Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

A gluten-free feast is a lot more fun than you might think — find pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, killer side dishes and more in this ultimate Thanksgiving roundup.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

With as many as one in three people avoiding gluten, it’s more than likely that one of them will end up at your Thanksgiving table. Luckily, this special diet is relatively easy to accommodate. Lots of classic turkey day dishes are naturally gluten-free, while many more are easily made to fill the bill with just a few simple modifications that remove the gluten without sacrificing character or flavor — now, that’s something everyone can be thankful for!

Gluten-Free Green Bean-Mushroom Casserole

This classic Thanksgiving casserole is usually a no-no for gluten-free diets, thanks to the flour and french-fried onions it contains — but our homemade version is completely wheat-free (and completely delicious, too!).

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Green Bean-Mushroom Casserole with Panko-Style Fried Onion Rings

Classic Gluten-Free Stuffing

Store-bought gluten-free bread combines with classic stuffing ingredients like celery and herbs for an authentic-tasting stuffing recipe that doesn't disappoint.

Get the Recipe: Classic Gluten-Free Stuffing

Acorn Squash Soup

Hearty acorn squash soup, perfect for chilly autumn evenings, is enriched with cream and Parmesan cheese.

Get the Recipe: Acorn Squash Soup

Cheese-Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto

These bite-sized appetizers make an amazing gluten-free snack. Sweet dates and salty prosciutto complement each other so perfectly you won't even miss the crackers or bread.

Get the Recipe: Cheese-Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto

Mashed Potatoes

A big bowl of warm, creamy mashed potatoes is just as important to a Thanksgiving spread as the turkey! Luckily, this classic dish is naturally gluten-free.

Get the Recipe: Mashed Potatoes

Lemon-Maple Squash

Coat thick wedges of butternut squash with maple syrup and lemon, then roast them for a simple-yet-stunning side dish. A sprinkle of red-pepper flakes adds an extra kick!

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Maple Squash

Spice-Roasted Cauliflower and Jerusalem Artichokes

This combo of spiced cauliflower and Jerusalem artichokes might feel unexpected as part of a Thanksgiving spread, but its golden flavors and hearty texture will make it a yearly staple.

Get the Recipe: Spice-Roasted Cauliflower and Jerusalem Artichokes

Spaghetti Squash with Feta

Wow your gluten-free guests with a dish of hearty "noodles" that are naturally wheat-free. Spaghetti squash's sweet autumnal flavor is perfectly punctuated by the briny cheese topping. 

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Feta

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This super-simple side of roasted sprouts is always welcome at any feast. Just cut the veggies in half, season well, and let them caramelize in the oven. 

Get the Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Potato Casserole

Cinnamon, nutmeg and pecans make a brilliant accompaniment to sweet potatoes — and these vitamin-packed spuds are naturally gluten-free. 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

Roasted Acorn Squash and Portobello Mushroom Salad

Bitter greens and tart apples balance the sweetness of roasted acorn squash. Served with meaty mushrooms and a sprinkling of crunchy pumpkin seeds, this gluten-free salad also doubles as a vegetarian main.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Acorn Squash and Portobello Mushroom Salad with Radicchio, Apples and Pumpkin Seeds

Grandma Moore's Creamed Corn

Simplicity is the name of the game in this delicious two-ingredient dish — yet the flavors that result are decidedly complex.

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Roasted Potato Leek Soup

In this elegant appetizer, Ina Garten adds depth to the veggies by roasting them before pureeing. Creme fraiche contributes a pleasant tang, while crisp-fried shallots add texture.

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Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Giada De Laurentiis coaxes the sweetness out of hearty root vegetables by roasting them with classic Italian seasonings. For the best results, she actually prefers to use dried herbs in this dish.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Goat Cheese with Fresh Dill

For an easy, make-ahead appetizer that everyone loves, roll logs of chevre in chopped herbs. Serve with gluten-free crackers for a great pre-dinner snack.

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Ina's Sauteed Carrots

Ina finishes her simple cooked carrots with a knob of butter and a sprinkle of fresh dill.

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Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

Your Thanksgiving spread wouldn't feel complete without green beans. Instead of a traditional gluten-laden casserole, try this lighter take instead.

Get the Recipe: Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

Gluten-Free Cornbread

Substitute this homemade gluten-free cornbread in your favorite stuffing recipe and see if your guests notice the difference (they won't!).

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Alton's Good Eats Roast Turkey

What more can we possibly say about this top-rated turkey? Whether or not you have a gluten-free diet, this is the only recipe you'll need for a perfect Thanksgiving showpiece. 

Get the Recipe: Good Eats Roast Turkey

Perfect Roast Turkey

For an extra-juicy bird, Ina stuffs the breasts with homemade compound butter flavored with fresh thyme and lemon zest. 

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Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

For smaller gatherings, try roasting a juicy turkey breast instead of the whole bird. Ina's recipe, seasoned with fresh herbs, is always a winner!

Get the Recipe: Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Gluten-Free Gravy

When making gravy, those abstaining from gluten must come up with creative substitutions. But, as our Food Network chefs can attest, there are many easy ways to achieve flour-free thickening, including arrowroot or cornstarch, pureed vegetables or rice — or a spoonful of mashed potatoes (genius!). 

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

Even the strictest Thanksgiving purists will love this wheat-free take on classic pecan pie. A special crust made with rice and tapioca flours saves the day by creating a light-textured pastry.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs

Bid farewell to the heavy, leaden gluten-free desserts of holidays past with these seasonal cream puffs. They're as light and airy as classic pate a choux pastries but without a speck of wheat!

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs

Gluten-Free Pie Dough

By mixing potato starch with a combination of alternative-grain flours, you can easily make a light, golden, gluten-free pie crust. Substitute it in your favorite pumpkin-pie recipe with fantastic results.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Pie Dough

Gluten-Free Pear-Cranberry Crumb Cake

A streusel topping of coconut sugar, chocolate and pecans adds crunch to the tender cake studded with fresh cranberries and pears.

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Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

No special flours are needed to pull off this naturally gluten-free dessert — just glaze fresh apples with a mixture of brown sugar, rum and spices. A cinnamon-stick "stem" adds a touch of whimsy and a heavenly aroma.

Get the Recipe: Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

Gluten-Free Pear and Almond Cake

This gluten- and dairy-free dessert is a snap to put together. Almond meal and pureed pears give the cake a frangipane-like texture. Vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil add to the irresistible fall flavor.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Pear and Almond Cake

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bundt Cake

Can't decide between a cake and a pie this holiday? Have both in this sweet seasonal dessert that's also completely gluten-free!

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bundt Cake with Pecan Crumble and Praline Frosting

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Made with pumpkin puree and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, these delicate muffins are meant to remind you of classic pumpkin pie.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

Put that cast iron skillet to good use by whipping up a batch of flaky buttermilk biscuits for breakfast, lunch, dinner...or any time at all.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

Gluten-Free Apple Pie

A flaky butter and cream cheese dough is the perfect foundation for a sweet mixture of sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. 

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