Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means it’s time to start planning! We’ve got a great list of our best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes starting with brunch and ending with dessert. These healthy but super delicious recipes will be loved by all!
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes
We’ve compiled a list of our BEST recipes for Thanskging. Some are traditional (like roasting a turkey) while others are just plain delicious (I’m looking at you Ultimate Mushrooms). Scroll through to see our favorite LCK Thanksgiving Recipes that everyone is going to love!
Thanksgiving Brunch Recipes
If you are hosting family from out of town for the holiday, sometimes it isn’t just the big meal you have to think about. However, not everyone has the (space) or time to create a massive brunch. We’ve compiled a list of some easy breakfast recipes to feed a crowd!
Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast Bake This Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast is made up of Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries and comes together in a pinch and made using only ONE PAN. It’s a great one pan breakfast bake that is perfect for a brunch to feed a crowd with little to no mess!
Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats This Orange Cranberry Overnight Oats recipe is the best make-ahead breakfast, and you can make a big batch of it, if you need. It’s creamy (without any dairy) and bursting with seasonal orange, cranberry and pecan flavor. It’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups These healthy baked egg cups make the perfect breakfast meal prep. Make the night before, and heat up as needed throughout the morning.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake This oatmeal bake is a perfect make-ahead breakfast to feed a brunch crowd, and it’s easy to make. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free and made without any refined sugars. Keep it all about the pumpkin flavor as-is, or add in chocolate chips, nuts or dried cranberries for a twist.
Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast Try this non-recipe recipe for an easy breakfast idea! It’s an easy way to to get a quick breakfast on the table that is full of protein and fiber and tastes SO GOOD.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes for Side Dishes
Side dishes are for some the BEST part about a Thanksgiving dinner, and we’ve got quite the list for you!
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce: This recipe is made right in the slow cooker which means hands-off cooking so you can focus on other aspects of your holiday meal! It contains no refined sugars and is bound to be a new family favorite!
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole: This classic casserole makes the absolute perfect side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner or at your December holiday party. Do you want to know the best part? It’s lighter than your typical sweet potato casserole and free of refined sugar! Plus it’s easy to make-ahead of time and the perfect side to bring along
Easy Gluten-Free Cornbread This sweet, moist and tender cornbread is super simple to put together! This cornbread is, of course, gluten-free and also with some easy swaps can be made dairy-free as well!
Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing This sweet and savory stuffing is packed with herbs and cranberries and the best gluten-free cornbread! This vegetarian stuffing is easy to prepare and will definitely be a winner on your holiday table.
Classic Mashed Potatoes These Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes taste just like the classic version. They are everything you want in that comforting and warm side dish, but lightened up to include chicken broth and olive oil. They’re soft and creamy and a cinch to make. Plus they’re Whole30, paleo, and vegan friendly.
Honey Glazed Carrots These are the perfect fuss-free side dish. They’re cooked in one pan and result in the most tender, slightly sweet glazed carrots. They are so good they are borderline addictive and both kids and adults will love them! They’re paleo friendly and easily made dairy-free.
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon These addictive brussels sir outs with bacon and maple syrup is sure to make this side dish a fan favorite for everybody! This paleo-friendly recipe is sweet and savory and definitely going to be in your winter meal plan rotation!
Healthy Creamed Spinach (Made Without Cream!) This Creamed Spinach is a lightened up version of your favorite holiday classic and is made without cream for the perfect healthy and veggie-packed side for Thanksgiving! Creamy, flavorful and so simple to make!
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes Using only three-ingredients, these Roasted Sweet Potato Home Fries make for the perfect combination of cinnamon + sweet potatoes yet. So simple, yet so full of flavor!
Easy Pumpkin Soup This soup is creamy, flavorful, smooth, and garnished just right with Chili Garlic Oil and roasted pumpkin seeds! It’s perfect for the fall season, and for any holiday gathering! This soup comes together quickly and is paleo-friendly!
Gluten Free Biscuits: These light and fluffy biscuits come together quickly and are made using a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. They can be made in under 30 minutes, and are perfect on their own or in any recipe that require biscuits!
Gluten-Free Stuffing On the lookout for the best gluten free stuffing to add to your Thanksgiving table? We have got you covered! This Easy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing is packed with fresh herbs, hearty, easy & delicious!
Green Bean Casserole This lightened up, healthier version of a Green Bean Casserole is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s dairy-free, made without any soup mix, and EASY to make.
Scalloped Potatoes Creamy with just the right amount of cheese, lightened up, and baked to perfection, this au gratin scalloped potato recipe will be a favorite.
Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing This salad is packed with chopped kale, roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans and topped with a super easy & delicious Maple Balsamic Dressing.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Main Dishes
Let’s get down to it with nitty gritty of Thanksgiving: the main course! We’ve got a few options ranging from the classic turkey, to the vegetarian main, or even an additional protein alternative to turkey!
