66 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes {including drinks!}

“What are you having for Paleo Thanksgiving dinner?” seems to be a kind of constant question lately! Since I’m going to be on this Whole30 until after the holiday, Paleo Thanksgiving isn’t something that I’ll be doing this year, so I figured I would take the spare time I have to put together a list of recipe ideas for you guys!

Personally, I think Thanksgiving is pretty forgiving when it comes to Paleo. The bare bones – Turkey, cranberry sauce and vegetables – aren’t too bad. Where it starts to get a little more difficult is with the carbs and the extras: sweet potatoes getting doused in more sugar and eating more dinner rolls than dinner aren’t going to help us stay away from grain-brain-induced stupors. So! Here are 66 great alternative recipes that will cover everything you need for a Paleo Thanksgiving – including drinks. Because, reasons.

66 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes {including drinks!}


Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates

Coconut Curry Deviled Eggs

Rosemary Crackers with Fig Tapenade

Sausage Stuffing Meatballs

Sweet Potato Soup with Bell Peppers, Lemon & Thyme



Crockpot Turkey Breast

Grill Roasted Turkey

Perfect Smoked Turkey

Rosemary Apple Turkey

Stuffed Turkey Breast


No Turkey? No problem!

Crispy Roast Duck

Orange Infused Boneless Leg of Lamb

Roasted Apricot Chicken with Herbes de Provence

Sundried Tomato & Kalamata Olive Porchetta

Tamales {Paleo, I promise}



Apple Cranberry Holiday Stuffing

Almond Bread Stuffing with Sausage, Apples & Mushrooms

Caramelized Onion & Sausage Stuffing

Pork & Apple Stuffing

Savory Sweet Potato Stuffing


Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Sweet Potato Mash {one ingredient really surprised me!}

Dairy Free Sweet Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

Sweet Potatoes with Coconut, Pomegranate & Lime

Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Onions



Celery Root & Cauliflower Puree with Sautéed Chard

Mashed Cauliflower with White Truffle Oil

Parsnip Carrot Mash with Lemon Zest & Thyme

Parsnip Mash

Thyme, Parsnip & Turnip Puree {scroll down to the bottom}


Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans

Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots

Green Beans with Lemon & Sage “Crumbs”

Primal Green Bean Casserole

Tangy Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts


Salads & Sides

Apple Coleslaw

Brussel Sprout & Bacon Coleslaw

Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Cherries

Carrot Squash Hash

Creamy Vegetable Casserole

Rainbow Chard with Shiitake Mushrooms & Wild Garlic

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon, Pancetta & Parmesan {primal}

Roasted Root Vegetable & Arugula Salad {with prosciutto!}

Stir Fried Kale & Bacon

Velvety Butternut Squash


Sauces & Gravies

Cranberry Cherry Relish {personally, I would skip / replace the stevia}

Cranberry Citrus Sauce

Paleo Gravy {NUT FREE!}

Easy Paleo Herb Gravy

Pomegranate Clementine Glaze


Dinner rolls

Paleo Dinner Rolls



Almost Raw Apple Pie

Pecan Tart

Pumpkin “Cheesecake”

Pumpkin Pie

Sweet Potato Meringue Pie



Chewy Pecan Pie Brittle

Cranberry Almond Upside Down Cakes

No Bake Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Pudding 


Cocktails & Drinks

Apple Spice Cocktails

Homemade Cranberry Vodka

Hot Cranberry Punch with Sage & Peppercorns

Mulled Cranberry Cider

Pumpkin Spiced Hot Buttered Coffee

What are you planning for your Paleo Thanksgiving menu? Tell me in the comments below!


  1. I’m Whole30-ing through thanksgiving too because I decided it was just more important than pie.
    To make it happen, I offered to make all the sides for my family so I can ensure they are compliant. I might use one or two of these to round out my options! Thanks!

    1. That’s awesome – great idea! We’re going to finish up this Whole30, take a day off to do our belated Thanksgiving (food will be compliant, but I totally want a glass of red wine, ha!) and then get back on the Whole30-esque train til Christmas. It won’t be the full 30 days, but we’d like to keep up the clean eating until then 🙂 Hope the rest of your Whole30 goes well!

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