Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

I’ve been down with a cold for a few days, and don’t have a new recipe for you, but I thought I would update this roundup of gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes. I know it’s on most of your minds as you plan for one of the biggest food holidays of the year. Just remember, being on a gluten-free diet does not mean you have to sacrifice great holiday food. Gluten free can and should be delicious!

Since most people cook turkey for Thanksgiving, I’ll leave the main dish  up to you.  Here are suggestions for side dishes, breads, and, of course, desserts.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Side Dishes

Last year my extended family was particularly fond of the roasted sweet potatoes with coconut and the cranberry salad. Both are slightly sweet but not overly sweet. If you have people who are conscious of not overdoing carbs, or maybe someone who is diabetic, the mashed cauliflower is a great option.


The bread stuffing calls for using my homemade French bread (also listed here), but you could use any premade gluten-free bread to save time.


What would Thanksgiving be without dessert? My family love my gluten and dairy free pumpkin pie. And if you eat dairy, the pumpkin roll is a sure winner.


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    • says

      Thanks, Ali! I haven’t actually tried the cornbread yet since it was a guest post. The combination of sweet potatoes and corn bread has to be good though.

  1. Terri says

    Cornbread is delicious any time of the year and I have always (even before Celiac and GF) said that the white bread stuffing used more in the north than south was not something I ever wanted to eat. I make my cornbread on Monday night to let it get dry a bit and it makes better stuffing/dressing. And I cook chicken rather than turkey as it is not as hard to ruin, and less expensive. Thanksgiving day for me is a day to be away from people, alone with my cats, and in my kitchen as my family is spread all over US, and other peoples relatives are not who I want to spend a precious day off work with. I cook up food to heat up over my days off and nap, read, and snuggle with the cats and enjoy it thoroughly after busy noisy days in the office. With the majority of people eating non-organic terrible diets of GMO and pesticide and antibiotic laden food, I do not like to eat at other peoples homes or church suppers even if it is GF. I will try many of these recipes of Linda’s this year in addition to my usual. I cook for hours and enjoy my alone time in the kitchen without having to be on a schedule. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone as we are truly blessed in this country – even the poorest of us.

  2. says

    Your Thanksgiving recipes look good! I always go heavy on seasonal veggies — we love roasted root vegetables and I start with a very basic sweet potato soup. I find we eat less if we start with soup.

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