This collection of easy and gluten free Thanksgiving recipes includes vegetable side dishes, salads, vegetarian, dinner items, and desserts; all perfect for any holiday celebration!

Big scoop of sweet potato casserole topped with pecans in a slow cooker.

About These Easy Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

If you’re looking for crowd pleasing gluten free recipes, you’re in the right place, as these recipes lean on traditional flavors and easy-to find ingredients, and are so delicious no one will even know they are gluten free.

Every year, I look forward to sitting down with my circle and sharing well-loved Thanksgiving dishes.

There’s just something about spending time together enjoying pumpkin pie, stuffing and sweet potato casserole that makes the season feel extra special.

But I know it can be tough sometimes to find gluten-free recipes that taste like the real deal.

So I pulled together my tried & true favorites for you here in one place.

These recipes feature the best fall ingredients & classic flavors, so you won’t have miss out on your favorites either!

Click below to find the perfect gluten free recipe for your holiday table.

These Recipes Are…

Tip: If feeding someone with Celiac disease, be sure to check each individual ingredient you are using before proceeding with a recipe. Gluten can be hidden in common ingredients, and can be harmful to someone with Celiac, even in small amounts. When in doubt, double check!

Starters & Appetizers

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5 stars (2 ratings)

Gluten Free Chex Mix

With all the crunchy, savory flavor of traditional homemade Chex Mix, this easy gluten free Chex mix will be a hit for parties, holidays, and simple snack cravings all year round. Includes easy oven baked and slow cooker instructions, too!

Ingredients: corn and rice Chex cereal, gluten free pretzels, mixed nuts, butter, seasonings.

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A chip being dipped into a crockpot bean dip.
5 stars (1 rating)

Crockpot Taco Dip

This easy crockpot taco dip recipe is made with a short list of pantry ingredients, and is perfect for parties, holiday gatherings, gameday, or anytime you need to feed a crowd.

Ingredients: lean ground beef, diced tomatoes with green chilis, cream cheese (traditional or dairy-free), shredded Mexican cheese blend (traditional or dairy-free), chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, lime juice, hot sauce and salt.

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bowl of artichoke dip with bread on white plate with striped napkin
5 stars (5 ratings)

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

Rich, creamy, and oh-so delicious, Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free) will be the hit of your next party or gathering!

Ingredients: frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, raw cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mayo or veganaise

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Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

Get your pumpkin fix with this easy Creamy Pumpkin Hummus. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and makes an amazing dip, appetizer, or sandwich spread.

Ingredients: chickpeas, pumpkin puree, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt

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5 stars (4 ratings)

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Tender, juicy, and super delicious, buffalo turkey meatballs are a healthy appetizer or main dish, made with no breadcrumbs, and easy to prepare in the crockpot or in the oven.

Ingredients: ground turkey, grated onion, almond flour (or oat flour), nutritional yeast, granulated garlic powder, cayenne pepper sauce, butter (traditional or dairy-free) and salt

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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Salads

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5 stars (3 ratings)

Fall Harvest Salad

This Fall Harvest Salad combines fresh greens, roasted cauliflower & sweet potato with crisp apple for the perfect autumn salad or side dish!

Ingredients: roasted sweet potatoes & cauliflower, fresh crisp apples, arugula, almonds, avocado, feta and an easy apple cider vinaigrette.

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5 stars (1 rating)

Autumn Meal Prep Lentil Salad

Autumn Meal Prep Lentil Salad is packed with nutrition and full of beautiful fall flavors. Perfect to prep-ahead and take for lunch, or enjoy as a side dish anytime. A gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan recipe.

Ingredients: lentils, olive oil, butternut squash, greens, pepitas, and an easy maple Dijon vinaigrette.

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5 stars (1 rating)

Roasted Butternut Squash Harvest Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Harvest Salad is bursting with fresh fall flavors and perfect for your autumn, holiday table or any night of the week. A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 recipe.

