Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes – Best Family Friendly Gluten-Free Recipes

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Easy gluten-free meals for the family

Going on a gluten-free diet has many benefits, especially for someone with celiac disease. This includes relieving digestive symptoms that could include bloating, diarrhea, or constipation, gas, fatigue, and many more. And if you don’t have a celiac disease but you are looking for ways to lose weight, then going on a gluten-free diet is one of your options since this diet eliminates many junk foods that add unwanted calories to the diet, and your focus will be mainly on fruits, veggies, and lean proteins.

You may either be overwhelmed or underwhelmed with the options available when you are on a gluten-free diet. However, a smart way to make meals you and your family won’t get tired of while staying on a budget is by making your own meal plan! 

There are plenty of gluten-free options that will allow you to enjoy healthy and delicious meals. And to have an effective gluten-free meal plan, your meals should include these naturally gluten-free foods:

  • Meats and fish. All meats and fish, except battered or coated meats.
  • Eggs. All types of eggs are naturally gluten-free.
  • Dairy. Plain dairy products, such as plain milk, plain yogurt and cheeses. However, flavored dairy products may have added ingredients that contain gluten, so you will need to read the food labels.
  • Fruits and vegetables. All fruits and vegetables are naturally free of gluten.
  • Grains. Quinoa, rice, buckwheat, tapioca, sorghum, corn, millet, amaranth, arrowroot, teff and oats (if labeled gluten-free).
  • Starches and flours. Potatoes, potato flour, corn, corn flour, chickpea flour, soy flour, almond meal/flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour.
  • Nuts and seeds. All nuts and seeds.
  • Spreads and oils. All vegetable oils and butter.
  • Herbs and spices. All herbs and spices.
  • Beverages. Most beverages, except for beer (unless labeled as gluten-free).
  • If you’re ever unsure if a food item contains gluten, it’s best to read the food labels.

Gluten-free chicken dinner recipe

If your family is craving for some chicken for dinner, then here is an easy 5-step gluten-free sweet chicken recipe that everyone will love! You can serve it with rice, a side of green beans, or some cornbread.

Ingredients

3 lbs. chicken breasts or chicken tenders

1 cup honey

1/2 cup gluten-free soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

Line a baking pan with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. Thaw the chicken breasts or chicken tenders and lay them in a pan. In a 4-cup measuring cup or a medium sized bowl, whisk together all the other ingredients and pour it over the chicken.

Bake the chicken at 375° for 45 minutes for chicken breasts, and or 25-30 minutes for chicken tenders. Do note that cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken pieces so make sure to keep an eye on it. Serve with rice or any preferred gluten-free sides.

Family-friendly gluten-free dinner recipes

Your gluten-free meals do not have to be restricted and boring. With that said, here are 15 delicious family-friendly and gluten-free dinner recipes everyone will enjoy!

 

15. Sheet Pan Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage & Broccoli

This easy one-pan dinner is made with just four ingredients, staring Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi. Tender, juicy sausage, crispy gnocchi, & crispy broccoli!

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14. Asian Chicken Meatballs [21 Day Fix | Gluten-free | Dairy-free]

These Asian Chicken Meatballs are so quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot. Filled with gingery goodness and topped with a sweet and savory sauce, they are perfect for lunch, dinner, or an app for gameday! This post contains affiliate links for products I’m obsessed with.

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13. Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale and Buckwheat

Comforting gluten-free and vegan sweet potato casserole with black beans, kale, buckwheat and roasted garlic sauce. Easy to assemble and perfect to make ahead.

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12. Jerk Roasted Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Dinner with Creamy Honey-Jalapeno Sauce {Paleo}

Switch up your regular chicken dinner routine with this paleo Jamaican-inspired Jerk Roasted Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Dinner with Creamy Honey-Jalapeno Sauce.

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11. One-Pan Oven Roasted Salmon and Broccolini

This Oven Roasted Salmon and Broccolini recipe is for everyone out there who says that they don’t have time to cook. This one-pan dinner takes very little time to prep and no time at all to clean up after — all you have to do is peel the aluminum foil from the pan and you’re done!

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10. Miso Maple Broiled Salmon Nicoise Salad

This Miso Maple Broiled Salmon Nicoise Salad is the bomb! Seriously, it’s so delicious you’ll want to eat it 3 days in a row. Just trust me on this. Bonus, it’s SUPER easy to make! Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Paleo.

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9. Spanish Omelette (Spanish Tortilla)

Whip up this tasty classic Spanish Omelette in 25 minutes with 4 simple pantry ingredients. This tortilla recipe is delicious served hot or cold and makes a great breakfast, lunch, dinner or tapas.

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8. Slow Cooker Beef Joint

Like most things, I have come late in life to the Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) but I am absolutely revelling in it’s many fabulous foodie facets. This amazing recipe for a Slow Cooker Beef Joint has knocked me bandy.

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7. Vegan Oca Peanut Stew with Kale

We often add ocas to vegetable stews when we have them, but rarely do they get to be the star of the show. This vegan oca peanut stew changes all that and allows the ocas to shine in their own right.

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6. Hash Brown Vegan Breakfast Casserole

Sometime back, we were having Sunday brunch at my sister’s house after church, and I needed to come up with a healthy version of a vegan breakfast casserole to take. This is the amazing hash brown casserole that ended up happening in my kitchen!

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5. Spinach Chickpea Curry – With Coconut, Not Tomatoes

A super quick, easy and tasty vegan main that can be on the table within twenty minutes. This spinach chickpea curry is made with coconut milk rather than tomatoes, which makes a most delicious change. Serve with rice or flatbreads.

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4. Comforting Hamburger Soup

Serve up a delicious soup this winter with minimal ingredients! Hamburger soup is easy to make and seriously delicious. Feel free to add your own spin to the ingredients!

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3. Easy Slow Cooker Beef Casserole

This Slow Cooker Beef Casserole is packed full of vegetables and beef flavour. An all in one meal just perfect for midweek or a lazy weekend. Winter comfort food at it’s best and a real family favourite.

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2. Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs, Broccoli, & Butternut Squash

Make way for an easy weeknight sheet pan dinner that takes approximately 30 minutes, two sheet pans, and no cutting board!

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1. Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup [Gluten and Dairy Free]

This comforting Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is the perfect veggie, fiber, and protein packed lunch or dinner for those cold days. This post contains affiliate links for products I’m obsessed with.

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