Fall is upon us and that means Thanksgiving! No matter if you are hosting or a guest, we’ve got you covered with these gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes.
When you are a guest at Thanksgiving, inquire (politely) about the mains. Ensure that the turkey or other entrees are going to be prepared gluten-free, ask about the gravy, and even offer to bring dishes, that you can enjoy, as well. If you are the guest of the host these 6 helpful tips for supporting the gluten-free person in your life.
If you are hosting, using any of these recipes will impress your guests, and they won’t even suspect that they are gluten-free.
To thicken your gravy, make a slurry by combining cold water and cornstarch, and then whisking it into the hot gravy.
Do you need a gluten-free host or hostess gift idea? Check out our gluten-free host or hostess gift ideas. Want to bring something simple? Use these lists of gluten-free chocolate and gluten-free candy, to ensure you are giving everyone a safe treat.
A Charcuterie board is the perfect addition to any holiday table. It brings people together! You can load the board up with some of their favourite gluten-free items.
GLUTEN-FREE CHARCUTERIE CUPS
Serving gluten-free snacks at parties can be tricky, especially if everyone isn’t gluten-free. You don’t want cross-contact to occur, and a great way to prevent this, is to make individual charcuterie cups. This is also great if you don’t want everyone touching and mixing foods. You can prep these ahead of time and assemble last minute- this works if you are bringing them to the event. The cups are even customizable, as they can be made more kid friendly, dairy-free cups, nut-free cups etc…
GLUTEN-FREE SAVOURY RICOTTA PIE RECIPE
This gluten-free savoury ricotta pie is a staple in my Italian-Canadian household. Leftovers make for a great breakfast, lunch the next day, or a delicious snack.
Hummus is such a versatile dip as it goes with everything. This incredibly delicious low-fat, gluten-free hummus recipe (and the featured variations) pair well with crudité, or it can be featured on a Charcuterie board.
Gluten-Free Vegan Peperonata Recipe
Our gluten-free vegan peperonata recipe is a well-known Italian condiment, that can be served hot or cold in many applications. Serve it as an appetizer with some fresh, toasted gluten-free bread, brushed with oil and garlic, or add it to your Charcuterie board.
Gluten-Free Candied Pecans and Almonds
Our amazing gluten-free candied pecans and almonds recipe is the perfect sweet and savoury treat. Place them on the table for snacking, or add them to your Charcuterie board or in your Charcuterie cups.
Gluten-Free Rice Balls
Rice balls are an Italian classic, and this cheesy recipe will deliciously work as a side dish, or appetizer for your special meal. Who doesn’t love cheesy gooey goodness?
Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushrooms
Looking for an amazing dish that works as a side and an appetizer? Check this recipe out for the best gluten-free stuffed mushrooms. It’s delicious and easy to make. This will certainly impress your crowd. Not to mention they can be made dairy-free too.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE BATTERED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE
In my family, this recipe has been passed down for generations. These are pillowy soft, crunchy, and delicious. You have to try the best gluten-free battered cauliflower recipe.
THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE SAGE STUFFING RECIPE
During the holidays, traditional sage dressing is something that pairs perfectly with cranberry, turkey and gravy. Being gluten-free does not mean that you can’t still enjoy this classic holiday favourite without compromise, thanks to our best gluten-free sage stuffing recipe.
GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH APPLES AND ONIONS
Want to spice up your Thanksgiving meal with a squash dish people will actually eat? Try our delicious recipe for gluten-free vegan roasted butternut squash with apples and onions.
Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort food that the entire family can enjoy, as well as it is a staple served as a side for Thanksgiving. This mac and cheese recipe is simple to make and creamy. The big plus is that it doesn’t require a roux to thicken the sauce. Plus, it has a crunchy topping, which everyone loves! Not to mention we list many add-ins that you can put into the mac and cheese to add a little extra pizzazz. Plus, these add-ins can totally change the flavour profile of the dish. This dish travels very well, as you can bake it off, at home, then add the topping last minute and broil it, when you arrive at your destination.
Our easy and creamy gluten-free cauliflower gratin recipe is a cheesy decedent vegetable dish, that would be an amazing addition to any holiday dinner.
Stuffed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Want something easy to make that isn’t turkey? Try the best gluten-free stuffed boneless skinless chicken thighs. It just ticks all the boxes. Plus, you can use our gluten-free sage stuffing recipe in these chicken thighs, if you want to switch it up.
THE ULTIMATE GLUTEN-FREE ZUCCHINI LASAGNA RECIPE
This is a lighter version of lasagna, and if you swap out the cheese it can be made dairy-free/vegan. Our ultimate gluten-free zucchini lasagna recipe will be sure to impress, both family and guests.
Gluten-Free Ricotta and Meat Lasagna
Lasagna is a delicious meal, but gluten-free lasagna gets a bad rap. Our recipe for the best gluten-free ricotta and meat lasagna is a celebration on a plate. It’s decadent, familiar, and just plain delicious.
Gluten-Free Ricotta Gnocchi
If you love homemade pasta but have never had the confidence to try making it, our gluten-free ricotta gnocchi recipe is the perfect place to start. They are fluffy, light pillows of deliciousness. You can make them weeks ahead, as you freeze them, so it makes for less work the day of.
The Best Gluten-Free Chicken Cutlet Recipe
It’s tricky getting that gluten-free crispy coating just right, but that’s exactly what this best gluten-free chicken cutlet recipe does. It gets it oh, so right! Cutlets are always a crowd pleaser for any celebration and can be a good chicken option for non-turkey eaters.
Gluten-Free Chicken Francese
Are you looking for a new take on chicken that is sure to impress? Then try our ultimate gluten-free Chicken Francese recipe.
EASY AND DELICIOUS GLUTEN-FREE MUSHROOM RISOTTO RECIPE
Easy, delicious, and luscious are all words to describe this gluten-free mushroom risotto recipe. Risotto always impresses, and it can be a first course, side, or main. As well as being a vegetarian option.
BEST TRADITIONAL GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE
Pumpkin pie is the quintessential Thanksgiving dessert. Pre-made gluten-free pumpkin pie can be hard to find, and expensive, and sometimes they are just not good. This recipe will impress even those who are not gluten-free, because it has a delicious filling, with a tender crust.
THE ULTIMATE GLUTEN-FREE BANANA CAKE RECIPE WITH PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE
Peanut butter and banana are a classic combination. The ultimate gluten-free banana cake recipe with peanut butter glaze. This pairs well with ice cream, and any leftover glaze can be used as an ice cream topping.
Need a vegan (dairy-free) option for Thanksgiving? This vegan oat-free gluten-free apple crisp is simple and uses traditional fall flavours.
We really hope that these Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes help to make your meal extra special. In the end, the day is about gathering, with those you love and being grateful for all that you have.
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Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. Happy Thanksgiving!