Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options

Create a healthy Thanksgiving Day menu with these tasty recipes.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends, good health and great food. This year, instead of serving the old standbys — turkey smothered in gravy, candied yams, buttered corn and pumpkin pie — try healthier recipes.

Soups and salads

  1. Pumpkin soup
  2. Wild rice mushroom soup
  3. Apple salad with figs and almonds
  4. Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts

Turkey and stuffing

  1. Herb-rubbed turkey au jus
  2. Roasted turkey with balsamic sauce
  3. Glazed turkey breast with fruit stuffing
  4. Low-fat turkey gravy
  5. Stuffing with cranberries
  6. Wild rice (or quinoa) stuffing

Side dishes

  1. Honey-glazed sweet potatoes
  2. Garlic mashed potatoes
  3. Cauliflower mashed 'potatoes'
  4. Sweet carrots
  5. Holiday green bean casserole
  6. Brussels sprouts with shallots and lemon

Bread and muffins

  1. Popovers
  2. Best honey whole-wheat bread
  3. Apple corn muffins

Healthy desserts

  1. Pumpkin-hazelnut tea cake
  2. Rustic apple-cranberry tart
  3. Tasty apple pie
  4. Sweet potato and squash pie
Nov. 10, 2020 See more In-depth