You can have a totally gluten-free Thanksgiving this year. It’s time to start thinking about what you are going to make for Thanksgiving dinner. If you or someone you know adheres to a gluten-free diet, making Thanksgiving dinner can be a little tricky. That’s why I have a list 9 of the best recipes for Thanksgiving dinner that are all totally gluten-free.
I want to make it clear that you can have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and it can still be totally gluten-free, yes all of the recipes in this blog post can make it possible for you to have a totally traditional Thanksgiving dinner that gluten-free. You might want to make these gluten-free recipes for everyone in your whole family whether they eat gluten-free or not.
You could have Thanksgiving dinner and just not eat stuffing or rolls or bread or pie, but who wants to do that? This list of gluten-free recipes make it so you can have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and eat stuffing and rolls and pie and your meal will be totally gluten-free.
On the other hand, if you are like me and don’t even like turkey stuffing or stuffing of any kind. (I detest soggy bread) Then you are going to be able to have stuffing on Thanksgiving that is not even made with bread at all. You will not have to eat soggy bread with the gluten-free stuffing recipe I have here.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and I hope the Thanksgiving dinner you have this year is the best Thanksgiving dinner you’ve ever had.
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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
1. Lemon and Fennel Roast Turkey – La Fuji Mama
Kosher Sea Salt – Lemons – Garlic – Black Pepper – Turkey – Celery – Fennel Bulb – Onion – Olive Oil – Turkey Stock
Turkey is the classic main dish for Thanksgiving dinner and this is a really good way to make it. Notice that stuffing inside of it doesn’t have anything the contains gluten. It’s just stuffed with yummy vegetables that will help make it tasty but also nice and moist. Something I don’t like is a dry turkey. If you don’t want to eat the stuffing you can make the stuffing recipe on #3 as a side dish. It is baked in the oven, not inside the turkey.
2. Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast – Whitney Bond
Balsamic Vinegar – Olive Oil – Fresh Rosemary – Fresh Thyme – Steak Seasoning – Garlic – Turkey Breast – Bacon
If you aren’t cooking for a large group a turkey breast is a really good option. With the bacon wrapped around this breast and the seasonings, this is going to be really good. You don’t need to have a large oven to bake this either and it’s going to cook a lot faster than a whole turkey. It’s actually a do-able option for someone that is making Thanksgiving dinner for the first or second time. I think cooking a whole turkey is intimidating.
3. Herbed Wild Rice & Quinoa Stuffing – Kitchen Treaty
Apples – Quinoa – Cranberries – Pecans – Olive Oil – Onion – Celery – Garlic – Fresh Thyme – Kosher Sea Salt – White Wine – Vegetable Broth – Wild Rice Blend – Pecans – Fresh Parsley – Fresh Sage
This gluten-free stuffing looks really good to me. I like how it’s made with quinoa and rice and then when you add in the cranberries, apples, and pecans it’s going to make it out of the world delicious. It’s way healthier than bread stuffing and not near as healthy. Even people who eat gluten are going to like this stuffing.
4. Lemon Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes – My Natural Family
Red Potatoes – Olive Oil – Parmesan Cheese – Parsley
These roasted potatoes with garlic and parmesan cheese are so yummy and they are extremely easy to make too. They make an excellent side dish to go with practically any meal. I really like this made with red potatoes because they crisp up nicely on the outside but are nice and soft on the inside. They are especially good with pork chops, grilled chicken or steak. They are so easy to make you could make them for guests.
5. Triple Herb Overnight Dinner Rolls – Recreating Happiness
Brown Rice Flour – Tapioca Flour – Potato Starch – Milk – Butter – Yeast – Sugar – Xanthan Gum – Real Salt – Fresh Rosemary – Fresh Thyme – Fresh Sage – Olive Oil – Eggs
I had to choose from a lot of gluten-free dinner roll recipes and this is the one I like the best. If you have read labels and know anything about gluten-free flour blends you buy already made you’ll realize that a lot of them are made with tapioca flour, potato starch, xanthan gum, and rice flour. I think the fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage will add a lot of good flavor for a nice Thanksgiving dinner roll.
6. Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Cinnamon – Culinary Hill
Sugar – Water – Cinnamon – Real Salt – Fresh Cranberries – Apples
I used to love the jellied cranberry sauce you buy in a can until I tried some homemade cranberry sauce then I couldn’t stand the thought of eating cranberries out of a can ever again. The apple helps make them less tart and make a more mild flavor. I’ve never seen a homemade cranberry sauce recipe without apples in it. But then I haven’t seen every recipe out there either.
7. Simple, Healthy Paleo Roasted Vegetables – My Natural Family
Vegetables of Choice – Garlic – Olive Oil – Kosher Salt
This is my favorite way to cook any kind of vegetables, anytime, anywhere. It’s practically the only way I’ll eat vegetables anymore unless I’m in a big hurry. My favorite vegetables to roast this way are summer squash and zucchini. My second favorite is green beans but almost any other vegetables are great too. I think carrots are good too. I think what really makes them taste good is the Kosher Salt I use, plus I always use freshly ground peppercorns. You don’t have to use the garlic or onions or peppers if you don’t want to. They just add different flavors. You can pretty much roast whatever you want and it’s all good.
8. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe Plus 8 Other of the Best Ever Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipes – My Natural Family
Almond Flour – Pumpkin Puree – Coconut Milk – Eggs – Coconut Oil – Egg – Real Salt – Honey – Pumpkin Pie Spice
The part I like best about this is the crust. The almond flour in the crust goes really well with the pumpkin filling. I don’t like runny pumpkin pie filling, that why I like this filling. It’s nice and firm, but not too firm. The crust is super easy to make and it only has a few ingredients. The topping is made with a slightly honey sweetened coconut cream. Look at how pretty that coconut cream is!
9. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips & Brown Sugar Icing – My Natural Family
Pumpkin Puree – Quinoa Flour – Gluten-Free Oat Flour – Tapioca Flour – Chocolate Chips – Butter – Brown Sugar – Vanilla – Egg – Baking Powder – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Cinnamon – Milk – Powdered Sugar
You can make this pumpkin cookie recipe with either fresh or canned pumpkin puree. Having said that I think the canned pumpkin works better because the consistency is a little thicker. I had some pumpkin leftover from something else I made. This turned out to be the perfect way to use it up. I made these cookies for a cousin party and let the kids frost the cookies themselves. The cookies and letting them frost their own was a big hit, to say the least. These cookies feel like little mouth pillows in your mouth. They just melt in your mouth.