Being French Canadian, I never really got to celebrate Thanksgiving, so I can’t say that I’m much of a specialist when it comes to that highly regarded Holiday…
One thing I do know, however, is that no Thanksgiving feast would be complete without at least some form of squash, or sweet potato, on the menu!
Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I thought I would give you a round-up of some of my favorite Squash, Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes recipes, every single one of which is guaranteed to make you a hero in the kitchen this Thanksgiving!
Whether it’s for breakfast, snack, lunch, sit-down or buffet style dinner that, I’ve got you covered…
These pumpkin pancakes are so sweet and tasty and spicy and moist that you hardly even need to put anything on them… and they are pretty nutritious too!
Guaranteed to start your day with a smile!
This bread is so dense and moist that it barely holds its shape when you slice it up, but it tastes so good that you probably wouldn’t mind eating it with a spoon if you had to!
The perfect snack, guaranteed to keep you satisfied until your guests arrive…
So simple yet so elegant, this rustic Oven Roasted Butternut Squash mash is a tasty and versatile side dish that goes good with just about anything, any time of day, but that would shine particularly brightly next to your Thanksgiving turkey!
Guaranteed to impress your guests, yet so easy to make, it won’t eat up much of your precious time at all. But that, nobody needs to know…
This Pulled Pork and Butternut Squash Casserole has pleasant notes of sweet apple, spicy seasonal aromas as well as rich, heavenly tones of salted butter. A dream!
A one pot-dish option that’s guaranteed to please even the pickiest of eaters!
Made to be served cold, this butternut squash, pear and chestnut salad with pomegranate, fresh and crispy fennel, dried prunes and crunchy pistachios, definitely has a clear winning advantage: it can be made ahead of time!
Need another good reason to make it? It’s so delicious, I guarantee you it’s worthy of getting a prime spot on your Thanksgiving table, right next to your homemade smoked ham, perhaps?.
A tender pork loin, all rolled-up and filled with the most delicious candied ginger and butternut squash chutney.
If you’re wanting to serve something that’s a bit on the fancy side this next Thanksgiving, this is the perfect dish for you!
I sort of get the feeling that this Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole, topped with a generous amount of crunchy and sweet Candied Maple Walnuts will end up being everyone’s big favorite of the day.
It’s seriously so dreamy, just one bite will have everybody wanting to give thanks all around!
You might want to make a double batch…
If mashed Sweet Potatoes aren’t your thing, then this “Gratin Dauphinois” Style Sweet Potato Casserole may very well be just what you’ve been waiting for…
Made with layer upon layer of super thin sweet potato slices, this is a very elegant and scrumptious alternative to the traditional Sweet Potato Mash for your next Thanksgiving party.
Wow your guests with these stunning and elegant looking Baked Potatoes.
Learn how to easily make Hasselback Potatoes with a very simple trick, and then kick them up a notch to make them Thanksgiving worthy!
Here’s a side dish that’s so easy to make and so delicious, too, you’ll want to make it time and time again!
Even on Thanksgiving. Or ESPECIALLY on Thanksgiving, rather!
No Thanksgiving meal would be complete without dessert, now would it? And what better way to end this annual feast than with a slice of heavenly Paleo Pumpkin Pie?
With its devilishly sweet, spiced and super rich custard-like filling and tender-yet-crispy crust, all that topped with a crunchy, honey sweetened crumble, this unconventional Pumpkin Pie is nothing short of spectacular.
Bet it’ll have you coming back for more… year after year after year!
Hungry for more?
I’ve got plenty other great Thanksgiving recipe ideas in Paleo Home Cooking! Just sayin’, you know… In case I didn’t get you covered here!
Hmpft…now all this talk about parties and food has got me wanting to celebrate. I suddenly wish that we celebrated Thanksgiving here, too. HA! I don’t think anyone would mind if I did, now would they?
Happy cooking, Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! (which may very well include me!)