92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining

92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining

Now is the time of year that everyone likes to do lots of entertaining with family and friends. If you’re like me, you love a great party! Lots of the foods and drinks that are served at these wonderful celebrations may cause you to stray from your usual goal of trying to eat healthy. I decided to put together a big collection of 92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining with some of my favorite  recipes from my fantastic friends that are perfect for all your celebrations!


These recipes are made with whole foods that don’t have any chemicals, preservatives, artificial dyes/colors, refined vegetable oils, or other ingredients that are not good for you. I have divided the recipes up to include appetizers, drinks, breads/rolls, soups, salads, entrees, side dishes, and sauces/gravy/relishes to make it easier for you. I included a great variety of recipes that are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, vegetarian, and sugar-free so you can chose which recipes meet your dietary requirements and taste.


I have chosen so many wonderful dessert choices for entertaining that I decided to put them in a separate blog post! This fantastic dessert post includes over 60+ mouthwatering gluten free desserts! Click here to see all the fabulous desserts!


I hope you enjoy all the recipes and making them for your celebrations and parties! Please share this post with your family and friends so they can enjoy all the recipes too! Be sure to click on the recipe titles to view the recipes.


Recipe Key

Gluten-free (GF), Grain-Free (GRF), Dairy-Free (DF), Sugar-Free (SF), Vegan (V), Vegetarian (VG), Paleo (P)

92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining


Appetizers – 15 Choices


Savory Pumpkin Dip (GF, GRF, DF, VG, V, SF)-My Whole Food Life

Kale Chips (GF, GRF, DF, VG, V, SF)-Nourished Kitchen

Zucchini Bites with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-Tasty Yummies

Cheezy and Crunchy Chick Peas (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG)-Meg’s Vegucation

Baked Chili Eggplant Fries (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-The Skinny Pear

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-Gourmande in the Kitchen

Broccoli Cheese Bites (GF, GRF, VG)-Our Nourishing Roots

Caramelized Red Onion Dip (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-Healthy Green Kitchen

Grilled Mushrooms Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-Divine Health

White Cheddar and Chive Crackers (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-Our Nourishing Roots

Smoky Orange Hummus (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG)-A Harmony Healing

Smoky Spicy Black Bean Hummus (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG)-A Harmony Healing

Spicy Garlic Prawns with Avocado Sour Cream (GF, GRF, SF)-Beyond the Peel

Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps (GF, GRF, DF, SF, P)-Libby Louer

Homemade Caramel Popcorn (GF, VG)-Rethink Simple



Berry Coconut Kefir Sangria

Drinks (Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic) – 9 Choices


Apple Ginger Calvados Cocktail (VG, DF)-Gourmande in the Kitchen

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Martini (V, VG, DF)-Tasty Yummies

The Perfect Cosmopolitan (V, VG, DF)-Our Nourishing Roots

Honey Ginger Lemonade Recipe (VG, DF)-Gourmande in the Kitchen

Cranberry Glögg (GF, GRF, VG, DF)-Healthy Green Kitchen

Berry Coconut Kefir Sangria (VG, DF, GRF)-A Harmony Healing

Pomegranate Prosecco Spritzer (DF, GF, GRF, V, VG)-Healthy Green Kitchen

Superfoods Spicy Hot Chocolate (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG)-A Harmony Healing

Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir (GF, GRF, DF, V, P, VG)-A Harmony Healing



cornbread-gluten free

Breads/Rolls – 7 Choices


Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread (GF, DF, P, VG)-Real Sustenance

Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe (GF, VG, SF)-Real Food Whole Health

Paleo Coconut Flour Muffins (GF, GRF, P, VG)-Empowered Sustenance

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Bread (GF, VG, V)-My Whole Food Life

Sprouted Apple Cinnamon Bread (VG)-Simple Clean Living

Sourdough Challah with Poppy Seeds (DF, VG)-Nourished Kitchen

Gluten-Free Banana Bread (GF, GRF, VG, DF)-Common Sense Homesteading



Wild Salmon Vegetable Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing

Salads – 7 Choices


Wild Salmon Vegetable Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing (GF, GRF, DF, P)-A Harmony Healing

Red Cabbage, Radicchio and Endive Salad Recipe (GF, GRF, VG)-Gourmande in the Kitchen

Autumn Harvest Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette (GF, GRF, V, VG)-Tasty Yummies

Warm Pumpkin & Apple Harvest Salad (GF, GRF, VG, P)-The Urban Ecolife

Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette (GF, GRF, VG)-The Organic Kitchen

Celery Root and Apple Salad (GF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-Gourmande in the Kitchen

Harvest Salad (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-Real Food Outlaws



Tea-Roasted-Butternut-Squash Soup

Soups – 8 Choices


Portobello Mushroom Soup (SF, GF, VG)-A Harmony Healing

10 Minute Coconut Spinach Soup (DF, SF, GRF, GF, V, VG, P)-Beyond the Peel

Purple Cauliflower Soup (P, SF, GF, GRF)-A Harmony Healing

Sweet Potato and Poblano Pepper Soup (GF, GRF, SF)-Nourished Kitchen

Carrot Apple Ginger Soup (DF, V, P, VG, SF, GF, GRF)-A Harmony Healing

Onion Bisque with Frizzled Leeks and Rosemary (GF, GRF, SF, P)-Nourished Kitchen

Butternut Squash Potato Soup (GF, GRF, SF)-Girl Meet’s Nourishment

Tea Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (DF, SF, GRF, GF, P)-A Harmony Healing


Vegan and Vegetarian Entrees – 9 Choices


Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Pasta and Greens (SF, DF, V, VG)-Oh She Glows

Lentil Walnut Meatloaf (GF, SF, DF, V, VG)-Meg’s Vegucation

Roasted Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping (GF, SF, DF, V, VG)-Tasty Yummies

Spaghetti Squash Pesto Pasta with Chard & Sun dried Tomatoes (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-So Let’s Hangout

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash (GF, VG)-Love and Lemons

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice and Apples (DF, V, GF)-My Whole Food Life

Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (GF, V, VG)-Beyond the Peel

Smoky Barbecue Chili with Flat Crispy Cornbread (V, VG, DF)-Oh She Glows

Kale Coconut Curry (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-A Harmony Healing




Meat/Poultry/Fish Entrees – 12 Choices


Roasted Turkey with Herbed Butter (P, GF, GRF, SF)-Real Food Whole Health

Organic Roast Turkey with Sage Butter (GF, GRF, SF)-Healthy Green Kitchen

Butter and Herb Infused Turkey (P, GF, GRF, SF)-Real Food Girl Unmodified

Savory-Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Potatoes (GF, GRF, SF, DF)-Nourished Kitchen

Roast Duck with Orange Glaze and Pan Gravy-Our Nourishing Roots

Grass Fed Skirt Steak with Cilantro and Preserved Lemon Gremolata (GRF, DF)-Healthy Green Kitchen

Grass-Fed Pot Roast with Red Wine, Herbs & Honey (GF, GRF, P)-Recipes to Nourish

Adobo Peppered Steak (DF, SF, GF, GRF, P)-Paleo Fondue

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs (DF, GF, GRF)-Healthy Green Kitchen

Sumac Spiced Salmon with Lemon (GF, GRF, SF)-Beyond the Peel

Almond-Crusted Baked Mahi Mahi (GF, GRF, SF)-Our Nourishing Roots

Tunisian Spiced Salmon with Minted Aioli (GF, GRF, SF, DF, P)-Beyond the Peel



Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Side Dishes – 18 Choices


Southern Grain-Free “Corn Bread” Stuffing (GRF, GF, SF, P)-Level Health and Nutrition

Sausage and Giblet Herb Stuffing (GF, GRF, P, VG)-Paleo Fondue

Gluten Free Southern Cornbread Dressing (GF, SF)-Real Food Whole Health

Green Beans and Smoked Paprika Pine Nuts (GF, GRF, SF, DF, V, VG, P)-Beyond the Peel

Green Bean Casserole (GF, GRF, SF)-Divine Health

Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Rosemary (GF, GRF, SF, P, VG)-The Sour Path is the Sweetest

Celery Root and Cauliflower Purée with Garlicky Greens (VG, P, SF, GF)-Gourmande in the Kitchen

Braised Spicy and Sweet Red Cabbage (GF, GRF, VG)-A Harmony Healing

Celery Root Mash (GF, GRF, SF, VG, P)-Recipes to Nourish

Roasted Root Vegetables (GF, GRF, SF, DF, P, V, VG)-The Organic Kitchen

Indian Roasted Butternut Squash (GF, GRF, SF, DF, SF, P, V, VG)-My Heart Beets

Wine & Butter Roasted Mushrooms (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-So Let’s Hangout

Roasted Garlic Broccolini (GF, GRF, SF, DF, VG, P)-My Gutsy

Broccoli Garlic Mashed Potatoes (GF, GRF, SF, VG)-Life Made Full

Scalloped Potatoes (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG)-Food Your Body will Thank You For

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-A Harmony Healing

Sweet Potato Mash with Tangerine Balsamic Glazed Red Onions (GF, GRF, VG)-A Harmony Healing

Sweet Potato Soufflé (GF, GRF, P, VG)-Health Nut Nation



Sauces/Gravy/Relishes – 7 Choices

Herbed Sauce for Turkey (GF, GRF, SF)-Real Food Whole Health

Creamy Gaps Gravy (GF, GRF, SF, P, DF)-Empowered Sustenance

Turkey Gravy (DF, GF, SF)-Martha Stewart

Cranberry Orange Relish (GF, GRF, DF, VG)-Real Food Whole Health

Easy Cranberry Sauce (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-Wellness and Workouts

Cultured Cranberry Sauce (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Little Owl Crunchy Momma

Fermented Spicy Pineapple Cranberry Chutney (GF, GRF, DF, P, V, G)-Pickle Me Too



What’s some of your favorite dishes for entertaining? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below. Share this information with family and friends and let’s all get healthy and radiant together!


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  1. Hi Shelley! This list looks great! Thanks for including my pumpkin dip and gluten free butternut squash bread!
    melissa recently posted..Slow Cooker Maple Glazed PecansMy Profile

  2. Wow! This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing some of our real food recipes 🙂 I can’t wait to check out some of these others and find some new favorites. Happy holidays!!
    Amy Love recently posted..Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Macadamia NutsMy Profile

  3. Hi Shelley, What a superb round up!! Thanks so much for featuring my salad 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll !!

  4. Thank you SO MUCH for posting!. This is superb!

  5. Hi Shelley,

    Wow…this is like a cook book all in one place! I love the vegan dishes. The others come in handy for the holiday season with visitors coming over almost every day!

    This is a sure cure for my holiday “what the heck am I going to serve?” questions. Thanks for making it easier!

    Donna Merrill recently posted..Baby Boomer BloggersMy Profile

  6. Shelley this collection of delectable recipes is amazing. It gives me so many new ideas to try out for my family and friends. This recipes really helps for the holidays because we do a lot of entertaining ourselves!

    Kyle Nelson recently posted..5 Productivity Tips for EntrepreneursMy Profile

  7. I keep coming back here again and again when I want a new idea – we go to a lot of holiday potluck type affairs where it seems that everyone brings sweets – so it’s great to have some new recipes for snacks and appetizers that fill you up with “good stuff”
    Marty Diamond recently posted..Let’s Talk About FormsMy Profile

  8. Very comprehensive site. Really like your vegan recipes especially the quinoa stuffed acorn squash recipe. Could not get any healthier than that.
    Beverly recently posted..Vegan Stuffed Acorn SquashMy Profile

  9. Shelley, never a moment did I think reading this article would not inspire me.

    I can start experiencing so much healthier choices this month. I love the soups and have already started to cook. The cornbread is what will help my Sunday dinner. I appreciate this listing and have made it a point to walk through several of them this week and next.

    Talk soon. Keep giving us such choices. This site makes cooking healthier and exciting. Very colorful.
    William Amis recently posted..Handle Your Own Business!My Profile

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