40+ Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes
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!
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.
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.
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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
Gluten Free Chex Mix
Ingredients: corn and rice Chex cereal, gluten free pretzels, mixed nuts, butter, seasonings.
Crockpot Taco Dip
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.
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
Ingredients: frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, raw cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mayo or veganaise
Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
Ingredients: chickpeas, pumpkin puree, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt
Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
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
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Salads
Fall Harvest Salad
Ingredients: roasted sweet potatoes & cauliflower, fresh crisp apples, arugula, almonds, avocado, feta and an easy apple cider vinaigrette.
Autumn Meal Prep Lentil Salad
Ingredients: lentils, olive oil, butternut squash, greens, pepitas, and an easy maple Dijon vinaigrette.
Roasted Butternut Squash Harvest Salad
Ingredients: butternut squash, red onion, sweet apples, baby arugula, maple syrup, cinnamon, pepitas, olive oil and a lemony dressing
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast (Easy & Juicy!)
Ingredients: boneless turkey breast, spices, butter, flour/gluten-free four.
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables
Ingredients: whole chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, paprika, garlic, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and salt.
Lemon Herb Roast Chicken
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
Easy Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
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.
Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup
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.
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.
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup (with Canned Pumpkin!)
Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, vegetable stock, canned tomato sauce, cream or coconut milk, onion, garlic, cinnamon and salt.
Easy Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
Ingredients: Green (or brown) lentils, stock, onion, celery, carrot, diced tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, spinach, salt and bay leaves.
One-Pan Autumn Quinoa
Ingredients: quinoa, delicata squash, olive oil, onion, celery, dried cranberries, vegetable stock, sage and salt.
Gluten Free Side Dishes
Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing
Key ingredients: gluten free cornbread, butter, sausage, onions, celery, pecans, dried cranberries, sage.
Slow Cooker Roasted Potatoes
Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil, kosher sat, garlic, fresh herbs, parmesan.
Crock Pot Green Beans
Key ingredients: Green beans, bacon, chicken stock, garlic, smoked paprika, butter.
Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts
Key ingredients: Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: sweet potatoes.
Slow Cooker Collard Greens
Key ingredients: collard greens, chicken stock, ham hock, apple cider vinegar.
Easy Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil and salt.
Slow Cooker Carrots
Ingredients: carrots, butter, lemon zest, maple syrup and salt.
Slow Cooker Cabbage
Ingredients: cabbage, apple cider vinegar, water, salt, bacon (optional), traditional or vegan butter (optional).
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage
Ingredients: red cabbage, onions, apples, water, red wine vinegar, brown or coconut sugar, butter.
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, coconut milk, apple cider, salt, pecans, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, shredded coconut, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Roasted Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients: green beans, shallots, brussels sprouts, olive oil, lemon juice, roasted chopped pecans, cranberries and salt
Breads & Muffins
Gluten Free Cornbread (One Bowl!)
Ingredients: cornmeal, gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, yogurt, milk, butter, honey.
One-Bowl Triple Apple Cider Spiced Muffins
Ingredients: applesauce, apples, apple cider, eggs, almond flour (or oat flour), coconut oil, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder
Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins
Ingredients: sweet potato puree, vanilla, pecans, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, almond flour (or oat flour), eggs, oil, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Healthy Cranberry Muffins
Ingredients: oat flour, cornmeal, oil, applesauce, orange juice, cranberries, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt
Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins (One-Bowl!)
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.
Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins (One Bowl!)
Ingredients: oat flour, cornmeal, oil, eggs, honey, almond milk, baking soda and salt.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Ingredients: pumpkin puree, oat flour, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, oil and salt
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
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.
Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
Ingredients: apples, orange juice & zest, lemon juice & zest, maple syrup, cinnamon, oat flour, cinnamon, rolled oats, melted coconut oil and salt
Healthy Berry Crisp
Ingredients: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, lemon juice, maple syrup, rolled oats, oat flour, pecans (optional), cinnamon and salt.
Salted Caramel Paleo Apple Crisp
Ingredients: apples, lemon juice, coconut sugar, cinnamon, coconut oil, almond flour, vanilla extract, coconut milk
Crockpot Turkey Soup
Ingredients: cooked turkey, chicken stock, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, cream, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt
40+ Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Casserole
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
- ⅔ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 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.