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9 Great Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

You can easily round out the turkey day traditional dishes with sides that accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.
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Between the gravy, pecan pie, and stuffing, Thanksgiving is not the most gluten-free friendly holiday. But with an eye towards seasonal produce and a few little tweaks, you can easily round out the turkey day traditional dishes with sides that accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.

Keeping all the side dishes vegetable-centric, like these Za'atar Roasted Carrots, is a great way to ensure that there are plenty of naturally gluten-free options to be had. And using gluten-free flours to thicken Thanksgiving classics, like Sweet Corn Casserole and Creamed Spinach, is a way to reinvent old favorites without the wheat.

Read on for the recipes. And for more gluten-free holiday entertaining ideas, see this list of the best gluten-free crackers and appetizers to serve them with!

Healthy Sweet Corn Pudding with Scallions
This easy sweet corn pudding recipe uses almond milk and gluten-free flour, making it healthy and dairy-free. It makes a wonderful, quick dinner casserole. Get the recipe for Healthy Sweet Corn Pudding with Scallions here.
Curried Cauliflower Casserole
This curried cauliflower casserole uses Greek yogurt to make it both rich and healthy. It gets its kick from Madras curry powder. Use gluten-free breadcrumbs for the crunchy topping. Get the recipe for Curried Cauliflower Casserole here.
Roasted Carrots with Za’atar
This recipe features warm carrots that have been oven-roasted and glazed with a mixture of olive oil and za'atar for a great caramelized texture. Get the recipe for Roasted Carrots with Za’atar here.
Spinach Mashed Potatoes
Put a unique twist on mashed potatoes with spinach and vegetable or chicken stock for added flavor. This is a healthier alternative to creamy dairy-heavy mashed potatoes. Get the recipe for Spinach Mashed Potatoes here.
Baked Acorn Squash with Maple-Sriracha Glaze
This recipe for baked acorn squash is hearty and has a nice tangy kick from the maple sriracha glaze. Get the recipe for Baked Acorn Squash with Maple-Sriracha Glaze here.
Swiss Chard Gratin
This hot Swiss Chard Gratin is a satisfying dish that has a delicious and lightly crunchy topping that uses gluten-free breadcrumbs and coarsely grated gruyere. Get the recipe for Swiss Chard Gratin here.
Healthy Creamed Spinach
This creamed spinach is healthy and gluten-free. It uses a rice flour based béchamel and has a smooth texture from a dollop of yogurt. Get the recipe for Healthy Creamed Spinach here.
Mashed Turnips with Miso Butter
This recipe uses sweet, salty miso to balance the bitterness of the turnips. The butter makes the dish extra silky. Get the recipe for Mashed Turnips with Miso Butter here.
Roasted Pumpkin Wedges with Chili, Lime, and Cotija
These pumpkin wedges are roasted with a little brown sugar and topped with cotija cheese, lime, and chili for a sweet, salty, and spicy side dish. Get the recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Wedges with Chili, Lime, and Cotija here.


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