31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means the three F's - family, football and, of course, delicious food! - are even closer. The first Thanksgiving dinner after a celiac disease diagnosis or a big diet change, however, can be challenging...which I why I decided to round up some of my favorite gluten free Thanksgiving recipes from around the blogsophere!

Whether you're looking for gluten free sides, paleo Thanksgiving dinner ideas or some delicious holiday vegan desserts, these 31 Thanksgiving recipes will have you drooling. And if your family is like mine and only half of your family is gluten free, these gluten free Thanksgiving recipes will leave everyone full and happy. No gluten, no problem!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving

Keep scrolling to discover which of these 31 gluten free Thanksgiving main dishes, sides and desserts belong on your dinner table this year.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Main Dishes:

1. Savory Paleo Pumpkin Soup - Confessions of An Overworked Mom 

If you've never tried using pumpkin puree in a savory recipe, this paleo pumpkin soup will definitely convert you.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

2. Vegetarian Stuffed Kabocha Squash (Vegan Option) - Fearless Dining

Who says you can't enjoy an epic Thanksgiving feast on a gluten free and vegan diet? This stuffed squash is everything your taste buds dream of...

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

3. The World's Best Turkey Recipe - Living Sweet Moments 

I don't know if this gluten free Thanksgiving turkey recipe really is the best in the world...but there's no denying that it's delicious!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

4. Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf - Strength and Sunshine

Goodbye turkey, hello vegan lentil loaf! Enjoying a vegan Thanksgiving has never been so easy - or delicious.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

5. Carrot and Coriander Soup (Vegan) - Gluten Free With Emily 

If you need a gluten free and vegan soup that's packed with veggies and flavor, look no further than this carrot and coriander soup recipe!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

6. Acorn Squash Stuffed with Pumpkin Seed and Cherry Quinoa Pilaf (Vegan) - E.A. Stewart, The Spicy R.D.

Acorn squash got a delicious upgrade with this quinoa pilaf stuffing. Even non-vegan Thanksgiving dinner guests are bound to be blown away.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

7. Instant Pot Pumpkin Risotto (Vegan) - My Wife Can Cook

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin risotto, and this one is super easy to make thanks to the instant pot.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

8. Curried Acorn Squash Cream Soup with Coconut Milk (Paleo, Vegan) - One Clever Chef

Add creamy squash soup to crunchy roasted acorn squash seeds and you have one deliciously flavorful vegan Thanksgiving dinner!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Sides: 

9. Sweet Potato Pumpkin Fritters (Vegan, Paleo) - Tasting Page

Who knew that your favorite orange fall vegetables could combine into some delicious fritters?!?

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

10. Grain Free Stuffing (or Dressing) - A Clean Bake

Following a paleo diet doesn't mean you have to give up stuffing! No matter what kind of bread you use in this gluten free stuffing recipe, your guests will gobble it up.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

11. Vegan Potato Dauphinoise Gratin - Rhian's Recipes 

I may not know how to pronounce this Thanksgiving side dish, but I would sure know how to dive in.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

12. Green Bean Casserole (Optionally Vegan and Paleo) - Casey the College Celiac 

Who needs fried onions when you can use gluten free bread in your green bean casserole instead?

13. Roasted Squash with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate (Vegan) - Making Healthy Choices

How absolutely GORGEOUS is this roasted squash? This Thanksgiving side almost looks too delicious to eat...but I'd be the first one to accept that challenge.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

14. Mashed Cauliflowers Loaded with Bacon Cheddar Cheese - Savory Tooth

Upgrade your typical mashed potatoes with this mashed cauliflower recipe! And the bacon and cheese toppings will win over even the most intense cauliflower haters.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

15. Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans - The Heritage Cook

Craving a sweet yet savory gluten free Thanksgiving side? Then look no further than this creamy, crunchy sweet potato recipe!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

16. Gluten Free Biscuits - What The Fork Food Blog

I seriously cannot get over how flippin' FLUFFY these biscuits look! Yum!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

17. Delicious Blue Mashed Potatoes - Living Sweet Moments

Mashed potatoes have never been more blue-tiful...

