30+ Recipes For A Paleo Thanksgiving [GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free]

Looking for Paleo Thanksgiving recipes and inspiration? In this guide, we will share the top gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free recipes for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with the ones you love. If you eat a Paleo diet, it may be fun to share a delicious Paleo recipe as part of your Thanksgiving meal. You could also make a complete Paleo Thanksgiving meal for your family! This article has over 30 amazing Paleo Thanksgiving recipes to help you out.

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30+ Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

Paleo Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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These hasselback sweet potatoes are a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving. They’re paleo diet-friendly and loaded with flavor.


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Pavochon is a turkey seasoned like a Puerto Rican lechon and filled with a garlicky plantain mashed stuffing. Chicken-friendly, too!

Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

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This pumpkin chia seed pudding is a vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly pumpkin pie alternative! Just as creamy and delicious!

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

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These paleo pumpkin muffins are super easy to make. So delicious that nobody will know they are paleo.


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These stunning and bright roasted vegetables are a show stopper. They are as delicious as they are simple to make.

Paleo Rainy Day Biscuit Recipe

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These homemade Paleo Biscuits are perfect for dipping into gravy!

Tempeh ‘Sausage’ Stuffing Balls

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These tempeh stuffing balls are beautiful, high protein and full of thanksgiving flavours! Easy to make and perfect for a plant based option.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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These mashed sweet potatoes are deliciously creamy and easy to make.

Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

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How to make the BEST crispy green beans fries in the air fryer from frozen. Load them up with your favourite seasonings and you have a healthy alternative to air fryer fries for Thanksgiving.

Paleo Inspired Honey Glazed Carrots In The Slow Cooker

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Paleo inspired honey glazed carrots in the slow cooker recipe.

Blistered Green Beans

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Green beans are a MUST at Thanksgiving, and this easy recipe is the perfect paleo version! So addictive that you might wanna make a double batch!

Oven Roasted Carrots

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These oven roasted carrots are super easy veggie side dish that’s terrific with Thanksgiving turkey! The high-heat roasting technique makes the carrots so roasty-toasty and sweet!


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This Paleo Sausage Stuffing is healthy comfort food! It is hearty, savory and flavorful. Great for Thanksgiving and family gatherings!

Easy Brown Butter Sage Roasted Carrots Recipe

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These roasted carrots pair perfectly with all different kinds of Thanksgiving foods! This roasted carrots recipe is so simple and tastes incredible with brown butter and crispy sage!

Fall Cobb Salad

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Enjoy this fall Cobb salad filled with the flavors and produce of the fall season!


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This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish! It’s only sweetened with applesauce and is paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free & sugar-free!

Baked Sweet Potato

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Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes are Paleo and have a deliciously soft, sweet, and fluffy inside with a crispy flavorful outside. Impossible to resist, learn how to bake sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving using this foolproof method.

Easy Instant Pot Whole Chicken

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Grab this quick and easy Instant Pot Whole Chicken with fajita butter recipe. You’ll have dinner on the table in 45 minutes without breaking the bank.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

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Yes, you really can cook a whole chicken in air fryer! This no-fail recipe is faster than the traditional oven method, and gives you a perfectly cooked chicken every time! This recipe is great for Thanksgiving or even weekly meal prep.


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This keto low carb meatloaf recipe is EASY to make, using common ingredients + quick prep. It comes out tender and juicy, with a simple glaze.

Turkey Burgers

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Chipotle turkey burgers are the BEST paleo turkey burgers! You can make these baked turkey burgers in the oven, pan fry them, or even grill them.

Leftover Thanksgiving Soup

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This is a turkey, wild rice, and fennel soup that emphasizes making bone broth from the leftover turkey carcass.

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake

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This paleo pumpkin cheesecake is also vegan, no-bake and amazingly creamy. It tastes so similar to a traditional pumpkin cheesecake!

Lamb Roast

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Make this Lamb Roast the star of your holiday table! Juicy, tender and succulent, this recipe for roast boneless leg of lamb turns out perfect every time.

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

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This No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie is really easy to make, rich and indulgent and perfectly sweet! A chewy, crunchy, salty-sweet crust with a creamy, fudgy pumpkin filling topped with fluffy clouds of coconut whipped cream. It’s easy to make as it requires no cooking or baking, and is refined sugar-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly too.

Roasted Cranberries

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Cranberries are either loved or hated on the Thanksgiving table. This recipe gets you back to basics by unapologetically letting the tart cranberry flavor shine through.

Oven-Baked Turkey Legs

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This Oven Baked Turkey Legs recipe is perfect for a small Thanksgiving celebration. It’s also super easy to make, so you can easily concentrate on making delicious side dishes to go with too!

Juicy Turkey

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For the most tender and juicy turkey, a dry brine is the ultimate way to go. This recipe is so simple and worth starting your bird a few days before Thanksgiving.

Keto + Paleo Pumpkin Pie

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This easy keto pumpkin pie recipe with homemade coconut flour crust is a great keto sugar-free dessert for Thanksgiving or any other occasion. You will love its rich, smooth pumpkin filling with delicious pumpkin spices flavor and homemade buttery keto pie crust.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash

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These delicious balsamic-maple roasted Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, pecans, cranberries and avocado roasted garlic dressing are a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving ready in just 40 minutes!

Fall Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin

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Crisp and light vegan fall harvest salad is satisfying and nutritious: chewy kale paired with luscious pumpkin, tart Brussels sprouts, crunchy apples, all merged together with maple-mustard dressing. This salad would pair beautifully with any Thanksgiving main course!

Bottom Line

If you eat a Paleo diet, you are sure to find delicious Paleo Thanksgiving recipes here. If your friends or family don’t eat Paleo, whipping up one Paleo Thanksgiving dish may be a great way to pique their interest. What is your favorite Paleo Thanksgiving recipe?

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