If you’re worried that your Thanksgiving will never be the same again, I’ve got good news! I’ve gathered over 70 of the best gluten free Thanksgiving recipes and meal ideas to turn your turkey day into a delicious experience. So delicious that you (along with everyone else) won’t even notice that gluten’s missing.
Over the years, I’ve personally found it much easier to host a big meal in order to have more control over the food involved. Here’s tips on hosting a successful meal that’s gluten-free (and beyond).
Ultimately it reduces your stress about gluten accidentally hiding in a dish prepared by someone else.
If you aren’t cooking, then call the host asap and ask what dishes you can bring.
This list will be a huge help to you! These gluten free thanksgiving recipes aren’t boxed product swaps that likely won’t fool someone used to eating gluten. Instead, they’re made with ingredients that happen to be gluten free so that the no one will notice that gluten is missing.
Need to avoid more than gluten? Don’t worry… I got you covered
Yes, you can build the menu to avoid your food triggers (as well as accommodate any others too) and keep everyone happy.
The key is to make food that happens to be gluten-free.
That way you can better control additions or substitutions from the recipe. It can be a real challenge covering multiple sensitivities when you buy a pre-made dish or boxed food product.
Can’t tolerate dairy? While some of these gluten free Thanksgiving recipes listed here include dairy, don’t stress. I explain how to substitute for different forms of dairy in this article HERE. So don’t feel like you can’t make an adjustment if dairy is involved… I assure you, that is further from the truth.
Need some ideas to swap out eggs? Here is a brief list of ways you can reduce or eliminate eggs from recipes. I am a big fan of using chia seeds. To replace one egg, combine 1 tbsp ground chia to 3 tbsp warm water. Wisked the mixture with a fork and allowed to stand for about 5 minutes before using.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Drinks
Spiced Apple Cider – Primal Palate
Pumpkin Spice Coconut Latte – Cook Eat Paleo
Need other ideas of gluten free alcohol choices? CLICK HERE to check out my gluten free alcohol guide.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Appetizers
Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa – A Dash of Megnut
Spinach + Artichoke Dip – Grain Changer
Vegan Tzatziki + Veggies – Simple Vegan Blog
Easy Spicy Roasted Squash (or Pumpkin, of course) Seeds – Ricki Heller
Mini Cheese Balls – My Recipes
Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Dates – Rebel Health Tribe
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Soups
Butternut Squash Soup – Grain Changer
Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Soup – Gluten Free School
Creamy Root Vegetable Soup – Whole New Mom
French Onion Slow Cooker Soup – Yuri Elkaim
Pancetta Lentil Soup – Gluten Free School
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Bread
Cornbread – Vegannie
Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits – A Dash of Megnut
Gluten Free Bread Rolls – Natural Foodie
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Stuffing
Stuffing* – Pink Fortitude
Traditional Stuffing* – Food Faith Fitness
Quinoa Veggie + Sausage Stuffing – Kitchen Simmer
*For gluten free thanksgiving stuffing recipes that use gluten free bread, here’s my favorite list of store-bought gluten free bread products so you don’t have to bake your own.
Here’s some food for thought — you don’t have to stuff the turkey with some sort of bread-based stuffing. Instead, use apples and onions inside the
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Salad
Autumn Kale Salad + Warm Pumpkin Vinaigrette – Veggie Inspired Journey
Balsamic Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts – A Dish Of Daily Life
Sweet + Spicy Fig Salad – Gluten Free School
Crunchy Fennel Salad with Pumpkin Seeds – Your Best Thyroid Life
Harvest Quinoa Salad – Recipe Runner
Kale Salad + Papaya Vinaigrette – Real Housemoms
Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad – Family Spice
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Vegetable Side Dishes
Creamiest Vegan Mashed Potatoes – My California Roots
Cauliflower Mash Potatoes – Rebel Health Tribe
Roasted Parsnips with Walnuts, Maple + Thyme – Cooking Light
Nikki’s Sweet Potatoes – 101 Cookbooks
Lemon-Herbed Pan Roasted Veggies – Cooking Light
Sautéed Greens with Onions and Apples – Ricki Heller
Brussel Sprouts with Apple + Bacon + Dates – Ari’s Menu
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apples + Pistachios – Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Honey Roasted Carrots + Honey Balsamic – The Busy Baker
Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Roasted Cauliflower Cream Sauce – Healy Eats Real
Green Beans + Toasted Pecans – Tastes of Lizzy T
Best-Ever Roasted Asparagus – Yummy Healthy Easy
Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms – Dr. Kellyann Petrucci
Roasted Fennel – Simply Recipes
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Casseroles
Apple Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake – Stupid Easy Paleo
Sweet Potato + Pecan Praline Casserole – Meaningful Eats
Paleo Green Bean Casserole – Fed & Fit
Green Bean Casserole – Kelley and Cricket
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Gravy + Sauce
Turkey Gravy – The Domestic Man
White Balsamic + Rosemary Cranberry Sauce – Cooking Light
Cran-Blueberry Sauce + Candied Ginger – My Recipes
3-Ingredient Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce – My Heart Beet
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Main Course
Grilled Turkey – Beauty And The Foodie
Roasted Turkey – Gluten Free Girl
Smokey Spatchcocked Turkey – Cooking Light
Glazed Ham – Primal Palate
Tuscan Turkey – Cooking Light
Applewood Smoked Turkey – My Recipes
Slow-Roasted Paleo Prime Rib – Autoimmune Paleo
Slow Cooker Savory Italian Pork Roast – Gluten Free School
Here’s some food for thought — you don’t have to stuff the turkey with some sort of bread-based stuffing. Instead, use apples and onions inside the bird’s cavitiy to add additional flavor or other root veggies.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Dessert
Of course no (gluten free) Thanksgiving meal is complete without some sort of dessert. Don’t fret — there are plenty of options for you!
If you’re thinking that dessert automatically has to be unhealthy, that’s not true. There are plenty of options to pick from to top off your meal that don’t involve a laundry list of highly processed ingredients.
That’s why I wanted to share this dessert list of gluten free Thanksgiving recipes. There are plenty of options that will suit your diet (and please everyone else too)!
Grain Free Pumpkin Pie – Rebel Health Tribe
Easy Apple Crisp – Gluten Free School
Gluten Free + Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie – Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread + Caramel Drizzle – Gluten Free Gigi
Spiced Hot Fruit Bake – Cotter Crunch
Gluten-Free French Macarons – GF Jules
Best-Ever Gluten Free Pie Crust – Mama Gourmand
Almond Paleo Pie Crust – Elena’s Pantry
Paleo Strawberry Mousse Pie – Gluten Free School
Raw Almond Truffles – Whole New Mom
Chocolate Truffle Pudding Pie – Gluten Free School
Flourless Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes – Gluten Free School
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites – Eat Good 4 Life
Easy Apple Cobbler – Rebel Health Tribe
Double Double Caramel Sauce – Empowered Sustenance
Double Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Cookies – Ditch The Wheat
Baci di Dama Cookies – David Lebovitz