12 Dairy-free & Gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here. I can’t wait. This is our second Thanksgiving away from family but we will be celebrating with great friends. We just finished our menu plan and my mouth is watering. Ah, I must admit I’ve been day dreaming about the big feast and pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is my second favorite dessert right after chocolate cake. 🙂

If, you don’t have your menu planned out that’s okay. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. This time of year gets so busy and I know it can be difficult to hunt down recipes that are healthy and tasty plus gluten and dairy-free. So, I did all the heavy lifting for you. Below, you will see a list of 12 dairy-free and gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes just for you.

All you have to do is select, save and make your grocery list. I highly recommend creating a Pinterest board for your Thanksgiving recipes so all of your recipes are in one easy place to find until you are ready to print the recipes.

12 Dairy-free & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

12 Dairy-free & Gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipes at Kalecuties.com

Tip: I’m not usually a big appetizer person myself but on Thanksgiving Day it’s a must. Appetizers serve as a great bridge between people arriving and starting Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you under estimate dinner being ready or you are waiting on late guests, an appetizer can be a great meal to tide over anxious tummies.

Appetizer Recipes

Goat Cheese Artichoke Dip by Kalecuties.com

Warm garlicky gooey goat cheese artichoke dip is a perfect alternative to those who are sensitive to dairy.

Goat Cheese Artichoke Dip by kalecuties.com

Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Brussel Sprouts by Proverbial Homemaker

These Brussels sprouts are filled with a cranberry and pecan spread, and then roasted to a crisp coating. Perfect for a tasty and festive appetizer!

Cranberry and Pecan Stuffed Brussels Sprouts by Proverbial Homemaker

Pumpkin Spice Fruit Dip by Raia’s Recipes

Sweetened with honey and lightly spiced, there’s no need to feel guilty digging into this sweet, dairy-free dip with your favorite apples, grapes, or crackers!

Pumpkin Spice Fruit Dip by Raia's Recipes

Tip: Timing food just right can be stressful even for the most experienced cook. Save yourself some stress and keep food that is done early in crockpots. There’s nothin worse than eating cold food. Keep the crockpots on low stirring every 40 – 60 minutes to prevent sticking. For dishes that do not have liquids like mashed potatoes or green beans etc. you will want to add a little bit of non-dairy milk or broth to prevent the food from burning or sticking. This will also help it from drying out.

Main Dishes

Perfect Roast Turkey Breast by Gwen’s Nest

The perfect roast turkey breast recipe is so simple and makes delectably moist white meat.

Perfect Roast Turkey by Gwen's Nest

Homemade Stuffing by Raising Generation Nourished

All the sage herbed flavors of Thanksgiving in a real food stuffing for your big meal!

Homemade Stuffing by Raising Generation Nourished

Roasted Garlic Green Beans by Simply Healthy Home

A gluten and dairy free side dish that is simple and quick for Thanksgiving.

Roasted Garlic Green Beans by Simply Healthy Home

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce by New Leaf Wellness 

Ditch the canned stuff for this homemade cranberry sauce made in the slow cooker. With only three ingredients, it couldn’t be more delicious or easy to make.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce in the Slow Cooker by Newleaf Wellness

Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts by Apothecary Kids

A great additional to any holiday meal, these brussels sprouts have a fantastic flavor to help round out your dinner.

Pumpkin Soup by Kalecuties.com

This pumpkin soup is creamy in texture and rich in flavor. Easy to make but sophisticated in taste.

Pumpkin Soup by Kalecuties.com

Tip: Try to do as much cooking as you can ahead of time. For many of us, Thanksgiving can be one of the few times we see family during the year. If you keep your food prep minimal on the big feast day than you are less likely to stress and more likely to engage with family. Desserts is one of the best ways to save on time and stress by preparing them ahead. For example, I know how to make a tasty gluten-free crust, I buy mine pre-made. I don’t want the added stress of having to make one more recipe on my list.


Cranberry Orange Bars by Recipes to Nourish

Sweet + tart with a buttery + flaky crust, these bars are a lovely addition to any holiday dessert table.

Cranberry Orange Bars by Recipes to Nourish

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies by Purely Twins

7 ingredient chocolate peppermint cookies. A healthy holiday cookie recipe. Low in sugar and gluten, grain, dairy and egg free!

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies by Purely Twins

Easy Pecan Pie Bites by Heavenly Homemaker

Make these delicious treats with just five simple, real food ingredients!

Easy Pecan Pie Bites (GF & DF) by Heavenly Homemaker

Protein-packed Pumpkin Roll by Intoxicated Life

A decadent grain-free pumpkin roll amped up with extra protein. It will leave you feeling full without the blood-sugar spike and drop you’d get from the traditional pumpkin roll.

Protein-packed Pumpkin Roll by Intoxicated Life

I hope that this incredible list of dairy-free & gluten-free recipes helped you flush out your Thanksgiving dinner. I would love to hear from you. Please share your comments and thoughts in the section below.


Enjoy dairy-free & gluten-free Appetizers to the big turkey itself.

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