Ingredients: butternut squash, red onion, sweet apples, baby arugula, maple syrup, cinnamon, pepitas, olive oil and a lemony dressing

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Dinner Items

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5 stars (3 ratings)

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast (Easy & Juicy!)

Ingredients: boneless turkey breast, spices, butter, flour/gluten-free four.

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5 stars (14 ratings)

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables

Tender, juicy, and incredibly simple to prepare, Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables is a satisfying one-pot meal made with whole chicken, potatoes, carrots, garlic, and a hit of flavor from a simple balsamic sauce.

Ingredients: whole chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, paprika, garlic, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and salt.

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5-Ingredient Lemon Herb Roast Chicken

The perfect, simple dinner, 5-Ingredient Lemon Herb Roast Chicken is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients, and yields delicious results every time.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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5 stars (6 ratings)

Easy Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy and warming, pumpkin and sweet potato soup is an easy, healthy, vegan soup that can be made with canned pumpkin on the stovetop or in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, pumpkin puree, chipotle peppers, vegetable broth, coconut milk or cream, pumpkin pie spice, olive oil, onion, garlic powder, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and salt.

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Top down view of a white bowl filled with butternut squash and red pepper soup, with a striped napkin on the side.
5 stars (6 ratings)

Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup

This easy butternut squash and red pepper soup recipe is smooth, creamy, and can be made with minimal ingredients using simple pantry ingredients. Includes stovetop and slow cooker instructions.

Ingredients: butternut squash, roasted red peppers, tomato paste, coconut milk (or heavy cream), chicken broth (or vegetable broth), garlic, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt.

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Top down view of a white bowl filled with easy spiced carrot and lentil soup with fresh herbs on top.
5 stars (2 ratings)

Easy Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

Ingredients: red lentils, carrots, diced tomatoes, broth, coconut milk, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, olive oil, red chili flakes (optional), apple cider vinegar, maple syrup (optional) and salt.

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white bowl of crockpot butternut squash soup with apple
5 stars (4 ratings)

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Cozy, warming, and wildly simple to prepare, this easy slow cooker butternut squash soup gets tons of flavor from sweet apple and doesn't contain any curry powder! Once you make it, this will become your new favorite butternut squash soup.

Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.

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Pumpkin soup in a black slow cooker with fresh herbs on white background.
5 stars (20 ratings)

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup (with Canned Pumpkin!)

This easy slow cooker pumpkin soup recipe is so easy to prepare with canned pumpkin! It's a simple dump-and-go slow cooker meal that's perfectly rich, creamy and oh-so cozy.

Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, vegetable stock, canned tomato sauce, cream or coconut milk, onion, garlic, cinnamon and salt.

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5 stars (20 ratings)

Easy Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

This easy slow cooker lentil soup is made with simple pantry ingredients like green lentils, celery, carrot and spinach making for a hearty vegan and vegetarian meal. Plus instant pot and stovetop directions!

Ingredients: Green (or brown) lentils, stock, onion, celery, carrot, diced tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, spinach, salt and bay leaves.

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One-Pan Autumn Quinoa

Full of earthy, autumn flavors, One-Pan Autumn Quinoa tastes like Thanksgiving, without all the work. It’s simple to make in just one pan, so you can enjoy this comforting dish anytime.

Ingredients: quinoa, delicata squash, olive oil, onion, celery, dried cranberries, vegetable stock, sage and salt.

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Gluten Free Side Dishes

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Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

Full of flavor and texture, this gluten free cornbread stuffing makes the perfect, hearty side and will be a hit at your holiday table!

Key ingredients: gluten free cornbread, butter, sausage, onions, celery, pecans, dried cranberries, sage.

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Overhead shot of sliced, roasted Russet potatoes topped with chopped rosemary and parmesan.
5 stars (2 ratings)

Slow Cooker Roasted Potatoes

These super easy slow cooker roasted potatoes are made with russet potatoes and are flavored with garlic, parmesan, and fresh herbs. A simple side dish you’ll want to make on repeat!

Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil, kosher sat, garlic, fresh herbs, parmesan.

