Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Do you already have your menu planned? Are you going traditional this year or something smaller and more relaxed due to pandemic restrictions and precautions?
Whatever your plans are, I’ve compiled a list of some recipes for you to try this year. These are all nutrient-dense recipes with gluten-free and dairy-free options.
I will definitely be making this Paleo-friendly cranberry sauce from Ambitious Kitchen this year!
Sweet potato Casserole
Honestly, I’m not a big fan… in my opinion, sweet potatoes are already sweet, why add more sugar and marshmallows to them? No thanks! If that’s your thing, go for it, but here is my famous sweet potato bacon dish I make for my family every year.
Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 4-6 sweet potatoes chopped into 1 in cubes
- 1 package bacon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 dash cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place bacon on a baking sheet.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until crispy.
- Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Drain half of the bacon grease from the pan. Add the chopped sweet potatoes, sea salt, and cinnamon. Use the remaining half of the grease to coat the sweet potatoes.
- Bake sweet potatoes in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until crisp.
- While the sweet potatoes are baking, chop up the cooked bacon.
- After the sweet potatoes are roasted, add in the chopped bacon, serve and enjoy!
And if you want a more traditional take (minus the marshmallows) try this version by Minimalist Baker.
Green Bean Casserole
This recipe by Ambitious Kitchen looks delicious. A very classic recipe using whole food ingredients. This recipe can easily be made gluten and dairy-free!
Here is a whole 30 friendly take on green bean casserole by 40 Aprons. This recipe is completely free of dairy and gluten, and packed with good for you ingredients!
I’m a big fan of the cornbread stuffing from Ambitious Kitchen! I’ve made it multiple years. Simple and delicious!
How about this sourdough stuffing from Happy Healthy Mama? Looks delicious, and it’s free of all the processed chemicals and oils that come in boxed stuffing packages!
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Here’s a super simple mashed potato recipe made using an InstantPot from Detoxinista. Do you have one? I LOVE mine!
For a lower-carb, high nutrient take on traditional mashed potatoes, try this recipe from Bowl of Delicious with potatoes and cauliflower. For a dairy-free version, simply replace the milk with unsweetened and plain almond or coconut milk.
Here’s a gluten-free (and paleo) gravy option by The Wooden Skillet to try!
Okay, this Maple Roasted Turkey recipe by Ambitious Kitchen may be the most beautiful turkey I’ve ever seen!
Not going big this year, try this delicious looking Turkey breast recipe from The Wooden Skillet.
What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Here’s a gluten-free and vegan version by Minimalist Baker to try.
And you can’t have pumpkin pie without whipped cream! Minimalist Baker also has a great tutorial on how simple and easy coconut whipped cream is to make.
I’m honestly not the biggest fan of pie… and to me, apple crisp is just so much better than apple pie! So here’s a delicious apple crisp recipe for you by Cookie + Kate.
These Pecan Pie Bars by Rachel Mansfield are an easier and healthier take on your traditional pecan pie.
And lastly here’s a refined sugar-free apple cider recipe from Fit Foodie Finds that looks absolutely delicious, and I’m sure would make your home smell amazing as well!
I hope you enjoy these recipes and try some out for yourself.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for YOU!