Gluten Free and Food Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I am sure many of you are busy prepping for the big day already. If you, a loved one or a guest has special dietary needs and you would like have a dish or a full spread that everyone can enjoy, I made it easier for you.

Here is a Thanksgiving meal that is gluten free and food allergy friendly from some of our good friends in the community. Try one or try them all. I’m sure you’ll find a favorite or two that will be a part of your recipe collection.

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Crockpot Herb Turkey Breast

This recipe by fellow Allergy mom Megan Lavin of is the answer to two of the most common Thanksgiving dilemma — 1. The turkey is too big for the family and 2. Dry Turkey Breast. Since it’s made in a crock pot, there will be more room in the oven for other dishes. She even included a bonus recipe for an easy Onion Mushroom gravy.

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Quick and Easy Stove top Dressing (Stuffing)

In one of the episodes of Getting Candid with Rochie, our dear friend Chef Martha aka AllergyDragon prepared this recipe for dressing (we call it “stuffing” here in Jersey) while we’re chatting live. Yup, it’s that easy to make. You can check out the video here.

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Instant Pot Okinawan Sweet Potatoes, Two Ways

Did you know that there are several types of sweet potatoes? If you visit an Asian store, you will be surprised to see a variety of sweet potatoes at very affordable prices. Why settle for the same old orange one when you can have a festive purple instead? Check out this super easy recipe by our dear friend Sharon Wong of NutfreeWok. You can even customize it to either savory or sweet too.

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Gluten Free Cornmeal Biscuits

These biscuit recipe by another OG food allergy mom, Sandi Gaetner of Fearlessdining is one of the best ones I have tried so far. You can’t tell that it is gluten free at all. Why wait for Thanksgiving to make some when you can enjoy it all year round.

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Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving will not be complete without cranberry sauce. Do you agree? While it is convenient to grab a can, transfer the contents to a service dish and call it a day, making your own is definitely worth it. Not only in terms of flavor but the health benefits too. The extra calories saved can be exchanged for a bigger slice of pie right?

I’m sure this super easy recipe by Adrienne of Wholenewmom will be a staple in our holiday table.

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Apple Butter Pie

If you need a break from the traditional apple or pumpkin pie, why not try this recipe created by Jacqui of DishingDelish. Not only did she combine the taste of apples and the texture of pumpkin, she created something delish that can be your family’s next favorite. Making your own apple butter is one of the best ways to use those apples you gathered from your last farm/picking trip.

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Warm Sugar Plum Winter Cocktail

No party is complete without a “mom drink” right? K.C. The G-Free Foodie got it covered. This cocktail will not make the festivities extra special, it will be a nice comfy treat during the cold winter months.

Asian Style Stir Fried Green Beans

Of course, the Thanksgiving table will not be complete without the green beans. So, here is our family’s favorite recipe. Low in calories yet packed with flavor, this is always a hit with the vegetable lovers and picky veggie eater guests.

If you are looking for a dairy free mashed potatoes too, here’s our go-to recipe.

I guess, I got almost everything covered. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Make sure to let me know in the comment section.


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