Being vegan and gluten free around the holidays can seem daunting, especially if you are new to eating this way, but have no fear! We have an abundance of vegan and gluten free recipes to keep you full and satisfied this Thanksgiving. Whether you need an entree, side, or dessert, we’ve got a gluten-free Thanksgiving recipe for you on the Food Monster App! Your guests will love these gluten-free Thanksgiving dishes so much that they will never guess they are missing meat, dairy, or gluten!
1. Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping
This Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping by Taylor Kiser is the best side dish for Thanksgiving! Vegan-friendly and gluten/grain/dairy/egg/sugar-free!
2. Wild Rice Stuffing
Is it just me, or is stuffing the best part of Thanksgiving? Of course, it’s better when slathered in gravy and cranberry sauce to make it festive. This Wild Rice Stuffing by Alissa Novotny has a chewy texture that makes it super satisfying. This recipe also uses a crock pot which means you are hands off, and also it frees up precious oven space.
3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Maple-Mustard Glaze
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Maple-Mustard Glaze by Cathy Elton are only a tad sweet, since the mustard and lemon juice balance out the maple syrup. In fact, the mustardy flavor helps this dish cut through the sweetness and richness of the traditional holiday meal. It’s great served at room temperature, so you can cook it a few hours ahead and cut down on your Thanksgiving panic attacks!
4. The Vegducken: Butternut Squash Stuffed With Eggplant, Zucchini, and a Mushroom Lentil Stuffing
5. Holiday Vegetable Loaf With Cranberry Glaze
Need an entrée that will please all palates? This Holiday Vegetable Loaf With Cranberry Glaze by Jasmine Briones is it. The combination of the quinoa, oats, mushrooms, and nuts provide this dish with the perfect “meatloaf” texture — and it’s speckled with cranberries, so it’s perfect for the season. Finish it off with your choice of our cranberry glaze recipe or a traditional meatloaf glaze.
6. Holiday Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
These smoky, herbed Holiday Hasselback Sweet Potatoes by Larice Feuerstein are perfect for a holiday meal, or any dinner at all. Rich sweet potato is completed with savory toppings for a full flavor experience. Cheesy almond and cashew parmesan is the perfect compliment to the smoky taste of coconut bacon. Sage and rosemary tie it all together for a delicious combination.
7. Mini Low-Fat Pumpkin Pies
Source: Mini Low-Fat Pumpkin Pies
8. Pecan-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets
These festive Pecan-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets by Compassionate Cuisine, Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan, with their rich pecan coating, make a gorgeous main dish for your holiday table. We’ve updated the classic breading process by using flaxseed instead of eggs, and a gluten-free flour blend instead of traditional all-purpose flour. Taking the extra steps to do a three-step breading—seasoned flour, a flax egg, then pecans—ensures that the pecans won’t fall off the cutlets after they’re baked. Serve these pecan tempeh cutlets with mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce for a simple, delicious holiday feast—no turkey required.
9. Paleo Pumpkin Spice Bread
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This Paleo Pumpkin Spice Bread by Katrina Nixon is a great way for everyone to enjoy pumpkin during the holidays. Great for breakfast, lunch, or a snack, it is made from coconut flour and almond meal, pumpkin purée, and sweetened naturally with applesauce. Try it warm with vegan butter spread on top or try it toasted to add texture!
10. Roasted Cranberry Stuffed Squash
Source: Roasted Cranberry Stuffed Squash
Having unexpected guests for the holiday? Need something fast, easy, and nutritious? Try these Roasted Cranberry Stuffed Squash by Helyn Dunn! They’re very easy to prepare, simply slice, fill, bake, and serve. They make a wonderful, elegant presentation, too. Serve them with rice and baked beans for a complete meal.
11. Thanksgiving Leftovers Tacos With Cranberry Salsa
Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches are kind of legendary. The best part about Thanksgiving is getting to put all those leftovers in a sandwich, right? Well, why no try it in a taco? You can make these Thanksgiving Leftovers Tacos With Cranberry Salsa by Cruelty Free Family using your Thanksgiving leftovers, but if you don’t happen to have a refrigerator full of leftovers, you can easily whip up some Thanksgiving tacos from scratch. Just roast a couple of veggies, sauté up some herbed seitan or veggie meat, top it off with some cranberry salsa and a drizzle of tahini, and you have yourself one glorious taco.
12. Greek Scalloped Potato Gratin
Source: Greek Scalloped Potato Gratin
Canned coconut milk replaces heavy cream in this version. Creamy and slightly sweet, this comforting herbed Greek Scalloped Potato Gratin by Kathleen Henry is accompanied by green kale, salty Kalamata olives, and juicy yellow onion.
13. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie With Truffle Yam Topping
14. Roasted Butternut Squash With Mushroom Stuffing
This Roasted Butternut Squash With Mushroom Stuffing by Julie Van den Kerchove is perfect for cold winter evenings when your body craves a warming meal. It is very easy to make, tasty full of flavor and grain free – we use finely chopped nuts instead of breadcrumbs. Wait until you taste it … Gently roasted pumpkin with meaty mushrooms, salty almonds and avocado… Irresistible!
15. Nutty Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash
Another way to stuff a squash! Quinoa gets an autumnal makeover as the filling for the melt-in-your-mouth Nutty Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash by Kelly Williams, and the spice combo evokes all the best fall flavors. A hint of cinnamon and maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness while the toasted nuts provide a little crunch. The filling would make an excellent gluten-free Thanksgiving stuffing alternative on its own! As written, though, this recipe is a surprisingly satisfying and filling dinner any old time of year.
Need more gluten free Thanksgiving dishes? We’ve got ’em! Check out 15 Delicious Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Make Your Thanksgiving the Best Ever With These 15 Grain-Free Recipes!
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