Gluten Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Gluten free thanksgiving feast
Gluten free thanksgiving feast

There are so many mouth-watering Thanksgiving dishes that are usually out-of-reach for those with a gluten allergy. And this means missing out on some of the staples such as pumpkin pie, cornbread and you name it. For those with gluten allergy there are many unique gluten free Thanksgiving side dishes to add spice to feast this year.

Crunchy Cheesy Asparagus

  • Cheese sticks – 12
  • Asparagus stalks – 12
  • Eggs -2
  • Flour  – 1/2 cup
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • Oil – for frying


Cut the stalks of the asparagus to match the same length of the cheese sticks.

Make a slit down the center of the cheese sticks. Insert the asparagus stalks into the cheese sticks.

Dip the whole thing in flour and then in the whisked eggs and finally roll it into the bread crumbs.

Do the same for the remaining sticks. Refrigerate them for a couple of hours.

Heat oil in a pan and fry each stick till they are golden brown.

Easy to make Meatloaf

Mouth-watering and basic meat loaf
Mouth-watering and basic meat loaf


  • Ground beef – 1 pound
  • Ground pork (optional)- 1 pound
  • Eggs – 2
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • milk – 1/3 cup
  • Garlic minced – 3 cloves
  • Ground cloves – 1/4 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg – 1/4 tsp
  • Ground allspice – 1/4 tsp
  • Ketchup – 1/4 cup
  • Mustard – 2 tbsp
  • salt and pepper as per taste
  • bay leaves – 4 to 5


Preheat the oven to 350-degree F. In a mixing bowl, combine milk and bread crumbs and allow it to rest for a couple of minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix well either with your hand or with a hand blender.

Grease a loaf tin and put the meat mixture into it. Press the bay leaves on the top of the meat.

Bake for an hour. Then again for another 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Greek dressing

Gluten Free quinoa salad
Gluten Free quinoa salad


  • Quinoa cooked in chicken/vegetable stock – 1 cup
  • Chickpeas – 1 can
  • Greek salad vegetables – Cucumbers, tomatoes, Sweet peppers, onions, olives – 5 cups
  • Green Salad Dressing – 3/4 tsp
  • Fresh herbs, feta cheese as desired


Drain and rinse the chickpeas and transfer it to a large mixing bowl

Cut the vegetables and add it to the bowl.

Add the quinoa, add the dressing and toss well.

There you have a healthy gluten free side dishes for Thanksgiving meal. Share your gluten-free recipes with us.