Top 25 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

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I adore all holidays, but I think Thanksgiving is my most favorite. A holiday centered around family, thankfulness and amazing food is a darn good day in my book, right? :)

 

Many in my family are following a Paleo or real food diet so we have been scouring the web trying to come up with our favorite Paleo Thanksgiving recipes that will make an appearance on our Thanksgiving table this year. There are so many great recipes to choose from, but we narrowed it down to our top 25 recipes from some of our favorite Paleo and real food bloggers.

 

This is post is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. Enjoy and have a very blessed Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

 

Click on the underlined recipe title to take you to each recipe.

beverage

Cranberry Ginger Smoothie from Happy Healthnut

This delightful holiday smoothie is not only delicious and pretty to look at, but it’s a powerhouse of amazing nutrients.

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Spiked and Spiced Slow Cooker Apple Cider from Rubies and Radishes

Your house will smell amazing with the all the flavors of Fall while this is slow cooking. Arsy, author of The Paleo Slow Cooker (you can find this beautiful hardbound cookbook HERE), knows how to create the perfect holiday drink to throw back with good friends and family. 

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Apple Clove Kombucha from Real Food Rn

Don’t be afraid of the cane sugar in this recipe! It’s a necessary component for the fermentation process. A very minimal amount of sugar is left (less than 3 grams) after fermentation. Kombucha is a powerful health elixer that is full of probiotics to help strengthen the immune system. This apple clove kombucha is out of this world!

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appetizers

No Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus from Meatified and The Paleo Mama

Friends don’t let friends eat beans so this no bean hummus is your ticket! It tastes like delicious creamy hummus but without the digestive upsets. Plus it’s super simple to throw together and goes great with a raw veggie platter.

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Autumn Salad with Apples, Pomegranates, and Persimmons with Oranage Vinaigrette and Candied Hazelnuts by The Savory Lotus

Have you ever seen a salad as stunning as this one? This beauty is sure to impress your guests.

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Curried Apple Butternut Squash Soup from The Darling Bakers

This butternut squash soup is a creamy delight. Your guests will want seconds!

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Thanksgiving Turkey from The Food Lovers Primal Palate

We leave the star of our Thanksgiving feast to the King and Queen of Paleo entertaining, Bill and Hayley Staley, authors of the gorgeous cookbooks, Gather and Make It Paleo (You can find their books HERE). If anyone knows how to cook the perfect turkey, it’s these two Paleo food geniuses.   

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Cranberry and Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin from DJ Foodie

Here’s a wonderful compliment to the turkey by none other than the super creative, DJ Foodie. His recipes are always flavorful and unique and this main course is sure to win any crowd over.

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Side Dish Recipes

Apple Cranberry Holiday Stuffing from Autoimmune Paleo

No Thanksgiving would be complete without stuffing. But how do you make stuffing without grains? Don’t worry, Autoimmune Paleo comes to the rescue with this amazingly delectable no bread stuffing. It’s the perfect combination of savory spices and holiday flavors.

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Gravy from Holistic Squid

Gravy without flour? No prob! Holistic Squid has you covered with the best gravy you will ever taste.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Brown Butter Sauce from Oh Lardy

You can make anyone a brussels sprouts lover when you serve a recipe like this.

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Sweet Potato Gratin from Meatified

Meatified is brilliant for coming up with this sweet potato gratin that tastes perfectly creamy. You’ll never even realize it’s not made with dairy.

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Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash from Living Low Carb One Day At A Time

Here’s a savory side dish that is easy to make and will get eaten up quickly.

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Spicy Fermented Cranberry Orange Relish

Sweet meets spicy in this cranberry relish that has great balance of flavors. And it’s extra special because it’s fermented, which means it’s full of probiotics that help our digestion and strengthen our immune system.

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Mashed Cauliflower from Hollywood Homestead

Here’s a super simple mashed cauliflower recipe – don’t be stingy with the butter or ghee!

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dessert Pumpkin “Cheesecake” Cups from Primally Inspired

These adorable cups are full of Fall flavors and are always a big hit. 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Gingerbread Tarts from Beauty and The Foodie

Not only are these tarts super cute, but they are just as good as they look!

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Pumpkin Spice Pie with Gingersnap Crust from Autoimmune Paleo

If you need an allergy friendly dessert (or just want to make something delicious), this is the recipe for you. This gem is grain, dairy, nut, coconut, egg and refined sugar free. You would never know it, though. It’s absolutely delectable! 

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Cranberry Mint Mousse from Happy Healthnut

Isn’t this such a pretty and elegant dessert? The flavors are amazing and it’s very simple to make. 

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Pumpkin Harvest Cake from Soundness of Body and Mind

Looking for a holiday cake? Here’s a fabulous, crowd pleasing option that tastes very much like carrot cake.

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Autumn Chocolate Bites from Primally Inspired 

I had to include a recipe for all my chocolate lovers out there. This easy homemade dark chocolate is paired with fall flavors and colors. It’s festive and super delicious!

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leftovers Turkey, Avocado, Apple and Walnut Lettuce Wraps from Primally Inspired

Here’s an easy lettuce wrap filled with turkey salad and homemade cranberry sauce.

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Leftover Turkey Soup from Soundness of Body and Mind

Leftover turkey makes a comforting and tasty soup.

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Thanksgiving Leftover “Sandwich” from Stupid Easy Paleo

Make sweet potato buns and stack those buns high with Thanksgiving leftovers!

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happythanksgiving

 

I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with great food, many laughs and wonderful memories! If you have any favorite, tried and true Thanksgiving recipes, let me know :)

lovekelly

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10 Responses to Top 25 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Mallory Aye says:

    This is amazingly helpful! Thank you!

  2. Stacey says:

    kelly, this is great! I will using many of these recipes this Thanksgiving. Can you believe I have not even started planning yet, and it is so close! Thanks so much for including me in this fabulous roundup of yours! :)
    Sincerely,
    Stacey

  3. Hannah says:

    Thank you so much for the ideas! My husband has Celiac disease and his is intolerant to so many things. I can’t use any of these recipes to their original state, so I am going to tweek them. Hopefully they turn out as great as these sound (and look)! If you have any suggestions for recipes/ideas that don’t include: gluten, any grains (corn, rice, and usually any store-bought broth), coconut, pumpkin, garlic, onion, ginger, dairy…and I’m SURE I’m missing something, but that’s the gist of it. I look forward to seeing more of your posts!

  4. Annetta says:

    what a fabulous collection!!

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  6. Pam Rouster says:

    In general can almond flour be substituted for coconut flour? And what about almond milk for coconut milk?

    • Almond flour cannot be substituted for coconut flour. Coconut flour is very dense and requires a lot more moisture and usually a lot of eggs. Almond milk can *usually* be substituted just fine for coconut milk, but it’s always best to ask the recipe creator first to make sure it will work because there are some instances that it won’t work.

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