15 Gluten-Free Recipes for Thanksgiving
Whether you or some of your guests are gluten-free, it’s important to have dishes at the table that meet this dietary need. Luckily, there’s no shortage of options. Naturally gluten-free ingredients like wild rice and cornmeal, along with favorites like potatoes and squash, are already regulars on the Thanksgiving table, so there are plenty of delicious recipes to choose from. Even standards that are usually off limits — like dinner rolls and pie crust — can be made gluten-free with a little ingenuity. Here are 15 recipes to inspire your menu.
This savory pie is rich in protein and gluten-free, thanks to nutty, wholesome quinoa. It also happens to be vegan since ground flax seeds act as a binder instead of eggs.
This orange-hued risotto is a show-stopping main course for gluten-free and meatless diners alike. Just be sure to cook it right before serving, as it’s one dish that’s best eaten immediately.
You’ll want to make extra of this vibrant salad, as leftovers are ideal for lunch in the days following Thanksgiving.
This simple recipe for mashed sweet potatoes relies on ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, like balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, yet it’s a dish that tastes more complex than most, thanks to the vinegar’s tang and sour cream’s richness.
Thick rounds of polenta turn what otherwise would be simply a sauté of cheesy veggies into a main course-worthy Thanksgiving casserole that’s also gluten-free.
Classic scalloped potatoes get a boost of flavor, thanks to a spoonful of tangy Dijon mustard, plenty of garlic, and lots of nutty, sharp cheddar cheese.
Just because you’re gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy stuffing. Here gluten-free cornbread takes the place of the usual loaf for a side dish that’s hearty enough for everyone at the table.
Gluten-free pie is possible, thanks to the help of this pie crust made from delicately flavored millet flour. Use it to make your favorite single or double-crust pie for the dessert spread.
When you’re gluten-free, it can be a bummer not to be able to dig into the warm basket of rolls at the dinner table — this recipe for golden-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside rolls solves that problem. You can even make them ahead!
Sweet rice flour is the secret to a gluten-free gravy that’s rich and flavorful and not at all starchy-tasting.
Sautéing the green beans first and then cooking them in a splash of liquid allows for them to crisp up on the outside but become perfectly tender on the inside.
This side dish tastes perfectly of-the-season. Diced pancetta adds meaty richness, while fried sage and brown butter-toasted walnuts put it over the top.
It’s nice to have something at the table that’s crunchy and refreshing to help balance all of the other rich dishes — consider this green cabbage, cranberry, and almond slaw the answer.
An easy-to-make gluten-free pie crust is the key to this winning pie that’s rich with baking spices and made just sweet enough with light brown sugar.
Gluten-free flour and ground walnuts make for a crust that’s incredibly rich in flavor — ideal for filling with walnut frangipane and spice-poached pears.