Don’t let a little thing like gluten get in the way of throwing a great Thanksgiving fete. Nowadays there are a ton of alternatives out there to ensure that traditional eats (including stuffing) can be enjoyed by all. Packed with awesome ideas for everything from appetizers to desserts, this collection of 20 recipes is your guide to making a grand gluten-free feast. No one gets stuck eating just plain ol’ turkey and steamed veggies on our watch — enjoy!


1. Sweet Potato Avocado Bites: Infuse your appetizer spread with a dazzling array of colors and flavors with these oh-so-vibrant bites. (via Blissful Basil)

2. Stuffed Prosciutto Meatballs With Cranberry Glaze: A pearl of melty mozzarella is the surprise tucked inside each and every one of these meatballs. (via Kitchenette)

3. Winter Root Veggie Fritters: Shred whatever winter roots look good at the market — potatoes, rutabaga, carrots, the sky’s soil’s the limit — and fry up a batch of these bad boys, STAT. Curious about the blushing accompaniment pictured? It’s a Sriracha mayo. We like where this is headed… (via Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes)

4. Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms: Simply blitz a few slices of your favorite g-free sandwich bread into bread crumbs for these delectable herb and cheese mushroom caps. You’ll be stuffing yourself silly with ’em in no time. (via Udi’s Gluten-Free)

5. Za’atar Bagel Chips With White Bean Dip: Olive oil and basil-oregano-thyme-seasoned bagel chips are a natural accompaniment for white bean dip. Looking for a more lively dunk? Give a batch of out-of-the-ordinary hummus a go. (via May I Have That Recipe?)


6. Cornbread Stuffing With Chestnuts, Leeks and Chanterelles: This gorgeous stuffing is brimming with cubes of homemade skillet cornbread and seasonal produce. Trust that it’s just terrific served alongside turkey. (via The Bojon Gourmet)

7. Creamed Leeks: Sweet leeks barely need any doctoring to make them into a side folks will swoon over. A braise in white wine followed by a splash of heavy cream never hurt anything either. (via Martha Stewart)

8. Honey-Baked Parisian Carrots With Orange and Thyme: Honey-glazed carrots can sometimes be a bit too sweet for our liking, but a touch of citrus and woody thyme ensures that the flavors remain well-balanced. (via The Clever Carrot)

9. Kabocha Squash Stuffing: What a terrific twofer. Squash and stuffing baked together in the same pan. Talk about a great way to conserve precious oven space. (via Food52)

10. Herbed Wild Rice and Quinoa Stuffing (Vegan): This is a fantastic, naturally gluten-free stuffing to serve as part of your feast. A nice bonus: It covers a multitude of dietary restrictions and packs in a ton of whole-grain action, all without sacrificing flavor. (via Kitchen Treaty)


11. Turkey Roulade With Sage Stuffing: Meat lovers, this sausage-stuffed, pancetta-wrapped turkey breast is for you. Think of it as a gourmet turducken. (via Taste)

12. Turkey Shepherd’s Pie (Dairy-Free): Want to pack your entire Thanksgiving meal into a single casserole dish? Shepherd’s pie is a great way to go. (via The Pretty Bee)

13. Turkey Meatballs With Orange-Cranberry Gravy: These saucy meatballs should be part of your celebration whether you serve them as a creative alternative to a whole roast turkey, or a tasty starter. (via Simply Gluten-Free)

14. Fall Harvest Chicken Pot Pie: These are not your ordinary pot pies from the freezer section. Nope. Everything from the chicken broth to crust is made from scratch. (via Wifemamafoodie)

15. Paleo Thanksgiving for Two: You’ll definitely get your fill of turkey here — a whole pound is used in this paleo-friendly dinner for two. Bring on the tryptophan! (via The Primal Desire)


16. A Lighter Pumpkin Cake: A slice of subtly-spiced, lighter-than-air cake is the perfect way to end a heavy Thanksgiving feast. (via Food52)

17. Pumpkin Pie Bars (Vegan): It’s almost impossible to limit yourself to just one of these oatmeal cookie and pumpkin cheesecake squares. (via Ambitious Kitchen)

18. Spicy Squash Bread With White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: A fusion of zucchini and banana bread may seem a bit odd, but the addition of walnuts, spices and a sweet and tangy white-chocolate-cream-cheese frosting somehow brings it all together. (via A Tasty Love Story)

19. Chocolate Mousse Brownie Stack: Pumpkin-and-spice-d out? Enjoy a slice of this mousse-topped brownie. It’s light and rich, fluffy and fudgy all at the same time. (via The Krooked Spoon)

20. Apple Tart With Almond Topping: Make this tart in place of the usual double-crust apple pie or tricky tarte tatin. Featuring caramelized apples and a crisp almond topping baked inside your favorite pastry, it’s certain to be a crowd-pleaser. (via The New York Times)


What gluten-free dishes will you include as a part of your feast this year? Are there any traditional Thanksgiving recipes that you’d like to see g-free adaptations for? Let us know below!