Thanksgiving is probably the one time during the year that people everywhere eat their hearts out. However, just because it’s a day of feasting doesn’t mean we can’t continue eating food made with real ingredients!

You can have a real food Thanksgiving. Whether it’s cranberry sauce, stuffing, or potatoes there are recipes to help you switch out old traditional dishes for their real food versions. Don’t think that these healthy versions taste sub par! They honestly taste amazing and after having a few years of having real food Thanksgivings, I hope my family never goes back to it’s former processed recipes. Below you will find a great collection of Thanksgiving recipes that use real food ingredients. No sugar, no canned foods, no margarine. Just real food recipes.
Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes


Spatchcocked Turkey – Enjoying this Journey

Butter and Herb Infused Turkey – Real Food Girl Unmodified

Gluten Free Gravy – Modern Alternative Mama

Clean Eating Gravy – The Gracious Pantry

Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes


Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sage – The Pistachio Project

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage Brown Butter – The Pistachio Project

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash – Enjoying this Journey

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Molasses – Enjoying this Journey

Holiday Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes – This West Coast Mommy

Classic Mashed Potatoes – Live Simply

Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes

Cranberry Sauce

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce – The Pistachio Project

Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce – Enjoying this Journey

Cinnamon Cranberry Chutney – Raia’s Recipes

Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes



Stove Top Stuffing – The Pistachio Project

Stove Top Quinoa and Mushroom Stuffing – The Nourishing Gourmet

Paleo Sausage Stuffing – Hollywood Homestead

Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes



Autumn Skillet – Enjoying this Journey

Roasted Maple Walnut Carnival Squash – This West Coast Mommy

Curried Roasted Pumpkin – Our Family World

Easy Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms – Nature’s Nurture

Green Bean Casserole – Modern Alternative Mama

Shredded Brussels Spouts with Roasted Vegetables – The Vintage Mom

Real Food Thanksgiving RecipesBread

Buttery Drop Biscuits – The Pistachio Project

Coconut Oil Drop Biscuits – The Pistachio Project

Soaked Whole Wheat Biscuits – Live Simply

Sweet Potato Biscuits – The Free Range Life

Soaked and Gluten Free Cinnamon and Honey Biscuits – GNOWFGLINS

Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes



Sugar Free Whipped Cream – The Pistachio Project

Healthy Pumpkin Pie – The Pistachio Project

Flawless All Butter Pie Crust – The Pistachio Project

Apple Crisp – Enjoying this Journey

Baked Grannies – Enjoying this Journey

Pecan Cranberry Baked Apples – Enjoying this Journey

Spicy Maple Cinnamon Pecans – This West Coast Mommy

Paleo Acorn Cakelets – Enjoying this Journey

Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes