A Gluten Free Thankgiving – Gluten Free Recipes

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A Gluten Free Thanksgiving

What is Thanksgiving without rolls, Pepperidge Farm stuffing, and flour based cakes and pies?  It’s a gluten free Thanksgiving, and it’s much easier to pull off than you might think!  If you have guests that are Celiac disease sufferers or who have an allergy to gluten or its relatives (there are many), be sure to run your plans by them, as for some individuals even a little bit of cross-contamination will spoil the day and maybe even the weekend.

Without further ado, here are some ideas and recipes to peruse:

Hor d’hoevres:

  • Hummus filled cucumber or zucchini cups
  • Raw veggie tray with dressing/dip
  • Cheese tray with rice crackers or nut thins
  • Olive tray
  • Caprese tray (tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic drizzle)

Side dishes:


Is there a menu item that is  make it or break for Thanksgiving for you – what is it?

Disclaimer:  My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  I have not had the opportunity to try all of these recipes, but they are offered in one place so that it may make your planning easier.


  1. Thanks for the recipes, my aunt can’t eat gluten, and we’re sometimes at a loss of what to make that everyone can eat.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I’m so glad to be able to help. Sometimes it is really hard to remember all the many variations that gluten can take. You’re such a sweet niece to think ahead for her.

  2. We are trying to figure out how to do a cornbread stuffing, and gluten free rolls. I’m thinking about trying to make your apple cake, because i gain 3 pounds every time I make your death by delicious brownies. But there will already be apple pie, so I’m at a loss. I’m thinking I might just let them have their pie and have a nice bottle of Moscato for dessert.

  3. Calien Laure says:

    Thank you for sharing these recipes. I’m going to do the pumpkin pie with almond crust this weekend.

  4. This is an awesome list! thanks for sharing and spreading the word about eating gluten free!! :)

  5. Sharing this with one of my clients. One of her children has gluten allergies and I’m sure she’d love to hear about these Holiday Foods.

  6. We had a gluten free Thanksgiving one year because ONE family member was instructed by their doctor to follow the diet for 6 months following a positive EGD (it turned out NOT to be celiacs but we had to comply, nonetheless) It was a real eye opener. Gluten is in everything- even some mixed spices and seasonings. It made us rethink some of our choices, and how challenging it is for people with this condition. We now incorporate GF recipes in our daily repertoire so that we can accommodate ANYONE who may visit our house with those needs. I’m always on the lookout for more good ones to add to our collection! Thanks!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Glad to be of help. It really does requires some outside of the box thinking once you realize how many ingredients contain gluten. Happy holidays!

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