28 Delicious Paleo Thanksgiving recipes from Perchance to Cook. A list of my best dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and healthy Paleo diet recipes that would be perfect for Thanksgiving! Includes appetizer, side-dish, main course and dessert ideas!

a list of Paleo appetizer, main, side and dessert Thanksgiving recipes.

As I was planning out what recipes I would be making for Thanksgiving dinner, I realized that it would be helpful to have the recipes and dishes that I was searching for all in one spot.

So, I decided to make a roundup of all of my favorite Paleo Thanksgiving recipes, many of which I will be making this year.

I hope this helps you plan out your Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or holiday menu.

All of the following recipes are Paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, real food recipes. Many are Whole30 compliant as well.

I personally have to be dairy-free this year, so these recipes have been really helpful for me and I hope they are for you!

Paleo Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

1) Bacon Wrapped Raspberry Stuffed Dates

These are a family FAVORITE in my house. When these stuffed dates bake, the raspberries melt and turn into a sweet jam that tastes amazing with the salty bacon.

Bacon Wrapped Raspberry Stuffed Dates ( Paleo, Whole30) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

2) Maple Bacon Wrapped Carrots

These are a fun way to serve carrots for Thanksgiving. Covered in bacon and with a maple glaze. NOM.

Maple Bacon Wrapped Carrots (Paleo, Gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

3) Cinnamon & Maple Roasted Almonds

I love having a bowl of these on the counter to snack on while cooking. They taste amazing and make the house smell so good!

Cinnamon & Maple Roasted Almonds (paleo, GF)- my almond snack soulmate! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

4) Vegan Cauliflower Gratin

This gratin is the bomb.com. It’s an amazing creamy cauliflower dish. SO good.

Vegan Cauliflower Gratin (Paleo, Dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

5) Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes

This recipe is for all roasted garlic lovers! It’s mashed potatoes with a twist.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

6) Whole30 Mashed Potatoes

These dairy-free mashed potatoes are always a hit over the holidays. YUM.

Whole30 Mashed Potatoes | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

7) Whole30 Dairy-free Potato Gratin

I am always in awe that these are dairy-free whenever I make them. They are a wonderful gratin recipe.

Whole30 Dairy-free Potato Gratin { Paleo, GF } | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

8) Spiced Poached Pears in Red Wine and Orange Juice

Poached pears in wine and OJ are so festive and delicious. Try it with your turkey. The combo is delish!

9) Crispy Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Is there anything better than crispy bacon, caramelized maple syrup and roasted Brussels sprouts?!

Crispy Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

10) Creamy Brussels Sprouts Casserole

The sauce in this creamy casserole is one of the best that I have ever made. The nutritional yeast makes it cheesy and amazing.

Creamy Brussels Sprouts Casserole (Paleo, Whole30) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

11) Cran-Apple Sauce

I love adding apple to my cranberry sauce for added sweetness.

Cran-Apple Sauce (Paleo, Gluten-Free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

12) Paleo Sausage, Apple, Chestnut Stuffing

Hands down- this is the best flavor combo for stuffing. Chestnuts, apples, sausage, fennel. NOM.

13) Bone Broth Gravy

This is a quick gravy recipe made with bone broth.

Bone Broth Gravy (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

14) Easy Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This salad has ALL of the best Fall harvest ingredients… like Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, apple, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving.

Note: omit the cheese to make it Paleo.

Easy Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Vinaigrette | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

15) Broiled Lemon Asparagus

This is the easiest way to make crispy, flavorful asparagus. It’s a wonderful veggie side dish!

Easy Broiled Lemon Asparagus | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Thanksgiving Chicken Recipes

Note: my family and I roast chickens for Thanksgiving every year instead of turkeys. We prefer the taste. That is why I don’t have any roast turkey recipes.

16) Roast Chicken with Apples and Potatoes

The apples in this recipe cook until mushy. The result tastes just wonderful with roast chicken.

Roast Chicken with Apples and Potatoes (Dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

17) Thyme Infused Roasted Chicken +Root Veggies

This recipe is seasoned with lemon and thyme and is a classic.

Paleo Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

18) Easy Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are my favorite pumpkin muffin recipe ever. You would never know that they are Paleo, Gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.

Easy Paleo Pumpkin Muffins | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

19) Gluten-free Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

These are amazing! Swirls of chocolate brownie and pumpkin blondie mix together for a wonderful pumpkin brownie.

Gluten-free Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies (Paleo) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

20) Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Another reader favorite right here. It’s what banana bread dreams are made of! Full of swirls of coconut sugar goodness, and pumpkin banana bread.

21) Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies

These taste like a mixture of pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookies. SO good.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

22) Paleo Cranberry Sauce Bars

Cranberry sauce on top of a shortbread, but in dairy-free, gluten-free form.

Paleo Cranberry Sauce Bars (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

23) Paleo Apple Tart

This is a classic apple tart based on my mother’s French tart recipe, but made Paleo.

Paleo Apple Tart (Gluten-free, Dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

24) Paleo Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins

These muffins taste like apple donuts. Enough said.

Paleo Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

25) Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake

This cake is light and delicate and wonderful. If you love pumpkin cake, you’ll love this.

Note: use a dairy-free cream-cheese like Kite-hill, to keep the recipe dairy-free and Paleo.

Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

26) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

If you aren’t having a big crowd, this mug cake is perfect. Add ice-cream on top and it is the perfect few bites of pumpkin cookie goodess.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

27) Fall Chocolate Bark with Dried Apples and Roasted Pepitas

This chocolate dessert makes a wonderful gift, dessert, or snack option. It’s filled with cinnamon maple roasted pepitas, cranberries, and soft dried apples. It’s got so much Fall flavor in every bite!

piece of bark in hand

28) Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Stuffed Dates

These taste like a pumpkin snickers but a healthy homemade version made with only a few ingredients. So good!

chocolate covered dates recipe cut in half

No matter what your Thanksgiving plans are, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving full of yummy food.

If you make any of my recipes, let me know how you like them!