Have a delicious and wholesome holiday meal with these amazing Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes. This roundup includes main, side dishes and dessert recipes, as well as ideas for your leftovers and breakfast for a crowd (for overnight guests).
1. Butterflied Chicken Roast
This delicious lemon rosemary chicken roast is a perfect recipe for a small Thanksgiving gathering
2. Gluten Free Gravy
An easy gluten free gravy perfect for turkey or chicken (and other meats). Make it with or without drippings
3. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
This awesome cranberry sauce can be made ahead in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop. With delicious orange and cinnamon flavours
4. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Easy creamy mashed potatoes that you can make hours ahead and simply keep warm in the Instant Pot until dinner time.
5. Gluten Free Stuffing
Gluten free, breadless stuffing made with wild rice, cauliflower, and mushrooms. This side dish can't be missing from your Thanksgiving dinner lineup.
6. Baked Green Beans
Garlicky oven roasted green beans are a Thanksgiving side dish you don't want to miss. Take them over the top with the chocolate picada sauce
7. Maple Roasted Carrots
Sweet maple glazed roasted carrots topped with a delicious and unique carrot top pesto
8. Brussel Sprouts Sweet Potato Hash
This Brussels sprouts sweet potato hash is just as awesome for Thanksgiving dinner as it is topped with an egg for breakfast the next day.
9. Sautéed Beet Greens
Bring on the greens for some balance in your Thanksgiving dinner line up. These are sautéed beet greens with feta. Use the beets the greens come with in the salad below
10. Cabbage Slaw
A festive and colourful cabbage slow with herbs, seeds and a bright pop of pomegranate arils
11. Broccoli Strawberry Salad
Fresh broccoli and strawberries with feta topped with a creamy, healthy poppy seed dressing
12. Shredded Carrot Salad
While this may not be a classic Thanksgiving salad, I totally vote that it should be. Shredded garlicky carrots in a creamy dressing are always a hit at our family dinners
13. Creamy Beet Salad
Here is another salad that may not be a classic but totally should be. Shredded roasted (or cooked) beets in creamy dressing is a sure way to make everyone love this vegetable
14. Paleo Pumpkin Pie
A gorgeous version of pumpkin pie baked inside a coconut flour crust. The pie filling recipe has lots of modification options to make it vegan and even low carb/keto.
15. Pumpkin Brownies
Whether pumpkin pie isn't your thing or you can't get enough of pumpkin desserts, these pumpkin brownies are a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table!
16. Peanut Butter Pie
Even if you don't like pumpkin, you can have delicious pie! Try this healthy peanut butter cream pie with chocolate crust
17. Thanksgiving Burritos
18. Cranberry Sauce Overnight Oats
Change up your overnight oats game and at the same time use up cranberry sauce leftovers! Double WIN!
19. Slow Cooker Broth
Don't let any turkey bones go to waste. Use them to make soothing homemade broth in the slow cooker. The recipe mentions chicken, but by simply swapping in turkey bones you turn it into a turkey stock recipe
20. Noodle Soup
Cut up or shred leftover turkey meat and use it in this homemade noodle soup recipe (where it calls for shredded chicken)
21. Sweet Potato Muffins
Use any leftover sweet potato casserole instead of plain puree in this muffin recipe. If the casserole is quite sweet, reduce the sweetener in the muffin batter
BREAKFASTS (for a crowd)
22. Sausage Egg Casserole
If you have overnight visitors staying with you over the Thanksgiving weekend, this awesome breakfast casserole is an easy way to feed a hearty dinner to a crowd
23. Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake
Another breakfast egg casserole but this one includes sweet potatoes, bacon, and spinach
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Anything for vegetarians that I can make as a "main course"? Something special in the OnePot?
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
Hi Debra, I think these Stuffed Acorn Squash could make a lovely vegetarian main course. You can cook the squash in the oven or Instant Pot.