Healthy Gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipes

Holidays can be hard when you're trying to eat healthy or you're on a special diet. But with these Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, you won't feel like you're missing out at all! 

Plus, they're all dairy free and gluten free too and refined sugar free--so you can enjoy without feeling the Thanksgiving hangover the next day!

Looking for some new whole food recipes to try this Thanksgiving?

Following are some fantastic Thanksgiving recipes from around the internet that are sure to nourish you in addition to tasting great.

Healthy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles--gluten-free with grain-free option

These are always a favorite! So good my boys ask for them often when I'm in a baking mood.

pumpkin snickerdoodles in a stack on a square white plate

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

healthy pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie Spice

A DIY must-have for all your pumpkin recipes.

pumpkin pie spice blend in jar

Gluten-Free Walnut and Kale Quinoa Stuffing - Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Gluten-Free Walnut and Kale Quinoa Stuffing

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

These were a huge hit in my home.  My kids say they taste like Enjoy Life cookies, but less sugar :-)!  No, they are not the typical pie recipe, but they'd be a great snacking option.  You could even make a cookie pie crust from them :-)!)

Looking for a Healthy Gluten Free Treat? These Soft Pumpkin Cookies are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Sugar Free - They remind us of Enjoy Life Cookies, but without all the sugar and very little sweetener at that! Great not just for fall, but all year round.

Zesty Spaghetti Squash Salad

spaghetti squash salad in a glass bowl with wooden serving spoon

Moroccan Carrots

(these are a family staple here.  Kid-friendly (well, everyone friendly, really)

Moroccan Carrots - kid friendly, vegan, paleo, whole30, gluten free, healthy

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

butternut squash pear soup

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

I have my own stand-by sprouts recipe, but we might just have to try this one soon!

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

A great way to have a pumpkin pie flavor for breakfast or anytime!

pumpkin chia pudding

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

sugar-free cranberry sauce in white bowl with oranges in background

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

This salad is not only tasty, but it's full of healthful goodness and looks gorgeous on any holiday table.

shaved brussels sprout salad in white bowl

Easiest Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe

This is literally THE easiest pie crust you will ever make.
We make multiple pies using this crust recipe every year--I never tire of the simplicity of it!

Easy Creamy Keto Mashed Potatoes (vegan option )

Mashed cauliflower is a delicious alternative to typical carb-loaded mashed potatoes.

cauliflower mashed potatoes with parsley garnish in gray bowl with silverware on side

Easy Pumpkin Custard

You can have the taste of pumpkin pie in a simple custard form with this delicious make-ahead dessert.

Three pumpkin pie custard desserts in a small clear glass each with a stainless spoon

Brown Butter and Caramelized Onion Mashed Cauliflower

Brown Butter and Caramelized Onion Mashed Cauliflower

Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasting vegetables makes them taste so amazing. And brussels sprouts are no exception!

fork lifting up oven roasted brussels sprouts with bacon

How to Make Whipped Coconut Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

Autoimmune Protocol Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

Just because you're strict AIP doesn't mean you can't enjoy pumpkin pie spice flavored treats! This blend replicates the flavor you love with autoimmune protocol friendly spices.

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries, and Kale - Well Plated

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Cranberries and Kale

Cranberry Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing - The Healthy Apple

Cranberry Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Ground Beef Curry / Pakistani Kima

Yes, this is a bit unusual, but, if you've ever thought about having a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal, try this! One year we did this with Indian friends. We served this and they brought traditional Indian fare.  It was wonderful!

ground beef curry (Pakistani Kima) in pan with spoon

Need even more Thanksgiving Recipes? If you're a vegan, or you are avoiding egg or dairy, these Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes will make your mouth water for sure.

Which of these Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes will you try?

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23 Comments

  1. Thank you for being a part of making last week’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17 so rich in creativity and inspiration! Today’s party is in full swing, so please feel welcome to drop by and share your talent.

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    Jenn

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  3. Hi Adrienne,
    What a great roundup of goodies! I just love your photo of the corn it is beautiful Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Wish I could take credit for the corn photo :-). At least I can say that I have a good eye! Thanks for your kind words!

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    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  5. Hey Adrienne-

    Saving this to my pinterest. Thanks for taking the time to compile all these ideas! This is our 2nd GF Thanksgiving, and I'm still planning the menu for the boys' and me. The DH is eating the standard fare at his mom's b/c he's not GFCF by any means...I saw him eating Cheetos on the sofa tonight. Gah.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    1. Hi Nicolette!

      I hope you tell me if you tried any of them! We are probably making the stuffing w/ a few changes and maybe the pumpkin pie. Our hostess is making "safe" pie too, but one can never have too much! She is also making the green beans! So nice to go somewhere and eat with someone who "gets" it.

      Cheetos? :-). When hubby and I met, our addiction was Jelly Bellies. We thought they were healthy b/c they had no fat. That's a Gah.

      Happy Thanksgiving! I was hoping to write a post about being thankful for autism tomorrow, but I'll be busy. Maybe later.

  6. Thank you for this! This is our first Thanksgiving with dairy-free considerations. I really appreciate that I can find most traditional foods I was thinking we would have to skip on this list!

    1. You're welcome! I'm so looking forward to trying some of these myself! I am maybe making the pumpkin pie and the carrots and the stuffing (w/o the nutritional yeast) and my hostess is making the green beans, minus the mushrooms and w/ a different kind of nuts. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. You're welcome! I am going to make that too :-). I'll hopefully post my other recipe soon for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving!