You’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, and everything was going according to plan. But then it happened: the special-diet requests. Before you hit the panic button, take a look at these seven gluten-free Thanksgiving sides (including a few vegan options). Boom! Your worries—and flour—are history.
Just because you can’t have the classic bread-filled stuffing doesn’t mean you need to go without it completely. Stud this quinoa-based version with kale, walnuts, dried cranberries, and sage—it’ll taste so traditional, we bet you won’t have to make another for the gluten eaters.
Few Thanksgiving tables are complete without a pumpkin pie, but this might be even better: a gingery, nutty, maple-y pumpkin tart. As an added special-diet benefit, this bad boy is vegan too. Can you say worry-free potluck option?
Instead of making both a gluten-free and a regular cornbread this Turkey Day, ditch the crumbly loaf altogether for this ultra-creamy and satisfying corn spoon bread. A hybrid of warm casserole and quick bread, this will be the most popular dish on your table. Warning: You’ll need to make two batches.
Be it served as part of the main meal, for dessert, or a post-Thanksgiving breakfast, pumpkin bread is bound to grace the holiday table. Avoid any entertaining-induced stress headaches by having a loaf or two of gluten-free pumpkin bread in the freezer and defrosting as needed.
Are you team pumpkin pie or pecan pie? If you answered the latter, these bars are for you. This gluten-free (and vegan) riff on pecan pie relies on maple syrup for that sticky-sweet texture any pecan pie fan knows well. Since they’re such small bars, it means we can eat five, right?
Just because you can’t use flour doesn’t mean you’re SOL when it comes to gravy. This crowd-pleasing gravy has a red wine and mushroom base for richness and a bit of tapioca flour makes it thick enough to coat all those mashed potatoes on your plate.
We’ll say it: Stuffing might be the best part of the Thanksgiving plate. But for those who can’t have bread, there’s a new—some may say tastier—carb-filled side to load up on. Swap bread for nutty wild rice, and add sweet butternut squash and pears, plus pecans for texture.