25 Awesome Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

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I think it’s important for you to know something:

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

And although I love the exotic flavors (and taste bud travel) of international cuisine, I like my Thanksgiving dishes to be pretty straight-forward. We enjoy some long-standing traditions in my family (as a Taurus, I am steadfast in my devotion to them), and even though I eat sweet potatoes on the regular, the flavors of Thanksgiving—cranberries, turkey, sage, cinnamon—are among my favorites and somehow, still taste special on the fourth Thursday of November every year.

Here’s a collection of salads, soups, sides, snacks, and desserts from my archives. They’re all paleo and Whole30 compliant. I hope you find some new favorites for your table this year!

Turkey


Spiced Roasted Turkey

 

 

Salads

Lemon-Maple Kale Salad With Dates and Almonds

 

Cranberry Waldorf Salad

 

 

Soups

Golden Cauliflower Soup

 

Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon

 

Roasted Carrot-Caraway Soup

 

 

Sides

Kickin' Cranberry Sauce | meljoulwan.comKickin’ Cranberry Sauce

 

Caramel-Apple Applesauce

 

Velvety Butternut Squash

 

Coconut-Almond Green Beans

 

Mashed Cauliflower

 

Cocoa-Toasted Cauliflower

 

Garlic-Balsamic Grilled Butternut Squash

 

Mustard-Garlic Brussels Sprouts

 

 

Snacks

Sweet & Salty Spiced Nuts

 

Spicy Pumpkin-Spiced Pepitas

 

Gingerbread-Spiced Pecans

 

Marinated & Spiced Olives

 

Pear & Bacon Bites

 

Grain-Free Green-Ola

 

 

Desserts

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake With Maple-Vanilla Frosting

 

Dark Chocolate Pecan Bark with Sea Salt

 

Grain-Free Apple Cake

 

Maple-Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons

 

Punjabi-Style Carrot Pudding

 

Spiced-Nut Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

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Comments

  • Jim Brennan says:

    I am SO making the Mashed Cauliflower, Mustard-Garlic Brussels Sprouts, and Pear & Bacon Bites (not to mention Primal Kitchen’s Spicy Squash and Sausage Stuffing (I think it’s OK to mention them here!)) for this year’s Thanksgiving feast. My guests may not even realize they’re being Whole-30’d (or close) haha!

      • Jim Brennan says:

        So everything was a hit, I honestly don’t think anyone knew they were eating cauliflower instead of spuds. They came out delicious (garlic, coconut milk and chives, hard to go too far wrong), but I think I steamed the florets a bit too long as I would have preferred a slightly firmer texture – any easy way to remedy that after the gaffe?

  • Kathie Gray says:

    These all look so yummy! We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I might use some of these ideas at Christmas, I’ll have moved on to full GAPS by then so there will be more fun foody options! Thanks for all the inspiration.