THANKSGIVING RECIPES | Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian + Gluten-Free


For hosts who love to feed family and friends, a crowd-pleasing spread that will surely simplify your menu planning and turn your Thanksgiving entertaining into a memorable day.

{ links to recipes and sources included under photos }


Crudités, via SAVEUR magazine


starters + salads


Collard Green and Radish Slaw with Crispy Shallots, by Dawn Perry, via Bon Appétit magazine

Carrots and Greens with Dilly Bean Vinaigrette, by Joseph Lenn, via Bon Appétit magazine

 Roasted Turmeric-Chili, Chickpea and Pear Warm Salad, via Dolly and Oatmeal

Kale Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberries & Goat Cheese, via Heather Christo

Raw Tacos with Cashew Sour Cream | Lentil Cakes with Pesto & Wilted Greens, via Caitlin Van Horn of ROOST

Baked Purple Kale, Cilantro and Spaghetti Squash Cakes, via Dolly and Oatmeal


vegan + gluten-free

Thanksgiving breads


Gluten-Free Piquant corn Bread, via SAVEUR magazing | Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Monkey Bread, via Chickpea Vegan Quarterly

Pull-Apart Bread with Vegan Pesto Filling, via Harini Prakash

Vegan Tropical Fruit Blueberry Banana Bread with crumbly cinnamon topping, via Chickpea Vegan Quarterly


and now for the main course


Kale, Apple and Ancho Chili Tamales, via Happyolks

Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli with Hazelnut Tarragon Butter, via Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

Lemon Rosemary Winter Vegetable Stacks with Lentils and creamy horseradish vinaigrette, via The First Mess

Autumn Pumpkin Boats with Mixed Beans, via Entre jardins

Vegan Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf, via Angela Liddon | Vegetarian Portobello Mushroom Wellingtons, via Melissa Cusano

Seitan Roulade with Chestnut Stuffing, via Lauren Ulm

Chickpea Dumplings in Curry Tomato Sauce, via Shelly West of Vegetarian Ventures

Meat-Free Loaf Cupcakes with Butternut Squash Purée, via Sarah McMinn of The Sweet Life

Vegan Shepherds Pie, via Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home


side dishes,

vegetables, stuffing and rice


Salt and Vinegar Kale Mashed Potatoes, via Ashley McLaughlin | Gluten-Free Spoon Bread with Guanciale, via Williams-Sonoma

Vegan Wild Rice and Quinoa Stuffing, via Victoria Slocum of Green Plate Rule

Pumpkin Bread and Tempeh Stuffing, via Vegan Richa

Gluten-Free Quinoa & Wild Rice Stuffing, via Carpé Season

Spicy-Peanut Portobello Kale Rice Bowl, via Kathy Patalsky | Red Quinoa with Butternut Squash, via Karina Allrich

Jeweled Brown Rice with Orange Zest and Mint, via Sarah Britton of My New Roots

Gluten-Free Winter Squash Pies, via Adventures in Cooking | Root Vegetable Savory Pie, via FOOD52




Gluten-Free Almond Butter Honey Cake, via FOOD52

Dairy-Free Kabocha Squash Ice Cream with maple toasted pecans, via Golubka Kitchen

Raw Pumpkin Cranberry Ginger Parfaits, via Susan Powers | Chestnut Mont Blanc, via Paleoliscious

Gluten-Free Kabocha Squash Cake, via Shauna James Ahern and Danny Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie, via Kelly Courson | Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Pie, via Dreena Burton

Gluten-Free Tiramisu Cupcakes, via Sugar & Snapshots

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch & Vanilla Bean Ombré Cake, via Irvin Lin | Gluten-Free Chai Spiced Banana Oat Cookies, via Burpees in the Kitchen


a paleo Thanksgiving menu


Bacon Wrapped Turkey, via Marla Sarris

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, via Juli Bauer

Pork Stuffing Casserole, via Paleo Parents | Worlds Best Paleo Gravy, via Brittany Angell

Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Cherries, via Amazing Paleo

French Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots, via The Urban Poser

Primal Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup, via Deliciously Organic

Marbled Banana Chocolate Mini Cakes, via Juli Bauer

Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting, via Melissa Joulwan

Pumpkin Bread Pudding, via Paleo Parents

Lemony Raw Carrot-Apple Pops, via The Urban Poser

Grain-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies, via Paleo Plan


This is PART SEVEN of a week-long mini series.  Check out the remaining posts for other thanksgiving menu planning ideas.

ONE: Starters, Small Bites + Salads | TWO: Breads + Rolls | THREE: Turkey, Ham, Lamb, Pork + Alternative Main Courses | FOUR: Side Dishes | FIVE: Pies, Tarts + Galettes | SIX: Desserts + Sweet Treats | SEVEN: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian + Gluten-Free


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