Thanksgiving is a time food and family. With a few adjustments, traditional Thanksgiving recipes can easily be made Paleo. There are even Paleo recipes perfectly suited for the Thanksgiving Day table. Try swapping out traditional stuffing for one of the Paleo Thanksgiving recipes below featuring sausage and potatoes. Delicious enough to please even the pickiest eaters. Try one of these 12 Paleo Dishes Perfect for Thanksgiving and give the traditional holiday indulgence a healthy spin.
1. Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberry
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberry recipe from Julia’s Album. Perfectly hits on both savory and sweet notes.
2. Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing
This recipe Sausage, apple, and cranberry stuffing from Paleo Newbie is an excellent substitute for the traditional bread heavy stuffing.
3. Simple Roasted Carrots
Roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness. This recipe for roasted carrots from Healy Eats Real is easy and delicious.
4. Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic
Cauliflower is a great substitute for traditional mashed potatoes. This recipe for Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic from Garlic and Zest has a similar texture to mashed potatoes but is much lighter.
5. Savory Sweet Potato Stuffing
Of all the Paleo Thanksgiving recipes, stuffing recipes are by far my favorite, there are so many variations. This recipe for Savory Sweet Potato Stuffing from Robb Wolf gets extra points for the addition of nutrient packed sweet potatoes.
6. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Bacon
I love a Thanksgiving dinner table filled with vegetables. This recipe for Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon from The Real Food Dietitians is bound to win over even the most vegetable adverse.
7. Caramelized Onion and Sausage Stuffing
With so many Paleo stuffing recipes out there, it is hard to choose just one. This recipe for Caramelized Onion and Sausage Stuffing from Paleo OMG is both easy and delicious.
8. Paleo Gravy
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without gravy. This recipe for Paleo Gravy from Amazing Paleo is the perfect way to top a Paleo Thanksgiving dinner.
9. Paleo Cran-Cherry Sauce
This recipe for Paleo Cran-Cherry Sauce from Nom Nom Paleo is a delicious twist on classic cranberry sauce. This addition of cherries adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
10. Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey
This recipe for Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey from Skinny Taste is both healthy and easy. The perfect way to end an indulgent Thanksgiving dinner.
11. Paleo Pecan Pie
Every Thanksgiving, I look forward to the pecan pie although I was never a fan of all the high fructose corn syrup found in traditional pecan pie recipes. This recipe for Paleo Pecan Pie from Bakerita is perfect for Paleos and non-Paleos alike and not a drop of high fructose corn syrup in sight.
12. Paleo Pumpkin Pie with Paleo Crust
No Thanksgiving is complete without a pumpkin pie. This recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Pie from Cook Eat Paleo is easy to make a great replacement for the traditional pumpkin pie.