Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

These festive and hearty dishes prove that you don't have to give up familiar Thanksgiving favorites when you go gluten-free.

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Stuffed Squash

You might expect the stuffing that peeks out of this acorn squash to be bread-based, but get ready for Alton's surprise: Each squash is baked with a satisfying filling of ground pork, rice, spinach and toasted pine nuts.

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Michael Symon's Roast Turkey

Michael Symon cloaks his turkey in butter-soaked cheesecloth while it's roasting to keep in moisture and add unbeatable richness to the meat. Stuffed with aromatics like garlic, fennel and fresh herbs, this top-notch turkey is brimming with comforting fall flavors.

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Glazed Carrots

Alton coats these carrot coins in a sweet reduced ginger ale glaze with a secret kick: chili powder. Many available ginger ales are gluten-free, but be sure to check the label beforehand, as some soda brands use caramel coloring that can sometimes contain gluten. 

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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Kelsey's no-fuss potatoes are simply mashed with half-and-half and sour cream for subtle tang. Chopped chives infuse the spuds with a mellow onion flavor.

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Roasted Fig Salad with Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Arugula

Who needs croutons when you have roasted figs, prosciutto and goat cheese on top of fresh arugula?

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Kedgeree Gluten-Free "Stuffing"

You don't need bread for Justin Warner's wacky "stuffing," in which rice, smoked fish and curry powder are combined in a creamy casserole.

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Green Beans with Mushroom and Shallots

Take a step back from condensed cream of mushroom soup and flavor green beans with sauteed mushrooms and shallots instead.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Patti LaBelle's mashed sweet potatoes are simple and comforting with warm cinnamon and sugar, but the real kicker is orange zest on top.

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Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Somewhere between side dish and dessert, this easy casserole is layered with thick rounds of sweet potatoes, yams and Red Delicious apples that soak up a citrus-spiked cinnamon and honey glaze.

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Mixed Grain Dressing

In this gluten-free dressing recipe, the rice blend and quinoa have the same cook times, so it's easy to combine flavors and textures without any additional effort. The shiitakes and parsnips provide an earthy depth while the apricots add sweetness and a bit of bright color.

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Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

Sturdy Rome or Granny Smith apples are rendered soft, sweet and decadent in this fall-flavored dessert. Double-check that you're using a gluten-free rum, as some distillers age their rum in repurposed casks that may once have contained whiskey or other alcohols.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Bacon, Mustard and Walnut Vinaigrette

Michael Symon infuses these sprouts with a subtle smokiness by whisking bacon fat into his honey mustard vinaigrette. While most bacon is gluten-free, it's best to check the package label for additives just to be sure.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

Sugar and spice make these sweet potatoes quite nice and fit for serving at the holiday meal. A simple drizzle of oil, honey and cinnamon readies these taters for roasting, and a half-hour later, they're ready to be enjoyed.

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Pomegranate Quinoa Pilaf

Juicy pomegranate seeds, slivered almonds and scallions liven up Kelsey’s simple, gluten-free quinoa recipe, making it appropriate for entertaining or an everyday meal.

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Twice Baked Potatoes

You won't miss stuffing when you devour Kelsey's cheesy twice-baked potatoes.

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Roasted Beet Salad

Debi and Gabriele's recipe showcases the natural sweetness and gorgeous color of beets. Simply roast, slice and drizzle with a lemon vinaigrette for a contrasting tang. Finish the dish with chopped pistachios for color and crunch.

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Roasted Squash

Laura Calder roasts butternut squash simply, giving it earthy flavor with fresh thyme and bay leaves. Large kosher salt crystals add extra texture and a satisfying bite.

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Vegetarian Collard Greens

Sunny simmers her Thanksgiving greens in vegetable stock with tomatoes and red pepper flakes until they're tender and aromatic. Check the label of your vegetable stock carefully to ensure that there are no traces of wheat, rye or barley. 

Get the Recipe: Vegetarian "Southern-style" Collard Greens

Squash Soup

Honey, nutmeg and heavy cream give this soup a decadent dessertlike sweetness, but it still offers the salty satisfaction of a savory (and gluten free) side.

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Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes, beets and pears get dressed in a sherry vinaigrette for an easy Thanksgiving side dish.

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Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Kale makes an unexpected Thanksgiving appearance in this green bean and mushroom salad, alongside a generous sprinkling of red pepper flakes for kick.

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Lemon Herb Olive Oil Smashed Potatoes

Try this lighter mash filled with sunny Mediterranean flavors. It happens to be both gluten-free and vegan, and the leftovers are great for stuffing into piquillo peppers.

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Cranberry Relish with Pears and Walnuts

Tart balsamic vinegar makes this crunchy relish a little bit savory, which is not only good with turkey, but even better in your leftovers sandwich.

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Roasted Rosemary Turkey Breast

Kelsey rubs rosemary- and sage-scented butter underneath the skin of this turkey breast to ensure the white meat turns out super juicy. She roasts the turkey over a bed of vegetables, using a large roasting pan. This enables you to cook turkey and veggies at the same time, infusing each with the other's flavor.

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Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Granita

Light yet bold, this fruity granita is a simple alternative to heavy desserts. Be sure to use a fresh cinnamon stick for the best flavor.

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