Whether you’re cooking up a fantabulous feast for Thanksgiving, looking for a new side dish or just browsing for recipe inspiration, this Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup is your one-stop shop. This guide will make it super easy to peruse our favorite Paleo diet recipes, to complete your Paleo Thanksgiving menu.
If you’re not into turkey, no problem. I’ve included a few different main course options as alternatives. Although, if turkey is your crown jewel, my bacon-wrapped turkey will definitely shine with Paleo and non-Paleo eaters alike.
Thanksgiving is rarely about the turkey, it’s more about all the glorious sides (well actually it’s probably about joining together with close family and friends, but I’m talking food here, people!). :) Whether you’re looking for something simple or more elaborate the sides tend to come down to a vegetable matched with a preparation method.
Don’t let fancy side dishes scare you away, you can prepare something simple and it can absolutely taste delicious. For example you can choose carrots, celery, broccoli, brussels sprouts, parsnips, pumpkin, squash, etc. and each one can be prepared in an assortment of ways: baked, mashed, boiled, pan-fried or any other way you see fit. It’s really as simple as combining a vegetable or two, choosing your cooking method and then adding in an herb or seasoning. But Thanksgiving day is not the time to be experimenting, so leave that to me and feel free to peruse what I’ve already tested down below.
My sister and her boyfriend are flying in from Montana so we will all be together for a few days of feasts! Enjoy your time with family and friends and if you give any of my recipes a try, let me know it goes! :)
Unless you’re really hungry, this isn’t meant to be a single menu. But if you want a fan-freaking-tastic Thanksgiving or you’re feelin like superwoman (or -man), then have at it!
Paleo Thanksgiving Appetizers
Paleo Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Paleo Thanksgiving Main Course (aka THE MEATS!)
Paleo Thanksgiving Desserts
Paleo Thanksgiving Menu Recap
- Simple Deviled Eggs
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- Paleo Cranberry Sauce
- Paleo Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
- Lemon Brussels Sprouts & Chard
- Mashed Turnips with Bacon
- Paleo Zucchini Bake
- Baked Cauliflower Casserole
- Maple Paleo Cornbread
- Paleo Stuffing
- Pom Mint Paleo Relish
- Bacon Wrapped Turkey
- Braised Lamb
- Braised Paleo Bottom Round Roast
- Braised Pork and Pears
- Paleo Ham
- Paleo Pumpkin Pie
- Cranberry Chocolate Chip Paleo Ice Cream
More Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes from the Paleo-Sphere
- 33 Recipes for a Paleo Thanksgiving from BuzzFeed Food
- Holiday Recipe Roundup from Simply Paleo
- Thanksgiving Smorgasbord from Nom Nom Paleo
- 30 of the Best Paleo Side Dishes from My Natural Family
- 17 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes from Paleo Grubs
- Thanksgiving Menu 2013 from Everyday Paleo
- A Primal Thanksgiving Menu from Mark’s Daily Apple
Love, Jeff & Marla :)