Planning a gluten-free Thanksgiving can be super overwhelming. Trust me – I know this firsthand. November is quickly approaching so that means preparing our menu (and our stomachs) for Thanksgiving. But planning a gluten-free menu can be an unsettling task.
I for one was gluten-free for many many years, and that often meant skipping my favorites – the rolls, and the stuffing.
But, if you have someone coming to your house for Thanksgiving dinner, it really isn’t that hard to plan a gluten-free Thanksgiving for your gluten-free dinner guest.
Blessedly, these delectable and easy recipes can help you execute a gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner flawlessly.
Whether you are expecting all of your extended family and some friends, or just cooking for your immediate family, these 15 recipes have all your gluten-free Thanksgiving needs covered.
From the Thanksgiving classics such as pumpkin pie and mashed sweet potatoes to beet salad and stuffed acorn squash, these 15 gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes are sure to impress your guests. And guess what? I even have a gluten-free Thanksgiving stuffing recipe on the list. My favorite.
There is nothing worse than going to a relative’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, and realizing that you can’t eat half of what is on the menu because you are gluten-free. To be honest, I always cooked my own favorite butternut squash casserole recipe so that I could still have a gluten-free Thanksgiving recipe I loved.
But, for many years, I missed out on my husband’s amazing rolls he makes from scratch, and my favorite – the beloved stuffing.
So, that’s why I thought it would be helpful for others heading into a gluten-free Thanksgiving with dread to find a new favorite recipe that will satisfy you at Thanksgiving dinner this year. Here are 15 recipes you’ll love.
Thanksgiving Green Salad: This seasonal green salad is served with apple cider vinegar and maple syrup vinaigrette! If you’re looking for something to add to your gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner, a light and refreshing salad is always a great addition.
Dry Brine Roasted Turkey: What would Thanksgiving be without a turkey? This turkey marinades in the brine for up to two days, yum! If we can’t have Turkey at our gluten-free Thanksgiving what’s the point? Am I right?
Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy: This gravy recipe is not only gluten-free but also naturally dairy-free!
Gluten-Free Stuffing: A stuffing recipe that includes all the favorites; celery, carrots, and even mushrooms. Full of veggies, it is healthy too. And if you have a Vegan guest? It’s vegan too. What more could you want. This gluten-free stuffing will surprise your guests and be a new favorit
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes: A mashed potato recipe that is meant to be made ahead and slow-cooked, perfect for busy Thanksgiving days!
Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf: A wild rice pilaf recipe with 7 add-in ideas, perfect for any guest’s preference!
Yes, you can even have rolls at your gluten-free dinner.
Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls: These light and airy dinner rolls can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time! I feel like I can smell these from just this picture. And they smell amazing. Gluten free bread has come a long way, and there are plenty of gluten-free flour options too. This recipe is a must try for your gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce: This cranberry sauce recipe has 5 possible variations and takes 12 minutes total!
Roasted Pumpkin and Beet Salad: This pumpkin and beet salad recipe includes feta cheese and sunflower seeds!
Spice up your gluten-free table with some squash, green beans and potatoes.
Hasselback Butternut Squash: These roasted butternut squash from My kitchen Love only have 5 steps and are the perfect vegan and gluten-free side dish! And they are a gorgeous addition to your table too. My mouth is watering for this delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving addition.
Stuffed Acorn Squash: A stuffed acorn squash recipe that uses quinoa, cranberries, and pecans!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes: This mashed sweet potato recipe can be easily made to also be dairy-free and vegan!
Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole: A green bean casserole recipe that is completely allergen-free!
You absolutely cannot forget dessert when you’re planning a gluten-free Thanksgiving.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie: This traditional and classic pumpkin pie is everything we love in a pie, no gluten included. Yes, you can even have dinner with classic pumpkin pie! Heaven. Because what does Thanksgiving even mean without a pumpkin pie?
Easy Gluten-Free Pecan Pie: This pecan pie recipe is corn syrup-free and uses melted coconut oil instead!
And a bonus gluten free dessert? Try my version of gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Are you hosting everyone this year? Here are some more fun recipes and ideas for Thanksgiving.
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Jayme Silvestri says
Those meatballs sound so delicious!! White chicken chili sounds good, too. It’s funny how the week that I can’t meal plan (due to traveling) I’m itching to do so!!
Hey! No one is saying you have to have it on Thanksgiving! 🙂 Make them anytime!