53 Recipes For Your Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

This is my first year cooking my very own Thanksgiving, instead of being assigned a simple hard-to-mess-up dish by my family. The lady and I will be basting our own turkey, mashing our own potatoes, and baking our own pumpkin pie, a simultaneously exciting and terrifying ordeal. The added challenge is that Aim and her friends are either wheat intolerant or coeliac, and a lot of the holiday staples that I’ve grown up with are gluten-happy carb fests that won’t be friendly to our guests’ tummies.

Making a Thanksgiving dinner that’s safe for every diet seemed like a daunting task until we turned to the Internet, and found a feast’s worth of recipes that make traditional Thanksgiving dishes free of gluten. If you’re in a similar boat this year, check out our favorites! We’ve got everything from the things you feed that cousin who always shows up at 9 am to the crazy delicious desserts that will make you forget all that wheat your body hates. Scroll down and get cookin’!

A note on the recipes: Everything on this list is gluten-free. No substitutes or ingredient switching is required! If the recipe is also vegan, it’s indicated in the title. Don’t let the lack of the words “gluten-free” in every recipe label scare you off — we promise these are free of gluten and safe for you!


For Those Pesky Early Arrivals:

1. Butternut Cinnamon Rolls

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2. Vegan Doughnut Muffins

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3. Pumpkin Waffles

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4. Applesauce Crumb Cake

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5. Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffins

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Party Starters:

1. Ginger-Apple Pumpkin Soup

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2. Apple Butternut Squash Soup

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3. Root Vegetable Soup With Meatballs

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4. Chicken and Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew

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5. Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

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6. Cheesy Bacon & Kale Potato Skins

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7. Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie

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8. Zucchini Chips

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9. Garlic and Herb Potato Skins with Crispy Prosciutto and Arugula

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10. Butternut Squash Cranberry Sorghum Salad 

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11. Butternut Squash Latkes 

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12. Cashew and Roasted Red Pepper Kale Chips

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13. Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad with Fresh Cranberry Vinaigrette

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14. Pumpkin Blinis

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1. Balsamic Glazed Carrots

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2. Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

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3. Stuffed Acorn Squash

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4. Vegan Garlic Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

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5. Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels Sprouts

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6. Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Candied Walnuts

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7. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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8. Green Bean Casserole

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9. Buttered Spinach

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10. Crisp Apple Slaw with Caramelized Cider Dressing

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11. Cranberry Sriracha Green Beans

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12. Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

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13. Vegan Creamy Crockpot Pumpkin Risotto

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Sweet Carby Goodness:

1. Cheesy Skillet Bread

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2. Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

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3. Buttermilk Biscuits

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4. Baking Powder Biscuits 

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5. Dinner Rolls

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6. Honey Millet Rolls

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Not-So-Stuffing Stuffing:

1. Vegetarian Mushroom Stuffing

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2. Apple, Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Stuffing

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3. Poblano Cornbread Stuffing

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4. Classic Stuffing

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5. Southern-style Cornbread Stuffing

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The Main Event:

1. Roasted Turkey Breast with Bacon & Herbs

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2. Rolled Pork Roast

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3. Vegan Veggie Pot Pie

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4. Vegan Veggie Shepard’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

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5. Vegan Chili Polenta Pot Pie

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The After Party:

1. Maple Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar Meringue

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2. Walnut Pear Crisp

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3. Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Mousse

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4. Apple Cider Donut Cake

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5. Chocolate Pumpkin Chiffon Pudding

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9 Comments

  1. I am feeling Thankful for this big ol’ recipe roundup! I’m vegan & a newbie at GF cooking, and my dream this holiday is to satisfy these constraints while my parents, who have no dietary restrictions, happily and unsuspectingly stuff themselves.

  2. Forget Thanksgiving, I’d eat these any day! Being gluten-free myself, the holidays are the most difficult time. No one else in my family has an allergy, so I have to find the least painful possible ways to integrate edible (for me) items into the menu.

    Thanks for posting!

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