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This collection of gluten-free recipes will make your Thanksgiving table shine. From traditional classics to creative creations, everything you need for a delicious GF Thanksgiving is right here. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Swanson, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter


13 Recipes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Wheat-free recipes for your Thanksgiving table

It’s T-4 days until Thanksgiving and many of you are starting or already deep into your turkey day meal planning. Just because you live a wheat-free lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the traditional favorites so we’ve put together a collection of half-classic, half-unique recipes from some of our favorite bloggers for a delicious and special gluten-free Thanksgiving.

Starters / Salads

  1. Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad with Fresh Cranberry Vinaigrette: This beautiful salad is the perfect start to your meal with contrasting flavors and textures. We especially love the use of fresh cranberries in the vinaigrette! (Recipe and photo: Kitchen Confidante)
  2. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese Salad: Butternut squash gets addictively sweet when roasted with honey and is complemented by the sharp bite of blue cheese. (Recipe and photo: Naturally Ella)

The Main Dish

  1. Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter and Shallots: Sometimes nothing beats the classics. Turkey is rubbed down with a herb-filled butter then roasted alongside shallots until golden and crispy. (Recipe and photo: Cookin’ Canuck)
  2. Bacon & Herb Roasted Turkey Breast: Roasting a turkey breast is a great alternative for a smaller gathering when a whole turkey is just too much. And, well, bacon makes everything better. (Recipe and photo: Jelly Toast) 


  1. Garlicky Green Bean Almondine: Toasted almonds give a delicious, nutty crunch to simply prepared green beans. (Recipe & photo: Simply Scratch)
  2. Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa: This one is kind of hard to resist and a dish that the kids will love. When warm quinoa is mixed with a good cheddar cheese, it makes for a  deliciously creamy side dish. (Recipe and photo: Closet Cooking)
  3. Quinoa Stuffing with Apple, Sweet Potato, and Hazelnuts: Pretty much a party in your mouth. Roasted apples and a pinch of cinnamon are combined with sweet potatoes, nutty hazelnuts, and quinoa for a no-bread stuffing. (Recipe and photo: Family Fresh Cooking)
  4. Gluten-Free Mushroom Stuffing: This traditional-style stuffing is earthy from the mushrooms and, if you cook it as suggested in muffin tins, everyone gets some of the crispy edges! (Recipe and photo: Tasty Yummies
  5. Potato and Fennel Gratin: Rich, decadent, and creamy, fennel adds a unique twist to a traditional potato gratin. Use gluten-free breadcrumbs for a crunchy topping. (Recipe and photo: Herbivoracious)


  1. Persimmon Cranberry Sauce: Persimmons are at their peak right now and provide a subtle sweetness to this elegant variation on plain old cranberry sauce. (Recipe and photo: Deliciously Organic)

Breads & Bread-Like Things

  1. Sweet Corn Cheddar Spoonbread: If quiche, cornbread, and souffle had a baby, this would be it. Fluffy, creamy, and decadent, this one is naturally gluten-free. (Recipe and photo: The Bojon Gourmet)
  2. Cream Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits: Flaky and tender, these biscuits are best served warm with a pad of butter and a drizzle of honey. (Recipe and photo: Gluten Free on a Shoestring)
  3. Gluten Free Soft Dinner Rolls: Getting the right texture of an old-fashioned fluffy, golden dinner roll can be really hard when baking gluten-free. Luckily, Carol has done the hard work for us. (Recipe and photo: Simply Gluten-Free)


Check out our collection of 9 Gluten-Free Pie Recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth!


What are you making for Thanksgiving?

Do you have any clever substitutions to make traditional Thanksgiving recipes gluten-free?

  • Alanna Taylor-Tobin

    These recipes all look amazing – I want to try them all! Thanks for including my spoonbread. : )

  • Marla Meridith

    Such a great GF round up for the holidays! Thanks for linking to my quinoa stuffing :)