The Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes {Dairy-Free Options}

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The BEST gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipes! From breakfast, side dishes, rolls, to desserts we’ve got everything you need with the best gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes. Most of these easy Thanksgiving recipes also have a dairy-free option. 

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Post originally published November 2017, updated October 2020, updated November 2021.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Need a little help planning your gluten-free Thanksgiving menu? I have put together a collection of gluten-free recipes to take the stress out of your gluten-free Thanksgiving.

From your favorite holiday breakfast recipes, easy gluten-free bread recipes, traditional side dishes, and show-stopping desserts. I promise you will not have to miss out on any of your favorite Thanksgiving foods because you are gluten-free. Many of the recipes also include a dairy-free option.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

Start your Thanksgiving day off right by making a special holiday breakfast!

Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes {Dairy-Free & Vegan Option} This is my tried and true no-fail fluffy gluten-free pancake recipe. I know your family will love them as much as mine.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls {Dairy-Free Option} You can still have your soft and gooey cinnamon rolls! It’s a holiday tradition you can share even if you are gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Option} This easy breakfast casserole is always one of my family’s favorites! It can also be made easily ahead of time.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes {Dairy-Free & Vegan Options} The pumpkin twist to my gluten-free pancake recipe.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin French Toast Casserole {Dairy-Free Option} A pumpkin twist to French toast casserole. This recipe can also be made ahead of time.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread {Dairy-Free} Everyone always loves my pumpkin bread!  It’s moist and perfectly spiced.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Crumb Muffins {Dairy-Free Option} Pumpkin muffins are so easy to make. I can’t resist the brown sugar crumb topping!

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Crumb Muffins {Dairy-Free Option} If you don’t have any pumpkin fans, my apple crumb muffins are super easy to make. If you have apple sauce you can make these muffins!

Gluten-Free Baked Pumpkin Donuts {Dairy-Free} These donuts are super easy to make and such a treat!

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Biscuits {Dairy-Free Option} All the flavors of cinnamon rolls in a biscuit! If you’ve had Hardee’s cinnamon biscuits then you know what I’m talking about. My recipe leaves out the raisins.

Easy Gluten-Free Waffles {Dairy-Free & Vegan Option} Fluffy, soft on the inside, and crispy waffles made with only a few simple ingredients.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles {Dairy-Free Option} a pumpkin twist on my gluten-free waffle recipe.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Casserole {Dairy-Free Option} The traditional egg breakfast casserole.

Eggs Benedict Casserole {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Option} All of the flavors you love from Eggs Benedict in an easy overnight breakfast casserole.

Gluten-Free Sausage Balls {Dairy-Free Option} A classic holiday recipe for the traditional Southern recipe for sausage balls.

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Gluten-Free Bread To Serve At Thanksgiving

Making gluten-free dinner rolls and bread for the holidays is easier than you think!

Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls {Dairy-Free Option} Making gluten-free yeast rolls is easier than you think. Yes, you can still have a soft and delicious dinner roll!

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits {Dairy-Free Option} If you want to skip out on making yeast rolls, which take a little time, try my gluten-free biscuits! Biscuits are so easy to make and go perfectly with all of your Thanksgiving dinner favorites.

Gluten-Free Sweet Cornbread {Dairy-Free Option} Cornbread is so easy to make! My recipe can be used for cornbread stuffing or to be served with your holiday meal.  

Gluten-Free Side Dish Recipes

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

All of your favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving are easily made gluten-free.

Easy Gluten-Free Stuffing {Dairy-Free} You do not have to miss out on savory stuffing because you are gluten-free! I have a super easy recipe that takes just like you remember.

Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing {Dairy-Free Option} The classic Southern recipe for cornbread stuffing made gluten-free! This recipe includes my gluten-free cornbread recipe and also has a dairy-free option.

Gluten-Free Gravy {Dairy-Free Option} Make your turkey gravy in minutes with my easy recipe!

Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole {Dairy-Free Option} Thanksgiving would not be complete without green bean casserole! My easy recipe included the cream of mushroom and fried onions recipe.

Gluten-Free Cheesy Green Bean Casserole {Dairy-Free Option}  Green bean casserole made with cheese was how my Mom made it for every holiday. I can’t imagine green bean casserole any other way.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole {Dairy-Free Option} The classic sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows.

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole The Paleo version of my sweet potato casserole is not only gluten-free but dairy-free, grain-free, and has no refined sugar. It’s topped with a crunchy pecan crumble

Gluten-Free Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese My gluten-free mac and cheese is front and center at every holiday meal!  This creamy gluten-free macaroni and cheese is baked southern style.

Gluten-Free Corn Casserole A soft and sweet cornbread casserole that is made with only a few simple ingredients. I make it every year and it’s one of my family’s favorites!

