Wicked Holiday Guide

Wicked Holiday Guide

Wicked Holiday Guide

If you need gluten free Thanksgiving options, you came to the right place! I have listed some safe foods for you to indulge in.

Since this is the first Thanksgiving I have to think about gluten free options, I want to help you too. (Well, if you are also gluten intolerant).

Thanksgiving is the time when the aroma of roasting turkey wafts through the air, and the promise of a food-induced nap looms. But for those of us on the gluten-free bandwagon, the holiday season can seem like a culinary minefield. I recently learned that I have a gluten intolerance. It was a sad, sad day. But knowledge is power, and I’m glad I now know why I felt so bloated after eating pizza.

I’ve done some research and found some tasty gluten free Thanksgiving foods for people just like me. To my surprise there are many wonderful mains and side dishes. Spoiler alert-the dessert will be the hardest part. You will need to make sure to have a gluten free crust, or just stick to the non-crust options like ice cream. Apple crisp, flourless chocolate cake, and gluten-free cookies also make for sweet endings to your gluten-free Thanksgiving feast.

How To Have “The Talk” With Your Parents

In this case, I’m talking about the gluten free talk. This will be the first year where I’ll have to break the news that I can’t eat my aunt’s famous blueberry pie. Or the buttered rolls that they always put on the table. If you’re like me, having that conversation is difficult because your parents don’t really even understand what “gluten free” even means. Tell them not to worry. Thankfully, most of the dishes you can eat. You might just have to opt out of the stuffing (or bring your own).

While the rest of the table may be laden with gluten-rich goodies, your plate will be a testament to the fact that a gluten-free Thanksgiving can be just as decadent and satisfying. So, arm yourself with knowledge, check those labels, and dive into a gluten-free Thanksgiving that will leave your taste buds singing and your belly full. Stay tuned for some mouthwatering gluten-free recipes down below. I want you to have a great Thanksgiving with your friends and family!

  • Gluten Free Stuffing

    It’s really difficult to imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing. So if you need a gluten free option, I found this one from Williams Sonoma. While I’ve never tried it, I do know that making stuffing from a box is kind of cheating, but it’s SO much easier than making it from scratch.

    homemade stuffing in a bowl

    You can make stuffing by using gluten free bread at the grocery store. Or you can use a recipe from a box. Either way, it’s going to make your gut feel better!

  • Turkey

    You’re safe here with just an old fashioned Thanksgiving turkey! Especially if you are going to buy your own turkey and bake it yourself. Just make sure no wheat flour is added to it. No “fried” turkey for you (which is healthier in the long run anyways, right?) Also, stay away from the gravy. That will be one of the most gluten-heavy items at the Thanksgiving table. If you want to make your own here’s a recipe.

    Traditional Roasted Turkey

    Turkey is beyond fine for anyone who has a gluten allergy or intolerance. And thank goodness because it’s the main attraction on the dinner table!

  • Sweet Potato Casserole

    You’re in luck because one of the tastiest Thanksgiving side dishes is already gluten free! The sweet potato casserole has always been a favorite of mine. Sometimes I have it with the marshmallow, and some years I don’t. Either way it’s delicious!!

    Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole for Thanksgiving

    Rejoice!! The sweet potato casserole is gluten free and absolutely delish.

  • Yummy Mashed Potatoes

    One of the most incredible Thanksgiving dishes is a huge bowl of good ol’ mashed potatoes. And thank goodness that potatoes don’t contain gluten. So yes, mashed potatoes are perfectly safe for those with gluten allergies. Feel free to add extra butter 😉

    A bowl of delicious mashed potatoes with melted butter.

    It’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without mashed potatoes. But don’t worry, they’re gluten free!

  • Green Bean Mushroom Casserole

    Most times green been casserole is found with gluten in it because of the onion rings. But lucky for you I found this gluten free recipe! This recipe is completely wheat-free, and probably very delicious!

    Gluten-Free Green Bean-Mushroom Casserole with Panko-Style Fried Onion Rings

    Get Gluten-Free Green Bean-Mushroom Casserole with Panko-Style Fried Onion Rings Recipe from Food Network

  • Gluten Free Cornbread

    We wouldn’t be a country station if we didn’t give you a proper gluten free cornbread recipe! Yehaw! Here’s a recipe I found that make your gut (and your heart) very happy! Don’t forget a side of cinnamon butter. You can thank me later.

    Gluten-Free Cornbread - Bake as Muffins or Squares

    Gluten-Free Cornbread is sweet, fluffy, and pairs perfectly with chili, soups, and BBQ. Slice into squares, or make as cornbread muffins.

  • Gluten Free Apple Pie Recipe

    There’s something incredible traditional about pies on Thanksgiving. But the apple pie is on a whole different American level in my opinion. There’s nothing more New England than a great apple pie. Here’s a recipe I found that I’m sure tastes incredible. Don’t forget a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream. Don’t forget, stay away from any pies unless you know the crust is gluten free.

    Gluten-Free Apple Pie

    Delicious fresh apple filling in a tender gluten-free pie crust.

  • Some Other Random Gluten Free Items

    You are also safe with the following side dishes: corn, cranberry sauce, carrots, squash, and salad.

    Good luck! And when in doubt, always read the labels, ask the host how it was prepared, or just don’t eat it if you’re scared at all. Any/all of these foods could have been cross-contaminated with other foods prepared with gluten.

  • What About Gluten Free Alcohol?

    Don’t worry, I have done the research on that too. You are safe with any of the following options in this blog.

    If You Are Gluten Free These 12 Alcoholic Options Will Be Nice To Your Gut

    I never thought I'd need to research gluten free alcoholic options, but here I am. I'm ready to share what I've learned to help you too! Why I need Gluten Free Alcoholic Options It felt like the saddest day of my life when I discovered that I am intolerant to gluten and dairy.

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