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Crock Pot Green Beans

Silky, savory, and packed with flavor, these super easy Crock Pot green beans are a simple side dish that are perfect for weeknight dinners and festive holiday spreads.

Key ingredients: Green beans, bacon, chicken stock, garlic, smoked paprika, butter.

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Overhead shot of cooked Brussel sprouts with parmesan in a slow cooker.
5 stars (2 ratings)

Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts

Key ingredients: Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese.

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5 stars (1 rating)

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Nearly effortless to prepare, slow cooker sweet potatoes are an easy side dish for weeknight dinners, for meal prep, or for any holiday table!

Ingredients: sweet potatoes.

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Slow Cooker Collard Greens

This easy slow cooker collard greens recipe combines humble collard greens with simple spices for a lusciously tender and delicious side dish you’ll want to make on repeat.

Key ingredients: collard greens, chicken stock, ham hock, apple cider vinegar.

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Easy Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Yes, you can make perfect baked potatoes in the slow cooker! The easiest hands-off way to feed a crowd, create an effortless baked potato bar, or an easy side dish for weeknight dinners or special occasions.

Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil and salt.

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top down view of sliced carrots in a black crockpot on white background
5 stars (5 ratings)

Slow Cooker Carrots

Elevate everyday carrots with slow cooker carrots, an incredibly easy recipe that’s packed with flavor! Makes an elegantly simple side for every day dinners, brunch, and special holiday spreads.

Ingredients: carrots, butter, lemon zest, maple syrup and salt.

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white bowl filled with slow cooker cabbage with a striped napkin on a blue background
5 stars (3 ratings)

Slow Cooker Cabbage

Yes, you can cook cabbage in the slow cooker and it comes out silky, tender, and full of flavor! Elevate the humble cabbage with this minimal prep recipe – all you have to do is chop the cabbage. The perfect vegetable side!

Ingredients: cabbage, apple cider vinegar, water, salt, bacon (optional), traditional or vegan butter (optional).

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5 stars (1 rating)

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage

This easy sweet and sour slow cooker red cabbage combines red cabbage, onion and apple for a simple, flavorful vegetable side dish that goes with everything.

Ingredients: red cabbage, onions, apples, water, red wine vinegar, brown or coconut sugar, butter.

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Overhead shot of sweet potato casserole with pecan topping with a serving spoon.
5 stars (6 ratings)

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple sweetened with a decadently crispy topping, this gluten-free sweet potato casserole is naturally grain-free & dairy-free, and bound to be the favorite vegetarian side dish on your holiday table!

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, coconut milk, apple cider, salt, pecans, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, shredded coconut, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

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Overhead shot of roasted green beans, Brussels sprouts, pecans, and cranberries on a serving platter.
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Roasted Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts

This easy roasted green bean & Brussels sprout recipe is hearty, nourishing, and packed with flavor. The perfect side for Thanksgiving dinner or any night of the week!

Ingredients: green beans, shallots, brussels sprouts, olive oil, lemon juice, roasted chopped pecans, cranberries and salt

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Breads & Muffins

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Gluten Free Cornbread (One Bowl!)

Tender, moist, and with just a touch of sweetness, this gluten free cornbread comes together easily in just one bowl and makes the perfect side dish for chili, soups, stews, or just as a snack!

Ingredients: cornmeal, gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, honey.

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One-Bowl Triple Apple Cider Spiced Muffins

One-Bowl Triple Apple Cider Spiced Muffins are a super tender, totally healthy, and packed with all the flavors of fall. A gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free recipe.

Ingredients: applesauce, apples, apple cider, eggs, almond flour (or oat flour), coconut oil, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder

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5 stars (7 ratings)

Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

These healthy sweet potato muffins are made with almond flour or oat flour and come together quickly in just one bowl with canned or homemade sweet potato puree.

