Friday, November 9, 2012

50+ Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes (Vegan, Paleo, Sugar-Free etc.)

Happy November and Happy End-of-Election-Season! No matter who you voted for, I'm sure you're glad the ads will stop! And now we can start thinking about something more fun: Thanksgiving. This will be a paleo Thanksgiving for me, and I have only just begun to think about what I'll be eating. But I wanted to create a menu for all of you who are gluten-free or will have gluten-free guests: paleo, vegan, and everything in between.

What we have here are links to lots of scrumptious looking recipes. All gluten-free, of course! Some are also grain-free, vegan, sugar-free, etc. so I've tried my best to designate them clearly. Of course, if you have any questions, just click on the link and check out the recipe!

I did two more things because I thought it would be helpful for you:
  1. I found links from a variety of blogs and websites so that you could find some new recipe sources.  
  2. I organized the recipes based on number of ingredients. I know how annoying it can be to find a recipe that sounds good but then see it has a gazillion ingredients. So the recipes with fewer ingredients come first! That means if you want something super simple, go for Easy Roasted Turkey. If you want something equally delicious but perhaps more work, go for Cider Brined Roast Turkey. Got it? Okay, get your click on!

And p.s. If you use any of the recipes on this post for Thanksgiving, I would be ever so thankful if you would come back later and leave a comment letting us know what you thought of it. Or if you have a recipe you love that deserves to be on this post, just leave it in the comments as well. That way our readers next year will get some tips before heading into the Thanksgiving season.



Easy Roasted Turkey
Roast Turkey with Onions, Carrots and Potatoes (Dairy-Free)
Apple Butter Glazed Turkey
Cider Brined Roast Turkey

My own personal gravy tip: Make your mashed potatoes first and save the cooking water. Then use some of that water to cook your giblets in (about 1 hour). Once you have a broth from your giblets, add pan drippings from your turkey, and use a combination of sorghum flour and starch (potato, tapioca) to thicken it.
How to Make Gluten-Free Gravy
Paleo Gravy (Grain-Free) 
Dark Pan Gravy (Vegan)
Mushroom Gravy (Vegan)
Caramelized Onion Gravy (Vegan)

Vegan and Vegetarian Main Dishes
Marinated Portabello Caps and Cauliflower-Cashew Mash (Vegan, Raw)
Carrot and Pecan Nutroast (Vegan)
Lasagna (Vegan)
Roasted Veggie Lasagna (Vegetarian - contains eggs and dairy)
Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole (Vegan)

Corn Dog Mini Muffins
Sunflower Seed Pate (Vegan, Raw)
Gingered Clementine and Pomegranate Shrimp
Spinach Balls 
Easy Cheesy Sweet Potato Stuffed Skins (Egg-Free)
Cracked Pepper Whole Grain Crackers (Egg-Free, Nut-Free)
Fig Tapenade with Walnut Crackers (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)
Rosemary Caramel Almond Popcorn (Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Pumpkin Ginger Soup (Dairy-Free)
Autumn Squash Soup (Dairy-Free)
Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup (Vegan)
Creamy Parsnip Soup (Vegan)
Sweet Potato Coconut Soup (Dairy-Free)
Smoky Lentil Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms (Vegan)

Basic Bread Stuffing 
Rosemary and Sage Bread Stuffing (Grain-Free, Nut-Free)
Crunchy Long Grain and Wild Rice Dressing (Vegan Optional, Nut-Free)
Mashed Potato Stuffing
Cornbread Stuffing with Curried Apples and Cranberries (Vegan, Nut-Free)
Apple Sage Stuffing Mushroom Stacks (Vegan, use gf bread)
Acorn Squash Stuffing Muffins (Vegan, Nut-Free, Grain-Free Options)

Sweet Potatoes
Scalloped Sweet Potato Dessert (Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free)
Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Cashew Cream (Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free)
Sweet Potato Puree with Bananas and Buttered Pecans
Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Marshmallows (Dairy-Free)
Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy Mashed Potatoes (Vegan)
Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes (Vegan Optional)
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Seasoned Fingerling Potatoes (Vegan)

