Our Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday of the year. Nothing makes us happier than gathering around the table with our families and enjoying copious amounts of delicious food together. This year marks our second Thanksgiving celebration as bloggers – but we’ve made a lot of recipes along the way that are completely suitable for the occasion. We wanted to share all of them in one place for those of you who are gearing up for this holiday.

Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

Stuffed Turkey Breast

We firmly believe that turkey should be enjoyed year-round, and not just on holidays. This preparation is still cause for celebration, but can be enjoyed any night of the week without extra fanfare.

Roasted Rosemary Turkey

A holiday feast wouldn’t be complete without a golden roasted turkey. Rosemary is our first choice when enhancing the flavor of poultry, and it fills the home with a wonderful aroma during cooking. This recipe is one to enjoy with your entire family or loved ones for any holiday.

Carrot Souffle

Carrot soufflé is a dish always served at Thanksgiving in my family. Always known for her delicious home-cooked meals, my Grandma Jo, graciously handed over her recipe to me, to create in a “paleo way.”

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pear and Walnut Salad

Soft juicy pears, tart dried cherries, and crunchy raw walnuts create a fantastic sweet and savory salad tossed with simple greens. Dressed with our white balsamic vinaigrette, each bite will have the flavors dancing on your tongue.

Cranberry Sauce

Haricots Verts

Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Rosemary Beets

Bill’s Chiffon Pumpkin Pie

Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

The natural gooey, sweet flavor of dates is complemented beautifully by creamy, slightly tangy goat cheese. Topped with a sprinkling of ground pecans, each bite is like a slice of pecan pie with cream . . . delicious!

Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee ice cream was my favorite flavor from the time I was very small. With this recipe, we successfully recreated the deep creamy flavor of coffee in a custard-like ice cream. This recipe brought back all the memories of enjoying coffee ice cream growing up.

Carrot Cake

As far back as I can remember, my mother has asked for a carrot cake for her birthday. This past year, we surprised her with a grain-free version, which was a huge hit. After sharing this recipe on our website, we received feedback from many followers that this was not only a great grain-free substitute, but the best carrot cake they’ve ever had!

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate pudding pie was always served at Thanksgiving by my Grandma Jo. This pie is my dad’s favorite, and we created our version especially for him, for his birthday. He loved every bite!
For more recipes, check out our cookbook collection:

Make it Paleo (available now)

30 Day Intro to Paleo (available now)

Gather (available for pre-order)

Primal Palate Spice Blends

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    1. November 14, 2011

      Could you fix the link to the carrot cake? It links to the pumpkin pie recipe! 🙁

    2. November 14, 2011

      Just fixed it, Cynthia – should be working now! Sorry about that…

    3. November 15, 2011

      Love the recipes, especially the vegetable dishes, and your pics are beautiful as always.

    4. November 22, 2011

      These recipes look amazing! Thanks for posting.

    5. January 28, 2012

      WOW does that carrot cake really take 10 eggs? I feel like that's a misprint.

    6. January 28, 2012

      It is not a misprint (uh, check out all the great feedback on it). Baking with coconut flour is very different from conventional baking, and requires more egg than you'd think.

    7. Susan Jones
      November 12, 2012

      Is it just me? I can’t get to any of the recipes.

    8. Susan Jones
      November 12, 2012

      Disregard the previous comment. It just started working.

    9. November 14, 2012

      I am thankful to have such good looking paleo thanksgiving recipes to try!!!

    10. wolftd
      November 14, 2012

      I am thankful to be spending the holidays with my husband, he’s been deployed twice over the past two years and will be gone for a year after the holidays. I’m blessed to have this time with him!!

    11. KSargenti
      November 15, 2012

      I am thankful for family friends and a wonderful job taking care of the smallest babies. I am also thankful for this website and the wonderful recipes.

    12. annel
      November 16, 2012

      I am thankful for every day. Thanks for the recipes and the website.

    13. goatwiz
      November 16, 2012

      Thankful for good health, family, and friends!

    14. KarinaStuke
      Supporting Member
      November 17, 2012

      I am thankful for a loving, supportive husband and three amazing kids!

    15. cmbRN
      November 21, 2012

      I’m thankful for friends and family and to know enough to make healthy choices. I’m thankful for my new career and the opportunity it will open to me so that I can benefit my community.

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