How to Roast a Turkey: If you’ve never roasted a turkey before, this for a Citrus Herb Turkey explains it all!
Kale and Sweet Potato Stuffed Turkey Breast: This is perfect for a dinner party or small Thanksgiving feast. A boneless turkey breast is stuffed with quick caramelized onions, kale, sweet potato and herbs, then baked in the oven in just about an hour. Double the recipe to feed a crowd! It’s also gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Turkey Roast with Pear Chutney: This turkey breast roast is perfect for smaller holiday gatherings and was a staple at my family holiday dinners!
Creamy Pumpkin Casserole This dairy-free casserole is healthy and delicious, made with spaghetti squash, pumpkin, spinach, and chicken and is topped with a delicious sauce and baked to perfection. It’s Paleo and Whole30, too.
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: Looking for a great vegetarian main that doesn’t involve tofu? This is it! All the classic flavors of spinach and artichoke dip made healthy and stuffed into a low-carb and nutrient-rich spaghetti squash! You can optionally add-in chicken to make it heartier, or leave it as a vegetarian main dish. Make it dairy-free using cashew cream, or not.
Maple Glazed Ham: Looking for a turkey alternative, or an extra protein to pair with the turkey for a large crowd? This sweet and salty Maple Glazed Hame would be perfect.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Classic Apple Pie This classic pie has a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the best gluten-free crust.
Pecan Pie: This Pecan Pie made in a tart pan is absolutely stunning, yet simple to put together. And the best part? It’s made without any refined sugar or corn syrup!
Nut-Free Pumpkin Pie This Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie is smooth and creamy (without any cream) with just the right note of spice. It’s made using our nut-free and gluten-free crust that is so simple to put together!
Grain-free Cranberry Apple Crisp This healthy apple crisp is made without oats, with a pop of color and tartness thanks to added cranberries and is sweetened just right!
S’mores Pie: Made with a rich chocolate pudding-like filling, made totally gluten-free using my homemade graham crackers or gluten-free graham crackers, and is topped with good quality marshmallows for the ultimate Summer dessert you can feel good about serving!
Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples These easy-to-make “baked” apples have just the right amount of sweet, they swarm your home with the most delicious fall scent, and they are super EASY to throw together.
How to Make Creme Brûlée (Dairy-Free) This dairy-free and refined-sugar free version is just as decadent as the classic version but lightened up with a secret healthy ingredient! It’s perfectly sweetened with a blend of honey and maple sugar and despite it feeling fancy it is really easy to make.
Apple Galette This is similar to an apple pie with a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apple, but easier to put together! It’s the perfect dessert to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to celebrate the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes for Leftovers
Have a lot leftover? Repurpose that food to create meals to feed yourself over the weekend!
Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash This delicious stuffed squash is loaded with cranberry relish, stuffing, turkey, and all your veggies; and it is SO good.
Turkey Wild Rice Soup This recipe is the perfect lunch or dinner to whip up after a great Thanksgiving meal. This easy to prepare soup is full of veggies, it’s warm and hearty and so delicious!
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich Looking for a way to use leftovers this Thanksgiving?! This Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich is made with my go-to paleo-friendly sandwich bread and is seriously one of my favorite things to make over Thanksgiving! Turkey, cranberry sauce, roasted veggies… need I say more?!
Feel Good Veggie Soup Go ahead and make this soup with added turkey!
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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with candied pecans makes the absolute perfect side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner or at your December holiday party. Do you want to know the best part? It’s lighter than your typical sweet potato casserole and free of refined sugar! Plus it’s easy to make-ahead of time and the perfect side to bring along to a potluck style dinner. Made in partnership with my friends at Ello Products.
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole is an absolute favorite for many on Thanksgiving! If you haven’t had it before it is a layer of creamy cinnamon laced sweet potatoes topped with either a crumble, marshmallows or in our case, candied pecans. This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole has all the flavor of the original but lightened up using unrefined sugar. I also love how simple this casserole is to prepare ahead of time and bring with you on-the-go to a potluck friendsgiving.
Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients
- Sweet Potatoes
- Maple syrup or Honey
- Butter (or Ghee or Coconut oil)
- Sea Salt
- Golden Raisins (optional)
Why we Love Ello Bakeware for Making this Dish
To make this extra portable I love baking this in Ello DuraGlass Bakeware Containers. For this recipe we’re using the 8×8 baking dish. These durable glass baking dishes are perfect for both cooking at home and bringing food along to cook on the go. What makes this line of bakeware special is that they come with a protective silicone sleeve that doubles as a trivet so a dish can go from the freezer or refrigerator, to the oven and then right to the table.
