I’ve gathered together a collection of our favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes (that are also mostly dairy-free) that are not only super easy to make, but are also incredibly tasty and are sure to be crowd favorites!
This means that even those with Celiac disease or gluten or lactose intolerances can still have a tasty Thanksgiving – no more missing out of delicious food because of dietary restrictions!
Here’s a quick overview of the delicious side dishes we have in the roundup… are you hungry yet?
(For all the gluten-free Thanksgiving sides in their full glory, please scroll further down to the middle of the post!)
- Classic Sides: We’ve got classic recipes such as sweet potato casserole, turkey gravy, 20-minute cranberry sauce (to go with roast turkey thighs!), and crispy fried onions.
- Potato Recipes: For potato lovers, we’ve included the ever-popular creamy mashed potatoes, hasselback potatoes, and scalloped potatoes.
- Corn Recipes: Love corn? Take your pick from corn casserole, skillet cornbread, pumpkin cornbread, cornbread stuffing, or easy corn muffins.
- Casseroles: Want a heartier side that can also double as a main? We have mac and cheese, hash brown casserole, broccoli casserole, green bean casserole.
- Soup Recipes: If you’re a big fan of soup (and consider it a side dish), I’ve got you covered with cream of mushroom soup, broccoli cheddar soup, creamy potato soup and tasty pumpkin soup!
- Salad Recipes: Prefer a salad? I’ve got a beautiful roasted delicata squash salad or fennel apple salad that will be a perfect compliment to any main.
- Veggie Recipes: If you really enjoy veggies as a star, you’re going to love sautéed Brussels sprouts and air fryer green beans!
- Charcuterie: And while a charcuterie board is probably more of an appetizer than a side, we can’t not include this beautiful cheese and meat board!
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole (Dairy-Free)
Whether you consider sweet potato casserole a dessert, a side dish, or both, it’s undeniably decadent, delicious, and everything you want in a single bite. A bed of creamy mashed sweet potatoes topped with a crunchy cinnamon pecan streusel topping, this is heaven in a casserole dish! You definitely want to make this for Thanksgiving. Gluten-free and dairy-free too, but if you don’t tell, no one would ever know!
Easy Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy (Dairy-Free)
This homemade gluten-free turkey gravy recipe is flavorful, rich and perfect with your Thanksgiving turkey, drizzled over mashed potatoes, or for dipping biscuits in. Totally dairy-free too, but no one would care! Make a batch for your holiday table this season!
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup (Gluten-free)
This super creamy pumpkin soup is deliciously flavorful and makes the perfect appetizer or light meal on colder days. Make a big pot with just 7 ingredients in only 45 minutes! You’ll definitely want to make this on repeat. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan too.
Easy Gluten-Free Cornbread (Dairy-Free)
This easy gluten-free cornbread is crusty on the outside with a toothy texture that you’ll absolutely love. Made in a cast iron skillet, it comes out perfect every time. Eat this skillet cornbread with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, as a side dish to barbecue or chili con carne, or use it to make cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner! Dairy-free too.
20-Minute Gluten-Free Cranberry Sauce (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
Make this homemade gluten-free cranberry sauce from scratch in just 20 minutes with only 4 ingredients! Rich and flavorful, cranberry sauce is a must-have side at your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas table, and its vibrant color and tart and sweet taste makes it irresistible! Also dairy-free and vegan!
Crispy Gluten-Free Fried Onions (Vegan)
These gluten-free fried onions are easy to make, flavorful and deliciously crispy! They’re perfect for topping your favorite casserole, or sprinkled on creamy soups for extra taste and crunch! Or eat them as a savory snack on their own! Totally dairy-free and vegan too.
Easy Gluten-Free Charcuterie Board
Jazz up your holiday table with this festive gluten-free charcuterie board! Flavorful and vibrantly colored, this charcuterie board is incredibly simple to put together, and will definitely elevate any party! Get ready to wow your guests with this beautiful appetizer this holiday season!
Easy Gluten-Free Corn Muffins (Dairy-Free)
Easy gluten-free corn muffins which are toothy and slightly sweet. Perfect with a generous drizzle of honey, or to accompany a cozy bowl of chili con carne. Make a batch of muffins in just 30 minutes, and serve them as a side dish or appetizer at your Thanksgiving table, or an anytime snack. Dairy-free too.
