19 Gluten and Dairy-Free Holiday Recipes


19 Fabulous Gluten and Dairy-Free Whole Food Recipes! This line up is great for those with special dietary needs so they can enjoy traditional Holiday Fare.

Well, Thanksgiving is almost upon us and Christmas follows soon after.

If you’re like me, maybe you still have a little thinking to do – about what Holiday recipes you will be making (and eating :-)!)

We’ve been sick here so I am quite behind on Thanksgiving prep, and still hoping we will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving and dinner with our friends.

Regardless, likely I will make something on this great list!

For me, Holiday meals always mean turkey, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie, and stuffing, and…and…

not being able to sit comfortably once the meal was over.  You too?

Since going whole foods and sugar free, things have changed for the most part.

I still eat a little too much, but that horrible groggy “I just want to lie in bed the rest of the day” feeling doesn’t really happen anymore.

When you replace all that sugar, white flour, and fake food with wholesome goodness, you can enjoy the bounty of the season while nourishing your body as well.

So – I am thrilled to share with you all some of the recipes that I have my eye on this year from all around the blogosphere:

 Side Dishes and Breads

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon by The Nourishing Gourmet

We have a favorite way of cooking brussels sprouts here, but I think this recipe would easily take its place!

Mini Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins by Queen of Quinoa

Sub in my Powdered Egg Replacer and candida-friendly sweetener if need be :-)!

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce with a Secret Ingredient by Real Sustenance

Mustardy Green Beans with Raisins and Pecans by Daily Bites

Can you tell I have a thing for green beans at Thanksgiving :-)!  Leave the raisins out if you need to, or use unsweetened cranberries.

Yam Casserole with Pecan Streusel  from Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

I would sub in a candida-friendly sweetener for the sweetener and for the orange juice.  I am not typically one for sweetened sweet potato dishes, but this one looks great!

Sweet Potato Buns by Diet Dessert N Dogs

What a great alternative to traditional white flour rolls!

Corn-Free Cornbread Muffins by Empowered Sustenance

I shared these on my Facebook page a few weeks ago.  Make sure you connect with me there if you haven’t already.  I share TONS of stuff I don’t have time to post about :-)!

Grain Free Stuffing by Deliciously Organic

Looks amazing! Sub in my Powdered Egg Replacer if necessary. Of course, it won’t be grain free then, unless you use all arrowroot for the starch.

Pancetta, Sprouts & Squash by Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

Moroccan Carrots by Me :-)

These carrots are really great.  Trust me!  We have the every year. We even had friends over who don’t care for carrots, and they liked these.

Paleo Buttery Garlic Mashed “Potatoes” by Real Sustenance

I love making mashed cauliflower.  I’ve used it on top of this Adzuki Bean Shepherd’s Pie.  Super creamy and low carb!

Quinoa Stuffing by Queen of Quinoa

Typically my husband doesn’t care for quinoa, but I think he would LOVE this.

Crispy Sweet Potatoes by Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

We LOVE Sweet Potatoes.  I love this simple, yet new take on them!



Pumpkin Brownie Pie (or tarts) by A Dash of Compassion

Sub in gluten free whole grain flour and a candida-friendly sweetener if necessary.
And you could use my Homemade Chocolate Chips for the chocolate drizzle :-)!

 Dairy Free Pumpkin Cheesecake by Practical Stewardship

I would use an alternate crust to avoid the dates (perhaps this nut crust).  Looks great!

Pecan Pie (Grain Free, Paleo) by Deliciously Organic

I haven’t had pecan pie in years!  I think my Powdered Egg Replacer or flax or chia gel would sub nicely here.

Pumpkin Lucuma Cheesecake by Sweetly Raw

Heather’s creations are just gorgeous!
I would skip the dates in the crust and replace them with chia and more sweetener, or just do that nut crust from this pie.

Personal Pumpkin Pie by Almonds and Avocados

Again, I would use my nut crust for this to avoid the dates.

Chocolate – Pumpkin Pots de Creme by Ricki Heller
Yum!  Need I say more?

and our old standby favorite (my son said this is what he wants this year :-))…

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies! Gluten, Dairy, Egg, and Sugar Free!

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?


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  1. What a great lineup! So many good things, but I especially like the mini pumpkin cornbread muffins. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  2. Just want to thank you for putting together such a wonderful collection of yummy, healthy REAL foods. So refreshing!! (I found this via Pennywise Platter).

  3. My Thanksgiving stomach chamber is officially OPEN! :)