Do you know what I love about food blogging? In addition to developing recipes, I love trying out recipes by other bloggers. There are just so many good ideas out there! Obviously, when I wanted to come up with a gluten-free Thanksgiving menu, I headed to the search bar in Pinterest to find some recipes that will work for us!
Whether you are looking for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan or nut-free. You can just type your keywords into the Pinterest search bar and, trust me, you will find what you are looking for.
I had to prepare dinner for around 20 people. Not everyone who was attending is gluten-free. But instead of serving just low carb choices, I turned to gluten-free grains. I also tried to make my menu as hassle-free as possible. I made anything I could ahead of time, plus I used a lot of crock pots and reached out to relatives to bring dishes.
I cooked sweet potatoes and the mashed potatoes in slow cookers, and used my favorite blender stick to quickly smooth them out. I also cooked my turkey in a counter top roaster.
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu
Turkey- naturally gluten-free 🙂
Cranberry Relish- made by my sister-in-law, Michelle
Coconut Butternut Squash Soup from Kara Lydon.com – I made this soup a week before Thanksgiving and froze it.
Wild Rice and Sausage Dressing from Martha Stewart – I used a rice cooker. This saved me a lot of hassle. I made the stuffing the day before
Gluten-Free Corn Bread Muffins from Happily Unprocessed, made by my sister-in-law, Sarah. I am in LOVE with this cornbread.
Sweet Potato Mash
White Potato Mash
Thanksgiving Salad, by my mother-in-law
Brussal Sprouts sauteed with bacon, by my mother-in-law
Jell0, made by my my husband’s aunt Dorothy.
I actually ended up serving the rice pudding to my nieces and nephews for breakfast the morning after because we already had a lot of dessert.
Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding from the Foodnetwork.com
Crustless coconut pumpkin Pie
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake, my sister-in-law made.
I really thought his menu was good. The highlight for me, was that gluten-free cornbread. I love recipes with cornmeal, and I will be trying that cornbread recipe out for myself again soon.
Here are some new kitchen tools that I purchased this year that made my Thanksgiving pre go much smoother.