Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
Slow-Roasted Turkey with Herb Salt
"The greatest poultry I've ever had was in France, where it's dry-brined to concentrate the flavor," says Frank Stitt.
Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole
Instead of a flour-based béchamel, this green bean casserole is thickened with a little corn starch to keep it gluten free.
Roast Chicken with Salsa Verde and Roasted Lemons
This crisp and juicy roast chicken from star chef Jonathan Waxman of NYC’s Jams is perfect with his chunky seven-herb salsa verde.
The sweet, sticky glaze on this juicy ham is subtly spiced with fennel, coriander and star anise.
Garlic-Stuffed Pull-Apart Buns
These delicious gluten-free buns are filled with a garlic-parsley butter and brushed with yet more garlic butter. The ingredients in this recipe are available from a well-stocked health food store.
The combination of mushrooms and sausage in this fantastic gluten-free stuffing is super-savory and comforting, making it a great addition to any Thanksgiving table.
Creamed Spinach Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
Cream cheese makes the sauce here especially rich and smooth. In addition to being made with gluten-free pasta, this mac and cheese is topped with crushed rice cereal instead of the usual bread crumb topping.
Classic cranberry sauce is great—but can be one-dimensional. Make this chutney instead, or try store-bought ones.
Grouper with Corn "Pudding" and Collard Greens
Bryan Caswell's method for making his version of corn pudding is brilliant in its simplicity: He grates corn on the cob, places it in a hot skillet and bakes it. As the corn cooks, it turns creamy in the middle and crusty on the edges. Caswell's tip: "Be sure to bear down on the cob a bit when grating to extract all the juices in the kernels."
Baked Butternut Squash-and-Cheese Polenta
Julianne Jones makes this lovely, luscious soup simply by pureeing celeriac (celery root) with celery and vegetable stock—there’s no cream. For an equally delightful chilled version, Jones recommends thinning the soup with a little more stock.
Buttered Almond Biscuits
Almond flour makes for a crumbly gluten-free biscuit. These are best when served warm with a pat of salted butter and a drizzle of good honey or jam.
Indian-Style Mustard Greens
Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is definitely a superfood: A grain-like seed, it's a "complete" protein containing all eight essential amino acids (another plus: it cooks much more quickly than most grains). To create a terrific vegetarian main course, Michael Symon of Cleveland's Lola tosses quinoa with arugula, apple, raisins and fresh herbs, then spoons the salad into a halved baked squash (a great source of iron and vitamins A and C).
Crispy Kale with Lemon-Yogurt Dip
Sautéed Spinach with Pancetta and Dried Cranberries
Sweet cranberries and crispy pancetta dress up this quick spinach side dish.
Apple-Raisin Pie with Walnut-Cream Cheese Crust
This flaky, gluten-free pie crust can be used with any fruit filling.
Salted Butterscotch Blondies
Chewy but still crisp around the edges, these sweet blondies get a sprinkling of flaky sea salt just before baking.
This lightly sweet pumpkin bread combines coconut flour and traditional pumpkin pie spices for a gluten-free fall treat. It's best when served warm, with salted butter.
Gluten-Free Chocolate-Chile Cakes
Sweet-sticky dates and cooked beets are the base for these flourless chocolate cakes from bloggers Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley. The tangy yogurt frosting coupled with a little heat from cayenne and crushed red pepper makes them fun to eat.