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6 Gluten-Free Recipes to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the glorious tradition of gorging yourself with delicacies like stuffing, mashed potatoes, or pumpkin pie this holiday season. While the aforementioned dishes are the usual gluten-heavy suspects to avoid on a typical Thanksgiving menu, your grandma’s famous gravy (which is likely thickened with flour) and several other standard seasonal sides and sweets may contain hidden traces of wheat to which we say “No thanks!”

If you suffer from a sensitivity, you’ll be grateful for these six delicious stand-ins for your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. The best part? No one will know they’re gluten-free. So let us give thanks for these gluten-friendly menu staples that will make your Thanksgiving feast a (ful)filling one.[vc_single_image image=”7131″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”]

Jamie Oliver’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

The famous British chef and restaurateur’s dessert recipe is known to be a “Thanksgiving showstopper” and we couldn’t agree more. Despite being gluten-free, this sweet treat stands up to any traditional pumpkin pie recipe as it’s made with a mixture of fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. It’s almost too pretty to eat, and may even double as a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

Get the recipe on Jamie Oliver.[vc_single_image image=”7135″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”]

The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes 

Not only are these insanely delicious mashed potatoes vegan-friendly, but they’re gluten-free, too. They’re fluffy, creamy, and flavorful and the recipe only requires a handful of ingredients (garlic, salt, pepper, and chives, to name a few), which makes for an extremely simple, yet satisfying side dish—or main course depending on how much you love your mashed potatoes.

Get the recipe on Minimalist Baker.[vc_single_image image=”7136″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”]

Gluten-Free Gravy

What’s Thanksgiving without the gravy? Don’t forgo the season’s favored condiment thanks to an annoying allergy, and instead whip up this gluten-free variation flavored with fresh herbs and sweet rice flour. Just like your grandma’s traditional gravy recipe—but dare we say even better?

Get the recipe on The Kitchn.[vc_single_image image=”7137″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”]

Gluten-Free Bomb-Diggity Stuffing

Since it’s not everyday that you can treat yourself to stuffing, it’s important to incorporate a gluten-free version of this bread-based goodness into your Thanksgiving meal. This recipe is simple, yet delicious—made with gluten-free bread, coconut oil, leeks, and fresh parsley— and is just as the name suggests: bomb-diggity.

Get the recipe on AllRecipes.[vc_single_image image=”7138″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”]

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping 

Sweeten up your sides by offering this delectable dish, which showcases one of our favorite seasonal veggies. While the whipped sweet potato is delicious on its own, topping the casserole with cinnamon-spiced pecans takes this side dish to the next level.

Get the recipe on Delicious Meets Healthy.[vc_single_image image=”7139″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”]

Blistered Green Beans with Tomato-Almond Pesto 

These aren’t your average green beans. Instead, this recipe packs a flavorful punch thanks to the addition of roasted cherry tomatoes and a homemade pesto sauce with a touch of spice. It’s great way to incorporate your greens and it’s one side dish that happens to be naturally gluten free.

Get the recipe on Bon Appétit.

What is your favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving recipe? Share with us in the comments.


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Meg is a NYC–based entrepreneur and editor, and she is co-founder and CEO of the healthy living and wellness app, Ellevate. She has a strong editorial background as a former editor for POPSUGAR and New York editor of DailyCandy. She’s always scouring the lifestyle marketplace to uncover the best new product, playlist, eatery, or wellness trend. Need to know what’s going on in the world of beauty, fitness, food, or fashion? Ask Meg.

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