Gluten-Free Recipes For Thanksgiving

For those on a gluten-free diet, most preparations for turkey and vegetable sides aren't a problem, but what to do about the stuffings, breads, and desserts? Use our fail-proof method to make your own gluten-free sandwich bread to use in any stuffing recipe, and check out this selection of other gluten-free treats and breads to round out your meal.

Roasted Beets with Orange and Crème Fraîche

Roasted Beets with Orange and Crème Fraîche

A cool and tangy crème fraîche dressing adorns roasted beets for a simple, colorful side dish. We like to use a combination of red and golden beets for presentation.Vanessa Rees
Brined and Roasted Turkey
Brining turkeys has become de rigueur in many American households.Vanessa Rees
Convent Egg Sweet (Encharcada)

Convent Egg Sweet (Encharcada)

The recipe for this egg-based sweet, which originated in a medieval Portuguese convent, comes from home cook Conceição Abilio of Evora.Todd Coleman
Braised Turkey in Green Mole

Braised Turkey in Green Mole

Deconstructed turkey braised in a refreshing green mole provides a light and quick alternative to the standard Thanksgiving bird.Helen Rosner
Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

This recipe comes from a true Kentuckian, Rena McClure, who has lived there her whole life. Serve it with cornbread dressing cooked in a cast-iron skillet on the side.Helen Rosner

Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes

Creme fraiche mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes combined with butter and crème fraîche make a rich, creamy side. Any root vegetable can be used in combination with or in place of the potatoes.Farideh Sadeghin
Sautéed Green Beans with Pickled Shallots

Sautéed Green Beans with Pickled Shallots

Shallots are quick-pickled and sautéed with green beans in this refreshing side.Ariana Lindquist
Turkey Breast Roulade with Chestnut Stuffing

Turkey Breast Roulade with Chestnut Stuffing

This rolled turkey breast cooks in about an hour, making it perfect for last minute Thanksgiving get-togethers. The delicately-flavored chestnut stuffing keeps the white meat moist, while reduced chicken stock adds rich flavor to the quick gravy.Anna Stockwell

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds

Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds
Crispy baked kale, sweet roasted squash, and peppery arugula and watercress are combined with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds in this colorful salad.Ariana Lindquist
Red Rice

Red Rice

Perfect for soaking up the sauce from braised turkey in green mole, this rice dish gets its color and flavor from bright tomato salsa.Helen Rosner
Spicy Cornbread Stuffing

Spicy Cornbread Stuffing

Jalapeños and bacon add a twist to classic cornbread stuffing.Helen Rosner

Creamy Garlic Soup

Creamy Garlic Soup
A rich soup heavy with garlic and shallots makes a hearty first course or light main dish. Serve it with plenty of crusty bread. Get the recipe for Creamy Garlic Soup »Vanessa Rees
Gluten-free gravy

Gluten-Free Gravy

Potato starch replaces flour as the thickener in a rich brown gravy that's great with roasted turkey.Vanessa Rees
Roasted Turkey with Achiote Citrus Marinade

Roasted Turkey with Achiote Citrus Marinade

Achiote paste gives the rub for this recipe a deep red hue, making for a visually striking roast holiday bird.Helen Rosner
Grilled Turkey Breast with Caramelized Onion, Cracked Black Pepper, and Vinegar

Grilled Turkey Breast with Caramelized Onion, Cracked Black Pepper, and Vinegar

Black pepper is a major ingredient in this dish, so be sure to use fresh-cracked as opposed to pre-cracked pepper. Get the recipe »Helen Rosner

Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies

Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies
This recipe, from Gluten Free Girl & The Chef blogger Shauna Ahern, appeared in our 2012 Cookie Advent Calendar. Shauna says: "Every year when my mother made her pillow-soft molasses cookies, I just sighed with happiness at the holidays. But by the time she was ready to hand over the baking, I could no longer eat gluten, and she couldn't find that recipe. So I fiddled and baked until I came up with these."Noah Fecks
Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Full of fiery chiles and warm spices, the all-purpose seasoning for this dish can be used as a rub on pork, goat, fish, and vegetables, as well as chicken.Todd Coleman

Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin

Kale and Sweet Potato Gratin
Don't limit traditional pie spices—clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg—to the dessert table. In this cheesy, rich gratin, the spices take a savory note alongside kale, sweet potatoes, and sharp white cheddar.Maxime Iattoni
Green Bean Salad with Feta and Mint

Green Bean Salad with Feta and Mint

Feta, red onion, and mint are a classic combination; tossed with snappy green beans they make a salad of surprising complexity.Maxime Iattoni

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Maple-Glazed Carrots
Braising carrots slowly in butter, rather than steaming or boiling them, brings out their natural sweetness. Maple syrup adds a delicate glaze and a rich flavor.Laura Sant
Cassava Custard (Bibingka)

Cassava Custard (Bibingka)

In this dessert from the Philippines, grated cassava and coconut milk make a rich custard, best served warm with coffee or tea.Todd Coleman
Gluten-Free Piquant Cornbread

GF Piquant Cornbread

Assistant editor Anna Stockwell adapted the Piquant Corn Bread recipe that originally appeared in issue 133 to be gluten-free so she could serve it for a summer picnic.Todd Coleman
Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

A simple salad of raw shredded kale and Brussels sprouts is a refreshing variation on cold weather's ubiquitous green vegetables.Helen Rosner
Chewy Almond Macaroons

Chewy Almond Macaroons

These intensely-flavored cookies have a crunchy caramelized exterior and a chewy, amaretto-flavored interior.Helen Rosner
Walnut Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Walnut Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Surprisingly airy and light, this cake could have been a soufflé in a previous life. Naturally gluten-free, the batter gets its lift from egg whites, its rich stability from walnut flour, and its moistness from grated carrot and pineapple.Todd Coleman
Fig Ice Cream

Fig Ice Cream

Ripe black mission figs, sweet brown sugar, and just a hint of cinnamon combine beautifully in this swirled ice cream, as lovely to look at as it is to eat.Helen Rosner

Pumpkin-Chickpea Curry

Pumpkin-Chickpea Curry
With warming notes of curry and cinnamon, this hearty vegetable curry is perfect for a cozy meal.Helen Rosner

Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse

Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse
All the traditional flavors of pumpkin pie combine in this satisfying, creamy mousse.Todd Coleman
Maple Pot de Crème

Maple Pot de Crème

Creamy custard sweetened with maple syrup makes a lovely ending to any meal.Todd Coleman
Pecan Pie Brittle

Pecan Pie Brittle

This twist on traditional pecan pie provides a snack-able ending to any holiday feast.Todd Coleman

Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Maple syrup enhances the sweetness of this simple sweet potato mash.Maxime Iattoni