A Very Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

A Very Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup | Stumptown Nutrition

We’re just a few days out from Thanksgiving, so I’m compiling my favorite recipes from right here on the Stumptown Nutrition blog—and from a few of my Paleo bloggers & friends.

If you’re looking for inspiration, try one (or more!) of these tried and true Paleo Thanksgiving recipes.  Make a healthier holiday for your whole family without sacrificing flavor & indulgence.

Behold, A Very Paleo Thanksgiving!

The Bird:

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey

I’m a purest when it comes to a Thanksgiving turkey.  My advice is to go simple & classic with a dry sea salt brine and an herb butter rub.  Brining your turkey will help ensure the meat stays moist & juicy.  My recipe calls for a dry brine 1 to 2 days in advance.

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey | Stumptown Nutrition


The Sides

easy Turkey gravy

You’ve roasted your turkey, and now it’s time for gravy. In my opinion, you don’t really need a recipe — this is a simple step-by-step guide will show you how to make delicious gravy out of the pan drippings, broth, and a little potato starch.

Easy Turkey Gravy | Stumptown Nutrition


Paleo Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole by Hannah Campbell of Whole Food Whole You

Hannah has recreated this classic Thanksgiving favorite without all the added sugar & processed ingredients.  A small amount of maple syrup enhances the sweetness of the potatoes and adds a little crunch to caramelized pecan topping.

Paleo Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole | Whole Food Whole You

[Photo: Hannah Campbell of Whole Food Whole You]


Best ever paleo green bean casserole

Growing up, green bean casserole was one of the my favorite side dishes — when I was little I would beg my mom to make her green bean casserole as a side all year long.  This recipe has been a labor of love for me over the years and it’s finally fabulous enough to share! My version is made with dairy-free mushroom soup (ideally made a couple days in advance), fresh green beans, and crispy fried shallots.  Hello yum.

Best Ever Paleo Green Bean Casserole | Stumptown Nutrition


Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Bacon by Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo

Brussels Sprouts & Bacon is a classic holiday side dish.  I can’t think of an easier and more delicious way to get some veggies in during your holiday meal.  Plus there’s bacon…duh.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon | Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com



[Photo: Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo]


crispy sage mashed potatoes

Simple mashed potatoes dressed up with a little fried sage & lots of grassfed butter.  Because, butter…

 Crispy Sage Mashed Potatoes


Easy Homemade PAleo Cranberry sauce from Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed + Fit

We loooooove this simple cranberry sauce recipe from Fed + Fit.  Cassy Joy’s recipe calls for simple ingredients that most folks have around the house during the holiday season.  It’s so easy that it can be made day of in about 15 minutes.

Easy Homemade Paleo Cranberry Sauce | Fed+Fit








[Photo: Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed + Fit]


Jewel Yam & Cranberry Bake

This Jewel Yam & Cranberry Bake is one of my favorite fall-inspired side dishes.  The tart cranberries pair perfectly with the sweetness of the yams and the cinnamon & ginger bring warmth to the dish.

 Jewel Yam & Cranberry Bake | Stumptown Nutrition


Paleo Pork + Butternut Squash + Walnut Stuffing

All things Thanksgiving in one dish. My recipe is bread-free and full of Thanksgiving goodness – pork sausage, fresh cranberries, onions, mushrooms, butternut squash, and duh–walnuts!

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Paleo Pork +Butternut Squash + Walnut Stuffing | Stumptown Nutrition


Pumpkin Chiffon Pie by Hayley & Bill of Primal Palate

This light & airy pumpkin pie is a wonderful treat for your Thanksgiving meal! My family enjoys this recipe each year during the holidays.  We top ours with whipped coconut cream since our household doesn’t do well with dairy.

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie | Primal Palate[Photo: Bill Staley & Hayley Mason of Primal Palate]

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