If this is your first gluten free Thanksgiving I recommend you keep it simple and make yourself a pie and some stuffing to share, those two are pretty easy to make and don’t require much leg work.
I know I know Thanksgiving is all about the food. It’s about sitting at the dinner table and enjoying being together with good food. Some would argue that food MAKES Thanksgiving and if that’s your philosophy that’s fine. I’m not going to try to sell you on the idea that it’s going to be easy the first time around but I will tell you is that you are in control of how you want feel.
Don’t get hung up on the recipes and foods that maybe you can’t make because they take a really long time to prepare or require special ingredients that you might not have on hand, skip those, there’s plenty of naturally gluten-free fixings and dishes that you can make.
With time you will adjust to the gluten free lifestyle and become a better cook or find products or services that make it easier for you to all enjoy all the food that you want to eat but just because you don’t have everything you want doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a day with friends, family and loved ones.
I tried to put together gluten free Thanksgiving recipes that any home-cook would find useful although if there’s anything that I missed that you’d like for me to add to this page just leave me a comment below and I will do my best to find a tried-and-true recipe for you to enjoy on Thanksgiving.
Some of these gluten free Thanksgiving recipes are mine but most of them are from friends or colleagues of mine.
At the end of the post I also included a list of gluten free turkeys and a video on how to make gluten free gravy, two different ways.
I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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Gluten Free Turkey Brands
Turkeys are naturally gluten-free, as long as they’re not stuffed, brined or basted with a gluten containing ingredient they’re gluten-free. All stuffed turkeys contain gluten even if you don’t eat the stuffing. The brands of turkey listed below have gluten-free options.
Shady Brook Farms
Hormel Foods (pdf)
Butterball 800-288-8372 – The only turkey that is not gluten free is the Frozen Stuffed Turkey.
Manorhoouse – Safeway brand – 877-723-3929
Perdue Fresh Turkey (pdf) 800-473-7383
Pilgrim’s Pride 800-824-1159
Hunnysuckle White 316-683-4691
Empire Kosher 717-436-5921