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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu

by Kristen

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu

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 on 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 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 crockpots 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 smooth them out quickly.  I also cooked my turkey in a countertop 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

Brussels Sprouts sauteed with bacon, by my mother-in-law.

Jell0, made by 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 many desserts.

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding from the Foodnetwork.com

Crustless coconut pumpkin Pie

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake, my sister-in-law made.

Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

Thanksgiving Spread

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.

Thanksgiving wild rice stuffing

Some new kitchen tools that I purchased this year made my Thanksgiving prep go much smoother.


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I love this!! I have to eat gluten free too 🙂


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