Paleo Thanksgiving Meal Plan

Thanksgiving Turkey

paleo thanksgiving meal plan

Thanksgiving.  One of the few days of the year where gluttony isn’t an option, it’s a right of passage.  Just because you give up grains does not mean you can not have the same recipes you enjoyed growing up.  I thought it would be fun to share a Paleo Thanksgiving Meal plan with shopping list.    I had planned on sending one for my paleo cookbook, Paleo Eats, but the release date changed.  I could not let you guys down so I put together this one for you instead.

So back to Thanksgiving and why I  love  it so much.  I thought I’d share a couple or reasons while it will always be my favorite holiday.

One, I love feeding my friends and family.  It warms my heart to see them gathered around my table and enjoying each other as well as the meal.


Two, I love the way the house smells from the combination of herbs, roasting meats and bubbling broth. Oh mama, I’m drooling as I type.

I wish your family and very happy, blessed Thanksgiving where the only argument is if you should have a second piece of pie.


Thanksgiving Turkey

Roasted Turkey | While some love to roast an entire turkey, I prefer to just roast a breast.


paleo thanksgiving dressing stuffing

Stuffing | I’m not going to mince words.  This recipe is AMAZING.  If you, don’t like shrimp, skip it (I often do) and it still turns out perfectly.  One of my friends made this recipe last year and later she told me  that this recipe haunts her and she just wants to make it every week.  The truth is, so do I.


green bean casserole

Green Bean Casserole | You can not have a Paleo thanksgiving without green bean casserole and this recipe is seriously the best of the bunch.    Note, you can also use the mushroom soup as a gravy (I do this every year)!


paleo mashed potatoes

Mashed Potatoes from Slim Palate.  There  is nothing like a steam pile of mashed potatoes smothered in butter or gravy.  This recipe is made with cauliflower so it’s low carb.

Grain free & Paleo Fluffy, White Bread Rolls - Colorful Eats #grainfree #glutenfree #paleo

Fluffy, White Bread Rolls from Colorful Eats | With a name like that, need I say more?



Tart Cranberry Sauce


Cranberry Sauce | I only eat cranberries once a year and that’s as cranberry sauce.  I love this tart fruit and I need to start making eating it more.



Deviled Eggs | I love love love love love love love (yes this is not a typo) Deviled eggs. Every time I make this, I cook up a dozen eggs and then eat half of them. I wish I was joking.  If you need a mayo recipe, please check out the one I linked to in the post.  I did include the ingredients in the shopping list.

paleo pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake | Forget Pumpkin Pie, spoil your family with this wickedly delicious no bake cheesecake.


If you don’t unbutton your pants after this meal, I will be extremely surprised or you just might be like me and wearing stretchy pants.

Click here for a printable version of this Paleo Thanksgiving Meal Plan  and shopping list, then click on the links above to print out each recipe.  Happy Eating and don’t forget, if you truly want to save time and money, check out my favorite paleo meal planning site.

paleo thanksgiving menu

Click the link for even more free paleo thanksgiving recipes!


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