Enjoy this year's best Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes. They are all easy to make, grain-free, and dairy-free.
I bet the Pilgrims had a Paleo Thanksgiving. Their turkey or venison was as unprocessed as it could be, a wild animal. They ate fish that were freshly caught. Their vegetables were vine-ripened and picked when they were ready to eat them.
Thanksgiving is a celebration in North America to commemorate the historical feast shared between the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621, symbolizing a spirit of gratitude and unity. It has since evolved into an annual holiday in the United States, where people gather with loved ones to express thanks for blessings and share a festive meal.
- What You Can Eat on A Paleo Diet
- Stone Crabs with Mustard Sauce
- Whipped Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Oven Roasted Acorn Squash
- Roasted Broccoli and Carrots
- Roasted Cauliflower and Asparagus with Carrots
- Roasted Spaghetti Squash
- Paleo Thanksgiving Gravy
- Pumpkin Pie
What You Can Eat on A Paleo Diet
Say, "Yes" to pastured meat and eggs, wild-caught fish, fresh vegetables, and herbs. Catch it, cook it, and eat it to stay alive.
Fresh food is in, processed food is out, with a few minor exceptions.
Paleo diet restrictions include:
- No dairy (except butter)
- No refined sugar
- No processed meats
- No legumes (string beans, soy, peas)
- Sweet potatoes are allowed; white potatoes are controversial.
- No peanuts
- No grains (wheat, corn, sugar)
If you're hosting a holiday meal or Friendsgiving, check out the following delicious Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes. Whether you have a few paleo-leaning guests or you're trying to cook healthier, these recipes are great and you'll enjoy them.
Stone Crabs with Mustard Sauce
The pilgrims were in New England eating cod fish, but if they were in the Florida Keys, they would have been eating stone crabs!
Stone crabs are the perfect seafood addition to your paleo Thanksgiving meal. The crab claws are served with a creamy mustard sauce and lemon wedges. The crab claws are wild-caught and the perfect appetizer course for a special holiday meal.
Healthy Turkey with Step-by-Step Directions
This recipe is very thorough. If you haven't made a turkey before, it could seem intimidating, but it's pretty easy. The key is to keep the turkey moist throughout the three-plus hours it will be in the oven.
Cabbage Tomato Soup
Cabbage tomato soup with bone broth is both hearty and nutritious. It includes cabbage, tomatoes, onion, pepper, bone broth, herbs, and spices. The bone broth contributes a rich flavor base, while the cabbage and tomatoes add sweetness and heartiness to this healthy soup.
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
This recipe makes smooth and creamy whipped sweet potatoes. The potatoes are seasoned with grass-fed butter, pumpkin pie spice, real maple syrup, sea salt, and a flurry of freshly ground black pepper. You don't have to be Paleo to enjoy this dish! These potatoes can take the place of sweet potato casserole. You will never miss the marshmallows!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes are a wholesome dish that captures the natural sweetness and earthy flavors of this vibrant root vegetable. Oven roasting transforms the sweet potatoes into tender, caramelized bites with a slightly crispy exterior.
On a paleo diet, these sweet potatoes taste like candy. The crispy edges are the best part!
Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots
For a healthy grain-free side dish, cauliflower and carrots is a great dish with distinct flavors and textures. As the vegetables roast, the cauliflower develops a golden, slightly nutty taste while the carrots become tender, sweet, and caramelized.
A simple seasoning of olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme enhances the natural flavors, making this a tasty and nutritious side dish that's easy to prepare.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels sprouts are tender, caramelized mini-cabbages with a nutty flavor and crispy outer leaves, making them the perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
Their earthy taste and crispy texture make them a popular choice for Thanksgiving!
Oven Roasted Acorn Squash
Baked acorn squash seasoned with pumpkin pie spice is a comforting treat that blends the sweetness of acorn squash with the cozy flavors of pumpkin pie spice.
Roasted Broccoli and Carrots
For a fast and healthy side, try roasted broccoli and carrots. This simple one-pan recipe is quick to make, delivering tender, tasty veggies with minimal ingredients—perfect for busy weeknights.
Roasted Cauliflower and Asparagus with Carrots
Roasted cauliflower and asparagus with carrots and garlic is an easy side dish that combines the earthy flavors of cauliflower and asparagus with the sweetness of carrots and garlic. The quick cooking time of just 15 minutes makes it a great side that can easily be made on Thanksgiving day.
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
This uncomplicated vegetable dish is prepared by roasting a spaghetti squash in the oven. Spaghetti squash, a mild vegetable, effortlessly transforms into strands that taste sweet and look like angel hair pasta.
Paleo Thanksgiving Gravy
Paleo Thanksgiving gravy is a savory sauce made with bone broth and cassava flour. It is the perfect sauce for your turkey.
This paleo pumpkin pie is a healthier twist on a classic dessert. Made with pumpkin puree, the velvety pumpkin filling is baked to perfection atop a luscious pecan crust, crowned with a maple pecan praline topping. This dessert is sure to satisfy both the pumpkin and pecan pie enthusiasts in your life.
A healthy Thanksgiving dinner is within reach and you can enjoy healthier versions of all your favorite Thanksgiving classic dishes with a paleo twist.
Sending ❤️ love from our kitchen to yours!