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My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions

This round-up has My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions and these are the Thanksgiving recipes I make over and over! Check out Thanksgiving Recipes to see more ideas for Thanksgiving on this blog!

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Thanksgiving is approaching quickly, and before we get too far along in the Thanksgiving Recipes I want to remind you about this collection of My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions. Even though there are lots of tasty options for Thanksgiving on this blog, these are my absolute favorites, and some of these are recipes I make every year for Thanksgiving.

And since this is once-a-year holiday food for me, not every recipe here is low-carb or gluten-free, although quite a few of them are. I promise you will find some very tasty options here, whether you’re keeping it strictly low-carb for Thanksgiving or indulging a bit more for the holiday meal, and just click the link for any recipe and use the tags at the top to see which diet types that recipe is suitable for.

But if strictly low-carb and gluten-free is what you’re looking for, check out the list of low-carb Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Ups at the bottom of this post for plenty of amazing ideas for holiday foods.  Hope those low-carb and gluten-free round-ups are helpful for anyone who’s working hard to keep the menu low in carbs or gluten-free!

 Now, let’s talk about my healthy Thanksgiving favorites. And if you’ve tried one of these favorites in years gone by, I’d love to hear how you liked it in the comments!

Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions found on KalynsKitchen.com

Let’s start with 100% Whole Wheat Stuffing muffins. I’ve made these the last few years, and this is something everyone in my family asks for.

Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin is so good it just might win over some Brussels Sprouts avoiders!

Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions found on KalynsKitchen.com

Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan and Thyme was something we couldn’t stop eating when we tested the recipe, and when I made it for some food blogging friends they loved it too.

Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Sugar (or Sugar-Free) Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is something I’ve been making for Thanksgiving since 2006, and last year took a better photo to show how good this is!

Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions found on KalynsKitchen.com

Another recipe I’ve swooned over for a few years is this amazing Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Parmesan..  If you’ve never tried raw brussels sprouts, they’re really delicious; toss in some dried cranberries if you don’t mind a few more carbs.

I can tell when it’s getting close to Thanksgiving by the visits to this recipe for Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan; this recipe has been Pinned and viewed on the blog millions and millions of times!

Kalyn's Favorite Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (and some honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I describe this Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie as being a cross between cheesecake and pumpkin pie, and I make this every year.

Kalyn's Favorite Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (and some honorable mentions!) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I could never skip this very old recipe for Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan without protests from some of my family members, who think this is a must-have vegetable dish for Thanksgiving.

Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts is the first Brussels Sprouts recipe I made for the blog and I still love this recipe. Many people have raved about this one through the years!

Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions found on KalynsKitchen.com

And finally, another recipe that quickly became a Thanksgiving favorite was these absolutely amazing Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onion.

More Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Kalyn:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions with Feta
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans
Low-Sugar Fresh Cranberry Salsa with Cilantro, Lime, and Jalapeno
Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese
Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola Cheese
CrockPot or Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Lower-Carb Gravy
Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon, Thyme, and Parmesan
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans, with or without Gorgonzola Cheese
Onion Gratin with Rosemary and Thyme

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes:

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Ten Favorite Low-Carb Green Vegetable Recipes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Broccoli Recipes for a Thanksgiving Side Dish ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts for a Thanksgiving Side Dish ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
30 Best Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes ~ All Day I Dream About Food
The Best Sugar-Free Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes ~ Sugar Free Mom
Top 20 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes ~ Ditch the Carbs
Your Low Carb Thanksgiving Table ~ Peace Love and Low Carb
Best Low-Carb Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes (and leftover turkey) ~ All Day I Dream About Food
Low-Carb and Keto Holiday Menu ~ Healthful Pursuit
23 Low-Carb But Totally Satisfying Holiday Side Dishes ~ Parade magazine
A Keto Thanksgiving Feast ~ The Nourished Caveman

What Are Your Favorite Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes?

Please share in the comments about what’s going to be on the menu at your house this year, and if you’ve tried any of my Thanksgiving favorites, I’d love to hear about how you liked them!

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    28 Comments on “My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions”

  1. Kalyn, thanks for your great recipes. I see several I would like to make for Thanksgiving, and since we’re having a BIG potluck (30 people) my problem is deciding which ones to make. I often use your recipes and they are my favorites.

    Thanks again for the wonderful service you provide. I sincerely appreciate it.

    Suzanne

  2. Kalyn,
    Thanks for allowing me to share your round up in my Best Thanksgiving Round Ups post! I appreciate your contribution to the cornucopia of recipes. With your help, we’ve got hundreds of recipes for all sorts of Thanksgiving needs, from setting the table, to making ahead, to vegetarian dishes, to more desserts than my brain can comprehend.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. P.S. CONGRATS on 11 Years ! 11 on the 11 that's my favorite number. Auguri !!

  4. I am so ready for the holidays this year. I am ready for rusty leaves and lots of sweet potatoes, soups and stews.. fabulous delicious list 🙂

  5. Bambi, I know just what you mean. In my family everyone still wants the same dishes we had 20 years ago! Good for you for trying some new things; hope you enjoy!