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30 of the Most Delicious Gluten-Free Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

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

1. Gluten Free Mushroom Stuffing

Simple gluten-free dressing made with gluten-free bread, persimmons, onions, and mushrooms.

2. Apple Stuffing

Apples are naturally gluten-free and so delicious! Seasoned and roasted, apples make a surprisingly delicious and healthy holiday “stuffing”.

3. Best Gluten Free Vegan Stuffing

This seasoned gluten-free and vegan stuffing is loaded with veggies and safe for all food allergies.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Starch Dishes

4. Gluten-Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

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.

5. Roasted Sweet Potato Bites

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.

6. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Tender potatoes and soft onion slices in a creamy, garlicky, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free white sauce.

7. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Make smooth and creamy gluten-free and dairy-free mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop.

8. Instant Pot Rutabaga Mash

Creamy rutabaga mash seasoned with a touch of nutmeg is a cinch to make in an Instant Pot.

9. Maple Walnut Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Take sweet potatoes to the next level with this recipe for twice baked sweet potatoes with a crunchy maple walnut topping.

10. Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potato

Mashed sweet potatoes are a favourite at Thanksgiving. Here’s how to make them in an Instant Pot.

11. Mashed Cauliflower

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.

13. Instant Pot Garlic Herb Carrots

Steam and saute these garlic and herb carrots right inside your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

14. Balsamic Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Beets, parsnips, carrots, and onions roasted in sweet balsamic vinegar.

15. Bacon Fat Roasted Beets with Double Smoked Bacon

A colourful mix of red and yellow beets tossed with double smoked bacon, aged balsamic, and roasted shallots.

16. Sugar-Free Vegan Creamed Corn

Super simple creamed corn without the cream or sugar.

17. Instant Pot Collard Greens with Bacon

Southern favorite collard greens with onion and crispy bacon bites made easy in the Instant Pot.

18. Brussels Sprouts with Cream Sauce and Bacon

Creamy casserole starring crispy roasted Brussels sprouts, bacon, and cheese.

19. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pineapple and Pecan

Roasted Brussels sprouts seasoned with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and maple syrup then tossed with sweet pineapple pieces and crunchy pecans.

20. Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower in simple oil, salt, and garlic makes for an easy, delicious side dish.

21. Roasted Curry Cauliflower

Try something a little bit different on your roasted cauliflower with cumin and a touch of curry.

22. Healthy Green Bean Casserole

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

23. Roasted Maple Walnut Carnival Squash

Roasted carnival squash and toasted walnuts drizzled with buttery maple syrup and dusted with fall flavours of cinnamon and nutmeg.

24. Stuffed Acorn Squash

Nutty roasted acorn squash filled with high-protein quinoa mixed with savory onions, celery, and mushrooms, sweet apples, tart cranberries, and warm spices.

25. Hasselback Butternut Squash

Thinly sliced hasselback butternut squashes use only five ingredients and result in this visually striking side dish.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Salads

26. Instant Pot Beet Salad

Fresh beets tossed in a tangy citrus dill dressing.

27. Purple Potato Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

This healthier potato salad is made with purple potatoes for extra antioxidants and served with a light lemon herb salad dressing.

28. Simple Chickpea Salad

Easy-to-prepare chickpea salad with chopped cucumbers, carrots and a simple apple cider vinaigrette dressing.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauces

29. Roasted Apple Cranberry Sauce

Beautifully roasted apple and cranberry sauce is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, allergen-free, and naturally sweet.

30. Keto Orange Cranberry Sauce

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!

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