With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your menu. But we all know that can be challenging when you need to accommodate family members and guests that might have food allergies or sensitivities. Whether you have a gluten intolerance, or someone who will be gathering around your table does, you’re probably in search of the best gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes to serve.
You’re in luck! We’ve got 30 gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes here to choose from, organized into stuffing, starches (you’ll find bread, potatoes, sweet potatoes here), veggie dishes, squash, salads, and even a couple of cranberry sauce recipes. Whether you’re looking for gluten-free stuffing, roasted vegetables, sweet and savoury squash, or tempting pull apart dinner rolls, we’ve got 30 delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes everyone will enjoy!
Thanksgiving is a time to spend time with family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. We’ve put together this list of delicious sides that can be safely served to guests who need gluten-free meals. Some of these dishes can be cooked in your oven, while others can be whipped up in no time in an Instant Pot. Thankfully, all of the recipes on our list will be sure to please all the guests around your table, even those who don’t actually need gluten-free options.
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes
Simple gluten-free dressing made with gluten-free bread, persimmons, onions, and mushrooms.
Apples are naturally gluten-free and so delicious! Seasoned and roasted, apples make a surprisingly delicious and healthy holiday “stuffing”.
This seasoned gluten-free and vegan stuffing is loaded with veggies and safe for all food allergies.
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Starch Dishes
Gluten-free dinner rolls that taste just like Grandma’s! Check the post for a list of gluten-free flours and how they work with this recipe.
Instead of sugar-laden traditional sides like candied yams or sweet potato casserole (a layer of marshmallows?!), try these roasted sweet potato bites. The roasting brings out the sweetness without adding any sugar.
Tender potatoes and soft onion slices in a creamy, garlicky, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free white sauce.
Make smooth and creamy gluten-free and dairy-free mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop.
Creamy rutabaga mash seasoned with a touch of nutmeg is a cinch to make in an Instant Pot.
Take sweet potatoes to the next level with this recipe for twice baked sweet potatoes with a crunchy maple walnut topping.
Mashed sweet potatoes are a favourite at Thanksgiving. Here’s how to make them in an Instant Pot.
Creamy mashed cauliflower with roasted garlic is a great gluten-free, low-carb, and keto alternative to mashed potatoes. Includes paleo and Whole30 options.
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes
12. Moroccan Carrots
Carrots marinated in a warm vinaigrette seasoned with cumin, coriander, parsley.
Steam and saute these garlic and herb carrots right inside your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
Beets, parsnips, carrots, and onions roasted in sweet balsamic vinegar.
A colourful mix of red and yellow beets tossed with double smoked bacon, aged balsamic, and roasted shallots.
Super simple creamed corn without the cream or sugar.
Southern favorite collard greens with onion and crispy bacon bites made easy in the Instant Pot.
Creamy casserole starring crispy roasted Brussels sprouts, bacon, and cheese.
Roasted Brussels sprouts seasoned with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and maple syrup then tossed with sweet pineapple pieces and crunchy pecans.
Roasting cauliflower in simple oil, salt, and garlic makes for an easy, delicious side dish.
Try something a little bit different on your roasted cauliflower with cumin and a touch of curry.
This healthy version of that holiday classic green bean casserole is paleo-friendly and gluten-free. You’ll also find a list of accommodations to fit dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, and AIP diets.
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Squash Dishes
Roasted carnival squash and toasted walnuts drizzled with buttery maple syrup and dusted with fall flavours of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Nutty roasted acorn squash filled with high-protein quinoa mixed with savory onions, celery, and mushrooms, sweet apples, tart cranberries, and warm spices.
Thinly sliced hasselback butternut squashes use only five ingredients and result in this visually striking side dish.
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Salads
Fresh beets tossed in a tangy citrus dill dressing.
This healthier potato salad is made with purple potatoes for extra antioxidants and served with a light lemon herb salad dressing.
Easy-to-prepare chickpea salad with chopped cucumbers, carrots and a simple apple cider vinaigrette dressing.
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauces
Beautifully roasted apple and cranberry sauce is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, allergen-free, and naturally sweet.
Orange essential oil gives this cranberry sauce its tangy, citrus zing!
These delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes are sure to please everyone gathered around your table this year. No matter what you choose to serve, this year will be the best Thanksgiving yet!