It’s almost Turkey Day so I’ve compiled a roundup of your favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes from here and around the web! This is the ultimate gluten-free Thanksgiving menu with traditional recipes for every course, all gluten-free!
The Easiest Way to Make Turkey
When it comes to Thanksgiving, it all starts with the turkey! This may surprising, but you don’t have to roast a whole turkey on Thanksgiving! [Gasp!] Roast it in parts, such as turkey breasts, legs, and thighs!
Separate turkey pieces are much easier to handle and roast without overcooking (no more dry turkey!), plus they don’t take up as much room in the fridge. This method is especially great for smaller gatherings because you can cook as much or as little as you need.
For maximum flavor, season the turkey at least a day ahead, using a dry or wet brine method. I prefer a dry brine because it is a lot less mess. Don’t skip this part because it really does make a big difference!
This method from The Kitchn has been a go-to reference of mine for years!
Must-have Vegetable Sides
Mashed Potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving! If you haven’t, you should try to cook them in the Instant Pot! It’s a total game-changer! Making mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot creates much less mess and you can keep them warm right in the pot for as long as you need!
You can’t have mashed potatoes without gravy! This gluten-free gravy is super easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! You’ll never buy that gravy packet again!
Sweet potato casserole is a family favorite and is always on the Thanksgiving menu. Make it with this pecan streusel topping or swap it with marshmallows instead.
Green Bean Casserole is very popular at thanksgiving! Here’s a gluten-free version of the typically gluten-laden dish!
Do you like Brussels sprouts? Roasting them brings out such great flavor and you can never go wrong by adding bacon!
Corn Casserole is a classic side dish. It’s like cornbread but softer and filled with actual corn. It’s a cross between cornbread and bread pudding!
This Thanksgiving Slaw isn’t the most traditional side but that’s what makes it great! It’s crisp, light, and refreshing next to all the heavy sides!
Don’t forget the cranberry sauce! Ditch the can and make this one instead!
You can’t have a proper Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing or dressing! Make gluten-free stuffing using your favorite gluten-free bread… it makes all the difference! The secret to non-mushy stuffing is toasting the bread cubes first!
Below are two traditional stuffing recipes, one with bread the other with cornbread, both gluten-free!
Every nice dinner needs a good roll! Try these gluten-free yeast rolls that are actually light and fluffy!
These gluten-free crescent rolls would also be a fun addition to the dinner table, plus they’re easy to make!
The Best Part… Desserts!
Make any type of pie with this easy no-fail pie crust!
When you think of Thanksgiving, is your first thought pumpkin pie? If so, here is a traditional pumpkin pie recipe, made gluten-free.
Lot’s of folks love pecan pie on Thanksgiving as well! This pecan pie is made without corn syrup or refined sugar!
Now, for a fun mash-up, check out this Pumpkin Pecan Pie! It’s is the best of both worlds!
Having trouble finding pumpkin this year? Here is an easy recipe for homemade pumpkin puree!
With all this talk about pumpkin, don’t forget about another pie favorite, Apple Pie!
If you’re not a huge pie fan, how about festive mini cheesecakes?! They are so cute, sure to be a delight!
Or make some pumpkin bars, everyone loves these!
If You’re Still Hungry, There are Appetizers
When it comes to holiday munching, a big ‘ole batch of Chex Mix never disappoints! This recipe makes a BIG batch because it uses the whole box of cereal!
A veggie tray with homemade ranch is always a welcome sight! Kids and adults alike love all the fresh veggies! This homemade ranch is packed with fresh herbs and is so much better than the store-bought versions!
When it comes to dips, artichoke dip is where it’s at! It’s gooey and cheesy and perfect for dipping tortilla chips!
Taco dip is another classic dip! For the best taco dip, use freshly grated cheese! Swap the other toppings with diced bell peppers, green onion, and tomato for a different spin!
The classic spinach dip recipe is a tricky one because it’s traditionally made with a packet that is not gluten-free. Check out this gluten-free version made without the seasoning packets!
Fun Thanksgiving Drinks
I always think it’s fun to have a holiday-themed drink. These pumpkin and apple inspired drinks are perfect for Thanksgiving! These first two are for adults only.
These two drinks are non-alcoholic, fun for all!
There you have it, the ultimate in gluten-free Thanksgiving menus! Everything you need from turkey to dessert and everything in between. Whether you’re having a large gathering or a small intimate dinner, you can pick and choose your favorite recipes and make the best meal!
Did I miss your favorite Thanksgiving dish? What would you add? Let me know down in the comments and I will find a gluten-free alternative for you! Happy Thanksgiving!