If you’re looking for nutrient-dense Thanksgiving recipes the entire family will love, look no further! I’ve got all the recipes you need, including Paleo pies, side dishes and more. These recipes have become reader favorites over the years — many of you have written to let me know how much your entire family enjoys them.
Here’s my list of Thanksgiving recipes:
Grain-Free “White” Dinner Rolls – The family is head-over-heels for these rolls. They asked me to make a double batch for Thanksgiving this year.
“Cornbread” and Sausage Stuffing – Homemade grain-free “corn” bread, sautéed onions, celery, sausage, chicken stock, eggs and herbs make for a nutrient dense and healthy addition to the holiday table.
Apple Pie – My favorite apple pie delivers a flaky crust, soft sweet cinnamon-wrapped apples and a lovely crunchy topping with just a touch of sea salt to balance out the sweetness.
Kale Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Walnuts – Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, a dinner party, or Christmas dinner, a bit of bright green and red adds a fresh touch to the plate.
Cheesy Jalapeño “Cornbread” – A revised old-time favorite in our family.
Mashed Cauliflower – Maybe not a fancy dish, but a welcome one. Creamy and buttery, but without all the carbs.
Sweet Potato Casserole – This version isn’t too sweet, but you can add additional honey if you want. Use either cream or coconut milk depending on your dietary needs.
Pumpkin Pie – This pumpkin pie is subtly sweet and has a nice custard-like filling – nothing too thick.
Pecan Pie (without corn syrup!) – Pecan pie is the epitome of Thanksgiving for me. After a savory meal, I get a cup of coffee, a slice of pecan pie and enjoy the conversation.
Sautéed Leafy Greens – A powerhouse of nutrients in just a few bites! It pairs well with turkey or ham.
Vegetable Tian – A layering of vegetables makes for a colorful and nutritious side-dish.
Grain-Free Stuffing – An all-time favorite here at Deliciously Organic. I’ve had many readers comment and say their family devoured it and had no idea it was grain-free! The buttery grain-free biscuits are dried and combined with the onions, sage and butter, you’ve got a dressing recipe that will meet everyone’s expectations!
Pumpkin Cheesecake – You can take out the pumpkin and spices and add cocoa for a mocha flavor, lemon juice and some zest for a citrus cheesecake, or leave out the pumpkin all together for a maple cheesecake.
Cranberry-Persimmon Sauce – While cranberry sauce is generally cooked with loads of sugar, I replaced the sugar with a mild clover honey and threw in a few whole cloves. The result is a sophisticated cranberry sauce with sweet-tart persimmons, a hint of wine,and a touch of spice.
Green Beans with Brown Butter and Pepitas – I love the simplicity of these green beans blanched and tossed with brown butter.
I’m adding another Thanksgiving recipe today – Roasted Carrots with Parsley-Yogurt Dressing. The baby carrots are tossed in ghee, roasted and then served with a savory yogurt sauce with fresh parsley and spices. A beautiful addition to a festive family meal!
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Roasted Carrots with Parsley-Yogurt Sauce (Grain-Free)
For the sauce:
1 cup whole plain yogurt
1 cup flat-leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and adjust the rack to the middle position. Place the carrots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toss with melted ghee and sea salt. Roast for 10 minutes and then carefully turn each carrot. Roast for an additional 10 minutes, or until carrots are turning golden brown. Cool.
Place all of the sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust salt to taste. Serve room temperature carrots with parsley-yogurt sauce.