Ingredients: sweet potato puree, vanilla, pecans, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, almond flour (or oat flour), eggs, oil, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

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Healthy Cranberry Muffins

Perfectly tender, slightly sweet, vanilla-scented, bursting fresh cranberries, and easy to make in just one bowl, Healthy Cranberry Muffins make the perfect side, snack or quick breakfast.

Ingredients: oat flour, cornmeal, oil, applesauce, orange juice, cranberries, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt

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5 stars (4 ratings)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins (One-Bowl!)

These easy, flourless, gluten free pumpkin muffins are made with almond flour or oat flour and come together quickly in just one bowl with canned pumpkin. A healthy treat you'll want to make again and again!

Ingredients: pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond flour or oat flour, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, eggs, coconut oil, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

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Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins (One Bowl!)

Fresh out of the oven, One-Bowl Cornbread Muffins (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) are tender, slightly sweet, and perfect as a side or on their own.

Ingredients: oat flour, cornmeal, oil, eggs, honey, almond milk, baking soda and salt.

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5 stars (20 ratings)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

This delicious, moist, gluten-free pumpkin bread is made with canned pumpkin, oat flour, and plenty of pumpkin spice for a nourishing treat. So easy to make in just one bowl!

Ingredients: pumpkin puree, oat flour, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, oil and salt

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Yes, you can keep the holiday traditions alive with this fabulous maple scented gluten free pumpkin pie! Completely paleo, gluten free, and dairy free, you'll love how delicious this pie is and how it compliments your holiday table.

Ingredients: pumpkin puree, coconut milk, maple syrup, lemon zest, almond flour, arrowroot powder, palm shortening, eggs, water, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, cardamom, salt.

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Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

The perfect dessert to serve a crowd, Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp is brimming with lightly sweet cinnamon-spiked apples and topped with a crunchy, satisfying oat topping. It’s also naturally gluten- and dairy-free, so you can enjoy this comforting dessert more often!

Ingredients: apples, orange juice & zest, lemon juice & zest, maple syrup, cinnamon, oat flour, cinnamon, rolled oats, melted coconut oil and salt

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Healthy Berry Crisp

This is one of my favorite summer desserts! Lightly sweet and bursting with fresh or frozen berries, this healthy berry crisp is made with a maple sweetened oat topping and is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Ingredients: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, lemon juice, maple syrup, rolled oats, oat flour, pecans (optional), cinnamon and salt.

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Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp

Drizzled with a dreamy caramel sauce (that just happens to be refined sugar-free + dairy-free), Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp is simple to prepare and perfect for your holiday table or dessert, any time!

Ingredients: apples, lemon juice, coconut sugar, cinnamon, coconut oil, almond flour, vanilla extract, coconut milk

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Leftovers

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5 stars (10 ratings)

Crockpot Turkey Soup

Made with carrots, celery, onions and potatoes, this comforting crockpot turkey soup is so easy to prepare. The perfect way to stretch leftover turkey meat into extra meals. Also has instructions for stovetop and the Instant Pot!

Ingredients: cooked turkey, chicken stock, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, cream, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt

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40+ Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Casserole

35+ tried and true Gluten Free Thanksgiving recipes you'll love, plus Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole!

Ingredients

For the Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup coconut milk, from a can
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the Topping

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil, plus more for greasing the pan
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • Heat the oven to 350F.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot. Fill the pot with water, so that the sweet potatoes are covered by at least several inches of water. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Simmer, covered, until the potatoes are cooked through and tender when pierced with a knife (about 20-25 minutes).
  • Drain the potatoes, then place back into the pan. Add the coconut milk, apple cider, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  • Add the mashed sweet potatoes to a greased 4-quart baking dish. Set aside.
  • Make the topping by mixing together the coconut oil, shredded coconut, maple syrup, pecans, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the potatoes are bubbling around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Swap the pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) for pecans as a nut-free option.
If you’re not a fan of coconut, use almond meal in its place.
For a slightly lighter, less sweet version, half the amount of topping called for in the recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 (of 12), Calories: 398kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 366mg, Potassium: 694mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 23408IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 142mg, Iron: 2mg
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