Great Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
Right before the big Thanksgiving meal, my favorite aunt once announced her new vegetarian status to all us kids, and I remember my mother dutifully making room for a Tofurkey in the oven, right next to the Big bird. (Personally, I’d prefer to make a meal out of vegetarian Thanksgiving sides than make-believe meat, but to each his own.) This year presents a new challenge for many cooks: friends and family who, either by choice or medical necessity, are avoiding gluten. What does that mean for the big feast?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. Obviously, stuffing the bird with seasoned bread is out. Not only does bread stuffing contain gluten, but people with a severe gluten intolerance would probably have to avoid the bird itself.
If your holiday table includes someone who avoids gluten, consider a rice-based stuffing instead, such as this wild rice stuffing. (Be sure to choose a gluten-free bullion.)
Thickening the gravy with flour also won’t do. Instead, try this easy gravy made with corn-starch. (Again, be sure your stock or bullion has “gluten-free” on the label.)
Pie crust is another gluten no-no. But what guest (gluten-sensitive or not!) wouldn’t be delighted by these gluten-free maple pumpkin custards?
Here are more great gluten-free (and vegetarian) recipes for your holiday menu — or any time, for that matter.
This very summer-y dish can easily do double-duty as a terrific — and delicious — Thanksgiving side.
You can freeze this dish for up to two weeks — a perfect for way to save time on a busy holiday.
Cinnamon and vanilla give this slow-cooker apple dessert a flavor that defies any “healthy” labels. It’s that good!
Here’s another dessert that’s so good — thanks to honey and almonds — you’ll want to make it all the time.
Set this out on the holiday buffet table as a bonus snack treat. Or think about breakfast the next morning.
Try all of these delicious gluten-free recipes!