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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving-The Easy Way

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There is no stress about finding the perfect gift and making sure the holiday meets high, sometimes unattainable expectations. This is how I often feel about Christmas. However, a gluten-free Thanksgiving can feel overwhelming when you are newly diagnosed.

A few facts about me, I’m not a huge fan of cooking. I enjoy baking but I also enjoy shortcuts! When you must eat gluten-free you almost have to be able to cook and bake. Many things you can’t find or they are so expensive it’s not affordable to buy regularly. I am quite lucky that my husband likes to cook.

I’d like to share a few of our “shortcuts” for Thanksgiving. After all, this is supposed to be a fun holiday spent with those you love enjoying food not cooking all day in the kitchen.

Dinner rolls-the best gluten-free dinner rolls I have found are homemade in a cast iron skillet, yes this makes a difference. The recipe is from “Gluten Free on a Shoestring.” I highly recommend Nicole Hunn’s cookbook. She has great recipes without having to buy a lot of ingredients that you’ll never use again.

Gravy-this one is pretty easy you just replace the flour with gluten-free flour or corn starch and voila! My favorite gluten-free flour is Cup4Cup.

String bean casserole-it was never really my favorite but it’s easy to make gluten-free with the correct ingredients. You need to find gluten-free mushroom soup like Mom’s Place or Pacific Foods and gluten-free fried onions like Simple Nature Organic Gluten Free French Fried Onions.

Stuffing or Dressing- Aleia’s Gluten Free Savory Stuffing mix or you could make it from scratch with gluten-free bread.

Macaroni & cheese-make your favorite recipe with Barilla gluten-free noodles. These are the best gluten-free noodles I have found.

Pie crusts-when I was first diagnosed both my husband and I tried to make homemade gluten-free pie crusts! What a nightmare. They fell apart, the dough would not stretch, and there were lots of swear words and wasted time. When we found Wholly gluten-free by Wholly Wholesome it was wonderful! I haven’t even attempted to make another pie crust. If we need topping for our pie we simply put a crumble on top.

What shortcuts do you have? Please drop a comment below so we can all benefit. I’m always looking for new shortcuts or products that make my life easier.

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