107 Gluten Free Side Dishes to Make This Thanksgiving

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Whether you just want a new spin on a family favorite, or you want a crowd pleasing dish that will WOW your guests, check out this list of over 100 amazing gluten free side dishes and salads for your Thanksgiving dinner.

107 absolutely delicious vegetable side dishes to make this Thanksgiving.

All the side dish ideas in this list are gluten free and packed with veggies. Some are dairy free, too.

These days when you’re cooking for a crowd, there’s bound to be people who are avoiding gluten or dairy for one reason or another. Start planning your meal today to make sure there’s something for everyone!

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Of course, the one thing people have come to expect about Thanksgiving is the turkey, but that doesn’t mean the side dishes can’t shine, too. I’m a HUGE fan of the vegetable sides at Thanksgiving. So much so that I usually only eat the vegetables and the meat (mashed potatoes count as a vegetable…right?).

But seriously…why waste stomach space on a plain dinner roll when there are SO many delicious flavors in dishes like these?

Related: How To Stick To Your Diet This Holiday Season (Tips From The Experts)

Gluten Free Side Dish Recipes

I’ve organized the Thanksgiving side dishes into categories based on the main vegetable in the dish. There’s also a category for “mixed vegetable dishes” where I put the recipes with more than one “main” vegetable.

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Gluten Free Side Dishes with Beans

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Beets

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Brussels Sprouts

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Carrots

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Cauliflower

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Corn

Fall corn saute by Garlic and Zest
Fall Corn Saute by Garlic and Zest

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Mixed Vegetables

Roasted root vegetables by Girl Heart Food
Roasted Root Vegetables by Girl Heart Food
Oven Roasted Vegetables by The Live In Kitchen
Oven Roasted Vegetables by The Live In Kitchen

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Mushrooms

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Potatoes

Loaded twice baked potatoes by Chef Sous Chef
Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes by Chef Sous Chef

Gluten Free Salads

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Squash

Wild rice stuffed pumpkins  by Crowded Kitchen
Wild Rice Stuffed Pumpkins by Crowded Kitchen

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Sweet Potatoes

Gluten Free Side Dishes with Other Veggies

Southern collard greens by Neighbor Food Blog
Southern Collard Greens by Neighbor Food Blog

How to Choose The Best Gluten Free Side Dishes for Your Meal

So how do you choose the perfect vegetable side dishes for your Thanksgiving turkey dinner (or any big meal you’ve got planned…)? Here are my tips:

  • Offer a variety – Don’t have three brussels sprouts dishes and no other vegetables. Try to get a variety of vegetable sides so there’s something for everyone.
  • Try something new – Instead of the exact same sides every year, try a new veggie dish. It’s a great opportunity to try a new recipe!
  • Look for make ahead options – On Thanksgiving more than any other day, making food ahead of time is essential. It’s okay to have a few dishes that need prepared right before dinner, but for the most part try to get everything done AHEAD of time.

I hope you’re able to take some time this Thanksgiving and reflect on a few things you’re thankful for. Me? I’m extremely thankful for my family, for nourishing and delicious food, and for my readers (that’s YOU!).

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  1. Wow Megan, there are SO many fabulous recipes here, 107 of them to be exact, haha. I love looking at the photos and hearing about planning for the big day. Thanks for the inspiration, I am going to take some time to have a look at each one. Cheers!

    1. Adrianne! Thanks for stopping by! YES these recipes are certainly making me excited for Thanksgiving! Thanks for your contribution to the list!

    1. Sally, I think I might have to do “Thanksgiving” all month long so we can try all these recipes 🙂 Thanks for your contribution!

  2. Oh my, more than 100! It is impossible not to find what you’re looking for here. All of them sound so delicious. Thanks for putting it together and including our Stuffed Mushrooms. Sharing it now!

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