Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes

Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes

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Want to celebrate a Real Food Thanksgiving this year but don’t know where to find the recipes? You’ve come to the right place.

These recipes feature traditional foods that have graced Thanksgiving tables for hundreds of years:  homemade bone broth, pasture-raised turkey, homemade mashed potatoes and real gravy made from scratch, pie crust made with lard and real butter.

Michael Pollan advises, “Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”

So how do you do Thanksgiving when the pie crust is made with hydrogendated, rancid vegetable oil, the gravy is made from a packet, and the cranberry sauce comes out of a BPA-lined can?

Family and friends dining at home celebrating christmas eve with traditional food and decoration, all sitting on the table together making a toast
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Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are some links to some of my favorite real food Thanksgiving recipes available online. I have indicated which recipes are legal on GAPS/SCD/Paleo.

Recipes for Thanksgiving Morning

Orange Hazelnut Biscotti


Bubbe’s Chopped Liver
Chicken Liver Mousse (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)
Deviled Eggs with Salmon Roe  (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)
Pâté de Campagne, or Country Pâté

Salad Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)


Roast Duck with Cherry Reduction Sauce   (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)


GAPS Diet Stuffing (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)


Extra Creamy Mashed Potatoes
GAPS Mashed Potatoes (Fauxtatoes)  (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)


5-Minute GAPS Gravy (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)
Easy Reduction Sauce (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)

Rolls & Bread

Sprouted Cornbread from Cheeseslave


Chocolate Cream Pie
Honey Roasted Figs with Vanilla Ice Cream
How to Make Perfect Pie Crust
Texas Pecan Pie
Vanilla Kefir Ice Cream  (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)

What To Do With Leftovers

How to Make Homemade Chicken (Turkey) Stock  (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)