November 18, 2020

10 Whole30 Thanksgiving Recipes for 2020

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Is your holiday gathering immediate-family only this year? We rounded up 10 of our favorite Whole30 Thanksgiving recipes from the Whole30 Recipes Instagram feed to suit smaller, more intimate celebrations.

Appetizer: Bounty Board from @stephanie_may

Start your family off on the right note with a grazing board from Stephanie May. It’s packed with fruits and veggies, with a smokey baba ganoush to dip. Get the recipe.

Appetizer: Everything But the Bagel Deviled Eggs from @thedeliciousantidote

This updated take on classic deviled eggs from Tanyr of The Delicious Antidote is the perfect first bite. Get the recipe.

Main Course: Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs from @bucknakedkitchen

This dish from Kristen Buck of Buck Naked Kitchen has all of the savory flavors of a traditional turkey and mashed potato dinner, without the labor involved in roasting a whole turkey. Get the recipe.

Main Course: Grapefruit Chicken from @nocrumbsleft

Teri of No Crumbs Left makes the most of tangy seasonal citrus with this Grapefruit Chicken; roasting a chicken is more approachable, quicker, and sensible for a small gathering than doing a big turkey this year.

Side Dish: Spicy Brussels Sprouts from @apinchofpride

Elevate your basic roasted brussels sprout dish with this spicy version from Brad at A Pinch of Pride. Get the recipe.

Side Dish: Butternut Squash Soup from @thekitchenista

This silky seasonal Butternut Squash Soup from Angela of The Kitchenista is a special and elevated addition to your table this year, no matter how small your gathering.

Side Dish: Crispy Ham and Potato Stacks from from @backporchpaleo

A novel way to serve potatoes (mashed who?) from Michelle at Back Porch Paleo. Bonus: these stacks layer potatoes with ham, so you can get all of your favorite flavors on the table without doing a big baked ham this year. Get the recipe.

Side Dish: Cinnamon Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes from @justjessieb

Jessie of Just Jessie B updated the classic roasted sweet potato with cinnamon and chili flavors. Get the recipe.

Side Dish: Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from @thewoodenskillet

These Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Erin at The Wooden Skillet are a great, Whole30 compatible way to end your meal on a naturally sweet note.

Bonus: Use up your leftovers with this Cottage Pie from @cookbycolor

Looking for ways to use up leftover mashed potatoes and turkey? This Cottage Pie recipe from Stephanie at Cook By Color is easily adaptable to whatever leftovers you have on hand.

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Stephanie Kelley

Stephanie Kelley is a content creator on Instagram and TikTok. During the workday, you'll catch her pouring over all things social media, setting up camera and lighting equipment to create Reels and TikToks. Stephanie brings creativity and forward-thinking to everything she does, and continually challenges herself to learn new things. You can usually find her scoping out new coffee shops, creating silly TikToks, and planning her next trip with her husband and 3 kids.