herbs - Keto, Vegetarian
Tangy balsamic flavored mushrooms are always a hit. They're super easy to make and are a perfect way to complete your holiday table.
Mashed Turnips & Apples Casserole - A Weight Watchers Friendly Side Dish
This turnip casserole is a delicious mixture of apples, turnips, brown sugar and butter. It's also been lightened to 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle points per serving. It makes a fabulous side dish for holiday dinners.
Pumpkin Quinoa Salad - Vegan, Gluten-Free
This Pumpkin Quinoa Salad is super easy to make, healthy, full of flavour and packed with veggies. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Pomegranate Spinach Salad With Apple Cider Vinaigrette - Gluten-free, Low-Carb
Bid goodbye to the boring side salad with this bowl of crisp, baby spinach, juicy pear slices, sweet pomegranate seeds, and tangy goat cheese. Paired with a homemade, apple cider vinaigrette, this salad is a healthy feast of fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Persimmon & Goat Cheese Salad with Radicchio & Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette - Vegetarian
This salad is sweet, tangy, and screams fall. The perfect salad to elevate your Thanksgiving table.
Apple Arugula Salad with Candied Pecans - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
This Apple Arugula Salad is the perfect addition to a Fall dinner or just as a yummy lunch! It’s bursting with flavor from onions, crisp apples, and candied pecans. Topped with an easy vinaigrette for a simple 10 minute dish!
Broccoli Cranberry Salad Recipe
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this vegetarian broccoli cranberry salad recipe! It’s creamy, crunchy, healthy, and delicious!
Grape Salad with Cream Cheese-Vanilla Dressing
In many families, especially in the southern US, grape salad is a must at the Thanksgiving buffet. Try our lighter version - just as delicious but a bit healthier, too!
I hope you enjoyed this roundup featuring 27 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes!
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That pomegranate spinach salad looks so pretty - I've got to try some of these!
Wow, such fabulous ideas, Erika! Thanks so much for this fabulous post!
Such amazing dishes listed here! I especially Love those roasted delicata squash! They make for such a beautiful presentation, and they're super simple. I will definitely be adding a few of these recipes to our our Thanksgiving menu this year. Thanks for sharing.
Great post, Erika! Thanks so much for including my recipe. I'm off to share. 🙂
Fantastic! I love them all! Thanks for sharing!
These all look so delicious and I love that they are all on the healthier side too. That sweet potato casserole is calling to me! 😀
This is a fantastic list of side dishes. I will definitely be making a few of these this year.
Lisa | Garlic & Zest
I think the side dishes are my favorite part of Thanksgiving -- so nice to see some healthier options too... I want those balsamic mushrooms for sure.
Yay for so many of these recipes!! The moroccan roasted carrots and the whole 30 mashed potatoes in particular are definitely going to end up on my Thanksgiving menu! Thank you so much! 🙂
What a lovely collection of healthy side dishes. These are so good I don't want to make them just for Thanksgiving. 🙂
These side dish recipes are amazing! Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!
What delicious ideas - thanks for all the inspiration! These recipes all look so good - things I TOTALLY want to eat, regardless of whether they're healthy or not. Such a bonus that they're actually healthier, too!