Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’ve gathered up a bunch of great gluten free dairy free Thanksgiving recipes to help with your holiday meal planning!
Happy upcoming Thanksgiving, friends! To help you with your Thanksgiving meal planning, I’ve gathered up a bunch of amazing allergy friendly recipes that are perfect for the holidays.
Every single recipe in this big roundup is gluten free and dairy free! There are also options that are low carb, nut free, vegan, and paleo. If you haven’t already picked out your recipes for Thanksgiving, then you definitely need to browse this list.
Our Thanksgiving recipe roundup has everything you need for an allergy friendly holiday meal: veggie sides, salads, stuffing, sweet potato casseroles, turkey, pumpkin pie, and more.
These recipes aren’t just for Thanksgiving, they are also great for Christmas holiday dinners and parties as well!
Check out our other gluten free and dairy free recipe roundups for the holidays!
We organized these allergy friendly holiday recipes in this order for easier navigating:
Drinks, Breads, Appetizers, and Salads
Main Dishes and Gravies
I tried to include several unique variations of certain kinds of recipes, such as potatoes. Depending on your preferences and allergies, there are several potato side dishes to choose from! I also included some low carb or keto options as well.
This roundup includes recipes from our own website and recipes from other great bloggers! If you find some new allergy friendly bloggers here in our list, give them a follow on social media and their website!
Thanksgiving Drinks, Appetizers, Salads, and Breads
Celebrate the New Year the healthier way with our Cranberry Apple Mocktail! It’s non-alcoholic, lower in sugar, paleo, and made with pure cranberry juice. Our cranberry mocktail is perfect for celebrating while still eating healthier or cutting back on alcohol.
This delicious Ginger Apple Sparkling Cider is the perfect chilled drink for fall! It also has less sugar than regular sparkling cider so you can enjoy this drink during the holidays and still meet your health goals.
Dairy Free Garlic Parmesan Gluten Free Dinner Rolls to pass at the table! These gluten free dinner rolls are light and fluffy. They are food allergy friendly since they are egg free, soy free, tree nut free and have a dairy free vegan option.
Serve this moist and delicious Gluten Free Cornbread with your favorite stew or chili for cold nights. It’s gluten free, egg free, dairy free, and nut free! Top it with our delicious homemade dairy free Honey Butter.
Roasted Beets and Fennel Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette is a medley of colorful vegetables served as a warm meal or as a delicious side. Its hearty, comforting and easy to make by simply using an oven.
A classic cranberry jello salad recipe made with raspberry jello, crunchy walnuts, fresh orange, and tart apple. This is not a molded jello salad, but a tangy and sweet cranberry salad that is akin to cranberry relish.
Serve up this delicious Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole made with fresh green beans for your next holiday gathering. Our recipe is dairy free and still creamy and delicious, with added bacon and dairy free parmesan for even more flavor! Your friends, family, and guests won’t even know it’s allergy friendly.
10-minute tender and crispy air fryer green beans prepared 4 ways: lemon garlic, Italian parmesan, balsamic glazed, or sesame Asian-inspired. The perfect side dish for any dinner – even for picky eaters!
Za'atar Roasted Carrots are a nice change from traditional roasted carrots. The earthy za'atar mixed with the fresh parsley adds a nice flavor to the natural sweetness that roasting carrots brings out.
The BEST Sauteed Mushrooms recipe with garlic cauliflower crumbles is a simple and easy side dish that tastes just like the ones you get at the steakhouse! The caramelized mushrooms taste savory and super juicy, with a meaty texture. My personal touch…crunchy cauliflower crumble topping and a sprinkle of cashew parmesan cheese!
This oven roasted root vegetables recipe is loaded with plenty of delicious root veggies and fresh herbs. Makes for an easy side dish to a weekday dinner or holiday meals. Roasted root veg never tasted so good!
This warm romanesco side dish is the perfect way to enjoy roasted veggies this winter. Serving the romanesco with pomegranates and tahini sauce just elevates it to a whole new level of delicious flavour!
A healthy savory butternut squash casserole recipe sweetened with dried fruits and sweet potatoes, complemented by earthiness of brown / wild rice and finished with sweet balsamic notes. Enjoy this butternut squash casserole as a side dish or as main dish – either way – perfect for a holiday table.
Serve our incredible dairy free and Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole with your holiday meals! It’s hot and creamy on the inside with a crisp topping. We’ve made part of this recipe in the Instant Pot to make it easier and faster. Plus our recipe is also soy free, nut free, and vegan.
Serve up this easy to make and healthier side for the holidays! Our Instant Pot Cranberry sauce is naturally sweetened, lower in sugar than traditional cranberry sauce, allergy friendly, and is super easy to make in the Instant Pot!
This roasted kabocha squash recipe is absolutely delicious, paired with a flavor packed, garlicky miso glaze that comes together quickly. Kabocha squash tastes sweet and rich once roasted, a true delight. And an extra bonus - the skin is edible, so you don't have to peel this squash!
These roasted cauliflower mashed potatoes put a new spin on a traditional recipe favorite. Loaded with roasted heirloom garlic and fresh herbs, these easy mashed cauliflower potatoes are the absolute best despite being non-dairy, gluten-free, vegan, low fat, and low-calorie.
This dairy free scalloped potatoes recipe is the ultimate good for you comfort food casserole aka "dauphinoise potatoes" as the French like to call it! Also gluten free, super creamy, no lactose, no oil, no mayo, egg free and wheat-free.
Your whole family will love this super cozy and easy to prepare Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes!!! It is a great comfort food side dish for everyday family dinners, fall gatherings, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even breakfast.
Just in time for the holidays, here is the antidote to yet another boring turkey on your table. Whether you love or despise the popular holiday bird, your palate will be dancing to the beat of the Caribbean with these spicy, flavourful notes. Be prepared to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner like no other.
Our homemade turkey gravy is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. This gluten-free gravy recipe can be made with pan drippings or without. Either way, it is a delicious gravy and is ready in about 10 minutes.
If you love pecan pie but can’t have tree nuts, make our version of Amish Oatmeal Pie! This pie is adapted from a traditional Amish recipe and it uses oatmeal instead of pecans. It has a crisp top and creamy custard filling inside. It’s dairy free, gluten free, and peanut free!
Our White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies have the perfect flavors for fall and winter! These cookies perfectly blend orange zest, dried cranberries, and creamy white chocolate in a soft cookie. These cranberry orange cookies are gluten free, dairy free, and top 8 free.
With all the fall flavors of pumpkin pie in a classic custard dessert that's made completely egg free and dairy free. This creamy vegan pumpkin creme brûlée makes a impressive vegan Thanksgiving dessert.
Homemade Apple Cranberry Compote is a showstopper for the holidays, but it's easy and delicious enough to be enjoyed year-round. Fresh cranberries and apple are simmered together to create a sweet, tart, and vibrant fruit sauce.
This Vegan Pumpkin Cake (Oat & Almond flour) with Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect for those of us who love pumpkin desserts but want to eat a little healthier. Like all of my dessert recipes it is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. It is topped off with a dairy free cream cheese frosting and is so so good.
This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole is a lightened up version of a classic favorite that tastes as good as the original (if not better). It is naturally sweetened and topped with a light and fluffy Maple Meringue.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist