These gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes are a great way to offer tasty options for friends and family members with food sensitivities.
If you have gluten intolerance, navigating the Thanksgiving day table is a bit of a nightmare.
Even if you don’t have a gluten issue, foods with it are often hard to digest and can make you feel tired, overly full, and a little bloated.
Filling the table with gluten-free Thanksgiving foods may even help fight off the need for that post-dinner nap!
No Thanksgiving table is complete without a hearty dinner protein.
Opting for a smaller turkey breast is an excellent way to cook a meal for a smaller gathering, ensuring that nothing goes to waste.
Popping a seasoned turkey breast in the crockpot with plenty of butter is easy and virtually foolproof.
It takes around 5 hours and yields a perfectly moist and flavorful turkey breast ready for all the Thanksgiving fixings!
For gluten-intolerant folks, stuffing is always on the no-fly list.
However, swapping out traditional bread for a gluten-free option offers delicious stuffing flavors.
With a simple bread swap, this gluten-free stuffing is packed with just as many flavors from root veggies and robust spices.
Chicken stock adds many meaty flavors, and you can easily adjust the moisture content for a wetter stuffing mix.
This recipe ensures that everyone gets to dine on creamy mashed potatoes!
Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free to please the vegans at your Thanksgiving day table.
The best part of this recipe is that the Instant Pot does all the work.
It can transform raw potatoes into a creamy dream in just 5 minutes.
It’s infused with vegetable broth, vegan butter, and simple seasoning.
It’s the perfect potato dish to serve with all of the Thanksgiving classics!
Green-bean casserole is a crowd favorite, but many cream of mushroom soup blends pack in the gluten.
To keep it gluten-free, opt for a can that is designated gluten-free on the can.
If you can’t find a gluten-free alternative, making your gluten-free cream of mushroom soup is super easy!
Instead of crispy fried onions, you can make an inventive swap using pork rinds.
No one will miss gluten with this savory and flavorful roasted bacons turkey roulette with fig sausage stuffing.
It has massive flavors wrapped in bacon, and inside, it delivers another meaty punch from sausage stuffing!
Figs add a sweetness that compliments the sausage, and pine nuts add a wonderful crunch.
This gluten-free gravy recipe is perfect not only for the gluten-intolerant but also for vegans!
Simply swap traditional flour for a gluten-free alternative (or cornstarch), and use vegan butter and vegetable stock.
The best part of this recipe is that it comes together in just 5 minutes. It’s super creamy and bursting with flavor.
Navigating desserts as someone with gluten intolerance often means going without.
This pumpkin pie hummus is a must-try if you want to celebrate the season’s flavors without leaving anyone out.
It blends fragrant flavors of pureed pumpkin with cashew butter, chickpeas, and many pumpkin pie spices.
Serve it in a big bowl garnished with chocolate chips alongside fresh fruit.
If you are tired of turkey, you can’t go wrong with pot roast!
It’s rich in meaty flavors and checks the vegetable box with plenty of hearty root vegetables.
It infuses meaty flavors from an organic beef roast and cooks low and slow for hours with flavorful potatoes, carrots, onions, and light seasoning.
It’s brimming with rich and hearty flavors and is a great way to change things up this Thanksgiving.
On its own, sweet potato casserole is gluten-free. However, those with food intolerances often run into trouble with the toppings.
This sweet potato dish swaps unfriendly toppings with a flavorful pecan crumble.
It adds nutty buttery flavors that pair well with sweet potatoes.
It’s so good that you may prefer this recipe over your grandma’s traditional recipe!
If you pile your plate with too much stuffing (it’s easy to do!), you likely won’t have any room left for dessert.
While many recipes opt for gluten-free bread, this recipe incorporates cauliflower to keep it gluten-free and paleo.
It still delivers the robust and fragrant seasoning of homemade stuffing.
But it fills in the bread gaps with meaty and super healthy cauliflower.
How can you jazz up boring Brussels sprouts? With plenty of fall-inspired flavors of maple and apples.
The richness of the Brussels sprouts pairs so well with the sweetness of maple syrup. There’s also a tart crunch from apples and pecans.
Be prepared to make a big batch because everyone will gobble up these delectable little morsels at your Thanksgiving table!
Hasselback potatoes look so impressive at the dinner table and are surprisingly easy to make.
While the traditional Hasselback potato recipes used yellow potatoes, swapping yellow for sweet potatoes screams autumn.
They incorporate classic sweet potato pie ingredients such as sugar, spices, and pecans and are entirely gluten-free.
Including a hearty soup at the dinner table is a great way to infuse fall flavors without overly heavy ingredients.
Butternut squash tastes very similar to sweet potatoes with a subtle hint of butterscotch.
To take the sweetness from the squash, it infuses robust flavors from root vegetables and jalapeno peppers.
The best part? It’s gluten-free and vegan but doesn’t shy away from the flavor.
Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd favorite, but the traditional recipe uses breadcrumbs.
Simply swap them out for a gluten-free alternative.
The fragrant mixture incorporates flavorful herbs and earns a creamy kick from the cream cheese.
They come together in under 45 minutes and are surprisingly low in calories.
15. Pumpkin Cake
A simple flour swap makes dessert back on the menu for the gluten-intolerant!
This gluten-free cake is impossibly moist by adding pumpkin pie puree right into your cake batter.
It keeps the cake impossibly moist and adds a ton of fall flavors.
While this cake is excellent, the cream cheese frosting takes it over the top.
You don’t need cream, cheese, or gluten to make insanely creamy scalloped potatoes.
It’s a perfect starchy side dish to serve for gluten-intolerant and vegan family members, and it packs a powerful flavor punch.
Instead of cheese, opt for nutritional yeast (it adds nutty and cheesy flavors).
It gets a kick of creaminess from almond milk thickened with cornstarch.
Don’t let brined turkey intimate you! This gluten-free brined turkey bursts with rich flavors and cooks like a dream in the oven.
The brine includes robust flavors such as orange juice, wine, peppercorn, brown sugar, and plenty of spices.
It cooks up nice and crispy in the oven with tender and juicy insides.
No one can resist the siren call of mac and cheese, and this gluten-free recipe is so easy to whip together.
Swapping out your pasta for a gluten-free alternative is all you need to do to keep it gluten-free.
Many big brands such as Barilla offer gluten-free options.
You can also swap pasta with chickpea pasta to keep calories low without sacrificing the cheesy goodness.
Give the turkey a break this year and opt for chicken instead!
What’s great about this simple recipe is that it only uses five ingredients.
It’s a great way to impress a smaller group without a ton of leftovers.
It infuses heart root vegetables in a Dutch oven with a perfectly seasoned chicken and cooks to perfection in just an hour and a half.
With this super simple cranberry sauce, everyone will enjoy this holiday staple.
Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also Paleo as well!
It infuses three simple ingredients: cranberries, honey (or maple syrup), and orange juice which will soon be a family favorite.
Applesauce is a great dish to serve on Thanksgiving, and this unique applesauce celebrates fall flavors.
It infuses fresh apples with pears for a tangy and spicy kick that’s hard to resist.
To keep it vegan, swap out butter or ghee for coconut oil.
Yes, this pecan pie is gluten-free.
The filling for pecan pie is rich and flavorful.
The pie crust makes a few inventive swaps to keep it perfectly safe for the gluten-intolerant.
It infuses gluten-free flour with xanthan gum and plenty of butter.
This results in a flaky and tender crust that’s hard to distinguish from the real thing!
It’s delightfully green and bursting with fall flavors in every bite.
The best thing about this fennel carrot soup is that it’s perfect for all diets. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and insanely low on calories.
It’s bursting with fresh and punchy flavors from fennel, ginger, and turmeric.
This is a great way to indulge in robust flavors without unbuttoning the top button on your jeans.
You read that right. This chicken recipe calls for 40 cloves of garlic.
Don’t worry- this garlicky dish won’t cause your house to burn down from garlic breath.
Once the garlic marinates in the rich sauce, it mellows out a great deal and adds a beautiful sweetness to the chicken.
Gluten-free or not, this colorful fruit salad is pretty hard to resist.
With a base of creamy Greek yogurt and all your favorite fruit, it offers a healthy alternative to all that pie!
To make it even more appealing, break out your cookie cutter to cut your fruit into fun and inviting shapes.
Even the little ones will want to get in on this fruit action!
Not only is this recipe perfect for the gluten intolerant, but it’s always a great way to indulge.
Think of this dish as part savory stuffing, part hearty winter salad.
With a drizzle of sweet, warm onion dressing, it’s hard to resist.
Rice, dried fruit, and almonds may not sound like they work together, but they do!
Hearty spices like cinnamon, turmeric, and cumin add robust flavors that work well with dried fruit.
Almonds take this super simple dish over the top for added crunch and a pop of nutrition.
These simple muffins are chocolatey, incredibly moist, and packed with massive fall flavors.
To keep them gluten-free, swap out traditional flour for a gluten-free alternative.
If you have family flying in for the holidays, these muffins make a perfect morning treat with a cup of coffee.
This isn’t your grandma’s casserole.
Unlike other casserole dishes that are unapologetically brown, this harvest chicken casserole is bursting with bright colors and flavor.
It’s infused with all of Thanksgiving day’s greatest hits like pumpkin seeds, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and plenty of fragrant herbs.
Think of this recipe as a whole thanksgiving day meal served up in a casserole dish!
You can’t go wrong with simple roasted vegetables if you want to keep things simple.
A great way to make this simple side more inviting is by selecting colorful veggies.
Rainbow carrots, parsnips, and beets are all beautiful choices.
Enhance their natural sweetness with fresh garlic, and garnish with fragrant herbs.
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