I’m doing Whole30 this year right before Thanksgiving. While I’ll officially be done on turkey day, I’ll still be in the process of adding back in certain foods, so I don’t want to full on assault my system with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
I started looking up Whole30 Thanksgiving recipes for myself and decided to share them here. If you are going through Whole30 during Thanksgiving, having a Paleo Thanksgiving, or just want to try out a healthier Thanksgiving meal, you’re in the right place!
Whole30 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
Thanksgiving appetizers can showcase your versatility and these Whole30 appetizers are good enough to make it into the menu every year.
Sausage Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms by Wholesomelicious – Whole30 compliant sausage with cranberries and sage make these mushrooms look like the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving menu!
Bacon Wrapped Steak Bites by Real Simple Good – This might be the easiest possible appetizer! Perfect for paleo, Whole30, and keto!
Pear and Bacon Bites by Well Fed Ingredients For A Happy Life – I’d never thought about pear and bacon as a combination before, but this delight look like a perfect meal starter.
Whole30 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Turkey is the star of the show on Thanksgiving which means it deserves the right Whole30 recipe.
Perfect Whole30 Turkey Breast With Gravy by 40Aprons – Y’all. If you want to stay compliant and get the perfect turkey, this recipe might be the ticket. Did you know you could make gravy on Whole30? Amazing.
The Best Roasted Turkey (Paleo & Whole30 Friendly) by Baked New England – The photos of this roasted turkey are enough to sell you on the recipe, even with the awesome disclaimer “Please don’t be weirded out when you read the ingredient list… just try it.”
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Turkey Breast by Purely Primal – Perfect for a smaller gathering, this genius idea stuffs the turkey breast and incorporates bacon.
Whole30 Thanksgiving Sides Recipes
Sides make the meal complete on Thanksgiving! It’s easy to incorporate plenty of delicious plant based Whole30 sides so you won’t even miss the traditional grain heavy side dishes.
The Best Paleo Stuffing by 40 Aprons – It’s Thanksgiving, so you have to have stuffing right? So what do you do without bread? You get all the veggies together and make the best possible paleo Thankgiving stuffing.
Cauliflower Rice Stuffing by The Healthy Maven – Thanksgiving is all about the stuffing right? Well this low carb version made of rice, celery, onions, and mushrooms garnished with pecans will hit the spot.
Carrot Fries with Bacon and Rosemary by Paleo Running Mommy – Combine the savory goodness of sugar free bacon and rosemary with sweet carrots for a match made in Whole30 side dish heaven.
Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Pecans with Balsamic Drizzle by Pastured Kitchen – This Whole30 side dish combines everything delicious about Thanksgiving into one dish, then tops it with a tangy balsamic drizzle. Perfection.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon by The Real Food RDs – Bacon and brussels sprouts are a true match made in culinary heaven! The Real Food RDs always have stellar recipes in my experience so I can’t wait to try this one.
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash by Healthy Recipe Ecstasy – Versatile cauliflower makes a garlicky mash perfect for Thanksgiving! Choose a Whole30 compliant stock and this veggie recipe is perfect!
Paleo Whole30 Mashed Potatoes by Jay’s Baking Me Crazy – Mashed potatoes are a staple of our Thanksgiving meal so this Whole30 version is perfect!
Warm Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Asian Citrus Dressing by NomNomPaleo – This easy Whole30-friendly side dish offers a zesty zing to liven up your heavier Thanksgiving menu items.
Herb and Garlic Smashed Sweet Potatoes by The Endless Meal – Sweet and savory, this healthy side dish is naturally Whole30 compliant, no tricks needed!
Whole30 Scalloped Sweet Potatoes by Physical Kitchness – Instead of the traditional almost-a-dessert sweet potato side dish, this healthy alternative still offers a decadent side full of creamy delight.
Roasted Butternut Squash Cranberries and Celery with Rosemary and Lime by Kevin Is Cooking – From citrusy lime to tangy cranberries and caramelized vegetables, this Whole30 friendly side dish has it all flavor wise!
Apple Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake by Stupid Easy Paleo – If you’re missing the sweetness in your menu then this dish hits the spot! The perfect fall flavors with just enough sweetness to satisfy your Thanksgiving cravings.
I’m so excited to try out all of these Whole30 Thanksgiving recipes this year!