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

18. Blistered Green Beans (Vegan) - Two Healthy Kitchens

You've probably heard the saying, "Less is more." These green beans are proof; this Thanksgiving side only has a couple of ingredients, but it'll still have everyone asking for seconds.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

19. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce (Vegan) - What The Fork Food Blog

You know I'm a big fan of the slow cooker, and it's especially useful when you're oven is full of turkey or other Thanksgiving sides!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

20. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash (Vegan) - Happy Kitchen Rocks

I've been known to eat trays of roasted veggies all on my own...add a creamy avocado sauce, and I'm sold.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

21. The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Vegan Option) - The Rising Spoon

Your traditional sweet potato recipe got a facelift with orange juice, cinnamon and maple syrup.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

22. Harvest Bread "The Best Gluten Free Bread" (Vegan) - Gluten Free With Emily

Craving some gluten free bread with a little crunch? Then you'll love this seed-and-nut-filled harvest bread recipe!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

23. Gluten-Free 5 Minute Gravy (Dairy Free Option) - Gluten-Free Palate

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without gravy! Luckily, this gluten free dressing recipe only calls for four simple ingredients, and you can easily make it vegan.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

24. Stovetop Rainbow Carrots with Carmelized Onions (Vegan) - The Baking Fairy

Add some color to your table with this rainbow-colored Thanksgiving side recipe!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

25. Sauteed Green Beans with Curried Pecans - Deliciously Plated

 Give your green beans a lil' extra kick with the help of pecans cooked in butter, sugar, salt and curry powder.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

26. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole - Mama Knows Gluten Free

By the time you dig into this Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe, you'll already have forgotten that it's free of grains and dairy.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts:

27. Easy Pumpkin Fudge Recipe (Sugar Free, Paleo) - Low Carb Yum

How creamy and decadent does this pumpkin fudge look? I love finding gluten free recipes that are low (or, in this case, have no) sugar, but are packed with flavor!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

28. Vegan Marshmallow Meringue Pumpkin Pie - A Whisk and Two Wands

Gluten free pretzels transform into a pie crust for this unique twist on a vegan pumpkin pie.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

29. Chewy Pumpkin Popcorn Balls (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

Whether you need a sweet snack to hold you over until Thanksgiving dinner or a gluten free dessert to finish off your feast, these pumpkin popocorn balls will do the trick.

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

30. Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cake - Katalyst Health 

If you've never tried a recipe by Kat, your taste buds are totally missing out, and this delicious Thanksgiving dessert is a great place to start!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

31. Paleo Apple Pie with Crumb Topping - A Clean Bake

Who says you can't dive into a flaky, flavorful apple pie while following the paleo diet? Whoever they are, they haven't tried out this grain free Thanksgiving dessert!

31 Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, it's easy to cook the same Thanksgiving sides, main dishes and desserts year after year. One of the hidden blessings of being diagnosed with celiac disease or undergoing a big diet change, though, is that you have extra motivation to try a new Thanksgiving dinner recipe.

And even if you aren't gluten free, these 31 Thanksgiving recipes are bound to leave your guests happy and full. So why not pick one or more of the gluten free recipes from this list and see if you can discover a new family favorite this year?



What is your favorite Thanksgiving dinner recipe? Which of these recipes are calling your name? Tell me in the comments!


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  1. Thanks for putting together this beautiful round up! So many great options. Thanks for including my Roasted Squash with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate. I can't wait to try the Seed and Nut Harvest Bread. It looks and sound amazing!

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  2. So many delicious options here! I've got my eye on a few of them for sure - I'm excited to share them with my family this year! It's always my favorite when they look at me and gasp, " THIS is gluten-free?" ;)

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