Gluten-Free Holiday Menu

With these tips and tricks, you can turn our traditional holiday recipes into a delicious gluten-free holiday menu.

Gluten-free Slow-Roasted Turkey with Cream Gravy Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Turkey

Turn these traditional recipes into those that are safe for the gluten-intolerant with a few easy tips and tricks. Just look for • • at the bottom of each slide for gluten-free substitutes and recipe changes.

First up, the centerpiece. Take the cheffy route to perfection: Cut the bird into parts and slow roast them, basting with a touch of cream, which gives you fantastically moist, rich meat, white and dark alike. If breaking down the turkey seems too advanced, have your butcher do it for you.

• • Gluten-Free Tip: Our gravy is thickened with cornstarch, which is gluten-free.

View Recipe: Slow-Roasted Turkey with Cream Gravy

Gluten-Free Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

Photo: Charles Masters

Cranberry Sauce

Good, fresh cranberry sauce is incredibly easy and rewarding to make. The berries quickly pop under heat and release lots of pectin for beautiful texture and a bit of crunch. This basic recipe, spiked with lush port wine and brightened by citrus, takes all of 15 minutes to prepare.

• • Gluten-Free Tip: Make as is: This recipe contains no gluten as written.

View Recipe: Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

Gluten-Free Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Cherries and Toasted Pecans Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Stuffing

Wild rice stuffing flecked with pecans and dried cherries offers another whole-grain medium. Be sure to cook the rice to al dente first before assembling the stuffing to bake—this way, the grain cooks to the right consistency. If you're worried about mushiness, start with a pilaf method: Sauté the grains in a few teaspoons of oil for a minute or two. The oil coating helps prevent overabsorption.

• • Gluten-Free Tip: Use a gluten-free chicken broth, such as Pacific Natural Foods or Kitchen Basics, or water.

View Recipe: Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Cherries and Toasted Pecans

Gluten-Free Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Veggie Side Dish

When did the lowly sprout become a side dish superstar? This was a happy turn of events: It's a flavor-packed veggie that is both meaty and pleasingly bitter when sautéed or roasted, perfect for pairing with smoky bacon.

• • Gluten-Free Tip: Use a gluten-free chicken broth, such as Pacific Natural Foods or Kitchen Basics.

View Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots

Gluten-Free Truffled Pommes Anna Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Potato Side Dish

Put out white truffle-scented pommes Anna and sit back for the oohs and aahs. A small amount of truffle oil infuses the whole dish with loads of earthy essence. If you don't have truffle oil, you can use olive oil for a more subtle flavor.

• • Gluten-Free Tip: Make as is: This recipe contains no gluten as written.

View Recipe: Truffled Pommes Anna

Gluten-Free Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Coconut Recipe

Photo: Charles Masters

Dessert

Ginger and coconut add warm, flavorful accents to this Thanksgiving classic. If you'd like a dollop of something creamy, top with fat-free whipped topping.

• • Gluten-Free Tip: Forget the crust; just make the filling. Divide it and bake in individual ramekins.

View Recipe: Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Coconut

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