That makes these Ello DuraGlass Bakeware with matching lids perfect for holiday baking, especially for make-ahead and on-the-go dishes. Each container is perfectly portable and pretty cute too so it works as both bakeware and a serving dish.
I love using glass both for baking and for storage because it’s free of harmful chemicals, can be heated in the oven, and is (top-rack) dishwasher safe. Plus the crystal clear Tritan lid and colorful silicone sleeve let’s me easily see what is in the containers so I can keep my refrigerator more organized. This is especially helpful during the busy holiday season when there is a lot of food being cooked and prepared ahead of time.
A Perfect Make Ahead Dish
Casseroles are a perfect make-ahead dish. This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole can be prepared ahead two ways:
- You can assemble, but not bake this dish. This is a good option if you are traveling with this dish, but want to eat it freshly baked. Prepare your casserole up until step 7, which is the actual baking time. Let the dish cool completely and then cover with your lid and store until ready to bake.
- You can fully bake this dish and reheat. This entire dish can be prepared fully, cooled completely and then stored in the refrigerator, for up to 1 day, until ready to serve. Reheat the dish in a warm oven until heated through, and the pecans are crispy again.
Looking for other Thanksgiving inspiration? Check out these recipes:
- Kale and Sweet Potato Stuffed Turkey Breast
- Grain-Free Apple Cranberry Crisp
- How to Roast a Thanksgiving Turkey (with Herbs and Citrus)
- Easy Gluten-Free Gravy
- Easy Gluten-Free Stuffing for Thanksgiving
- Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Love sweet potatoes? Check out these recipes:
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Mustard
- How to Make Sweet Potato Toast
- Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans
This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with candied pecans makes the absolute perfect side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner or at your December holiday party. Do you want to know the best part? It's lighter than your typical sweet potato casserole and free of refined sugar!
- 3 large (3 lbs) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 3 tablespoon grass-fed butter (or ghee or coconut oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
For Quick Candied Pecans
- Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large pot place cubed sweet potatoes and cover with water. Cover and let boil for 15 minutes or until fork-tender.
- Meanwhile, make quick candied pecans: Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add 1 cup pecans. Toast until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Carefully add maple syrup and mix to coat all pecans. Once the maple syrup is boiling, remove from heat, and spread on the baking sheet to cool.
- Drain potatoes and return back to the pot. To the sweet potatoes add maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg vanilla and salt mash together until mostly smooth. If adding raisins, add in now. Alternatively you could pulse this in a food processor or high-speed blender if you want an ultra smooth filling.
- Scoop the mashed sweet potato into your Baking dish and smooth over the top.
- Garnish the sweet potato casserole with the pecans.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes and serve warm.
Want to make this dish ahead of time to bring? You have two options!
Make Ahead Instructions:
You can make this dish up until the point of baking. Let it cool completely before covering with the Ello Storage Lid and store for up to 1 day until ready to bake. Or you can fully bake this dish, cool completely, cover and store for up to 1 day and reheat when ready to serve.
This post is sponsored by Ello Products. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
Savor the last long weekend of the Summer with these gluten free and paleo healthy labor day recipes to make at home or bring with you on-the-go!
Healthy Labor Day Recipes
Labor Day Weekend is bittersweet! It’s the last long weekend of the Summer where everyone gets a chance to soak in the last of the sun with final beach days, BBQ’s, and the chance to make all of those summer recipes you’ve been pinning and saving. I’ve rounded up some favorite appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, and treats to satisfy every person at your home this weekend with these healthy labor day recipes!
Labor Day Appetizers
These late summer appetizers are perfect to make at home or to share!
- Roasted Eggplant Dip
- Spring Rolls
- Melon Salad with Prosciutto
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip
- Tropical Shrimp Ceviche
- Chopped Antipasto Salad with Chicken
- Moroccan Eggplant with Chermoula Sauce
- Healthy Eggplant Parm Bites
- Homemade Guacamole
- 7 Layer Taco Dip
- 5-Minute Ají (Colombian-Style Salsa)
Labor Day Pasta Salads and Sides
Sometimes the salads are the BEST part of a BBQ
- Classic Macaroni Salad
- Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
- Taco Salad
- Crunchy Chicken Slaw
- Spiralized Chipotle Slaw
- Israeli Salad
- Avocado and Corn Salsa
- Easy Gluten Free Cornbread
Labor Day Cocktails
Make them as cocktails or mocktails!
- Naturally Sweetened Mint Mojito
- The BEST Margarita Ever!
- Aperol Spritz
- Lightened Up Piña Coladas
- Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails
- Strawberry Lemonade with Mint
Labor Day BBQ Ideas
Get that grill lit up, because we need to fire up the end of summer!
- Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde
- Garlic and Lime Marinated Flank Steak
- Strawberry and Mango Salsa Chicken
- Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Vinaigrette
- Loaded Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce
- Moroccan Chicken Burgers
- Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers
- Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad
- Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi
- Dry-Rub Grilled Wings
- Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers
- Bruschetta Chicken
- Tomato Jalapeño Salmon Burgers
- Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp
- Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Labor Day Desserts
A sweet finish to the end of summer!
- S’mores Pie
- Gluten Free Blueberry Pie
- Gluten Free Apple Pie
- Gluten Free Lemon Bars
- Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake (with dairy free whipped cream)
- Raspberry Peach Crumble
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- Berry Cobbler
- Chia Honey Lime Fruit Salad
Healthy Labor Day Recipes (Paleo & Gluten-Free)
This lightened up, healthier version of a Green Bean Casserole is sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday season! It’s dairy-free, made without any soup mix, and EASY to make. It’s a fabulous and hearty holiday side dish topped with the most perfect crispy fried onions!
Healthier Green Bean Casserole (Dairy-Free)
I didn’t grow up with a green bean casserole during the holidays and now that I’ve had it (and a version that is cleaned up), I will absolutely be making it year after year!
This side dish is:
- Creamy, without any of the cream!
- Flavorful with aromatic veggies and herbs.
- Tender, cooked just right green beans in bite-size pieces.
- Topped with perfect crispy fried onions (no white flour here!)
How do you make french fried onions healthier?
- Use avocado oil instead of canola oil
- Use arrowroot flour instead of white flour
Try these other Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes:
- Cranberry Relish
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Gluten-Free Stuffing
- Roasted Veggies
- Cranberry Walnut Roasted Acorn Squash
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Green Bean Casserole
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or oil of choice for dairy-free
- 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into pieces
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1 onion, sliced thin
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon coconut aminos
- 1/2 cup cashew cream
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
- Optional: 4 strips bacon, cooked crispy and broken into pieces
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 °F. Grease a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
- In a small skillet, heat avocado oil until hot. While waiting for the oil to heat up, whisk the egg and arrowroot together in a medium mixing bowl. Working in batches, dip the onion into the egg/arrowroot mixture and then place into the hot oil. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until a dark brown. Set aside on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil in an 8-quart saucepan. Add the green beans and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately plunge the beans into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside.*See notes for recipe steps if you would rather roast the green beans.
- Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to give up some of their liquid, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion, garlic and coconut aminos and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cashew cream and mix well. Add the broth and simmer for 1 minute. Decrease the heat to medium-low and add salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Cook over low heat until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, approximately 6 to 8 minutes.
- Season green beans with salt and pepper. Add green beans to skillet with the sauce and mix until the green beans are well covered. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. *do not salt the green beans if you roasted them.
- Pour the green beans and sauce into the 9 x 9 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with crispy shallot and bacon. Bake for an addition 15-20 minutes, or until green beans are tender and bubbly.
- Serve warm!
*Cashew Cream: Soak 1/2 cup cashews in 2 cups of water for 4-6 hours or overnight. Drain soaked cashews and rinse well. Place in a high-speed blender with 1/2 cup water. Blend until creamy and thick. Add 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
**Roast the green beans instead of boiling them:
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 °F. Lay the green beans on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Season with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil, or oil of choice. Toss well.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
- While green beans bake make the sauce and the crispy onions in steps 2 and 4. Add the roasted green beans to the sauce, toss well and place in a 9 x 9 baking dish.
- Top with crispy onion and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly!
Green Bean Casserole (Healthier & Dairy-Free)
These Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits come together quickly and are made using a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. They can be made in under 30 minutes, and are perfect on their own served with a meal or as a dessert. We’ve included options to make them either sweet or savory.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits
These Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits are a classic recipe here at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen since around 2014! We love them because they can be made as a sweet version, that is more like a scone, or a savory version that is perfect for serving with dinner. They are also equally great as a shortcake, a cobbler, or on top of a soup. Did we mention they are easy to make, too?
Here is what you need to make them:
- Almond Flour
- Tapioca Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Baking Powder
- Cinnamon (omit for savory)
- Fine Sea Salt
- Pumpkin Puree
- Honey (omit for savory)
How to Make These Pumpkin Biscuits
- Whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Rub the butter into the dry mix until it is completely combined.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the pumpkin, honey and egg and add it to the flour mixture.
- Drop biscuits on a sheet tray and bake!
Savory or Sweet
Follow the recipe as written to make this sweet. To make them savory, omit the cinnamon and honey and follow the rest of the ingredients and directions.
If you like this gluten free baking recipe, check out these others:
- Gluten Free Biscuits
- The BEST Paleo Bread (5-Ingredients and One Bowl)
- How to Make a Gluten-Free Pie Crust
- The Best Gluten Free Pizza Crust
If you like this pumpkin recipe, check out these others:
- Cranberry Pumpkin Crumble Muffins
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
- Sea Salt Chocolate Pumpkin Cups