If it's your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner and your brother's daughter just announced (or was maybe diagnosed) she is eating only gluten-free foods, you may need to make a few slight adjustments to make sure your Thanksgiving feast is friendly for a person who eats no gluten. These simple swaps and strategies can help you avoid gluten where possible, swap for something gluten-free when able, and all around regain a little claim to the happiest food holiday of the year.
Whether you’re gluten-free or not, odds are you’ll be hosting at least one person this Thanksgiving who is sensitive to gluten. There’s no need to stress though. Thanksgiving is a relatively easy holiday to cook completely free of gluten, especially if you’re cooking from scratch. Achieve a delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving feast this year with these simple tips and tricks:
Tips for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving
- Look for specialty products that make the changes easier. Swap out the all-purpose flour in your grandmother's gravy recipe for gluten-free flour. We like Cup4Cup and King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour.
- Switch up stuffing. Instead of traditional bread or cornbread stuffing, make a Wild Rice Stuffing.
Pass the potatoes, please. Sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes are gluten-free, too, you know. Also, they're incredibly easy to make. You can even make a sweet potato casserole gluten-free with our Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Oat Topping. Just make sure to look for certified gluten-free oats.
Stress less, stick to the basics, and put out an entire spread that is gluten-free with minimal fuss. When you're preparing a gluten-free Thanksgiving menu, you may decide it’s easier to serve an entire feast, rather than just a few items. This way, your guests won’t have to worry about what does and doesn’t have gluten in it. Trust us, these dishes are so good that know one will even miss the gluten.