17 Delicious Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Recipes
Prepping for the big November feast is nothing to take lightly. Between reuniting with tons of relatives, arranging a killer Friendsgiving and planning the perfect Turkey Day tablescape, it can be tricky just to get everyone together at the table. And when you factor in different diets and allergies… well, it ain’t always easy. These gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes definitely pass the taste test, but a word of warning: You may not have a lot of delicious leftovers to look forward to the next day.
1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash With Dried Cranberries and Dijon Vinaigrette: These roasted, caramelized vegetables are packed with flavor and will definitely win over those veggie-hating guests at the table. (via Blogging Over Thyme)
2. Autumn Kale Salad With Roasted Cauliflower + Apple: You’re going to be eating a lot of delicious (and maybe not-so-healthy) things this month. So prepare yourself with something yummy and nutritious before hitting the dessert table. (via Domesticate Me)
3. Delicata, Brussels Sprouts + Hazelnut Salad With Cider Vinaigrette: The seasonal veggies, chewy dates and tangy vinaigrette make for a salad that the vegans and turkey enthusiasts at the table will love. (via Dishing Up the Dirt)
6. Pumpkin Polenta With Bacon-Maple Gravy: You just can’t do this dinner without a signature gravy. Polenta is naturally gluten-free, and the seasonal touches of apple, maple and pumpkin make this a top-notch choice for the big dinner. (via Boulder Locavore)
7. Vegan Green Bean Casserole (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free + Paleo Friendly): A successful Turkey Day spread requires a serious green bean casserole. This grain-free vegan recipe nixes the canned ingredients and is sure to beat out the one that was served last year. (via Eat the Love)
9. Creamy Pumpkin Macaroni + “Cheese” (Vegan): You and your guests will never believe that this gooey vegan side is dairy- and gluten-free. The pumpkin adds the perfect fall touch to this classic comfort favorite. (via The Lean Clean Eating Machine)
10. Thanksgiving Stuffing Poppers With Cranberry Jalapeño Dipping Sauce: The only thing better than comfort food is comfort finger food. And the cranberry-jalapeño sauce adds a perfect kick. (via Beard & Bonnet)
11. Rosemary Garlic Hasselback Potatoes: Potatoes are a serious Thanksgiving Day side. No pressure, but a lot of people are depending on you. These rosemary garlic potatoes only call for a few ingredients, and can serve as the perfect low-calorie sub for french fries any day of the year. It’s a win-win. (via Feasting at Home)
12. Red Curry Mashed Potatoes: Add a little twist to this Turkey Day staple with a bit of red curry. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to add a bit of red curry to those deviled eggs, too! (via Cooking Curries)
13. Black Rice, Beet and Kale Salad With Cider Flax Dressing: This simple and vibrant salad has all of the perfect fall flavors, and you can make it a day or two ahead of the big dinner. Score! (via Yummy Beet)
15. Acorn Squash With Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing: Stuffing doesn’t have to be paired with turkey and leave you in a food coma. This recipe is light enough to keep you conscious post-dinner and healthy enough to go back for seconds. (via Our Four Forks)
16. Whipped Rutabaga With Crispy Shallots: Even the Turkey Day traditionalists at the table will love this recipe. And the best part about this silky dish is that you can make it ahead of time and simply reheat on the big day. (via Nerds With Knives)
17. Baked Zucchini Bites: Serve this bite-sized snack with a side of marinara, and it’ll earn its coveted spot at the feasting table. These crispy appetizers also make A+ leftovers. (via Cooking a la Mel)
What will you be preparing this Thanksgiving? Share your favorite recipes in the comments!