Green Beans
Easy Green Bean Casserole
Last-Minute Skillet Green Beans (Vegan)
Green Beans in Morel Cream Sauce
Green Bean Casserole (Vegan, Grain-Free) 

Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Acorn Squash and Brussels Sprouts (Vegan)
Simple Sautéed Brussels Sprouts (Vegan)
Sweet Parsley Glazed Roasted Vegetables (Vegan)
Buttered Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts (Vegan)
Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Salad (Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free)

Perfectly Cookies Onions (Casein-Free)
Creamed Onions (Dairy-Free)
Buttermilk Onion Rings
Creamed Onions and Sage

Other Vegetables
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower (Vegan)
Wilted Dandelion Greens with Onions, Raisins, and Balsamic Vinegar (Vegan)
Pan-Fried Parsnips and Leeks (Vegan)
Crimson Salad with Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds (Vegan)
Beet "Ravioli" with Root Vegetable Filling (Vegan) 
Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad 

Cranberry Sauce (Refined Sugar-Free)
Holiday Cranberry Sauce (Refined Sugar-Free)
Cranberry Clementine Sauce (Sugar-Free)
Fennel Orange Cranberry Sauce

Bread and Biscuits
Baking Powder or Soda Biscuits (Vegan)
Flaky Biscuits (Grain-Free, Yeast-Free)
Pecan and Apple Bread (Grain-Free, Yeast-Free, Dairy-Free)
Crescent Rolls (Yeast-Free)
Pumpkin Quinoa Cornbread (Dairy-Free)
Cranberry Almond Loaf (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Yeast-Free)
French Bread Rolls (Dairy-Free)
Italian Style Flatbread (Vegan, Grain-Free, Yeast-Free)
Artisan Bread (Vegan)
Sweet Potato Buns (Vegan, Yeast-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
Soft Dinner Rolls (Dairy-Free)
Cheese Filled Olive and Onion Bread (Vegan, Yeast-Free)

Pumpkin Spice Latte (Dairy-Free)
Tea Infused Vodka
Kombucha Sangria 
Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider
Cranberry Orange Punch (Refined Sugar-Free)
Reindeer Antlers
Holiday Nog (Vegan, Sugar-Free) 

See the visual board on pinterest.

Click here for the desserts!


Murat said...

Ohhh Great. I liked.



gfe--gluten free easily said...

Wow, what a listing, Iris! I can't wait to share it on my gfe Facebook page! Thanks so much for including a couple of my recipes, too ... MUCH appreciated, my dear. :-) Hoping for a fantastic Thanksgiving for us all!


Sonja @ said...

Thanks for featuring my Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Kristine said...

This is fantastic! I am going to poke around this most excellent list and definitely link to the whole piece sometime next week.

I'm kind of in denial that the holidays are upon up!

Natalie said...

Such a great post, and I appreciate the gravy tip!

Ali the Skinny GF Chef said...

Hi Iris! I love your list and can't wait to try some. Thanks so much for adding my Easy Cheesy Sweet Potato Skins to your list! hugs, Ali

Ali said...

I think I just found my new favorite site! I'm hosting my parents and sister for Thanksgiving and they all have some level of special diet needs. I was feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of hosting people for 10 days who have these special diet needs. Then two days ago we found out that our son has some food allergies: wheat, cow's milk, peanut, corn, soybean. I've been feeling very overwhelmed over it all. I just came across your site, and am so thankful! I feel a little more like this is something I can handle...Thanksgiving and my son's new food needs. Thank you!!

Ricki said...

This is so fabulous, Iris--and thank you so much for linking my recipes! So many I'd like to try.

I know you didn't ask for even more, but I feel I have to mention the Tortiere ("Meat" Pie) on my site, which is by far the most popular Thanksgiving main course on my blog! (That's my year's worth of shameless self-promotion, I promise). ;)

GFGidget said...

Wow! Thank you for the link! <3

Zoe said...

This is a great list, Iris! Thanks for including one of my recipes. :) Happy Thanksgiving!


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