Your Complete Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
While Guests Are Arriving: Sweet Potato Rounds
Roasted sweet potatoes replace toasted bread as the base of this "crostini." These delectable bites topped with black beans, cotija cheese, and cilantro are like previews of what's to come and are a lovely way to start the evening.
While Guests Are Arriving: Gluten-Free Smoky Crackers
You only need four ingredients to whip up these oh-so-simple crackers -- gluten-free flour, smoked paprika, salt, and olive oil. The best part? You can make them up to a week in advance.
To Start: Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Once everyone has seated, serve this delectable and heartwarming soup in small portions -- it's sure to get everyone in the fall spirit.
The Main Event: Turkey with Brown-Sugar Glaze
Cider vinegar, dark-brown sugar, and fresh orange juice and zest make an irresistible glaze for your bird. The flavors will be unforgettable, and it will help keep your turkey moist while roasting.
On the Side: Spicy Wild Rice Stuffing
Of course you still need stuffing! Whether you use it to stuff the bird or serve it on the side, this jalapeno-spiked rendition goes deliciously well with moist turkey meat.
On the Side: Green Beans with Creamy Mushrooms and Shallots
Flour is usually used as a thickener for the creamy sauce in green bean casserole, but not in this lightened up gluten-free version! Thick Greek yogurt adds all the richness you need.
On the Side: Cranberry-Cherry Mold
For a visually stunning and delicious cranberry sauce, make it in a mold and add cherries. There's no gluten in gelatin, so that means everyone can enjoy!
On the Side: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pear
Balance out the savory, caramelized flavor of roasted Brussels sprouts with the unexpected addition of fresh pears. It's sure to become a yearly tradition!
On the Side: Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Because no Thanksgiving is complete without a heaping pile of creamy, melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes.
On the Side: Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
These earthy rolls are so good that all your guests will be fighting over the bread basket whether they're gluten-averse or not.
For Dessert: Spiced Pumpkin Pie
This pie has a crisp almond and rice crust that complements the sweet and spicy filling. It's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.