19 Gluten and Dairy-Free Holiday Recipes

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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 from The Nourishing Gourmet

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

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Mini Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins from Queen of Quinoa

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

Mini Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Cranberry Cherry Apple Sauce from Recipes to Nourish

Cranberry Cherry Apple Sauce

Mustardy Green Beans with Raisins and Pecans from 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.

Mustardy Green Beans

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!

Yam Casserole with Pecan Streusel

Sweet Potato Buns from Ricki Heller

What a great alternative to traditional white flour rolls!

Sweet Potato Buns

Paleo Cornbread Muffins from 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 :-)!

Paleo Cornbread Muffins

Grain-Free Stuffing and Paleo Biscuits from Deliciously Organic

 Grain-Free Stuffing and Paleo Biscuits

Pancetta, Sprouts & Squash from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

Pancetta, Sprouts, and Squash

Moroccan Carrots from Me 🙂

These carrots are really great.  Trust me!  We have them almost every Thanksgiving. We even had friends over who don't care for carrots, and they liked these.

Moroccan Carrots

Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Cauliflower Mash from Wendy Polisi

Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Cauliflower Mash

Easy Quinoa Stuffing from Simply Quinoa

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

Easy Quinoa Stuffing

Crispy Sweet Potatoes from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

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

Crispy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet & Savory Balsamic Baked Red Onions from me

A balance between sweet and savory, these Balsamic Baked Red Onions are an easy side dish that dresses up every day meals and is perfect for special occasions too.

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake from Practical Stewardship

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

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pecan Pie (Grain Free, Paleo) from 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.

Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Lucuma Cheesecake from 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.

Pumpkin Lucuma Cheesecake

Perfect Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie from The Nourishing Home

Perfect Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate – Pumpkin Pots de Creme from Ricki Heller

Yum!  Need I say more?

Chocolate - Pumpkin Pots de Creme

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

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from me

Looking for Healthy Cookie Recipes or Allergy Free Cookies? These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free and Sugar-free. My boys LOVE them. In fact, whenever I talk about making cookies they ask for these! If you love snickerdoodles, you'll love these.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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  1. My Thanksgiving stomach chamber is officially OPEN! 🙂

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

  4. Thanks for the super round up. I am giving away two great prizes on my blog: a $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler robinsonlane.com and a copy of a new book published by fellow blogger, Kat Robinson. It is called Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State. I just know you will love either one. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-3-baked.html Come link up to enter.

  5. Featuring this awesome round-up, Adrienne! WOW! Drooling all over my keyboard! 🙂


  6. Visiting from Tasty Tuesday – enjoyed seeing your collection of yummy Thanksgiving food!

  7. These all look so yummy! I’m hosting a craft/recipe party and would love for you to submit this! 🙂



  8. these are great recipes. I love the crispy sweet potatoes. They look delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  9. Fabulous list! I want to make. . . oh, everything!! 😀 Hope you are feeling back to normal soon and can enjoy your Thanksgiving with family & friends! xo

    • I want to make it all too! Thanks for the well wishes. I am a good bit better today. Onward (though I did spend quite a small fortune on herbal remedies, etc. today. Oh the price to avoid antibiotics :-)).

  10. Heather Curran says:

    Quick question…why do you want to avoid the dates?

  11. What a fabulous roundup! I live in Canada so have already done the Thanksgiving thing but wish I could do it all over again with these recipes.

    Thanks for sharing my pumpkin brownie pie/tarts!

  12. These all look WONDERFUL!! Cannot wait to give some of them a whirl 🙂


  13. This is such a great list….wish I could eat them all! Ricki’s Pots de Creme caught me eye. I don’t have a dairy-free version of those on my blog yet but I need one.

    Thanks for including my crispy sweet potato recipe!

    Happy Thanksgiving!