Thanksgiving this year will look different for us, not only because we are a family of four, but I am dairy-free while nursing Miles! Dietary restrictions around the holidays can be so hard to navigate, but since I’ve been searching for ideas for myself, I decided to put together a list of dairy-free Thanksgiving sides for you or for any guests who may need a dairy-free option!
I’ve had to go dairy free in the past for nursing with my oldest son, Mason, so over the years I’ve learned easier alternatives like using unsweetened almond or oat milk as a milk replacement or vegan butter for dishes like mashed potatoes or even your roasted turkey. But since some other dishes are trickier to find alternatives, I found some great recipes to try this year.
A lot of dairy-free mac and cheese recipes include cashews in the cheese recipe, a few years ago when I was trying to figure out my sensitivities to food, I found out that cashews are an issue for me! So I’ve included a cashew-free mac and cheese recipe below along with some great classic Thanksgiving sides.