This round-up of easy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving recipes includes appetizers, sides, breads, desserts, and vegetarian options perfect for any holiday celebration!
I know traditionally the turkey takes center stage on the holiday table, but for me Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides and dessert situation!
Every year, I look forward to sitting down with my circle and sharing those well-loved 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 gathered all my family’s tried & true favorites for you here in one place.
Featuring the best fall ingredients & classic flavors, so you won’t have miss out on your favorites either!
easy gluten-free thanksgiving recipes
Since spending time together is the best part of the holidays, I like to keep the prep steps as fuss free as possible.
So in this collection, you’ll find dishes that are simple enough to prepare, yet delicious and special enough to grace your holiday table.
I’ve included appetizers like dairy-free spinach artichoke dip and creamy pumpkin hummus for your guests to graze on.
Plus side dishes like my gluten-free cornbread stuffing, which is a great alternative to traditional bread stuffing.
As well as plenty of dessert options too, like gluten-free pumpkin bread, sweet potato pie muffins and salted caramel paleo apple crisp!
mix-and-match to make your own holiday menu
I hope this gives you some holiday dinner inspiration – you can click on each one below to go straight to that section:
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I hope you’ll make these Gluten Free Thanksgiving recipes soon.
If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!
Starters & Appetizers
Ingredients: frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, raw cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mayo or veganaise
Ingredients: chickpeas, pumpkin puree, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt
Ingredients: raw pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flaked coconut, honey, coconut oil, dried chipotle chili powder and salt
Ingredients: canned chickpeas, olive oil (or avocado oil), maple syrup, smoked paprika and salt
Gluten-Free Side Dishes
Ingredients: stale cornbread muffins, onion, celery, apple, olive oil, garlic, fresh sage, vegetable stock and salt
Ingredients: quinoa, delicata squash, olive oil, onion, celery, dried cranberries, vegetable stock, sage and salt.
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, coconut milk, apple cider, salt, pecans, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, shredded coconut, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, tomato sauce, garlic, onion, coconut milk, olive oil, cinnamon, rosemary, sage and salt
Ingredients: green beans, shallots, brussels sprouts, olive oil, lemon juice, roasted chopped pecans, cranberries and salt
Ingredients: lentils, olive oil, butternut squash, greens, pepitas, and an easy maple Dijon vinaigrette.
Gluten-Free Breads & Muffins
Ingredients: applesauce, apples, apple cider, eggs, almond flour (or oat flour), coconut oil, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder
Ingredients: sweet potato puree, vanilla, pecans, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, almond flour (or oat flour), eggs, coconut oil, baking soda, baking powder and salt
Ingredients: chopped apples, applesauce, apple cider, oat flour, cornmeal, maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Ingredients: oat flour, cornmeal, oil, applesauce, orange juice, cranberries, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt
Ingredients: pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond flour, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, eggs, coconut oil, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt
Ingredients: oat flour, cornmeal, coconut oil, eggs, honey, almond milk, baking soda and salt
Ingredients: pumpkin puree, oat flour, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, melted coconut oil and salt
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts
Ingredients: apples, orange juice & zest, lemon juice & zest, maple syrup, cinnamon, oat flour, cinnamon, rolled oats, melted coconut oil and salt
Ingredients: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, lemon juice, maple syrup, rolled oats, oat flour, pecans, cinnamon and salt
Ingredients: apples, lemon juice, coconut sugar, cinnamon, coconut oil, almond flour, vanilla extract, coconut milk
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, and salt
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.
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