11 Irresistible Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

11 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Sides

If you’re expecting Thanksgiving guests with food allergies and intolerances, don’t panic. Gluten-free cooking is easier than you may think, and these gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes will impress your friends and family while making them feel as though their diet knows no restrictions.

Roasted Fall Vegetables

Roasted-Fall-Vegetables-6Source: Love Grows Wild

Roasted vegetables are a simple and effortless side dish, and look impressive when the cook chooses colorful ingredients. Vary your veggies for a beautiful (and budget friendly) gluten free side.

Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts With Cranberries and Pecans


Roasted Brussels sprouts give this beautiful salad a healthy edge. Gorgonzola, cranberries, and walnuts make it a delicious and easy to prepare side dish.

Note: This tasty Brussels sprouts recipe does call for barley, which is not gluten-free. However, you can swap it out for short grain brown rice or even buckwheat!

Roasted Delicata with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted-Delicata-with-Cranberries-and-PumpkinseedsSource: The Good Stuff

This eye-pleasing side dish will awaken all of your senses — vibrant harvest colors and the bright taste of fresh thyme are perfect for your gluten free Thanksgiving table.

Super Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Super-Skinny-Mashed-PotatoesSource: The Good Stuff

Fluffy mashed potatoes are almost always gluten free (watch out for gravy, which usually contains gluten.) These mashed potatoes include cauliflower to lighten the dish and add nutrients like fiber, folate, and vitamin C.

Marbled Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Marbled-Mashed-Sweet-PotatoesSource: The Good Stuff

If you’re grappling with which potato you’ll choose in your market’s produce section, why not shake things up? Sweet potatoes and Yukon golds make this dish a memorable one for you and your guests.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan-Green-Bean-Casserole-2Source: Eat the Love

This vegan, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, grain-free green bean casserole could be the recipe that saves Thanksgiving. Leaving virtually no one behind, diet-wise, the traditional notion of green bean casserole can be achieved no matter how restricted your diet may be.

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Paleo-Cranberry-Sauce-1Source: Amazing Paleo

It’s not Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce, and this recipe combines three types of citrus with allspice for a perfectly well-rounded flavor that will beat the canned variety any day!

Gluten Free Turkey Gravy

Gluten Free Turkey GravySource: Gluten Free on a Shoestring

Thanksgiving is a holiday that demands gravy — here are step-by-step instructions for making a turkey gravy that no one will believe is gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

Pull-Apart-Dinner-RollsSource: My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Say goodbye to dry and heavy gluten-free roll substitutes — buttery and light pull apart rolls are within your sights on a gluten-free diet. Brush melted butter on these rolls after they’re done baking for an impressive Thanksgiving side.

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

oven-roasted-cauliflower-with-garlic-olive-oil-and_6611Source: KitchMe

Not your grandmother’s way to prepare cauliflower, this gluten-free dish is garlicky and flavorful.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed CornSource: The Good Stuff

The easiest recipe you’ll find this holiday season will make it an easy side to prepare for any Thanksgiving gathering.


  • http://mygluten-freekitchen.com/ Michelle Palin

    What a great round-up! Thanks so much for including my dinner rolls. I’ll be pinning this to refer back to next year too!

  • Gluten Free gal

    The brussel sprouts recipe contain barley which is not gluten free!?!
    Please be careful what you are recommending!!

    • couponscom

      Hi Gluten Free Gal,
      Thank you for catching that, and we’re so sorry for the mistake! We actually wanted to provide an alternative to this ingredient, and found a forum thread on Celiac.com that recommends short grain brown rice or even buckwheat as a substitute for barley. You can read it here: http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/52501-substitute-for-barley/

      Thank you again for pointing this out to us! :)

    • Gluten Free gal

      I appreciate your very prompt follow up and that you cared enough to make an alternative suggestion to the barley.