Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes
Chunky Curried Kabocha Squash Dip
Chunky, spicy, sweet and aromatic, this easy winter squash dip is a perfect alternative to guacamole.
Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon
This timeless tapa from Spanish cookbook author Penelope Casas has everything going for it—it's sweet, smoky and savory, all in one bite.
Classic Deviled Eggs
"I love deviled eggs because they are so old-fashioned and yummy," says Alexis Swanson Traina. This classic version here is made with two kinds of mustard and served with paprika.
Beet, Fennel and Jicama Salad with Macadamia Nut Dressing
Not only are macadamia nuts a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but when they're pureed, they also serve as an ingeniously creamy base for dairy-free salad dressings.
Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw with Bacon
Cauliflower Steaks with Herb Salsa Verde
"It's amazing how meaty cauliflower can be," chef Alex Guarnaschelli says. Here, she treats the vegetable like steak, searing thick planks and topping them with a super-tangy salsa verde.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Sausage
This faux stuffing comes together in less than an hour.
Braised Kale with Bacon and Apples
Everything is better with bacon, including this fall-inspired braised kale with Granny Smith apples.
These showstopping crisp, smoky potatoes are actually super-easy to make.
Simplest Roast Turkey
The trick to this minimalist roast turkey is allowing it to air-dry overnight in the refrigerator, resulting in supercrispy skin.
This supereasy turkey is flavored with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend. The pan juices, flavored by the citrus-spice mixture that bastes the bird as it roasts, double as a sauce.
Rich Turkey Stock
No matter how ample the drippings, you never have enough to make as much gravy as you need—at least 1/3 cup of gravy per person, as far as F&W's Tina Ujlaki is concerned. You can prepare stock weeks before Thanksgiving so you have it on hand not only for making gravy, but also for thinning soups, braising vegetables and moistening stuffings.
Maple Bacon-Roasted Acorn Squash
Make this acorn squash a meal. With sweet maple syrup and flavored with crisp bacon, it's hard to not eat the whole thing by yourself.
Blueberry-Lemon Coconut Muffins
These crumbly, gluten-free muffins are the perfect balance of sweet and tart. They will keep for up to 2 days in an air-tight container.
Citrus Salad with Candied Ginger
The key to making this simple fruit salad with candied ginger: Use a sharp knife to cut the citrus. "The better your knife, the better this dish will look," says chef Jason Travi.
Dark-Chocolate Bark with Roasted Almonds and Seeds
"I'm more addicted to chocolate than I am to sugar," says chocolatier Jacques Torres. A small piece of this super-chunky dark-chocolate bark staves off his intense cravings.