Creamy Gluten-Free Scalloped Potatoes (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
These easy creamy gluten-free scalloped potatoes are a must-have side dish at your Thanksgiving table, Christmas dinner, or any other special occasion! Thinly-sliced potato rounds baked till tender in a creamy and flavorful sauce that doesn’t require cream, milk or cheese at all! This is completely gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, but no one would know!
Easy Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing (Dairy-Free)
This amazingly easy gluten-free cornbread stuffing (aka cornbread dressing) is made with our favorite cornbread, fresh vegetables, and herbs for incredible flavor and taste. Use this for stuffing your turkey or serve as a side dish on Thanksgiving and during the holidays! It’s also dairy-free, and vegetarian but no one would know!
Moist Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cornbread (Dairy-Free)
This easy gluten-free pumpkin cornbread is deliciously moist yet toothy, and has the right amount of pumpkin flavor. Ready in just 40 minutes, it’s perfect for breakfast or a snack with a drizzle of honey, served alongside chili or even on it’s own at the Thanksgiving table. It’s totally dairy-free too, but honestly, no one would care! Bake a batch today!
Roasted Delicata Squash Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
This beautiful roasted delicata squash salad is the perfect fall side dish – slices of delicata squash roasted until tender on top of a bed of greens and a simple dressing, this is one dish you’ll want for your holiday table! Gluten-free and vegan too.
Crispy Hasselback Potatoes (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
These crispy Hasselback potatoes are super easy to make, have insanely crispy skins with tender soft interiors, and are flavored with fragrant garlic and fresh parsley! Made in the air fryer or oven, they are the perfect side dish or appetizer, and are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan too! Make them for Thanksgiving or during the holidays because these gorgeous spuds are sure to wow your guests!
Creamy Gluten-Free Potato Soup (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
This thick and creamy gluten-free potato soup is a delicious blend of potatoes and veggies. It’s perfect as a light meal or a tasty appetizer during the cooler days of fall. Totally dairy-free and vegan too. Make a huge pot today so your whole family can enjoy!
Fennel Apple Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Salads aren’t just the summer! This gorgeous fennel and apple salad is great for enjoying as a healthy side dish during the fall and winter months, and will make a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner and holiday table. Ready in just 10 minutes, this salad is also gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan too!
Air Fryer Green Beans (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
The simplest air fryer green beans that are perfect as a healthy snack or an easy side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, for making green bean casserole, or simply to grace your holiday dinner table. Ready in less than 15 minutes, this gluten-free green beans recipe is about to be your perfect side dish! Totally dairy-free and vegan too!
Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts (Gluten-Free)
This sautéed shredded Brussels sprouts recipe is bursting with flavor – citrus lemon balances out the natural bitterness of Brussels sprouts, and is garnished with grated parmesan cheese that makes this healthy dish feel just a little more luxurious. Ready in just 25 minutes, this is naturally gluten-free and is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas or anytime during the holidays.
Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
Rich, velvety and flavorful, this gluten-free cream of mushroom soup is perfect for warming up to on chilly days. Enjoy it topped with sautéed mushrooms, crunchy croutons and fresh herbs for a hearty appetizer or light meal. Dairy-free and vegan too.
Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts (Gluten-Free,Vegan)
If you love Brussels sprouts, you’ll be in for a treat with this impossibly easy recipe for crispy air fryer Brussels Sprouts that cook up in just 20 minutes and use very little oil. These make a great appetizer or side dish. Gluten-free and vegan.
Gluten-Free Hash Brown Casserole (Dairy-Free)
You’re going to love this delicious gluten-free hash brown casserole! With a creamy and cheesy hash brown filling topped with a crunchy layer of corn flakes, this comforting casserole is perfect for a hearty breakfast or satisfying meal, and feeds a crowd as well! Dairy-free too.
Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese Bake (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
Hearty, comforting and oh-so-cheesy, this gluten-free mac and cheese bake has a crunchy topping that contrasts beautifully with the creamy texture of the filling. This macaroni cheese casserole is the perfect comfort food for cozying up to, not just during the colder months, but anytime you wish! Totally dairy-free and vegan too.
Gluten-Free Broccoli Casserole (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
This gluten-free broccoli casserole is warm, filling, comforting and delicious. It can be prepared beforehand and easily feeds a crowd, making it the perfect meal for colder months. Totally dairy-free and vegan too!
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