Gluten Free Holiday Recipes – Great Meals for The Whole Family

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What can I make for gluten-free guests?

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.
And when it comes to parties and celebrations, you must be aware of the diet plan or meal preferences your guests have. There could be one or two of them who are on a gluten-free diet. With this, you may think that your options are now limited and you may have trouble coming up with meals to serve them. But do not worry because you still have a lot of options including:

  • 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. 

What Thanksgiving food is gluten-free?

Making your Thanksgiving meals may come as a challenge especially when the meals itself tend to be high in gluten especially in the stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie. However, you do not need to entirely cross out those staple Thanksgiving dishes. You just have to remove or replace some ingredients to make them gluten-free!

  • Turkey. Fresh, plain turkeys that are not added in broth or spices are always gluten-free. Another tip is to not use any gravy packet that’s included with the turkey unless it specifically states gluten-free.
  • Stuffing. For stuffing, it is best to use pre-made gluten-free stuffing or simply use gluten-free bread crumbs and just follow your traditional recipe! 
  • Mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes don’t usually contain gluten so you are safe on that. 
  • Dinner rolls. Instead of a traditional roll, you may want to try using gluten-free cornbread! 
  • Pumpkin pie. The trick to making a gluten-free pie is placing emphasis on the filling, rather than the crust. Another easy option is to purchase a frozen, pre-made one, which you can find at many high-end grocery stores.

Gluten-free holiday recipes

Just because you or your guests are on a gluten-free diet does not mean that you have to cancel out all the staple holiday meals! Here are some classic and delicious gluten-free holiday recipes everyone will love!


15. Maple Roasted Vegetables

Maple Roasted Vegetables make the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving table or any time of the year. Earthy beets, carrots, apple and Brussels sprouts are tossed with a delicious maple, dijon and thyme dressing.

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14. Super Easy Keto Pumpkin Mug Cake

The Keto part? That’s me, trying to put a healthy-ish spin on things. However, this pumpkin spice mug cake is legit Keto friendly and SO easy and delicious! It’s also gluten free.

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13. Chicken Cobb “Christmas Tree” Holiday Salad

The beloved, classic chicken Cobb salad gets a holiday twist! Hearts of romaine lettuce are perfectly suited to become a “Christmas tree,” complete with tomato-ornaments, a golden pepper-star … even packages under the tree!

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12. Homemade Gluten-Free Cornbread

My best homemade gluten-free cornbread is a comforting one-bowl recipe that is ready in under 35 minutes!

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11. Easy Ensalada de Nochebuena – Christmas Eve Salad

This traditional Ensalada de Nochebuena or Christmas Eve Salad is a colourful fruit salad featuring fresh pomegranates, oranges, pineapple, jicama and beets in a citrusy dressing.

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10. Vegan Sweet Potato Pie (Gluten Free) 

Vegan sweet potato pie tastes just like the classic, but without all the refined sugar, dairy and eggs. This sweet potato pie is gluten free, lightly spiced, and makes the perfect healthy dessert for the holidays or any time!

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9. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake (paleo, no-bake)

This vegan pumpkin cheesecake is also paleo, no-bake and super creamy. It really tastes similar to a traditional pumpkin cheesecake!

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8. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars that are gluten free, sweet and salty and oh so delicious! This easy Peanut Butter Bars recipe uses just 5 ingredients – peanut butter, chocolate chips, butter, chips and powdered sugar.

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7. Honey Roasted Carrots with Garlic & Thyme

Simple, beautiful, and tasty – that’s how I would describe these honey roasted carrots with garlic and thyme! This easy veggie side dish is perfect for holidays, Sunday dinner, or even a busy weeknight. Seasoned roasted carrots are tossed in a light honey glaze with savory garlic and fresh thyme.

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6. Vegan Oatmeal Pumpkin Banana Bread

This moist yet fluffy vegan oatmeal pumpkin banana bread makes a perfect breakfast or snack ! It is a wonderful fall treat to have on hand.

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5. Sesame Cheesecake with Plum Coulis

This moist yet fluffy vegan oatmeal pumpkin banana bread makes a perfect breakfast or snack ! It is a wonderful fall treat to have on hand.

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4. Low Carb Riced Cauliflower Stuffing

Low Carb Riced Cauliflower Stuffing is an easy keto stuffing recipe that’s hearty and bursting with the flavors of traditional stuffing. You’ll never miss the bread!

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3. Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate

Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate is a festive kale salad tossed in a tangy, sweet citrus maple dressing. It’s perfect as a Christmas salad, Thanksgiving salad or holiday potluck!

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2. New England Orange Cranberry Sauce with Maple Syrup

Thanksgiving is hands down, my favorite holiday when it comes to food. Pass the turkey, load up on the sweet potatoes, and give me some Orange Cranberry Sauce with Maple Syrup… I’m in heaven.

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1. Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

This Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash is delicious, easy to make, and makes a great healthy family meal! These stuffed squash are aromatic and filled with cooked kale, quinoa, cranberries, and chickpeas. This butternut squash recipe is packed with nutrients and flavor and it is a must-try meal idea!

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Gluten Free Holiday Recipes - Great Meals for The Whole Family

Gluten Free Holiday Recipes - Great Meals for The Whole Family

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