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Skipping the turkey this year? Check out these stellar vegan side dishes that taste great and are healthy for you, too!

Mushroom Gravy

Gravy is a Thanksgiving staple, and thanks to this helpful recipe, you don’t need to skip out this year. The best part is you can make your gravy ahead of time, so you have one less thing to worry about the day of. Simply reheat, and pour on any – or all – of your other dishes.

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Keep the potatoes, but try a healthier alternative this Thanksgiving. This recipe can help you create twice-baked sweet potatoes with a broccoli salad, for a full-flavored side that will steal the show. The recipe includes notes to make the dish vegan-friendly, and it is sure to be a unique addition to your animal-free table.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Another important side dish you might miss out on when you’re going vegan is the warm dinner rolls. Lucky for you, Food52 has you covered. Here’s a sweet potato biscuit recipe that follows dietary restrictions while still delivering warm, bready goodness. That gravy would taste pretty good on top of one of these …

Butternut Squash Gratin

Need a hearty casserole dish? Whether you’re missing out on mac and cheese gratin, scalloped potato casserole, or traditional stuffing dishes – we have the recipe to fulfill your cravings. Follow along with this butternut squash gratin recipe to create a new holiday favorite this year.

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