If our gluten-free breakfast and lunch roundups didn’t convince you that cooking without gluten doesn't require sacrificing flavor or nutrition, we’ve got even more tasty recipes up our sleeve (#cantstopwontstop).
As a bonus, they all take 30 minutes or less to throw together. Still sound like a lot of time? Think of it this way: If you’ve got time to watch even half of a Game of Thrones episode, you can easily make one of these. In other words: no excuses. Get cooking—you’ll be glad you did.
This efficient recipe gets you two dishes for the price of 30 minutes; in the time that your coconut rice cooks, whip chicken breast, spices, and more coconut milk into a fragrant curry that tastes much more labor-intensive than it really is.
Corn tortillas are great, but lettuce wraps are a lighter, gluten-free option for these tacos. Use large leaves of butter lettuce to withstand the smoky ground turkey mix and generous drizzles of the yogurt-based avocado sauce.
If you’re particularly sensitive to wheat, swap out the soy sauce here for a gluten-free version or use tamari instead. The rest of the recipe reads like classic fried rice, from the sesame oil to the all-important strips of cooked egg stirred in at the end.
Shredded rotisserie chicken saves you the step of cooking the meat for this stew, while the quinoa cooks in the pot along with other ingredients, saving you the step of boiling it beforehand. Still, packed with veggies, protein, and carbs, you can’t say that this one-pot meal takes any nutritional shortcuts.
A warm version of a salad, this recipe is the answer to your mealtime wishes on a busy weeknight. Keep it vegan as well as gluten-free by omitting the Parmesan, but if you have no problem with dairy, the cheese adds a great texture contrast to the crisped kale and tender meat.
Beef and Pork
It looks like something out of the pages of a food magazine, but putting this impressive plate together is a matter of nine ingredients and only 15 minutes. The steak is grilled until just cooked, while the sauce comes together in mere seconds thanks to a food processor.
Zucchini noodles make for a perfect complement to the heavier ingredients of sausage and coconut cream in this single skillet recipe. Bonus: Not only does the coconut add a velvety texture to the dish, it also keeps things dairy-free.
A reduced white wine sauce (yup, most wine is gluten free!) takes the honey mustard-coated meat to a whole new level of fancy—the best part is that it takes hardly any effort aside from simple stirring. That’s manageable, right?
When you’re craving a meat and potatoes meal but still want to give it a little something extra, try using Italian sausage instead of beef and throwing some bell peppers into the mix for extra color and fiber. Just 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce lends plenty of flavor without sending you into sugar overdrive (here are our favorite picks for healthier brands).
Avocado with mango is already a well-known, delicious, and naturally gluten-free combo. But to make it more dinner-appropriate, add some shrimp for protein and top it with a spicy jalapeño aioli to counteract the sweet fruit.
There’s so much more to do with canned tuna than stuffing it into a sandwich or turning it into a mayo-drenched salad. Take these patties—eggs bind the tuna with quinoa and spices to pan-cook into crispy, savory cakes. No mayo in the sauce either; it’s made with Greek yogurt!
Forget the wimpy piles of lettuce you might be imagining—dinner salads can be incredibly filling. Here’s an ideal example, in which salmon fillets, warm sautéed vegetables, and feta guarantee you won’t finish your meal still hungry.
Iodine-rich sea bass joins asparagus spears and sliced mushrooms in the oven for just over 10 minutes to bake up to flaky perfection. Top the whole thing with an avocado oil-based sauce and consider your daily healthy-fat quotient met.
A staple of Mediterranean cuisine, fish is perfectly suited for the Greek-inspired components of this recipe. Whether it’s the salty olives and capers or the juicy tomatoes, each gluten-free ingredient brings ton of flavor on its own and works well when sautéed together.
Naturally gluten-free rice noodles and chunks of crisped tofu soak up the coconutty broth in this entrée. Choose whatever veggies you have on hand to add in—we’re guessing there’s not much that wouldn’t taste good with the rich, Thai-style flavors.
Sweet potatoes are always a faithful base for a gluten-free meal. In this recipe, they’re baked with a handful of simple spices and piled with a hummus and garlic sauce, tomatoes, and parsley. It’s a meal so filling you can even serve it to gluten-loving friends.
Lentils replace ground beef for a meatless but still protein-packed version of the classic pasta dish. Make the sauce in 30 minutes and spoon it over corn pasta, spiralized veggies, or even rice or quinoa to keep the meal gluten-free.
The combination of tofu, tomatoes, and eggs might seem unusual, but it’s actually pretty common in Asian cuisine—and a super-easy way to get in a lot of protein in one go. Serve it over rice to make it a full meal.
Calling for just five ingredients and 15 minutes on the stove, this ridiculously easy recipe is ultimate proof that the words “nutritious,” “gluten-free” “fast,” and “delicious” can be used together in a sentence without it being a lie. The blogger uses it as a side dish, but heck, serve us a plate of this as an entrée and we’ll be satisfied all evening.