Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy delicious food with loved ones and create unforgettable memories. However, it can be a challenge to prepare a delectable feast that is both nutritious and delicious. Fortunately, there are many healthy Thanksgiving recipes that guests will want to gobble up. Whether you are looking for appetizers, main dishes, or desserts, these recipes are sure to satisfy your guests’ taste buds while ensuring they still feel their best. So, get your apron ready, and let’s explore some of the best healthy Thanksgiving recipes around!
Caramel Apple Crumble
Imagine a juicy cinnamon-caramel sauce mixed with tangy diced apple topped with a fluffy and light crumble topping.
Recipe: apple crumble
This minestrone soup is a comforting and hearty bowl of goodness. Loaded with vegetables, legumes, and pasta, it is a perfect meal in any season.
Recipe: minestrone soup
These mushroom meatballs are bursting with flavor and easy to make. Spices and cooked rice keep the mushrooms moist, resulting in a delicious and unforgettable vegetarian meal.
Recipe: mushroom meatballs
These hearty meatballs are the perfect meatballs, with a satisfying texture and full of savory flavors. Paired with a rich marinara sauce and spaghetti, they make a delicious and comforting meal.
Recipe: hearty meatballs
Butternut Squash Wellington
This Wellington is a showstopper main course that’s both delicious and impressive. The combination of roasted butternut squash and sautéed rosemary mushroom filling wrapped in flaky puff pastry creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
Juicy Lentil Loaf
This lentil loaf is packed with nutrients and flavor, and it’s a perfect option for a healthy and filling dinner. Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite herbs and spices for a dish that is sure to impress.
Recipe: lentil loaf
This lasagna recipe is a wholesome and delicious take on the classic comfort food, with layers of hearty marinara sauce and a flavorful spinach tofu ricotta filling. It’s a satisfying dish that’s perfect for a cozy night in.
Recipe: spinach lasagna
Cream Cheese Veggie Pinwheels
These Veggie Pinwheels with Cream Cheese are a quick and tasty appetizer that are always a hit at parties. The colorful vegetables, creamy cheese, and soft tortilla make for a satisfying and delicious bite.
Recipe: Veggie Pinwheels
Cheezy Spicy Spinach Dip
This spinach dip is a creamy and flavorful dip that is perfect for any occasion. Made with whole food ingredients like veggies and spinach leaves, it’s a healthier alternative to traditional cheesy dips.
Recipe: spinach dip
Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake
Get ready for any holiday occasion with this pumpkin cheesecake recipe! This baked, oil-free dessert has a perfect texture and aroma, thanks to the homemade pumpkin puree and gingerbread crust.
Recipe: pumpkin cheesecake
Mediterranean Cabbage Sweet Potato Soup
This tomato-based soup with crunchy shredded cabbage and tender sweet potatoes is infused with Mediterranean flavors by adding fennel and celery and seasoned with lemon and tarragon. It’s a refreshing and light option for those who love veggie-only soups.
Recipe: cabbage sweet potato soup
Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy broccoli sweet potato soup is a perfect comfort food that is also healthy and easy to make. With the veggies roasted in the oven and blended together with ginger seasoning, this soup is a delicious way to enjoy a warm and hearty meal.
Recipe: broccoli sweet potato soup
This blueberry crisp is a quick and easy dessert option that requires just four ingredients. The crispy and crunchy topping pairs perfectly with the sweet and juicy blueberries, making for a delicious and satisfying dessert.
Recipe: blueberry crisp
This simple 3-ingredient Tapioca Pudding is a lovely and light dessert perfect with fresh fruits or fruit puree.
Recipe: Tapioca Pudding
Creamiest Scalloped Potatoes
This scalloped potatoes recipe is the ultimate comfort food and a perfect side dish for any occasion. With its creamy, garlicky, and savory flavors, it is sure to please everyone at the dinner table.
Recipe: scalloped potatoes
Sauteed Julienne Carrots in Maple Thyme Glaze
These maple-glazed julienne carrots are a perfect combination of savory and sweet, with a beautiful golden brown color and a caramelized flavor. With only a handful of ingredients, this easy side dish is a great addition to any holiday table or weeknight dinner.
Recipe: sauteed carrots
Experience the delightful combination of vegetables and aromatic pesto sauce in our pesto vegetables recipe. This culinary fusion is sure to satisfy. Prepare to savor the vibrant flavors and enticing aromas as roasted veggies are perfectly paired with a flavorful pesto sauce!
Recipe: pesto vegetables
Veggie Noodle Soup
This veggie noodle soup is the perfect comforting and nourishing meal that can be made in just 30 minutes. It’s loaded with hearty veggies, aromatic herbs, and meaty king oyster mushrooms that make it a satisfying and healthy option for lunch or dinner.
Recipe: veggie noodle soup
This Corn Chowder recipe is a special one as it features pan-seared corn kernels and a deglazed pan, resulting in an oil-free soup. The soup is thickened with potatoes making it a delicious and healthy option.
Recipe: Corn Chowder
Double Chocolate Cake
Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this double chocolate cake, topped with a smooth and creamy chocolate coconut whipped cream frosting. Made with only a few simple ingredients, this easy-to-follow recipe will have you enjoying a perfect slice of chocolate heaven in no time!
Recipe: chocolate cake
Tofu Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
A perfect tofu steak is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. It is seasoned with a spicy, smoked steak marinade and grilled to perfection, resulting in charcoaled stripes.
Recipe: tofu steak
Mac and Cheese
Looking for a healthy and delicious mac and cheese recipe? Look no further than this creamy sauce that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
Recipe: mac and cheese
This New York-style cheesecake is a dreamy dessert with a velvety texture and a tangy flavor that perfectly complements the bright raspberry sauce. Made with only five whole food ingredients, it’s oil-free and gluten-free, making it a healthier treat without sacrificing taste.
Recipe: baked cheesecake
Italian Panna Cotta
This panna cotta is a decadent, silky-smooth Italian dessert made without gelatin. With only a few simple ingredients, it is a quick and easy dessert that will impress your guests.
Recipe: panna cotta