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21 game-changing gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes

With the holiday's hallmark dressing, pies, breads and flour-thickened gravy, a gluten-free Thanksgiving menu might sound totally impossible, but I’m here to tell you that it isn’t! You don’t even have to give up your traditional Thanksgiving favorites like stuffing, green bean casserole and pie to create a gluten-free menu. Here are 21 recipes that prove that a gluten-free Turkey Day can be a great Turkey Day!

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Stuffing

Whitney Bond

My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been the stuffing. It needs to be light, fluffy and flavorful, which is exactly what you get with gluten-free sweet potato stuffing recipe. The dish also has a delicious combination of sweet (from the gluten-free cornbread and sweet potatoes) and savory (from the sage and thyme) flavors.

Portobello Mushrooms & Brussels Sprout Casserole

Whitney Bond

Switch up the green bean casserole this year for a tasty Brussels sprout casserole, made with an easy homemade cream of mushroom soup prepared with cornstarch instead of flour, to keep it gluten free. This rich and creamy dish will be the hit of Thanksgiving!

Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole

Simple Roots Wellness

Don’t worry, you can still have your green bean casserole and eat it too! This version of a traditional green bean casserole is topped with homemade crispy onions since the typical packaged kind contains flour — and no one should have to live without crispy onion goodness!

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast

Whitney Bond

I like to live by the motto that “everything is better with bacon” and I can tell you that turkey is no exception! While most turkey recipes do not contain gluten, the gravy does. Luckily this bacon-wrapped turkey breast is so moist and flavorful, you don’t even need gravy.

Easy Paleo Gravy

Cook Eat Paleo

If ditching the gravy is simply not an option in your book, try this easy gluten-free and paleo gravy that uses pureed cauliflower instead of flour to thicken the gravy. Cauliflower as a thickener? Total game-changer!

Gluten-Free Rosemary, Sage and Thyme Popovers

Boulder Locavore

If these gluten-free popovers filled with fresh fall herbs aren’t just screaming to be pulled apart and dipped into some of that gravy, I don’t know what is!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Whitney Bond

Creamy, dreamy mashed sweet potatoes are a naturally gluten-free side dish and a must for Thanksgiving! This recipe requires only four ingredients, making it an easy and affordable dish to add to the mix.

Rosemary Infused Potato and Cauliflower Mash

Bowl of Delicious

If you’re looking for a traditional mashed potato dish with a twist, try this recipe, which adds cauliflower and fresh rosemary.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Whitney Bond

Sweet, rich maple syrup is combined with tart apples and savory roasted Brussels sprouts for this delicious recipe that's guaranteed to become a Thanksgiving family favorite. This dish is naturally gluten free, so no need for special ingredients to whip up this scrumptious side!

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar Pecans

Gluten Free with LB

Want your Thanksgiving guests to think you’re totally fancy? Serve them these hasselback sweet potatoes instead of a traditional sweet potato casserole this year and you’ll have them hashtagging #YouFancyHuh in no time!

Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn

Jennifer Lee / Kirbie's Cravings

This slow-cooker creamed corn frees up space in your oven for all of the corn's VISPF’s, AKA, very important sweet potato friends, like hasselback sweet potatoes and sweet potato stuffing.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Spinach and Kale Salad

Whitney Bond

Ditch the croutons and bottled salad dressings for this gluten-free salad that's overflowing with delicious ingredients like chopped dates, nutty quinoa, rosemary roasted butternut squash and salty pistachios. This salad is tossed in an avocado vinaigrette, because every holiday deserves a little creamy avocado goodness!

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Black Rice, Dates and Cashews

Life Is But a Dish

Pomegranate seeds sparkle on top of this shaved Brussels sprout salad, accompanied by black rice, crunchy cashews and an easy three-ingredient lemon-caper dressing.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup

The Creative Bite

Ditch the gluten-filled toasts and croutons this Thanksgiving and top your soup with bacon! In this recipe roasted butternut squash is pureed with apples and goat cheese for a unique and delicious flavor, and as I mentioned before, everything is better with bacon! Life motto, folks!

30-Minute Sweet Potato Soup

Whitney Bond

Raise your hand if you like quick and easy recipes! You too? Then this is the Thanksgiving side dish for you! This 30-minute sweet potato soup is made with rosemary roasted sweet potatoes, vegetable broth and a hint of cream for a smooth, rich and decadent recipe that takes only 10 minutes of active prep time.

Vegan Walnut, Sage and Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms

Blissful Basil

What’s Thanksgiving dinner without a couple of appetizers to get the party started? These stuffed mushrooms are an easy appetizer that’s both gluten free and dairy free!

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

Whitney Bond

In my family, sausage balls are a holiday appetizer must! This recipe is made with a homemade gluten-free biscuit mix and creamy mashed sweet potatoes for the ultimate holiday appetizer.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Skinny Fitalicious

It’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, but how do you make a delicious gluten-free crust? With walnuts and dates, of course!

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cake

Easy GF Recipes

Maybe you want to switch up the pumpkin pie this year, or maybe you want to have two pumpkin desserts at Thanksgiving (don’t worry, I won’t judge!), that’s where this decadent Pumpkin Spice Cake comes in! It’s gluten free and paleo, and the presentation alone will have your mouth watering!

No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan-Date Crust

Oh My Veggies

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that’s both gluten free and dairy free, look no further than this vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe. It has the creamy texture and crunchy crust of a traditional cheesecake, plus a crunchy crust. It’s also no-bake, meaning more space in the oven for stuffing!

Whitney Bond

Cranberry Apple Sangria

Lastly, never forget that wine and rum are naturally gluten free, and should always be served with booze soaked cranberries and apples during the holidays!

Related: More gluten-free Thanksgiving sides

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