“Thanksgiving Day is around the corner and I need gluten free recipes! I need some tips as to what should prepare for my family and friends. My husband is gluten intolerant and I need to cook the best gluten free Thanksgiving dinner recipes that all will enjoy. Can you help me out with my gluten free Thanksgiving?” – Ashley P – Washington, D.C.
Thanksgiving is the one holiday that entirely revolves around food. This becomes even more challenging when you, a spouse or a guest is gluten intolerant.
If this is your first time as a host and you are trying to cook Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes for a number of people (intolerant to gluten or not) than you don’t have to worry! Chances are, you enjoy cooking and creating a delicious gluten free meals and this day can be a lot more easy than you might think.
If you have just been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance and are worried about what will be served then please keep reading the rest of this article to read more awesome tips. You can easily tell your host that you have an intolerance to gluten and the rest of the article explains how.
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Hosting The Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving
If it is your job to prepare the meal for your guests and you regularly cook gluten free dishes then keep doing what you do best! There is no reason to suddenly worry. The entire year you prepare and consume gluten free foods and now, when a special event arrives, you seem to get the jitters. Don’t worry! You already know how to make amazing gluten free Thanksgiving recipes, but if you need some more ideas or a meal plan then check out this free e-book for gluten free Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips. Download The Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes E-Book for FREE!
If you aren’t a regular gluten free chef, there’s no need to worry. There are a lot of recipes that can be cooked with gluten free options that actually taste amazing. In fact many of the most popular dishes such as turkey, mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies are actually gluten free. But if you hope to create some exotic dishes, there are a wide variety of gluten free foods available at your disposal. Let me give you some tips so that you can celebrate The Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Day without worry for you or your guests.
For one of your starters you can try red potato slices with lemon and olives. All three of these ingredients are naturally gluten free. The ingredients that go into the making of this dish are potatoes, olive oil, lemons, garlic, parsley and kosher salt. This dish can be a great starter which can be followed by your delicious gluten free roasted turkey.
As mentioned above, roasted turkey is one of the most cherished gluten free recipes for Thanksgiving Day. Cooking your own turkey can be easily done at home but you need to purchase a gluten free turkey – yes a turkey that has not been injected with any processed flavors that may contain gluten or pre-stuffed with breads or other gluten containing ingredients.
For the stuffing, make sure all the ingredients that you add are all gluten free. Bread is typically one of the main ingredients but it can be replaced. One of the best gluten free stuffing recipes that goes well with any Thanksgiving dinner is a cornbread and bacon stuffing.
As a side to the roasted turkey you can prepare creamy mashed potatoes. Potatoes are naturally gluten free and the addition of dairy products makes it smooth, creamy and a perfect mouth watering side. You can also add some fresh sautéed vegetables as another tasty side dish.
I guess we are still missing out on something, right?? Thanksgiving dinner without yam or sweet potato is incomplete. You can easily prepare caramelized yams as another delicious gluten free side. For this recipe, all you need to do is to roast the yam with caramelized orange syrup or brown sugar. You can also try to sweeten it by adding caramelized marshmallows instead of using brown sugar.
Your Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes cannot be complete without a dessert; ginger pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert for Thanksgiving Day. This ginger pumpkin pie has a ginger snap crust, which you can easily find at your local store or make at home. Just be sure to read the ingredients to ensure it’s gluten free. Ginger snap crust is commonly available and they make a perfect combination with the pumpkin pie.
We almost have everything on the list which can make it The Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce is imperfect. So finally, try to make your own cranberry sauce. This sauce is pretty easy to prepare and orange zest and some extra spices gives it that extra zing.
Tips for being a The Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Guest.
After you get the invite, the first thing you should do (after saying thanks), is let the host know that you are gluten intolerant. You must inform your host that even tiny amounts of gluten will cause you a great deal of discomfort for you. Insist that you are willing to help in anyway to ensure that this Thanksgiving is gluten free. Your host may not understand the disease and what it means, so it is up to you to tell them how to remove and prevent gluten from unknowingly being added to any dish.
Here are some recommendations you can make:
- Ask the host to clean all surfaces and utensils while they prepare the meal. You can offer to wash and clean between each step.
- Let the host know that the turkey should be fresh and not pre-stuffed.
- Offer an alternate stuffing recipe that doesn’t involve bread.
- If they want a traditional stuffing, ask that your portion of turkey is cooked in a separate dish to prevent cross contamination.
- Bring your own appetizer that you can share so you can be certain it is gluten free.
- Insist that any sauces, dressings or gravies are made without gluten containing thickeners or ingredients.
- Bring your own gluten free dessert or offer a recipe to share for the host. There can never be too much dessert!
Try out these tips and have an amazing gluten free Thanksgiving Day!! If you want some more ideas please download The Best Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes E-Book. This is free to download and for you to share!