Which Thanksgiving foods are naturally gluten free?
The good news is that plenty of Thanksgiving dishes are gluten-free to begin with, no adjustment needed! Even if you're not making anything for Thanksgiving, there's a good chance you'll be able to find plenty to eat at Thanksgiving.
Is turkey gluten free?
Turkey is typically gluten free, but you want to make sure it isn't filled with stuffing if you have Celiac disease or are super-sensitive. Luckily, most people make their turkeys unstuffed these days! Also know that gravy is typically thickened with flour, so steer clear of it or make your own by swapping a 1:1 gluten free flour like this one.
Where can I find a free-range all-natural turkey?
- ButcherBox: If you're looking for an all-natural, free-range turkey, you can currently get one shipped to you for free when you sign up with ButcherBox. ButcherBox is a monthly service that delivers high-quality, grass-fed and pasture-raised proteins to do your door. Order by 11/17 to get your turkey!
- US Wellness Meats: US Wellness Meats is another great source for a free-range Thanksgiving turkey! Order by 11/15 to ensure you have enough time for shipping.
Is ham gluten free?
If your family has ham at Thanksgiving, know that it is usually gluten free as well! Be sure to double-check the ingredients on the glaze packet before making it, or make your own glaze.
Is cranberry sauce gluten free?
Yes! Both homemade and canned cranberry sauce is totally gluten free, though we are definitely partial to the homemade stuff!
Are there other naturally gluten free Thanksgiving side dishes?
In addition to cranberry sauce, a few naturally gluten free Thanksgiving sides are mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top (skip the ones with the pecan topping – it contains flour!), salads, fresh sauteed green beans, and roasted brussels sprouts.
Now that you know which Thanksgiving foods you don't need to adjust, let's dive in to our favorite gluten free Thanksgiving recipes!