The Ultimate AIP Thanksgiving

Bring on the Fall desserts! This pumpkin cheesecake from has a hint of maple & spice, but is totally dairy, grain & gluten free. Bonus: you don't have to bake.

With the holiday season fast approaching, I’ve gone ahead and pulled together this Ultimate AIP Thanksgiving recipe roundup for you guys from some of my favorite bloggers! I’ve got everything covered, starting with simple appetizers, then moving onto the main event: turkey and gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce, a few twists on the traditional taters and plenty of side dishes. And if your AIP Thanksgiving is a little fancy, I’ve even rounded up soups and salads for some extra courses. Lastly, since it IS a holiday after all, I’ve found a selection of seasonally themed sweet treats that will finish up this family feast with a bang.

Ready your sweatpants, people!

Creamy Artichoke Dip with Spinach from Nourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook. This recipe is AIP, Whole30 friendly and coconut free, too. Nourish is now ready for pre-order and releases 03/24/15, with a foreword by Sarah Ballantyne, PHD, NYT Bestselling Author of The Paleo Approach! Get ready for over 120 delicious #AIP elimination phase recipes that your whole family will love, most of which are #whole30 friendly and #coconutfree, too! #paleo #autoimmunepaleo


AIP Shrimp Cocktail from Balancing BRCA

Creamy Artichoke Dip with Spinach from Meatified

Holiday Stuffed Mushrooms from Autoimmune Paleo

Hot Smoked Salmon Spread from Meatified

Lox and “Everything” Sweet Potatoes from Grazed and Enthused

Parsnip Chips from I Eat Real Food

Savory Pumpkin Dip from Meatified

Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp with Sage from Paleo Magazine

Turkey & Gravy

Best Ever Brined Turkey & Gravy from Gutsy By Nature (use animal fat of choice instead of ghee)

Butterflied Big Bird from Nom Nom Paleo (use duck fat option for AIP)

Herb Gravy from Nom Nom Paleo (use pan drippings for AIP)

Herb Roasted Turkey Legs from Paleo Cupboard (omit black pepper for AIP)

Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy from A Clean Plate (use substitutions listed for AIP)

Umami Gravy from Nom Nom Paleo (omit the tomato paste and black pepper; use AIP friendly fat)

This effortlessly simple cranberry sauce from is gussied up with some seasonal citrus, a splash of balsamic & a smidge of rosemary for a fun twist on a classic!

Stuffing & Sauce

Apple Cranberry Holiday Stuffing from Autoimmune Paleo

Bread Free Stuffing from Strictly Delicious

Citrus Spiced Cranberry Sauce from He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

Cranberry Sauce with Orange, Balsamic & Rosemary from Meatified

Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce from Enjoying This Journey

Herbed Thanksgiving Stuffing from Beyond The Bite

Jellied Cranberry Sauce from Grazed And Enthused

Mushroom Stuffing from The Primordial Table

Roasted Delicata Squash, Apple & Fig Stuffing from Real Food With Dana (omit black pepper for AIP)

Thanksgiving Stuffing from Vibrant Life Army Wife

Whipped Parsnips with Bacon Fat & Herbs #autoimmuneprotocol #aip #thanksgiving #whole30 #paleo

Taters with A Twist

Apple Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake from Stupid Easy Paleo (use coconut oil for AIP)

Crushed Roots with Herbs from Healing Family Eats

Herbed Whipped Parsnips from Meatified

Kabocha Tots from Don’t Eat The Spatula

Parsnip Carrot Mash with Lemon & Thyme from Meatified (use coconut oil and omit pepper for AIP)

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pistou from Eat Heal Thrive

Rosemary Balsamic Butternut Squash from Stupid Easy Paleo

Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins from A Squirrel In The Kitchen

Sweet Potato Casserole from Sweet Treats

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lime and Crispy Shallots |

Sides, Sides, Sides!

