Are you ready for 60+ healthy Thanksgiving recipes?!
I've rounded up the best recipes including appetizers, drinks, turkey, cranberries, stuffing, side dishes, soups, salads and desserts!
This will be your go-to list every Thanksgiving, I promise.
When it comes to the life of the party, look no further than this simple charcuterie board that’s loaded with meats, cheeses, fruits, olives, pickles, nuts, and dips.
Your guests will be beguiled by the flavors, colors, and textures of this epic party board!
This impressive and easy appetizer takes only 5 minutes to make. Topped with honey, thyme, and lemon zest for extra flavor.
Serve with bread, pita chips, or fresh veggies.
Try these other Thanksgiving appetizer recipes
- Grown Up Deviled Eggs
- Cocktail Meatballs with Cranberry BBQ Sauce
- Spinach Artichoke Dip with Bacon
- Cranberry Salsa
- Pomegranate Salsa Cream Cheese Dip
- Goat Cheese Crostinis
- Pumpkin Pie Hummus with Cinnamon Chips
This festive punch recipe is packed with spice and fruit flavors and is suitable for the whole family.
Best of all, it's made with simple grocery store ingredients and can be made in advance.
Deeply fragrant with citrus and sweet spices, this cranberry cider acts like a non-alcoholic version of mulled wine.
When you simmer it on the stove, it perfumes your home with the deep perfume of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves.
This cranberry orange mocktail features the best holiday flavors: tart cranberries, fresh, juicy orange and sparkling soda for that bit of fizz.
It’s all garnished with fresh thyme or rosemary for a bit of herbiness.
Make a few batches for your next holiday gathering or make a single beverage to enjoy next to your holiday tree.
Thanksgiving Turkey and Cranberries
Making Thanksgiving dinner for just a few people? Make a turkey breast!
This is my recipe for a simple Thanksgiving-inspired Dutch oven turkey breast with easy cranberry orange glaze.
It has dynamite flavor, is super juicy and makes enough for 6 people.
Slow-roasted turkey is marvelously tender, with meat that literally falls off the bone and golden, rich, golden-brown skin.
It's an easy, hands-off way to prepare turkey and yields consistently excellent results.
I absolutely love a recipe that only requires a few ingredients that is totally dynamite. In this case, it's fresh cranberries, fresh orange juice and zest and sugar.
Once you make a batch of this stuff, you'll wonder why you ever bought the canned since homemade is so darn easy and way better.
Try these other Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry recipes
Thanksgiving Salad Recipes
This salad has fresh greens, honeycrisp apples, roasted butternut squash, toasted walnuts and juicy pomegranates with an apple cider olive oil dressing.
It's the salad to beat all salads.
If you’re looking for a bright and fresh Thanksgiving salad, this is the one with the best seasonal ingredients that you can prep in advance!
This simple celery salad recipe comes together in less than ten minutes.
You just need to toss sliced celery together with apples, nuts, and fresh herbs together in a large bowl for an easy, simple salad.
This deliciously satisfying salad fills that desire by featuring perfectly roasted acorn squash, wheat berries, feta cheese and spring greens!
It's hearty, especially for a salad, and is packed with nutrition. It'll keep you full and satisfied and has so much flavor, you will definitely fall in love with it!
This fall harvest salad is filling, nutritious, and packed with seasonal flavors, including roasted butternut squash, sweet apples, and crunchy pecans.
It’s a perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey, adding a touch of vibrant color to your holiday table.
Try these other Thanksgiving salad recipes
- Brussels Sprouts Cranberry Salad
- Pear and Prosciutto Arugula Salad
- Tahini Kale Salad
- Brussels Sprouts Kale Salad
- Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
- Beet Salad with Grapes and Walnuts
Thanksgiving Soup Recipes
This easy pureed maple sweet potato soup is made with simple ingredients and filled with flavor from coconut milk, apple, pure maple syrup and balsamic vinegar.
If you're one of those who think pureed soups are baby food - just set that thought aside and try this soup.
The soup is on! This butternut squash and apple soup is silky, smooth and perfectly seasoned.
