The Best Gluten-Free Food

Giving up gluten doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods; you can enjoy gluten-free versions of classic comfort foods like cake, pizza and fried chicken.
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Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

Dipping the chicken in buttermilk before coating it in a seasoned, gluten-free flour mix ensures that it's moist and super juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

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Gluten-Free White Cake

Slather your favorite jam between the two layers of this moist, tender cake before frosting it all with vanilla buttercream frosting.

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A Bowl of Gluten-Free Oatmeal

Oats themselves are naturally gluten-free. However, since they are usually grown side by side with wheat, transported in the same truck as wheat and manufactured on the same production lines as wheat, oats are often cross-contaminated and thus not gluten-free. The good news is that companies like Bob's Red Mill now sell certified gluten-free oats.

Get the Recipe: A Bowl of Gluten-Free Oatmeal

Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes

This recipe makes two dozen kid-approved, gluten-free cupcakes, but it also makes a lovely two-layer cake.

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The Chewy Gluten-Free

Alton's recipe calls for brown rice flour, cornstarch and tapioca flour in place of the conventional all-purpose variety, as well as delicious semisweet chocolate chips.

Get the Recipe: The Chewy Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese with Kale

A creamy mix of cheddar and goat cheese –– along with a healthy helping of kale –– makes up the delectable topping for this gluten-free macaroni.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

Zucchini Pappardelle with Pesto and Eggplant alla Norma

In place of traditional noodles, Rachael Ray makes "pappardelle" out of ribbons of zucchini and serves them with a classic Italian sauce of eggplant, tomato and ricotta.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini Pappardelle with Pesto and Eggplant alla Norma

Gluten-Free Sweet 'n' Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Tacos

Rachael uses lettuce cups instead of classic taco shells to hold a sweet and hot filling of shrimp that's been sauteed with garlic, ginger and Sriracha.

Get the Recipe: Sweet n' Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Tacos

Poblano Posole

Tomatillos, corn and charred poblano peppers give this Mexican-style soup its enticing flavor and texture. Top the dish with radishes, avocado and scallions.

Get the Recipe: Poblano Posole

Gluten-Free Honey, Nuts-n-Oats Pancakes

Almond flour, almond extract and sliced almonds give these pancakes their nutty flavor.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Honey-Nuts-n-Oats Pancakes

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Those who give up gluten often pine for pizza. There's no need to dream of the gluten-filled days of the past: This is completely gluten-free pizza.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Frangipane Tart

Ground almonds and cocoa powder are the key ingredients in the tart shell, while melted bittersweet chocolate flavors the filling. The finishing touch: dried figs, arranged in a circle.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Frangipane Tart

Gluten-Free Cornbread

This crowd-pleasing favorite can be made using a gluten-free flour blend combined with yellow cornmeal.

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Gluten-Free New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

A combination of gluten-free cookie crumbs and baking mix is the star of these cheesecake-style cupcakes, which are topped with vanilla-cream cheese frosting and some raspberry coulis.

Get the Recipe: New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Sugar Tea Cake

Garbanzo bean flour is the flour of choice for this cinnamon-sugar quick bread, which also includes coconut oil and applesauce.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Teacake

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pistachio Cookies

This is a soft cookie with a crisp edge, filled with the bright taste of pistachios and a little unexpected tartness from dried cherries. These cookies are best the day they are baked. Luckily, you can store the dough in the refrigerator and bake a batch whenever you need some of this warmth.

Get the Recipe: Oatmeal Pistachio Cookies

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

What to do with all that summer zucchini? Make some of this gluten-free zucchini bread, of course. It's spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom –– slightly sweet and super moist.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Gluten-Free Cookies-n-Cream Waffles

These Belgian waffles, made with a homemade gluten-free flour blend, are studded with chocolate chips and (gluten-free) cookie crumbs, then topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Cookies-n-Cream Waffles

Spicy Baked Chickpeas

For an easy party snack, bake chickpeas (which are naturally gluten-free) in a mix of smoky spices until golden and crisp. Serve with your favorite gluten-free beer. 

Get the Recipe: Spicy Baked Chickpeas

Pork and Noodle Stir-Fry

For a wheat-free pasta fix, use rice-based noodles to make a pork and vegetable stir-fry. The recipe calls for plenty of flavor-packed ingredients, including ginger, scallions, garlic and lime.

Get the Recipe: Pork and Noodle Stir-Fry

Chicken with Warm Potato Salad

Plenty of ingredients are naturally gluten-free. This easy dinner — simply cooked chicken breasts served with an arugula, potato and green bean salad — stars just a few of them.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Fall-favorite pumpkin gives this delicious gluten-free loaf its great hue and flavor.

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Spaghetti Squash with Feta

It's a vegetable — and a pasta! Strands of spaghetti squash make a noodle-like base for a simple sauce and some crumbled feta.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Feta

Lamb Shepherd's Pie

With its mashed potato topping, shepherd's pie is easily made gluten-free. The hearty filling includes ground lamb, mushroom, carrot and red wine. 

Get the Recipe: Lamb Shepherd's Pie

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