Balsamic Roasted Brussels with Prosciutto and Pomegranate from Enjoying This Journey

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lime & Crispy Shallots from Stupid Easy Paleo

Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash with Balsamic Fig Compote from Real Food With Dana

Coconut Creamed Collards from Phoenix Helix

Crock Pot Braised Red Cabbage from The Bacon Mum

Delicata Squash “Anna” from Healing Family Eats

Kale and Cranberries from Phoenix Helix

Memommie’s Onion Casserole from Adventures In Partaking

Roasted Acorn Squash with Brussels Sprouts from Don’t Eat The Spatula

Roasted Carrots with Green Olive Dressing from Meatified

Rustic Leek Gratin from A Squirrel In The Kitchen

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Capers and Lemon Zest from Strictly Delicious

Turnip, Leek & Greens Hash from Beyond The Bite

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup from Allergen friendly, dairy free, AIP, paleo & Whole30 friendly!


Celeriac and Pear Soup from Healing Family Eats

Fennel & Spinach Soup from Healing Family Eats

Golden Carrot and Parsnip Soup from Eat Heal Thrive

Kabocha Squash Soup from Enjoying This Journey

Pumpkin Spice Soup with Ginger Sage Meatballs from Adventures in Partaking

Roasted Squash Soup with Sage and Thyme from Healing Family Eats

Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup from Gutsy By Nature

Sweet Potato & Broccoli Soup from Meatified

Cranberry Vinaigrette


Arugula, Apple & Bacon Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette from Meatified (omit black pepper for AIP)

Festive Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette from A Squirrel In The Kitchen

Jicama Pear Pomegranate Salad from Enjoying This Journey

Kohlrabi, Apples & Watercress with an Orange Blossom Dressing from Healing Family Eats

Persimmon and Fennel Salad from A Squirrel In The Kitchen

Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Salad from Phoenix Helix

Purslane with Crispy Bacon & Blueberries from Healing Family Eats

Roasted Beet with Beet Greens and Grapefruit Salad from Gutsy By Nature

Tangy Turnip and Sprouts Slaw from Eat Heal Thrive

 Bring on the Fall desserts! This pumpkin cheesecake from has a hint of maple & spice, but is totally dairy, grain & gluten free. Bonus: you don't have to bake.

Sweet Things

Caramel Banana Bread Pudding from Eat Heal Thrive

Double Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Beyond The Bite

Honey Roasted Pears with Sea Salt & Rosemary Whipped Cream from Strictly Delicious (use coconut cream option for AIP)

Maple Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Gingered Pears from Eat Heal Thrive

Mini Pumpkin “Cheesecakes” from Sweet Potatoes and Social Change

No Bake Maple Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake from Meatified

Persimmon Pie from Forest And Fauna

Pumpkin Pie Pudding from Meatified (omit pecan topping for AIP)

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Custards from Stupid Easy Paleo (swap the nutmeg for mace and use an alcohol free vanilla extract)

Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake from Autoimmune Paleo

Tapioca Pudding with Roasted Apples from Sweet Treats


Still looking for more AIP Thanksgiving inspiration?

First, check out my round up of over a hundred AIP and allergy friendly holiday side dishes here.

Next, check out these holiday ebooks from some of my trusted blogging friends!

holiday-cover-finalThis cute little AIP Holiday ebook from Bre’anna of He Won’t Know It’s Paleo is packed with every recipe you’ll need for your holiday table, including:

  • Simple Turkey and Gravy
  • Prime Rib au Jus
  • Honey Ham
  • Dressing
  • Pumpkin Pancakes and Waffles
  • Squash Casserole
  • Carrot Casserole
  • Spiced Pudding with Rum Cajeta
  • Baklava Bites
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cranberry Sauce ..and more!

HolidaySweetTreatsAIPPaleo_fullAnd if, like me, you’re no baker at the best of times, much less when it comes to messing around with Paleo flours, Laura from Sweet Treats has you covered with her professional baking background! This Holiday Sweet Treats ebook will give you guaranteed-to-turn-out holiday baking! Recipes include:

  • Gingersnaps
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Pumpkin Macaroons
  • Orange Spice Panna Cota
  • Cranberry Cake with Orange Honey Sauce
  • Pear Galette with Maple Caramel Sauce
  • Pumpkin Panna Cotta Tart with Gingersnap Macaroon Crust… and more!


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