As the fall season transitions into the winter holidays, it’s important to keep your mind focused on gratitude.
Thanks for the great harvest, friends and family. With so much abundance around us, we need to make sure that what we enjoy doesn’t come at a cost to anyone else.
Thanksgiving is a special time of year when we get to celebrate family, friends and community.
When you celebrate Thanksgiving without gluten, you’re able to focus on the good things in life instead of what you can’t eat.
While many Thanksgiving meals will be gluten-free, there are plenty of delicious recipes that don’t contain wheat or other hidden ingredients.
Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes without gluten:
This classic stuffing recipe is a great place to start when you’re planning your Thanksgiving menu. If you’re looking for a gluten-free stuffing recipe that’s just as delicious as the gluten-filled variety, you’ve found it.
Thanks to modern food-preservation techniques, gluten-free stuffing is just as delicious as the wheat version. This stuffing recipe is especially delicious paired with turkey.
Stuff your turkey with gluten-free stuffing and top with a drizzle of cranberry sauce, some orange slices and a sprinkle of parsley.
Paired with mashed potatoes, it’s an easy and delicious meal that’s perfect for Thanksgiving.
If you’re making turkey sandwiches or serving turkey as the main course, you may also want to consider gluten-free bread.
Maple-Baked Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is a delicious alternative to pumpkin at Thanksgiving, and it also works well in fall recipes like this maple-baked butternut squash recipe.
Bake it as a side dish or use it to create a delicious Thanksgiving stuffing recipe.
You can also enjoy it as a snack any time of the year. Maple-baked butternut squash can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.
You can also freeze the baked squash for up to one month. This butternut squash can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as roasted, sauteed or even in a casserole.
Consider adding protein to your meal by mixing in some ground turkey or turkey sausage.
Like butternut squash, cornbread and cranberry bread, sausage is another gluten-free Thanksgiving staple that goes well in many dishes.
Sausage stuffing is a delicious combination of traditional ingredients and makes for a filling Thanksgiving meal. Sausage stuffing is typically served alongside a savory gravy, but you can also enjoy it with roasted turkey or as a sandwich stuffing.
Turkey sausage works well in this recipe, but you can also swap in bulkier pork sausages.
The gravy that you serve on top of the stuffing is an optional addition, but it’s a great addition to a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
If you’re concerned about serving gluten-free stuffing at Thanksgiving, you can also make your own gluten-free stuffing recipe.
Baked Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potatoes are a great substitute for regular potatoes at Thanksgiving. This baked sweet potato casserole is loaded with vegetables and topped with a sweet glaze for a Thanksgiving feast that’s packed with flavor.
You can enjoy this baked sweet potato casserole alongside roasted turkey, with mashed potatoes, or even as a side dish. This sweet potato casserole is a great way to get your daily serving of vegetables at Thanksgiving.
While sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free, some brands may contain wheat starch.
To help ensure that your sweet potato casserole is gluten-free, purchase a certified gluten-free product or make sure to cook the sweet potatoes well so that they don’t turn brown.
Cranberry Bread Pudding with Pecan Streusel Topping
This delicious gluten-free cranberry bread pudding recipe combines the best parts of pumpkin pie and bread. It’s a great dessert for Thanksgiving and pairs well with a holiday dinner.
The bread pudding is simple to make and is best served warm from the oven. If you’re looking for more dessert options for Thanksgiving, you can also consider gluten-free dessert recipes like gluten-free carrot cake and gluten-free brownie truffles.
This bread pudding recipe can be made with a gluten-free bread, but for the best taste and texture, use a gluten-free, whole-grain bread. Pecan streusel topping is a delicious addition to this bread pudding recipe and adds a touch of saltiness.
Classic Cornbread Muffins with Blueberries and Hooded Yogurt
Who says that cornbread has to be bread-like? These muffins are like a mini cornbread casserole and can be enjoyed as a side dish, or paired with a savory meal.
These cornbread muffins are the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving menu. Make a batch and enjoy them as a side dish with turkey, mashed potatoes or even alongside a hearty bean soup.
These muffins are simple to make and taste great when made with non-gluten-containing ingredients like non-dairy yogurt, applesauce and cornmeal.
For a gluten-free muffin with more texture, you can use gluten-free cornbread mix and gluten-free whole-grain flour to add more corn flavor to these muffins.
Key Lime Cheesecake with Whipped Topping
The key lime cheesecake recipe on this list offers the perfect blend of tartness with a creamy topping for a perfect combination of flavors. Key lime cheesecake is a tasty dessert that’s simple to make and will be a hit at your Thanksgiving party.
It’s best served chilled and is perfect for holiday parties since it can be made ahead of time. Key lime cheesecake can be enjoyed with a variety of toppings, such as crushed graham crackers, whipped topping and even sliced fresh fruit.
Key lime cheesecake can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert after Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re looking for a gluten-free dessert recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, this is it.
Decadent Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Curd Topping
This decadent gingerbread cake recipe is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving and will wow guests with its luxurious flavors.
The lemon curd topping pairs well with the cake and offers a tart contrast to the rich gingerbread. Gingerbread cake is a classic holiday dessert.
It’s a tasty cake with a slightly spicy flavor and a chewy texture that makes it one of the best desserts for any Thanksgiving table.
This recipe is great for entertaining guests since it can easily be made ahead of time. It also freezes well, so you can make it in advance and serve it on special occasions or just for the holidays.
More Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes
If you’re looking for more delicious Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few great ones to try:
– Pumpkin pie is a classic, but try making pumpkin cream pie for a twist on this classic favorite.
– Mashed potatoes are a crowd-pleaser on any menu, but try making them with cauliflower for a unique twist.
– Pumpkin spice lattes are a popular flavor, but try making your own pumpkin spice syrup for a delicious variation. There are plenty of delicious pumpkin recipes, but don’t forget to try out these pumpkin recipes, too.
– Homemade marshmallows are fun for the holidays, but try making them with gluten-free marshmallow mix for a fun twist on this classic dessert.