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

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!

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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.

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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 recipes for turkey

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.

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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.

Leftover thanksgiving recipe for soupGluten 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

Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing (Vegetarian)

This Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing is the perfect side for your Thanksgiving meal! It’s sweet and savory and 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.

How do you make gluten free dressingGluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

Whether you are looking for a Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing recipe or a Gluten Free Cornbread Dressing recipe, we’re here to help! While technically this isn’t a stuffing, as we don’t advise you to actually stuff it and bake inside of your turkey, we’re from the Northeast so we always call it stuffing, instead of dressing! We worked so hard on our Gluten Free Cornbread recipe that when it came time to prepare for Thanksgiving recipes we knew we wanted the chance to use it again and give you all the choices when it came to stuffing!

We do have a grain-free Easy Gluten-Free Stuffing recipe that we did last year if you are looking for a different recipe if you do tolerate grains, so check that one out too!

Gluten free cornbread dressing

Is cornbread gluten free?

The short answer is no. Most cornbread, or cornbread mixes that you will find in the store have wheat flour in them along with cornmeal. We are so happy with how are Gluten Free Cornbread recipe came out, so we of course recommend you use ours. It is simple to make! If you choose to use a cornbread with wheat in it, you may need to add in a bit more broth than we did. Please see the notes in the recipe for more information on this.

How do you make gluten free cornbread stuffing?

To start you need your cornbread! Our recipe calls for about 6-7 cups of cornbread, or about a batch baked in an 8″ x 8″ pan.

  1. You’ll need to dry out the cornbread out and you can do this in two ways, either crumble it and leave it out on a sheet pan the night before, or you can toast it in your oven.
  2. Cook off your aromatics
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients
  4. Combine with dried cornbread, herbs, dried fruit.
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes!

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Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:50 Total Time 00:55 Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of cornbread (see recipe here), about 6-7 cups (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, or oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, thinly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, picked from the stem
  • 1-½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-½ cups broth (veggie, turkey, or chicken broth), more if needed
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries, soaked in ½ cup warm water

Directions

  1. Bake cornbread, using this recipe, if possible the day before. If using store-bought cornbread or a different homemade recipe please see notes below.
  2. To prepare cornbread: Break apart the cornbread into large crumbles, about ½” pieces, and spread out on a baking sheet. To dry it out, either toast in a 350ºF for 15 minutes, or leave out overnight.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF, if not already on, and grease an oven safe dish at least 8” x 8” big (see note).
  4. Over medium heat, add butter to a skillet and cook onion and celery until beginning to soften, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, sage and thyme and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  6. In a large separate bowl whisk together salt, pepper, eggs and chicken broth. Add drained dried cranberries, toasted cornbread and cooled onion mixture and gently mix until fully combined. Mixture should be slightly moistened. (see notes)
  7. Pour into a the greased dish and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes until the top is lightly toasted.

Recipe Notes

  1. If using store bought cornbread, you’ll want to buy one baked in an 8x8 pan, or about 6-7 cups of cornbread crumbles.
  2. If using store bought cornbread you may need to add more broth. What you'll want to see is that the mixture before going in to the oven is moist. We tested our recipe with our gluten free cornbread, and 1-1/2 cup broth was the perfect amount but if yours feels a little on the dry side before baking feel free to add a 1/2 cup more at a time until the mixture is slightly moist.
  3. We baked this in a deep 8” x 8” dish, but it will also work in slightly larger sized dish as well. Just don't go any smaller than an 8" x 8"!
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