Gluten-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup {Dairy-Free & Vegan Option} This recipe is so easy to make and it’s perfect for making casseroles.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

The desserts are everyone’s favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner!

Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie {Dairy-Free-Option} This gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe has an easy Chex cereal crust. You can also use my traditional gluten-free pie crust recipe as well.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Bars{Dairy-Free Option} Pumpkin pie bars are the easiest way to make pumpkin pie! A simple gluten-free graham cracker crust cuts the time it takes to make pumpkin pie in half.

Southern Gluten-Free Pecan Pie {Dairy-Free Option} Pecan pie is my daughter’s favorite. This is one pie that is always on our Thanksgiving table. Sometimes I make two and add mini chocolate chips to the second pie.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars {Dairy-Free Option} An easy recipe for the classic gluten-free pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. This pumpkin gluten-free dessert bar also has a dairy-free option.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie {Dairy-Free & Vegan Options} This gluten-free apple pie recipe has perfectly spiced apples baked inside a flaky gluten-free crust. This classic homemade apple pie also has a dairy-free and vegan (egg-free) option.

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Pie {Dairy-Free Option} Apple pie is a classic! Dutch apple pie has a beautiful crumb topping.

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp {Dairy-Free Option} Apple crisp is one of the easiest desserts to make! I can’t get enough of the brown sugar oat crumble topping. Especially topped with vanilla ice cream.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake {Gluten-Free} All the flavor of pumpkin cheesecake without all of the work! This no-bake cheesecake is super creamy and full of pumpkin flavor.

Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes These mini cheesecakes are so easy to make! You can top them with your favorite toppings.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bundt Cake {Dairy-Free Option} A  moist gluten-free pumpkin cake that is perfectly spiced and has a maple vanilla glaze.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll is a perfectly spiced and soft gluten-free pumpkin cake filled with a cream cheese frosting. This gluten-free pumpkin cake recipe also has a dairy-free option.

Gluten-Free Cranberry Oatmeal Bars {Dairy-Free Option} These cranberry bars are one of my absolute favorite Thanksgiving desserts! I have even been known to eat them for breakfast.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Cookies {Dairy-Free Option} These gluten-free pumpkin cookies are super moist, yet light and fluffy.

Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie {Dairy-Free Option} This coconut cream pie is so creamy and has an easy coconut macaroon crust.

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Gluten-Free Pie Crust

If you are looking for a no-fail pie crust to make your favorite gluten-free pie, try my easy Gluten-Fee Pie Crust recipe! This recipe also has a dairy-free option.

Ingredient Substitutions

I have tested these gluten-free recipes with dairy-free ingredient substitutions.

  • For the milk in the recipes you can substitute it with unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened coconut milk. I personally use unsweetened almond milk.
  • For the butter in the recipes you can use dairy-free or vegan butter. I like Smart Balance buttery spread.

An Easy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

I have put together all of my favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes to make it easy to have the best Thanksgiving meal!  Please let me know if there is a recipe that you would like to see added. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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About Audrey Roberts

I'm Audrey Roberts, a busy mama of four and I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. I make gluten-free family-friendly recipes that are simple and delicious that you can too! I use easy to find ingredients that won't break your budget. You will also find dairy-free options and Paleo recipes. I am also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, which is an Amazon Best Selling Cookbook in the US and Internationally. Living gluten-free since 2010. I hope by me sharing my journey it may help you with yours.

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  1. I just wanted to say Thank You for
    1. being an amazing cook/baker
    2. Publishing this book of recipes for GFDF
    3. Giving me such a freedom in cooking again and IT TASTES GREAT haha not like cardboard!
    I’ve always enjoyed cooking and baking until I had to change my diet of gluten and dairy and man oh man what a change that is! But again
    thank You—it’s wonderful again. God Bless you and yours!

    1. Thank you so much Frankie you really blessed me. You are so welcome, I love sharing the recipes I make for my family and helping others.

  2. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease twenty one years ago. At that time, there were approximately three cookbooks. THREE! Nothing I made tasted anything like what I was used to. And everything I made took forrrrrrevvvvvver ! Needless to say, I just stopped eating the foods I loved that contained any gluten. Now, with your help, I can finally eat my favorite foods that I remember from childhood. And bonus lol, you’ve made cooking/baking fun again!

    1. Jennifer, you just made my night and totally blessed me! I am so happy that you are enjoying the foods from your childhood and are having fun cooking and baking again.

  3. My son made the coconut cream pie on Saturday and loved it . So easy, smells awesome and was gone quick. Want to try a banana cream using the coconut crust tonight . Thanks 😊

  4. i used this recipe tonight when making our turkey tonight. it turned out so well! it tastes AMAZING. thank you so much Regards Maria

    1. It makes my heart so happy to hear that Maria! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe review. I am so happy that you enjoyed the turkey.