All the Recipes You Need for an Epic Thanksgiving + a Printable Menu!

All of the recipes you need for an epic, delicious Thanksgiving! These healthy Thanksgiving recipes are unique twists on the traditional ones that you know and love. From appetizers and mains to amazing side dishes and desserts, these recipes will be your new favorites to share with family & friends. 

table of healthy thanksgiving recipes with a title underneath

It’s HERE. After weeks of recipe testing (aka perfecting) and a fun test drive with an incredible Friendsgiving, I’m so excited to share all of my healthy Thanksgiving recipes with you. I included a delicious mix of appetizers, salads, mains, sides, and desserts for you to pick and choose from for the big day, PLUS a printable menu for you to write in your recipes!

Your friends and family are going to love these unique, healthy twists on traditional Thanksgiving recipes, and I included a couple of indicators to help you choose based on any dietary needs:

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegetarian

** = Monique’s favorites

Take a scroll, pick out your favorites, and be sure to leave a comment to tell me what you think! I’d love to see your Thanksgiving creations, so share any photos in our Facebook group and be sure to tag #AmbitiousThanksgiving on Instagram. Remember to grab your printable menu at the bottom!

Thankful for all of you each and every day. Enjoy, xoxo!


healthy thanksgiving recipes: bacon wrapped dates on a round wooden serving tray

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate + Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates (GF) **

Ultimate Charcuterie Board **

The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat

Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Plantains (GF)

Whipped Feta & Avocado Goat Cheese Crostini (V)

Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers (V, GF)

Vegan Charcuterie Board inspiration


healthy thanksgiving recipes: butternut squash salad with grapes

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad (V, GF) **

Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad (V, GF) **

Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing (V, GF) **

Shredded Brussels & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans (GF)

Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese (GF)


hands setting sliced turkey down onto a table with healthy thanksgiving recipes

Gaby’s Herb Roasted Turkey (it’s my official favorite turkey recipe) (GF) **

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie

Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese Crema (V, GF) **

Mom’s Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf (V, GF)

Broccoli & White Cheddar Quinoa Mac and Cheese (V, GF)

Saucy Baked Pumpkin Pasta (GF) **

Whole Wheat Honey-Jalapeño Cornbread Chicken Tamale Pie

Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Meatloaf (GF) **

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese (V, GF)


healthy thanksgiving recipes: slow cooker mashed potatoes in a round dish next to decorative leaves

The Best Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes (V, GF) **

Lightened Up Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Streusel (V, GF) **

Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots with Pistachios & Goat Cheese (V, GF) **

The Best Cornbread Stuffing Ever (V, GF) **

The Best Homemade Healthy Green Bean Casserole (V, GF) **

Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon (GF)

Garlic Chil-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate + Gorgonzola (V, GF) **

Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins (V) **

15-Minute Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce (V, GF) **

Brown Butter Cranberry Pumpkin Cornbread Skillet (V)

Healthy Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole with Almond Oat Crumble (V, GF)

Butternut Squash Quinoa Patties with Cranberry Sauce (V)

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus (V)


healthy thanksgiving recipes: healthy pumpkin pie in a pie pan and on a plate

Best Ever Healthy Pumpkin Pie (V, GF) **

Best Healthy Apple Crisp Ever (V) **

Deep Dish French Silk Pie **

Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies (GF)

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars with Almond Flour Sugar Cookie Crust (V, GF)

Healthy Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Salted Maple Frosting (V, GF) **

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (the best brownies I’ve ever eaten!) (V, GF) **

Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies (V, GF) **

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles Cookies (V, GF) **

The Best Paleo Chocolate Cake with Paleo Chocolate Frosting (V, GF) **

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie with Sweet and Salty Pecan Crust (V, GF)

Old Fashioned Iced Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies (V) **

Paleo Orange-Kissed Loaf with Dark Chocolate Glaze (V, GF)

Healthy Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust (GF)

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat **


Printable Thanksgiving menu from Ambitious Kitchen

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