It has a little maple syrup, a little balsamic vinegar, a hint of heat from cayenne and is super creamy from full fat coconut milk.
Try these other Thanksgiving soup recipes
- Winter Root Vegetable Soup
- Roasted Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
- Curry Cauliflower Soup
- Spiced Carrot Lentil Soup
Thanksgiving Starchy Side Dishes
These mashed potatoes are LEGIT and one of the best sweet potato recipes, in my humble opinion.
They're made with just a few simple ingredients - sweet potatoes, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and butter - but they'll totally knock your socks off.
Maple melting sweet potatoes are soft inside and slightly caramelized outside with a savory, sweet and subtly spiced flavor, and a rich sauce to drizzle on top.
It’s an easy side dish that’s perfect for fall or winter, and even special meals like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
If you're going to make one squash recipe this year, I highly recommend this one. Delicata squash is fuss-free because you don't have to peel it, so that's one less thing for you to worry about the day-of.
Simply cut it, seed it, toss it in some oil and roast it until caramelized and nutty.
Then, you'll top it with buttery, brown sugary cinnamon walnuts for the ultimate side dish.
The ultimate savory butternut squash casserole with parmesan-creamed kale, nutty Gruyere cheese, and a toasted walnut-sourdough topping.
This stunning side dish will be the hit of your next holiday gathering.
Hasselback is a culinary technique where you thinly slice a piece of produce almost all of the way to the bottom, then brush it with butter or oil and roast it.
The result is that every little edge of the squash slits become caramelized, making each bite absolutely delicious. This version is made with cinnamon butter, so it really is over the top.
Roasted butternut squash with orange-maple candied walnuts, cinnamon, and crispy sage.
This show-stopping side dish is holiday-worthy, yet easy enough for weeknight cooking.
You can have soft sourdough corn muffins in less than 30 minutes with this easy sourdough discard recipe made with buttermilk and honey!
Try these other Thanksgiving starchy side recipes
- Rustic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes (no milk)
- The BEST Sweet Potato Casserole
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
- Roasted Honeynut Squash
- Apple Sausage Stuffing
- Traditional Sage Stuffing
- Holiday Stuffing Balls
Thanksgiving Vegetable Dishes
Thick pumpkin wedges are baked with herbs and spices easily adapted to your palate.
It is an easy and delicious savory side dish. A simple dish for when pumpkin season starts.
These balsamic green beans with bacon are an easy 4-ingredient side dish made of perfectly seasoned crisp green beans, crispy bacon and tangy balsamic vinegar.
They're fabulous enough to serve as a holiday side dish, yet easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Garam masala oven-roasted carrots are an easy-to make side dish that takes just a few minutes to prep!
Carrots are simply tossed in oil, ginger garlic paste, and garam masala. They're topped in toasted, crunchy almonds and tart dried cranberries.
Try these other Thanksgiving vegetable dishes
- Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts
- Scratch-Made Green Bean Casserole
- Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms
- Balsamic Dijon Roasted Mushrooms
- Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
- Cauliflower Gratin
- Crockpot Collard Greens
And last, but not least, is my recipe for sweet potato pie! It's similar to pumpkin pie, but made with sweet potatoes (duh!).
It has a buttery homemade pie crust and many, many dollops of homemade whipped cream sweetened with real maple syrup.
This is the best healthy apple crumble recipe.
Easy to make with apples, rolled oats, almond flour, and coconut sugar, this apple crisp is delicious enough to have for dessert but also makes a great breakfast or snack.
If you're interested in something a bit different or want to compliment your meal with more than one dessert, these cranberry and goat cheese stuffed pears with oat crumble are seriously dynamite.
Sweet caramelized pears, creamy, tangy goat cheese, tart cranberries and brown sugary oats on top? Yeah, you can't go wrong.
These pumpkin cookies have such a fluffy, soft texture and they're made with real pumpkin and gluten-free flour.
The vanilla glaze on top makes them even more delicious!
Try these other Thanksgiving dessert recipes
- Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Pecan Topping
- Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Custard
- Pecan and Dark Chocolate Pie
- Loaded Butterscotch Cheesecake