Paleo Thanksgiving Menu

Every fall my sweet sister reminds me that she uses my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu for the holiday. She counts on me for healthy Thanksgiving dishes that are super easy to make. My sister, like me, has Celiac Disease and sticks to a 100% gluten-free diet. Did you know that my mother also has celiac disease? So does my son.

 Celiac Disease and Food Allergies During the Holidays

How does sharing my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu turn into a chat about my family’s health history? When your loved ones suffer from celiac disease or other life-threatening food allergies, food is more than sustenance, it can also make you sick. We have to be extremely careful about what we eat, and are incredibly thankful for healthy, whole foods that are paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free.

 Thanksgiving Menu for Food Allergies

That’s what you’ll find on my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu. Loads of healthy vegetable side dishes that feature everything from cauliflower, to kale, to squash. A fun turkey dish for the main course, as well as deviled eggs for your appetizer so that you get a good hit of protein while you’re preparing the big meal. And to end this festive holiday meal I have paleo desserts ranging from my beloved Paleo Pumpkin Pie to my super popular Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie. All of my low-carb paleo desserts are lightly sweetened and won’t leave your head spinning from a sugar rush!

 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

This type of healthy food is great for those on gluten-free, grain-free, paleo diets, and fantastic for regular folks as well. Additionally, my healthy holiday menu below is full of low-carb Thanksgiving dishes. If you’re following a Keto Diet, you’ll want to check out one of the most popular recipes on my website –my Keto Pumpkin Pie. It’s a low-carb, no-bake pudding pie that will free up space in your oven on the big day. It’s also egg-free, not an easy thing to find during the holidays, and perfect for all of your loved ones on an Egg-Free Diet.

Paleo Thanksgiving Menu

All in all, my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu is simply made up of tasty, real food. And that’s something for which I’m incredibly thankful!


Deviled Eggs
Stuffed Mushrooms

Side Dishes

Pomegranate Salad
Mashed Cauliflower
Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts
Keto Cornbread

Sauces & Condiments

Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Apple Stuffing




Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Cranberry Bars
Skillet Apple Pie from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Bringing You Gluten-Free Bread to Break During the Holidays!

I am focused on the thanks in Thanksgiving! I hope that whatever your food allergy, you’ll find complete culinary joy in the recipes I’ve assembled for my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu. Isn’t it amazing that now you can break Keto Cornbread with your loved ones?! I love creating recipes that bring you joy.

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this menu in 2013!

Big big thanks from the bottom of my heart dear Elana! Hip hip hooray to you!


36 responses to “Paleo Thanksgiving Menu”

  1. Elana,
    The recipe for this pumpkin pie and the pie crust are DIVINE! I have been on the Paleo diet for five weeks and haven’t had many sweets and this was a real treat for me. Thank you so much for all of your recipes and knowledge on this blog. Almond flour has become my best friend with the holidays here. I really love key lime pie…any ideas on a paleo version of this? I think it would be great for birthdays coming up.

  2. I made the pumpkin, chocolate pecan pie and gravy (with a little tweaking of poultry seasoning and chardonnay)for Thanksgiving dinner last night. All of the recipes turned out fantastic and even the non allergic folks enjoyed eating them. The Thanksgiving menu planner was just what I needed to tackle what I consider one of the hardest, most unsatisfying days of the year to cook and eat. What a treat to feel like I can enjoy a real Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends that is delicious and satisfying without feeling guilty or sick afterwards. I am so thankful I found your website through a good friend who whipped me up a batch of your Paleo bread while a guest at their house. I have been a huge fan of your site ever since and will sing you praises to anyone who will listen. Thank you for sharing your incredible talents, a huge gift for all of us who struggle with food issues. Thank you, Elana!

  3. I just found your blog and I love all the recipes! I love that you use only the best quality ingredients. After having been diagnosed with gluten intolerance myself, I started reading all about whats actually in the food we eat. It’s been a blessing in the sense that it’s been a huge eye opener.

  4. I love all these recipes! I won’t be able to try them for this year’s Thanksgiving, but I am planning on a roast turkey for Christmas this year.

    It’s my goal to make real cranberry sauce/relish this year. No more of that canned stuff.

    Your recipe looks so easy and I like how you’ve included cherries into the relish.

    Thank you and have a happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Love Elana’s recipes, site and stories! Here’s a tip on the biscuits for those that really like shortcuts. I don’t have a lot of room in my kitchen sometimes (table used for desk, etc. :-) and found that I can skip the parchment paper/cutting out steps with the biscuits. I do use the paper for the pan though. When I have the dough ready, I make drop biscuits and just round the edges with a knife or spoon. I then sprinkle with a little almond flour and pat down a bit. I make 8 perfect biscuits that way. Thanks, Elana and Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. And many thanks to you and the time you spend creating, perfecting and sharing your recipes! I went gluten free about 4 years ago, and your first cookbook was the very first GF version I bought. It got me through the despair that I think many of us face when making major changes to our diet – you know, looking in the fridge those first few months and thinking just what CAN I eat?!? Your cookbooks and blog continue to be a great resource for my menu planning, even today. Thank you!

  7. I have consulted many of your recipes, especially around holidays! Looking forward to some biscuits and pumpkin pie this year.

    Not really sure where to ask this question, other than a site like this where some appear knowledgeable. The specialists and doctors I have seen have said there are no definitive tests for celiac disease so the best we can do is determine if we are sensitive to gluten through elimination diets etc. The DNA tests I had done revealed a good likelihood I could have it, but apparently those and antibody tests are not conclusive. Is this wrong? I am wondering what tests others have taken to receive a diagnosis of celiac disease. I told my family about a possible genetic predisposition and they either don’t care, or believe I am somewhat hypochondriac.

  8. Elana,

    Thank you so much for the ideas! I was wondering what salad I was going to bring to Thanksgiving dinner that my son could eat. Looks like I have a lot to choose from. Thanks again!

  9. My 2 year old son and I recently have gone gluten, egg, dairy and grain free for health/medical reasons. I just wanted to say Thank you from every cell in my body. Your website, recipes and stories have been a life saver for me and my family. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

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